Every house has its own story, even before the first folks move in. As home inspector, I first inspect the house to gather information, then write its story. The story allows you to proceed with the purchase process in a more informed and intelligent manner.
Educational certifications are intended to demonstrate how much an inspector knows, but the content of home inspector courses are not backed by any standard and thus have no foundation. Such certifications are actually a very poor metric of how well an inspector will perform on the job.
I’ve 19 years experience as home inspector. Prior to that I framed houses for 2 1/2 years. I also have over 30 years experience as licensed electrician and heating/air conditioning serviceman. I’ve experience in siding and roofing, windows and doors, interior and exterior finishes, painting and flooring. They are very few areas of home construction with which I’m not familiar.
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. I write 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, yet they tell you more of what you want to know, of what you need to know. By the time you’ve finished page 3, you’ll likely already know more about the house than the seller ever did.
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 report writing, and because I tell you exactly what I see.