Standards of Practice
choose an inspector, be sure
to the inspector's qualifications!
||Certified Master Inspector
Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)
||Master of Business
||Licensed Electrical/General Contractor since 1981|
(Journeyman Electrician 1978, Master Electrician 1981)
|42+ years experience in construction, engineering, maintenance,
and project management
Ohio Construction Industry Examining Board
instructor for five skilled trades (electrical, plumbing, HVAC, hydronics,
Michigan Department of Labor Bureau of Construction Codes approved
skilled trades instructor for three trades (electrical, sign specialty
technician, and fire alarm technician)
Ohio Construction Industry
Department of Agriculture
Wood Destroying Insect inspector (former)
New York approved instructor for Home Inspection
New York approved instructor for Business
approved instructor for Home Inspection
||International Association of Certified
Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) Instructor
||Adjunct faculty at Merrell Institute, Long
Island, New York
Master Inspector Certification Board Master Inspector Certification Board Advisory Board member
||International Association of Certified Home
Certified and Great Lakes Region Chapter President
||Management Science Institute's Best Inspectors
||NAAAI Certified Fee
electrical contractor for more than 35 years
Certified Indoor Air Consultant
||Former member of the International
Association Of Electrical Inspectors
||Former member of the International
Association of Arson Investigators, Michigan Chapter
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"How to Write a Better Home Inspection Report"
"Pricing Concepts and Strategies"
"A Baker's Dozen - Thirteen Strategies for Success"
"Conflict and Labor Unions"
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||Qualified to perform residential, commercial, industrial
inspections and marine surveys
Before Your Home
Inspection (Please Read)
Buyers and sellers, my goal is to do a thorough
inspection and to have everything go as smoothly as possible. I
follow clearly defined procedures that are designed to ensure that
everything goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Please read the
following sections carefully and complete the necessary paperwork in
Our goal is to do
the best inspection that we can possibly do and for the inspection to go
as smoothly as possible. I have prepared a checklist for you to use to
ensure that the property is ready for inspection upon my arrival.
Client's please have the SELLER or the SELLER'S
AUTHORIZED AGENT complete the form. Return the completed and
signed form to me by e-mail at least 36 hours before the inspection.
Home inspection clients, please also leave a
completed copy of the Residential Disclosure form for me at the
It is very
important for you as my client to understand the scope and purpose of
the inspection. Please download, review, complete and sign the
pre-inspection agreement. E-mail a completed copy of the agreement
to me at least 36 hours before the inspection or leave a completed copy
of the agreement for me at the property.
Utilities (electricity, natural gas, water, etc.)
must be on at the time of the inspection. Any systems, equipment or
components that rely on the utilities being on for normal operation will
only be inspected if the utilities are on.
In order to ensure a proper and complete inspection,
I follow defined procedures. It is important that I am able to
follow my procedures without impedance or distractions so I limit who
can be present during the inspection. As my client, you are
welcome to be present during the entire inspection or for any portion of
the inspection. You may prefer to arrive approximately two hours after I
begin the inspection. That will give us plenty of time to review my
findings and for me to answer all your questions. I allow four hours for
all home inspections.
are privileged and confidential. To ensure that we are able to
talk openly and freely, and to ensure that we are able to proceed
unimpeded, the seller may not be present
during a home inspection. Only my client and my client's real estate
agent may be present. Under certain circumstances, the seller's agent
may be present at the inspection but cannot participate in the
Payment is due at the time of the inspection.
Acceptable forms of payment are cashier's check, US Postal Service money
order, Personal Check (with driver's license and SSN), or cash.
Have your home or commercial property inspected
It's the best investment you'll ever make!
Did you know
Neither Michigan nor Ohio licenses home inspectors. Many home inspectors become home
inspectors after taking a short course, usually two weeks or less, in home
inspection. They then become "certified" by one of the many home
inspection companies or organizations after only a few short months of field
experience. Your inspector, George Wells, has been in construction,
engineering and maintenance for 35 years and is
LICENSED by the Ohio Construction
Industry Examining Board, an official regulatory department of the State of
Ohio as a contractor, LICENSED by the Ohio
Department of Agriculture as a Wood Destroying Insect Inspector,
CERTIFIED as a home inspector by the
International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI)
and CERTIFIED (Certified Fee Inspector)
by the North American Association Network of Appraisers and
George is also a State of Ohio licensed and is
an approved instructor for several skilled trades by the States of
Ohio, Michigan and New York. He is authorized by the State of Ohio to teach
Electrical, Plumbing, Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning, Hydronics,
and Refrigeration. He is authorized by the State of Michigan to
teach Master Electricians, Fire Alarm Technicians, and Sign Specialty
Technicians. George is also a New York state approved instructor for
home Inspection and business and is an adjunct faculty member at Merrell
Institute on Long Island, New York.
In addition to doing home
inspections, George does commercial and industrial inspections, scientific investigations (building failures, equipment failures, etc.), construction consulting, construction dispute resolution, owner's representation and project management on construction
George has inspected many millions of dollars worth of construction. He also
owned and operated an electrical and building maintenance contracting
company for several years.
Before you choose a home inspector, be sure to check the inspector's qualifications!
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