President National Academy of Floor Coverings Training

President Floor Claim Solutions, Inc.
662 Dartmouth Drive, Neenah, WI 54956

Professional Profile

Board of Directors Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) 2018 - President 

Board of Advisors International Certified Floorcoverings Inspectors 2017- Present 

Past President of The National Institute of Certified Floorcoverings Inspectors (NICFI) 2017 to Present

President of The National Institute of Certified Floorcoverings Inspectors (NICFI) 2013-2017

Vice President (NICFI) 2011-2013.
Chairman of Hardsurface Inspectors Division. Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) 
Consensus Body Chair S220 Hard Surface Inspectors ANSI Standard
Representative and Communications Committee for Floor Coverings Leadership Council (FCLC)
Representative and Communications Committee (NICFI)

Past Board Member of the Floor Educational Guild 2003-2016
NWFACP Co-Chairman Inspectors Certification Committee
NWFACP Instructor, Sales Advisor Course
NWFACP Hearing Committee - National Wood Flooring Association
NWFACP Inspection Report Review Committee
NWFA Convention Committee

NWFA Certified Wood Flooring Inspector 2011-Current Date
NWFA Certified Commercial Wood Floor Inspector
IIRC Certified Carpet Inspector
ITS Inspector Training Services Certified Vinyl Inspector
ITS Certified Hardwood Inspector
ITS Certified Hardsurface Inspector
IICRC Certified Journeyman Restoration Technician
IICRC Certified Master Cleaning Technician
IICRC Certified Repair and Reinstallation
IICRC Certified Color Repair

Professional Experience

NAFCT 1/2016 - Present

Floor Claim Solutions Inc., Neenah, WI
Owner 2014 - Present

Flooring Insights Inc, Neenah, WI
Partner, Treasurer 2014 - Present

Pioneer Professional Carpet Care Inc., Appleton, WI

Employee 2010 to 2013
Owner 2005 to 2010
Employee 1992 to 2005

Became Certified in Most Areas Through These Years
Build a family Owner Business Ground Up
Turned Business over to Nephew in 2010

Full Time Floor Inspector 2005-2014
Inspections, cleaning and Restoration 1995-2005
Cleaning and Restoration 1992 - 1995

Professional History
Paul Pleshek has been in the floor coverings industry since 1990 and first certified by the IICRC as a senior Carpet Inspector in 1995. The first certification was earned at a course given by Carl Williams, of the Academy of Textiles and Flooring. The NWFA Wood Floor Inspector certification was added in 2005 and Paul Pleshek is also one of only 23 NWFA Certified Commercial Wood Floor Inspectors in the country, having attained certification in 2008. The Vinyl and Hard surface inspector certification from Will Stoner at Inspector Training Services was added in 2014. Several continuing education credits have been earned in subsequent years of certification as required by certifying bodies. These include classes from College Professors at the Forest Products Lab in Madison Wisconsin and from Professors at North Carolina State and Virginia Tech. The courses are in Wood Sciences that taught the physiology of wood and how it is affected by the gain and loss of moisture as well as the affects of the kiln drying process on wood. Annual attendance at the NICFI conventions which are three days of in-depth education covering all types of flooring materials, substrates and environments. Paul Pleshek attend 2-3 courses per year provided by the Flooring Inspectors Educational Guild.

 Very active in the Floor Inspections industry, serving on committees for the NWFA, IICRC, FCLC, FEG and NICFI as well as on the Board of the NICFI and Floorcoverings Inspectors Educational Guild. Elected Vice President of the NICFI in 2010, President in 2012 and again elected President in 2014. As President of the NICFI I have initiated the NICFI Mentor Program to further the education of new or inexperienced inspectors, help start the Floor Coverings Leadership Council With the WFCA, NWFA, FCICA, MIA and others, helped design and implement two new NICFI web sites including the site that has generated an estimated $2.5 Million dollars in inspections for NICFI inspectors.

Industry Association Memberships
IICRC Institute of Inspection Restoration and Cleaning Certification
NWFA National Wood Flooring Association
NWFACP National Wood Flooring Association Certified Professionals
NICFI National Institute of Certified Floorcoverings Inspectors
WFCA World Floor Covering Association

Examples of Commercial Sites Inspected
UW Stevens Point, Stevens Point WI
Ozaukee High School, Ozaukee WI
Waupun Correctional Facility, Waupun WI
Neenah Police Department, Neenah WI
Thornberry Creek Golf Club, Green Bay WI
Hanson Cold Storage, Milwaukee WI
UW Milwaukee Radio, Milwaukee WI
Marshfield Library, Marshfield WI
Fairfield Resort, Lake Delton WI
City Colleges of Chicago, Chicago IL
Holy Cross Lutheran School, Madison WI
Davies Dental, Waukesha WI
Butte Des Mortes Country Club, Appleton WI
Pierce Manufacturing, Appleton WI
US Bank, Miles City Montana
Country Inn and Suites, Atlanta GA

References are available upon request