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Our training teaches our Grads how to think like a Household Manager. How to quickly learn an Employer’s Service Standards and Household patterns. We provide the tools to be both hands-on and to manage staff.

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Enhance your home or career! Visit the Starkey Store for our full lineup of Mrs. Mary Starkey’s publications and our online courses.

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Starkey Placement Services

Over 43 years of Placement Expertise! Looking for the ideal candidate for your home? With Starkey’s experience, trust in us to find the perfect Graduate for you.

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household-managementAbout Starkey International Institute for Household Management

We are a highly sophisticated service Management education corporation teaching the art form of Private Service. We are also a seasoned placement corporation, placing our new and veteran service Graduates with a 95% success rate.

Our publishing company, Mansion Publishing, has penned 18 Service Management publications for our students and our clientele.

Whats New At The Starkey International Institute?

It’s been a busy 2022 so far! Starkey trained Household and Estate Managers. We have hosted students for our 4 week-long Advanced Household Management. And now we’re getting prepared for our new January class, set to go from January 16th to February 10th.  Spots are limited so get signed up today and join our Starkey family of graduates!

Starkey International Institute for Household Management

Starkey International Institute for Household Management is over 40 years strong. Having created service terminology for private homes, patented a service management system that’s unique to private homes, written nearly 20 textbooks to grow knowledge, and placing 95 percent of our Graduates, we invite all those in private service to receive an education through us. Employers prefer educated professionals in today’s market, so grow our profession by growing your knowledge.

Mrs. Mary Louise Starkey, the “First Lady of Service,” is the primary founder of the United States Household/Estate Management profession, and has been the torch bearer of Private Service for over 40 years. As Starkey was the first formal institution for Household Management, we have set the Standard for the industry. Our programs are now imitated, but never duplicated, by other schools in the U.S., 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 level of a master’s degree by our college administrative colleagues. We have focused on quality as opposed to quantity, and have continued to develop a progressive and inspirational curriculum serving a highly varied American marketplace. Our Placement strategies have also been proven to be genuine and highly successful. We look forward to being of service to you.

We’ve started a YouTube channel designed to showcase the many benefits of taking our advanced household management program. This overall program prepares the student to be able to fully manage a private home, both from a Household or Estate Management perspective. Each student will receive a Certification in Household Management.  The Advanced Household Management Program is offered to qualified candidates to be completed at The Starkey Institute. 160 hours over 4 weeks.  In those 4 weeks our program covers, service management systems, housekeeping for the private home, Entertainment for the Private Home, and the relationship of service: the personal statement.

keys-and-crownThe Key

The Starkey Institute provides the key that opens doors leading to the Private Service profession and a career in Household Management; it’s where you will experience “Service as an Expertise.” Whether you want to enter the profession as a Household Manager, Estate Manager, Private Chef or Butler, or are looking for professional Household Management staff, Starkey can make a difference in your life!

The Starkey Mission

To create a world-class Private Service industry in which Private Service Management is seen as an art form, continuing education and growth are valued, and standards of professionalism are recognized, honored and fortified.