Steven Johnston

Steven Johnston's Curriculum Vitae

A-1 First Impressions Inspections & Consulting
3707 Welcome Arcadia Road
Phone: (336)  671-0852
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Career 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 & facilities & Facility Manager of the 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
Additional Certifications
Certified Carpet Inspector: FCITS, IICRC, FITS, ICR, ITSFC.
Certified Laminate Inspector: FCTIS, ITSFC, FITS, NALFA
Certified Resilient Inspector: FCITS, FITS, ITSFC
Certified Ceramic Tile Inspector: FCITS, FITS, ICR, CTEF
Certified Wood Inspector: FCITS, ITSFC, NWFA.
International Concrete Repair Institute Certified in Concrete Moisture Testing
Manufacturer Warranty Inspection Trained by: Pergo Laminate, Witex Laminate, Mannington Resilient, Laminate, Ceramic Tile, and Wood Flooring, Armstrong Hardwood, Tile, Resilient, & Laminate Flooring, Shaw Commercial Flooring, Formica Laminate Flooring, HPL, & Solid Surface Counters, Tarkett, Congoleum, Alloc, Kronotex, Quickstep, Classen, Anderson Hardwood, Columbia, Award Hardwood, & Unilin Laminate.
CTEF (Ceramic Tile Education Foundation) Inspector Class
NWFA-CWFI/NOFMA (NOFMA certification is no longer available since the merger, but did the training class & passed the exam before they merged)
Formal Education
2000- Gardner Webb University MBA (3.83 GPA)

1991- Winston Salem State University (Summa Cum Laude 3.89 GPA)
B.S. In Accounting w/concentration in Business Management & Finance

- 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

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

~ IICRC Introduction to Substrate/Sub Floor Inspections-Ardex-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

~ NC State Training on Sealed/Closed Crawl Spaces/Effects of Moisture, Relative Humidity, & Temperature & Wood ID course (Charleston, SC)
~ NICFI Convention Training Update
~ FCITS Training Expo

~NC State Training on Sealed/Closed Crawl Spaces & Effects of Moisture, Relative Humidity, & Temperature (Charleston, SC)
~NC State Seminar on Mold/Mildew in homes (Charleston, SC)
~ Howard Brickman 2 day seminar on Wood Flooring (Charleston, SC)
~ITSFC Solid and Engineeered Wood Floor Continuing Education Update
~NC State Training on Engineered Products, Laminates, & Concrete
~NALFA Laminate Training and Certification
~Advanced Energy Solutions Training for Closed/Sealed Crawl Spaces

~ICRI-International Concrete Repair Institute-Certified in ASTM 710 pH testing, ASTM 1869- Calcium Chloride Testing, ASTM 2170 In Situ Probe Relative Humidity testing, & ASTM 2420 Relative Humidity Probe Measurement and Insulated Hood
~NICFI Inspector Convention & Training Updates
~Mohawk Training on Patterned Goods & Commercial & Residential Flooring
~NC State Training on Engineered Products, Laminates, & Concrete
~NC State/Haywoood Community College Kiln Dry Class
~FCITS Symposium on Cork, Bamboo, Wood, & Moisture in Concrete
~NC State Engineered Wood & Laminate construction and defects

~IICRC Continuing Education-Carpet Cleaning
~ITSFC-Carpet Inspector Certification
~AFS Commercial Carpet Inspection & Correction Symposium
~AFS Commercial Carpet Correction Certification
~AFS Side Match Pro Certification
~L & N Armstrong Training for Wood, Laminate, & Reslient flooring
~ NC State Training on Wood Species Identification

~ 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
~ AFS Commercial Carpet Inspection Certification
~ AFS Symposium & Training
~FCITS Woven Inspector Certification
~NICFI Training & Certification update conference

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

~ 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

~ 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

~ 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

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

~ IICRC Senior Carpet Inspector
~ Formica Solid Surfaces (Countertop)
~ US Stone Solid Surfaces (Countertop)
~ IICRC Continuing Education classes

Industry Association Memberships
- (NALFA) North American Laminate Floor Association
- (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.
- Hardwood - Carpet - Vinyl - Cork - Laminate -
Woven WoolRug & Carpet - Solid Oak Hardwood Inspector.
- (WFCA) World Floor Covering Association.
-The Carpet and Rug Institute
-ITSFC Hardwood, Hard Surface, & Carpet Inspector
-NOFMA National Oak floor Manufacturer's Association-attended the last training class and passed the exams, but no more certifications were going to happen once the merger with NWFA took place
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