Team Members

Scott Histed – President

Scott is the son of former President Ralph T. Histed. Scott’s commitment to the industry and approach to customer service is matched by no other. His efforts over the last 30 years have provided a time tested product to thousands of happy clients all over the country. Though Scott is now semi-retired, he still maintains his presence behind the scenes helping his son Jim manage the family business.


Jim Histed – Vice President

With Jim on board full time at National Acid Proofing, he marks the forth generation of this family owned business. Jim comes from a background in digital media and is always looking for new marketing strategies to continue the success of National Acid Proofing. Jim’s main focuses are day to day operations and project management.


Steve Lange – Senior Project Manager

Steve has over 30 years experience in the construction industry, the last 25 years with National Acid-Proofing. Steve organizes and mobilizes our crews and keeps up with a variety of day to day operational tasks. Whether it be traveling the country to look at new work, organizing our schedules, or maintaining relationships within the industry, Steve does it all at National Acid-Proofing.


Laura O’boyle – Office Administrator

Laura handles all of National Acid-Proofing’s administrative responsibilities. She runs our payroll, handles our book keeping, and maintains an organized workplace at our home office in Chicago.