Paigh Bumgarner joined Huber Engineered Woods in 2016, and is a product supervisor on the AdvanTech model crew. She started her constructing information by working for a small, historic renovation crew in Richmond, Virginia whereas she was attending college. After gaining on-site expertise, she joined Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity as a development supervisor. She later joined Viridiant, a constructing vitality consulting group as a multi-family undertaking supervisor for high-performance buildings and obtained the trade’s main certifications and designations for Passive Home, Vitality Star, LEED, and HERS. Bumgarner holds a B.S. diploma concentrating on sustainability and a Grasp’s diploma in product innovation, each from Virginia Commonwealth College. She is also a U.S. Military Fight Veteran and Bronze Star recipient.
Bumgarner was just lately featured on the NWFA Wooden Discuss podcast, so Hardwood Flooring journal caught up along with her to ask a number of extra questions.
Inform us one thing fascinating about your self. I discovered methods to juggle in the course of the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020.
How did you get began within the trade? I began working for a historic renovation crew of three. In these renovations, you contact all the pieces. After I moved on to working with Habitat for Humanity, once more, you contact all the pieces and train volunteers methods to do it. We laid our personal wooden flooring, so that’s actually how I discovered methods to set up it. I obtained actually deep into all the pieces I used to be putting in, not simply studying the codes, but additionally studying the precise producer’s specs and studying. I wished to soak up as a lot as I might about all of it, which led to me getting within the precise constructing science of it.
What’s your favourite wooden flooring undertaking that you just’ve participated in? Properly, essentially the most memorable is when my mother referred to as and requested if I had any weekend plans. I came visiting to search out sufficient flooring within the storage for her 2,200 sq. foot house. I kindly requested her to cease watching HGTV as a result of it might take a crew of 1 (me) a couple of weekend.
What energizes you to remain within the wooden flooring trade? Our crew is targeted on understanding the science of the flooring meeting from the joist to the end coat of the floor. I believe there’s a information hole from a constructing science perspective and that retains us motivated.
What are you studying proper now? I’m a giant fan of studying something by Christopher Moore.
Do you’ve gotten a morning routine that units you up for fulfillment? If we are able to get our toddler out the door on time, that could be a win for me.
What retains you busy outdoors of labor? Just about spending my day off constructing practice and automobile tracks with my little man. I’m additionally all about exposing our son to nature, and getting on the market as a lot as we are able to.
You possibly can take heed to a technical-focused dialogue between Paigh Bumgarner and NWFA’s Brett Miller, in addition to different hardwood flooring specialists by visiting