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Brian Hannigan
07-10-2007, 09:00 AM
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I-TEAM: Inspecting Home Inspectors (http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=T&ct=us/1-0&fd=R&url=http://wcco.com/consumer/local_story_190214737.html&cid=1118031623&ei=FK2TRp6RA5KE0gG8v8yhDA)
WCCO, MN - 11 hours ago
According to several home inspection agencies an average homebuyer's inspection should take two to four hours. Hankey and Weiss spent that long looking ...

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John Arnold
07-10-2007, 09:55 AM
Nice advertisement for ASHI. Ironically, NAHI is based in Minnesota.

Nick Ostrowski
07-10-2007, 10:51 AM
Not a good advertisement for Andy Valdmanis of All American Building Inspections.

Michael Thomas
07-10-2007, 12:46 PM
The company:

Home Page (http://www.allamericanbuildinginspections.com/content.aspx)

"The home buying process can be confusing and stressful. Not only do you need to consider things such as price and location, you also have to worry about whether the house itself has any hidden problems that could become costly surprises down the road.

As professional Home Inspectors, its our job to look for those hidden problems for you. The Home Inspection is an unbiased, professional assessment of the condition of the house. It provides you an expert opinion and professional report on the condition of the physical structure and various systems within a house. Giving you peace of mind on what is likely the largest purchase youll ever make.

In order to prepare the report, an inspector must conduct a visual inspection of the house. The inspection process typically takes about 3 hours to complete. This of course may vary, according to the size and condition of the home. We strongly encourage you to accompany the inspector during the inspection. This will give you a chance to ask questions and become familiar with the systems of the home.

We will inspect all the structural elements and systems of the home. Items that will typically be included in an inspection are:

Framing (structure)
Roof and attic
Electrical system
Plumbing system
Heating and air conditioning systems

Additional items and systems unique to a particular home can also be inspected.

When the inspection is complete, well tell you of any problems that were discovered and discuss them with you. We will also tell you about any routine maintenance that should be performed, as well as answer any questions you may have. Youll also receive a full written report of the inspection.

Our goal is to discover and inform you of anything we find that might affect your purchase decision. Well tell you about any problems we find, and make repair recommendations. Well also inform you of what maintenance tasks are required to keep the home and its systems in top condition."

The Inspector:

Our Inspector Staff - All American Building Inspections - Staff Profiles (http://www.allamericanbuildinginspections.com/StaffProfiles)

"Andris (Andy) Valdmanis has had many years experience in the insurance and construction fields.Andy has also had hands on construction experience. Andy offers unique insight into the inner workings of homes and also how repairs can be done effeciently and cost effectively..."


Ron Dawes
07-10-2007, 01:05 PM
Interesting that their benchmark inspector has only been inspecting for 1.5 years. They couldn't find someone with 15-20 years?

Roger Hankey
02-19-2008, 01:05 PM
I'm not sure how you got the impression that I had only 1.5 yrs. experience. I've been a professional home inspector since December of 1975. This is why I don't trust TV news.

Roger Hankey

Scott Patterson
02-19-2008, 01:24 PM
Interesting that their benchmark inspector has only been inspecting for 1.5 years. They couldn't find someone with 15-20 years?

Ron, lighten up a little. Read the article, it says Roger started in 1975. Open up those INACHI eyes and don't be
so jealous.

I just had to look a little further. Ron I hope that TREC is just a little behind in updating their records. Did you know that your home inspection license is expired according to the TREC site?

TREC Licensee Info Search
includes sponsorship Info & completed education (MCE and Core SAE)
License Type:
Salesperson or Broker Inspector E.R.W. All
License Number or Name: "LastName, FirstName" or "Business Name"
(see search tips)
Optional: any part of name (for name searches only)

Licensee Details for:

Inspector - "Dawes, Ronald F"

Name License Dawes, Ronald F
Number License 7602
Type License Professional Inspector
Status Expiration Date 12/31/2007 Expired

Permanent Mailing Address
1900 Lake Hill Ln
Plano, TX 75023