Flooring Experts Case Review & Litigation Support

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Raymond H. Darrah
3053 Freeport Blvd, Suite #269
Sacramento, CA 95818

Phone: 916.760.8030

 

Flooring Inspector   • Consultant   • Expert Witness   • Concrete Testing

Career History:
2005 to Present Technical Advisor and Co-Developer of FloorReports.com
2004 to Present Technical Services Director for QuestInspect.com (National Inspection Service)
1999-2004 NICFI.org, the National Institute of Certified Floor Covering Inspectors Annual Convention and Education Chairman
1991-1993 Concrete Repair/Waterproofing and sealing
1989 to Present Flooring Inspector/Consultant/Expert Witness/Concrete Testing
1979-1991 Owner/President - Johnson Rug Company, Modesto, Ca
1968-1978 Self-Employed - Sales and Installation
1965-1968 Self-Employed - Carpet Sales/Auctions
1955-1962 Darrah’s Paint and Linoleum (Worked with Parents)
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)
   

Industry Certifications:
ACI American Concrete Institute – Aberdeen’s Master’s Certification – Concrete – Special Finishes for Concrete Floors on Ground
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act – A.S.T.M. C-1028-89
ATF Academy of Textile and Flooring – Senior Textile Inspector, Resilient Flooring Inspector, Concrete Moisture and pH Testing  
CFI Certified FloorCovering Installers Association, Installation Inspector – Advanced   
CTEF Ceramic Tile Education Foundation – Accredited Installer  
FCITS Flooring Consultants and Inspection Training Service - Senior Carpet Inspector
FCITS Flooring Consultants and Inspection Training Service -Master Inspector, Level 1
FCITS Flooring Consultants and Inspection Training Service - Resilient Claims Inspectors
FTSA Fiber Textile Seminars of America – Technologist – Certified Senior Inspector
ICR International Certification Registry – Certified Senior Carpet Inspector  
IICRC Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration – Senior Carpet Inspector   
NWFA National Wood Flooring Association/National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association – Accredited
Installer. Installation (Nail Down, Direct Glue, Floating Floors, and Finishing), Sanding and Finishing of Hardwood Flooring
NWFA Certified Wood Flooring Professional (Inspector)
NOFMA National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association, NOFMA Certified Wood Flooring Inspector- October 2008
RFCI Resilient Floor Covering Institute, Instructor of Resilient Flooring Installation
NLT National Laminate Flooring Training Center – Inspector 
World of Concrete
 
World of Masonry

Crack Injection: Epoxies Concrete Repair Materials: Basics, Cementitious Materials, Sealants and Other Polymer Materials. Post-Tensions Slabs on Ground

   

 Industry Seminars:
2008 NOFMA Hardwood Inspection Training
NICFI, National Institute of Certified Flooring Covering Inspectors. Annual Inspector's Training-Convention
2007 NOFMA Inspector Training
2006 NOFMA Inspector Training
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
2003 Howard Brinkman Consulting ~ Hardwood Inspection Certification 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
National Wood Flooring Association
National Laminate Floor
1999 Vapor Emissions Certification - L&N
Award Hardwood
Formica
Pergo
Pickering Hardwood
Universal Hardwood
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
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 State Contractors License - C-15
1990 Resilient Floor Covering Institute - Instructor of Resilient Flooring Installers
1989 Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration - Senior Carpet Inspector
Floor Covering Institute of Technical Services - Senior Carpet Inspector-Carpet Technologist
Advanced Studies in Commercial Investigative Inspections and Forensic Reporting
Carpet Fiber Technologist
Certified Inspector - Fiber and Textile Seminars of America
1986 Bruce Hardwood Flooring Installation
1985 Kahrs Hardwood Installation
1984 Armstrong Installation Training - Resilient
1983 Armstrong Management II
1982 Armstrong Management I

Education:
1968 - 1969 University of California, San Luis Obispo
1966 - 1968 Modesto Junior College, California
1966 Liberty Union High School