Prestige Fabric Care LLC is in the business of “Preserving the value of our clients fine home furnishings.” We clean natural (cotton, silk, wool) and synthetic (nylon, olefin, polyester, rayon) fibers. Our services extend to wall hangings, antiques (quilts and furniture), stuffed toys and many other decorator items too numerous to mention. With both portable and in plant equipment, for dry, wet, shampoo and rug washing, we are capable of handling the most delicate of fabrics. We have been recommended by interior designers nationwide and are on several nationwide referral networks.
Clifford Tubbs, President, is a Cornell University graduate with a BS in Business Management. Having successfully managed both sales and service businesses for national and Fortune 500 companies, he decided it was time to leave the corporate life, and strike out on his own. Owning your own business is very demanding, but also is very rewarding, especially with the many friends one makes along the way.
Martha P. Tubbs, CEO, is a Syracuse University graduate with degrees in Fashion Design (BS) and Art Education (BFA). She has worked in retail, taught junior high school art and high school mechanical drawing before spending time as a household engineer while raising our two sons. Since October 1991, she has been scheduling, confirming, working with and following up on Cliff and the rest of the crew. She also writes and edits our newsletters.
We moved to Fresno in 1985 from Wilkes Barre, PA for a position with a local company that fell through after we arrived. Soon, thereafter, we purchased a janitorial business, which eventually lead us to a local mentor, who pointed us in the direction of carpet and upholstery cleaning. We are an IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified firm with only IICRC certified cleaning technicians. Cliff Tubbs is an IICRC certified Master Cleaner/Restorer and a Master Rug Cleaner. Martha Tubbs has taken several of the IICRC classes (so she knows if Cliff and the others are doing it right!).
Cliff Tubbs was elected to the board of directors of the Carpet and FabriCare Institute in 1992 and Secretary/Treasure for 1993-94. CFI is a professional association for cleaners in California, Arizona and Nevada.
Our original business plan called for Marty and Cliff to do it all. We soon discovered this was a very tall order, especially as we continued to grow, thanks to the many “Cheerleaders” who told their friends and neighbors about us. A noted industry consultant was retained in1998 to assist us in organizing our growth plans and setting new business goals. 2012 marks our 23rd year in business. In 1999 we moved to our current location, where we installed a rug cleaning plant for hand made rugs. We also do many repairs and sell rug pad and supplies.