My Bio

The House Doctor

Inspecting property since 1973

(541) 888-3761, (541) 290-9870 mobile
Coos Bay, Oregon
Oregon Certified Home Inspector #789, expired
Licensed general contractor CCB #93969, expired
Member of the American Institute of Inspectors
AII National Secretary & Executive Board Member
Oregon Coast Chapter President
Habitat for Humanity Board member and construction adviser

I have been a licensed general contractor and Oregon Certified Home Inspector.
Not all inspectors are state Certified. Certification requires passing a comprehensive competency test and continued education. This gives you greater protection. Be sure to ask for the OCHI number. You should also ask about background in construction & building. Not all certified inspectors are equally qualified. Some have little or no building experience. It is important that their experience includes hands-on building in the coastal environment. Without an understanding of the harsh conditions on the coast the inspector will be at a distinct disadvantage to protect your investment. I have 22 years building experience on the Oregon coast. Please see my resume.

I can help you with some of the important considerations in buying property. A home is one of the biggest investments one can make and should not be done without thorough research, including a whole house inspection. My years of experience in the building related fields can be a valuable part of your decision-making process

Since my first construction job in 1965, I have had experience in almost every phase of building in six states. I started inspecting and estimating building & property damage in 1973.  For ten years I was an insurance property damage inspector, which included work as a disaster specialist. I have also been certified as a FEMA disaster inspector. See my resume on the home page.

I have been a building contractor in Coos County since 1993.
In addition to my hands-on experience, I have extensive experience in public relations and customer service. I have a strong knowledge and experience base. I value effective communication in my dealings with people. I make it a priority to be reliable, return calls, and do what I promise. I strive for impeccable integrity.