Experience and knowledge are extremely important with any profession as well as continuing education as our world is constantly evolving/ changing. In addition to experience and knowledge, belonging to the world's largest inspection trade association is also important as it requires the home inspector to stay knowledgeable with all “new” building practices and technology as well as all existing & previous building components and systems dating clear back to the early 1900's. Troy is a current active member of InterNACHI, which has strict requirements and guidelines, continuous education courses which help fine tune his skill set as well as acquire more knowledge with all the latest building trends.
Throughout my 25 year career as a General Contractor in residential construction I have became extremely proficient by actively working with almost every trade, in turn allowing me to hold the title "Master Carpenter". Many of the projects my staff and I completed include the complete build out of custom homes, whole house renovations, additions, custom kitchens & bathrooms, finishing basements and tearing roof's off of existing houses and stacking second stories and several others. The experience I have acquired throughout my time in the industry has allowed me to learn and understand numerous residential home systems and their components . It has also fine tuned my personal relationship skills from the numerous years of homeowner interactions, in turn allowing me to become extremely informative with my clients in regards to the home, its systems and components which I feel is one of the most important factors of being a Home Inspector. Would you rather receive a home inspection from someone with little to no experience in the residential construction world or from someone with years of experience with almost every aspect of a home?
In addition to field experience, education also plays a huge role in the Home Inspection
industry. I started my career participating in a 4 year program through the Spokane
Home builder's Association and acquired my 4 year certification as a Journeyman Carpenter.
Since then I have taken numerous courses including Lead Based Paint Renovator, electrical/
plumbing/ Heating & Air Conditioning systems/ components & operation/ maintenance of
those systems, Radon and several others. I have also joined InterNACHI which is the
International Association of Certified Home Inspectors and has several strict requirements
such as their continuing education requirement which I feel is extremely
important as technology has widely improved our industry through new building material types,
new building techniques/ practices and will continue to play a huge role with my continuous
education. While being an active member for the Spokane Home builder's Association I eventually
became the president for the Spokane Home builder's Association Remodeler's Council and
received "Remodeler of the Year" two separate times. I am also an current member of the
National Association of Realtors which allows me to have "Active key" access if the realtor
cannot seem to be present at the inspection.
My view of the Home Inspection is simply this- The purchase of any home is a big deal for anyone. Though there are several factors to take into consideration with the entire Real estate transaction, the Home Inspection is one of the most important. My job is pointing out all and any potential safety hazards and/ or issues of major concern, but at the same time helping my clients understand that with the purchase of every home comes some form of maintenance. By informatively explaining the home, its components and surroundings , it allows the client to have a much better understanding of how certain issues became the way they are in addition potential remediation tactics that could resolve the issue.
I was born and raised in Spokane, Washington. I spent my first 18 years of my life here until I joined the Navy as a Meteorologist/ Oceanographer for 4 years. Most of my time in the Navy was spent overseas where I met my beautiful wife in Japan. Shortly thereafter, we moved back to Spokane where I started my career in residential construction while raising 3 beautiful children. My wife has been a huge asset with my construction company running the books, payroll, marketing all while playing the role of mother. I grew up ski racing, put all 3 children through the same ski racing program for 18 years straight and enjoyed every minute of it. I still love skiing and always will, carpentry, working out, fishing, hiking, picking huckleberries and taking vacations with my family and friends. I love watching my children's success with the sports they have participated in, the education my 16 year old daughter and 20 year old son are actively pursuing and the career my 24 year old son has pursued.