For Immediate Release
Announcing the Latest Recipient of the Bruce Newbrough
Memorial Scholarship: Mark Holman
Aliquippa, PA, January 17, 2018 – FCICA, the Flooring
Contractors Association, along with ARDEX Americas and nora systems, Inc.
announced that Mark Holman is the 2017 4th quarter recipient of the
Bruce Newbrough Memorial Certified Installation Manager Program (CIM)
Holman, who works for Garmon and Company, is from Charlotte,
North Carolina. He studied Civil Engineering at the University of North
Carolina at Charlotte, and opened a commercial flooring installation business.
To maintain a constant work load, Holman constantly worked to master
installation techniques of the many type of floors and concrete preparation
Working for Garmon & Company as a field supervisor,
Holman writes, “Using my experience to catch a problem before it becomes one is
very gratifying. I always try to improvise and find a way to complete jobs even
if conditions, schedule, or materials are not ideal. If someone says it can’t
be done, that’s the project I want to be on!”
Harmon continues, “The opportunity provided in the CIM
program to learn more about our profession and how to be more proactive and
capable in all aspects of managing a project is invaluable. Any new knowledge
that I can acquire to make jobs better for our company and our installers is
greatly appreciated. I hope to continue Bruce Newbrough’s legacy by passing
along the knowledge I receive to others.”
Bruce Newbrough, a former ARDEX Director of Technical Services
and later Applications Development, was the inspiration for the eponomous
scholarship due to his passion for industry education and training of proper
substrate preparation. The scholarship covers the costs associated with the
Certified Installation Manager (CIM) Program, including application, content
and assessment fees.
Scholarship applications are accepted throughout the year.
Applications are available on the FCICA website: www.fcica.com/CIM .
About ARDEX, A Global Innovation Leader in High
Performance Specialty Building Materials:
Recognized by installation experts, ARDEX is a global leader in the
development, manufacture and distribution of high-performance specialty
building products for all aspects of substrate preparation, floor covering,
tile and stone installation systems and architectural concrete systems for
commercial and residential applications. As family owned company, the ARDEX
Group leads through local customer interaction striving for excellence in all
that we do. For more information about ARDEX Americas: www.ardexamericas.com, or call
About the Certified Installation Manager (CIM) Program:
The CIM program provides industry-specific training modules led by experts that
speak from years of floor covering experience packaged with assessments to
confirm the vast knowledge obtained. The program is completely online, allowing
users to work at their own pace, on their own time. For more information about
the CIM Program, go to www.fcica.com/CIM.
FCICA, headquartered in West Bloomfield,
Michigan, is the resource for premier commercial flooring contractors.
Promoting the advancement and continuous development of Certified Installation
Managers (CIM). Providing technical education, business support and industry
expert networking. Delivering skills and knowledge to enhance the
professionalism of commercial flooring contractors. FCICA is an international
association whose contractor members serve the continental United States, plus
Canada and Guam. For more information about FCICA: visit www.fcica.com or call 248-661-5015; toll
free (877) TO-FCICA.