I am a US Army veteran with a background in construction engineering. After leaving the service, I worked for a drilling and construction company, which did pier supports for foundations. I then transitioned into real estate appraisal for the States of Ohio and Indiana. While working as a real estate appraiser, I owned and operated a residential rehab company. Looking for a change, I went back to school in pursuit of a degree in Hospitality Management Technology and graduated Summa Cum Laude. After working in the hospitality industry, I decided to return to my roots in a real estate related field where my knowledge can help others.
My Training and Credentials
I am a Certified Professional Inspector® trained by InterNACHI—the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (www.NACHI.org)—which is the world’s largest nonprofit association of residential and commercial property inspectors, and provides education, training, certification, benefits and support for its members. All InterNACHI-Certified Professional Inspectors® are required to pass an Inspector Exam, follow a comprehensive Standards of Practice, abide by a strict Code of Ethics, and take accredited Continuing Education courses each year in order to maintain their membership in good standing.
I have acquired extensive home inspector training through InterNACHI’s rigorous Continuing Education curriculum, which includes dozens of live classroom, online, and video training courses, written by experts in their field, which have received more than 1,400 accreditations by state and governmental agencies throughout North America.
In order to become certified, I was required to take inspection courses related to the interior and exterior of the home, including the common and major areas of concern for home buyers, such as the foundation, heating and cooling, roof, plumbing, and electrical systems.
Here is the list of InterNACHI courses required for initial certification:
- Safe Practices for the Home Inspector
- 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know
- Residential Plumbing Overview for Inspectors
- How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections
- How to Perform Roof Inspections
- How to Inspect HVAC Systems
- Structural Issues for Home Inspectors
- How to Inspect the Exterior
- How to Inspect the Attic, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior
- How to Perform Deck Inspections
- How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion
- How to Inspect Fireplaces, Stoves, and Chimney
The State of Ohio does not require licensing of home inspectors; however, the certifications and Continuing Education required by InterNACHI are more than adequate training for a certified inspector to provide sufficient and accurate information regarding a home’s condition.
The State of Kentucky requires licensing of home inspectors. The certifications and Continuing Education required by InterNACHI serve as additional in-depth training for a certified inspector to provide sufficient and accurate information regarding a home’s condition.
I graduated from the Bluegrass Inspection Institute and I am licensed by the Kentucky Board of Home Inspectors. License #240020.