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Steven Johnston's Curriculum Vitae


A-1 First Impressions Inspections & Consulting

3707 Welcome Arcadia Road
Lexington North Carolina
27295
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
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)
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
2014
~ VA Tech/Inspector's Educational Guild Class in New Orleans on Engineered Wood and Crawl Space/Effects of Moisture on Wood

2013
~ 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

2012:
~ 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

2011:
~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

2010:
~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

2009:
~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

2008:
~ 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

2007:
~ 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

2006:
~ 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

2005:
~ 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

2004:
~ 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


2003:
~ NICFI-National Institute of Certified Flooring Inspectors Convention & Education Update
~ IICRC Continuing Education classes
~ FCITS CEC classes

2002:
~ 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.
- www.FloorReports.com. 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 Cities Inspected
Beverly Healthcare Facilities Greenville, NC
Ital Art Designs Showroom High Point, NC
International Home Furniture High Point, NC
Sport Club High Point, NC
Bristol Asphalt Company Bristol, TN
J & S Cafeteria High Point, NC
Calvary Baptist Church Winston Salem, NC
Knightdale Animal Hospital Knightdale, NC
Cedar Rock Assisted Living Jamestown, NC
Mill Creek Baptist Church Pinehurst, NC
Central Carolina Bank Advance, NC
Nordstrom�s Durham, NC
Century Care Nursing Homes Goldsboro, NC
North Carolina A & T University Greensboro, NC
Creative Designs Hair Salons Coumbia, SC
Parkland Church Winston Salem, NC
Curves Workout Center Winston Salem & Raleigh, NC
Reidsville Baptist Church Reidsville, NC
Days Inn Fayetteville, NC
Sara Lee Corporation Winston Salem, NC
Deere Hitachi Corporation Kernersville, NC
Dance Studio Kernersville, NC
Saint Leo�s Catholic Church Winston Salem, NC
Dunhill Trace Clubhouse Raleigh, NC
Sears & Roebuck Winston Salem, NC
Educational Outfitters Greensboro, NC
Taylor Memorial Baptist Church Pinehurst, NC
Firestone Tire Centers Winston Salem & Wilson, NC
The Growing Tree Daycare Center New Bern, NC
Fitness Today High Point & Winston Salem, NC
Twin City Baptist Church Winston Salem, NC
Dr. Greg Ruff & Associates Fort Mill, SC
Ultimate Workout Center Wilmington, NC
Gospel Light Ind. Baptist Church Kernersville, NC
University of NC at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
Hanes Mall Winston Salem, NC
Rustburg, VA Courthouse Rustburg, VA
Rustburg Citizens Building Rustburg, VA
Wachovia Bank & Trust Charlotte & Winston Salem, NC
Hawthorne OB GYN Winston Salem, NC
UNC Hospitals Chapel Hill, NC
Duke Medical Center Durham, NC
Ruth Chris Steakhouse Durham, NC
Ruth Chris Steakhouse Greensboro, NC
Wake Forest University Winston Salem, NC
Hedrick Eatmon Building Augusta, GA
WFU Baptist Medical Center Winston Salem, NC
Helzberg Diamonds Cary & Winston Salem, NC
Wal Mart 10 various stores in, VA
High Point Furniture Market High Point, NC
Wendy�s Raleigh & Winston Salem, NC
High Point University High Point, NC
Wiley, Brown, & Associates Winston Salem, NC
Holiday Inn Fayetteville, NC
Shiloh Baptist Church Sanford, NC
Educap, Inc. Greensboro, NC
Mary Black Memorial Hospital Spartanburg, NC
Limestone College Gaffney, NC
D�cor Corporation Charlotte & Raleigh, NC
Dr. Leighton Medical Office Fort Mill, SC
Fayetteville Otolaryngology Fayetteville, NC
Bank of America Charlotte, NC
Crown Dodge of Fayetteville Fayetteville, NC
Glenaire Retirement Center Raleigh, NC
Bishop Gadsen Retirement Center Charleston, SC
Hounds Ear Golf Club Blowing Rock, NC
Coleman Flooring Center Raleigh, NC
Curves Gym 12 locations in, NC
Holiday Inn Crabtree Raleigh, NC
Hope Community Church Jacksonville, NC
Mar Mac Volunteer Fire Dept. Goldsboro, NC
Mount Olive Church Mount Olive, NC
Sheared Lamb Gift Store Pinehurst, NC
YMCA 8 locations in, NC
Ben David�s Jewelers Danville, VA
Old Navy Danville, VA
Petsco Danville, VA
Marshall's Danville, VA
Walgreen Danville, VA
AT & T Lynchburg, VA
Tees Chapel Smithfield, NC
NC State University Raleigh, NC
Greensboro Art Museum Greensboro, NC
Highwoods Properties Raleigh & Winston Salem, NC
U S Air Winston Salem, NC
High Point Furniture Market High Point, NC
Holiday Inns (several inspected) 6 locations in, NC
Fitness Today 5 locations in, NC
Peak Fitness Centers 6 locations in, NC
Swoozie�s Charlotte, NC
Toll Brother�s Properties 14 sites in Charlotte, area
Sun City/Pulte Homes Fort Mill, SC
Lennar Homes 22 locations in Raleigh, area
Lennar Homes 23 sites in Williamsburg, VA
Carolina Lakes/Pulte Homes 28 sites in Fort Mill, SC
Biltmore Estate Asheville, NC
SECU (State Employees Credit Union) multiple locations in, NC
IHFC-International Home Furniture Center Showrooms High Point, NC
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