Evan Lauridsen specializes in providing flooring inspection services to the flooring and related industries, including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, installation contractors, builders, insurance companies, property managers, government, and institutions as well as end-users. Evan’s extensive background in the flooring industry consists of over 5 decades. A true CSI (Construction Scene Investigator) flooring forensics expert by heart, Evan does not believe in leaving any stone unturned. He spends considerable time out on the jobsite, conducting both exhaustive and comprehensive inspections for purposes of determining the actual problem, its real cause(s), both primary and secondary (where obtainable) and when requested, its corrective solution(s). When it comes to his report, you’ll never be left in the dark as Evan does not believe in one sentence reports as some offer. His reports, while concise and to the point, are filled with pertinent data and information to support his conclusions. It’s an extreme rarity Evan receives a call asking to “explain” his reports as they are written for the perceived audience in mind. He has also taught inspection report writing to inspectors at the inspection schools concentrating on the 5 W’s of report writing (the Who, What, Where, When, and most importantly, the Why’s). Once you utilize Evan for your inspection, consulting, or training needs, you’ll never need another inspector. Evan maintains multiple certifications in flooring and subfloor inspection in carpet, resilient, laminate, wood, ceramic and concrete moisture testing from leading organizations who certify such individuals. His past manufacturing experience and labeled as a “functional expert” by past managers and spanning nearly 30 years in carpet, resilient, wood, laminate, mortars, grouts, moisture remediation, crack isolation, surface preparation and adhesive products provides you with a leading edge in inspection, especially for those all too important second inspections.
Summary of experience and qualifications:
Installation (formerly holding a state license in flooring installation)
Flooring Store Manager
Employment with Major Flooring and Sundry Manufacturers for nearly 30 years in roles within technical services and claims as well as serving in the capacity of an SME (Subject Matter Expert) for Six Sigma process and defects reduction in manufacturing.
Involved directly or overseen the training of thousands of flooring installers and inspectors over the years and is the former Dean of Instruction at the National Wood Floor Association (NWFA) Inspector certification program and NWFA Wood Floor Inspector School where he was lead instructor for several years.
Instrumental in the creation of the NWFA Inspector school and certification program at its start
Past NOFMA Inspection School instructor
Approved Instructor for IICRC, FCITS, IFCII, and NAFCT.
A complete curriculum vitae is available upon request.