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Networking: For 18 years our professional network has  been supporting the goals of independent professionally minded cleaners in this industry. Our Newsletter has gone out to hundreds (currently over 550) of readers who are a blend of blind cleaners, prospective blind cleaners or someone with an interest in this specialty niche of the cleaning realm. Articles and content are targetted to the interests of this audience. Our Newsletter is the broadest regular publication of it's kind in our industry.

We maintain an ever changing database of blind cleaners primarily from the United States and Canada (with representation in other countries such as Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Ireland). The database allows us to connect blind cleaners with mutual interests and serves as a reference point for consumers looking for a local blind cleaner. Network participants have opportunitiies to connect and grow professionally through training classes, webinars and other events we host at our facility or virtually.

Training: Our training philosophy and practices differ from the typical "training" given to the purchaser of a blind cleaning machine or a "business opportunity" in our industry. You won't see slick websites, marketing programs or be pressured to purchase anything as selling prospective owners overpriced equipment or packages is not how we operate. Our mission is through providing informative resources, training and advice individuals will be better equipped to make the best decisions for the business they envision. Join us to learn from men and women who actually make their living from cleaning custom window treatments (not selling equipment or business packages/franchises to make our money etc.). You'll learn about the window treatments, their care and cleaning in an blend of both classroom and hands on sessions. Take advantage of the opportunity to gain personal hands on  experience with various window treatments using all the common types of blind cleaning equipment (not just one brand or type) in a real shop setting. Your questions will be answered by people who actually work in the field and who aren't pitching "their brand" as what is right for your set up may not be practical for another operation.

We have been teaching classes for those interested in learning ultrasonic blind cleaning for many years. In December 2021 we added the support and training for the existing network of Certified On-Site Fabricare Specialists. Those interested in learning how to clean fabric window treatments using injection-extraction cleaning methods are now able to earn or maintain their OnSite Fabricare Specialist Certification at our facilities (Training originated by Jeff Berkowitz back in the 1990's with OnSite). (We anticipate our classes and events will once again qualify for IICRC Continuing Education Units for those who are IICRC Certified in other cleaning specialties once the updated forms for the new IICRC course approvals are run through their new process - Oct 2022 Note).

Bert teaching_Silhouette_Cleaning_Training_Class_Blindcleaners.biz_PictureAdministration: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. blends experience from years in the field of education and now in operating a blind and drapery cleaning company in the Chicago region to direct network activities, develop educational and technical content and work with fabricators. He is the one to contact for technical support related to a blind or drapery cleaning business or cleaning practices or equipment. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is the administrative assistant dedicated to all the details of Membership support, Newsletter distribution, website listings and editing, customer referrals and keeping everything working smoothly. Please call our office at 815-577-2221 if you have any questions or want to make  sure we have your company in our database. E-mail either of us to ask questions, update company information or make suggestions. Professional blind cleaners also contribute their expertise to the Newsletters and online content in places like our private Facebook Group.

Who? Professionally minded blind and drapery cleaners are encouraged to join us. The support of our Members fund websites, other resources and network activities as we represent blind cleaner's interests to consumers and to blind fabricators. We work to advance the public's understanding of our industry and to raise the level professionalism within our industry. Our network tends to attact like minded blind cleaners who see the benefit of working together and actively sharpenning their professional skills. Collectively we can do things (as a network) that are impractical (or impossible) to accomplish individually (Synergy). Our mission is to provide information and support to strengthen independent local blind cleaners through the resources we provide. Network participants range from prospective entrepreneurs to seasoned professionals who have literally been cleaning blinds for several generations. Fabricators, companies and individuals that offer goods or services of potential interest or benefit to our Members are also welcome to join us, as we encourage win/win business relationships. 

Contact Information: Network

1950 Leness Lane   Suite B

Crest Hill, IL.  60403


Bert Bolton - Administrator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (Technical and industry information and questions)

Vicky Karpiesz  Administrative Assistant  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (ALL the details of Membership, Event registrations, sales, etc. and keeping your questions answered.)

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