Events at the Starkey Mansion

strawberries, apricots, pearsThe Denver Professional Mens Club held their annual meeting at The Starkey Institute last Saturday, January 21, 2012.  Seven or eight of Denver’s great professional men enjoyed a convivial evening of business mixed with pleasure while enjoying Chef Althoff’s customized culinary creations and delectable buffet with a good stiff drink!  Mrs. Starkey welcomed the group, shared a little of the Mansion’s 110 year history.  She invited these special guests to join with their friends or charities and choose the perfect date to experience one of Starkey’s prestigious formal dinners.

The Denver Woman’s Press Club was invited to tour Starkey’s 1901 Historic Mansion last week, still decked in its Christmas apparel.  Starkey has been located across the street since the Press Club was built in 1916.  Mrs. Starkey was recently invited to join this most interesting group of women writers as she will have forthcoming new publications to share with the service industry and many other followers.

Speaking of writing and words; did you know that in 1981, Mrs. Starkey while sitting with her dictionary, found the phrase “household manager” in a definition and immediately knew it would replace the out- dated old guard title of Majordomo?  She began to use the phrase in her advertisements and history was made!  “Household Manager” is now an official Department of Labor employment title and Starkey is now celebrating their 125 class.  Starkey International has now educated over 1000 Certified Household Managers and placed them world-wide!

World-Class Private Service on the Caribbean Island of Anguilla

Mary Starkey and Bruce Hearn at the Starkey MansionStarkey International and Properties in Paradise announce world-class private service on the Caribbean island of Anguilla.

Anquilla, a tropical jewel in the Caribbean known for its pristine white sand beaches, is a favorite of celebrities and VIPs in search of perfect seclusion in an idyllic setting.  Beyond the stunning natural beauty, sophisticated guests can now experience the trademark Starkey International private service at Ani Villas — a luxurious 10 bedroom estate impeccably designed and outfitted for ultimate comfort and relaxation.

As a consultant to Ani Villas, Bruce Hearn, of Properties in Paradise and representative for Starkey Caribbean, has put together an exceptional private service team.  With Starkey graduate Felix M. Pina as property manager, a highly trained staff, and the implementation of the Starkey Management System, Mr. Hearn has established a new level of service to Ani Villas and the island. The guest experience will be the perfect combination of natural surroundings, outstanding private service and impressive amenities. (more…)

Greenalicious

Mary Starkey at GreenaliciousWe made an Aspen field trip last week to attend the Greenalicious fund raiser to help raise awareness of children’s obesity. It was a wonderful experience for me, our Chef Althoff, and our Director of Placement, Gary Smith. We donated one of our wonderful 9 course private formal dinners here at the mansion…I believe it sold for $4,500. The Children’s Health Foundation brought in notable Chef’s from all over the US, and as you might imagine, the food was sensational. As a side note, the auction was one of the best I have ever attended. My 2 entertainment centered sons and their wives will be receiving for Christmas a free trip to Nashville with center seats at a Grand Ole Opry concert and private sessions with song producers. I hope they think I am a great mom!

Class 120 Formal Dinner

Mary StarkeyHousehold Management Class 120 completed their entertaining curriculum of wine and formal entertaining last night.  We often donate our dinners to a non-profit and are purchased by a patron, and this was no exception.  The guests, a lovely group of 12, mostly Denver physicians were mesmerized by not only the finally choreographed ballet of service directed by Debra Bullock, but the culinary artistry created by Chef Althoff was absolutely over the top this time.  In my world travels, I have developed a pallet, and Chef’s creamy artichoke soup was indeed a masterpiece.  Thanks to all, students and staff both at the front of the house and the back. Dr. Lloyd Lewan and I agreed,  it was a first class experience!

Formal Dinner Menu for Class 120

Mary Starkey on Pro Sports Wives Radio Tonight!

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Finding quality childcare is challenging for parents, especially if you’re an active or alumni pro sports wife.

Meet Mary Starkey, President and Founder of Starkey International Institute for Household Management, as she shares tips in her new book, Mrs. Starkey’s Nanny Manager, and provides tips to hire and care for your Caregivers.

Join our discussion as nannies sound-off about how they ‘often are mis-treated and feel unappreciated’.

AM Properties of Shanghai, China

December 26, 2010
Versailles Residences Development
Beijing, China

Starkey International is honored to be chosen as part of AM Property of Shanghai, China’s Dream Team for their just-announced development Versailles Residences, located near the capital city of Beijing, China.  Versailles is being developed by the Yangang Group, highly recognized for new vision of luxury residences to China. 

AM Property Management, under the guidance of Manlo Cheng, chose Starkey International for Service Training of all private service staff, the Wiseman Group of San Francisco for Interior Design, BCAL of Melbourne, Australia for Architectural & Landscape Design, and Identica of Shanghai for Branding Consultants. Starkey will continue to bring a new level of service to China by positioning the Versailles Residences to experience the luxury and refinement until now only available to presidents and royals.

Not new to China, Starkey initially trained the Private Service personnel at the world famous Le Chateau, which has now become the primary residence for most of the official diplomats living in Shanghai, and also the well-respected Sandalwood Residences of Shanghai.  Starkey International is the world leader in its superior private service training and continues to position service as an expertise! Starkey International’s website can be found at www.starkeyintl.com.  For more information contact Mr. Manlo Cheng at manlocheng@amgrp.com.cn, www.hbygvt.com, http://www.amproperty.com.cn or Mobile 139-01757853

Great Summer – by Thomas Buder

Thomas Buder and Larry GatlinHello Mrs. Starkey,

We had a hot but productive summer here at the residence, many large projects and keeping up with 4 acres of lush property. A new fence and gate project of which I was asked to oversee from inception to finish is now almost complete.

My Principals and others who know the house and property say that it has never looked as good as it does now since they purchased it in 2005. So I would assume that this means the Starkey Graduate you placed here is doing you proud.

Just hosted a party here for the high net worth friends  my Principal who share their support for our local Children’s hospital foundation. There were many here whose name you would recognize.  Photo is of the evening’s entertainment Larry Gatlin (and Brothers) and myself.  It was so wonderful.  

Best to you.

Thomas Buder
Estate Manager

A Divine Dichotomy – By Lloyd Pate

I can consider myself a religious and a spiritual man. The religious aspect of me can be best compared to that of a religious extremist, because those within my network promoted nothing except our own beliefs, values, and ghetto moral fiber. We believed in our turf; we worshipped it. We cared nothing for society’s wants, hopes, needs and dreams simply because they never cared for any of our own.  Our distorted reality only aggravated these circumstances and we evolved to become volatile concoctions of mayhem and destruction- which ultimately insured that not only do we become a highly potential risk to the status quo and our own collective societies; we become victims to our own venomous, psychoactive selves.  This caste of young miscreants and hooligans that I describe has been classified as gang-members. They infect the population like the AIDS virus.

The inevitable outcome of this complex life-problem is simply death or prison. It has conditioned us to accept this grim truth. Death is the only collector that cannot be ducked and dodged. We recklessly have beckoned this entity that we have termed as Death. At one time or another, we’ve stared it in the eyes in heavy situations… and it blinked first. MY own reward for this transitory victory was being remanded to a county jail first hand, then ultimately sent to a Colorado prison for multiple years. (more…)

Phew!

Coming up for air and admiring the new class we have starting today. All our of 1 week and 4 week members are bright, responsible and have a combined field experience of 7 ½ years in the Private Service Industry. We are truly lucky to have them on board. The 8 week class for those folks out there with 5 or less years of experience is starting on April 5th! If you are interested in attending this course, it is NOT too late to submit an application J

Warmly,

Ms. Kristin Parks

 

WoW! What a fantastic beginning to the New Year!

January flew by like it was a dream. Mr. Jardine and myself have been on the phone non-stop since the beginning of the year. Now that I have a chance to come up for air, I wanted to remind the rest of you out there that we have a 1 week Systems Course and a 4 week Manager’s course being offered in March. THAT IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER! These courses are designed to expand on skill sets that are already established. So, if you have been in the Private Service Industry for 5 years or more and have been following Starkey International, wanting to know our systems….NOW is the time to register!

Please contact Donald Jardine or myself with any questions you may have. 

Mr. Donald Jardine & Ms. Kristin Parks

Here’s to a fantastic 2009!… and to an even better 2010!

Admissions is buzzing with all the new students we have in our mansion this season. We couldn’t be more excited with all this new energy! We are already starting to process applications for our upcoming March 1 & 4 week classes, and our April 8 week class. Remember! The resources here at Starkey International have already proven to be invaluable to all career changing students J Including, but not limited to: our new Chief Operating Officer who just semi – retired from 30 years in the Private Service Industry, our detailed class materials that are included in the admission’s price, and also our friendly staff who would bend-over-backwards to help you out J We look forward to getting to know each and every one of our potential Starkey Graduates in 2010!

Don’t forget to register for Restoring The Art 2010! This year promises to be educational and fun! You can Click Here to find out more information.

Sincerely,

Mr. Donald Jardine and Ms. Kristin Parks

 

Happy New Year!

Our 1st class of the year is starting today J We have a full house again, and life is pumping throughout the mansion after the holidays. It seems that with our ever-changing economy, our class schedule has taken under a face-lift of its own! We are offering more classes in more locations for 2010 than ever before! If you have been following the Starkey Blog and are wondering if we will be having classes in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact us as soon as possible! We would love to be of assistance. You can also check out our 2010 Schedule of Course Offerings on our website.

Warmly,

Donald Jardine & Ms. Kristin Parks

Happy Holidays!

Our Admissions team is super busy this season with new applications on our desk every day. We are excited, busy, and hopeful for all these potential students! We certainly have seem to have some top-notch applicants coming through our ‘doors’! Our next set of classes start in January 2010.  Our 8 week Management Program starts here in Denver on January 11, 2010. That class is almost full already! Our 4 week Managers program starts January 4th, 2010 here in Denver as well. We have an applicant coming half-way across the world for this course. Then we have two 1 week Systems courses being offered on either January 4th or January 11th, 2010. These courses offer an overview of our software systems and are designed for the experienced Private Service Professional. Can’t wait to get this New Year started off with a bang!

Starkey to be on NBC’s Today Show Tomorrow!

Dear Starkey Star’s, Friends, and Employers;

Greetings, just a short note to share our amazing news!  We have had a great fall and finally, we are about as busy as we can be.  Employers have come back and now ready to hire, and our January classes, both 4 and 8 week, starting January 4 and January 11, 2010 happily are almost filled.  Mr. Donald Jardine (30 year veteran Estate Manager joined us in July) and along with our Kristin Parks, have continued to generate new energy and life.  Like all of us, it has been a difficult and uncertain year, and I am relieved to experience Starkey International again, as we have for the last 30 years.

I know I have an angel on my shoulder as The Costco Connection article came out in August reaching over 8 million readers, many of whom are just right for the Private Service Profession.  You know Starkey recruits quick, bright, educated, hands-on and service smart professionals who are certified in Household Management, have healthy self esteems, and who recognize their value.  Thank you Costco! (more…)

Happy Thanksgiving!

The holiday season is upon us and Starkey is preparing for the party season. Starkey Mansion is fervently making plans for a Holiday Open House coming in December. The date is being finalized and will be posted just as soon as the details are worked out. If you are interested in our Holiday Open House, please don’t hesitate to contact me J

Also…RESTORING THE ART annual conference is just around the corner. How time flies when we are working diligently! Starkey International is also working overtime to get all the details finalized. We are really excited about our main event this year! It promises to ‘outshine’ all the RTA’s before it. Again, if you are interested in more details for RTA, please keep checking back to this website or you can contact me directly at the number or email listed below.

Have a great Holiday Season!

Ms. Kristin Parks

Happy Thanksgiving!

We here at Starkey are grateful for wonderful friendships we have with our students and clients. We are truly lucky to be a part of your lives! Starkey is excited to dive into the new year to continue to nurture new and existing relationships. Our next round of classes start on January 4th, 2010 and January 11th, 2010. We have a large variety of classes being offered…a little something for every experience level. If you are a Starkey Graduate, Client, or potential student, please check out our 2010 schedule. It promises to be a fruitful year!

Donald Jardine

Starkey International Institute of Household Management Receives 2009 Denver Award

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

WASHINGTON D.C., June 8, 2009 — Starkey International Institute of Household Management has been selected for the 2009 Denver Award in the Vocational Schools category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community. (more…)