Attendees of Barry O’Connell’s Previous Pittsburgh RugLovers Tour!

The 2015 Pittsburgh RugLovers Tour

One Of The MOST important events of the year
that guarantees YOU 
will learn how to make your
area rug cleaning business even more PROFITABLE!


Shehady’s Oriental Rugs
135 Freeport Road, Aspinwall,
PA 15215
(412) 782-2020


Marketing and Rug Repair Workshop at Shehady’s Oriental Rugs

  • Friday April 17 to Sunday April 19th
  • Friday & Saturday 10 am to Noon & 1pm to 5pm
  • Sunday 10 am to 2pm Brunch provided


The group will split into smaller groups and break out for focused workshops.

Sessions include:

  • Finding and Selling Repairs – Wade and Barry
  • Selling the Super Wash $10 – $20 per square foot Barry & Wade
    Learn the Secret of the Super Wash. You are going to discover how and why a good percentage of your clientele WILL want pay to pay you for a higher level of service.
  • Repair Seminars: Wade’s Entire Repair Staff
    If you are not selling repairs on 7 out of 10 rugs that you wash you’re losing out on making a lot of money. A LOT of money.
    Here are a few of the simple repairs your going to learn to identify, sell, price and even know how to do yourself.

* Sides & Ends
* Splits
* Color Repair
* Patching and Cut & Shut
* Reweaving

And of course if you are not set up to do in-house repairs we’ll show you how you can outsource it, make it look like you do it in-house, and still make a LARGE profit.

A repair center is one of the best “Profit Centers” you can have in your company and one most of your competitors shy away from.


  • Learn the difference between Bundling and an Up-Sell.
    There’s a big difference between bundling and up-selling. Both are good but bundling has been shown to consistently create bigger profits. Discover the secrets of bundling services in your area rug business and…

* how bundling makes it easier for your clients to decide what to get done

* how bundles will sell more of your services

* what the most profitable bundles you can offer

* how to offer the bundles so the client will nearly always say yes


  • Learn the Power Words that open doors and excite customers.
    In any business the more a client trusts you, the more loyal they become. The words you use to communicate with your clients have a powerful effect on building trust.

In this section of the RugLovers Tour you’re going to learn the power words that instantly differentiate you from your competitors.

Words that bypass the logical part of the brain and zero in on the emotions that subconsciously compel your clients to want to deal with you and not your competitors.


Barry O’Connell

Barry O’Connell is the world’s most popular rug authority. He combines his writing with lecturing, consulting and the appraisals of rugs. This Senior Fellow of the Academy of Oriental Rugs has a remarkable and rich history in the rug industry which includes being an editor of two major rug publications.

As well as being a contributing writer to the Encyclopedia of Modern Asia and lecturing on textiles since 2005, Barry also publishes two influential websites ( & and hosts the RugLover coaching program with Stephen “Dusty” Roberts.


 Wade-ShehadyWade Shehady

Wade Shehady is the owner of Shehady’s Oriental Rugs now in its third generation of family ownership. His roots are Lebanese and Syrian and he works alongside his sisters all of whom have mastered the art of reweaving and restoring rugs, hand-tying knots and matching yarns as the original weavers did.

Mr. Shehady took over the family business in 1998. The bulk of his work is cleaning and restoring Oriental rugs, whose name refers to their hand-woven construction, not origination. Any sales involve longtime customers and collectors looking to find a new home for a treasured piece.

Comfort Inn & Suites‎
180 Gamma Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
(412) 963-0600

We have reserved a small block of rooms for this seminar

GROUP NAME: Oriental Rug

  • Free deluxe hot breakfast buffet
  • Free high-speed Internet
  • Exercise room
  • Heated indoor pool and sundry shop
  • Sun Deck


We know how expensive it is to attend events like ours and that why we want to give you a huge break.

Bring your key team members to make sure that you are all on the same page to build your rug care profit center.

 The more of your team you bring the bigger the discount!

  • 1st attendee $1200.00
  • 2nd attendee  $600.00
  • 3rd or more attendees $300.00



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NOTICE:  The RugLovers Tour operators reserve the right to refuse anyone attendance to this event for any reason.



We make absolutely no guarantee, expressed or implied, that by following the advice or content available in the RugLovers Tour you will make any money or improve current profits, as there are several factors and variables that come into play regarding any given business.

Your success in using the information or strategies provided in the RugLovers Tour depends on a variety of factors. We have no way of knowing how well you will do, since we do not know you, your background, your work ethic, your dedication, your motivation, your desire, or your business skills or practices.

Therefore, we do not guarantee or imply that you will get rich, that you will do as well, or that you will have any earnings of any type (monetarily or otherwise) at all. As with any business endeavors, you assume all risk related to investment and money based on your own discretion and at your own potential expense.