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) Scholarship.
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 methods available.
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 724-203-5000.
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.