Mary Starkey TeachesMrs. Mary Louise Starkey has been a guiding influence of the U.S. Household and Estate Management profession, and has been the torchbearer of Private Service for nearly 40 years. In the industry, she is known as the “First Lady of Service.” As Starkey was the first Institute for Household Management education, 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 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 700-page Original Guide to Private Service Management and others for both our clientele and our students.