TEXAS PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE INSPECTORS ASSOCIATION
MEMBER NO. 715
TREC PROFESSIONAL INSPECTOR LICENSE NO. 21451
TO GET WHAT YOU EXPECT YOU MUST INSPECT.
I am a knowledgeable, inquisitive, detail-oriented inspector with a solid foundation in the construction industry, a technical career in the arts and sciences, and an eye for good workmanship.
B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1981 (Biology/Chemistry).
- Over forty years of experience in residential and light commercial construction;
- "Hands-on" working experience in several construction trades, including HVAC and electrical experience. I am a competent hand tool and power tool woodworker;
- Over thirty years of experience in museum preservation science, writing hundreds of detailed technical examination and treatment reports and numerous design and construction specifications for specialized applications, including specifications for climate control and specialized institutional storage facilities;
- My inspections focus on the performance of the structural, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems in the house and on the quality of workmanship in their installation.
- The fire-safety and life-safety features of the house, as well as the quality of the indoor environment are critical elements of every inspection.
- Thorough electrical inspection. Although every circuit, connection, and component of an electrical system cannot be tested in a general home inspection, a good inspector can recognize the workmanship of an experienced electrician and can identify workmanship that indicates the need for further evaluation.
- My inspection takes a hard, critical look at at the installation of the HVAC system. The majority of HVAC systems are not installed according to the manufacturer's instructions or to industry consensus standards and best practices. The quality of workmanship in your HVAC installation can have a significant effect on much more than your indoor temperature and humidity. An unbalanced or poorly performing system can affect the indoor air quality of the house and waste the potential energy efficiency of your expensive system, as it shortens the service life of the equipment. A National Institute for Standards and Technology analysis of heat pumps found that up to 30% of the energy used to operate the equipment was wasted due to improper installation.
- My report will likely point out three or four significant issues that may affect the performance of your HVAC system. With solid data about your HVAC installation and guidance to help you understand how to find and talk to an HVAC contractor, you will be better prepared to get the service your system needs to perform to its potential.
- As an independent professional inspector, my services are focused on the needs and interests of my clients, not on "approving" real estate sales.
- My mission is to provide you with the accurate, objective, unbiased information you need for a better understanding of your house, so you can make more informed decisions about your real estate investment.
You may learn things about your house you wish you didn't know. No house is perfect.
In the attic, on the roof, throughout the house: I am here for YOU.