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Mike Burgener's Curriculum Vitae

850 Group LLC

2680 Paddock Circle
Crestview Florida
Phone: (850)  902-3410
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Career History
Mike Burgener has over 50 years in the floor covering industry. He is recognized as one of the top industry's trainers and inspectors. Mike began his floor covering career in 1967. Taking a little time out to serve his country in the military he came home and started a commercial floor covering installation service. His company specialized in military bases; this brought him to the gulf coast of Florida in 1978. His company has work in all of the armed services bases in the south east. His reputation as a critical installation craftsman caught the attention of the All Industry Council who at that time was working on creating a floor covering installation curriculum for trade schools. Mike went on to create and operate the industry's first full time floor covering installation school. He wrote the training program for a National Certification Program for existing installers. He has been performing inspections for all facets of the floor covering industry since 1988. Architects and developers have used Mike's expertise in the design phase along with installation guidance during the construction process. He is a highly sought source for expert testimony when cases end up in litigation.
He lives in Crestview, Florida with his wife Lisa and has four grown children and five granddaughters and two grandsons. He serves as a board member of his local church and works with many community organizations.
He serves as the Technical Director of one of the largest Ceramic Tile and Wood Distributors in the Southeast.

He is the former Executive Director, of the Central Alabama Floor Covering Association. Additional responsibilities included the procurement of both private and Federal funds to facilitate a JTPA program to train displaced steelworkers and cross train them into floor covering mechanics.

The former Project Director/Chief Instructor of the Nationally Acclaimed Flooring Installation School in Birmingham Alabama.
Staff Instructor Academy of Textiles and Flooring

The former President of the National Association of Floor Cover Instructors.

Voted floor covering Person of the Year in 1989, 1990 & 1992, by the readers of Floor Covering Weekly.

Additional Certifications
Formal Education
Valley Station High School 1968
Georgia Tech Instructor of Technical Training 1989
Industry Training Seminars
Armstrong Resilient Installation School 1971
Bruce Hardwood Installation and Sand and Refinish 1980
Carpet Instructor Floor Covering Installation Training Council 1989
Resilient Instructor Resilient Floor Covering Insitute 1990
Resilient Instructor, Instructor Trainer RFCI 1991
Resilient Inspector Academy Of Textiles and Flooring 1991
IICRC Senior Carpet Inspector 1991
Mannington Authorized Claims Adjustor 1992
Mannington Hardwood Installation 1992
FCITS Hard Surface Inspector 2007, 2010, 2012, 2017, 2018, 2019,
FCITS Carpet Inspector 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
FCITS Luxury Vinyl Tile & Plank 2019
CFIU Luxury Vinyl Tile & Plank 2019
FCITS Concrete Moisture Testing Certification 2019
Flooring Inspector Educational Guild Wood Science Environmental Reaction 2018
CFIU Expert Witness Training and Certification 2019
Industry Association Memberships
Commercial Sites Inspected Cities Inspected
Eglin Air Force Base Fort Walton Beach, FL
Children's Hospital Birmingham, AL
Tyndall Air Force Base Panama City, FL
Fort Rucker Ozark, AL
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