Tim Chavey

Flooring Specialist

Qualifications

I am Certified by the IICRC, (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) as a RRT, (Repair Reinstallation Technician), RCT, (Rug Cleaning Technician), SCI/SPI, (Senior Practicing Carpet Inspector), CRT, (Color Repair Technician) RFMT, (Resilient Flooring Maintenance Technician), CTI, (Ceramic Tile Inspector). NWFA/NWFACP, (National Wood Flooring Association & national Wood Flooring Association Certified Professional), NALFA, (North America Laminate Flooring Association Inspector), TCA, (Tile Council of America Inspector), and IE, (Industry Expert), by the State of California Contractors License Board. Additional certifications/qualifications/experience can be seen below.

Tim Chavey - Qualifications

Licenses & Certifications

All-Flooring Certification & Courses

Certified Flooring Professional (CFP), World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), 2007.  This title is conferred by the WFCA after passing a rigorous certification examination and providing documentation of specific industry educational training and work experience.  I have been a member(#15365) since 1995.

Industry Expert Certification, Contractor's State License Board, State of California, currently working for the CSLB on an at-will basis since 2003.

C-15 Flooring Contractor's License, State of California, State of California Contractors State License Board, # 624607 since 1991.

Carpet Inspection Certification & Courses

Commercial Carpet Inspector certification course, Advanced Flooring Specialists (AFS), 2001.  Dalton, GA.

Installation Inspector certification #CII-386, International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association (CFI), since 2000.  Kansas City, MO.

Inspector certification course, Advanced Flooring Specialists (AFS), 2000.  San Diego, CA.

Senior Practicing Carpet Inspector certification #32913, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration (IICRC) since 1997.  Whittier, CA.

Carpet Installation Certification & Courses

Installer certification #06019, certified C1 Commercial and R1 Residential, International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association (CFI), since 1998.  Sacramento, CA.

Shaw Industries certification in Soft-Bac installation procedures and techniques, 1998.  Sacramento, CA.

Armstrong Anything Goes residential/commercial carpet installation certification, 1996. San Francisco, CA.

Carpet Color Correction Certification & Courses

Carpet Colorist Certification Course, Von-Schrader, 2001.  Citrus Heights, CA.

Color Blender Certification Course, Advanced Flooring Specialists (AFS), 2001.  Anaheim, CA.

Certified Color Repair Technician certification #32913 (CCRT), Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration (IICRC), 2000.  Vancouver, WA.

Carpet Cleaning & Repair Certification & Courses

Certified Carpet Repair and Reinstallation certification #32913 (RRT) Certification Course, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration (IICRC), 1997.  Vancouver, WA.

Certified Carpet Cleaning Technician certification #32913 (CCT) Certification Course, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration (IICRC), 1997.  Vancouver, WA.

Wood Flooring Certification & Courses

Anderson Hardwood University "Doctor of Engineered Flooring" training in hardwood, 2006.  South Carolina.

Hardwood Flooring Inspector #CP1370104, National Wood Flooring Association, since 2003.  Examinations completed: substrates; problems, causes & cures; maintenance; sand & finish, report writing, report writing scenarios.  Los Angeles, CA.

National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) Factory Finished Wood Flooring Installation Certification, 2003.  Las Vegas, NV.  Member of NWFA #733577 since 2001.

Hardwood Inspector certification, Advanced Hardwood Flooring.  Training classes included:  physical attributes of all types of hardwood species, wood anatomy, wood science, moisture and wood-- "the true relationship", relative humidity, defects of wood flooring, critical techniques and problem solving, how to evaluate crawlspaces and basements, calculating shrinkage, basic building construction technology, installation, sanding, finishing, inspection techniques, the ethics of inspecting, proper use of moisture meters, and how to more effectively inspect and determine failures in hardwood flooring, 2003. Reno, NV.

Triangle Pacific Flooring Group Certification Course in installation & maintenance of Bruce Hardwood Floors, 1995.  Nashville, TN.

Ceramic Tile Flooring Certification & Courses

Ceramic Tile Inspector certification #32913 (CTI), Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration (IICRC), probationary status for one year from July 2007 until 10 reports have been submitted and approved by the IICRC.  Houston, Texas.

Floor Care Technician certification (FCT) #32913, Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration (IICRC), 2007.  Houston, Texas.

Substrate Subfloor Inspection (ISSI) certification #32913, Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration (IICRC), 2007.  Houston, Texas.

Ceramic Tile Inspector certification (TCA), Ceramic Tile Education Foundation, 2004.  To pass this course one must  demonstrate outstanding knowledge of the ceramic tile industry guidelines as contained in the Tile Council of America Installation Handbook, the American National Standards Specification for Ceramic Tile A 137,  the American National Standard Specification for Installation A 108, the American National Standard Specification for Setting Materials A 118 and knowledge and proficiency in the proper performance requirements of ceramic tile and installation of ceramic tile.  South Carolina.

Concrete Subfloors Certification & Courses

Substrate Subfloor Inspection (ISSI) certification #32913, Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration (IICRC), 2007.  Houston, Texas.

How to avoid moisture problems in concrete floors and coatings for concrete floors part one materials & materials selection, World of Concrete, 2003. Las Vegas, NV.

Master Certificate in Repair 3 day course including how to plan properly for successful floors, basics of concrete repair materials, cementitious repair materials, epoxies sealants and other polymer repair materials, World of Concrete, 2002.  Las Vegas, NV.

Master Certificate in Concrete Basics 3-day course including basics of concrete floors on ground, concrete basics part one through three, World of Concrete, 2001.  Las Vegas, NV.

Anderson Hardwood Certified Duck Seal & Duck Glue applicator course, 2000. Sacramento, CA.

Armstrong Industries Concrete Slab Trouble Shooting Certification Seminar, 2000. Sacramento, CA.

Vinyl Flooring Certification

Armstrong Industries secure bond & heat welding installation certification, 1999.  Roseville, CA.

Mannington Industries certification in residential/commercial vinyl installation procedures, 1997. Roseville, CA.

Mold Inspection Certification

Certified Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) residential mold inspector course 2-day course.  Classes taken at the seminar: basic principles of indoor air quality contamination including fungal (mold) and other allergen contamination in residential structures, learn and indicate  knowledge of the IESO (Indoor Environmental Standards Organization) sampling and assessment standards using swabs, tape, air sampling for cultureable and spore trap cassettes, dust collection, the standard for inspecting residential structures for IAQ contamination, proper procedures for the paperwork involved in chain of custody forms and laboratory reports and how to interpret results from lab reports according to recognized guidelines.  Approved credits: 15 FABI, 16 AmIAQ, 16 NACHI, 16 NAHI, 4 NADCA, 2 ABIH, 2 ASHI, 1 IICRC; 2006.  Los Angeles, CA.




Expert Witness Experience/References

Tom Dubberke; McInerney & Dillon.  Retained as an expert witness in a floor preparation dispute, 2007.

George Guthrie; Murphy, Campbell, Guthrie & Alliston.  Retained as expert witness in hardwood flooring dispute, 2007.

Robin Smith; Hollingshead & Associates.  Retained as an expert witness in slip and fall case.

State of California Contractors License Board, retained as expert in a consumer vs. retailer dispute over improperly installed Tarkett vinyl floor, 2006.

State of California Contractors License Board, retained as expert in consumer vs. retailer dispute over flooring, 2006.

Law offices of Kirk S. Rimmer. Site inspection and report issued regarding dispute over installation between consumer and retailer, 2006.

Retained by Albert & Lisa Olivares to serve as industry expert in arbitration at  Contractors State License Board Arbitration, 2006.

Sarrail, Lynch & Hall, LLP, San Francisco, CA.  Schonfeld v. Galli Builders, Inc., et al.  Served as expert witness and advisor in hardwood flooring dispute, 2005.

LaPlante, Spinelli, Donald, Attorney’s at Law.  Retained as expert witness in consumer vs. retailer dispute, 2005.

Gina Acosta, Attorney at Law.  Pre-Trial discussions regarding inspection performed for consumer, 2004.

Registered Expert: The Tasa Group , Technical Advisory Service for Attorneys (Floor Covering), since 2004.

Retained by Jim Holdbrook, owner of Carpet One of Auburn and used, as expert in Superior Court of Colfax, CA, 2004.

John P. Panneton, Attorney at Law, Friedman, Collard & Panneton.  Retained as expert to review depositions regarding case and deposition taken in flooring dispute,  2003-2004.

Gerald Glazer, Attorney at Law.  Hired and used as expert for potential action(s), for consumers with flooring dispute.

State of California Contractors License Board.  Retained as expert witness in arbitration hearing between a consumer and retailer, 2003.

Andrew S. Park, Attorney at Law, Curtis & Arata Attorneys & Counselors at Law.  Prepared and consulted as expert in floor covering case, expert declaration document used by counsel in proceedings, 2003.

JMZ Services, Inc., Frank Gullum, insurance investigator.  Served as flooring expert regarding floor failure(s) at a drug store, 2003.

Industry Expert Certification, Contractor’s State License Board, State of California, 2003.

Wendy Hillger, Attorney at Law, Phillips, Spallas, & Fotouhi LLP.  Retained as defendant’s council in consumer vs. retailer dispute, 2003

Jeffery DeHart Attorney at Law.  Retained as expert witness in a slip and fall case, 2002.

Marshal K. Janquish, Clemmons & Janquish Attorneys at Law.  Retained as floor covering expert in class action lawsuit in multiple residential subdivisions, 2001.

Flooring Industry Experience

Currently the sole owner and operator of Flooring Specialists since 2000.

Currently a board member of the Sacramento Valley Floor Covering Association (SVFCA) Board Member since 2000. 

Speaker for Grand Floor Design regarding “What the Inspector looks for”. A round table discussion with field staff to better inform their subcontractors in the every day installation procedures required to be followed with emphases on the CRI 105 & CRI 104 Guidelines for installation of textile floor coverings in the residential and commercial industry, 2004.

Speaker for the Sacramento Valley Floor Covering Association: Subjects covered centered around moisture problems and included: how the water to cement ratio effects moisture sensitive floor coverings, pH and it’s deleterious effects to moisture sensitive floor coverings, how to properly test concrete using the ASTM testing methods to determine existing moisture conditions in post-cured concrete, moisture meters and their usage(s), the installers responsibility, the White Paper and how it effects the flooring industry, 2002.

Carpet Installation Judge for the Sacramento Valley Floor Covering Association, 2002.

Owner Floor Stop (formerly Floors To Go) retail flooring sales and installation locations in Roseville, Orangevale & Citrus Heights, California from 1991 to 2000.

Trained & supervised floor covering installers, 1980 to 1988 , Flying K Floor Covering Installation for Floors To Go.

Installation supervisor, installation trainer, sales associate, assistant manager, manager, Vice President sales and operations, 1978 to 1988, Floors to Go in Sacramento, Rio Vista, Stockton and Modesto, CA.

Installer and sales associate to store manager, 1975 to 1978, Abbey Carpet in Citrus Heights, CA.