FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, in cooperation with ARDEX Americas and nora systems, Inc. recently announced the next recipient of the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Certified Installation Manager Program (CIM) Scholarship.
Mark Holman works for Garmon and Company, in Charlotte, North Carolina. After studying Civil Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, he had the opportunity to open a commercial flooring installation business. To ensure a consistent work load, he sought to master the installation techniques of the many types of floors and concrete preparation methods. It was important to him to strive for the highest possible certifications in each type of material.
Garmon & Company gave him the opportunity to come out of installing and become a field supervisor. Mark said, “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!”
“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.”
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 be awarded in March. Applications are available on the FCICA website: www.fcica.com/CIM.