Jon Namba, FCI's editorial director, industry consultant, trainer and speaker, will present Flooring Association Northwest's (FAN) seminar 'Cracking the Estimating Code for Tile & Hard Surface Flooring' on Thursday, Sept. 25 in Seattle.

Broken into two parts, seminar attendees will learn how to use knowledge, not price, to dictate how they make the “right sale;" how to avoid losing money from bad estimates; and how to take control of their sales. Seminar topics will also include proceedurs before measuring,  tile estimating and hardwood, laminate and LVT estimating.

Jon Namba is known nationally for his installation knowledge and training skills. He has nearly 40 years of experience in the floor covering industry including; installation, retail sales and management, commercial contract sales and a host of certifications. He is a past national winner of World Floor Covering Association’s (WFCA) Best of the Best installation contest at Surfaces. 

Namba's industry positions have included: president of the National Wood Flooring Association Certified Professionals (NWFA CP), executive director for the International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association (CFI) and director of technical services at the WFCA. 

In addition to being FCI's editorial director, Namba serves on the NWFA CP board, is a member of the Surfaces advisory council, and actively owns and operates his family business doing consulting, inspections, training, and installations in Salt Lake City.

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