This is one of my Very happy and satisfied Customers from the summer of 2016.
It takes way more than a college degree and a fancy website to be a good home inspector. The nice college degree that I have is a wonderful thing, but it takes years of on site learning to make a good home inspector.
Here is just some of my many years learning in the field and on site.
Formal Education Background & Training: I have 20 years of industry Experience.
College: I have a Double Major in Business Administration and Marketing and a Minor in Economics from Franklin University in downtown Columbus, Ohio.
On Job Site Experience:
Concrete: For many years right after going to college I worked for my Uncle's concrete company; Foor Concrete one of the largest and busiest in the state. I have done footers, laid street base, poured and vibrated concrete walls, made concrete curbs, laid sidewalks, and finished huge flooring sections for large retailers like The Home Depot Polaris Parkway and Easton Malls.
Home Construction: I learned framing, block laying, tile work, masonry skills, and finish carpentry work (trimming). It was here that I found a love of Custom Cabinetry and Custom Woodworking which I still do today.
Home Inspections: I have my certification thru the Inspection Certification Association and am a member of both ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) and InterNachi. (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors)
Home Renovation: I successfully bought, renovated and sold many condominiums and have a great understanding of what to look for when inspecting such structures.
Custom Cabinetry Maker : I still enjoy doing approx. 5-6 custom cabinetry jobs a year when I am not doing home inspections.