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History

History of ARCSI

2003

Entrepreneur and cleaning company owner Perry Phillips starts ARCP, The Association of Residential Cleaning Professionals. First ARCP Magazine published.  ARCP forms alliance with ISSA.

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2004

David Kiser, Champagne Services, Sterling VA, elected first association President. First ARCP National Convention is held in New Orleans.

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2005

Board of Directors holds first Strategic Planning meeting to discuss the future of the residential cleaning industry and the association.

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2006

Kenya Montalvan, Maid to Clean, Alexandria, VA, named the first “Professional Cleaner of the Year” Association changes name to ARCSI, Association of Residential Cleaning Services International. Tom Stewart, Castle Keepers, Charleston, SC elected first ARCSI President. Sister non-profit Cleaning for a Reason is founded by Debbie Sardone and ARCSI members begin providing free house cleaning for women undergoing cancer treatments.

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2007

ARCSI Membership tops 300. Debbie Sardone, Buckets & Bows, Lewisville, TX elected first ARCSI female President. Regina Johnson, Brittany Maids, Atlanta, GA, named “Professional Cleaner of the Year”

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2008

ARCSI Annual Convention in Las Vegas sets attendance record. Alison Palmer, Custom Maid, Virginia Beach, VA elected President. Mindy Stewart, American Maid, Olympia, WA. Named “Professional Cleaner of the Year”

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2009

ARCSI hires first professional association executive, Ernie Hartong and moves world headquarters to Columbus, OH. Susan Morales, Custom Maid, Virginia Beach, VA, named “Professional Cleaner of the Year”.

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2010

ARCSI establishes the Residential Cleaning Seal of Excellence, holding members to a higher standard of expertise and criteria

Alonzo Adams, Busy Bee Cleaning, West Chester, PA elected President. Belinda Archer, Classic Touch Cleaning named “Professional Cleaner of the Year”

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2011

IICRC approves House Cleaning Technician certification and first class is held in Dallas TX. Daron Tandberg, White Glove Cleaning Services, Yakima, WA elected President. Amanda Walker, My Maid Service, Lebanon, OH named “Professional Cleaner of the Year.” Membership tops 500

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2012

IICRC approves House Cleaning Technician certification and first class is held in Dallas TX. Daron Tandberg, White Glove Cleaning Services, Yakima, WA elected President. Amanda Walker, My Maid Service, Lebanon, OH named “Professional Cleaner of the Year.” Membership tops 500

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2013

Chicago convention sets new attendance record. Brenda Watkins, Best Maids, Fredrick, MD named “Professional Cleaner of the Year.”

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2014

Certified House Cleaning Technicians top 300. ARCSI launches 2nd Decade Consumer Awareness campaign. ARCSI “Summer Success Tour” regional meetings brings educational programs to six cities. Alison Palmer, Custom Maid, Virginia Beach, VA elected President. Beatriz Flores, S&G Cleaning Service, Manville, NJ named “Professional Cleaner of the Year” ARCSI and Cleaning Business Today hold first “Disruptive Innovation Summit.

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2015

ARCSI launches new consumer oriented website. Association membership tops 600. Jeff Lange, McMaid Home Services, Rolling Meadows, IL elected President.

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