My Qualifications

Certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors

I am a member in good standing of the following organizations:

I remember growing up around homes in the construction phase as a young child and being fascinated by the entire process. I started by just watching the adults design and then build each house from the ground up, with my contribution being some cleaning and maybe handing a few nails to one of the adults after the school bus dropped me off at the house my family was working on at the time. As I got older, I began to learn the art of drafting and would design my dream home on paper, as I was still to young to help with the physical aspects of building a home. My love of drafting continued through High School, however by the time I graduated my family was no longer in the construction industry, and was now in the automotive industry.

Like most people fresh out of high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and began to try different careers to see what I may enjoy. Since my Father had started an automotive parts business, I decided to try that for a while, followed by returning to the construction industry as a laborer hoping to be trained as a framer. Being an impatient young man, after a few years in construction, I then tried out being a ski lift operator, outdoor outfitter and guide, USMC, warehousing, shipping and receiving, EMT, and then a firefighter, its at this time that I returned to my true love of construction.

I entered the construction field again working for a small contractor, enabling me to learn every aspect of construction beginning with heavy equipment operation. My contractor would hire an expert to train me how to use each piece of heavy equipment working on our own job sites knowing the next time we needed something done we would only need to rent the equipment, and I would perform the needed task. This worked great for both of us, he saved a great deal of money over the years, and I received training that most people would never be able to acquire over such a wide array of equipment.

We then followed the same recipe working on foundations, concrete slabs, masonry, framing, plumbing, electrical, roofing, siding, HVAC, drywall, finish carpentry, and steel fabrication. After working together for many years in residential and commercial construction, a back injury forced us to go our separate ways.

My father after retiring from his career as an electronics engineer, and selling the automotive parts company, started a company that installed inventory control systems, alarm systems, and phone systems into small businesses that where mostly in the automotive industry. I had worked for him in this business as well, and was then able to combine my computer system, alarm system, and phone system experience, with my construction experience. This combination got me started with a large alarm company. I began as an alarm system installer, then began doing service, home damage repairs, and training installers not to create home damage. I was then promoted to technical manager, about the same time we began doing new construction pre-wires, whole house sound systems, home theater systems, lighting systems, computer networking, and phone systems, in addition to the alarm systems we had been doing for so many years.

I found myself spending more and more time in the office behind a desk, instead of out in the field where I was so happy, but knowing my body was not up to the physical tasks required for working in the field any more, I decided to part ways once again.

After spending a few years back in the automotive industry, I found a way to return to the industry I have always loved as a home inspector. Drawing on my experience in all aspects of construction, from drafting, to roofing, to smart home technology, I am in a unique position to give you the professional, and thorough home inspection you deserve, as well as answer any questions you may have as to the condition or operation of the home or its systems.

A Home Should Be A Dream, Not A Mystery.®