TIME:         11:30 – 12:00       SIGN IN

12:00 – 12:45       LUNCH

1:00 –   2:00        PROGRAM




PLACE:       Medinah Shrine Center

550 Shriners Drive.

Addison, Il. 60101

(630) 458 – 0200








                        JANUARY 21st                    CONTINUING EDUCATION


                        FEBRUARY 18th                 CONTINUING EDUCATION


                        MARCH 18th                        ANNUAL MEETING / NO EDUCATION


                        APRIL 15th                           CONTINUING EDUCATION


                        MAY 8th                              SIX (6) HOUR STATE SEMINAR


                        JUNE 17th                             CONTINUING EDUCATION


                        JULY 15th                             CONTINUING EDUCATION


                        AUGUST 19th                     CONTINUING EDUCATION


                        SEPTEMBER 16th              OPEN – GENERAL MEETING


                        OCTOBER 21st                    CONTINUING EDUCATION


                        NOVEMBER 18th                CONTINUING EDUCATION


                        DECEMBER 16th                CHRISTMAS PARTY / NO EDUCATION   




Friends  and  Members,


As you are aware, the Building Division lost its part time Plumbing Inspector, Richie Cimino, suddenly last Monday. Arrangements have now been made. Please note the information below.


Visitation for Richie will be at Tezak Funeral Home Thursday, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL., from 3 to 8pm.

Friday, prayers shall be held at 9 in the Funeral Chapel, then a driving procession shall proceed to St. Joseph’s Church in Manhattan, with a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 10am. Interment shall follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park.


Richie will be missed by those that had grown to know him. An Inspector, a colleague, and most of all a friend, he touched so many.






December 11th, 2014 | Posted by Dan Macias in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

McHenry County Employment Opportunity

Planning and Development

Plumbing Inspector- Full Time

Starting Salary
$40,000+ Negotiable depending on qualifications


8:00am-4:30pm Monday – Friday, Full Time

Job Summary

The Planning and Development Department is seeking qualified candidates for a full time Plumbing Inspector position. This position reviews plumbing permit applications and plans and conducts plumbing inspections related to new building construction and building additions and renovations. This position also assists with general building permit application intake and building plans review, and performs other inspections and additional duties as necessary to meet the needs of the Department.


Principal Job Responsibilities

  • Inspects all aspects of plumbing in construction to assure that they meet minimum regulations and standards.
  • Reviews plumbing plans and specifications to ensure the materials utilized and the design of plumbing systems conform to all applicable building and plumbing codes.
  • Responds to written and verbal questions relating to plumbing codes and requirements.
  • Maintains paper work on all inspections performed.
  • Assists with general building permit application in take, building plans review, and inspections as necessary to meet the needs of the Department.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or GED; and,
  • Five or more years of progressively responsible plumbing or building inspection related experience, including apprenticeships; or,
  • Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • State of Illinois Plumbers License.
  • State of Illinois Plumbing Inspector License or the ability to obtain within 6 months of the date of employment.
  • Drivers License.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • All applicable state, federal and local ordinances and codes relating to plumbing.
  • Principles and practices of plumbing and building construction.
  • Record keeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management techniques.

Skill in:

  • Reading, reviewing and interpreting plans, specifications and blueprints.
  • Communicating clearly and effectively with others.
  • Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines and following up assignments with a minimum of direction.
  • Good mathematical skills.
  • Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.


McHenry County offers an excellent benefits package which includes:  Health/Dental Insurance, IMRF Pension Plan (Retirement), Deferred Compensation Plan and Paid Vacation, Sick and Personal Days.

To Apply Online Please go to www.co.mchenry.il.us


Please submit completed County application with resume to:
McHenry County Human Resources Department
2200 N. Seminary Ave
Woodstock, IL 60098
Phone: 815-334-4220
Fax: 815-334-4648

McHenry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  No applicant for employment shall be discriminated against because of age, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin or disability.

Mr Kim Bateman and his team put together what I can only describe as  one of the best symposiums attended to date!

Information talked about that day was quite eye opening and imformative. I can honestly say I witnessed a captured audience and a focused presentation from all speakers. I had the luxury of sitting up front and was able to get a few pictures of important factoids and sections of the code relevant to all.  Check out the pics in our photo gallery!

A special thanks to one of my favorite and the most  dedicated person I have met in our industry and without her , I honestly feel (and have always felt) that our plumbing program would probably not exist. A very special Thank you from all in the IPIA to Ms. Bev Potts

Not only was your section on old and new business going ons in the general assembly vital but your impromtu appearance stepping in for Frank Schimkus and Jason Dewitt was awesome!

I will be posting tidbits from the meeting later in the month so look for this info as it becomes available!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!

Darrah Dunlap, Policy Coordinater for the IDPH is hosting a “Town Hall Meeting” on November 25th 2014 in Buffalo Grove!



September 11th, 2014 | Posted by Dan Macias in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

September 17, 2014 Meeting The September meeting will be held At TJ Higgins (Charlotte Pipe Rep) facility in Carol Stream

Agenda: 11:30: Lunch 12:00: 2 Hour CEU Class on the proper installation of a CPVC Plumbing System

Location: TJ Higgins 265 E Lies Road Carol Stream Representatives from TJ Higgins and the Lubrizol

Corporation will be on hand to answer any questions regarding CPVC installations before and after the 2 hour CEU class.

Hangers, transition fittings, valves & solvent cements will be on display. Installation guides will be available as well.

This Lunch and training is FREE of charge but we ask that you confirm you will be attending by contacting John Pritchard so we can have an appropriate head count John Pritchard cell: 312-215-2089 John.pritchard@lubrizol.com 265 E Lies Road, Carol Stream