Paul has been in the inspections industry since the mid 90's. He is a nationally recognized inspector for his association work with the NICFI, IICRC, CFI, NWFA, FCICA and FCLC. A well rounded education he is certified by four different bodies in substrates, carpet, hardwood, laminate, hard surface and resilient. As a public speaker he has given presentations for the NWFA, IICRC Journal, NICFI, CFI and FCICA. Further work within the industry includes being an approved instructor with the IICRC and CFI as well as President of an approved school the National Academy of Floor Coverings Training.
Paul has been in floor coverings industry since 1990 and first certified by the IICRC as a senior Carpet Inspector in 1995. The first certification was earned at a course given by Carl Williams, of the Academy of Textiles. The NWFA Wood Floor Inspector certification was added in 2005. Paul is also one of only 23 NWFA Certified Commercial Wood Floor Inspectors in the country, attaining that certification in 2008. The Vinyl and Hard surface inspector certification from Will Stoner at Inspector Training Services was added in 2014. Several continuing education credits have been earned in each year of certification as required by the certifying bodies. These include classes from college professors at the Forest Products Lab in Madison Wisconsin and from professors at NC State and Virginia Tech. The courses are in Wood Sciences that taught the physiology of wood and how it is affected by the gain and loss of moisture as well as the affects of the kiln drying process on wood. Paul Attends the annual NICFI convention which is three days of in depth education on all types of flooring materials, substrates and environments. Paul also attends 2-3 courses per year provided by the Flooring Inspectors Educational Guild.
Very active in the Floor Inspections industry Paul is serving on committees for the NWFA, IICRC, FCLC, FEG and NICFI as well as on the Board of the NICFI and Floorcoverings Inspectors Educational Guild. Paul was elected Vice President of the NICFI in 2010, President in 2012 and again elected President in 2014. As President of the NICFI Paul has initiated the NICFI Mentor Program to further the education of new or inexperienced inspectors, help start the Floor Coverings Leadership Council With the WFCA, NWFA, FCICA, MIA and others, helped design and implement two new NICFI web sites including the claimssolutions.org site that has generated an estimated $1.5 Million dollars in new inspection work for NICFI inspectors.
Industry Participation IICRC Board of Directors NICFI President 2012 to Present NICFI Vice President 2010 to 2012 Inspectors Guild Board 2013 to Present IICRC Hard Surface Chair Inspector Division FCLC Founding Member FCLC Communication Committee 2014 to Present NWFA Symposium Committee 2014 to Present NWFA Hearing Committee 2015 to Present NWFA Report Review Committee 2015 to Present
Inspectors Certifications Carpet: IICRC, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification Hardwood: NWFA National Wood Flooring Association Hardsurface/Vinyl: IICRC, ITS Substrates: IICRC ISSI Substrate Certification Laminate / Specialty: North American Laminate Flooring Association
Additional Certifications IICRC Master Textile Cleaner CRI Carpet and Rug Institute Seal of Approval ATF Carpet Inspector IICRC Color Repair IICRC Carpet Repair and Reinstallation IICRC Journeyman Water Restorer IICRC Commercial Carpet Maintenance IICRC Carpet Cleaning IICRC Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning IICRC Odor Control IICRC Water Damage Restoration
Training NICFI Training Conference: 2009-2017
Inspector Guild Classes: St. Louis MO 2012 Blacksburg VA 2013 Dalton GA 2013 Las Vegas 2014 Dalton GA 2015
NWFA Symposium Expo 2015-2017
FCICA Convention and Mid Year 2015-1017
CFI Convention 2016
Additional Training -2012 Inspectors Educational Guild event in St. Louis with Dr. J.Denig and Dr. P. Mitchen of North Carolina State University and Cork Expert Steve Tolli. -NICFI Inspectors Convention Chicago Illinois -ATF Side Match Pro Dalton GA -NICFI Inspectors Convention 10/2010 Dalton Georgia -NWFA (First Ever) Commercial Wood Flooring Inspectors School. 9/2009 -Wood Flooring Summit, Atlanta GA, August 2008. -Surfaces 2008 Las Vegas, NV. -Academy of Textiles and Flooring Inspectors Symposium Las Vegas February 2008. -NWFA Wood Floor Inspectors School. -AFS Inspectors Symposium in North Carolina. -IICRC inspectors update in with the Academy of Textiles and Flooring twice. -AFS Inspectors symposiums with Fred Gamble. -TASC (Textile Assistance Service and Correction) course with Doug Bowles.
Industry Association Memberships IICRC Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification NWFA National Wood Flooring Association NWFACP National Wood Flooring Association Certified Professionals NICFI National Institute of Floor Coverings Inspectors WFCA World Floor Coverings Association NIFB Small Business Association
Commercial Sites Inspected University of Wisconsin Madison WI Culvers Headquarters Madison WI UW Stevens Point , Stevens Point WI DC Everest JHS, Wausau WI Ozaukee High School , Ozaukee WI Waupun Correctional Facility, Waupun WI Neenah Police Department , Neenah WI Thornberry Creek Golf Club , Green Bay WI Hanson Cold Storage, Milwaukee WI UW Milwaukee Radio, Milwaukee WI Marshfield Library, Marshfield WI Fairfield Resort, Lake Delton WI City Colleges of Chicago, Chicago IL Holy Cross Lutheran School, Madison WI Davies Dental, Waukesha WI Butte Des Mortes Country Club, Appleton WI US Bank, Miles City Montana Landsend Worldwide Headquarters Dodgeville WI Oconomowoc police department Oconomowoc WI Badger Auction Lomira WI Center Ice traverse City MI