At NCW Home Inspections, LLC, each home inspection is performed as if it were my own home. The property inspection includes: structure, site, roofs, electrical, heating systems, air conditioning system, plumbing, insulation and ventilation, exteriors, fireplace and stoves, interiors, and attached garages and carports. Foundation Certification for mobile homes is also provided in partnership with FoundationCertifications.com.
I have a unique set of experiences and qualifications that include: building my own home; owning and remodeling rental property; training and practice in HazMat, Emergency and Medical response. Effective emergency responsiveness requires the ability to make astute observations and assessments for safety and remediation. This perspective ensures that you will get a great home inspection.
I promise to provide an honest, objective and thorough home inspection and report. From your first contact through the delivery of your report, you will experience the ultimate in professionalism and friendliness.
Washington State Licensed Home Inspector #647
Washington State Dept. of Agriculture, Structural Pest Inspector #80050
- Program Coordinator for Bellingham Technical College "Fundamentals of Home Inspection". Washington State's first accredited curricula to meet the state standards.
- Involved in the construction trades for over 30 years, including time spent as a union roofer
- Owned and managed rental property for ten years
- Graduate of Bellingham Technical College " The Fundamentals of Home Inspection".
- Certified HazMat Technician, Emergency Responder and Medical First Responder with over 20 years of experience.
- Member in good standing of InterNachi #NACHI10022401
- Co-Founded and coached a Special Olympics alpine ski team. Created a no-cost venue for Special Olympic athletes through fund-raising and corporate sponsorship.
- Have owned and managed private forest land for 15 years.
- 25 year experience in biotechnology and bio-pharmaceutical Industry specializing in material management, procurement, mailroom operations, transportation and disaster planning.
Note: In addition to formal training I spend many hours per month researching codes, regulations, standards of practices, construction techniques and manufacturer's installation requirements. I am in constant contact with many trade professionals discussing observations, trade techniques and my general inquiries. None of this work is required by my licensing but I consider it essential in providing my clients the best knowledge I can acquire.
How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections- 4 credit hours
Inspecting HVAC Systems- 12 credit Hours
Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection- 4 credit hours
WSU Structural Pest Field Laboratory Training WDO Rules and Identification and Report Writing 2010- 15 Classroom Hours
WSPMA (Washington State Pest Management Assoc.) Winter Conference 2011- Ant Identification, Rodent Baiting & Trapping, Rules and regulations, Building Envelopes and waterproofing. 8 classroom hrs
WSU Structural Pest Field Laboratory Training WDO Rules and Identification and Report Writing 2011 -15 Classroom Hours
Structural Issues for Home Inspector- 4 credit hours
Deck Inspections home inspector- 3 credit hours
How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion for home inspector- 8 credit hour
Cement Crack Repair Adhesives- .05 Professional Development Hours (provided by Simpson)
IRC (International Residential Code) R5 review (combo) Inspector Designation review and exam- 16 Classroom hours
(this is a precursor course to receiving the ICC R5 certification)
Manufactured Housing Inspection and exam- 8 Classroom hours
Gas Appliance Inspection and Exam- 8 Classroom hours
Report Writing and Insurance- 2 Classroom hours
Social Media and Web Marketing- 2 Classroom hours
Electrical Update, Knob and Tube Wiring- 2 Classroom hours
Crawlspace, Basement and Drainage Solutions- 2 Classroom hours
Building Sciences, by Dr. Joe Lstiburek- 8 Classroom hours
Home Inspector Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps- 8 Classroom hours
Commercial Inspection Management Certificate class- 16 Classroom hours
Pool Inspections Certificate Class- 6 Classroom hours
Infrared Inspections certificate courses I & II- 4 Classroom hours
Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps- 2 Classroom hours
Certificate: IR35 FLIR E Series Basics - Legacy .45 classroom hours
Thermography Basics- 2 ITC Certification Renewal Credits, 2 RCI Continuing Educational Hours (CEHs) 2.5 Classroom hours
Level 1 Thermography Certification course ITC- 32 class Hours
ASHIWW Building Science presentation with Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D, Building Science Corporation 8 class hours
Mr. Jim Simmons, Mr. Electric, Olympia, Current Electrical Issues and Updates on new requirements. 2 Class Hours
Mr. Steve Bodine, Bodine Construction, Lynnwood and Kirkland, Crawlspace, Basement, and Drainage Solutions. 2 Class Hours
NW HVAC/R Association and Training Center, Home Inspector Air Conditioner and Heat Pump, 8 Class Hours
Building Science Toolkit for Home Inspectors, 8 class hours
ASHI Spring Session GeoTech, Mold in attics and crawlspaces, and Log Home Inspection 8 class hours
2012 IRC Residential Wall Bracing 8 class hours - March 2014
2012 IRC Roof construction assemblies, Deck design and construction 8 Class Hours - March 2014
2012 IBC Field Inspections 8 Class Hours- March 2014
2012 Energy Code Compliance 3 Class Hours- March 2014
2012 Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality 3 Class Hours
- March 2014
2012 Energy Code Class Compliance- 6 Class Hours- April 2014
2014 ASHIWW-Fall Seminar- Doug Hansen of Code Check, Kirk Haffner/Curtis Dahl-Solar Systems, Inspection of New Construction- 15 Class Hours- Sept 2014
2015- Bellingham Technical College- Wood Destroying Organisms-8 classroom hours- Feb 2015
2015- Bellingham Technical College- Fundementals of Electrical- Systems- 16 Classroom Hours- Feb 2015
2015 ASHWI Spring Siminar- Roof Systems, Garage Doors, Crawlspaces, Carpenter Ants, Steep Roof Flashings
8 Classroom hours- March 2015
2015 NCW Chapeter of ICC- Roof To soils, Structural Building Load Transfer, design and inspection- 7 Class Hours- March 2015
2015 NCW Chapeter of ICC-Moisture Instrusion- 7 Class Hours March 2015
2015 NCW Chapeter of ICC- Fire Resistive Construction 2012 IRC & IBC- 7 Class Hours March 2015
2015 Inspection Universe- Phase Construction Inspections- 1.45 Class Hours-Oct. 2015
2015 Inspection Universe- Homegauge Software- 1.45 Class Hours-Oct. 2015
2015 Inspection Universe- How to Inspect Stucco and Man Made Stone- 1.45 Class Hours-Oct. 2015
2015 Inspection Universe- 203K Inspections- 1.45 Class Hours-Oct. 2015
2015 Inspection Universe- Advanced Electrical Inspections- 1.45 Class Hours-Oct. 2015
2015 Inspection Universe- Thermal Imaging Course- 1.45 Class Hours-Oct. 2015
2016- 2016 NCW Chapeter of ICC- Significant Changes to the IBC- 7 Class Hours March 2016
2016 NCW Chapeter of ICC- Significant Changes to the IRC- 7 Class Hours March 2016
2016 NCW Chapeter of ICC- Updates to the 2015 International Mechanical Code and 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code- 7 Class Hours March 2016
Transcript provided by InterNACHI, the home inspector organization
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