Age of Inspectors???

Originally Posted By: jmertins
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Hey guys,


I am not trying to offend anyone nor prod to much into people's personal life. However, I would like to hear form as many as would like to respond as to "How long have you been inspecting?" "Why did you start" and "How old are you now?"

I am curious to know how may guys/ and girls are less than 30 years old? 30-39? 40-49? 50+?

I look forward to your posts!!!

John ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif)


Originally Posted By: rsummers
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34 years young.


Originally Posted By: John Bowman
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John M.,


To answer your general questions.

How long? - Debateable. As a Contractor a very long time. As a "NACHI Home Inspector", less than a year.

How old? - As my wife told me, my picture says it all. 57+.


Originally Posted By: joconnell
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32 years old, and feel every minute of it.


Started because I’m sick of working for someone else.


Construction/trades: 10 years (off and on, most in the military).



Regards,


Joe O'Connell

Originally Posted By: Susan
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John,


Got into this just 3 years ago at the advice of some friends and family and to make a difference in the construction field.

My age, well, let's just say I'm old enough that I've never been challenged too much on my knowledge in the field and I'm young enough to climb in and out of small spaces, foundation/footing holes and up and down ladders and on roofs!! The day I can't do the physical demands is the day I teach and/or write about the inspection field!! ![icon_smile.gif](upload://b6iczyK1ETUUqRUc4PAkX83GF2O.gif)

Sue (growing old gracefully )


Originally Posted By: pdacey
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36 yrs old


inspecting for 8 months

Got tired of the other side of the construction business but love everything about houses and building.


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Slainte!

Patrick Dacey
swi@satx.rr.com
TREC # 6636
www.southwestinspections.com

Originally Posted By: evandeven
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43 years old


15 years inspecting


10 years this June with my own company.



Eric Van De Ven


Owner/Inspector


Magnum Inspections Inc.


I get paid to be suspicious when there is nothing to be suspicious about!


www.magnuminspections.com

Originally Posted By: tallen
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gone



I have put the past behind me,


where , however, it now sits, making rude remarks.


www.whiteglovehomeinspections.net

30 Oct 2003-- 29 Nov2005

Originally Posted By: dfrend
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OK, the youngin’ of the bunch so far.


26

Started my building construction training in the fire service at 16. Started doing fire sprinklers at 18. Worked my way up to foreman. Spent 2 1/2 years with State Farm as an Structural Damage Estimator writing checks left and right. Worked last 5 years part time for a friend who runs his own General Contracting company. Work as a sub for him occassionally when he is bogged down (one man operation, besides me)

6 months inspecting.


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Daniel R Frend
www.nachifoundation.org
The Home Inspector Store
www.homeinspectorstore.com

Originally Posted By: ktrice
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I guess I’m one of the older guy’s I’m 49 years young I’ve been in the construction business most of my life. I work for an engineering company right now as a construction manager and electrical designer. I have been in business 3 years doing inspections. My wife and I own Supertees Embroidery where we do items for nachi members.


Ken
www.tricehomeinspections.com


Originally Posted By: Danny Armstrong
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I’m 47, been in construction, commercial property management, licenced in HVAC for 30 years. Been a home inspector for ten. Starting my own company as we speak. And yes, I started at 17! Actually 15 if you count building homes with my uncle in the summer.


Danny


Originally Posted By: rhinck
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Just turned 56 in Feb. 35 years in residential construction. I year in inspection.




Rick


Originally Posted By: dfrend
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Boy, you geezers make me feel 18 again. icon_biggrin.gif



Just kidding. I am glad to see all the ranges of experience here. Shows what is great about this place.


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Daniel R Frend
www.nachifoundation.org
The Home Inspector Store
www.homeinspectorstore.com

Originally Posted By: staylor
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39 years old. Started my home insp. business in Maryland 7years ago and now have an office in Florida. Started out working as a building inspector for a local jurisdiction in Md. and was doing the home inspections on the side to supplement my LOW pay. It grew to a full time job with much better pay. When I left Maryland to move to Florida, My boss at the city inspection office took over for me in Maryland and quit the city job. I much prefer working for myself over working for the gov. and dealing with all the B.S.


Originally Posted By: ssmith3
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37 years young. Have spent 10+ years in the construction trades from framing to finish tile and cabinetry. Started w/ my dad doing kitchens and bath remodels. Jumped out of the trades to get into computer field, and now have come to HATE my current job. <3 months in the inspection biz. Still taking training classes, reading, reading, reading… I LOVE THIS FIELD!!!



Still looking for my first inspection but am willing to wait.



Scott Smith


Marinspection


Vice President NorCal NACHI Chapter


I graduated from collage. Now my life is all mixed up.

Originally Posted By: ekartal
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I’ll be 48 this Sunday. icon_eek.gif 26 years of various residential real estate stress. Still love it.


Erol Kartal
ProInpect


Originally Posted By: ekartal
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Make that 47! eusa_doh.gif


Erol Kartal
ProInspect


Originally Posted By: tallen
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Well Erol,


Happy B-day in advance.

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I have put the past behind me,
where , however, it now sits, making rude remarks.

www.whiteglovehomeinspections.net

30 Oct 2003-- 29 Nov2005

Originally Posted By: mjones1
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36 this year. worked up to project supervisor starting as a grunt for my dad at 16, been on the site since about 12 years old.


Started getting paid as a home inspector Nov. 10 2002


And I still don’t like going into real estate offices to beg for work nachi_sarcasm.gif so I do a super job and get lots of referrals.


Mike


Originally Posted By: bkelly1
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I am 28. I have been inspecting for 4 years, fulltime for 1. Worked as commercial/industrial electrician for 10 yrs. Thought I might have been the youngest, glad to know I am not.