Engineer inspecting and checking datasheet

Education and Experience

St. Cloud State University
Minnesota School of Business – ECommerce
Prof. Home Inspection Inst.
– Radon, Asbestos, Mold, Carbon Monoxide
Home Science Consortium – Residential Mold Evaluation
ATI / Kaplan Professional Schools –
 Professional Home Inspection Course
Continuing Education –
 Exceeding member requirements of ASHI and INTERNACHI
AU CEU –
 Residential Foundation, Structural, Roofing, Mold Courses
NAHI Education Committee –
 Home Inspection Course Review, Analysis
Woodgrain Restoration – Master furniture restorer and woodwork refinisher
Metro Maintenance and Repair – 17 years owner – home maintenance and repair
559 Blair LLC – Partner – Purchased and remodeled numerous homes
McKinley Company – Owner 38 years – home defect analysis and solutions
University of Minnesota – Ophthalmology
Cleveland Clinic
– Ophthalmology

Additional Related Education

Larson Plumbing and Heating – Observed plumbing installations
Richardson Electric – Observed electrical installation (New and Retrofit )
Commers Plumbing – Observed winterization and de-winterization process
Daves Heating and Cooling – Observed HVAC installations

Associations

MAHI – Midwest Association of Home Inspectors (Vice President 2014 – Current)
ASHI – Certified – American Society of Home Inspectors
INTERNACHI
 – International National Association of Certified Home Inspectors
SPAAR – St. Paul Area Association of Realtors
NAHIMN – NAHI Minnesota 
(Vice President 2009-2013, Webmaster)
BBB A+ rating

Patents

Background

Besides being a “detail guy” and an “hobby engineer”, I have been looking for problems in houses since 1970. Looking for the reasons why a door didn’t work properly, where and why a leak was happening, or what was causing squeaky floors and sticky windows. I have done the repairing, replacing, or installing of virtually everything in a home, on all vintages of homes. I really enjoy solving problems. My new construction experiences and classroom training have been very helpful, but the repair experiences are invaluable and just can not be taught in a book or classroom.

These repeated “hands on” experiences, over almost 40 years, have helped me develop an eye for uncovering deficiencies that are important to you as a buyer or seller. I do my homework. If I do run across something new or different or hear of something unusual, I talk to as many knowledgeable people as I can and get answers. I use all of these experience to help me understand houses better and then use that understanding during my inspections. I have always taken a lot of pride in my work and give my best on every home inspection.