The American Society of Home Inspectors® (ASHI) founded in 1976, is the oldest, largest and most respected international professional organization of independent home inspectors in North America. Its Standards of Practice and strict Code of
Ethics are benchmarks of professional performance in the field.
To become an ASHI Certified Inspector, an inspector must meet rigorous professional and technical requirements, including the successful completion of two comprehensive examinations. Doug has passed the North Carolina license exam administrated by the North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board (NCHILB) and successfully completed the National Home Inspectors Exam administrated by The Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI). In addition, the inspector must perform at least 250 fee-paid home inspections that meet or exceed the ASHI Standards of Practice.
Once admitted to ASHI, inspectors must comply with the Society’s Bylaws and Code of Ethics, including a requirement to obtain continuing education credits every year. Members are not allowed to actively engage in real estate sales or to have a professional interest in the sale or maintenance of any property they inspect.
Real Estate professionals and government housing officials recommend that all homebuyers have their prospective property examined by an independent home inspector before the final purchase commitment. These experts recognize that ASHI membership is assurance of an inspector’s competence and professionalism.
Doug has been a North Carolina licensed inspector (#1672) since 2002 and conducts pre-purchases inspections from Carova to Buxton on the Outer Banks and from Elizabeth City to Moyock on the Mainland of Northeastern North Carolina. His background, prior to entering the home inspection profession, includes a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University and over 30 years of engineering experience in manufacturing.