Jon Namba has been in the floor covering industry since 1976. His experience includes installation and certifications of hardwood, carpet, resilient, ceramic tile, laminate, decorative concrete coatings, and concrete moisture testing. He has experience in retail sales, retail management and commercial contract sales.
His hands on skills were displayed when the World Floor Covering Association sponsored the Best of the Best Installation contest at Surfaces. He was a participant in the resilient category in 1999, after winning the regional division in 1998. In 2001 at the national competition, he was awarded first place for the Best of the Best installation in the carpet category.
His experience has given him the opportunity to be very involved in the industry.
He was the Director of Technical Services at the World Floor Covering Association from 2001 – 2006 where he coordinated all aspects of training and education with the Regional Installation Training & Education (RITE) program. While there, he created partners in training with the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA), and Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF). From 2001 to current he is a member of the Surfaces advisory council. From 2006 – 2010 he was the executive Director for the International Ceritifed Floorcovering Installers Association (CFI) From 2009-2011 he was the president of the National Wood Flooring Assocation Certified Professionals (NWFA CP).
Currently he is the Editorial Director for Floor Covering Installer magazine (FCI), is on the Board of Directors of the NWFA CP, and actively involved in his business in Salt Lake City, Utah where he owns and operates a family business doing consulting, inspections, trainings and installations.
He currently is a NFIC Certified Installer and Trainer for the west coast.