Expert Qualifications

This expert has extensive experience with hardwood flooring, including credentials from NOFMA & NWFA. He serves on two NWFA Committees, He also have credentials in carpet inspection, training in woven carpet and rugs, carpet cleaning, repair and re-installation, and water damage restoration.

This expert has also assisted Attorneys through all phases of legal action regarding slip, trip and fall in regards to flooring, carpeting and hard surfaces.

Investigations are conducted with analytical skills developed from many years of forensic consultation, litigation support and expert witness testimony. Practical solutions are provided for resolution of contract disputes, claims, delays, personal injury, site safety issues, OSHA compliance and building code interpretations.

Additionally, this expert is a member of over ten relevant, industry associations and he has been on the IICRC Industry Carpet/Installation Standards and Inspection Standards committee since 2009 and NWFA committees since 2010.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: New York
  • NOFMA: Certified Wood Floor Inspector
  • NWFA : Certified Wood Floor Inspector
  • NOFMA/NWFA : Inspector/Installation/Sand & Finish School
  • NOFMA/NWFA: Certificate of Achievement Installation School, Instructor / Monitor for Installation School
  • NALFA : Certified Laminate Inspector
  • FCITS Certification 1018 : Hard Surface Inspector, Hardwood Inspector, Commercial Inspector
  • Mannington's Advanced Vinyl & Laminate: Inspection Training, Authorized Claim Adjuster, Wood and Laminate Flooring Installation Course
  • North Carolina State University-Wood Product Extension & the Southeastern Dry Kiln Club
  • North Carolina State University-Certified Engineered Wood Manufacturing Seminar
  • North Carolina State University-Fundamentals of Concrete Floors
  • North Carolina State University-Wood Science Technology & Field Investigation for the Inspector.
  • North Carolina State University-Engineered & Laminate Floor Update for the Inspector
  • KAHRS: Wood Floor Certification
  • L&N: Pergo Inspection School, Award, Formica, Universal, Alloc
  • Tarkett : Hard Surface Training
  • Toli : Installation School
  • LD Brinkman / Hollytex : Technical Advanced Techniques for Inspections / Corrections
  • IICRC Certification 004209 certified in: Senior Practicing Carpet Inspector, Substrate Subfloor Inspector
  • CFI: Installation for the Inspector
  • AFS: Advance Flooring Specialist Inspector
  • Member, National Floor Safety Institute
  • Member, National Wood Flooring Association, Hardwood Floor Inspector's Certification Committee 2011, CP Floor Inspector's Complaint/Violation Committee-2014
  • Member, CWFI of NOFMA National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association
  • Member, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification
  • Member, American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists
  • Member, American Concrete Institute
  • Member, American Society for Testing and Materials
  • Member, World Floor Covering Association
  • Member, National Institute of Certified Floor Coverings Inspectors
  • Member, Advanced Flooring Specialist
  • Member, Floor Covering Inspection & Technical Services
  • Member, International Certified Registry
  • Member, New York Rug Cleaners Institute
  • Member, IICRC S600 Consensus Committee Carpet Industry STANDARDS 2009-
  • Member, IICRC R800 Consensus Committee Inspection Industry STANDARDS 2009-
  • Member, NYRCI Board 1999-2004
  • Former, President, Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration CUCI
  • Former, ASCR- CUCI Committee
  • Former, Vice-President New York Rug Cleaners Institute

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