Ray Servaes

 

CONTACT

Ray Servaes
Beaufort, South Carolina
843-252-7177

Email

TERRITORY

South Carolina (Eastern area)
Georgia (Eastern area)


CERTIFICATIONS
Bamboo
Carpet
Carpet Tile
Cork
Engineered Wood
Laminate
Luxury Vinyl
Sheet Vinyl
Solid Wood
SERVICES
Inspections

CAREER HISTORY

*Carpenters Union Apprentice and Journeyman Floor Covering Installer (carpet, sheet vinyl, resilient tile, r wood flooring) *Independent Floor Covering Contractor
*Flight Instructor, Charter Pilot, and Commercial Airline Pilot
*Retail and Contract Business Owner (Mayflower Carpet Company, Inc. 1971-1999)

*Certified Independent Inspector 2001 to present — Owner of Surface Observations, Inc.

CERTIFICATIONS

*IICRC #52795: (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification) — Carpet Cleaning, Carpet Repair, and Reinstallation and

Senior Practicing Carpet Inspector
*ITS # 133 (Inspector Training Service) Advanced Hardwood Certification; Laminate Certification and Resilient Certification *FCITS #1407: (Flooring Consultants and Inspection Training Services) Certified Flooring Inspector — Hard Surface and Carpet — resigned 2010
*NALFA (North American Laminate Floor Association) Certified Laminate Inspector — 2011
*IFCI (Institute for Floor Covering Inspectors) Certification for Luxury Vinyl Products #230 – 2017

FORMAL EDUCATION

Marshfield High School, Marshfield, Massachusetts; Newman Preparatory School, Boston, Massachusetts; Floor Covering Installation at Boston Local Carpenters Union; Commercial Pilot (Single and Multi-Engine Land), Flight Instructor, Ground Instructor, and Instrument ratings.

INDUSTRY TRAINING SEMINARS
*School of Surface Technology — Senior Carpet Inspectors Course — 2001

*Carpet Cushion Council Certification Course — 2001
*National Institute of Certified Floor Covering Inspectors — update training — 2003-2004-2005-2007-2008-2011-2014 *L & N Services Training— Laminate Flooring, Resilient Flooring, Hardwood Flooring, Formica Solid Surface and HPL Counter Tops – 2003-2004-2005-2007-2008
*Inspector Training Services Hard Surface Inspectors Course — 2003
*Inspector Training Services Advanced Hardwood Course — 2006
*L & N Wood Inspection Course -2006
*FCITS (Flooring Consultants and Inspection Training Services) Carpet Inspector, Hardwood Inspector —2007
*Mohawk Industries Higher Achiever Program — Hardwood & Laminate
*Mohawk Industries Inspector Workshop – Commercial & Residential Carpets — 2010
*Wood Floor Course – NC State University – 2008-2010-2011
*NALFA (North American Laminate Floor Association) — Certification — 2011
*Wood Floor Course — Virginia Tech — 2012-2013
*Engineered Wood Flooring Workshop — NC State — 2012
*Concrete Substrate Course — NC State — 2012

*Inspectors Training Services Resilient and LVT Course — 2014
*Floor Inspectors Guild Wood Science Course — New Orleans— 2014
*Floor Inspectors Guild — Forest Products Lab Seminar— USDA Madison Wisconsin —2014 *Floor Inspectors Guild — Resilient Flooring Seminar — Dalton GA -2015
*Armstrong Industries — Wood Floor Seminar — Lancaster PA – 2015
*Mohawk Inspector’s Seminar – Danville VA – 2016
*Floor Inspectors Guild Shaw Educational Day – Dalton GA – 2016
*Floor Inspectors Guild Carpet Seminar – Dalton GA — 2016