Instructor Bio

Steve Preins

Director of Education and Lead Instructor



Current Engagements

  • Director of Education and Product Development, PDH Academy, providing continuing education for architects, engineers and other licensed professionals nationwide
  • Director of Education and Training, Quality Education Group, Inc., providing state licensed continuing education, consulting and training for the home inspection industry
  • Director of Education, Inspection Certification Associates, providing pre-license and initial home inspection training and certification nationwide
  • IDECC certified distance learning instructor, CDEI #67952
  • State of Illinois Home Inspector License #450.000235
  • Frequent presenter at ASHI, NAHI, iNACHI, The BrickKicker, WAHI and other national & local inspection conferences & events

Previous Experience

  • Director of Education and Lead Instructor, ProStar Academy, an Illinois licensed home inspector pre-license education provider
  • Managing Partner and Instructor, Inspection Training Associates (ITA), Chicago Campus
  • Founder and President, Morningside Inspections, Inc., a multi-inspector firm which performed thousands of home inspections and radon measurements
  • State of Illinois Radon Testing Professional License #RNI98008
  • Structural Engineering Field Representative and Inspector for stadiums, high rises, airports, parking garages and university laboratory facilities
  • Construction Administrator for several major hospital and elementary school projects
  • Superintendent and Project Engineer for General Contractors on several hospital, airport and light industrial projects

Professional Development and Leadership

  • American Society of Home Inspectors Presidents Award, 2002
  • Chairman, ASHI National Public Relations Committee 2000, 2001, 2002
  • ASHI National Public Relations Committee, 1998, 1999
  • ASHI National Legislative Committee, 2003
  • ASHI Council of Representatives, 2003
  • ASHI Board of Directors Nominating Committee, 2003
  • Founding Member, Northern Illinois Chapter of ASHI (NIC/ASHI member #1)
  • President, Northern Illinois Chapter, 1999, 2000
  • Vice President, Northern Illinois Chapter of ASHI, 2003
  • Board of Directors, Northern Illinois Chapter, 1999 – 2003
  • Membership Chairman, Northern Illinois Chapter, 2001, 2002
  • ASHI National Technical Review Committee: 1998 2000
  • Technical Reviewer for Chronicle Guidance Publications Occupational Brief 385 Home Inspectors, a high school career planning guide.
  • Represented ASHI at National Association of Realtors Conference, 2001
  • Represented ASHI at National Conference of State Legislatures, 2003
  • American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) member #104926 (retired)

Public Service

  • Village of Lombard Public Works Committee, 14 years
  • Lombard School District 44 Science Fair Steering Committee 2003/2004
  • Madison Elementary School Science Fair Chairman 2003 to 2005
  • Campaign Manager for Joan DeStephano for Village Trustee, Lombard, Illinois (defeated incumbent and another well-backed candidate) 2001
  • Instrumental in crafting State of Illinois Home Inspection License Act (IL HB 1805)
  • Nominating Committee for Advisory Board for State of Illinois Home Inspection License Act

Media Exposure

  • Has been featured on Chicago WLS TV Channel 7 Eyewitness News (ABC) several times on real estate and home inspections
  • Appeared on Chicago WMAQ TV Channel 5 (NBC) in similar reports which have also aired in over 80 markets nationally
  • Frequently quoted in Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Daily Southtown, Daily Herald and numerous other print and electronic publications locally and nationally

Personal Data

  • Lives in a 1901 cross-gable Victorian with his beautiful wife and son
  • Collects antique technical books
  • Has lived in Lombard, Illinois for over 40 years

May 3, 2017 update

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