Mrs. Mary Louise Starkey is the Founder of the U.S. household /estate management profession, and has been the torchbearer of Private Service for over thirty years. She is referred to as the “First Lady of Service”! As Starkey International was the first Institute for Household Management, we have Set the Standard for the industry! Our programs are now imitated, but never duplicated, by other schools in the USA, Canada, and Europe
Our educational courses and placement expertise have been fine tuned over many years, thereby proving our commitment to the Service Management Profession. We are considered a hybrid of sophisticated education in Household and Service Management. We have been positioned at the Master’s Degree level of education by our college administrative colleagues. We have focused on quality as opposed to quantity, and have continued to develop progressive and inspirational curriculum serving a highly varied American marketplace. Our Placement strategies have also been proven to be genuine and highly successful. We have published multiple text books, including our 704 page Original Guide to Private Service Management and others for both our Clientele and our Students, and patented our own “state of the art” Software, StarkeyHQ Service Management Software.
Starkey’s Household Management education provides leading edge “Real Service Management” as an expertise. That includes genuine leadership abilities with a practical understanding of how to customize and put together a Service Management Plan, not just count contents. Graduates will have enough technical, hands-on knowledge to train and support their domestic staff daily (you must know how to perform tasks to support others); be people centered; and possess an individual understanding of the Language of Service, Service Etiquette, and the unique Rules of Private Service including being on your employer’s agenda.