Every house has its own story, even before the first folks move in. As a home inspector, I first gather information about the house, then write the story. It informs you beyond the cosmetics and the obvious so that you can proceed with the purchase process in a more intelligent manner.
Certifications help demonstrate how much an inspector knows, but schooling is nothing compared to actual experience.
I’ve 18 years experience as home inspector. Prior to that I framed houses for 2 1/2 years. I have over 30 years experience as licensed electrician and HVAC serviceman. I’ve experience in siding and roofing, windows and doors, interior and exterior finish, painting and flooring. They are very few areas of home construction that I not entirely familiar with.
My report writing skills are bolstered by a college degree in electrical engineering.
My reports don’t rely on check boxes, alphanumeric codes, bright colors, and large fonts to tell you what you want to know. I type everything myself, telling you what it is, what it means, and, if applicable, what to do about it. My reports are the easiest of any to read, while telling you more of what you want to know about the house.
My name is Marc LeBlanc. I own Sherlock Inspection, serving south-central Louisiana with integrity since 2003. You want me as your inspector because of my dual expertise in inspecting and in reporting, and because I tell you exactly what I find.