Michael Cote's Curriculum Vitae
390 Lake Shore Drive
Phone: (508) 360-8095
I started in the flooring business when I was 17 years old and a junior in High School. I worked the summers and weekends as a helper carrying carpet and tacking and padding. I had the great fortune to be trained by a great teacher and excellent carpet mechanic. At 19 I toot the Civil Service exam for law enforcement. For three years in a row I passed with great grades but in those days not being a veteran or a minority I went to the bottom of the list. Eventually I went full time as a carpet installer helper. In five years I had my own business. I installed for 15 years and eventually ended up running a labor install shop for Emerson Rug. Emerson was owned by Allen Carpet in New York. I had 12 stores to service 10 in MA. and 2 in NH. I did this for 7nyears and ended up at a retail flooring dealer in Norwell MA. This retailor had three stores at the time and they were doing 12 million in sales a year. I ran there installation service department for 5 years and was made General Manager in 1998. I was first certified in carpet inspections in 1987 at FCITS in Dalton GA. I have taken every opportunity to excel in knowledge of flooring products. In 2002 I left my job as GM and started doing inspections on a full time basis. In 2007 I partnered up with my brother and we own two retail stores on Cape Cod. I dont discuss my findings with the customer and when Im hired for an inspection the commissioned party owns my report. I am honest and fair and go where the evidence takes me. I have over 43 years in the flooring business and look forward to many more inspections to come.
High school graduate, two years Framingham Civil Service School , Law enforcement.
Industry Training Seminars
Trained at FCITS,IICRC, Mannington, Armstrong and CFI.
Industry Association Memberships
Commercial Sites Inspected