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Temecula, California, United States
November 18, 2018

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Bo McCarthy ****

Contractor / Arbitrator / Industry Expert

Professional Licenses

B- General Contractor

C-8 Concrete

C-15 Flooring and Floor Covering

C-33 Painting and Decorating

C-54 Tile (Ceramic and Mosaic)

Ca. Lic. # 382335

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, including post-tension cable

• Carpentry

• 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

• OSHA trial experience

Resume of Bo McCarthy Continued:

Professional Experience

Executive Consultant, Forensis Group, Inc., present

Consult and provide expert witness testimony in the areas of general contracting and construction.

Owner, McCarthy Construction, 1979 – present

For over thirty (30) 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.

Mr. McCarthy 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, Mr. McCarthy 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 Mr. McCarthy 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), Mr. McCarthy, (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, Mr. McCarthy has performed hundreds of these mediations with a remarkable 98% success rate.

The American Arbitration Association has designated Bo McCarthy as a Commercial Construction Arbitrator / Mediator for the past twenty one years. 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 Mr. McCarthy 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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