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Hello…My name is Brent Lerwill

INSPECTING SINCE 1973………… BUILDING SINCE 1965

Experience isn’t expensive: It’s priceless.

I am currently offering building consulting, home & property owner education & environmental reports. I also do construction phase photo documentation & draw reports for lenders, insurance companies and other interested parties who need experienced boots on the ground. This photo service can be adapted to meet your needs.

Beginning May 1, 2012 I am no longer accepting full home or commercial inspections. Continue reading

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Home Check-Up

HOMEOWNERS

You go to the doctor for a check-up to avoid serious disease and expense. In the same way, you can prevent costly deterioration of the physical structure and health of your home. Many people are not aware of, or don’t understand the warning signs of potentially expensive problems. As with your physical health, you can avoid the pain and financial burden of home repairs by learning of preventative maintenance that costs very little or nothing, but could prevent thousands of dollars of damage. Continue reading

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How to Select your Inspector

Here are some important and considerations and questions to ask when hiring an inspector. Continue reading

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Fees

I am no longer doing home inspections but there are several considerations for how much to pay for a home inspection. Continue reading

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Resume

This is a brief synopsis of my work experience over the past forty six years.

I began doing property & building inspections in 1973. I became an Oregon Certified Home Inspector (ochi #789) in April 2004 until May, 2012.
I was on the board and executive committee of the American Institute of Inspectors and am currently a board member and construction adviser for Habitat for Humanity.

2004 to May 2012: Oregon Certified Home/Building Inspector & Licensed general contractor.

1993 to August 2012: Licensed Oregon general building contractor (ccb #93969), Coos Bay. Residential and light commercial construction, remodeling and repair.

1990 to 1993: Various building contractors in Salt Lake City and Coos Bay, Oregon, General construction and carpentry.

1983 to 1990: Utah Power / Pacific Power; power plant carpentry and maintenance, meter man and customer service.

1980 to 1983: Insurance claims property damage inspector / estimator, including disaster inspections. I was a catastrophe specialist inspecting damaged property nationwide.

1978 to 1980: Carpentry, cabinetmaking, construction; Salt Lake City.

1973 to 1978: Insurance property damage inspector, estimator / claims adjuster.

1970 to 1973: Professional management officer: First security Bank; Salt Lake City.

1966 to 1970: Building construction, customer relations, student.

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