Originally Posted By: dbowers
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The man is a licensed engineer - did the engineering board help him with his complaint?? He is a member of the HIF for home inspectors - did they help him with his complaint?? He complained to the Oklahoma Board that regulates home inspectors - they told him they didn't regulate them back in 2001!! He complained about Travelers Insurance would not help him - more than likely the man had general liability insurance (not E&O).
Even if he did have E&O insurance - think about these petty complaints and the deductible - how much does it cost to remove a birds nest from an exhaust vent, or realign a door strike, or reglue a PVC pipe leak.
Lets get basic - this guys complaints are petty stuff in the homeownership process - yet 3 years later hes got the time to build a web site about them. This guy sounds like a back-biting vindicative cretin - the kind that most decent home inspectors fear - the home buyer from hell.
He lived in the house 3-4 months before he noticed the wet ceiling - maybe it wasn't there 3 months before that. It was drain pipe in the cavity between 2 finished floors of his house - pretty damn hard to not spot living in the house - maybe it jut started leaking OR
maybe it was so small the insulation had absorbed it before. I don't discuss chips in the door trim if the door opens for me. The bird could have built a nest in less than 2 days time - by the way did we remove the exhaust cap to see if a nest was inside??? I have a mailing list of ASHI candidates for 12 states and I don't see Cravens on it - maybe my list is out of date or????
To reiterate an earlier statement I made - if I had a complaint like this that was not for an ethics violation, fraud, continued gross negligence, etc. - ANY
group I belong to had better stay way the hell out of my personal business and out of my business decisions. Any asociation that got involved on this type of complaint is way out in left field.
Final comment - WHAT ABOUT THE SELLER IF HE THINKS HE GOT RIPPED
This whole thing sounds like a CROCK.