October 2021 Southern California Chapter Meeting

CFI Members Received (4) IICRC CEH

We are please to welcome our newest Southern California member, Juan Lara with Royal Carpet & Floor Cleaning, out of Anaheim. This was Juan's first CFI event.

Terry Jones, Southern California director and Eloy Flores, Southern California Junior Director, had a well-attended Southern California Chapter Meeting, held at the Academy of Textiles and Flooring on October 16, 2021. Long time members, new members, guests of members, non-members and other Chapter members attended and share their experiences and knowledge.

Frank Troiano (The Spot Dye Wizard) presented a live demonstration on spot dying. Frank was able to break down the science of stains caused by urine and bleach, in simple terms, understandable for us cleaners in the field. Frank explained the different methods and tools available for our use. Attendees were able to get hands on instruction and use Franks airless sprayer. Feedback was positive by all who attended on how impressive Frank's demonstration was.

Terry Jones provided a live demonstration on carpet repair. Terry demonstrated how to do simple carpet inserts using a Cool Glide. Members were able to take turns using the Cool Glide on carpet samples. Discussion between attendees on out-in-field, real life experiences was very interesting and included solutions from the old timers.

Swap meet was small for the first time but went well. Edgar Alvarez has a truck with a truckmount unit for sale. Those interested in purchasing this unit should contact Edgar directly.

Southern California Chapter Meeting Notes

Good Evening:)

The Southern California CFI Chapter had a meeting on Saturday, December 10, 2018, at Mark Goodman's FibermarkMTC Facilities in Santa Monica, California. Probably 10 companies were represented, as well as Matt Cole from Cole's Carpet Cleaning in Hayward, California.

Our guests were STEVE JOHNSON, a dedicated and respected individual in our industry for over 30 years, and BEVERLY STONE of BJS Insurance Services.

Prior to working for Bridgewater, Steve Johnson ran his own high-end residential cleaning business in Salt Lake City, UT. Steve has been an IICRC instructor for Bridgewater Systems and has written, developed, and taught countless other classes, seminars, and workshops covering nearly every aspect of the industry from cleaning and restoration to marketing and management courses.

Currently, Steve manages all of Bridgewater Company's Wholesale Business and is the Director of Corporate Accounts for Aramsco / Interlink Supply. Every day he consults with new and existing businesses on setting up a system for success. Steve is heavily involved in Bridgewater's ongoing R&D efforts and developmental programs. His knowledge and enthusiasm in the industry are very evident in the classes he teaches.

Beverly Stone and her associate spoke about the $50,000 Disability Insurance policy soon to be offered by CFI to all of their members. Beverly explained how disability works, who is eligible if you can get more than the $50,000, and other topics on insurance. She is a seasoned agent who is my personal go-to for any insurance questions I have. Beverly can be reached at 800-999-4706.

Mark Goodman
SoCal CFI Chapter Director