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Curriculum Vitae

 

Curriculum Vitae FOR STEVEN JOHNSTON Inspections and Consulting

Steven Johnston
IICRC #56905, ICR # 357, FCITS # 1189, NWFA # CP200805, ITSFC # 204, IFCI
NOFMA Trained and Exam passed prior to 2009 merger with NWFA

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

Work History

– 2001-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 and School of Medicine offices and Facility Manager for Corporate Office

– 1991-1995 ~ Restaurant & Hospitality Manager and 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 and Facilities Care

– 1978-1982 ~ Tool and Die Mill Operator and self-employed owner of a 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 Athlete Award, All A Honor Roll, Who’s Who Among High School Students in the United States, and Class Vice President

 

 

Certifications and Training

FCITS – Floor Consultants and Inspection Training Services-Certified Carpet Inspector

FCITS – Floor Consultants and Inspection Training Services-Certified Wood Floor Inspector

FCITS – Floor Consultants and Inspection Training Services-Certified Substrate Inspector

FCITS – Floor Consultants and Inspection Training Services-Hard Surface/Specialty Floor Inspector

FCITS – Floor Consultants and Inspection Training Services-Resilient Floor Inspector

FITS-Floor Inspector Training Services Certified Wood Floor Inspector

FITS-Floor Inspector Training Services Certified Carpet Inspector (commercial and 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

IFCI-Institute For Floor Covering Inspectors Certified Wood Floor Inspector

IFCI-Institute For Floor Covering Inspectors Certified Carpet Inspector (commercial and residential)

IFCI-Institute For Floor Covering Inspectors Certified Laminate Floor Inspector

IFCI-Institute For Floor Covering Inspectors Hard Surface/Specialty Floor Inspector

IFCI-Institute For Floor Covering Inspectors Substrate Inspector/Moisture Vapor Emissions Testing

IFCI-Institute For Floor Covering Inspectors Woven/Specialty Textile Inspector

IFCI-Institute For Floor Covering Inspectors Resilient Floor Inspector

IFCI-Institute For Floor Covering Inspectors Ceramic Tile and Stone Floor Inspector

CTEF-Ceramic Tile Education Foundation-Certified Tile Inspector

Institute of Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) Certified Firm

IICRC Certified Senior Carpet Inspector
IICRC Certified Floor Care Technician, Master Fire. Smoke and Water Damage Restoration
IICRC Certified Master Cleaning Technician
IICRC Odor Control, Advanced Spot Cleaning, Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

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; Resilient Floor Inspector

ITS – Inspector Training Services – Advanced Hardwood and Hard Surfaces Inspector

ITS – Inspector Training Services – Carpet Inspector

ITS – Inspector Training Services – Resilient Floor Inspector

ITS – Inspector Training Services – Laminate and Specialty Surfaces Inspector

NWFA – National Wood Flooring Association – Certified Wood Floor Inspector

NOFMA National Oak Floor Manufacturing Association-Inspector Training completed pursuing certification

NALFA North American Laminate Floor Association

 

Services
Carpet-Hardwood-Laminate-Resilient-Tile-Bamboo-LVP-Cork-Terrazo-Rubber and Specialty Floor Inspections
Commercial Carpet and Floor Inspections
Steaming and Pile Lifting

Cleaning and Restorative Cleaning

Spot Dyeing-Feather Blending
Micro shearing

Moisture Testing

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

 

2017

~ NWFA Certified Wood Floor Inspector School and CEC Educational updates

~ IFCI LVT on line course, testing, certification

~ Floor Inspector Education Guild: How to measure coating thickness, wear-layers, LVT, Resilient, and Carpet Tiles

~ NWFA Inspector Training and Certification (Continuing Education update covering newer NWFA changes)

~ NWFA 2016 NWFA Expo Tech Zone

~ NWFA 2016 NWFA Expo: Experiential Marketing

~ NWFA Sand and Finish: Textured Floors Learning Path on line course

~ NWFA Sand and Finish Sanding Process Learning Path on line course

~ NWFA Sand and Finish Repair and Replacement Learning Path on line course

~ NWFA Sand and Finish: Sanding Equipment Operation Learning Path on line course

~ NWFA Sand and Finish: Sanding Equipment Maintenance Learning Path on line course

~ NWFA Sand and Finish: Sand and Finish Safety Learning Path on line course

~ NWFA Sand and Finish: Finishes Learning Path on line course

~ NWFA Sand and Finish: Colorants Learning Path on line course

~ NWFA Sand and Finish: Abrasives Learning Path on line course

~ NWFA Sales: Wood Flooring Types Learning Path on line course

~ NWFA Wood As Flooring Learning Path on line course

~ NWFA Renewability and Sustainability Learning Path on line course

~ NWFA Sales: Job Estimates Learning Path on line course

~ NWFA Installation Methods and Considerations Learning Path on line course

~ NWFA Sales: Controlling Moisture Learning Path on line course

~ NWFA Wood Moisture Testing Learning Path on line course

~ NWFA Sub Floors Learning Path on line course

~ NWFA Patterned Floor Layout Learning Path on line course

~ NWFA Nail-Down Installation Process Learning Path on line course

~ NWFA Layout Learning Path on line course

~ NWFA Installation Safety Path on line course

~ NWFA Glue Down Installation Learning Path on line course

~ NWFA University Installation From the Forest to the Floor Learning Path on line course

~ NWFA University Floating Installation Learning Path on line course

~ NWFA University Evaluating the Jobsite Learning Path on line course

~ NWFA University Board Replacement Learning Path on line course

~ NWFA University Concrete Moisture Testing on line course

~ NWFA University Evaluating the Jobsite Learning Path on line course

~ Tar Heel Basement Systems Polyurethane injection for concrete walks and foundation repairs training

2016

~ Floor Inspector’s Education Guild Seminar-Artificial Turf and their new backing systems (Shaw), Natural Fibers and Woven Carpet, Carpet Adhesive-types and specifications, Cleaning and Maintenance/Carpet Tiles (taught by Sim Crisler who helped develop them), and Mannington-6’ & 12’ wide vinyl backed broad loomed carpets, Dalton, GA

~ NWFA Wood Floor Education Expo-Charlotte, NC

~ Floor Inspectors Education Guild/VA Tech-Understanding Wood Science applied to Wood Flooring Inspection Techniques (Building Envelope Science as it relates to wood flooring, Wood Density and Specific Gravity and using moisture meters properly, delamination and the difference between shear/fiber tearing and bond line failure and Sub Floor Panel Moisture Properties

~ NWFA on line Wood Floor Maintenance and Refinishing course

~ IFCI Harwood Floor and Ceramic Tile Inspectors course-Norcross, GA

~ FCITS Education Update Expo-Dalton, GA

~ NICFI Convention and Education Update Seminars-Dalton, GA

~ Floor Inspector’s Education Guild Shaw Training and Update Seminar

~ Floor Inspector’s Education Guild/NC State/Dr. Roberto Nunez Concrete Seminar

 

2015

~ FCITS Training Expo Resilient, Hardwood, Laminate, Dalton, GA

~ Ardex Tile and Stone setting training course, Aliquippa, PA

~ Floor Inspector’s Education Guild Resilient/LVT plank seminar, Dalton, GA

~ Inspector Training Services Resilient and LVT floor inspection certification, Dalton, GA

 

2014

~ FCITS Recertification Course/Test by mail updating educational requirements for an additional 2 years.

~ VA Tech/Inspector’s Educational Guild Class in New Orleans on Engineered Wood and Crawl Space/Effects of Moisture on Wood

 

2013

~ VA Tech Engineered Flooring Workshop, Bamboo, Cork, and Crawl Space Moisture

~ IICRC Introduction to Substrate & Sub Floor Inspections-Ardex HQ-Aliquippa, PA

~ Ardex MC Class-Aliquippa, PA

~ Ardex System One-Aliquippa, PA

~ Floor Inspector’s Guild Class on Ceramic Tile-Dalton, GA

~ Virginia Tech Educational Guild-The Science Behind Engineered/Solid Wood Flooring Inspections

 

2012

~ NICFI Convention and Education Update Training

~ FCITS IVC Resilient and Commercial Flooring Inspection Training Expo

~ Flooring Inspectors Educational Guild Concrete and Wood I D Training updates-Charleston, SC

~ Flooring Inspectors Education Guild Moisture in Crawl Spaces and Houses

 

2011

~ NCSU Engineered Wood and Laminate Class

~ ITSFC Advanced Wood Floor Inspector Certification CEC Update training

~ NALFA Laminate Class, Test, and Certification

 

2010

~ Mohawk Inspector’s Inspection & Correction Symposium

~ NCSU Engineered Wood, Laminate, and Concrete class

~ NCSU Kiln Dry Class-Haywood Community College

~ NICFI 2010 Convention and Training

~ ICRI Moisture Certification Training Class

~ FCITS Training Symposium

 

2009:

~ AFS Commercial Carpet Corrections (Fred Gamble, Mohawk, and Shaw Industries)

~ AFS Carpet Side match Color Repair Training & Certification

~ IICRC recertification and update classes for cleaning and restoration

~ AFS Inspector Symposium

~ ITSFC Carpet Inspector Training and Certification

~ FCITS Woven Class and Certification

~ L and N Armstrong training for Wood, Laminate, and Resilient flooring taught by Evin Lauridsen

~ NCSU Wood Extension Department class on Wood Identification

 

2008:

~ FCITS Commercial Carpet Inspection Certification

~ ITSFC Hard Surface Training and Inspector Certification

~ FCITS Training Seminar with classes taught by Host Industries, Beaulieu, Shaw Industries, and other attending companies and vendors in carpet repair, corrections, maintenance, inspections, manufacturing, and recertification updates and credits.

~ CTEF Inspector Class for Ceramic Tile and Natural Stone

~ NOFMA Wood Floor Inspector Training

~ NWFA Basics Class for Installation, Sanding, and Finishing

~ NICFI Convention and Training

~ IICRC Cleaning and Educational update classes

 

2007:

~ ITSFC-Hardwood Inspection Certification taught by Will Stoner & Howard Brickman at Bona Kemi Facility.

~ AFS Commercial Carpet Certification (Fred Gamble and 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 and Education Update

~ FITS Woven Carpet and Commercial Carpet Certification

~ L and N Services Wood, Hard Surface, and 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 and Education Update

~ NWFA Inspection Training and Certification

~ IICRC Continuing Education classes

~ L and N Services Wood, Hard Surface, and Solid Surface CEC classes

2004:

~ NICFI-National Institute of Certified Flooring Inspectors Convention and Education Update

~ FCITS Carpet Inspection Certification

~ FCITS Hard Surface Inspection Certification

~ FCITS Vapor Emission and Substrate Certification Training

~ IICRC Continuing Education classes

~ L and N Services Wood, Hard Surface, and Solid Surface CEC classes

 

2003:

~ NICFI-National Institute of Certified Flooring Inspectors Convention and 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, and Water Damage Restoration, Senior Carpet Inspector

– (FCITS) – Flooring Consultants and Inspection Training Service. Carpet Inspector. Hardwood Inspector. Resilient and 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, and Resilient Floor Inspector

– (WFCA) World Floor Covering Association.

– ITSFC Advanced Hardwood, Hard Surface, & Carpet Inspector

– IFCI Institute For Floor Covering Inspectors

– NOFMA (National Oak Flooring Manufacturing Association DBA Wood Floor Manufacturer’s Association)

– CRI Carpet and Rug Institute Seal of Approval member for cleaning

– AFS Advanced Flooring Systems Commercial Carpet Inspector and Corrections Technician

-(NALFA) North American Laminate Flooring Association