As a young boy, I've been taking things apart, rebuilding them and finding ways to make things better. I took shop classes from 7th grade through high school. I had my first construction job in 1973. It was suppose to be a summer job but it lasted 10 years until I started my own construction company in 1983. In 1985 I joined the Lewiston Fire Dept., I continued doing construction on days off from the Fire Dept. until retirement in January of 2010.
I've been involved in building houses and remodeling for over 30 years. I have seen many jobs with many problems. I had to find out what caused the problems and rebuild it the way it should have been done in the first place. Most of my business was repeat customers that were very happy with my work. I've done many inspections for friends and customers, as they were to remodel something and wanted my input as to what they should do and the steps required completing the project.
Friends and customers have ask me many times over the years why don't I get into home inspections? After thinking about it in January of 2005, I looked into what was involved, what certification was needed and tools that were needed to do a professional home inspection. After all, if I was to do inspections, I would do all it takes to do a professional home inspection because it's the only way I done all my construction jobs. I would do it right or I wasn't going to do it at all. My motto was always that "I wouldn't do anything at a job that I wouldn't want for myself".
So I took a home inspections course to familiar myself with what was needed for certification and on July 9, 2005 I took and passed the NATIONAL HOME INSPECTOR EXAMINATION.
I use my 30 plus years of construction experience and fighter experience to do a professional home inspection. I incorporate potential fire safety situations that could arise if I see them while doing a home inspection. The home inspections I perform for my clients are done as though I was doing it for myself.