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Research, Restoration & Renovation

Mark C. Thomann

Mark C. Thomann is the owner principal of Stuart|Jackson LLC.  Stuart|Jackson is a unique firm specializing in the protection and re-creation of historic floors through the preservation of America’s architectural heritage.  Mark’s passion is historical preservation; however, Mark’s business experiences have allowed him to become one of the flooring industry experts on the performance attributes of commercial flooring products.

With over 35 years of experience, Mark has an extensive manufacturing, technical services, sales and marketing background in commercial textiles and carpets.  Mark has been responsible for the creation and implementation of several successful business strategies within the commercial flooring industry.  Mark has been involved in many industry wide councils concerning the performance testing, construction, and environmental attributes of commercial flooring products.  Mark has been an industry and company representative to the US Green Building Council and various environmental protection agencies at both the state and federal level.  Having been involved in numerous environmental initiatives, Mark’s unique experiences often stimulates a historical as well as technical approach towards environmental issues and the impact of flooring products within the interior furnishings industry.  Mark’s expertise has been singled out in numerous industry publications.

While a passionate student of American history, Mark champions the preservation of American architecture and focuses on those types of initiatives throughout the historic preservation community.  Mark’s focus on historic floors has led to a very unique understanding of the historical significance of flooring products.  Mark is involved on a national level in preservation initiatives for the flooring industry with the US Department of the Interior, the National Park Service, the National Trust for Historic Preservation as well as the American Institute of Architects Historic Preservation Committee, the League of Historic Theatres, and recently with Partners for Historic Places.

Mark is a certified instructor for the American Institute of Architects teaching courses on performance backing systems, performance testing, carpet constructions, environmental issues as well as the history of the American carpet industry.  Mark has been an industry member of both the International Facility Management Association and the International Interior Design Association.  Mark has lectured on woven carpet constructions and historical carpet textile patterns for graduate level architectural and historic preservation programs at Columbia University, Rhode Island School of Design, Harvard University, University of Cincinnati, University of Kentucky, and Brigham Young University.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from The Citadel and a Masters Degree in Heritage Preservation and Public History from Georgia State University.  Mark continues his academic goals in the process of earning a Ph.D. in American History with a concentration on the history of the American textile industry and the US Constitution.