Expertise DescriptionI 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
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.
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.
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.
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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
National Association of Certified Home Inspectors