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    Wayne Turley's Avatar
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    Default Newly Minted Inspector in Illinois

    My name is Wayne and I've been a licensed home inspector for allmost a whole month now (how time flys).
    I hav'nt performed my 1st fee paid inspection yet (still rounding up the essential tools for the job).
    My back ground has been in the building trades for 30 years and have done everything from painting and decorating to working with new home builders as a finisher doing appliance installation and final inspection walk through just prior to closing.

    Anyways, just wanted to say hi and state how happy I am to find what appears to be a very active and professional forum.

    Looking forward to contributing anyway I can.

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    Default Re: Newly Minted Inspector in Illinois



    "Who's gonna turn down a Junior Mint? It's chocolate, it's peppermint -- it's delicious!"
    - Kramer, in "The Junior Mints"

    Welcome!!! Great to have a new guy around...

    Best

    Ron


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    Default Re: Newly Minted Inspector in Illinois

    Don't quit your day job as of yet, the market is awful to be a new HI.


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    Default Re: Newly Minted Inspector in Illinois

    Thanks for the welcome Ron.
    And thanks for the sound advise MaMa. Now if I could only find that Day Job you speak of.


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    Default Re: Newly Minted Inspector in Illinois

    Don't let it get you down. get out and meet every real estate agent you can. be the biggest pest in the real estate offices door. you will get work.


    you will dooooooooo. just fine....


    Best

    Ron


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    Default Re: Newly Minted Inspector in Illinois

    Skokie, Lincolnwood
    Wayne, if you start getting work in your area inspecting those endless lot line to lot line McMansions your skills will surely be tested.
    Sometimes when I see those under construction and the jobsite is open or there aren't too many workers, I'll stop in and take a look around as a training and reference exercise.
    You'd be amazed at what you can look at with a hardhat, clipboard and friendly attitude.
    Good luck.

    www.aic-chicago.com
    773/844-4AIC
    "The Code is not a ceiling to reach but a floor to work up from"

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    Default Re: Newly Minted Inspector in Illinois

    Thank's for the well wishes guys n gals.
    Marcus, It's good to see another inspector so close to home.
    Yeah, Skokie homes will pose a challenge for me.
    McMansions, remodeled 3 bedroom ranches and split levels mostly.
    So work'n on my game. I know clients won't expect anything less then my best.
    Speaking of challenges to skills, did you checkout Jerry McCarthy's thread on Fireplace defects?
    Heck, took me awhile to see it.http://www.inspectionnews.net/home_i...ce-defect.html

    Last edited by Wayne Turley; 01-23-2009 at 05:32 PM. Reason: added link

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