Qualifications and Credentials

 707.245.7545 (cell) or 707.987.9970 (office)



Certified Master Inspector with an MBA in Construction Management 
Passed the General Contractors Exam - California Contractors State License Board 2003

Having attained the maximum certification level from five home inspection organizations, I have retained my membership in the two largest and best known -- ASHI the oldest, most prestigious association in United States and Canada, "the gold standard of home inspectors," and interNACHI the largest, most prolific home inspection organization worldwide -- each well known to real estate professionals throughout the United States and Canada.  Certification by the two leading home inspection organizations ensures that you have found an inspector who is a consummate professional. 

I am one of the only home inspectors in the Wine Country to pass the 
National Home Inspector Examination by the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI), the very exam used by many states that license their home inspectors. You will benefit from receiving personal service and attention directly from the owner/inspector -- rather than dealing with a multi-inspector/employee company, or a franchisee of a company headquartered in another state. 

Every year, I attend national seminars and conferences, take audited classes and proctored exams to maintain the highest level of skills and I have served on the Board of Directors of two home inspection organizations for two terms each.   I attended ASHI's Inspection World Conference in Nashville and NACHI's Inspection Conference in Las Vegas for the advanced education which is invaluable.

While it may be expedient to obtain education and certificates on the Internet, when it comes to your family's health and safety, credentials obtained online may not be enough. 
Experience makes a big difference if you are relying on an inspector's expertise when you are making one of the largest investments in your life, and experience cannot be purchased online at any price.

Highest credentials for home inspection and commercial building inspection:

ASHI Certified Inspector, Member 2008 to Present- ASHI Certified Inspector #249171 American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), founded in 1976, is North America’s oldest and most respected professional association of home inspectors. ASHI’s goals have always been to build customer awareness of the importance of a quality home inspection and  enhance the professionalism of home inspectors.  

 Certified Master Inspector, Member 2006 to Present - NACHI ID 06082094.  International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, (InterNACHI), is the world's largest, non-profit  inspection association.

  Significant Changes in the 2016 California Building Codes - International Code Council 

Certified Commercial Building Inspector, 2015 - Carson Dunlop

   2014 -International Code Council 

     Certified FHA 203K Consultant and Inspector, 2012 - Present  HUD/FHA 203(K) Consultant ID S0770

   Certified  in Thermal Imaging and Building Science, 2011 - International Association of Certified Home Inspectors

    Certified Commercial Building Inspector, 2008 - Present- National Association of Commercial Building Inspectors (NACBI)

  Building & Code Inspector/Consultant 2013-2014 - City of Clearlake
   Professional Home Inspector 2005 - EBPHI National Home Inspector Examination

    Master CREIA Inspector, Member 2002-2012-  Region 1 Director Northern California -
California Real Estate Inspection Association

   Certified Master Inspector, Member 2002-2012 - Past President - American Institute of  Inspectors

  Home Inspector, 2002 - Inspection Training Associates, (ITA), the #1 licensed trainer in North America
which is now part of Kaplan Professional Schools.

     Member with A+ Rating of the Better Business Bureau

Past President - 2007, 2008, 2012 - American Institute of Inspectors
Past Region 1 Director and Board Member - 2009-2012- California Real Estate Inspection Association
Affiliate Member of Lake County Association of Realtors (LCAOR)
Affiliate Member of Coastal Mendocino Association of Realtors (CMAR)
Affiliate Member of  North Bay Association of Realtors (NORBAR)
Approved Instructor - State of Nevada,  State of Oregon, State of Washington

I have taught home inspection classes and been approved as an instructor by the states of Washington, Oregon and Nevada which license their home inspectors.  I carry general liability insurance and errors and omissions insurance.  I take 40 - 80 hours of continuing education annually to stay abreast of changes and comply with my membership renewals.


California Residential Building Codes
203K Consulting and Inspecting
Advanced Commercial and Electrical Inspecting
Advanced Mold Inspection Protocols and Procedures
Attic Ventilation
Boilers and Radiant Heating
Commercial Building Inspecting
Construction Defects
Deck Framing
Electrical Deficiency Inspecting
Electrical Outlet Efficiency Evaluations
Electric Service Panels
Energy Efficiency
FHA/HUD Consulting and Inspecting
HVAC Inspecting
Heating Systems and Tankless Water Heaters
Heat Pumps
High Efficiency Gas Furnaces
Indoor Air Quality and Environmental Inspecting
Insulation Types and Installation
Lead Paint
Legal View on Inspecting
Metal Roofing Details and Inspecting
Mobile/Manufactured Home Inspecting
New Residential Construction Inspecting
Plumbing Inspecting
Roofing Inspecting
Stucco Failures Inspecting
Structural Damage Inspecting
Swimming Pool and Spa Inspecting
Thermography Applications
Thermal Imaging and Building Science
Water Damage in Brick and Stone Exteriors
Water Penetration of Wood Clad Structures
Water Leaks in Windows, Doors, Flashings

I built my first house when I was 10 years old.  It took me two years.  My father helped - he was an engineer.  I have built custom homes, apartment buildings, modular homes and set mobile/manufactured homes.  Even so, when I decided in 2002 to utilize my knowledge and become a professional home inspector, I found I had a lot more to learn and I took the training, then attended classes, conferences and seminars to focus on the detail of each discipline in building structures.

With over forty years of experience in construction, building trades, real estate development and real estate sales culminating in Wine Country Home Inspections since 2002, I offer an objective, unbiased professional opinion based on my vast experience, certifications and continuing education in the home inspection field.   I continue to learn and stay on top of the latest in methods and materials.  I promise you will not find a more experienced or competent home inspector and no other inspection report comes close to the detailed and easy to read report I provide.

Having completed many different types of Wine Country Home Inspections over the years as well as commercial property inspections, mobile & manufactured home inspections, stage construction inspections, mold inspections, energy audits, water quality, air quality and even a wine cave, I can assure you, you will receive the best possible inspection and service.

For the Best Wine Country Home Inspection, call me at 707-245-7545.