Choosing your Home Inspector
The primary concern when choosing your Home Inspector is their knowledge of the construction world and how it helps them provide a quality inspection.
The experience description of most home inspectors tells how many years and how many homes they have inspected. The background I draw from is much broader than the average inspector.
I have extensive knowledge of what goes into residential and commercial structures both old and new. I have hands on experience in almost all aspects of both types of structures. In the area of inspecting, one of the primary responsibilities of my work both as owner and superintendent has been inspecting and reporting on the condition of existing, new/old construction and the proper execution of remodel, repair and new construction work.
My Knowledge Base
During the past 48 years I have been in the residential and commercial building industry as follows:
3d CAD residential building design for new and remodel construction up to 11,000sf homes. Business owner.
New construction homes both speculative and custom (mostly custom) up to 11,000sf. Business Owner.
Residential remodel, renovation and restoration on homes built from 1852 to 1974. Business Owner.
Commercial new construction from small office to 50,000sf warehouse, light industrial/manufacturing facilities. Business Owner
Commercial new and re-model construction including banks, medical clinics, multi-story apartments/student housing, multi-story office buildings, churches, restaurants and retail space up to 185,000sf. Large Dillard's projects (120,00sf+) include ground up new, total gut remodel and tornado damage rebuild. Project Superintendent.
Non-Typical Certifications/Memberships in relation to Drones
These certifications are related in the area of using drones for photography due to the ever-growing restrictions/regulations imposed by the FAA on airspace use. They also cannot by obtained without the demonstration of sound decision making, awareness and adherence to rules, regulations and safety.
FAA- Private Pilot, Airplane Single Engine Land, Tail Dragger
FAA- Control Tower Operator
FAA- Small UAS Certificate of Registration
AMA- Academy of Model Aeronautics (Radio Controlled Aircraft)
Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance, Home Inspector License #2209