CAREER HISTORY
1989-Present ~ Flooring Inspector/Consultant/Court Expert Witness
1991-1993 ~ Concrete Repair and Waterproofing/ Sealing
1979-1991 ~

Owner/President – Johnson Rug Company, Modesto, CA

1968-1978 ~

Self-Employed – Sales and Installations

1965-1968 ~

Self-Employed – Carpet Sales/Auctions

1955-1962 ~

Darrah’s Paint and Linoleum (Worked with Parents)

INDUSTRY SEMINARS AND CERTIFICATIONS

2009

North Carolina State University.
Southeastern Dry Kiln Club/ Wood Products Extension
NC State University
Campus Box 8003
Raleigh, NC 27695
Engineered Wood Flooring Workshop

2008

National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association Inspector Certification. Hardwood Inspection Certification Program. (NOFMA)
NICFI Convention Training.
NOFMA Certified Hardwood Flooring Inspector (NOFMA-CWFI) Certified Wood Flooring Inspector.

2007

NOFMA – National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association Inspector Certification. Hardwood Inspection Certification Program.
FCITS – Hard Surface Certification of Hardwood, Ceramic Tile, Resilient and Laminate Flooring.
NICFI – National Institute of Certified Flooring Inspectors Convention and Update. Concrete Problems, Royalty Carpet Mills, Armstrong Hardwood.

2006

NOFMA – National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association Inspector Certification. Hardwood Inspection Certification Program.
Founder/Designer: FloorReports.com
FCITS – Wool Safe. Dr. Eric Brown.

2005

The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation – Advanced Inspection Class

2004

The Mohawk Group – Master Craftsman Certification for Installation
The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation – Inspection Class
NICFI Convention – Chairman
Founder: QuestInspect.com, National Flooring Inspection Service.

2003

Howard Brinkman Consulting ~ Hardwood Inspection Seminar
Toli Resilient Commercial Installation Training
NICFI Convention – Co-Chairman
NWFA Certified Inspector

2002

World of Concrete/World of Masonry
Formica Solid Surfaces (Countertop)
US Stone Solid Surfaces (Countertop)

2001

Substrate and Sub-Floor Inpsection/school of Surface Technology
NICFI Convention ~ Chairman
Formica Flooring FASTLOCK – Inspector

2000

Ceramic Tile Education Foundation
National Wood Flooring Association
NICFI Convention ~ Chairman
National Laminate Floor
L&N Services ~ Laminate/Engineered Hardwood
Formica Flooring

1999

Vapor Emissions Certification – L&N
Award Hardwood
Formica
Pergo
Pickering Hardwood
Universal Hardwood

1998

Aberdeen’s Master Certification – Concrete and Special Finishes
International Certified Flooring Installers Association – Technical Certification – Advanced

1997

Mannington Advanced Vinyl and Laminate Inspection Training

1996

Mannington Authorized Claims Adjuster

1995

DUPONT Soil Assessment Training

1994

Pergo Certified Claims Inspector

1993

Americans With Disabilities Act Certification – ASTM C-1028-89
Certification Registry – FTSA

1992

Academy of Textiles and Flooring – Resilient Flooring Inspector
Certified Applicator of Flooring Sealant and Concrete Surface Repairs – M. F. S.

1991

State Contractors License – C-15

1990

Resilient Floor Covering Institute – Instructor of Resilient Flooring Installers

1989

Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration – Senior Carpet Inspector
Carpet Technologist
Advanced Studies in Commercial Investigative Inspections and Forensic Reporting
Carpet Fiber Technologist
Certified Inspector – Fiber and Textile Seminars of America

1986 Bruce Hardwood Flooring Installation
1985 Kahrs Hardwood Installation
1984 Armstrong Installation Training – Resilient
1983 Armstrong Management

1982
Armstrong Management
EDUCATION
1968 – 1969 ~ University of California, San Luis Obispo
1966 – 1968 ~
Modesto Junior College, California

1966 ~
Liberty Union High School