My name is Wayne Sundmacher. I’m in the Clearwater/St.Pete./Tampa area. I’ve been a tradesman/remodeler for about 20 years now (not a GC, I actually do the work). I have a very high standard of quality, which seems to no longer be appreciated in the construction trades these days. That has made me have to rethink my career choice, since I refuse to lower my quality standard.
On a few of the most recent flip houses I’ve worked on, I was very impressed with the Home Inspectors that found and flagged deficiencies and poor workmanship that I had been previously scolded for pointing out by the contracting company owner I worked for. Not my work, but the work of others who had a “just get it done” attitude that the GC condoned. That’s when it dawned on me, I’m in the wrong business. I want to be “that guy”, the Home Inspector. The one who is respected for finding the issues and bringing them to the attention of the unsuspecting home buyer.
So here I am. Thanks to InterNACHI and my prior experience, I was able to take and pass the Florida HI exam first shot. But that’s just the beginning and I know that.
Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself and “break the ice”. I’m open to advice you may have for a new Home Inspector. And I’d really appreciate someone giving me the opportunity to do a ride-along so I can see this business from this side of the fence.
PS, I’m not interested in undercutting, that just kills a trade. Like I said above, quality is where my heart is at.