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Curriculum Vitae

Stephen C. Swift


Mr. Swift resides with his wife Nancy in the Decatur, IL area.  He and his wife are native to the central Illinois area and have been members of the business community for a number of years.


For the past twenty-eight years, Mr. Swift has been engaged as a small business owner serving central Illinois with professional home and building evaluation and consulting services for new construction and existing facilities.  Common services provided by Mr. Swift include forensic and diagnostic examinations and construction oversight of building structures, systems and components; examination of various building failures, damage and other building function deficiencies; conflict resolution; expert witnessing and testimony.  


Typical clients include insurance companies, municipalities, building, and site-work contractors, attorneys, industrial facilities, commercial building owners, homeowners, and parties purchasing or constructing buildings, homes, and other capital properties.  He has provided professional services for over 10,000 properties since beginning business operations in 1991.


Mr. Swift has served as an expert witness for numerous court cases and as a consultant to those involved in various litigations related to his areas of expertise.  He has also witnessed extensively before representatives of the American Arbitration Association.


Previous to the current consulting business Mr. Swift was employed in the construction industry as a General Superintendent of Construction with earlier assignments as Project Superintendent and as a Construction Engineer.  His primary responsibilities while engaged in the construction industry related to the direct supervision, management, and completion of building construction projects and related activities.  Responsibilities included: technical and practical problem resolution; conflict resolution; cost estimating; quality control; direction, design, and implementation of construction procedures and operations; project delivery & start-up; and as a liaison between design professionals, general and specialty contractors, owners and others associated with the construction process.


Mr. Swift is a 1970 honor graduate of the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering specializing in structures and construction.  He is an American Society of Home Inspectors Certified Inspector.  Mr. Swift served on the State of Illinois Home Inspector Advisory board within the Department of Professional Regulation until its dissolution in 2011.   

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