Winning cases requires witnesses with believability and knowledge. Rob McNealy has both because he is an actively practicing, full time walkway auditor and floor inspector; not just some retired rubber stamp with a PE after his name. Rob knows floors and is passionate about digging into each and every case to find the facts wherever they lead him.
Flooristics, founded by Rob McNealy, specializes in flooring related accidents and construction defects. Flooristics provides an array of expert consulting and forensic services including: walkway auditing, slips, trips, and falls, slip testing, coefficient of friction (COF) testing, moisture testing of concrete slabs and other materials, forensic analyses and testing of flooring installations and materials, and record review of industry best practices and standards for both plaintiffs and defense. Flooristics is experienced in the testing of concrete, ceramic tile, carpet, resilient, bamboo, hardwood, laminate and engineered flooring materials.
Rob McNealy can be an asset to any professional team. His unique hands-on experience, combined with his extensive academic and industry training, make him invaluable in determining the merits of cases, screening contracts and case records, understanding proper application of industry standards and best practices (even when they conflict), writing reports and affidavits, developing timelines, building out teams of other experts, scope of work analyses, providing expert opinion, and giving depositions and trial testimony regarding industry best practices.
With more than 15 years of experience in the flooring industry, Rob McNealy has served in a variety of industry roles, including: flooring contractor, certified flooring inspector, industry standards developer, industry related media personality, and interior design school advisory board member.
Rob McNealy maintains the following industry designations and certifications: Walkway Audit Certificate Holder (WACH), Senior Carpet Inspector, Concrete Slab Moisture Testing Technician, Carpet Reinstallation and Repair Technician, Resilient Flooring Inspector, Wood and Laminate Floor Inspector, IFCI Flooring Inspector, Substrate Subfloor Inspector, Carpet Cleaning, Wood Floor Inspector.
Rob McNealy has been a featured guest on radio shows and podcasts, has been an invited speaker at conferences and has provided CLE training on floor related construction defects.
- Accident Investigation
- Construction Safety
- Industrial Hygiene & Mold
- Slip, Trip & Fall
- Walking & Working Surfaces
- Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
- A: PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
•Certified Senior Carpet Inspector (2015-Present) IICRC - #207109
•Certified Concrete Slab Moisture Testing Technician (2015-Present) ICRI
•Certified Carpet Reinstallation and Repair Technician (2015-Present) IICRC - #207109
•Certified Resilient Flooring Inspector (2015-Present) IICRC - #207109
•Certified Wood and Laminate Floor Inspector (2015-Present) IICRC - #207109
•Walkway Audit Certificate Holder (WACH) (2014-Present) NFSI
•Certified IFCI Flooring Inspector (2014-Present) IFCI - #136
•Certified Substrate Subfloor Inspector IICRC - #207109
•Certified Carpet Cleaning Technician (2014-Present) IICRC - #207109
•Certified Walkway Auditor (2013-2014) NFSI
•Certified Wood Floor Inspector (2008-2010) NWFA - #370326
•Flooring Contractor (2005-2012) State of Colorado
Master of Business Administration Colorado State University (2001-2003) Denver, CO
Major: Strategic Management
Bachelor of Science Central Michigan University (1993-1997) Mt. Pleasant, MI
Major: Geography (Land Use Planning/Environmental Analysis) Minor: Marketing
International Studies St. Patrick’s College (National University Ireland) (1997) Maynooth, Ireland
- Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
- A: PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
•Utah Safety Council (2015 – Present)
•Safer Walkways Association (2015 – Present)
•Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)(2014 – Present)
•National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) (2013 – Present)
•Institute for Floor Covering Inspectors (IFCI) (2012 – Present)
•Arapahoe Community College Interior Design School Board of Advisers (2009)
•American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) (2007)
•National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) (2005 – 2010)
- Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
- A: PRESENTATIONS
•McNealy, R. Floor Studies/Innovations in Floor Testing. Presented at: Simon Institute: The 16th Annual Simon Institute Symposium; 2017 August 6 – August 8; Memphis, TN
•McNealy, R and McNealy, MD, K. How ANSI Standards Are Used in Expert Witness Litigation. Presented at: Simon Institute: The 15th Annual Simon Institute Symposium; 2016 July 31 – August 2; Albuquerque, NM
•McNealy, R. Traction Auditing and Minimizing Injuries Due to Slip and Fall. Presented at: Simon Institute: The 14th Annual Simon Institute Symposium; 2015 August 9-11; Louisville, KY
•McNealy, R. Coefficient of Friction (COF): What You Need to Know. Presented at: 1st Annual Intermountain Construction Defect and Dispute Conference; 2015 May 15; Salt Lake City, UT
- Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
- A: Never.
- Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
- A: 20+.
- Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
- A: Construction defects related to substrates, flooring, and floor coverings.
Personal injuries related to slips, trips, and falls caused by unsafe walkways and floor coverings.
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
- A: 75%. I haven't turned any cases away based on them being a plaintiff or defense case.
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
- A: 25%. I haven't turned any cases away based on them being a plaintiff or defense case.
- Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
- A: Less than 10.
- Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
- A: Fall 2019.
- Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
- A: Less than 10.
- Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
- A: Less than 10.
- Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
- A: Since 2010. I focus on and actively work in my trade full time. Legal work is something I do part time.
- Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
- A: I provide coefficient of friction (COF) testing and provide traction auditing of flooring with the latest NFSI/ANSI B101 standards using state of the art tribometers and testing equipment.
I also provide consulting, floor and accident scene inspections, and testing of flooring materials. I conduct moisture analyses in concrete slabs and other flooring materials. I do onsite walkway safety audits and evaluations.
I inspect substrates, walkaways, hard surface, resilient, and carpet floor coverings.
- Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
- A: $150 per hour.
- Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
- A: $150 per hour.
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
- A: $350/Hour (Minimum 4 Hours).
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
- A: $4,500/Day + Expenses (Regardless of testimony time).
- Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
- A: Travel Time: $250/Day
Travel Expenses (Outside of Salt Lake City, Utah:
-Expenses Billed at Cost.
-Mileage will be billed at standard IRS rate.
-Hotel rates will be billed at a maximum of $250.00 per night; unless reasonable accommodations cannot be procured below that daily rate.
References available upon request at www.flooristics.com/contact.