Instructor Rating

At the conclusion of class a program evaluation form is provided for students to evaluate all aspects of the program, including the instructor.  All aspects are rated on a scale of one to four, with four being the highest rating.  This instructor has consistently and universally been rated at four for over two decades. The evaluation form is completely anonymous.  There is no place for names or contact information.  There is however a space for comments in every category.  Below you will find comments from recent classes.


June 3, 2020 – 11 Students

  • Adaptive during presentations to fit class needs.
  • Courteous useful, great instructor.
  • Dan did a great job of presenting the material.
  • Provided real life accounts of the applications and fixes for problems.

March 11, 2020 – 15 Students

  • Great communicator, great info.
  • Covered all important areas without getting caught in the “weeds”.
  • Made sure that we understood before moving on to the next topic.
  • Good program with knowledgeable instructor.
  • Taught class well.
  • Thank you for military and first responder discounts.

January 22, 2020 – 11 Students

  • Very friendly and nice. Good sense of humor.
  • The instructor showed great knowledge of the materials taught.
  • Took the time to answer all questions.

December 4, 2019 – 19 Students

  • Great teacher!
  • Excellent, very informative.
  • Gave good real-life examples.
  • Told us how to avoid bad, expensive mistakes.
  • Explained how this all relates to our personal lives.
  • Appreciate the big-time military discounts.

October 30, 2019 – 10 Students

  • Good and friendly.
  • Very knowledgeable.
  • Very good teacher.
  • Great clock management.
  • Good lunch and other refreshments.

September 17, 2019 – 12 Students

  • Great course! Learned a ton!
  • Very committed to making sure that we understand.
  • Made the course interesting.
  • Fantastic and comprehensive instructor.
  • Very knowledgeable. Great learning experience.

June 26, 2019 – 7 Students

  • Good teacher, nice facility, great food.
  • Answered all of our questions.
  • Very personable and interesting.

April 17, 2019 – 11 Students

  • Friendly and patient.
  • Presented material clearly and prepared us for the exam.
  • Great job! Very thorough.
  • Real good lunch provided, didn’t have to leave the building.

February 20, 2019 – 26 Students

  • Very knowledgeable about the subject material he was teaching.
  • Tops! Really liked that it was only one day.
  • Thorough and efficient.
  • Very knowledgeable and interesting.
  • Comprehensive.
  • Good examples – made things clear and practical.
  • Good useful tips for doing my job.
  • Very down to earth and easy to understand.

December 4, 2018 – 32 Students

  • Instructor did a great job, knowledgeable.
  • Good clock management, lots of short breaks to let you stretch out.
  • Very knowledgeable, good class.
  • Excellent instructor, explains things clearly.
  • The instructor was very informative.
  • Real nice guy and a real good teacher.
  • Kept it interesting. Good food too.
  • Prepared us for the exam and for the real work world.

September 19, 2018 – 12 Students

  • Very informative.
  • Great instructor and didn’t mind helping when questions were asked.
  • Dan went over the training material real well.
  • Excellent teacher, I learned a lot.

June 27, 2018 – 37 Students

  • Very knowledgeable with real world experience.
  • Interesting and valuable.
  • Very knowledgeable and informative. Good sense of humor also.
  • Great instructor.
  • Very knowledgeable and great presenter.
  • Good job. Will be a lot of help in my job.
  • Fun guy, easy to listen to.
  • Great job of pointing out most relevant points.
  • Good practical examples.
  • Very positive attitude and willingness to answer questions.

April 18, 2018 – 18 Students

  • Very knowledgeable, informative, patient.
  • Excellent instructor.
  • Outstanding! Very knowledgeable & experienced.
  • Great job!

February 21, 2018 – 22 students

  • Loved Dan. Very smart.
  • Knowledgeable.
  • Very professional and thorough.
  • Graded exams real quick.
  • Learned a great deal.
  • Wonderful class, very educational.
  • Explains things clearly.
  • Relevant real-life examples.

December 18, 2017 – 11 students, private class

  • Very knowledgeable.
  • Dan is the man.
  • Great presenter.

December 6, 2017 – 16 students

  • Great job. Great.
  • Very knowledgeable.
  • Outstanding-well versed and knowledgeable.
  • Great class.
  • Does a great job.
  • Excellent, good teacher and relates to class.
  • Very good and knowledgeable.

September 20, 2017 – 6 students due to Hurricane Irma

  • Very good, excellent coverage.
  • Did a good job keeping you interested.
  • Very informative and knowledgeable.
  • Clear and concise instruction. 

June 28, 2017 – 30 students

  • Knowledgeable, great teacher.
  • Practical, knowledgeable, great instructor.
  • Great teacher, knowledgeable in his field.
  • Made the course easy to sit through, good info.
  • Great at explaining everything.
  • Dan is very knowledgeable and delivers material in an easy way to understand.
  • Great class, not at all boring.
  • He was very good, easy to tell he’s a pro.  I really liked this class.
  • Explained the material very well.
  • Very good instructor.

April 19, 2017 – 19 students

  • Very informative with real world situations.
  • Excellent, real world experience.
  • It was obvious that the instructor was very knowledgeable on the subject.  He was also able to keep the class entertaining.
  • Very informative and made training interesting with personal hands-on experiences.
  • Very good program to help with future job situations.
  • Very nice, professional, and informative.  Fantastic class and instructor.
  • Mr. DeWiest was informative and gave us real applicable knowledge, not just for the test.  He taught us what we would run into in the real world.
  • Very informative and knowledgeable.
  • Great instructor!  Very patient.
  • Very good instructor, learned a lot, had a real good time, good food.
  • Really did a great job, kept it interesting.

February 22, 2017 – 15 students

  • Obviously Mr. DeWiest is knowledgeable on all aspects, great presentation.
  • Very good instructor, taught material well and kept it interesting.
  • Great class!
  • Great job!
  • Very helpful and gave great field applications.

December 7, 2016 – 15 students

  • Spoke with clarity, didn’t waste time.
  • Very helpful and knowledgeable.
  • Provided clear explanation of every talking point.  Learned a lot of interesting things about erosion control.
  • Loved Dan!  Great job presenting material – very helpful and informative.
  • Informative, explained the material very well.
  • Very thorough communicator.
  • Very knowledgeable on course material and makes it interesting with personal experience.

November 30, 2016 – 9 students (private class)

  • Explained everything very well.
  • The instructor not only focused on the test, but gave us a lot of real world tools to use when inspecting for stormwater.

October 12, 2016 – 16 students

  • Well spoken.  Took the time to answer any and all questions.
  • Very thorough.
  • He made a dull subject seem pretty interesting.
  • Learned a lot and still had some fun.

August 10, 2016 – 17 students

  • Dan did a fantastic job, very pleased.
  • Very knowledgeable and practical.
  • I like how you pointed out the most important information. Thank you for a great class.
  • Good job.
  • Very thorough in presentation, very articulate.