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LEWIS G. MIGLIORE - PRESIDENT

CURRICULUM VITAE

LewCV2Background

  • 1971 – 1972  Manager, Rochester Linoleum and Carpet retail store – Rochester, New York
  • 1973 – 1987     Founder and President, Magic Carpet and Furniture Cleaning a carpet repair and cleaning firm – Rochester, New York
  • 1976 – 1986 Founder and President, Carpet Specialists Technical Services, third-party carpet inspection service dealing with carpet problems and complaints. Beginning in 1983 included consulting and specifying  – New York
  • 1986 – Present    Founder and President of LGM Technical Carpet Services – New York Flooring failures analysis, on-site inspections, certified product testing, legal case assistance, proffered expert witness, mediation and dispute resolution, insurance loss evaluation, oversee manufacturing of product, identifying substrate, concrete and moisture related issues and product specification.  In 2005 expanded to LGMTCS and Associates Technical Flooring Services to provide superior client service with experts in all categories of flooring materials, adhesives and substrates.

 

Professional Affiliations and Honors 

  • American Arbitration Association; Arbitrator and Panel Member
  • American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists; Member
  • Carpet and Rug Institute, Contributing Technical Consultant
  • Society of Cleaning Technicians; member, 1979-80 Board Chair
  • International Institute of Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners; member, 1981 President
  • National Association of Carpet Inspectors; Founder, 1985 Vice-President
  • Rochester, New York Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council 1985 -1987 Second Vice-President
  • TASA Technical Advisory Service for Attorneys – Expert Witness Program; Member
  • Co-Chairman of ANSI/IICRC S800 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Inspection of Textile Floorcovering
  • Speaker and Presenter for the following organizations:
    • Floor Covering Inspector Symposium
    • NFMT – National Facilities Management and Technologies
    • INSTALL
    • NeoCon
    • Floorcovering Institute
    • Surfaces Trade Show
    • StarNet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership
    • FCICA The Flooring Contractors Associates
    • Floor to Ceiling
    • Hardwood Flooring Summit
    • Host Dry Carpet Cleaning System Dalton Summit
    • Facilities Decisions Conference and Expo
    • E.I. Dupont De Nemours

 

Accomplishments

Author of the following;

  • The Commercial Flooring Report free monthly newsletter.  With over 300,000 recipients, CFR is the most widely-circulated flooring publication in the industry.
  • The Claims File column, Floor Covering News, national trade publication
  • Characteristics, Information and Performance for Carpet and Textile Floor Covering, a comprehensive guide to fiber characteristics and performance.
  • Carpet Specialists Technical Services, Technical Bulletins on Carpet Problems
  • The Senior Carpet Claims Inspectors Book
  • Nine Major Claims Categories and Problem Areas, categorizing all complaints and claims for the carpet industry
  • The Claims File Workbook compilation of columns
  • Commercial Carpet Digest,  RBI International publication dealing with issues, information, problems and education for the commercial and contract carpet market
  • Flooring Forensics, column for Floor Focus Magazine
  • Talk Floor- guest speaker on flooring problems and issues

Additional Accomplishments:

  • Developer, LGM Carpet Seminar, the industry’s only independent and impartial informational and educational seminar on all aspects of carpet. A three-day intensive seminar covering every aspect of carpet, from fiber to maintenance.  The most in-depth, extensive, and technically informative educational program ever offered on textile floor coverings held twice annually in Dalton, Georgia, covering subjects from fiber characteristics to government regulations, and a brief history of the carpet industry.
  •  Co-developer of, LGM Concrete Moisture and Flooring Failures seminar. This program covers the material beneath the concrete and the conditions, the concrete itself, lightweight concrete, retarder materials, moisture vapor emission, alkalinity and surface treatments.  Reactions of flooring materials are shown and discussed as well as the influence of internal environmental conditions inside a facility and the effects of the HVAC system (heating ventilating and air conditioning).  Various forms of testing equipment and their operation and how they work and are used is covered as are various forms of testing including Calcium Chloride and Relative Humidity test.  Adhesives and how they work and are affected are covered and the effect moisture and alkalinity have on PVC backings and plasticizer and related flooring product performance and compromises.
  • Creator and presenter for numerous floorcovering presentations all over the country such as;  Troubleshooting Complaints and Claims – From Problems to Profits with Carpet – Avoiding Problems, Increasing Profits and Satisfying Your Customer’s Needs – Consumer Guide to Selecting Carpet
  • Developer and host, The Industry Trouble Shooter weekly radio show on Floor Radio
  • Developer, claims forms and marketing programs for the Carpet and Vinyl Inspection Industry which are in use today
  • Co-Developer, Inspectors Certification Program
  • Developer, claims information program taught to carpet mills
  • Co-Developer, quality control seminar for carpet mills
  • Instructor, International Institute of Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners Claims School
  • Developer, claims, installation, maintenance and padding policies for multiple carpet manufacturers
  • Advisor to S600 Carpet Installation Standards Guideline

SUMMARY:

For over 43 years Lew Migliore has been associated with the floor covering industry. Challenges, experiences, successes and opportunities servicing floor coverings lead to his developing a unique business model in the technical and educational segment of the industry, by determining and solving problems. LGMTCS, the business Lew built, is a team of the leading experts in the industry. Lew is considered to be the floor covering industries’ most respected and competent independent, objective and unbiased analyst of complaints, problems and performance issues and is a uniquely qualified speaker, author and instructor on the subject. His services are rendered in an honest and impartial manner to determine if and what problems exist, who or what is at fault, and why and determining resolutions. He deals with a multitude of floor covering problems and materials, both soft and hard surfaces, including, but not limited to, those related to manufacturing, specification, installation, performance, use and maintenance.

Contact Us

Call Us at 706-370-5888