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Ray Darrah

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Career History
* Certified Hardwood Inspector * Vinyl Flooring Inspector * Senior Carpet Inspector * Flooring Consultant * Flooring Adjuster Services * Certified Bamboo Flooring and Natural Cork Tile Inspector * Litigation Services *

Ray Darrah is a second generation flooring professional inspecting flooring failures in Las Vegas, Summerlin, Henderson and surrounding areas in Nevada.
Ray’s experienced in Litigation Case Preparation, Court Expert Witness, Inspecting, Case Review, Report Review, Consulting as well as Site Investigations.

Nevada Certified Flooring Inspections of Hardwood, Ceramic Tile Floors, Stone Flooring, Carpet, Resilient and Vinyl Sheeting, Bamboo, Cork Tiles, Commercial and Residential Carpet, Laminate Floating Floors.

– 1989-Present ~ *Flooring Inspector/Consultant/Court Expert Witness
* Technical Services – QuestInspect
* Technical Services – FloorReports.com
* Litigation, Case Review, Report Review for Quest
Consulting. www.Flooringlitigation.com
– 1991-1993 ~ Concrete Repair and Waterproofing/ Sealing
– 1979-1991 ~ Owner/President – Johnson Rug Company, Modesto, CA
– 1968-1978 ~ Self-Employed – Sales and Installations
– 1965-1968 ~ Self-Employed – Carpet Sales/Auctions
– 1955-1962 ~ Darrah’s Paint and Linoleum (Worked with parents)
Certifications
Carpet – IICRC, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification
Carpet – Natural Fiber Installers/Inspectors Certification
Carpet – Institute for Floor Covering Inspectors
Ceramic Tile – Ceramic Tile Education Foundation Credentials
Ceramic Tile – Institute for Floor Covering Inspectors
Hardwood – Institute for Floor Covering Inspectors
Hardwood – National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association
Hardwood – NWFA National Wood Flooring Association
Hardwood – IICRC, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification
Installation – Elastilon
Installation – Ceramic Tile Education Foundation
Installation – National Wood Flooring Association
Installation – Natural Fiber Installer Certification
Installation – CFI, Certified Flooring Installers Association
Laminate / Specialty – North American Laminate Flooring Association
Laminate / Specialty – Institute for Floor Covering Inspectors
Laminate / Specialty – IICRC, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification
Marble / Stone – Institute for Floor Covering Inspectors
Marble / Stone – Flooring Consultants and Inspection Training Services
Resilient – Institute for Floor Covering Inspectors
Woven and Wool – Natural Fiber Installers/Inspectors Certification
Woven and Wool – Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification
Additional Certifications
HARDWOOD CERTIFICATIONS:
~ National Wood Flooring Manufacturers Association(NOFMA):
Certified Wood Flooring Inspector (NOFMA-CWFI).
~ National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA)
~ National Wood Flooring Association Certified Professionals (NWFAcp)
– Certified Hardwood Inspector.
~ Institute for Floor Covering Inspectors (IFCII.org)
~ IICRC (pending)

BAMBOO AND CORK FLOORING INSPECTION CERTIFICATIONS:
~ Institute for Floor Covering Inspectors (IFCII.org).
~ NWFAcp Bamboo Training – Las Vegas. 2012

CARPET CERTIFICATIONS:
~ Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification(IICRC).
– Certified Senior Carpet Inspector.
~ International Certified Registry (ICR)
– Certified Senior Carpet Inspector.
~Institute for Floor Covering Inspectors (IFCII.org).
~ Certified Inspector – Fiber and Textile Seminars of America
~ Carpet – Commercial Inspector – Wool Safe – Resilient – Hard Surface – Master Inspector I – Master Inspector II

CERAMIC TILE AND STONE CERTIFICATIONS:
~ Ceramic Tile Educations Foundation (CTEF), Division of the Tile Council of America (TCA).
~ Certified Installer Ceramic Tile Education Foundation
– Floors – Tub Surrounds – Shower Surrounds – Walls – Specialty
~ Inspection Certification awarded by the ICR.
– Certified Ceramic Tile Inspector.
~ Institute for Floor Covering Inspectors (IFCII.org).

INSTALLATION CERTIFICATIONS:
~ (CFI) – Certified Flooring Installers Association. Installation for the Inspector.
– Patterned Carpet Installations. Commercial.
~ (CTEF) Ceramic Tile Educational Foundation

LAMINATE FLOORING CERTIFICATIONS:
~ North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA)
~ Institute for Floor Covering Inspectors (IFCII.org).
~ National Laminate Floor Institute – Dalton, Ga.
~ Pergo Certified Claims Inspector.

COMMERCIAL AND RESILIENT FLOORING INSPECTION CERTIFICATIONS:
~ Academy of Textiles and Flooring – Resilient Flooring Inspector.
~ Institute for Floor Covering Inspectors (IFCII.org).
~ Resilient Floor Covering Institute – Instructor of Resilient Flooring Installers

COMMERCIAL CARPET INSPECTION CERTIFICATION:
~ Institute for Floor Covering Inspectors (IFCII.org).
~ The Mohawk Group – Master Craftsman Certification for Installation

CONCRETE TRAINING AND CONCRETE VAPOR EMISSIONS CERTIFICATIONS:
~ Aberdeen’s Master Certification – Concrete and Special Finishes
Resilient Training:
~ World of Concrete and/or World of Masonry.
~ Certified Applicator of Flooring Sealant and Concrete Surface Repairs – M. F. S

Trained in installation and Laminate Warranty Inspections by:
Pergo Laminate flooring, Karhs Hardood, Witex Laminate, FCITS.

Manufacturer Specific Installation Training by:
Mannington Resilient Flooring, Armstrong Hardwood and Resilient Flooring.
Mohawk University, Shaw Commercial Flooring, Mohawk and Durkan Commercial Carpet, Forbo Linoleum, Tarkett Vinyl Flooring, Congoleum Vinyl Tile, Anderson Hardwood, Hartco Hardwood, Shaw Ceramic Tile, Philadelphia Carpet Mills, Shaw Industries.
Formal Education
1968-1969 ~ University of California. San Luis Obispo, California
1966-1968 ~ Modesto Junior College. Modesto, California
1966 ~ Liberty Union High School. Brentwood, California

Inspection Industry Leader:

** Full time Inspection Industry participation
** Inspector and Failure mechanism investigator
** Technical Services Manager – QuestInspect
** Sponsor of IICRC Inspector Certification Training
in Hardwood, Resilient Floors and Carpet.
** Originator of the NICFI’s Annual Convention.
** Founder and active management in www.FloorReports.com
** Educator online and consultant to the inspectors.
** Founder of NICFI – Inspectors Association
** Sponsor to IFCII.org. Inspectors. Institute for Floor Covering Inspectors.
** Sponsored Wool and Woven Seminars for The Natural Fiber Installation Certification (NFICnet.com)
Industry Training Seminars
2012:
~ NFIC ~ Natural Fiber Installers Certification – Woven and Wool Inspector Certification.
~ NWFA ~ Bamboo and Woven Stranded Flooring
~ IICRC ~ Hardwood and Laminate Flooring Inspection Certification
~ NWFA ~ Bamboo Seminar

2011:
~ NALFA Certification. North American Laminate Floor Association.
~ NWFA Sub-Floor Prep/Solid and Pre-Finished Installation and Standards.

2010:
~ North Carolina State University.
– Concrete sub-floor short course.
– Laminate Flooring Milling, Water Resistant Edging.
– Engineered wood balanced construction defects.
~ FCITS Bamboo and Cork Certification.
~ FCITS product update including Shaw Industries Carpet and Hardwood.

2009:
~ North Carolina State University.
Southeastern Dry Kiln Club/ Wood Products Extension
NC State University
Campus Box 8003
Raleigh, NC 27695
– Engineered Wood Flooring Workshop
~ IICRC
– Cleaning Science
– Spotting
– Carpet Construction Review

2008:
~ National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association Inspector Certification. Hardwood Inspection Certification Program. (NOFMA)
~ NICFI Convention Training.
~ NOFMA Certified Hardwood Flooring Inspector (NOFMA-CWFI) Certified Wood Flooring Inspector.

2007:
~ NOFMA – National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association Inspector Certification. Hardwood Inspection Certification Program.
~ FCITS – Hard Surface Certification of Hardwood, Ceramic Tile, Resilient and Laminate Flooring.
~ NICFI – National Institute of Certified Flooring Inspectors Convention and Update. Concrete Problems, Royalty Carpet Mills, Armstrong Hardwood.

2006:
~ NOFMA – National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association Inspector Certification. Hardwood Inspection Certification Program.
~ Founder/Designer: FloorReports.com
~ FCITS – Wool Safe. Dr. Eric Brown.

2005:
~ The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation – Advanced Inspection Class

2004:
~ The Mohawk Group – Master Craftsman Certification for Installation
~ The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation – Inspection Class
~ NICFI Convention – Chairman
~ Founder: QuestInspect.com, National Flooring Inspection Service.

2003:
~ Howard Brinkman Consulting ~ Hardwood Inspection Seminar
~ Toli Resilient Commercial Installation Training
~ NICFI Convention – Co-Chairman
~ NWFA Certified Inspector

2002:
~ World of Concrete and/or World of Masonry
~ Formica Solid Surfaces (Countertop)
~ US Stone Solid Surfaces (Countertop)

2001
~ Substrate and Subfloor Inspection/School of Surface Technology
~ NICFI Convention – Chairman
~ Formica Flooring Fastlock – Inspector

2000:
~ Ceramic Tile Education Foundation- Certified Installer
~ National Wood Flooring Association/National Oak Flooring Association – Hardwood Installation
~ NICFI Convention ~ Chairman
~ National Laminate Floor Inspection Certification

1999:
~ Vapor Emissions Certification
~ Award Hardwood Training.
~ Formica Laminate Flooring Inspection Certification.
~ Pergo Approved Laminate Inspector Certification.
~ Pickering Laminate Flooring Training
~ Universal Hardwood Inspection Training.

1998:
~ Aberdeen’s Master Certification – Concrete and Special Finishes
~ International Certified Flooring Installers Association – Technical Certification – Advanced

1997:
~ Mannington Advanced Vinyl and Laminate Inspection Training

1996:
~ Mannington Authorized Claims Adjuster
~ Floor Covering Institute of Technical Services – Commercial Carpet Inspection

1994:
~ Pergo Certified Claims Inspector

1993:
~ Americans With Disabilities Act Certification – ASTM C-1028-89
~ Certification Registry – FTSA – Senior Certified Carpet Inspector
~ Floor Covering Institute of Technical Services – Inspector Master Level II

1992:
~ Academy of Textiles and Flooring – resilient Flooring Inspector
~ Floor Covering Institute of Technical Services – Inspector Master Level I
~ Certified Applicator of Flooring Sealant and Concrete Surface Repairs – M. F. S.
~ Floor Covering Institute of Technical Services – Resilient Claims Inspector

1991:
~ California State Contractors License – C-15 – FloorCovering

1990:
~ Resilient Floor Covering Institute – Instructor of Resilient Flooring Installers

1989:
~ Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification – Senior Carpet Inspector
~ Floor Covering Institute of Technical Services – Senior Carpet Inspector
~ Carpet Technologist – FTSA
~ Advanced Studies in Commercial Investigative Inspections and Forensic Reporting
~ Carpet Fiber Technologist
~ Certified Inspector – Fiber and Textile Seminars of America – ICRC Certification (Senior Inspector)

1986:
~ Bruce Hardwood Flooring Installation

1985:
~ Kahrs Hardwood Installation

1984:
~ Armstrong Installation Training – Resilient

1983:
~ Armstrong Management II

1982:
~ Armstrong Management I
Industry Association Memberships
~ Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI) – Certified Flooring Installer
~ Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restorations Certification. Certified Senior Carpet Inspector (IICRC)
~ Flooring Consultants and Inspection Training Service (FCITS).
~ National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA). Certified Hardwood Flooring Inspector.
~ National Wood Flooring Certified Professional (NWFAcp)
~ www.FloorReports.com.
~ World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) to 2010
~ National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association (NOFMA) to 1999 (oob)
~ National Oak Flooring Certified Wood Flooring Inspector (NOFMA-CWFI)
~ Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF)
~ World Floor Covering Association (WFCA)
~ NICFI – National Institute of Certified FloorCovering Inspectors.
– Annual Convention Chairman and Founder of Annual Convention. 1999 to 2005.
– Founding Member. To 2010.
~ NFIC ~ Natural Fibers Installers/Inspectors Certification. Founder of the Inspectors Certification Program for the NFIC.

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