A builder contacted me to do an IR scan today of 2 townhouses, main floor kitchen and powder room to determine if there is air leakage and or missing insulation in these areas. The homeowner has had frozen water pipes in the past.
Long story short, while I was waiting for the builder a man with a Flir B50 approached me and identified himself as a fellow NACHI member (my truck has a NACHI decal) and informed me that the builder had also hired him! We talked for a few minutes before the builder arrived and I thought the builder changed his mind about me and my fee. My fellow NACHI member was charging $100.00 for this inspection and I was charging this builder $400.00. The builder arrived at the inspection and he apologized for the confusion and decided to use me, the other inspector even suggested to the builder to use me and he asked to tag along. I completed both inspections in 1.5 hours determined the source of air infiltration and insulation issues received my inspection fee and I was on my way!
BTW Because the other inspector was a fellow NACHI member and a nice guy I gave him $50.00 for his gas and time, and I also set him straight for his next inspection in terms of his pricing structure!
John McKenna, he is a student of yours brother! Don’t you talk/teach your students about not giving their services away?