Originally Posted By: dbowers
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I teach there so its probably slightly prejudiced, but in the midwest there is NOBODY in their league. Many schools are puppy mills - they’re not. They don’t take more than 6-8 to a class, ever. They turn away more students than they accept. They have 5 instructors that teach at various classes or times - all are experts at what they teach.
1 instructor is a licensed structural engineer and commercial builder.
1 instructor is a civil engineer, maintenance director for Quaker Oats, and was a past navy seabee (bridge builder).
1 instructor has the most successful business in Springfield, MO. and buys, sells, and remodels apartment complexes.
1 instructor was VP of Construction for the Midwest YMCA's & the Director of Construction for Hollywood Video on the West Coast and remodels and renovates 1-family houses. Graduate Degree in Environmental Science.
1 instructor is mechanical engineer, HVAC Factory Rep for Major HVAC manufacturer, Project Manager for a 5,000 house a year builder, etc.
Between the 5 instructors there are certifications or licenses in:
Licensed General Contractor
Licensed Mechanical Contractor
Code Certifications in electrical, plumbing, mechanical & building
EIFS & Stucco Testing and Inspections
All of the instructors are ASHI Certified
1 is NACHI Certified
3 are NAHI Certified
All of the instructors have been hands-on inspectors for over 10 years.
3 of the inspectors teach college classes on construction & homebuilding
1 of the inspectors is the Senior ASHI Member in the Midwest and has served on their National BOD 3 times in the past 20 years.
Kansas City is filled with unemployed inspectors of some of the Puppy Mills. Don't become one yourself.
How far would you like me to go??