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Robert Varden

Robert Varden

In his current role as the Vice President of the CFI Division of the World Floor Covering Association Robert is the provider of vision, voice, and operational oversight for the CFI Association which represents professional installation throughout the world. He started his flooring career as a commercial flooring installer and expanded his expertise into inspection,…

Jonathan Varden

Jonathan Varden

Jonathan began his installation career in the year 2000 in California at Advanced Flooring Technology. He became CFI Certified in 2003 and advanced to a Senior Certifier, conducting trainings for CFI all over the country. In 2015, Jonathan accepted his current role with CFI as Sr. Manager of Training in Dallas, TX.

Erica Ozymy

Erica Ozymy

Erica began her pursuit of marketing by obtaining her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX. During schooling and after graduation, Erica completed marketing related internships before beginning her career in the flooring industry at CFI in November of 2017. In her current role, she coordinates all…

John McHale

John McHale

John McHale began his career in the flooring business in 1984 in Kansas City, Missouri as a flooring estimator. He has served the industry in numerous capacities as the Vice President of Walker’s Inc / The American Floor Covering Institute. His responsibilities included representing the public relations division of the organization and the management of…


Chloee Lewis

Chloee expanded into the flooring industry in 2016 as CFI was just getting started in Forney, TX. After receiving her Associates Degree in Business from Collin County Community college, Chloee and her husband Daniel moved and bought a house in Forney, TX. Shortly after, her husband was deployed overseas and that is when she decided…

Welcome to the International Certified Flooring Installers Association

The International Certified Flooring Installers Association, Inc. (CFI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving flooring installation in the residential and commercial fields through training and certification. Since 1993, CFI has been recognized as one of the flooring industry’s most prestigious and beneficial platforms for not only flooring installers, but flooring professionals worldwide.

CFI provides educational resources for the flooring community, such as hands-on training in all recognized installation applications. CFI supports the professional development of the flooring industry by hosting training for installers at all levels, certifications for those looking to continue education, and seminars for flooring associates. CFI is committed to revolutionize, encourage and benefit the people of the flooring industry

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