Southwest Building Science Training Center, Training Manager.
Steve W. Kuyon recently joined the Foundation for Senior Living, Southwest Building Science Training Center, as their Training Manager. Previous to this advancement, Steve was performing BPI proctoring services for the Center, certifying well over 150 students/contractors in multiple BPI disciplines for over five years. Having earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Kent State University in Industrial Arts Education, Steve is very well versed in the education/training professions. For four years, he taught Industrial Arts classes to young learners in a public school district, in Ohio. As a very active person, Steve used his summers to perform inspection services for the Ohio Department of Agriculture, as an Apiary Inspector for five years. Having the constant desire to expand his knowledge base in building and construction fields, Steve took a position in Pennsylvania, as a Manager of Manufacturing in an electrical and mechanical field. For 25 years, Steve was the chief designer, engineer, and manager of a manufacturing division, constructing custom built machinery for the automation industry, and the U.S. Military. In his leisure time, Steve constructed additions to homes, remodeling retrofits, and the building of other free standing structures. Having a construction trade background, developing residential properties was a common occurrence. In 2006, Steve moved to Arizona, and taught over fifteen different construction trades and engineering courses at Central Arizona College, and Eastern Arizona College. It was at the college level where Steve expanded his electrical engineering capacity to teach both grid-tied and battery-tied photovoltaic design classes. In 2010, Steve obtained the first of five BPI certifications he currently holds in building science and energy efficiency. During this time period, Steve has done energy efficiency consulting, energy audits, and energy retrofits on residential homes. In 2015, Steve launched a quality control inspection service performing QCI inspections for various county housing agencies throughout Arizona.