Property Damage Expert 45663 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 50 years experience as a property damage consultant with determining damage to residential / commercial property both contents and structures resulting from water, mold, bacteria, sewage, fire, smoke, or indoor air quality problems. My services include appraisal, inspection, infrared building inspections (finds hidden moisture/water intrusion), restoration, industry standards, claims analysis and investigation, concrete vapor/moisture emission testing, concrete sulfate issues, concrete inspections, textile cleaning (carpet, upholstery, draperies, and Oriental, American Indian and hand-woven rugs), and flooring forensics and inspections (wood, carpet, ceramic, resilient, and natural stone). I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: mold remediation, environmental deep cleaning, water damage mitigation, fire and smoke damage, sewage back flow decontamination, earthquakes, odors, vandalism, textile cleaning, and reconstruction.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include: property damage assessment; documenting water damage mitigation and mold remediation.

Relevant Experiences

I am an industry expert for the California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) for the past 18 years providing opinions on workmanship issues and detailed line item estimates for the cost to correct. I have also been retained in civil disputes for these same issues.

I also had a rug cleaning plant and cleaned Prussian Rugs. So I am familiar with rugs.



Licenses Certifications

Certified Restorer (CR) – RIA / ASCR
Council Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) – ACAC
Council Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor (CMRS) – ACAC
Council Certified Structural Drying Supervisor (CSDA) – ACAC
Council Certified Environmental Infection Control Consultant (CEICC) – ACAC

Awards & Affiliation

Distinguished Service Award
Martin L. King Award
RIA Distinguished Service Award

Primary Affiliation

Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases