Thank You, RJ Patel!

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By Erin L. Lasch, CAE | April 19, 2021 << Back to Articles Thank You, RJ Patel!

After many years and countless hours of service, RJ Patel has resigned from the Association of Residential Cleaning Services International (ARCSI)—the residential arm of ISSA.

“RJ has been instrumental in the success of ARCSI over the years and was a driving force as we merged ARCSI with ISSA,” Erin Lasch, ARCSI’s program manager, shared. “RJ has a true passion for the residential cleaning industry and for his peers, and he brought that passion to the council, to meetings, to events, and to everything he did.”

Since joining ARCSI in 2006, RJ has been at the forefront of operations, serving as a member of the ARCSI board of directors, as president of ARCSI, and as the first chair of the ISSA Residential Cleaning Council.

During our first-time attendee orientations at the ISSA Show North America, RJ always told attendees that “We are a family,” explaining that he always felt that his ARCSI community was like an extended family. And that is definitely how RJ made his fellow members feel.

“I want to thank you for your time and many contributions to the council and ARCSI,” Alonzo Adams, chair of the ISSA Residential Cleaning Council said. “It has been a pleasure to work closely with you throughout the years. You will be missed on the council but never forgotten.”

RJ has worked tirelessly for the residential cleaning industry, so please join us and share your thanks to RJ in ARCSI’s Facebook Group at Here are a few thoughts that members have shared in the group:

You are an awesome friend, leader, and person. You have set the example of servant leadership that has benefitted all of us. Blessings on you and Asha. Thank you both for your many contributions!
—Bruce and Sarah Vance, Town and Country Cleaning Services

Thank you, RJ, for being a great leader and role model. The world needs more RJ’s!
—Carrie Knight, Maid Brigade

Thanks for all you’ve done and will continue to do for all of us! Even if you’re no longer in an “official” position, I know you have a passion for helping those in the housecleaning industry. Thanks for all your hard work over the years.
—TJ Fruichantie, Meticulous Man Services LLC

You are a leader, RJ! You have given so much to ensure others benefit. It is an honor to know you and Asha. Thank you for making our industry better for everyone!
—David Kiser, past president of ARCSI

Thank you, RJ. All of us who have a stake in the housecleaning industry are better off because of your contributions.
—Tom Stewart, Castle Keepers House Cleaning

As RJ moves on to new endeavors, ARCSI is looking for new volunteers for committee and council opportunities. Visit and take a more active role in the ARCSI community.

About the Author.

Erin Lasch is the ARSCI program manager for ISSA. She has worked with ARCSI since 2014 and oversees the residential cleaning programs, services, and events at ISSA. She can be reached at 224-534-5061 or [email protected].