Claudia owned and operated a floor covering retail store for over twelve years. In 1995 along with her partner Steve Hume, she established Inspections Too, Inc., a full time floor covering inspection business. Shortly after Flooring Technology Institute (FTI) a subsidiary of Inspections Too, Inc., was established to offer continuing education credits to the related industries and certification for hard surface inspections through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Claudia’s degree in education and years of technical experience, have enabled her to educate and aid floor covering inspectors, interior designers, consultants, engineers, specifiers, and architects. Claudia spearheaded and led the IICRC Hard Surface Certification Floor Covering Inspector Program since 1996. Part of her responsibility was to construct a very large committee of industry participants and ensure active participation. Claudia is also the past Co-chair for the National Wood Flooring Association Inspector Certification Committee. Claudia actively lectures at national and regional conferences and floor covering trade shows, in addition to planning and conducting numerous technical seminars designed to educate people in the industry.