Episode 75 Bruce LaBell – Drones

Bruce LaBell
Bruce LaBell

In this interview Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector interviews Bruce Labell of Royal Home Inspections all about drones and their use in home inspection.  There is a lot of confusion about using this great tool. Member of the National ASHI Board of Directors Since  2010

Board of Director for the ASHI Foundation  2015

Member of the ASHI Drone Task Force 2015

Member of the Board of Directors for ASHI Education Inc. 2012                                    

American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Certified Inspector  # 245362
Arizona State Board of Technical Registration (BTR) Certified Inspector # 41795 

Member of the Enforcement Advisory Committee (BTR)  2014-2015
Approved Instructor with ADRE
Certified Advanced Residential Mold Inspector
Certified Disaster Housing Inspector (FEMA)

TRI- Tile Roofing Institute Certified

Certified CREIA Inspector


Episode 74 Luis Figueroa

Luis Figueroa
Luis Figueroa

Luis Figueroa ~ Owner/President

  • Se Habla Español
  • Home Inspector # 121 – A.C.F. Home Inspections

                        509 S. Chickasaw Trail, # 118, Orlando FL 32825 – Owned and Operated since 9/2001

  • International Association of Certified Home InspectorsInterNACHI –  Current Proud Member # – NACHI05092895
  • Wind Mitigation Inspector
  • Wood Destroying Organism Inspector (WDO/Termite Inspector)

Employee of DL Pest Control # JE141205 (2006 – present)

  • Certified Commercial Inspector– CMI Approved School – Commercial Property Inspection
  • InterNachi Certified #05092895

Courses, Educations and Training:

  • Radon Measurement Technician – Earned – RADLINK – 1/2012
  • Advanced Wind Mitigation Inspection Training – Inspection Depot Inc. – 5/2011
  • Inspection Universe – 20 hours of NACHI –CEU – 3/2007
  • ACE III-Initial Disaster Housing Inspector Training – Presented by PARR– Partnership for Response and Recovery, a Contractor for FEMA – 8/2006
  • IRIS Certified – Earned designation as “Residential Inspection Specialist” – 4/2006
  • IFREC – ABC’s of New Home Inspection – 4/2006
  • IFREC – Home Inspection Program/course – 3/2006
  • Initial Mold Inspection training – through ESA (Environmental Solutions Associations) – 2/2006
  • The Inspection Depot training Institute –

Certified as a “New Construction Inspection Specialist” -11/2004

  • Ed Kolpfer – Schools of Home Inspection – Home Inspector – 2001


Additional Training Courses taken via InterNACHI :

  • Inspecting HVAC Systems      – Certificate Earned – 1/2013
  • Safe Practices for the Home Inspector – 1/2013
  • Radon Measurement Technician – 1/2012
  • How To Perform Wind Mitigation Inspections – 5/2012
  • WDO/WDI – 2/2012
  • 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know – 6/2011
  • How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections – Certificate Earned – 9/2007
  • Commercial Inspections – 2/2007
  • ABC Of New Home Inspection – 4/2006
  • Home Inspection – 3/2006
  • Basic Mold – 2/2006
  • Basic And Advance Mold Inspection – 2/2006
  • Roof Inspection –  11/2005


Accomplishments, Certificates, Memberships and Seminars:

  • Pro-Lab – Professional Partners Program – in good standing– 3/2006 to current.
  • Understanding Mold in the Restorpreston Sandlination Industry – Certificate Earned – SERVPRO – 11/2009
  • Electrical Inspection – Certificate Earned – 9/2007
  • Florida Association of Building Inspections Inc.

–          FABI Summer Seminar “Fishin for Knowledge” – 6/2002

  • Florida Association of Building Inspections Inc.

–          FABI Winter Seminar “Gearing up of the New Year”  12/2002

  • State of Florida Notary Public – 10/2005 – 11/2009
  • Pervious Affiliations:  Better Business Bureau (BBB) ,  Orange Regional Real Estate Association  (ORRA)

Osceola County Association of REALTORS® (OSCAR), Century 21 Preferred Vendor Affiliate

Luis Figueroa is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector

Episode 73 Preinspections (Your Real Estate Today Show)

Preston Sandlin
Preston Sandlin

Although Preston owns one of the largest multi-inspector home inspection firms in the country; Home Inspection Carolina, he is only the boss at work.   That is because at home Preston has a beautiful wife and two beautiful daughters, a dog, some fish and a hermit crab.  As you can imagine he is way down the food chain there.  Preston also owns to other home inspection related businesses; Home Inspection Flyers and Inspect New Homes.  He has master’s degree in Education and a bachelor’s degree in Finance both from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro.  Preston is a great person to learn from because in his 20+ years of being in the home inspection business he has done just about everything wrong you can do.  You Preston is successful by the process of elimination and if you listen to him maybe he can shorten your learning curve.

Episode 72 Scott Warga

Scott Warga
Scott Warga

Scott Warga is a Residential and Commercial General Contractor in the state of Arizona and the Qualifying Party for ACSI American Construction Specialists and Investigations LLC.

He has over 15 years combined experience as a builder, inspector and consultant in the construction, construction failure-analyses and forensics industry.

Scott is additionally a Certified Home Inspector in the state of Arizona and has been appointed to the Arizona Board of Technical Registration’s Enforcement Advisory Committee.

He is on the Board of Dirictors of The American Society of Home Inspectors. (ASHI), has Served on ASHI’s Council of Representatives (COR) as a representative and as Speaker of the COR, has served as Arizona ASHI’s Vice President and Central District Chairman and has performed over 2500 inspections. He also holds a qualification as a Certified Residential Mold Inspector (CRMI).

Scott has provided OSHA compliance assistance, risk management and loss control services and consultancies to construction companies, constructors and property managers. He is also a noted Arizona radio commentator in construction issues for consumers, an accredited local and national educator in inspection, real estate, disclosure and construction and forensic practices and has acted as a consulting expert witness in construction and inspection disputes. His services have been rendered for a wide array of construction companies, inspectors, agencies, attorneys, Mediators and Arbitrators, property mangers, agent and owners.

Scott Specializes in Thermal Imaging Inspections, Home Inspections, Construction Defect Analysis, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Expert Witness, Forensic Construction ConsultantandWater Intrusion investigations.

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