Richard Kass have been involved in the Flooring Industry for close to 40 years. He owned and operated a successful full-service retail Floor Covering businesses (CPI Interiors) in the Vail Valley of Colorado from 1984 through 2003.
He was the owner of the Wood Floor Store (Vail Valley) and Intermountain Flooring & Supply in Eagle and Silverthorne Colorado.
Since 2003 Mr. Kass has been trained by numerous national organizations specializing in hardwood, carpet and tile inspections.
Experience has been achieved through industry training, hands-on experience, multilevel installation experience, maintenance and corrective services during his 40-year career.
He is certified by The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) as a Residential and Commercial Wood Flooring Inspector. He was one of only 12 inspectors certified by NOFMA.
He has achieved Senior Carpet Inspector status from the IICRC. Additionally, he has achieved inspector status on Laminate and Luxury Vinyl Flooring.
Industry Seminars and Certifications
Wood & Laminate
National Wood Flooring Association # CP0404157- Certified Wood Flooring Inspector
The Wood Flooring Manufacturers Association - Certified Wood Flooring Inspector
Advanced Flooring Services Certified Wood Flooring Inspector
National Wood Flooring Association - Factory Finish Course
National Wood Flooring Association - Wood Flooring Installation School
National Wood Flooring Association- Member/Associate
National Wood Flooring Association- Instructor/Observer
Inspector Training Floor Inspector Training Services- Hard Surface Laminate Training
Flooring Inspection Training- L&N Inspection Services
NWFA- National Wood Flooring Association- Commercial Wood Flooring Inspector (School & Testing)
Wood Flooring Inspectors Class – Charleston SC by the Floor Educational Guild
Virginia Tech – Wood Science Seminar by the Floor Educational Guild
Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) Certification Number #85224
Senior Carpet Inspector IICRC #85244 - Carpet Cleaning & Carpet Repair & Reinstallation
Flooring Inspection Training Services
Carpet Re-certification (F.I.T.S.)
Academy of Textiles & Flooring – Senior Carpet Inspector (Education & Testing)
Education & Continuing Education
1975-1980 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 1980, Kean College, Union New Jersey
2003 AFS- Advanced Flooring Specialist- Certified Wood Flooring Inspector.
2004 NWFA- National Wood Flooring Association – Certified Wood Flooring Inspector # CP0404157 & Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) Certification Number #85224 - Senior Carpet Inspector
NWFA- National Wood Flooring Association- Wood Flooring
Installation and Finish School
2005 NOFMA- The Wood Flooring Manufacturers Association - Certified Wood Flooring Inspector
2006 Bona Kemi- Hardwood Inspection School
F.I.T.S - Floor Inspector Training Services- Hard Surface Laminate Training
The Wood Flooring Manufacturers Association-Inspector School
2007 Shaw Industries- Side-match Correction School & Advanced Flooring Services- Commercial Inspection School
2008 National Wood Flooring Association- Instructor/Observer – New Inspector Training
2009 North Carolina State – Wood Science Course by the Floor Educational Guild
2009 NWFA- Commercial Wood Flooring Inspector School & Testing
2010 NICFI – Convention and Training
2011 Wood Flooring Inspectors Class- Charleston SC by the Floor Educational Guild
2011 NICFI - Convention and Training
2011 NALFA- Laminate Flooring Inspector Certification
2012 Surfaces Flooring Convention – Las Vegas Nevada
2013 Virginia Tech - Wood Science Seminar, The Floor Educational Guild
2013 NICFI Convention – Las Vegas
2014 Surfaces Convention – Las V egas
2014 Floor Inspectors Educational Guild – Las Vegas, Ceramic Tile
2014 NWFA Inspector Symposium- Nashville
2014 NWFA Wood Flooring Convention Nashville
2014 US Forest Products Lab – Seminar – Madison WI, The Floor Educational Guild
2015 Surfaces Convention – Las Vegas
2015 NWFA- Wood Flooring & The Environment – Las Vegas
2015 Resilient Inspector School – Dalton GA
2015 Floor Inspectors Educational Guild – Dalton GA
2015 Inspectors Guild – Wood Science – Denver CO
2016 Surfaces Convention- Las V egas NV
2016 Hard Surface Wood & Tile Seminars – Las Vegas NV
Master Flooring Inspectors & Consultants, Inc.
483 Escondido Circle
Grand Junction, Colorado 81507