Currently a single-inspector operation and we’re trying to grow. Looking to hire another inspector to expand our team, but not having too much success finding someone who has at least one year of training. My assistant and I have posted ads on Craigslist and Indeed.com, but we aren’t having much luck. Anyone have any tips on where else we should be looking for an inspector w/ at the very least minimal training and/or certification?
I’m not sure where you are going to find someone with one year of training, given there are no one year training programs out there.
ASHI School is 2 weeks.
CRIEA training is 2 ride alongs
NACHI is all online with no real strict time line.
Anyone who has survived a year in a business on there own isn’t necessarily looking to be an employee. Which means you’re left with someone who’s worked under someone else for a year but wants to work for a different someone, which only brings up why do they want to make a switch?
Also, you looking to W2 someone, or 1099? That makes a difference.
I am on the other side of the valley from you, if you’re really desperate, maybe we could work something out.
Preston Sandlin has said on his podcast that he’ll go to the 10th+ page of Google results for your area and you can find someone with good skills but terrible marketing that might not be working enough. Worth a try.