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    Default Need an inspector referral for Dayton Ohio

    I have a client that is moving to the Dayton, Ohio area and will need an inspector. They will be looking at 100 year old / historic homes, so the inspector should be familiar with them.
    Feel free to send me a private e-mail with contact info.
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    Default Re: Need an inspector referral for Dayton Ohio

    Is Dayton a home inspection wasteland??


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    Default Re: Need an inspector referral for Dayton Ohio

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Feldmann View Post
    Is Dayton a home inspection wasteland??
    Could be Jack. Or maybe they be too busy to take on more business. Try the ASHI website and see who you may know in that area.


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    Default Re: Need an inspector referral for Dayton Ohio

    John,
    I called David Tamny, but he is too far away to do the inspection. I asked him if he knew someone in Dayton, but he said he didn't.
    I went to the Ohio Chapter website and looked up inspectors. I was a little less than impressed with most of them that are close to Dayton.
    I did get an e-mail from an ASHI inspector (the ONLY response) that said he would go to Dayton. I passed this on to my client, as well as the list of who NOT to use. He will probably get the job.

    Maybe they are too busy to take on another job - who knows.


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    Default Re: Need an inspector referral for Dayton Ohio

    I'd suggest your client further define just what they're looking for, and what their "looking at".Evaluating a designated "historic" property, especially in a "historic district" can be especally challenging, esp. if the clients' expectations aren't clearly defined, and a scope of investigation/services not clearly deliniated.


    Networking though the specific historic district property owners, committees, orgs;, reviewing projects submitted for approvals, etc. might produce a better "lead" to a local, experienced, and familiar with the specifics of both the "type" of property (style, construction, neighborhood, district requirements, etc.) and a proven track record with the various committies, commissions, zoning, rules, etc.


    Without even the slightest idea of what your (former?) clients are considering, their expectations, plans, etc. I'd suggest researching & networking from a neighborhood/district level and via "historic preservationists" and local architects, engineers, consultants, specialized in such projects with a proven track record, etc. for referalls/references.


    IME, it is best to find specialists who already have knowledge of the unique and specific history and gained local experience with proven successful track record.

    Perhaps starting here, for some information and networking ideas, beginning with the 'guide for evaluation' "blueprint for rehabilittion" guide for assessment and identifying the historic district location, general and specific requirements (and the Wright-Dunbar guide, if pplicable), and revewing minutes, submissions, committies, organizations, etc. ??


    Here's a link to a page from the city of Dayton's Planning & Community Devlopment department's web site, with some (of what I believe to be some helpful information & links): Historic Districts - National Register



    P.S. I noticed when I 'googled' "Historic Home Inspection Ohio" (without the quotes) several home inspectors who "speak house " and came up with website links that included descriptions that boasted special experience/expertise in evaluating & reporting upon historical structures in which their service area descriptions hinted or indicated would or may include Dayton.

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    Default Re: Need an inspector referral for Dayton Ohio

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    Default Re: Need an inspector referral for Dayton Ohio

    Thanks for the link Barry. I had seen his website on my search.
    However, it is not very clear just how long he has been a home inspector. He might be a great inspector, but I didn't consider him.

    I find that when I see an inspector's web site, and they are lumping in experience in things other than inspecting homes, or don't say directly how long they have been inspecting, they haven't been inspecting very long. It may not be the case, but its not clear.

    Maybe it's just me, but when I refer someone, I want to feel comfortable with the name I give out. My comfort level with referring an inspector is how long they have been inspecting, among other factors. If its not clear on their web site, or I see other BS things, I move on to the next one.

    As a side note, I looked at some sample reports during my search. I found one that I found so hard to read that I have no idea how a potential buyer would ever make sense of it. If a home inspector can't make sense of a report, how can they expect a person that has never had an inspection make sense of it?


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    Default Re: Need an inspector referral for Dayton Ohio

    Sorry Jack,
    Looks like I am a little late, but If you still need service call Kal or Richard
    @ 1st Inspections


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