Purchasing a home is an exciting and often busy time. Let the professionals at Aardvark Home Inspectors take the stress out of this experience by performing an objective evaluation of the home. All Aardvark inspectors are professionally trained, licensed, insured, and participate in continuing education classes
Many individuals do not know how to evaluate the condition of a home, and not one homeowner likes unforeseen expensive repairs. Aardvark’s home inspectors are trained to examine and evaluate all the major components of the home. Our professional home inspectors will likely find conditions that the seller or purchaser may not have noticed.
Michael Wicklund is the owner and operator of STERLING Home Inspection Services. Michael began his career in the construction field. He is a third generation carpenter following in his father and grandfather’s footsteps. As a self-employed remolding contractor his focus was on kitchen and bath remodels. With experience in these areas he was continually called upon to bid jobs related to real estate transactions. This work is commonly referred to as real estate work orders, i.e. any item generated from a home inspection or pest inspection.
After seventeen years of remodeling and repairs from other inspector’s reports, and feeling the need for a career change the natural path was for him to become a home inspector himself. With his past construction experience he decided to attend home inspection school, he chose Inspection Training Associates ITA because of their high quality of training in the inspection industry. There he received certification allowing him to become a well-rounded home inspector. In addition, he acquired the necessary licensing from the Washington State Department of Agriculture, which allows him to perform structural pest inspections (WDO inspections). Education is a high priority to Michael; he frequently attends continuing education classes, so he can stay up to date on the most current building practices.
Michael finds great satisfaction as a full time home inspector educating perspective homebuyers.
Inspection Training Associates ITA
Michael Wicklund was certified as a Master Inspector by the American Institute of Inspectors – A.I.I.™
Home inspectors are NOT created equal! States require little or no educational requirements for home inspection companies. You should choose your inspector carefully.
Michael Wicklund was formally trained and certified by Inspection Training Associates (ITA), a leader in the home inspection training field. He is also licensed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture to perform structural home inspections.
Michael Wicklund was trained by Michael Leavitt & Co to safely collect surface wipe samples for the presence of methamphetamine residue in both residential and commercial structures.