Wes Preston

Wes Preston

Regional Area Representative

Biography:

Wes Preston is responsible for working with municipalities and utilities to educate and develop the best program options for their residents throughout the northeast. Prior to HomeServe, he developed and grew B2B events within the home building industry. Wes has BA in Economics and Communication from Denison University in Granville, OH. He grew up in Darien, CT and has lived throughout CT the past 10 years, and enjoys fishing and skiing throughout New England in his free time.

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Electric Vehicle (EV) Programs Critical to the Future of Cities Across the Country

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When Sewer Line Repair Arises, Homeowner Relies on HomeServe

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Water Supply Safety in Focus During Safety Month

During National Safety Month, you’re focusing on ways to be safe both at home and at work. Since we’re all preoccupied with improving our personal hygiene to fight the global […]

HomeServe Cares Foundation – Lower Lights Ministry

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Positive Stories Offer Hope During Coronavirus Epidemic

With ever-increasing numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases, businesses shuttering, layoffs and furloughs, it is only natural that we seek out positive stories to counterbalance growing anxiety. The good news is […]

Highland Cemetery Gets Hydrant Through HomeServe Cares Foundation

Highland Cemetery has been a landmark in Prairie Village, Kansas, since before the Civil War, when two local families, the Nalls and the Whites, established a family cemetery where the […]

Building a Stronger America With the EPA and You

President Trump is inviting local and state governments to “Build a Stronger America” through investment in infrastructure. The president’s plan is to spur $1.5 trillion in investment by distributing $200 […]

Millennials Buying Housing Face Difficulties Finding Affordable Homes

Christie Myers, Managing Director of Opportunity Dallas, addresses the affordable housing challenges of Millennials. Felicia’s story isn’t unique, but her determination, despite the hand she’s been dealt, is admirable. A […]

Equestrian Center Gives Veterans Sense of Serenity

The Serenity Farm Equestrian Center in Luckey, Ohio, has been offering equine therapy and learning programs for nearly 20 years. The Center aims to help those with neurological and mobility […]

Is Your Tap Water Safe to Drink?

As a municipal official, you want to know that your residents’ tap water is safe to drink, but there may be things lurking in the water supply of which you […]

Take Over Your Block: An Interview With Better Block Foundation

The latest NLC housing report addresses the importance of neighborhood revitalization. Christie Myers, Managing Director of Opportunity Dallas, interviewed Krista Nightengale, Managing Director of Better Block Foundation, about the great work they […]

Looking At the Future of Infrastructure

As Congress and the president eye a bipartisan effort at improving our aging infrastructure, the time for a wide-reaching infrastructure program to rebuild water, electric, transportation and information infrastructure, is […]

Build a Stronger America with the EPA

President Trump is inviting local and state governments to “Build a Stronger America” through investment in infrastructure. The president’s plan is to spur $1.5 trillion in investment by distributing $200 […]

Rebuilding Sewage and Water Infrastructure Is Urgently Needed Publicly and Privately

That our national sewage and water infrastructure is in dire shape is no surprise to anyone – nearly ten years ago, the New York Times wrote an article warning of the […]

Quality of Life of Citizens Priority for City Officials

As we begin 2019 and think about the changes we want in our own lives, we also should be thinking about the changes in our communities. A city is more […]

Older Homes Are Prone To Plumbing Problems

Old homes have unique charms, but they also may be hiding plumbing problems in their walls and floorboards. Older homes can have a host of problems with the plumbing that […]

Columbus’s Blueprint For Clean Streams And Strong Neighborhoods

National League Of Cities Written by Cathy Spain In the late 1970s, I was a research economist writing guidebooks for local officials about the affordability of new infrastructure to achieve […]

Three Ways P3s Can Benefit Your Community

The Trump administration has proposed expanding the U.S. Department of Transportation Private Activity Bond program, encouraging the development of public-private partnerships (P3s) in transportation projects. While P3s do not work […]

Three Issues Facing Veterans In Your Community

Veterans bring a lot to the table, and many of the skills they learned in the armed forces can benefit your community once they’ve been discharged. Many times, a veteran […]

The NLC Service Line Warranty Program Helps A Young Couple With A Major Repair

Adam and Jennifer F. loved the first home they bought together, a historic 100 year old house in a quiet Wichita neighborhood – but they didn’t love the sewer line […]

Six Tips To Help Residents Age In Place

Since Jan. 1, 2011, 10,000 Baby Boomers are eligible to retire daily, and Americans 65 and older will make up 19 percent of the population by 2030. Many of those […]

Green Infrastructure: Three Key Concepts for Municipal Officials

As municipal officials look to improve infrastructure, rehabilitate distressed neighborhoods and make communities more livable, many are turning to green infrastructure, which uses existing infrastructure, such as parks, to contain […]

From Rome To New Jersey: A History Of Water And Public Health

The relationship between public health, clean water and sanitation has been explored since ancient times – the Greeks observed a connection between lifestyle, social class and health, but there were […]

Lead in Water: Utilities and Homeowners Must Both Have Skin In the Game to Protect Public Safety

June is National Safety Month, a time when we should consider how to promote safety in our homes and workplaces.  There have been many articles and stories in the news […]

Follansbee, WV – And Many Other Cities In The U.S.

The story of Follansbee begins in 1699 with French explorers who claimed the Ohio River valley and developed trade with many native tribes, including the Mingo Indians who occupied a […]

NLC Service Line Program: Helping Municipal Infrastructure

The National League of Cities (NLC) Service Line Warranty Program helps residents of participating municipalities repair or replace thousands of water and sewer laterals every year. The program has helped […]

Flashback Friday – Kansas City, Missouri Part Two

This week’s Flashback Friday continues our journey through beautiful Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO). We have already gained a wealth of history and knowledge at the National World War I Museum […]

Flashback Friday – Kansas City, Missouri

For this week’s Flashback Friday, we are taking a journey to the City of Fountains – Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO). Kansas City is full of history and culture, and today […]

A Homeowner’s Tip For Conserving Water

This tip for conserving water comes from David C. of Kansas City, Missouri. He was the winner of our photo contest during Service Line Awareness Week. “I conserve water with […]

Customers Around The Nation Delighted With Service Line Warranties Of America

We love sharing stories from satisfied customers about how our consumer brand, Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA), has helped save them time and money. Whether it was a small […]

USP’s Favorite Things

The NLC Service Line Warranty Program by HomeServe, previously known as Utility Service Partners, Inc. (USP) has had a busy year. Here are a few of our favorite blog articles in […]

Investing In Natural Infrastructure Brings More Than Financial Benefits

It’s no secret that our infrastructure is experiencing more frequent problems from increased demand and extreme weather changes. By 2030, the world is going to spend an estimated trillion on […]

Upcoming Events

Service Line Warranty Program We love seeing our current partners and meeting new prospects. Stop by our booth at the following conferences to chat with our representatives. November 4 – […]

Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind

When roads break beneath your tires, you see the wear. You know after a harsh winter or a rainy summer, potholes emerge and repairs are necessary. Roadways aren’t the only […]

What Makes the NLC Service Line Warranty Program the Best Service Line Warranty Provider Choice?

Experience: More than 250 cities, large and small, across North America have introduced the NLC Service Line Warranty Program to its residents. Cities such as Atlanta, Georgia; Phoenix, Arizona; San […]

President’s Corner: A Message From Philip E. Riley, Jr., President And CEO

The 2014 – 2015 Fiscal Year was a period of significant growth for Utility Service Partners, Inc., program administrator for the National League of Cities (NLC) Service Line Warranty Program. From the expansion […]

KC Grow Brings Irrigation To Community Gardens Through Grants

As partners with the National League of Cities Service Line Warranty Program, cities can elect to receive a royalty which can generate revenue for their city. How to use the […]

Don’t Let A Home Emergency Bury Your Residents In Debt

Emergencies never happen at a convenient time – it’s when you’re traveling, planning for your wedding or sitting down to a holiday dinner. Additionally, emergencies can often bring with them […]

In-home Plumbing Protection Available Through NLC Service Line Warranty Program

The NLC Service Line Warranty Program by HomeServe, formerly Utility Service Partners, Inc. (USP) is excited to announce the addition of a new product to the National League of Cities […]

Building Sponge Cities

By Cathy Spain When it rains, stormwater runoff is captured in city storm sewers and eventually empties into rivers, ports and other waterways. Communities use many strategies to prevent, control and […]

Ways To Help Reduce Sanitary Sewer Backups In Your Community

Sanitary sewer backups happen and it is not a pretty sight. Debris, grease, roots, pipe breaks, insufficient capacity and obstructions all cause sewage to back up into homes and businesses […]

NLC Calls For Renewed Partnership To Reinvest In Our Water Infrastructure

Recently, NLC joined local governments and water utility and industry leaders to call attention to the state of our nation’s aging infrastructure, the staggering need for water infrastructure investments and […]

Pike Natural Gas Company to offer home repair service plans from HomeServe to residential customers

Published by the Highland County Press Pike Natural Gas Company today announced its new partnership with HomeServe USA (HomeServe), a leading provider of home emergency repair service plans to offer […]

HomeServe Cares Foundation Announces Winners of ‘Caring for Community’ Grant Program

The Winners Will Each Receive $25,000 to Support Community-Enhancement Projects. NORWALK, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HomeServe USA announced today the first-ever winners of the HomeServe Cares Foundation’s (HSCF) Caring for Community grant program. […]

West Springfield Residents Can Now Pay for Water and Sewer Line Insurance

By: Mike Masciadrelli Originally published on wwlp.com.   WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – West Springfield residents now have the option to pay for water and sewer line insurance. Homeowners in […]

Niskayuna Couple Flooded with Support After Broken Service Line, Want to Change Law

By Mallory Moench Originally published on timesunion.com. NISKAYUNA — Two weeks after Caryn Luna shared her story with the Times Union about facing a bill for thousands of dollars for […]

HomeServe Launches HomeServe Cares Foundation

Robust, Four Pillar Corporate Social Responsibility Program Spreads Hope and Supports Communities Norwalk, Conn. (April 2, 2019) – Today, HomeServe USA (HomeServe), a leading provider of home repair solutions, launched […]

HomeServe USA Celebrates 15 Years of Service

HomeServe USA, a leading provider of home emergency repair solutions, now serving over 3.6 million customers across the U.S. and Canada, is celebrating 15 years of service in the United States. This […]

HomeServe Hosts Third Annual Contractor Conference with Special Guests from the PBS Series This Old House

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.- Last week, HomeServe USA, a leading provider of home repair solutions to 3.6 million customers across the U.S. and Canada, hosted 46 of the company’s top contractor partners at […]

HomeServe Joins This Old House on PBS as Sponsor

HomeServe and This Old House partner to educate homeowners with expert advice that helps them maintain, enhance and protect their homes—and raise awareness about the job skills gap and critical […]

HomeServe Repair Service Plan Remains a Success in Kansas City

HomeServe Repair Service Plan Remains a Success! Reprinted from Kansas City BPU Connection, Winter 2018. Click here to view the newsletter in its entirety. BPU and the Unified Government (UG) […]

Service Line Protection Available For Akron, Ohio Homeowners

Akron, Ohio, January 3, 2018 – The City of Akron has partnered with Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) to offer homeowners optional residential external water service line warranties. The […]

Utility Service Partners, a HomeServe Company, Serves as a Conference Sponsor of the National League of Cities’ City Summit

City of Phoenix Presented Leadership Award for Participation in NLC Service Line Warranty Program NORWALK, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The NLC Service Line Warranty Program (formerly administered by Utility Service Partners (USP), […]

NLC Service Line Warranty Program Welcomes 36 New Partners this Fall

Our team is growing! During the past six months, we have been thrilled to welcome 36 new partners to the National League of Cities (NLC) Service Line Warranty Program. Our […]

HomeServe Completes Acquisition of Utility Service Partners, Inc.

Norwalk, CT – July 1, 2016 – HomeServe plc, parent company of HomeServe USA (HomeServe), a leading provider of home repair solutions, today announced the successful completion of HomeServe USA’s […]

In-Home Plumbing Protection Available Through NLC Service Line Warranty Program

Utility Service Partners, Inc. (USP) is excited to announce the addition of a new product to the National League of Cities (NLC) Service Line Warranty Program. The In-Home Plumbing repair […]

Utility Service Partners Welcomes 12 New Partners Across North America

Utility Service Partners, Inc. (USP) welcomes 12 new fall partners—including Hamilton, Ontario; Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Tucson, Arizona—who join more than 200 municipalities across North America offering the National League of […]

Waterline Help Set In Dodge City

Waterline help set in Dodge City Published: 10/4/2012 8:49 PM | Last update: 10/4/2012 8:49 PM By The News staff DODGE CITY – The City of Dodge City is introducing […]

Sewer Line Warranty Program

Sewer Line Warranty Program Posted Date: 10/4/2012 Prairie Village residents will soon be receiving a letter regarding the Sewer Service Line Warranty Program. The first letter was sent last year […]

Utility Line Protection Program Now Available to Residents

Utility Line Protection Program Now Available to Residents The City of Derby is introducing a new, optional program available to homeowners, provided through the National League of Cities (NLC) Service […]

NLC Service Line Warranty Program Welcomes New Cities

NLC Service Line Warranty Program Welcomes New Cities NLC soon will celebrate two years of offering the NLC Service Line Warranty Program to cities and their residents. Since the program […]

Sewer Line Warranty To Now Be Available

Sewer line warranty to now be available By Ken Stephens – The Hutchinson News – kstephens@hutchnews.com Published: 5/16/2012 7:52 PM | Last update: 5/16/2012 7:52 PM Hutchinson residents will see […]

Edwardsville To Offer Sewer Line Warranty

Edwardsville to offer sewer line warranty Posted on: May 16, 2012 The city of Edwardsville is introducing a new, optional program available to homeowners through the National League of Cities […]

Dodge City Offering New Sewer-Line Perk

Dodge City offering new sewer-line perk Published: 5/14/2012 11:24 PM | Last update: 5/14/2012 11:24 PM DODGE CITY – The city of Dodge City is introducing a new, optional program […]

Dodge City To Offer Homeowners Sewer Line Protection

Dodge City to offer homeowners sewer line protection By Robert Marin KWCH 12 Eyewitness News 10:06 a.m. CDT, May 14, 2012 (DODGE CITY, Kan.)— The city of Dodge City is […]

Utility Line Protection Program Available

Utility line protection program available El Dorado Times Posted Apr 19, 2012 @ 05:00 PM El Dorado, Kan. — The City of El Dorado is introducing a new, optional program […]

Citizens To Have Option To Purchase Sewer, Water Line Warranties

Citizens to have option to purchase sewer, water line warranties By Julie Clements Posted Feb 08, 2012 @ 03:00 PM Residents of El Dorado will have the opportunity to purchase […]

Residents Offered Sewer-line Warranty Program

Residents offered sewer-line warranty program By Nate Ellis This month, the city of Pickerington and a private utility-line warranty company will begin offering a program to inspect and repair residential […]

Huntington Woods Urges Homeowners To Buy Sewer-line Warranties

Huntington Woods urges homeowners to buy sewer-line warranties Bill Laitner: 586-826-7264 or blaitner@freepress.com Roger Young of Royal Oak was charged $7,500 to repair his home’s sewer line. Officials in nearby […]

City of Prairie Village : Newsroom : Sewer Line Warranty

Sewer Line Warranty Posted Date: 10/3/2011 Residents will be receiving a letter regarding a Sewer Service Line Warranty Program. The program is provided through a partnership with the National League […]

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