General Contractor Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

General Contractor, California Licensed General Contractor, C 15 Flooring, C 15 Floor Covering, C 33 Painting, C 33 Decorating, C 54 Ceramic Tile, C 54 Mosaic Tile, American Arbitration Association Construction Arbitrator, Kitchen Cabinetry, Millwork, Marble Flooring, Granite Flooring, Granite Countertops, Hardwood Flooring, Conventional Hardwood Flooring, Laminated Flooring, Ceramic Tile, Countertops, Flooring, Shower Surrounds, Tub Surrounds, Stained Finish Application, Painted Surface Interior Preparation, Painted Surface Exterior Preparation, Paint Application, Primer Application, Interior Roofing, Exterior Roofing, Roofing, Tile Roof, Built Up Roof, Water Intrusion, Water Damage, Stucco Application, Stucco Repair, Drywall Application, Drywall Patchwork, Concrete Slabs, Concrete Foundations, Carpentry, Earthquake Damage Assessment, Standards Of Care, Cost Estimating, s License Law, ProfessionalDiligence, Interior Finished Product Evaluation, Exterior Finished Product Evaluation, Residential Construction, Light Commercial Construction, Remodeling, Repair, Maintenance, Scaffolding, Arbitrator

Expert Witness No. 2237

Professional Licenses 

B- General Contractor
C-15 Flooring and Floor Covering
C-33 Painting and Decorating
C-54 Tile (Ceramic and Mosaic)
California Licensed

Professional Affiliations 

Current Member, American Arbitration Association
Current Member, American Mediation and Conciliation Center (AMCC)
Current Member, Forensis Group Inc.
Current Member, Marble Institute of America
Current Member, National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA)
Current Member, Wood Work Institute
Current Member, Demars & Associates Ltd., A Dispute Resolution Firm

Areas of Expertise 

Kitchen cabinetry and millwork
Marble & granite flooring / countertops
Hardwood Flooring – conventional hardwood and laminated flooring
Ceramic tile, countertops, flooring, shower & tub surrounds
Application of stained finishes
Interior & exterior preparation of painted surfaces
Application of paints & primers, interior & exterior
Roofing, all types, including tile & built-up roofs.
Water intrusion & water damage
Stucco applications and repairs
Drywall applications and patchwork
Concrete slabs and foundations
Earthquake damage assessment
Standards of care
Cost estimating
Contractors License Law
Professional Diligence
Interior and exterior finished product evaluation
Residential and light commercial construction and remodeling, repair and maintenance

Professional Experience 

Executive Consultant, A Group, Inc., Present
Consult and provide expert witness testimony in the areas of general contracting and construction.

Owner, A Construction Company, 1974 – present
For over twenty-six years, has successfully completed over 5,000 construction projects ranging from residential to light commercial structures. His projects have included single-family residences to multi-unit dwellings.

Expert 2237 has been recognized by the State of California Contractors State License Board as an Industry Expert, and in that capacity, has mediated over 100 cases for the Contractors State License Board as well as being called on to evaluate over 2,000 separate cases to determine if other General Contractors’ workmanship is acceptable to Industry Standards. These assignments entailed documenting and investigating causes of construction defects, failures and damages as well as proposing cost of repair and corrective methods through the submission of comprehensive reports. Through these assignments, Expert 2237 has covered issues such as finished plumbing and electrical, plastering, wood refinishing, tile, granite, marble, concrete slabs, landscaping, roofing, gutters, fencing, gates and other areas.

In 2003, Expert 2237 initiated and developed the “On Site Negotiation,” (OSN), process for settling complaints for the Contractors State License Board. The OSN process brings together the homeowner, (Complainant), the contractor, (Respondent), Expert 2237, (Mediator & Industry Expert), and Enforcement Representative from the CSLB. The main goal of the OSN is to solve the complaint on the day of the first meeting, fairly and expeditiously. Since developing the OSN, Expert 2237 has performed hundreds of these mediations with a remarkable 98% success rate. 

The American Arbitration Association has designated Expert 2237 as a Commercial Construction Arbitrator / Mediator for the past decade. The American Arbitration Association has been the leader and standard-setter in the field of conflict management, AAA Arbitrators / Mediators are constantly required to attend and complete rigorous training seminars to maintain their membership in this distinguished organization.

The Arbitration Mediation and Conciliation Center (AMCC) has designated Expert 2237 as an Arbitrator and Panelist. AMCC is the sole provider to the California Contractors State License Board to arbitrate construction disputes.


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