FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, in cooperation with ARDEX Americas and nora systems, Inc. announced the July 2017 recipient of the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Certified Installation Manager Program (CIM) Scholarship.
James Macdonald II from Commercial Flooring Professionals, Inc., received the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Certified Installation Manager (CIM) Scholarship for the second quarter of 2017. Macdonald has worked in the family business almost his entire life. He started the commercial division of M&Z Carpets after earning his bachelor’s degree in biblical studies, with a minor in business administration, from Messiah College in 1991. He is now co-owner and CEO of Commercial Flooring Professionals, which spun off from M&Z in 2014. He and his wife, Joy, who is co-owner of CFP and also active in the business, have three adult children. They live in Upper Allen Township, Cumberland County, near the campus of their alma mater.
When asked why he wanted to become a Certified Installation Manager, Macdonald responded, “Our motto is ‘floors that work.’ At CFP, we want to always be learning what is necessary to make different floors work. The CIM program will help us recommend and install for our clients’ floors that do indeed work.”
This scholarship, created in remembrance of Bruce Newbrough from ARDEX Americas, provides for the entire program costs associated with the Certified Installation Manager (CIM) Program including application, content, and assessment fees.
Scholarship applications are accepted throughout the year, the next scholarship opportunity will open in August. Applications are available on the FCICA website: www.fcica.com/CIM.