Chairman's Message

CREIA Inspectors and Associates:

It is my honor to serve as your Chairman for 2021-2022. We are working hard to advance CREIA initiatives and provide more member services than ever. I would greatly appreciate any and all feedback as well as opinions on what you all would like to see get implemented. I know we may not be able to incorporate all the good ideas as I only have but one year to give as CREIA Chair, to quote Patriot Nathan Hale, sort of.

Here are some of my goals I have set for the 21-22 year. I look forward to working with each and every one of you this year. I think we can continue to create a great education experience for our members and be the leaders in the California inspection industry.

  • Continue to build and define chapters
  • Increase membership through better retention of Associates
  • Create and implement the CREIA+ education MiniConference program
  • Redefine and promote the “What can CREIA do for you?" initiative


  • Partner up with a marketing firm to help our members create a positive image, through website building, business cards, marketing materials and consulting.
  • Partner up with an E&O insurance company to offer CREIA inspectors a discount if they use the CREIA contract as written.
  • Offer a business mentoring program to new inspectors.
  • Create a business mentoring group to build a business network with video sessions and a group which a new inspector can ask questions.
  • Offer legal assistance for inspectors for when an inspector gets a client complaint or demand prior to filing a claim with their insurance company.


We have begun the State Virtual Chapter meetings to give members an alternate way of getting your education. The first one started with Dominic Maricic on how to use social media to enhance your business and presence in the marketplace.

If you missed it, you can still view the recording; and if you already watched the session you can watch again at no cost. Visit the CREIA LMS platform here: where you can find other courses, many of which are free.

For Dominic’s recorded session, register here (if not previously registered/attended).

Attendees Earn 1 CEC
CREIA Members: $10
Non-Members: $15

The next Virtual Chapter Meeting is going to be great! It is: “How to Better Assess your Business Income and Expenses in Order to Maximize your Profits.” It will be on Saturday, November 13 with Brian Hannigan.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call my cell phone at 805.440.5050

Thank you,

Keith Vreeken, MCI, FCI
Chairman of the Board