Raymond F. Servaes

Surface Observations

Beaufort, SC

843 838 7167

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Career History

Carpenters Union Apprentice and Journeyman Floor Covering Installer (carpet, vinyl, resilient tile, wood)

Independent Floor Covering Contractor

Flight Instructor, Charter Pilot and Commercial Airline Pilot

Retail and Contract Business Owner (Mayflower Carpet Company, Inc. 1971 - 1999


Inspection Certifications

IICRC # 52795 (Cleaning, Restoration, Carpet Repair, Carpet Installation, and Senior Carpet Inspector

Inspector Training Services # 133 (Advance Hardwood, Laminate, and Resilient 

FCITS # 1407 (Carpet and Hardsurfce)

NALFA (Laminate)


Formal Education

Marshfield High School, Marshfield, Mass. 

Newman Preparatory School, Boston, Mass.

Floor Covering Installation at Boston's Local Carpenters Union

Commercial Pilot, Single and Multi-Engine, Flight Instructor, Grand Instructor and Instrument Ratings


Industry Training Seminars 

School of Surface Technology, Senior Carpet Inspectors Course in 2001

Carpet Cushion Council Certification, 2001

National Institute of Certified Floor Covering Inspectors - Update Training (2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2014)

L&N Services Training Services Hard Surface Inspectors Course, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 (all flooring types)

Inspectors Training Services Hard Surface Inspectors Course, 2003

Inspectors Training Services Advance Hardwood Course, 2006

L&N Wood Inspection Course, 2006

FCITS, Carpet Inspectors, Hardwood Inspectors Courses

Mohawk Industries Higher Achiever Program, Hardwood and Laminate

Mohawk Industries Inspectors Workshop, Commercial and Residential Carpets, 2010

Guild Classes

Wood Floor Course, North Carolina State University, 2008, 2010, 2011

NALFA (laminate Association), 2011 NCSU

Wood Floor Course, NCSU

Engineer Wood Flooring Workshop, NCSU 2012

Concrete Substrate Class, NCSU, 2012

Inspectors Training Services Resilient and LVT Course, 2014

Floor Inspectors Guild Wood Science Class, New Orleans, La 2014

Floor Inspectors Educational Guild Wood Science Class, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wi. 2014

Floor Inspectors Educational Guild Seminar in Dalton, GA , 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018

Armstrong Industries, Wood Floor Seminar, Lancaster, Pa 2015