Serving Harker Height, Killeen, Temple, Belton 
(254) 690-1186

Steven E. Rinehart: Senior Inspector

Steven is a self-motivated and knowledge-hungry construction science technician with 16 years experience in the building inspection field. Excellent communication skills with a background as a building professional and twenty six years as a military quality assurance inspector and test pilot bringing a unique ability to explain complex technical details in a simple understandable way.

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Current Employment

Rinehart Real Estate Inspection Service Inc.

  • Building Code Compliance Inspector
  • TSBPE Plumbing Inspector
  • Energy Performance Evaluations
  • Professional Home Inspector
  • VA Specially Adapted Housing Inspector
  • Certified Master Inspector
  • Oct 1999 – Current

Contract City Building Inspector

  • City of Holland, Texas
  • 2002- Present


Contract City Building Inspector

  • City of Belton, Texas
  • 2012- Present


Contract City Building Inspector

  • City of Rogers, Texas
  • 2010- Present

Contract City Building Inspector

  • City of Nolanville, Texas
  • 2003- Present

Inspects new and existing residential, commercial and industrial buildings and structures to enforce conformance to building, grading, and zoning laws and approved plans, specifications, and standards for enforcement of full range of building codes, including electrical, plumbing, mechanical, structural regulations.

Work History

  • Army Warrant Officer, CW4 Retired
  • Jan 1974 – May 1999
  • Aviation Maintenance Instructor/Technical Inspector
  • Maintenance Test Pilot
  • Flight Instructor

Professional Associations

  • Current Chairman of Texas Real Estate Commission Inspector Committee
  • Past (two term) ICC Chapter President – Bluebonnet Chapter (Central Texas)
  • Past (three term) City Planning & Zoning Board Commissioner- Harker Heights, Texas
  • Energy Code Ambassador (ECAP) with SPEER
  • Texas Hero (Home Energy Rating Organization)
  • Texas Association Real Estate Inspectors
  • Texas Professional Real Estate Inspector Association (TPREIA)
  • International Code Council & Bluebonnet Chapter
  • International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI)
  • Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce
  • Resnet- Residential Energy Services Network Rater & QAD
  • Accessibility Professionals Association (Formerly TRASA)
  • NAHB Green Builder/DOE
  • IAEA Electricial
  • NFPA
  • Ft Hood Area Association Realtors
  • HOT Texas Tarie
  • Texas Municipal League
  • SPFA
  • Building Officials Association of Texas
  • ASHRAE # 8103303
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Southern Council Professional Building Inspectors
  • Central Texas Home Builders Association
  • Texas Association of Home Builders
  • National Home Builders Association
  • Rotary Club of Killeen Heights


  • New York State Regents, NY.
  • B.S., Computer ScienceCum Laude