Manager of Real Estate Training - Kaplan Professional Schools
Don Norman has owned a home inspection service in St. Louis, Missouri since 1985 and has inspected approximately 9000 buildings during that time. He developed continuing education classes for real estate schools and has written and taught classes nationally for the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers (NAIFA). He assisted in the creation of the National Home Inspection Exam® (NHIE®) and was a charter Board member on the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI). Don has been quoted in numerous print articles, on television and radio highlighting the importance of home inspections and is a contributing author to the ASHI Reporter, Inspection Report and other publications. He chaired several national committees for the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and co-authored ASHI’s Home Inspection Training Curriculum. He served on the ASHI national board as a Director for two years before being elected as an officer. Don was the President of the ASHI in 2005.
Lead Kaplan Instructor
is the lead instructor at Kaplan's Glen Ellyn, Illinois campus. Jack began
inspecting homes in 1992 throughout the six county Chicagoland area. A
graduate of Kaplan's 2 week Residential Inspection Course, Jack inspected
in excess of 3,600 homes before selling his business in 2003. Currently
semi-retired, Jack still consults on home inspections. He also is a former member of the State of Illinois Home Inspector Advisory Board and carries the 3rd
license number issued in the state of Illinois. Jack is a member of the
American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and an active member of the
Great Lakes Chapter of ASHI and a former member of the Northern Illinois Chapter of ASHI.
Prior to home inspections Jack served 18 years in local municipal government
as an elected and appointed official including on the city council and
is the owner of Lifeline Inspections and Consulting, Inc. Prior to owning
his own firm he was most recently the Territory Manager for U.S. Inspect
- Chicago. Rob has a great deal of teaching experience. He was the Vice-President,
Director of Operations of The BrickKicker, a national Home Inspection
Franchise Company. During his twelve years with them he was the primary
educator for the franchises as well as their private home inspection school.
Mr. Claus' education is Bachelors of Science degree from Illinois State
University majoring in Industrial Technology - Construction Sequence.
In addition to being the Territory Manager for U.S. Inspect Rob is currently
a member of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Advisor Board for Home Inspectors and two-time Past-President of the Northern
Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors. Rob has spoken
at National forums for Home Inspectors as well as Realtors and has personally
trained over two hundred and fifty home inspectors through his career.
Mr. Claus has been a professional home inspector since 1988 having personally
completed over 5000 fee-based home inspections.
is an Illinois Licensed home inspector (license # 050.0000005) and is
the owner and operator of Metro Real Estate Inspections, which has completed
over 5,000 inspections. He is a member of the Illinois Home Inspector
Advisory Board and a National Association of Home Inspectors CRI Member.
Allan also sits on the Board of Directors for the National Association
of Home Inspectors, as well as the Board of Directors for the Illinois
Chapter. Allan is an instructor with Kaplan as well as a state licensed continuing
education instructor for Oakton Community College.
has been inspecting homes and commercial building since 1996 after his
retirement of 5 years of teaching at Waukegan Township High School, Waukegan,
IL Building Trades Program, and 31 years as the Coordinator/Professor
and Professor Emeritus of the Construction Technology Department at Triton
College, River Grove, IL. He joined the Kaplan Illinois teaching staff as
an instructor in 2004 and is also the safety inspector for the interior
of Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus Train Cars. He is a
licensed home inspector in the state of Illinois and a member of the American
Society of Home Inspectors. He has experience as a soils, concrete and
asphalt quality control technician. He is a journeyman carpenter and operated
his own general contracting business for a period of five years. He is
a member of the Triton College Construction Technology Advisory Committee
and a member of the Habitat for Humanity Site Selection Committee for
the Fox Valley Chapter. He helped develop the Associated Builders and
Contractors Inc. craft training and apprenticeship training curricula
"Wheels of Learning". He was also a facilitator for the Associated
General Contractors of America Supervisory Training Program.
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