IAQ Radio Blog - Episode 582 - Roland Vierra – The Life & Times of a Renown Flooring Inspector: Stories from the Dark Side in the Trenches!

Roland was raised in the construction and building maintenance trades. At age 13, Roland began working as a warehouseman in a flooring retail store. During his early years in the floor covering industry he learned the flooring trade through stints in customer service, sales, estimating, installation, and claims handling.

He began making flooring inspections in 1982. He wouldn’t advise anyone to go into the flooring inspection business today.

Roland’s business model is to troubleshoot flooring problems, not to sell or broker flooring. Inspired by the TV show Quincy; he coined the business name Flooring Forensics. Seeking a slogan like the New York Times’ “All the news that’s fit to print” after some refinement he settled on “Third party observation & comment on all floor covering issues, problems and complaints.”

After troubleshooting a situation, he often is asked to develop and implement solutions. In these situations, he develops written remedial recommendations/specifications.

Due to personal decisions and selectivity, his business has changed from 8-10 residential inspections daily 5 days a week to commercial orientation where projects are much larger, more complex and time consuming.

Read more at IAQRadio

E-mail me when people leave their comments –

You need to be a member of Building Performance Community to add comments!

Join Building Performance Community

Emily Ambrose’s video was featured
The federal solar tax credit (ITC), has long reigned as one of solar energy’s most important demand drivers. But the turmoil in Washington and the step downs in the credit have created some market uncertainty and confusion in the minds of solar…
2 hours ago
Building Performance Association’s blog post was featured
Last week, the Building Performance Association submitted comments on the Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board’s (EQB) proposed amendment to Chapter 145 to establish a trading program for carbon dioxide emissions and join the Regional Greenhouse…
3 hours ago
Building Performance Association posted a blog post
Last week, the Building Performance Association submitted comments on the Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board’s (EQB) proposed amendment to Chapter 145 to establish a trading program for carbon dioxide emissions and join the Regional Greenhouse…
3 hours ago
Building Performance Association’s blog post was featured
Late last year, on December 27, 2020, Congress passed and the President signed a massive end-of-year package that included FY2021 government funding, a small-scale energy bill, a tax extension, and COVID relief provisions.
Following is a brief…
3 hours ago
Building Performance Association posted a blog post
Late last year, on December 27, 2020, Congress passed and the President signed a massive end-of-year package that included FY2021 government funding, a small-scale energy bill, a tax extension, and COVID relief provisions.
Following is a brief…
3 hours ago
John Knox replied to Diane Chojnowski's discussion What Makes Building Ventilation Good Enough to Withstand a Pandemic?
"It's not the whole answer to the extra energy burden of healthy ventilation, but let's not forget to include HRV, ERV and Solar Preheating systems in any discussion of increasing ventilation."
yesterday
Stefan Erb replied to James White's discussion Solar should BE the Roof, not just on the roof. in Renewable Energy
"Hello James, etc.
It's been a while ... but I still agree with this headline: 
Solar should BE the Roof, not just on the roof.
In this website I explain a possible version of solar thermal very low tech and efficient:
   heatingwithsolarair.com…"
Tuesday
Chris Morin’s video was featured
An ongoing topic of contention between HVAC Contractors, and well themselves, is the correct outdoor design temperatures in cooling & heating when calculatin...
Monday
Emily Ambrose’s blog post was featured
- By Cory Allyn, Content WriterThe Local Search Ranking Factors report, which has been issued annually since 2008, is one of the best resources digital marketers have to stay up to date on current best practices for local search.2020’s report,…
Monday
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Brad Cook's discussion HRVs and neighborhood wood smoke
"Do a pre-charcoal filter before you hit the unit if you can swing it (larger the better) & then only if needed add one directly to the unit. This trick has been used for similiar issues not including dealing with wildfires"
Saturday
Chris Morin posted a video
An ongoing topic of contention between HVAC Contractors, and well themselves, is the correct outdoor design temperatures in cooling & heating when calculatin...
Saturday
Brad Cook posted a discussion
I have installed a bunch of HRV/ERVs here in Vermont and I recently heard from a client that has a tight house ventilated with a Venmar HRV that I installed. The HRV is bringing wood smoke into the house from his neighbor's house located about 400…
Saturday
More…