Course Instructors

john-carterJohn Carter – is the primary instructor for the IICRC approved “Senior Carpet Inspector Course” , and has been in the carpet related industry since 1978. John has also been a practicing inspector since the early 1980′s. This extensive industry experience translates into only the highest quality of instruction, which stems from being able to teach from a field experience frame of reference.

John also teaches from the ” Inspector perspective”, with heavy emphasis on the psychological frame of mind necessary to be a successful Senior Carpet Inspector. Furthermore, John teaches the prospective inspector how to write concise ” to the point” inspections for the carpet mill industry. Each day of the Senior Carpet Inspector Course, all students are required to write actual carpet inspection reports based upon a case studies. The very next morning each student’s written report is critiqued and analyzed individually, so all students can learn and benefit. Learn more about John, Click here


mike-westMike West – Mr. West is a nationally recognized expert in the Carpet Industry and has performed Carpet, Flooring and Textile Inspections for over 35 years. He is third generation in the Textile Service industry. He began working in his father’s Oriental rug cleaning business at the age of seven. He has continued in the carpet, textile and flooring industry in various capacities, instructing and consulting with government agencies, major manufacturers of fibers, carpet, and cleaning products as well as running his own textile service, retail and inspection businesses.

Some of his Inspection and Consulting clients include Fiber producers: DuPont (Invista), Monsanto (Solutia), Allied (Anso) and manufacturers such as Shaw, Mohawk/Karastan, Royalty, Tuftex, Fabrica, Atlas, Hibernia, Masland, Southwind, Alladin, Stantton/Royal Dutch, Beaulieu and Tarkett as well as architects, designers, retailers and consumers.


don-gaconnet-copywriterDon Gaconnet – is a professional marketing coach, freelance copywriter and author who is recognized by industry leaders as one of the nation’s top Internet marketing advisors. Utilizing over twenty years of small business management, visionary training, neuroscience research, mystery shopper reporting, and on-the-street marketing experience; Don’s developed a proprietary process for blueprinting and solving todays marketing and advertising problems.

He’s focused on helping all size businesses increase online sales, strengthen their overall brand, and dramatically boost market positioning through proven marketing strategies. He is the author of several popular content marketing guides, including Content Marketing Power – A Winning Do-It-Yourself Content Writing Guidebook. Click here