Episode 41 Glenford Blanc

Glenford Blanc
Glenford Blanc

Glenford has been involved in the residential design and construction business since 1985. Started his own business in 1990 part time and went full time in 1998. What began as an architectural career later expanded into the home inspection business, where I spend most of my time. Currently my partner and I operate both businesses, providing architectural design services and home inspections services for potential purchasers.

In our Architectural business we try to provide design solutions that respond to the unique needs of our clients. In home inspections, we have found an opportunity to educate potential buyers. Far too many purchase homes, only to find out after the sale is complete, the things they should have known before hand.

Specialties: BA Architecture & Planning
Level 1 Thermographer
NACHI Member
IAEI Member
New Construction Inspections, foundation, framing, and complete final Inspections.
Residential Inspections
Small Commercial Inspections
FHA/VA approved Inspections and Certifications
NRSB Radon Testing
NACA Approved Inspector
203 K HUD Consultant
Twice Featured onTLC

Experience

Owner/Lead Inspector

PRO SPEX INC.

 – Present (12 years)

Maryland home inspector. Having taught in both high school and at the collegiate level, I try to enhance the home inspection experience by using my experience as an educator combined with my architectural experience, to better educate my customers and not hand them a list of issues. It is our belief that a good inspector is simultaneously a good communicator, who can combine the technical aspects with the non technical, while presenting a complete picture of the customers new home. Glenford Blanc is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector.

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Episode 40 Joe Mishak

Joe Mishak
Joe Mishak

Home Inspector\Pest Control Tech

Aardvark Home Inspectors Inc. \ Aardvark Pest Control Inc.

 – Present (15 years 6 months)

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.

Joe Mishak is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector.

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Episode 39 Michael Wicklund

Michael Wicklund
Michael Wicklund

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.

ITAHome Inspection Training

Inspection Training Associates ITA

Home Inspection Certification

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. Meth SamplerHe 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.

Michael Wicklund is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector.

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