by David Maas
MAPLE PARK—After terminating its contract with its previous building inspector, the village of Maple Park held a second round of interviews at the village’s Committee of the Whole meeting on July 17.
Two companies were interviewed: T.P.I. Building Code Consultants of St. Charles, and B&F Technical Code Services of Hoffman Estates, Ill.
“Our major problem in Maple Park is property maintenance,” Village President Kathy Curtis said.
After the board conducted the interviews—consisting of questions regarding cost tables for various projects, and their enforcement styles—there was a clear forerunner: B&F.
“T.P.I. is too expensive for this village, especially for the small amount of new permits we see,” Curtis said.
The board also saw the value of B&F as a company itself.
“All of the references I called about B&F were great,” trustee Pat Lunardon said. “They gave very high recommendations.”
“We have been a company for almost 23 years,” B&F President Richard Piccolo said during his interview. “We are also a certified trade school. We train all over the country, and your village will benefit from that.”
When the meetings had concluded, the Board of Trustees recommended B&F for the village’s building inspector position, which will be finalized in August.
“Our first step was to get a building inspector; the next step is to look at our codes with them and update them,” Curtis said.