2004 to Present

Owner of FloorInspection1, located in Jupiter, Florida. Certified Floor Covering Inspections. Commissioned by manufactures, dealers, distributors, insurance companies, installers, contractors, to identify problems, identify responsible parties and offer resolutions as they relate to floor covering. Inspections consists of analyzing defects, installation issues, cleaning issues, fiber, performance characteristic and consumer neglect. Facts are gathered by asking questions, observing, making tests. A written report is then given to the commissioning party.

Career History

1967-1969  J.C. Best Carpet. These were franchise stores that my father started. The business grew from one store to 36 stores that were located throughout the northeast of the United States. I operated a store in Cambridge, Mass during the time that I worked for my dad.

1970-1972  Edward Fields, New York, New York, Customer Carpet Manufacture, Territory Manager Northern New Jersey.

1972-1979  Territory Manager, Lees Carpets. Territory was Detroit, Michigan & Columbus, Ohio. Presidents Honor Club, 2 Year Member for Outstanding Performance.

1979-1989  Wallrich Carpet & Tile, Lake Worth, Florida, Family Flooring Business. During my time there I served as buyer, warehouse manager, Gereral Manager of (15) units.

1989-1999  Southland Floors, Pompano Beach, Florida, Territory Manager, Advised customers on new product styles, fashion trends, and product fearures, Developed close and personal relationships with clients to ensure customer loyalty and retention. Ensured the highest levels of customer service and satisfaction. Interacted the architects, contractors, interior designers. Delivered sales presentations, seminars and training classes to clients and partners.

1999-2004  Mohawk Industries, Dalton, Georgia, Territory Manager, Supervised regional sales in five counties of south east Florida. There were over 248 accounts in this territory.

Career Highlights

Lees Carpets -- Presidents honor club presented for outstanding performance, 1976 & 1977

Additional Certifications

Pergo Laminate

Inspector Training Services for Floor Coverings for Hard Surfaces and Carpet--Certification #214

Industry Training

2008 NICFI Annual Convention & Training, Dalton Georgia

2008 L & N Services Training School, Las Vegas, Nevada

2007 Carpet Inspector Training by Advanced Flooring Specialists, Charlotte, North Carolina

2007 L & N Services Training School, Dallas, Texas

2007 NICFI Annual Convention & Training, Dalton, Georgia

2000 Mohawk Product Knowledge School

1987  Retail Floor Covering Association School held in Norman, Oklahoma

1977 I was in charge of taking my accounts to the mill via business owned aircraft. We toured all the manufactering plants at Lees Carpets at Natural Bridge, Virginia and Rabun Gap, Georgia. They were able to observe how carpet is made from the very beginning, all the way to the finishing process.

Industry Association Memberships

NICFI

Formal Education

1958-1962 Brookline High School, Brookline, Massachusetts

1962-1967 United States Navy, Honorable Discharge as rank SK3

1967-1969 Boston University, Majoring in Business