Construction and Home Inspection Expert 517541 IL

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years of experience working in the construction industry with a primary focus in home inspection. I worked as a carpenter apprentice and journeyman carpenter before moving on to work as a home inspector for numerous insurance companies. I was also the founder and president of my own construction and home inspection company for 10 years. I have strong experience inspecting moisture intrusion and other types of water damage, indoor air quality, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems, and electrical defects. I have also worked as a firefighter and Supervising Fire Marshal. I have more than 20 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Consulting Experience

I founded my own home inspection consulting company over 15 years ago. Since that time I have performed just shy of 10,000 home inspections throughout Chicagoland and built a loyal base of repeat customers via my outstanding service, dedication and integrity. I am also a lead educator for home inspection education and routinely “re-educates” builders and developers on the best building practices.

Professional Experiences

I have worked in home building, industrial truss repair, and concrete construction before founding my own remodeling and construction company. After 15 years improving and repairing homes, I brought my diverse construction expertise to an insurance service firm, where I have worked as a home inspector for numerous insurance companies.

Relevant Experiences

I spent 2 years investigating fires for a major fire department during a career that spanned over 30 years. My two areas of most extensive expertise are fire investigation and building construction. I have also been using thermal imaging for 15 years.


Degree Subject Institution
A.A.S. Fire Science and Technology City Colleges of Chicago

Licenses Certifications

Certified Home Inspector in the State of Illinois
Licensed Home Inspection Education Provider
U.S. FHA Fee Inspector
American Society of Home Inspectors: Certified Inspector since 1998
National Association of Certified Home Inspectors: Certified Inspector since 2002
International Code Council (ICC): Member since 2005

Primary Affiliation

National Association of Certified Home Inspectors