CURRICULUM VITAE FOR STEVEN JOHNSTON
Inspections & consulting



Steven Johnston
IICRC #56905, ICR # 357, FCITS # 1189, NWFA # CP200805, ITSFC # 204
NOFMA trained & pursuing certification

3707 Welcome Arcadia Road
Lexington, NC  27295
(336) 671-0852-cell
(336)403-4274-office
Website: www.floorinspect.com

Work History

– 2002-Present ~ Flooring Inspector/Consultant/Court
Expert Witness
– 2000-2006 ~ Founder-A-1 First Impressions Carpet/Specialty
Services
– 1995-2000 ~  The Budd Group-District Manager Specialty
Services Division including care for all Wake Forest University & School of
Medicine offices & facility & Facility Manager of Corporate Office

1991-1995 ~ Restaurant & Hospitality Manager & Facilities Care

1995-1999 ~ Kroger Front Office Supervisor
– 1986-1991 ~ Varco Pruden
Buildings (while working full time going to college as an adult student with a
family)
– 1982-1986 ~ Restaurant & Hospitality Manager & Facilities
Care
– 1978-1982 ~ Tool & Die Mill Operator & self employed owner of
Janitorial Floor Care Business

Education

2000- Gardner Webb University MBA (3.83 GPA)

1991- Winston Salem State University (Summa Cum Laude
3.89 GPA)
Bachelor of Science-Business Administration concentration in
Accounting, Finance, & Business Management

– Accounting Society Vice President, Toastmasters
International, Dean’s List every semester, VITA volunteer
– Who’s Who Among
College Students in the United States

1978- Calvary Baptist Christian Academy (class
valedictorian 3.92 GPA)
– Christian Athelete Award, All A Honor Roll, Who’s
Who Among High School Students in the United States, & Class Vice
President

Certifications &
Training

FCITS – Floor Consultants & Inspection Training
Services-Certified Carpet Inspector
FCITS – Floor Consultants &
Inspection Training Services-Certified Wood Floor Inspector
FCITS – Floor
Consultants & Inspection Training Services-Certified Substrate
Inspector
FCITS – Floor Consultants & Inspection Training Services-Hard
Surface/Specialty Floor Inspector
FCITS – Floor Consultants & Inspection
Training Services-Resilient Floor Inspector
FITS-Floor Inspector Training
Services Certified Wood Floor Inspector
FITS-Floor Inspector Training
Services Certified Carpet Inspector (commercial & residential)
FITS-Floor
Inspector Training Services Certified Wood Floor Inspector
FITS-Floor
Inspector Training Services Hard Surface/Specialty Floor Inspector
FITS-Floor
Inspector Training Services Substrate Inspector
FITS-Floor Inspector Training
Services Woven Inspector
FITS-Floor Inspector Training Services Resilient
Floor Inspector
CTEF-Ceramic Tile Education Foundation-Certified Tile
Inspector
Institute of Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC)
Certified Firm
IICRC Certified Senior Carpet Inspector
IICRC Certified
Floor Care Technician, Master Fire. Smoke & Water Damage
Restoration
IICRC Certified Master Cleaning Technician
CFI Certified Floor
Covering Installers Inspector Technical Certification
ICR – International
Certification Registry; Certified Carpet Inspector.
ICR – International
Certification Registry; Certified Wood Floor Inspector
ICR – International
Certification Registry; Tile Floor Inspector
ICR – International
Certification Registry; Reslient Floor Inspector
ITS – Inspector Training
Services – Advanced Hardwood & Hard Surfaces Inspector
NWFA – National
Wood Flooring Association – Certified Wood Floor Inspector
NOFMA National Oak
Floor Manufacturing Association-Inspector Training completed pursuing
certification

Services
Carpet-Hardwood-Laminate-Resilient-Tile-Bamboo-Specialty
Floor Inspections
Commercial Carpet & Floor Inspections
Pile
Lifting
Cleaning & Restorative Cleaning
Spot
Dyeing
Steaming
Micro shearing

Background

Steve Johnston Inspections
& Consulting in North Carolina, providing neutral third party investigation
& analysis of floor covering problems and failures since 2001. Steve founded
& operated A-1 First Impressions Cleaning & Restoration until he sold
the business in 2006. Curriculum vitae can be viewed at
www.floorinspect.com.

2010:

~Mohawk Workshop for Inspections & Corrections

~NCSU Wood Extension Office training on Concrete, Engineered Wood, &
Laminate

2009:
~AFS Commercial Carpet Corrections (Fred
Gamble, Mohawk, & Shaw Industries)
~FCITS Woven Inspector Training
Certification
~AFS Carpet Color Repair Training & Certification
~IICRC
recertification & update classes for cleaning &
restoration

~NCSU Wood Extension Office Training on Wood Species Identification
2008:
~ FCITS Commercial Carpet Inspection
Certification
~ ITSFC Hard Surface Training & Inspector
Certification
~ FCITS Training Seminar with classes taught by Host
Industries, Beaulieu, Shaw Industries, & other attending companies &
vendors in carpet repair & corrections, maintenance, inspections,
manufacturing, & recertification updates and credits.
~ CTEF Inspector
Class for Ceramic Tile
~ NOFMA Wood Floor Inspector Training
~ NWFA Basics
Class for Installation, Sanding, & Finishing
~ NICFI Convention &
Training

2007:
~ ITSFC-Hardwood Inspection Certification
taught by Will Stoner & Howard Brickman at Bona Kemi Facility.
~ AFS
Commercial Carpet Certification (Fred Gamble & & Shaw Industries)
~
IICRC Continuing Education classes & updates
~ NICFI – National Institute
of Certified Flooring Inspectors Convention and Update. Concrete Problems,
Royalty Carpet Mills, Armstrong Hardwood

2006:
~ FCITS – Hard Surface Certification of
Hardwood, Ceramic Tile, Resilient and Laminate Flooring.
~ IICRC continuing
Education Classes in Carpet Cleaning
~ NICFI-National Institute of Certified
Flooring Inspectors Convention & Education Update
~ FITS Woven Carpet
& Commercial Carpet Certification
~ L & N Services Wood, Hard
Surface, & Solid Surface CEC classes

2005:
~ FITS – Advanced Hardwood Inspection Class

~ FCITS Hard Surface Recertification
~ FITS Substrate Certification
~
FITS Carpet Certification
~ NICFI-National Institute of Certified Flooring
Inspectors Convention & Education Update
~ NWFA Inspection Training &
Certification
~ IICRC Continuing Education classes
~ L & N Services
Wood, Hard Surface, & Solid Surface CEC classes

2004:
~ NICFI-National Institute of Certified
Flooring Inspectors Convention & Education Update
~ FCITS Carpet
Inspection Certification
~ FCITS Hard Surface Inspection Certification
~
FCITS Vapor Emission and Substrate Certification Training
~ IICRC Continuing
Education classes
~ L & N Services Wood, Hard Surface, & Solid
Surface CEC classes

2003:
~ NICFI-National Institute of Certified
Flooring Inspectors Convention & Education Update
~ IICRC Continuing
Education classes
~ FCITS CEC classes

2002:

~ IICRC Senior Carpet Inspector
~ Formica Solid Surfaces (Countertop)

~ US Stone Solid Surfaces (Countertop)
~ IICRC Continuing Education
classes

Industry Associations & Memberships
(past or present)

– (CFI) – Certified Flooring Installers Association.

– (IICRC) – Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restorations
Certification. Master Textile Cleaner, Master Fire, Smoke, & Water Damage
Restoration, Senior Carpet Inspector
– (FCITS) – Flooring Consultants and
Inspection Training Service. Carpet Inspector. Hardwood Inspector. Resilient
& Hard Surface Inspector.
– (NWFA) – National Wood Flooring Association.
Hardwood Inspector.
www.FloorReports.com. Hardwood –
Carpet – Vinyl – Cork – Laminate – Woven – Resilient Floor Inspector.

Inspect Solutions Hardwood, Laminate, Carpet, Tile, & Resilient Floor
Inspector
– (WFCA) World Floor Covering Association.
– ITSFC Hardwood
& Hard Surface Inspector
– NOFMA (National Oak Flooring Manufacturing
Association dba Wood Floor Manufacturer’s Association)
– CRI Carpet & Rug
Institute Seal of Approval member for cleaning.