Industry Partners Associations
Paul Skeels, owner of Lakeshore Cleaning & Restoration, has made an ongoing commitment to provide Lakeshore’s customers with state-of-the-art cleaning methods and technology. This is achieved by being a long-time member of three key industry trade associations that offer ongoing training and certification programs. Lakeshore does not use subcontractors, and all staff members are experienced and trained beyond IICRC standards.
The Canadian Flooring Cleaning & Restoration Association
The Canadian Flooring Cleaning & Restoration Association (CFCRA) was preceded by the Flooring Institute of Ontario (FIO), a not-for-profit organization which proudly served the needs of flooring industry professionals in Ontario since 1962. The FIO’s charter listed only two prime objectives for the group.
- Create, promote, foster, and encourage interest and consumer confidence in floor covering and the floor covering industry and to promote awareness to the aesthetic and functional values of floor coverings.
- Promote publicity for the floor covering industry; and to promote, establish and maintain standards for the floor covering industry, including knowledge and advertising standards.
IICRC Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Companies
The IICRC is the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, a non-profit organization for the Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Industries. The IICRC, originally named the International Institute of Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Inc. (IICUC), was founded in 1972 by Ed York. Since starting in 1972, the IICRC has evolved into a global organization with more than 60,000 active Certified Technicians and more than 6,000 Certified Firms around the world.
Master Rug Cleaners – The Gold Standard for Training & Certification for Rug Cleaners
A Certified Master Rug Cleaner® is a professional who is trained in the care of fine oriental and specialty rugs. Individuals who attain this designation have passed rigorous training including hands-on cleaning, rug repair and have successfully completed the written and rug identification exam.