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
Commercial Sites Inspected
Beverly Healthcare Facilities
Ital Art Designs Showroom
International Home Furniture
Sport Club
Bristol Asphalt Company
J & S Cafeteria
Calvary Baptist Church
Knightdale Animal Hospital
Cedar Rock Assisted Living
Mill Creek Baptist Church
Central Carolina Bank
Century Care Nursing Homes
North Carolina A & T University
Creative Designs Hair Salons
Parkland Church
Curves Workout Center
Reidsville Baptist Church
Days Inn
Sara Lee Corporation
Deere Hitachi Corporation
Dance Studio
Saint Leo�s Catholic Church
Dunhill Trace Clubhouse
Sears & Roebuck
Educational Outfitters
Taylor Memorial Baptist Church
Firestone Tire Centers
The Growing Tree Daycare Center
Fitness Today
Twin City Baptist Church
Dr. Greg Ruff & Associates
Ultimate Workout Center
Gospel Light Ind. Baptist Church
University of NC at Greensboro
Hanes Mall
Rustburg, VA Courthouse
Rustburg Citizens Building
Wachovia Bank & Trust
Hawthorne OB GYN
UNC Hospitals
Duke Medical Center
Ruth Chris Steakhouse
Ruth Chris Steakhouse
Wake Forest University
Hedrick Eatmon Building
WFU Baptist Medical Center
Helzberg Diamonds
Wal Mart
High Point Furniture Market
High Point University
Wiley, Brown, & Associates
Holiday Inn
Shiloh Baptist Church
Educap, Inc.
Mary Black Memorial Hospital
Limestone College
D�cor Corporation
Dr. Leighton Medical Office
Fayetteville Otolaryngology
Bank of America
Crown Dodge of Fayetteville
Glenaire Retirement Center
Bishop Gadsen Retirement Center
Hounds Ear Golf Club
Coleman Flooring Center
Curves Gym
Holiday Inn Crabtree
Hope Community Church
Mar Mac Volunteer Fire Dept.
Mount Olive Church
Sheared Lamb Gift Store
Ben David�s Jewelers
Old Navy
AT & T
Tees Chapel
NC State University
Greensboro Art Museum
Highwoods Properties
U S Air
High Point Furniture Market
Holiday Inns (several inspected)
Fitness Today
Peak Fitness Centers
Toll Brother�s Properties
Sun City/Pulte Homes
Lennar Homes
Lennar Homes
Carolina Lakes/Pulte Homes
Biltmore Estate
SECU (State Employees Credit Union)
IHFC-International Home Furniture Center Showrooms

Cities Inspected
Greenville, NC
High Point, NC
High Point, NC
High Point, NC
Bristol, TN
High Point, NC
Winston Salem, NC
Knightdale, NC
Jamestown, NC
Pinehurst, NC
Advance, NC
Durham, NC
Goldsboro, NC
Greensboro, NC
Coumbia, SC
Winston Salem, NC
Winston Salem & Raleigh, NC
Reidsville, NC
Fayetteville, NC
Winston Salem, NC
Kernersville, NC
Kernersville, NC
Winston Salem, NC
Raleigh, NC
Winston Salem, NC
Greensboro, NC
Pinehurst, NC
Winston Salem & Wilson, NC
New Bern, NC
High Point & Winston Salem, NC
Winston Salem, NC
Fort Mill, SC
Wilmington, NC
Kernersville, NC
Greensboro, NC
Winston Salem, NC
Rustburg, VA
Rustburg, VA
Charlotte & Winston Salem, NC
Winston Salem, NC
Chapel Hill, NC
Durham, NC
Durham, NC
Greensboro, NC
Winston Salem, NC
Augusta, GA
Winston Salem, NC
Cary & Winston Salem, NC
10 various stores in VA
High Point, NC
Raleigh & Winston Salem, NC
High Point, NC
Winston Salem, NC
Fayetteville, NC
Sanford, NC
Greensboro, NC
Spartanburg, NC
Gaffney, NC
Charlotte & Raleigh, NC
Fort Mill, SC
Fayetteville, NC
Charlotte, NC
Fayetteville, NC
Raleigh, NC
Charleston, SC
Blowing Rock, NC
Raleigh, NC
12 locations in NC
Raleigh, NC
Jacksonville, NC
Goldsboro, NC
Mount Olive, NC
Pinehurst, NC
8 locations in NC
Danville, VA
Danville, VA
Danville, VA
Danville, VA
Danville, VA
Lynchburg, VA
Smithfield, NC
Raleigh, NC
Greensboro, NC
Raleigh & Winston Salem, NC
Winston Salem, NC
High Point, NC
6 locations in NC
5 locations in NC
6 locations in NC
Charlotte, NC
14 sites in Charlotte area
Fort Mill, SC
22 locations in Raleigh area
23 sites in Williamsburg, VA
28 sites in Fort Mill, SC
Asheville, NC
multiple locations in NC
High Point, NC