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Episode 46 Delivering Happiness

Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin
Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin

In this episode of the Successful Home Inspection Podcast Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Home Inspector reviews the book “Delivering Happiness” by Tony Hsieh.

Now in trade paperback, the hip, iconoclastic CEO of Zappos shows how a different kind of corporate culture can make a huge difference in achieving remarkable results — by actually creating a company culture that values happiness –and then delivers on it.

  • Pay brand-new employees $2,000 to quit
  • Make customer service the responsibility of the entire company-not just a department
  • Focus on company culture as the #1 priority
  • Apply research from the science of happiness to running a business
  • Help employees grow-both personally and professionally
  • Seek to change the world
  • Oh, and make money too . . .

Sound crazy? It’s all standard operating procedure at Zappos, the online retailer that’s doing over $1 billion in gross merchandise sales annually. After debuting as the highest-ranking newcomer in Fortune magazine’s annual “Best Companies to Work For” list in 2009, Zappos was acquired by Amazon in a deal valued at over $1.2 billion on the day of closing.

In DELIVERING HAPPINESS, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares the different lessons he has learned in business and life, from starting a worm farm to running a pizza business, through LinkExchange, Zappos, and more. Fast-paced and down-to-earth, DELIVERING HAPPINESS shows how a very different kind of corporate culture is a powerful model for achieving success-and how by concentrating on the happiness of those around you, you can dramatically increase your own.

Episode 11 John Tyler


Checklist Inspections has been servicing the Metro Phoenix and surrounding areas since 1998. We have preformed over thousands of inspections. Whether you’re a first time home buyer or an investment team, we provide one the best inspections and report delivery in the industry. We work with domestic and foreign investors routinely. It doesn’t matter if it’s a starter home or an luxury winter home, everyone gets the same thorough inspection. We inspect as if it’s our personal home each and every inspection. We do work with buyers from around the world and all walks of life, so communication and being able explain the findings and issues with the home is a key factor that we strive for each and every inspection. We, also, have performed many inspections for the hearing impaired community. Call or email us for a recommendation for an ASL Certified Interpreter/Realtor.

Our experience allows us to effectively inform our clients and realtors in an non alarmist way. This allows all parties to make a rational informed decision, and not an emotional one.

Our philosophy is simple, we put ourselves in your shoes. We treat you as family and your money as if it’s our own. We’re very conscience of the emotion that is involved in purchasing a new home and the stress that can be involved. We do all that we can to ensure that the inspection process is one of the easiest and informative step in the purchasing process for you.

On a personal note, Checklist Inspections is owned and operated locally in Gilbert, Arizona, (though we service all of the valley and growing) by John and Kathy Tyler. Our Marketing and Customer Service Representatives are Dakota and Ciana, our Labradors, who also take inspections seriously. As a team we value loyalty to our clients and realtors, precise and thorough inspections and building relationships one inspection at a time.

Licensed Home Inspector in AZ. Full voting member of ASHI.
Better Business Accredited Member since 2003.
Licensed for Termite Inspection.
We offer General Home and Termite Inspections.
Our great benefits include:
1. Free 120 day Termite Warranty
2. Free appliance RecallChek
3. Inspection report printed onsite with color photos
4. Summary page of items in need of repair
5. 200% Satisfaction Guarantee!
Property of 8 yrs and newer are Thermal Imaged to detect low insulation of attic and outside walls.
Also an avid hiker, and back country explorer of Arizona
480-361-8120 Checklist Inspections

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

Episode 5 – Dan Huber



President / CEO

Inspection Support Network

Favorite Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad

Favorite Quote “Be a teacher and a student everyday”

Dan helped found Inspection Support Network in 2000. Dan has been training inspectors and real estate agents across North American for over 25 years. He was a top producing real estate agent for many years including being a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame. He founded Home Pride Inspections in 1997 which is a multi-inspector firm and market leader in Las Vegas, Nevada with over 35,000 inspections performed. He sold in 2012 to focus completely on the growth of Inspection Support. Dan’s understanding of the business needs of the inspector, real estate agent and client has helped the Inspection Support Network stay focused on real world solutions for growing inspection companies whether they are sole proprietors or multi-inspector firms.

website: Inspection Support Network

Dan Huber is being interviewed by Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector.