Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Hire someone you feel comfortable with. There are so many home inspectors out there with little experience. The price shouldnt always decide which one you choose. Dont be fooled by high tech toys. Nothing can see through walls, predict the future, or sniff problems. There's No substitute for construction and inspection knowledge or experience.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Thermal Imaging cameras are a valuable piece of technology. Unfortunately, home inspectors usually have the cheapest and poorest resolution equipment out there. And the Minimum training certification. Unless you hire a Professional Thermographer, or even a $99.00 energy audit, you'll probably just get blurry color pictures that still need to be interpreted. Usually incorrectly. And without the actual removal of suspect materials for a proper visual inspection, it's just a guess. Also, if you read the State Standards of Practice for AZ, a home inspection is a Visual Inspection that is Not Technically Exhaustive. Leave the x-ray vision to Superman.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I have personally worked in the construction field for most of my life, and not only performed home inspections, but have worked on homes as well. Who would you want to operate on you? A Dr. who has performed 1000 operations, or a Dr. who has read about 1000 operations?
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Finding the problems with a home that most others miss. I've been there, so I know what to look for and why they did what they did. There's no substitute for experience!
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Most people are looking for the best inspector, for the best price. I do the very best I can, but I won't always be the cheapest. I do, however, work for you!
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. I prefer to speak with each client to discuss pricing. I no longer post my prices. I would like my potential clients to talk with me and ask questions, before they decide on an inspector based only on price.
Q. What is your greatest strength?
A. My honesty.