Florida does not require construction experience or a contractor’s license to become a licensed Home Inspector. That’s Crazy! (in my opinion).
Here is something else that’s Crazy! I don’t charge extra to bring my experience as a Certified General Contractor to every inspection.
Without construction experience, most Home Inspectors will not understand how a structure is put together. Most will also not fully understand the “structure” and what problems may be staring them right in the face. They may be great at documenting surface problems but will not have the construction knowledge needed to identify what could be a serious structural issue.
Why would you take that chance? Most successful Inspectors are the ones who spent much of their life building and or remodeling homes.
My Certifications and experience
As a Florida state certified Home Inspector and state certified General Contractor with 20 plus years in the construction industry, I offer a unique insight into the structures I inspect. Over the last 20 years, I was helping to build and remodel these homes, and I spent thousands of hours experiencing the construction experience from start to finish.
This kind of in-depth and firsthand experience has trained me to be on the lookout for potential issues that less-experienced inspectors may otherwise overlook. But, unfortunately, construction experience is not a requirement in Florida for obtaining a Home Inspectors license (Crazy!).
State of Florida Home Inspector licensing requirements
The minimum requirements to obtain a license can be as simple as taking an online course, passing a 1-hour test, having met the minimum standards, and you’re licensed. However, without construction experience, it would be easy to overlook a defect that could have been addressed before closing, and this could potentially cost you thousands.
Don’t be a victim!
Don’t fall victim to an inexperienced Home Inspector. A home is, for most of us, the biggest investment we make in our lifetime. When deciding on which Home Inspector to hire, always ask what construction experience/credentials they have. IT’S THAT IMPORTANT! Call and schedule your inspection today and allow me to put my 20 plus years of construction experience and General Contractor Certification to work for you.
In a Rush?
In a hurry for your Home Inspection? We provide the fastest scheduling of inspections and report delivery in the area. You will have your report on the very same day as the inspection.
Even if you don’t hire me for your Home Inspection needs. I still want to help you find a quality Inspector. Read my blog post “10 questions to ask to find the best home inspector”. Call Shawn today to schedule your inspection or to answer any questions you might have.