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About Us

Our History

ABC Services of Ithaca, Inc., now known as ABC Oriental Rug & Carpet Cleaning Co., has been family-owned and operated in Ithaca and the Finger Lakes region for almost 50 years. Our company is a reflection of our family name and pride.

Please read here for a complete history to date.


APPLY IN PERSON ONLY - 9am to 11am Monday through Friday

Please bring a resume if possible and be prepare to fill out an application.



Were you laid off during the pandemic or are you ready for a new career        opportunity?

We have a fast-paced position open immediately with independent work (after thorough training) expected in several areas of the pre and post cleaning of area rugs and furniture at our facility and assisting with Pick-Ups & Deliveries from start to completion.

All training and equipment provided. Opportunities for advancement and industry certifications available. Come join our team and get rewarded for your efforts and appreciated for your performance!

Job is available immediately.
Starting Pay - $15.00/hr.
Full-time - Monday - Friday: 8am - 5 pm
Every other Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm or as needed.


  • Reliability
  • Honesty
  • Positive Attitude
  • Attention to Detail
  • Team Player
  • Enjoy Cleaning
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License
  • Recent Work and Personal References
  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs.


  • Customer service and minor interactions while loading and unloading rugs and/or furniture from clients' vehicles or the Pick-Up and Delivery truck.
  • Loading and unloading of Tumbler to remove dust from area rugs.
  • Washing of area rugs and cleaning of furniture at our facility.
  • Hanging area rugs in our automated Dry room at our facility.
  • Post cleaning specialty treatments of fringes, area rugs, and furniture at our facility.
  • Custom cutting of pads for client orders.
  • Assisting in furniture moving on job sites with Carpet Cleaning Technician.
  • Cleaning work areas and disinfecting equipment daily.


  • Paid Industry Training Opportunities/Certifications
  • Vacation and Holiday Pay
  • Great Health Insurance Benefits
  • Attendance Bonuses
  • Performance Bonuses
  • Weekly Team Member Lunches
  • Employee Discounts



If you enjoy hand sewing, this is the job for you! Learn the fascinating art of repairing and restoring oriental and area rugs in our rug plant and help with various office tasks such as filing when needed.

All training and tools provided. Always interesting work. Relaxing and pleasant work atmosphere.

Starting pay is $15/hour.  Apply in person ONLY at 130 Cecil Malone Drive, Ithaca between the hours of 9am and 11Am Monday through Friday ONLY. Please bring a resume if possible and be prepared to fill out an application.

We look forward to meeting you!

Our Mission

Our core competency is the ability to translate knowledge into results that exceed industry standards. We continuously strive to improve all aspects of our operation.

We are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality rug and carpet and tile care. Our services deliver an unrivaled level of professionalism with the ultimate goal of establishing lasting relationships with every customer.

Our Staff

Extensive training and certification, combined with over 90 years of collective experience, ensures our staff is highly proficient in area, oriental, and specialty rug cleaning and repair, as well as wall-to-wall carpet, tile and grout, and upholstery cleaning.

Our technicians and staff receive continuous training, both in-house and through our participation in a large network of professional cleaning organizations. This enables us to stay abreast of the latest technological advances in our industry.

Our Guarantee

ABC Oriental Rug & Carpet Cleaning Co. guarantees all work done, whether the services are provided at our plant or at the customer's home or business.

We will, at all times, exercise the utmost care in the handling and cleaning of rugs, carpet, tile and grout, and upholstered furniture. Customers are encouraged to report to our office any dissatisfaction or problem concerning their cleaning as soon as possible after the cleaning is completed.

Please note we cannot anticipate unforeseen problems that may result from soil resistant treatments and conditions applied by the manufacturer and/or by the customer. The same applies to reactions from chemicals applied by other cleaning companies and/or householders from previous cleanings.

Urine stains are typically permanent on most natural and synthetic fibers. Any standard cleaning process will not remove urine odor. Please click here to learn more about urine removal and our urine decontamination process for oriental and specialty rugs.

Our Code of Ethics

The owners, managers, and employees of ABC Oriental Rug & Carpet Cleaning Co. are proud members of the rug, carpet, and floor care profession.

Our professionalism is displayed in the cleaning and repair work we perform.

We are committed to providing the best possible service to all our customers.

We believe that all our transactions should be fair and honest.

We pledge steadfastly to avoid any false or misleading representation of our products or services.

We value our place in the community and recognize our responsibilities as local business people.

We support the aims and objectives of those organizations which advance our industry through their programs and services.

Our Professional Affiliations

We are actively involved with industry and professional organizations for two primary reasons:

First, to keep our management and staff informed about the latest technology procedures and knowledge that is a part of our ever-changing advances in our industry.

Second, to give back to the rug, carpet, and floor care industry.

Some of our Professional Affiliations are listed below:


Ken Adams, owner of ABC, was elected and served as President and Chairman of the Board of ASCR, the International Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration, in 2004 and 2005 and continued in his role as Past president to promote the high standards of this organization. This organization is now known as RIA (Restoration Industry Association).


In 2010, Ken Adams was a founding member of ARCS, the Association of Rug Care Specialists, a new professional organization intended to serve the specific needs of area and oriental rug cleaners and repair specialists. In addition to Ken, founding members include owners and managers of some of the oldest and most prestigious rug cleaning companies in the world.


This enterprise is an international company that provides a commercial range of branding, technology, and design services to the carpet and rug industry for both producers and users of New Zealand wool.

ABC Oriental Rug & Carpet Cleaning Co. is listed as a Certified Wool Care Specialist by The Wools of New Zealand.

Our Community Participation

At ABC, we believe strongly in giving back to the communities in which we operate. We support many different organizations, some of which are listed below:

The Salvation Army

Ithaca Sunshine Rotary Club

Ithaca High School Soccer Club

Ithaca Youth Bureau

SPCA of Tompkins County


American Cancer Society

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Disabled American Veterans,

Drop-In Childrens' Center,


St Jude Childrens' Hospital


Educate the Children, International


Thank you for visiting our About Us page. We look forward to meeting you in person.

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ABC Oriental Rug & Carpet Cleaning Co.
130 Cecil Malone Drive Ithaca, NY 14850


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