TRADITION LIEN SERVICE, a U.S. construction lien document preparation and recording company, was founded in 2009 in Roseville, CA as a new division of TRADITION SOFTWARE, INC. which was founded in 2005 by its Founder and President, Craig Altman. TRADITION SOFTWARE created the industry standard software solution, PreLien2Lien, for contractors and subcontractors in the U.S. construction industry for lien management. TRADITION LIEN SERVICE offers contractors and subcontractors in the U.S. construction industry a low cost, professional services solution for lien management.

TRADITION LIEN SERVICE’s headquarters is in Warrenville, IL in the western suburbs of suburban Chicago. The company’s mission is to offer superior products and services with friendly, knowledgeable technical support. We don’t do this because it is easy. Our employees do it because it benefits our customers.

Experience the Tradition.


Craig Altman - Founder/President• Craig R. Altman (Founder/President) Craig founded TRADITION SOFTWARE, INC. in 2005 and TRADITION LIEN SERVICE in 2009. He serves as the President for TRADITION SOFTWARE, INC.. His professional experience includes thirty-three (33) years of senior level sales, marketing, teaching, training and technical support experience. Companies he has previously worked for include REED BUSINESS INFORMATION, FAWCETTE TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS, DEVRY UNIVERSITY and PASE SOFTWARE.

Craig has earned B. A. degrees in Political Science from ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY in 1986 and Marketing from NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE in 1992. He has also done further professional development in Computer Science at SIERRA COLLEGE and COLLEGE OF DUPAGE. Craig has earned a Certificate of Completion in Strategic Leadership and Management from the UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS and currently is pursuing his MBA from the Gies School of Business at the UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS. He has also earned IT industry certifications from MICROSOFT, CISCO SYSTEMS, NOVELL, DELL and COMPTIA. Craig previously earned his Notary Public license for the State Of California and is currently a Notary Public for the state of Illinois. He has previously served for eight (8) years in both the Illinois and California Army National Guards. As a volunteer, Craig has given his time as a boys and girls Head Coach in baseball, basketball, soccer, and softball.

Jan Vit (Software Development Manager) Jan has worked for twenty (20) years in senior level IT positions in Chicago, New York and Europe. He is a External Lecturer for the UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS in Prage, where he previously earned both a Bachelors and Master’s degree in Economics and Management. He also earned an MBA from BRADLEY UNIVERSITY in 2012.

Jan’s responsibilities include managing the programming team that develops and supports PreLien2Lien ( and MyLienCenter (, two software as a service (SaaS) websites. Additionally, he is responsible for managing our business relationship with AMAZON WEB SERVICES (AWS).