Expert Wood Science Consulting

Beakler Consulting Services provides a wide range of consulting and testing services for all aspects of wood products, wood science, and wood technology.

Our services cover the support with wood and hybrid flooring design, flooring specifications, standardized testing of wood and wood-based materials (both destructive and non-destructive), failure analysis, research and development, lumber drying, and processing and wood/moisture relationship. We also provide product inspection, training (specialized to need), and linkages to technology partners to help your organization differentiate.

Beakler Consulting is chosen every day, by attorneys and insurance professionals, for litigation services. Our mission is to provide the best experts to help uncover the truth and resolve for all parties.

Beakler to lead Floor Covering Institute

Thursday, October 29, 2020 (

Beakler Floor Covering Institute

Dr. Brian Beakler

[Lancaster, Pa.] The Floor Covering Institute has named Dr. Brian Beakler its new president. Previously, Beakler spent 13 years in executive positions at Armstrong Flooring and AHF products including the position of senior manager of innovation.

“Brian is a recognized leader in the industry and comes on board with significant technical knowledge focused in wood, resilient and hybrid flooring,” said Institute founder Jim Gould. “We are thrilled to welcome him to our team.” Beakler succeeds Dominic Rice who recently became Chicago Faucets’ president and CEO.

Beakler received his undergraduate, Masters and Doctorate degrees from Pennsylvania State University’s School of Forest Resources before joining Armstrong Flooring. Later he started his own firm, Beakler Consulting Services, LLC, in early 2019.

Beakler chaired the Board of the Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association and its successor Decorative Hardwood Association and has been involved in other industry organizations and associations. A prolific writer, he has provided research articles to the Forest Products Journal and Hardwood Floors Magazine and owns several industry patents.

Mission Statement

Our mission at Beakler Consulting Services (BCS) is to make every interaction with our clients extraordinary. We strive to be the premier wood science consulting organization by exceeding industry standards through innovation and team member excellence, while ensuring the satisfaction of our clients, suppliers and shareholders.

We believe that our existence is contingent on making great products and providing exemplary services to our clients. We are constantly focusing on innovation while adhering to a straightforward process. The BCS team believes that we own and control the primary technologies and participate in markets where we can make significant contributions.

Explore Your Organization’s Potential

Developing a new product can be the beginning of an extremely long, difficult and fluid process for many businesses. Adding a new product to your existing portfolio can serve as the catalyst that drives your business to higher levels of success. Without continual product development, you may be missing the cornerstone for building and sustaining a successful business.

When you make the decision to partner with Beakler Consulting Services (BCS), we support your goals to bring new products to market without straining your existing staff. We will help you to plan, coordinate and guide your new product development activities as effectively as possible. With the support of the experts at BCS, you will bring new products and services to market, from concept to market introduction, faster than you ever thought possible.

See Why Our Clients Choose BCS

BCS experts provide consulting and expert services for wood products, wood science, and technology. We also offer inspection, testing, assessment, and nondestructive evaluation of wood and wood-based materials.

We strive to exceed our clients’ expectations. Therefore, you will appreciate our systematic approach to problem resolution when considering BCS for developing new products, improvements to an existing product line, or expert witness services.

We specialize in litigation support, expert witness testimony, mediation, arbitration, insurance, and installation compliance claims on large and small cases. BCS has served various clients, including engineering and architectural firms, corporations, trade associations, government agencies, insurance companies, and law firms.


“Brian is a joy to work with. He is a very professional, logical and goal-oriented individual. He is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about wood flooring and the industry. Brian takes practical world skills into an innovation process and seems to get the right balance between rigour, discipline, fun and excitement. This unique combination of skills provides his clients with a valuable partner and resource to accelerate key projects to completion.”

Paul Woolvine


“Having worked with Brian for over 10 years, he is one of the most knowledgeable engineered wood specialists I know. He’s focused, energetic, expert, and a delight to work with.”

C.T. “Kip” Howlett Jr.

President, Decorative Hardwoods Association

“Brian is a person who leaves an indelible mark on everyone who has the good fortune to know him. He has been very successful throughout his career, and his employers have greatly benefited from his technical knowledge and management expertise. I know in part because I worked with Brian early in my career at Armstrong World Industries, both as a collaborative researcher on projects and also under his project management guidance. Brian excels at ideation and he has the organizational skills required to not only see the big picture, but also develop and execute plans to realize desired outcomes. In addition to his impeccable work ethic, Brian is a genuinely kind and trustworthy person. He would be my first choice regardless of the team needed to be put together for a project.”

Dr. Keith Quisenberry

Sr. Research Associate, Franklin International

“We have had the chance to work with Brian for years. He couldn’t be more highly recommended for his knowledge and expertise.”

Yves Allard

Sr. Product Manager, Product Engineering, Matthews International

“Brian is an honest, hardworking team player that gets results. Brian has a unique ability to be open to innovation, yet keep his teams focused on execution to a final product. Innovation is about unknowns, lessons from mistakes and technical theory. Brian has a great way of blending these to produce at high level. Brian is a pleasure and a huge asset for any organization.”

Douglas Ankney

President, Zenith Home Corporation

“Brian is a catalyst. Brian has an authenticity that enables him to quickly build collaborative relationship with others. This, combined with his depth of technical knowledge, enables him to lead individuals and teams to develop and deliver solutions that combine the collective best the team has to offer.

I’ve not worked with anyone who makes the individual feel so valued yet is able to bring out the maximum potential in a group. I highly recommend Brian to anyone looking to quickly analyze the potential in a process and/or team has, in a way that can be immediately auctioned for significant returns.”

Mark Boldizar

Principal, Boldizar Consulting Services

“I had the pleasure of meeting Brian several years ago during training at Northwestern University. I’ve continued to work with Brian as our careers have taken different turns. I worked with Brian and his R&D leaders at Armstrong. I find that Brian is not only an excellent scientist and innovator but a leader that’s committed to empowering leadership, developing his staff and driving real innovation. That combination is certainly unique and highly valued as an R&D leader. I’ve continued to work with Brian as he’s launched his own consulting practice focused on wood science and flooring industries. He is honest, transparent and operates at the highest standards. I highly recommend working with Brian and consider him a thought leader in innovation and leadership.”

Dr. Crystal Morrison

Founder and CEO, EverRise