I hope this is the proper place, attempting to figure out the forums here. Haven’t used forums in a while. Even hopped back on Reddit to try and get back into the swing. Haha.
Anyhow, names Tony. New and beyond stoked. I’ve been working my way up to InterNACHI for a good while now. For the last six years actually. I joined a company as a DSP/DSS and waited for their Maintenance position to open for their office building and 26 homes. Once I had that experience, I moved to Facility Technician (fancy for maintenance) of a 128,000+ occupied sqft church and other businesses. Once I had some time there, I felt comfortable enough to finally “graduate” and become a Sub-Contractor. To which I’m finally hitting my two years mark and has me ready to start towards my final destination. Home Inspector.
So tell me. What or who got you into this field? What was your path? How long have you been inspecting? Do you still enjoy it as much as you once thought you would? Hit me with everything. I’m overly joyed about this and feel like a kid in a free toy and candy store. Haha!
PS: I’m located in Clarksville, Tennessee.
Thanks everyone! Stay safe and much love!
Edited to add location.
Welcome Tony, your enthusiasm is inspiring. Where are you from? Knowing your location will help people provide you with applicable information.
Thanks for responding, hope all is well!
I’m located in Clarksville, Tennessee.
Nice, may be some good opportunities there in that market, not too far from Nashville and possibly reach over into Kentucky. You could check into licensing in both states I suppose.
That’s a wonderful idea. I hadn’t considered reaching into KY too. I’m in a military city which is extremely helpful too. Military PCS’ing is a huge help out here.
Would you happen to know if my insurances would cover me in other states? (Im not a CPI yet, so I have no idea on any of that, haha)
You will need additional insurance beyond general liability, known as E&O (Errors and Omission) insurance. Yes, there are E&O insurance coverages for inspectors that work in more than one state. The specifics of which will be discovered as you shop for carriers. Additionally, some states have specific requirements.
This forum also has a TN forum. It’s a good place to ask questions about licensing, insurance etc. which are specific to your state.
Also, to use this forum effectively. Click here and here to expand all the categories.
You will do fine
Thank you so much for all this information! Truly appreciate it.
I completely forgot about HITA. I spoke to a woman from there years ago about joining. Back when I was on Facebook. Thanks!
Thanks a ton! Truly hope so!
Reach out to David Andersen. He lives in Clarksville, TN, also. And, is home regularly, reviewing IR images for others, since his health ailment.
He may be able to direct you. Tell him I said to call him. We were in a same, IR Building Sciences or Level I, class together, way back when.
You’re so informative and helpful, I truly appreciate everything. Thank you. I’ll reach out to Mr. Andersen today.
That’s what we try to do here, Tony.
Welcome to the forum Tony!
I’ll be up your way in a month to bring my daughter’s stuff home from AP. Nice area up there.
Welcome, Anthonie. Hope this post finds you well.
Being involved in building / renovation / repair construction, I realized at a early age, one day I would be hanging up my tools. I was 21 when I unionized. Seen many old times have strokes and such as they pass 55 years of age.
I started educating to become a certified home inspector in 2007, if my memory serves me well. Study through 3 educators.
Roy Cooke senior, and many InterNACHI members, got me through the tough times and helped me succeed.
Still love this carrier, bigly! Wish I started earlier.
Remain excited. Always be happy and don’t lets anything get you down. It’s a wonderful vocation.
Best of luck with your endeavors.
Robert Young’s Montreal Home Inspection Services Inc.