Having started swinging a hammer about the age I could walk, I always knew construction was my calling. I attended vocational classes throughout high school where I learned the fundamentals of building a home. I worked as an electrician for 4 years while I worked on getting my Builders License at the age of 19 and started up my own construction company. My company started with basement remodels and remediation. We slowly evolved and expanded our specialty to include bathrooms, mold remediation, basement waterproofing, structural reinforcement of basement walls/crawlspaces, blown-in insulation, and more. Eventually, I took the business into new construction where we built fully custom homes for our clients. I felt it important that my company perform as much of the work as possible to ensure quality control, instead of hiring out sub-contractors. So in the spirit of this, we rough-framed the house, installed the windows and doors, installed flashings, roofing, flooring, tiled the bathrooms, and much more.
In my personal time I would "flip" homes. I would purchase old houses that needed significant amounts of work, and turn them into a warm home. I learned what to look for when walking through old homes, as each ERA of home has specific things that were the common building method for that time period.
Friends and family would often ask me to look at a home they were about to purchase. I would inspect the home and look through the home inspection that they had paid for. One instance I found a major issue in the crawlspace, which the home inspector didn't even go into. In another case, the inspector padded their report with pages of things that "REQURE IMMEDIATE ATTENTION" that were actually simple cosmetic issues in order to justify their hefty inspection fee. The inspection report was so long and full of unnecessary things, that it made it difficult to locate the items that were actual issues. This made me realized that some home inspectors had no "HANDS ON" real world experience.
All of these experiences have led me to start "HANDS ON Home Inspectors LLC". Actual Real world experience and the knowledge of how to do things RIGHT. I felt I could provide a service to my clients that they would have a hard time finding elsewhere. I am dedicated to providing my clients a REAL WORLD inspection focused on building issues that actually matter, and not on false "deficiencies" that may scare my client out of their dream house for no reason.