The guy is not a Franchise guy. Hes non affiliated with anything we know of. I don’t know any franchise guys in my area that write that weak.
If you’re up congratulations. I haven’t seen but a few that are up in our area. Even out in Lawrence where they seem more stable than us WITH less inspectors, the 2 most active inspectors are talking 2-3 jobs per week. Last week out of curiosity I started calling lenders - then Realtors and discovered that everyone I called was in same boat. Slow. One of the bigger lenders in our area had just laid off 14 various people (underwriters, loan officers, etc).
I think a lot also has to do with price range. I don’t chase big houses but over 50% of my jobs will be over 4,000 sf AND that market seems to be dragging right now. You’re right about the organizations - I have been an education junkie AND am certified, licensed or registered in just about everything having to do with our business. I started out in construction when my dad built 71 Hwy, State Line and Ward Parkway back in the early 60’s. I kept going as a National Appliance Trainer for Farmland Industries, a Factory Rep for Freidrich HVAC, as a Construction Mngr for TGI Fridays Corporate, and then as Project Mngr for National Homes.
Along the line picked up a few degrees such as Real Estate, and went to a few Vo-Tech programs like HVAC and so forth.
From Day #1, I figured I was gonna be GREAT at this or I wasn’t interested in doing it. Its worked for me.
Dan Bowers, CMI, CRI
Certified Master Inspector, iNACHI
Certified Member ASHI, #1038
Certified Residential Inspector, NAHI
FHA Compliance Inspector
FHA 203k Inspector / Consultant / Plan Reviewer
Licensed Contractor - 1 & 2 Family Dwellings
Licensed WDI Inspector
EDI Certified Stucco / EIFS Inspector
NRSB Certified Radon Measurement Specialist
IAQ2 Mold Inspector
Inactive Licensed Lead Paint, Asbestos & Septic Inspector
ICC, ICBO, BOCA Code Certified Residential Dwelling Inspector
(Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, Building, Combo)