Robert L. McNealy

Mr. Robert L. McNealy

Flooristics, LLC
P. O. Box 91171
Salt Lake City , UT 84109
Office: 801-574-0387

Introduction

Flooristics, founded by Rob McNealy, specializes in flooring related accidents and 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 11 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.

To learn more, go to www.flooristics.com.


Areas of Expertise

  • Accident Investigation
  • Carpet
  • Construction Safety
  • Flooring
  • Industrial Hygiene & Mold
  • Slip, Trip & Fall
  • Tile
  • Walking & Working Surfaces

Expert Background

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

EDUCATION
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. 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: Less than 10.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Floor related construction defects and slips, trips, and falls.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Great than 50%. 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: Less than 50%. 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 2015.
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 fulltime. 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.

I also provide consulting, floor and accident scene inspections, and testing of flooring materials and conduct moisture analyses in concrete slabs and other flooring materials.

I inspect 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

References available upon request at www.flooristics.com/contact.