MCRA is where you:
MidSouth Cleaning and Restoration Association is a non-profit association of specialists dedicated to providing high quality services to their customers in the art of cleaning and restoration. We give every member support toward this goal.
With MCRA, you join an alliance where:
If you’re looking for partners in business who are committed to these same principles, we’re looking for you.
MSPCA was founded in 1974 by Dick Bernson, a hard-working pioneer in cleaning and a man known for his generosity and willingness to help others. Back then, Dick saw the need for a way to bring cleaners together, so they could help one another provide quality services with integrity and professionalism. So, he invited a few cleaners, along with some suppliers, to find out how to make his vision a reality. Bob Pakrul recalls Dick inviting him to an early meeting, eating bologna sandwiches with his wife, hoping to become as successful as Dick was. At that meeting Dick became a mentor and friend, always willing to help with any question he had or teach a new cleaning technique. Since then, MSPCA has expanded to include cleaners and restorers, but its mission and code of ethics remain the same.
In August 2023, MSPCA became MCRA, to better reflect our full membership. By changing our name, we fully embrace who we are: cleaners and restorers, colleagues and friends, willing to help each other learn and grow.
Our meetings are a time to share and learn from one another, to help local owners better manage their businesses and grow personally and professionally. MCRA is not backed by one supplier, so our support of any techniques or products comes from personal success only. We are cleaners helping cleaners.
Who better to go to for business advice than other successful business owners in the industry? Join other members who share their knowledge and expertise to help you grow your business. MCRA professionals have a wealth of information and resources to share. We are cleaners helping cleaners.
The best of the best in our industry are available for networking at our Regional Meetings, all willing to help you grow your business. MCRA hosts two meetings per year, in March and October. These are prime times to connect with other cleaners, restorers, and suppliers, ask questions, discuss relevant topics and share information.
Throughout the year, we keep you informed and knowledgeable through monthly communication, meetings/conferences, and training on a variety of business topics such as marketing, human resources, leadership, industry updates, best practices, and technical advancements. MCRA participation is also one of the most cost-efficient means to obtain your CE credits.
Our association is governed by our Board of Directors. Our committees allow you to participate in the decisions that impact our members and industry. Working committees include Education, Membership, Industry Awareness, Membership Directory, and Programs & Activities.
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Don’t go it alone. Our members stand shoulder-to-shoulder to help one another learn and grow. We are committed to education, IICRC certification, networking, and helping you improve the quality of your life and business. With a combined total of over 750 years in the industry, our members have the expertise to help one another succeed.