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The Successful Home Inspector Episode 110 Roy Wier

Roy Wier
Roy Wier

Certified Professional Inspector

Years of experience: 15+ years in skilled trades, construction management, and inspections.

English & Spanish speaker (reports written in English only).

Prior to founding Vigilant, Roy was responsible for hundreds of residential renovation/ remodel projects w/ a cumulative market value well in excess of $10M. Roy is Certified as a home & building inspector by two International organizations — InterNACHI and ICC, the two largest and most widely recognized such organizations.

Roy is passionate about sharing the knowledge he has gained as a tradesman, contractor, and construction manager to protect the eastern Iowa community from unplanned/ unexpected repair expenses when they purchase a home. Don’t be surprised — be Vigilant!

Roy lives in Lisbon, IA with his wife and partner, Melanie, son Miles and two boxers, Berta and Wilbur. Roy Wier is being interviewed by Charlotte, Raleigh, and Asheville home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector

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Episode 109 Mark Wahl The Successful Home Inspector

Mark Wahl
Mark Wahl

Prior to opening Waypoint Property Inspection East in 2006,  Mark Wahl  spend over 20 years in the insurance industry specializing in Claims and Risk Management services for both personal and commericial clients.  He studied Business Management while attending the University of South Florida and Raritan Valley College.

Mark completed his home inspection training at Kaplan Schools/Inspection Training Associates as well. He has over 300 hours of inspection training and regularly completes continuing education classes to ensure he stays current with industry expectations.   Mark has passed the National Home Inspector Examination.  He is an active member of the American Society of Home Inspectors and the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors. Mark posesses a Florida Home Inspectors License which is now required in the state to perform inspAdditionally, Mark is certified through the  Partnership for Response and Recovery (PaRR) as an inspector to assist FEMA with building assessments that have been affected by national disasters. Mark s certified by the state of Forida to conduct Windstorm Mitigation Inspections to assist homeowners in fortifying their homes against high wind events such as hurricanes. He is also a certified member of the Palm Beach County Emergency Response Team (CERT.)

Mark’s prior work experience has given him the knowledge he now uses when working with his client’s.  He ability to deliver the inspection information with care has endeered him to his clients and their realtors.  Mark’s committment to his clients has been a foundation to his business operating principles and why Waypoint Property Inspection East is Southeast Florida premier home inspection firm.  

Mark Wahl is being interviewed by Charlotte, Raleigh, and Asheville Home Inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector

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Episode 108 Damon O’Donnell The Successful Home Inspector Podcast

Damon O'Donnell
Damon O’Donnell

How we raise the inspection standards
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If attending the home inspection, you do not feel the home inspector provided you a complete and thorough inspection, and missed major deficiencies as described and outlined in the ASHI or InterNachi standards of practice, we will refund your inspection fee and pay for another inspector to perform your inspection.

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Here are just a few benefits of being a customer of A Pro Inspections:

  1. State of the Art Computerized Inspection Report with Color Photos – Printed On-site 
  2. Gain knowledge and valuable information concerning the many different systems of the home
  3. Gain Peace of Mind
    And Much more …

    We educate our clients during the home inspection, so whether you are a buyer, seller, or a current homeowner you will receive an unbiased opinion regarding the condition of the property. Our inspectors have completed some of the industry’s most comprehensive training programs. In addition to our State License, we take pride in the fact that we have achieved the certification designations that set us apart from many of our competitors.  We’ll provide you with information so you can have Peace of Mind.  Give us a call and experience the A Pro Inspections Difference … Where the Inspection is Just the Beginning. 


A Pro Inspections will provide home buyers, sellers or homeowners with the professional home inspection you deserve. 

Damon O’Donnell is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector

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The Successful Home Inspector Podcast Episode 107 John Shishilla

John Shishilla
John Shishilla

Certified Master Inspector

  •  Active Licensed Certified Residential Contractor (CRC1330745)
  • Member of the Florida Association of Building Inspectors and the InterNational Association of Certified Home inspectors
  • Florida Licensed Home Inspector #21
  • Licensed Mold Assessor MRSA1544
  • Bonded and Insured including “Worker’s Comp Insurance”
  • Brevard Resident for Twenty-five years
  • Affiliate member of Space Coast Areas Realtors with SupraKey

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

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Episode 106 The Successful Home Inspector Podcast – James Gonte

James Gonte
James Gonte

James Marvin Gonte

Owner, A-1 Property Service Co.

A-1 Property Service Inspection Company

Miami Dade College

Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area

A-1 Property Service Inspection Company

Dates Employed – Present

Employment Duration25 yrs 1 mo

We are a full service license inspection company.
305-949-2332 Dade
954-847-2022 Broward
561-650-0212 Palm Beach
877-881-2022 Toll Free / 24 hours
786-512-1594 Cell / Text
786-513-8433 Fax
Web Sites:,, and

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

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The Successful Home Inspector Podcast Episode 105 Tod Whiting

Tod Whiting
Tod Whiting


• Owner/Operator Advance Look Building Inspection & Environmental Testing, Whiting Associates June 1998 to August 2007
• Principle at Whiting Environmental Building Inspection September 2007 to present
• Mr. Whiting has performed home inspection, mold testing, radon testing, water quality testing on over 2000 single family, multi family and commercial properties
• Mr. Whiting has trained over 60 home inspectors in the United States and Canada.
• Mr. Whiting worked as area representative for Massachusetts and Connecticut to the Advance Look corporate office.
• Mr. Whiting has worked on the regionalization of the Advance Look Building Inspection & Environmental Testing Uniform Residential Inspection Report and Inspection Agreement.
• Mr. Whiting is currently involved in a pilot program in association with AR Labs in Arizona for radon measurement utilizing Rad Elec E-Perm testing devices.
• Mr. Whiting provides real estate consulting services for T. H. Reenstierna LLC located in Arlington Massachusetts and has performed appraisal service on an additional 2,000 residential and commercial properties
• Mr. Whiting has been appointed to the Indoor Environmental Standards Organization Standards Development Committee
• Mr. Whiting worked with the IESO to write the “Standard Guide For The Evaluation and Sampling of Arsenic On Surfaces of Pressure Treated Structures”. This standard has been sent to the Standards Development Committee for review.
• Mr. Whiting is currently working with the IESO to revise/rewrite the “Standards of Practice for the Assessment of Indoor Environmental Quality, Volume 1: Mold Sampling; Assessment of Mold Contamination”

Tod Whiting is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Home Inspector

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Episode 104 Nick Gromicko


Nick is a best-selling author who has published 15 business success books, 26 textbooks, and hundreds of articles.  His books, which have sold more than 2.5 million copies, are distributed through InspectorOutlet.  His technical articles are available to read for free at InterNACHI.  Nick is known for authoring the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties, which is used all over the world.

Contractor Association

Nick is a general contractor specializing in mountain projects that require heavy equipment.  He is a Florida licensed and insured mold assessor, a Boulder County licensed waste water treatment system installer and an International Code Council member.  He is also the President of the Contractors Association and author of 13 business success books for contractors.

Speaking Engagements

Nick Gromicko is the founder of InterNACHI, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors.  With operations in nine languages and 65 countries InterNACHI is the first trade association (in any industry) that wrapped around the globe.  InterNACHI’s monster website is 285,000 pages long and gets 21 million unique visitors a year.

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The Successful Home Inspector Episode 103 Sean Fogarty

Sean Fogarty
Sean Fogarty

Fogarty Inspection Services Group offers residential and commercial inspections and also includes thermal imaging services, mold inspections, mold testing and lateral sewer camera inspections. Sean Fogarty is an experienced and highly knowledgeable inspector and an expert witness. Clients choose our services because of his level professionalism, accuracy and attention to detail. He strives to be as thorough and accurate as possible. His reports are thorough and provided in a timely manner. They include detailed information about the properties current condition for our clients to review. Sean’s qualifications also include Level I Infrared thermography through Ifraspection Institute. He has years of experience using thermal imaging during inspections. Some of the applications for infrared inspections include Energy efficiency audits, finding roof leaks, plumbing system leaks, electrical system scans and uncovering moisture intrusion.

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

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Episode 102 Malcolm Godwin

Malcolm Godwin
Malcolm Godwin

As the owner of the company, let me start off by making you a BIG Promise. If we inspect your home or condo and you are not 100% satisfied with our inspection – you pay absolutely nothing for the inspection.

In the Home Inspection Business, I’ve seen many fly-by-night Home Inspectors come and go. I feel sorry for the home buyers that are victimized by these unscrupulous operators.

But I’m so confident in our inspections that I’m willing to put my money where my mouth is.

You see, I understand this is an important step in your life. This Guarantee is just one more way to demonstrate my desire and commitment to meet and exceed your expectations. Also, I want to ensure you have an enjoyable real estate experience.

So at Chattanooga Home Inspector, I offer a simple, no weasel words Guarantee. Attend the home inspection, and if for any reason you’re not satisfied with the “Quality” of the home inspection service, tell the inspector before receiving your report and we’ll either make it right, or you don’t pay the home inspection fee!

How Can We Guarantee a Home Inspection?

It’s easy. We find more defects than our competition. The end result is that you save more money. Most contracts allow negotiations with the seller to make repairs or give you credit at closing. So the more defects we find, the more money you save.

We don’t rush. This allows us time to do a thorough inspection of your new home or condo. This also means we charge a little more than most of our competitors.

You don’t want a cheap inspection. A cheap inspection may be the most expensive thing you’ll ever buy, it may cost you thousands of dollars down the road because of missed or overlooked defects.

Cheap home inspectors often know less and do less, which is one reason why they’re cheap.

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

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Episode 101 Scott Newcomer The Successful Home Inspector Podcast

Scott Newcomer
Scott Newcomer

Scott is the Owner of House to Home Inspections. He is committed to easing the stress involved in the home buying/selling process by working diligently to inform you of potential deficiencies in your prospective property. Scott will provide you with the information you need to make a confident decision in your purchase. When Scott is not golfing or performing inspections, he as well can be found having coffee with his wife Amy, or hanging out with one of his 4 daughters.

Your Premier Milwaukee Home Inspection Company | Let this experienced Milwaukee Home Inspection company help keep you from buying The Money Pit. We’ll alert you to any and all health or safety issues and maintenance needs of the home you’re looking to buy.  All of our inspectors have been trained by The All American Training Institute and belong to The All American Association of Home Inspectors:

Owned andLet House To Home Inspections' experienced inspectors help keep you from buying the Money Pit in the Milwaukee and surrounding areas. They've been protecting home buyers from making a bad investment from almost 30 days. We know home inspections and we have the experience you can trust. operated by inspection specialist, Scott Newcomer, House to Home Inspections prides itself in being committed to following high standards and providing professional service to all of our customers .

Scott Newcomer is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector

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