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to the Best Oriental Rug and Carpet Cleaners and Restorers
Thea M. Sand
JBOC: One of the best in the business
Grand Rapids, MI
Tel: (616)454-2222 Fax (616)454-2249.
Ken Koets is an IICRC Master Cleaner/Master Restorer
Nathan Koets is a graduate of the Auserehlian Rug School in Berthoud, CO.
The company also specializes in H2O/fire damage.
JBOC: Nathan has earned the Master Oriental Rug Cleaner designation from the Auserehlian Guild. Nathan is widely accepted in the industry as one of the real experts.
PO Box 80095 Charleston, SC 29416
Apex Carpet Care has 3 of the 6 IICRC Certified Master Textiles in the area working for them. Operations Manager, Jonathan Spires, is an IICRC Certified Rug Cleaning Technician with over 15 years experience. Do to the amount of sand imbedded in rugs from local beaches, all rugs are “Rug Badgered” prior to cleaning.
Artisan Rug Care Studio
Artisan Fine Rug Care was created by Aaron Kinda, who trained at Talisman Restoration for over 6 years. Artisan' s specialty is antique, silk, and other challenging carpets. Artisan provides complete rug care, including concierge service, hand cleaning, full immersion wash, expert repairs, and storage support for collectors. Serving the San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Cruz and Monterey.
Certified Oriental Rug Specialist (CRS), Certified Fabric Specialist (CFS), Certified Leather Specialist, Master Textile Cleaner and Certified Firm. Certified through the Association of Specialists in Cleaning And Restoration [ASCR] and the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification [IICRC].
Armen C Babaian C.R.A.
15468 Strollways Drive, Chesterfield,Mo.63017
In operation since 1910, Babaian Rug Co is a 3rd generation family business. Armen has over 30 years of experience Cleaning, Appraising, Repairing & Restoring handmade rugs and textiles. Please visit our web site for a complete list of services & credentials.
102 Madison Ave. New York, N.Y.
5670 Dempset Place , Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Tele: 707 322-7208
2065 S Hudson Street Denver CO 80222
32 years IICRC Certified Master Cleaner IICRC Certified Rug Cleaning Tech
Years in wool/natural fiber rug care__30 years
IICUC certified in June 1975, one of the founders of PCUCA in 1976, was the IICUC Administrator from 1979 - 1982, PCUCA representative to the IICRC Board 1990 - 1995, IICRC corporate secretary 1996 - 1999, and current PCUCA representative to the IICRC Board of Directors.
Thea M. Sand
1105 Rainier Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98144
JBOC: Thea Sand is a Restoration Industry Association Certified Rug Specialist, is President of Emmanuel’s Rug and Upholstery Cleaners, and a fourth-generation expert in cleaning, repair, and restoration. Emmanuel’s, which was founded by Thea’s great-grandfather in 1907, has been continuously family-owned and operated in Seattle, WA for over 100 years. An IICRC Senior Floor Covering Inspector, expert witness, appraiser and floor covering consultant since 1995, Thea is currently President of the Carpet Cleaners Institute of the Northwest and a board member of the National Institute of Rug Cleaners (NIRC). She is membership secretary for the Armenian Rug Society, a member of the San Francisco Bay Area Oriental Rug Society and the Seattle Textile and Rug Society. She has facilitated technical writing in inspector certification classes at the Academy of Textiles and Flooring in Whittier CA and teaches Oriental Rug repair.
Thea Sand is a long time supporter of this site. She is a genuinely nice person and someone who I can strongly recommend.
IICRC Classes but never took the test. Have taken some other classes at local suppliers and watched a few video's over the years. Years in wool/natural fiber rug care: 20. Started in 1987 working for a company as assistant manager and did most of the inplant rug cleaning. Started Extractions 3 years later.
Altan Ismerkezi Kat:3/56 Cemberlitas
Tele: 0090-5322947148 0090-2124584525
Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional cleaning & expert restoration for collectors & dealers.Offers invisible repair.
Shir Khosrow Paiwand
416-920-3680 Toronto Canada
I have been told that Anwar is the best restorer in Toronto.
454 Whittier Highway
Moultonboro, NH 03254
HORR is a full-service oriental carpet dealer in Central New Hampshire offering also expert restoration weaving to the trade, specialist collectors and general consumers since 1994. HORR maintains its own workshop in central Turkey employing artisans from Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan and Afghanistan. Reconstructions range from basic constructive repairs to archival-quality restorations of knotted pile and woven textiles utilizing the best quality commercial and handspun carpet yarns together with authentic vegetal and premium Suisse dyes. HORR is a qualified cleaner, appraiser, and seller of handmade carpets, kilims and ethnographic textiles, antique and contemporary.
gaisbergster, 56 D-69115,Heidleberg,Germany RUF 06221/163217
Mr. Orner Tosun
Turkey Address: Orta Mahalle No. 1, 50180
Telefax : (90 384) 271 2351
Jahnava Jenkins is now at Randy Hyde's www.renaissancerugs.com in Portland Oregon.
phone & fax: (914) 986-8522
Mark Keshishian & Sons Oriental Carpets
Harold and Melissa Keshishian
13552 Deerwater Dr,
Germantown MD 20874-2844
When you call ask for Sabrina
Stephen "Dusty" Roberts
Luv-a-Rug Services inc.
445 Beta Street
Victoria BC, Canada, V8Z-1A9
250 590 6210www.luvarug.com
Free pick-up and Delivery of large rug all over Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo, Courtenay, Campbel River, Port Albernie, the Gulf Islands and Vancouver island.
Dusty grew up in the "in-home" Carpet cleaning business and transitioned his family business to hand cleaning and 'in-studio" cleaning of wool and area rugs in the 90's. Dusty is one of the most qualified rug cleaners I know in the industry and is a graduate of the Master rug cleaning Program in Dallas TX, completed the rug program with the RIA and has attended the Rug Cleaning Technician program with the IICRC. He is also a frequent guest speaker at many rug related events around the world and loves to teach people in the industry how to build successful rug care business's
Dusty has all methods of rug cleaning at his finger tips from full immersion washing to complete dry cleaning with no chemicals. He custom match's rugs to the safest and most effective process for the individual rug and never cleans in a tub or machine with other rugs where cross contamination or colour bleeding can occur. All rugs are cleaned with fresh and clean water and cleaning solutions.
I highly recommend that you check out Dusty's office Manager, "RugLover Mary's" blog, she always has great advice for here readers and is a wonderful person that I have had the pleasure of meeting personally when I visited her hometown in Canada! http://ruglovermary.blogspot.com/2010/04/do-you-run-to-auction-online-or-run.html
'Here is a video of Dusty explaining his cleaning process! http://www.youtube.com/embed/SQMuOp0Z_o4
JBOC: I know Dusty but more importantly I trust Dusty . Each Oriental Rug is hand washed flat on the floor. No short-cuts or risky ime savers. I have been to his shop and I have seen how he takes care of rugs. That is why I trust him.
Rodolfo Kashanian, Davide Halevim
and Marianna Prevarin
via Capelli 6 - Milano
tel 02 2708 0854 fax 02 2578 5245
3907 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
8 - 5 CST Monday - Friday
Appraisal, Cleaning and Restoration Since 1911
Ellen Amirkhan, 3rd generation rug cleaning expert from one of the most successful 100 year old companies in the industry, Certified Rug Specialist, Appraiser, and Past President of the National Institute of Rug Cleaning. Ellen co-authored "A Comprehensive Guide to Oriental and Specialty Rug Cleaning" with Aaron Groseclose. It is the single best book for Oriental Rug Cleaning.
525 N. Houston Avenue, Humble, TX 77338,
Cleaning rugs for 15 years. IICRC Master Textile Cleaner. Certified in rug cleaning and has been to Aaron Groseclose and Ellen Amirkhan 's class twice. Also learned Phil Auserehl's system. We own a rug badger and we pit wash rugs. Serves on three committees with the IICRC and is on the board of Directors of the PCRA (Professional Cleaning and Restoration Association). More information on www.pearsoncarpetcare.com
Serving Humble, Kingwood, Spring, Huffman, Summerwood, Fall Creek, Porter, and New Caney areas.
158 West 23rd St.New York NY 10011
William Thornton, President
3027 N. E. 12 Terrace
Oakland Park, FL 33334
1926 SE 10th Portland Oregon 97214
Tel: (503) 963-8565
Specializing in hand washing and repair of rugs and textiles.
Randy Hyde worked for Atiyeh brothers in Portland for eight years and four years with James Opie Rugs. These jobs exposed him to cleaning a full range of new, antique and decorative rugs. Hyde interned with Talisman Cleaning in Santa Cruz and has been through the ASCR and CCINW training courses.Hyde is a founding member of the Portland Area Rug Society.
JBOC: Randy Hyde is also someone I recognize for his wise and generous help to others in answering questions and sharing information. Randy is one of the most knowledgeable people in the business.
Work Shop: Mevlana Cd. Nacifikret Sk. No:1 Konya/ Turkey. t: 00 90 332 353 20 24
Office: Höhen Strasse 18 60385 Frankfurt am Main Germany. t:00 49 69 405 97 21
473 NW Edvard Street, Poulsbo, Washington 98370
JBOC: I had a chance to visit with the Kollers and tey have a first class establishment. I was impressed with the careful analytic approach they take to rug cleaning.
532 North Grove Street, South
Orange, New Jersey 07017-4909
A good rug washer and cleaner.
Joe, Joyce, Jeff and Jere Jones
2226 West Britton Road Oklahoma City OK
JBOC: Jeff Jones is a CRS Certified Rug Specialist and a nice guy.
|Shehady's Oriental Rugs
Wade G. Shehady Jr.
135 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15215
Tel: (412) 782-2020 - Fax (412) 782-2038
Since 1947 Full Service Carpet Store.
A great shop for cleaning and restoration. One of the biggest repair shops in the country for 3 generations.
3415 East Kleindale Road Suite 131
Tucson AZ 85716
JBOC: Bill has a large modern cleaning plant. I had a chance to tour Bill's facility and he comes highly recommended.
39a Shelter Rock Road
Danbury, CT 06810
Founded in 1951by Gerald and Barbara Ziegler . G. Ziegler Custom Rug Cleaning, as it was called back then, was one of only three rug cleaning plants in Connecticut. Gerald was an active member of the National Institute of Rug Cleaning. Ziegler Preservation Cleaning Specialists specializes in the cleaning and repair of Orientals and area rugs and many of the textiles found in homes of today. Phillip Ziegler has worked in the cleaning industry for over 28 years, is a IICRC certified "Master Textile Cleaner" and is certified by the Restoration Industry Association as a "Certified Rug Specialist". Phillip is an active member of RIA and is a volunteer council member with the National Institute of Rug Cleaning.