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Top Thought Leaders Within the Home Inspection Industry

As home inspectors, you want to keep abreast of all that’s happening in the industry, as well as learn from the wisdom of some of the profession’s foremost thought leaders. Below, we’ve compiled a list of five of the most noted authorities in the field. We’ve rated their level of expertise on a scale of 1-5 (5 being the highest) based on their education, experience, years in the industry, and body of published works.

Industry Leader Experience Education Professional Association & Memberships Published Works & Presentations Rating
Steve Preins, 18-plus years in the industry
  • Director of   Education and Product Development, PDH Academy
  • Director of   Education and Training, Quality Education Group, Inc.
  • Director of   Education, Inspection Certification Associates
  • Bachelor of   Science Construction Management: Florida International University
  • Architecture,   four years: Washington University, St. Louis
  • 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
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Skip   Walker35-plus years in the business

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  • Rochester   Institute of Technology

 

  • Member, National   Fire Protection Association
  • Member,   International Association of Electrical Inspectors
  • Member,   International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials

 

 

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Timothy Buell, 15-plus years in the industry

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  • Franchise owner,   Pillar to Post Home Inspection
  • Bachelor of   Science in Business Administration, Accounting and Finance, Franklin University
  • Member and   current president of ASHI
  • President of   ASHI Ohio chapter
  • Member of ASHI   Chapter Relations Committee
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Jules Falcone, 40-plus years in the business

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  • Owner, Inspection Pros
  • Owner, Jules Falcone   & Assoc., expert witness and consulting contracting
  • Instructor,   construction courses, Polley Real Estate Educators
  • Instructor, construction   courses, Temple University
  • Guest speaker, Board   of Realtors Home Protection Committee
  • Lecturer, National   Conferences of the American Society of Home Inspectors
  • Lecturer, National   Real Estate Appraiser Association Conference
  • Charter member,  American Society of Home Inspectors
  • Member and board   of directors member, Realtors Legislative Alliance
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David Kolesari,

20-plus years in the industry

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  • Owner and   president of Milwaukee Homesight

 

  • Past president   of the National Society of Home Inspectors
  • Member and past president of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors
  • Member of the   American Society of Home Inspectors
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