The Successful Home Inspector Podcast Episode 148 Charles Buell.


As a Seattle Home Inspector, I am committed to bringing all my years of experience, as well as my continuing education regarding home construction practices, to bear, in assisting the Home Buyer/Seller with their Home purchase/sale.

Inspecting NW Homes

Inspecting NW Homes

It is my intention that the Home Buyer/Seller have an accurate, “snap-shot” of the major components of the Home, thus assisting them in making an informed decision. While based in Seattle/Shoreline WA, I inspect homes all over Western Washington State, including King County, Snohomish County and sometimes even Pierce County. Some of the cities I commonly get to are Everett, Lynnwood, Bothel, Kenmore, Kent, SeaTac, Bellevue, Kirkland—-and many others. Some buyers have referred to my inspection reports as “beginning” owner’s manuals for their home.

Business & Inspection Experience

I have been designing and building residential structures for over 35 years.

Inspecting NW Homes

Inspecting NW Homes

Previous to becoming a Home Inspector in 2004, I was a “hands-on” general contractor and I was actively involved in all aspects of residential construction. As a designer and a builder, I had to keep up-to-date in all the trades involved in this work: foundations, framing, electrical, plumbing, insulation, drywall, siding, roofing etc. My specialties have been kitchen design, second story additions, whole house remodels, and new passive solar houses—-including composting toilets and wood foundations.

I currently sit on the Home Inspector Licensing Advisory Board of the State of Washington.

I am also on the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) technical review committee at the National level and served as chair of the committee for 2016.

I am a Graduate of Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham, Wa., Residential Home Inspection Course (160 hours), and I am currently an instructor with this program. This course is approved by the State of Washington for Home Inspector Education as preparation for new inspector licensing.

I am a Member of ASHI, (American Society of Home Inspectors), Member #246514.

I am a Licensed Washington State Home Inspector, #220

I am a Licensed Structural Pest Inspector, WSDA #67488

Level I Thermographer, ITC Certified

Charles Buell is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home IAsk the Charlotte Inspectornspection Carolina and