Consultant – All Flooring Inspections, Building Moisture and Dry Check,
Cleaning and Restoration
General Territory from West Vancouver to Hope, BC, Canada
2004: L&N Flooring and Countertop Inspector Program, Toronto, Ontario
2004: FCITS Hard Surface Flooring Inspector Program (HSI), Toronto, Ontario
2002: ACM Asbestos Awareness, High and Moderate Risk Work Procedures Program
1994: IICRC Senior Carpet Inspector Program (CI), Chattanooga, Tennessee
1990+: Various other IICRC courses
University of British
Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
(Bachelor of Science Degree Graduate: BSc)
Institute of Technology, Vancouver, BC, Canada (International Marketing
Management Diploma Graduate: DTech)
Vocational Institute (Record keeping program)
Senior Secondary School, Williams Lake, BC, Canada (Graduate)
L&N Flooring and Countertop Inspector
Hard Surface Inspector (FCITS)
Advanced Flooring Specialist (AFS)
Flooring Inspector (PERGO)
Low, Moderate, & High Risk Asbestos Abatement Technician (ACM)
Carpet Cleaning Technician (IICRC)
Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician (IICRC)
Basic Water Damage Technician (IICRC)
Water Damage Restoration Technician (IICRC)
Odor Control Technician (IICRC)
Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (IICRC)
Carpet Color Repair Technician (IICRC)
Carpet Repair and Reinstallation Technician (IICRC)
Journeyman Technician in Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC)
Installer (MacMillan Bloedel, now WEYERHAEUSER)
Lecturer at Academy of Textiles and Flooring INSPECTIONS 1997 Symposium. Topic: “10 Steps to a Carpet Comparison”. Testing methods were described on how to compare a store display mat with installed carpet for carpet inspection reports where there is disagreement between the purchaser and the seller. 30 minute presentation. 100 in attendance. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Lecturer at Advanced Flooring Inspector's Symposium ( April 2000). Subject: “Microscopes For the Serious Inspector”. Detailed step by step instructions were offered on how to use a compound and stereo microscope for flooring inspections. One hour presentation. 100 in attendance. San Diego, California, USA.
Lecturer at Academy of Textiles and Flooring INSPECTIONS 2000 Symposium. Topics: “Inspecting the Water Damage Claim” and "Determining Ultraviolet Degradation of Carpet Fibers". A presentation was made on water damage flooring related problems and a test method for determining ultraviolet degradation of carpet fibers. 60 minute presentation. 100 in attendance. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Presenter – CCINW Presentation on Cleaning Inspections (Pre-cleaning, On-site cleaning, and Post-cleaning Inspections). 60 minute presentation. 40 in attendance. Abbotsford, BC, Canada.
– Various ½ to 1 hour presentations about carpet, water damage, or fungi to
the insurance industry. 10
to 40 in attendance. Vancouver,
PUBLICATIONS, PAPERS, and MEDIA
Two television interviews on the Shopping Bags TV Show ("W" STATION or CHANNEL 19 in Vancouver, BC). 2002: Carpet Inspector's perspective about "Bait and Switch Carpet Cleaners". 2003: Carpet Inspector's perspective about “What consumers need to know when hiring a carpet cleaning company” (Episode #41 Carpet Cleaning).
Article in CANADIAN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT magazine, THE B.C. EDITION, entitled, “A Growing Concern: What Causes Mould and How to Prevent it” (Vol.10 No.3. May/June 2002, pp.14/16).
in CLEANFAX magazine entitled,
Times” (April 2000, p. 63).
Contributor to CONTRACTING PROFITS magazine in an article entitled, “Trying to Track Bait-and-Switch Cleaners” (March 2000, p.16).
Article in CLEANFAX magazine entitled, “The IAQ Perspective: Carpet or Hard Surface Floors” (January 2000, pp 38/44).
to CM CLEANING & MAINTENANCE
MANAGEMENT magazine in an article entitled, "Cleaners fume over
carpet manufacturer warranty limitations" (March 1999 ,
, pp. 38-42).
Article in CONTRACTING PROFITS magazine entitled, “The Pros and Cons of Vertical Integration” (October 1998, p.39).
Article in CM CLEANING & MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT magazine in an article entitled, "Cleaning terminology: finish vs. wax" (December 1998, p. 10)
Numerous photo submissions to THE CLAIMS ADVISOR manual (1994). See CLEANFAX magazine February 1999 issue, page 64.
OTHER EXPERIENCES OR CREDITS
Aerotech Laboratories Photo Contest Winner in 2001 (Spring 2001 Issue, Volume 4, Issue 2) for the ugliest mold photo – Moldy Bedroom, entitled “Trouble Sleeping?”.
winner in 1994 for the best recording of a restoration job from
beginning to end.
SLIDERS -- World Distributor and Manufacturer. SLIDERS are furniture coasters comprised of a high quality, resilient density foam inserted into a semi-hard plastic dish (4” in diameter). They are designed for moving furniture on carpet. Two designs are available: one for moving furniture with legs and the other for moving furniture without legs (First date of manufacturing: 1994).
ROLLERSIZER ( SUPER SAUCER). Involved in marketing (demos, print, radio, TV) and research for a fun fitness product designed for use on carpet. (March 1984 to January 1985)
1969-80 Shull Enterprises Ltd: Carpenter's helper in constructing about 20 homes from the ground up to completion (after school projects).
1977-81 Overwaitea Foods: General clerk activities during off school months (Williams Lake and White Rock, BC stores).
1981 FBDB business seminars on small business, cash flow, and bookkeeping.
1981 RHH Consultants marketing seminar on how to market a product or service (January).
1982 Joe Cossman marketing seminar on how to develop, protect, test, and market a product or service (March).
1983 Richmond Chamber of Commerce. Helped develop the Chamber's sales program during a high period of growth.
1984 Franz Bader business seminar on how to raise financing, promote a product, and analyze a business (March).
1984 Marketing Researcher: Marketing plan developed for an " Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon" for Beaufort Air-Sea Equipment.
1982-84 British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). Two year International Marketing Diploma obtained.
1984-1985 ROLLERSIZER ( SUPER SAUCER). Marketing (demos, print, radio, TV) and research for a fitness product designed for use on carpet (Mar.84 to Jan.85)
1985 K-mart National, Merchandising Award of Excellence (100% Sales Bulletin Check).
1985 K-mart National, Customer Service Award.
1986 Ace Plastics Manufacturing. Sales and promotions. Developed brochures for various products.
Business Plan Developed for a nylon strap company (Secure Strap Ltd.) .
University of British Columbia (UBC). 4-year
Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc) program completed.
1988 RW Bos Contracting: Helped in constructing about six custom homes in Abbotsford and New Westminster, BC.
1989-2005 Edenvale Restoration Specialists: Total fire, water, fungal, asbestos, and wind damage restoration work. Originally developed the www.moldcanada.com concept and made major contributions to the website's development.
Carpet Cleaning Course.
Presented by Tom Hill.
1991 IICRC Carpet Repair and Reinstallation Course. Presented by Ron Toney .
1991 IICRC Upholstery and Fabric Technician Course. Presented by Ron Toney .
Mar.23.91 IICRC Basic Water Damage Restoration Course. Presented by Pete Consigli of Dri-eaz.
July.25.91 IICRC Fire and Smoke Restoration Course. Presented by Cliff Zlotnik of Unsmoke.
July.26.91 IICRC Odor Control Course. Presented by Cliff Zlotnik of Unsmoke.
1992 Technical Course on “Restorative Drying” . Presented by Dri-eaz.
Aug.3.93 IICRC Master Cleaner status achieved.
IICRC Master Restorer status achieved.
Supervisor of water damaged projects in Kansas City, Missouri, during the
FLOOD OF THE CENTURY: The Mississippi and Missouri River Floods.
Equipment available: 19
mobile desiccant dehumidifiers, about
2,000 high velocity air movers, and about 500 refrigerant dehumidifiers.
Mar.9-13.94 Attended the 49th annual Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration (ASCR) Convention and Exhibition. Swan Hotel, Orlando, FL.
April.15.94 Attended and completed the 6 day Academy of Textiles and Flooring (ATF) Senior Carpet Inspector Program.
May.12.94 Received CCINW Achievement Award for IICRC Master Cleaner Status.
May.94 Survival First Aid Certificate by Worker’s Compensation Board of BC.
Attended the Dri-eaz International Restorative Drying
Symposium in Burlington, WA.
Seminar on “Oriental & Fine Rug Cleaning”. Presented
by Ramsey Carpet &
Fabric Care System.
April.95 Became a member in good standing with the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC).
1996 Attended Symposium on “Restorative Drying” by Dri-eaz.
June.11.96 Attended Program on “Carpet and Upholstery Water Damage Restoration” By EBB Training Center. Instructor: Stephen B. Boyce.
August.2-3.96 Attended the International Restorative Drying Symposium. 35 Speakers. Organized by Dri-eaz.
Sept.3.96-Dec.04.96 Chemistry 111 at the University College of the Fraser Valley.
Oct.19.96 1-day Abbotsford Photo Arts Club Seminar on Photography. Abbotsford Photo Arts Club.
Dec.4.96 Seminar “Resolving the Top 50 Floor Covering Claims presented by Dan Blake, writer of THE CLAIMS ADVISOR manual. Renton Technical College, Seattle, WA. WSFCA (Washington State Floor Covering Association).
Inspections ’97 International Carpet Inspectors and Claims Manager’s
Convention, Las Vegas, NV.
Feb.20-22.97 Attended SURFACES 1997 Flooring Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada (Over 1,000,000 square feet of display space).
May.15-18.97 CCINW (Carpet Cleaners Institute of the Northwest) Convention, Banff, AB, Canada.
Attended ASCR seminar on “Oriental and Area Rug Cleaning”.
Completed all the requirements in Oriental and Area Rug Cleaning. ASCR program. Seattle,
WA ( Instructors: Aaron Groseclose, CRS, and Ellen Amirkhan,
Oct.15.98 Attended Symposium “Cleaning for a Healthy Indoor Environment” by the MidAtlantic Environmental Hygiene Resource Center in Seattle, WA.
Perstorp Flooring Inspection School (PERGO). Basic
Product Knowledge, Inspection Training, and Claims Training.
Attended the 4th Annual Water Loss Conference and Exposition.
Water Loss Institute, Division of Association of Specialists in Cleaning
and Restoration (ASCR). San Antonio, Texas.
Oct.8-9.99. Attended the 4th Annual Water Loss Conference and Exposition. Water Loss Institute, Division of Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration (ASCR). San Antonio, Texas.
Nov.2.99 Attended FiberFlor Installer program by MacMillan Bloedel (no Weyerhaeuser). Qualified by examination to be an Endorsed FiberFlor Installer. Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Jan.23.00 Completed course on “Solving Moisture Related Flooring Failures on Concrete Foundations”. By Academy of Textiles and Flooring.
Jan.25.00 Speaker at ATF INSPECTIONS 2000 International Carpet Inspectors and Claims Manager’s Convention. Las Vegas, Nevada. 60 minute presentation about “Inspecting the Water Damage Claim” -- water damage related flooring problems. A presentation was also made on a test method for determining ultraviolet degradation of carpet fibers.
Jan.24-25.00 Attended the remainder of the two day ATF program (INSPECTIONS 2000) on various subjects.
Jan.26-28.00 Attended WFCA SURFACES 2000 Flooring Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada (Over 1,000,000 square feet of display space).
Mar.14-18.00 Attended Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration (ASCR) 55th Annual Convention and Exhibition. Opryland, Nashville, TN.
April.13-15.00. Successful completion of “Remediation Technician Training” by Restoration Consultants. Speakers: John Banta and Jim Holland.
May.1-6.00 Attended the Advanced Flooring Specialists Symposium. Presented by Advanced Flooring Specialists (AFS). San Diego, California. 24 Speakers.
May.5.00. Speaker at Advanced Flooring Specialists Symposium. Topic: Microscopes for the Serious Inspectors. San Diego, California.
July.00 Attended Seminar “Making Chiropractic The #1 Health Care Choice on Planet Earth”. Speaker: Dr. David Singer of David Singer Enterprises. Rated the top consulting firm to the Chiropractic Profession for over 20 years.
Aug.4-5.00 Attended the Dri-eaz International Restorative Drying Symposium. Burlington, WA.
Feb. 2002 Completed 5 day certification course in ASBESTOS AWARENESS, HIGH & MODERATE RISK WORK PROCEDURES. Presented by ACM Environmental
June 2002 Attended and Participated in the “Strategic Planning Conference” for the Mould Remediation Industry Committee. By the Hazardous Materials Association. New Westminster, BC.
April 2003 Commercial Drying Series -- Building Dynamics & Gym Floors. Presented by Tim Lema of Dri-eaz. Burlington, WA.
June 2004 Completed 5 day fcits hard surface inspector certification. Presented by Tim Smith of Flooring Consultants and Inspection Training Services. Barrie, Toronto, Ontario.
Mar. 2005 BC Floorcovering Association Installers Convention. Various presentations: Crain, Roberts, Orcon, Primco, Mannington, Torlys, Mapei, Lee's Air Kicker, Bullet Tools, Erv Parent, Fibratech, and Forbo.
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