Originally Posted By: Nancy Jones
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Just wanted to say thank you for all of the great information on this site. I’m not in the Home Inspection business yet but plan to be within the next 5 years. I’ve spent a lot of time reading and looking at the message board, code of ethics, standards of practice, inspection photo gallery, the 55 hour online course, and taking the online exam. I have learned a lot from this site and just wanted to say thanks for providing so much information for those of us wanting to get into the business.
Right now I am employed as a draftsperson for an engineering company that designs conveyor belt systems for paper mills. The engineering company I work for is also part of a large construction company. I have also worked on the construction side doing document control, submittals, punch lists and damage assessments. The latest being damage assessments on a couple of condos hit by hurricane Ivan. Doing these damage assessments made me more determined than ever to have a career in home inspection. I have and advanced certificate in carpentry and cabinet making and an associates degree in Architectural drafting.
Any advice to a future home inspector would be greatly appreciated and thanks again for all of the great info and pictures.