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About Your Inspector:  
Irving Thomas

Throughout the years, I’ve earned a reputation for being one of the best. The interests of my clients are always my first priority, and I go above and beyond to make sure they get the results they need.


Whether you’re about to launch a new project, need advice on improving your property, or would like a timely tip on matters big or small - I’m your go-to source. Contact me today to set up a meeting and find out more about what I can do for you.

Education

 Cogswell University of Silicon Valley

Civil Engineering

1978 - 1982


Licenses & Certifications

 Professional Real Estate Inspection Certification - Inspection Certification Associates

 Certification No. 23308

Home Energy Score Certified Assessor - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

MI-GHI-0043

LEED Green Associate - Green Business Certification, Inc.

 11234207

 EPA Certified Renovator - Lead-Safe Training Center

R-I-75945-20-00155

Construction Surveyor - US Army

 Responsible Land Disturber (RLD) - Commonwealth of Virginia

RLD14293

 30-Hour Construction Safety and Health - OSHA Training Institute Education

Centers-University of South Florida

36-602039461

 Lead Safe Certified Firm - USEPA

NAT-F214486-1

 

I’m a home inspector with more than 30 years of experience in the building industry. In addition to my training, I’ve passed the National Home Inspector Examination®, which is the only independent, psychometrically-valid home inspector test in the country. I’m proud of this accomplishment and believe it’s another example of my extensive knowledge and skill in the home inspection field.

 What is the National Home Inspector Examination®? The NHIE® is the original competency exam for the profession and is still one of the only ones that is psychometrically-valid. It shows a home inspector’s skill and knowledge in the field.

Who runs it? The Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors, otherwise known as EBPHI. They are an independent, not-for-profit organization that develops and maintains exams for the real estate inspection profession and advocates for high standards for the profession. Why did you take the examination? I was ready for the next step in my career. The NHIE® tests a home inspector’s knowledge of conducting a thorough home inspection as well as tests our skills in client relations, communications and report writing.

Do you have proof that you’ve passed the examination? Yes. I have a score report from the testing center where I took the examination. I’m also proud to say I’m listed on the Inspector Database at http://nationalhomeinspectorexam.org/inspector-database/

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