Mark has been a trainer for more than 3 decades. His training style has been categorized as that of a Law Professor and a Drill Sergeant. His training focuses on the needs of all that are in his class, making sure they all learn and understand the material and standards being sought, the Principles of Building Science, and the importance behind Building Concepts and their Terminology. He believes strongly that there is a disconnect between the individuals building homes and todays building science. There has to be a bridge that connects builders to the science. As we move toward 2023 Mark believes that the best way to bridge the gap is through making visible the education that exists, the path to get it, and a major road show to bring everyone into the classroom and technical sites. With all the technologies available Mark believes that this isn’t the proper use of those technologies. Online learning has its place and he believes in its use, but builders need real solutions, on site, direct to the homes they are building. Mark believes that the best way to educate builders is to match classroom to field. Mark has personal experience working with thousands of contractors, that experience has proven that the contractors have a great need and a desire to have their teams trained. He also knows that there stand several issues that prohibit these trainings from happening. He has always been the solution finder for this type of training. Mark is certain that by bringing the training to locations across the country too, home shows, construction conventions, and any type of large scaled event that bring home owners, contractors, and builders under the roof or into the parking lot we need to be there to offer the courses needed.
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I have been an entrepreneur for over 45 years and have operated twenty-four separate and diversified companies, operating fifteen of those businesses simultaneously during the high point in my career.
In 1968 I was able to save $5,000 and went into business for myself. I began with a photocopy business and within a year formed Quality Copying, Inc.; the first coin operated photocopy business to offer a five-cent copy to colleges and universities and thereafter formed QCI Printing. In 1969 I obtained my Real Estate License, specializing in apartment acquisitions and sales and acquired my Broker’s License in 1970 and formed Bluth Realty & Investment, Inc. In 1972 I formed Bluth Development Corporation and started developing raw land and building single family homes, strip malls, and apartment communities in California, Nevada, and Arizona. Today I am Northern Nevada’s largest private residential construction lender.
In 1978 I formed Computerized Screening, Inc. that became the first company to place medical health system kiosks conducting blood pressure and fitness testing in pharmacies and retail locations free of charge to the public.
Before becoming a partner and National Director of Training with the American Institute of Building Science, John the owner of JLC Industries, an International Training Company that provides training and consulting in the Environmental and Energy Sectors. He has served as Director of Energy for New England Total Energy as well as The Dean of Education for the Home Performance Institute of New England. John’s responsibility was to oversee the energy division of New England Total Energy. As Dean of Education, with the Home Performance Institute of New England, John developed and had oversight on all home performance training and protocol. John was also the owner and CEO of JLC Green Technologies, an International Training and Testing Center for Home Performance. He has consulted on many projects of different scales to a level of LEED and Energy Star structuring. John has authored and written field, safety and training manuals that are used as a standard of knowledge in the industry today. He has carried various certifications that include BPI Analyst, BPI Envelope, BPI Heating Specialist, BPI MultiFamily Building analyst, HEP Energy Auditor, HEP Quality Control Inspector, Healthy Homes Evaluator, DOE Qualified assessor, HERS Rater Assessor, EPA Lead Supervisor Contractor, Lead RRP, OSHA 10/30, EPA Lead Designer, DOL Asbestos Supervisor, BPI Super Proctor, ABRA Forensic Consultant and many more certifications that apply to his field of work. John is a National Speaker for Industry Conferences in both the Energy and Environmental Industries. He is an Ambassador for The Building Performance Industry and is an IREC Master Trainer for HEP/BPI instructions for Energy Auditor and Quality Control Inspector. John participates and conducts Train the Trainers to align and standardize training protocols in the Home Performance Industry
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