- Knowledge and Experience
As a Professional Association, two of the OBOA’s pillars are Education and Training
Upon completion of required education and municipal experience, a Government Member can apply to receive the professional designation CBCO (Certified Building Code Official).
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To be a good home inspector you have to know the building codes which are a minimum standard required by the Province of Ontario. Knowledge by itself is not good enough, experience only comes from the time and training required to apply them to a specific application, such as building inspections.
I have personally built & sold new homes, renovated older homes and apartments. I was a registered builder with HUDAC, which was the regulating agencies for all home builders in Ontario. After spending some years as a private contractor I joined the Fire Services and continued until retirement. While working for the government I learned Fire Inspections, both Federal and Provincial courses. I obtained 3 levels of Arson Investigation training and obtained by Certified Building Code Certification with the Ontario Building Officials Association. I was instrumental in assessing older buildings and developing a strategy for ensuring that safety and code related issues were updated. My last 7 years of government experience was as supervisor of Project Reviews, where I reviewed plans from architects and designers, and inspected all phases of construction until completion. These projects ranged from 10,000 dollar buildings up to 13 million dollar apartment buildings.
We are the inspection company of choice for many investors with BIN network, property management companies and financial institutions.
Although residential inspections are the mainstay of our inspection business, we also provide Commercial Building Inspections for most of Southern Ontario. We have inspected 30 unit Plaza’s, Large Office Buildings, Restaurants, Mixed Use and Countless Churches. We also offer Construction and Oversight Inspections for Southern Ontario with our most recent project being a modular building project for mining site in Newfoundland which lasted for over 6 months with weekly inspections. We are one of the best educated and experienced inspection companies in Southern Ontario. We look forward to provide our knowledge and expertise for your next home purchase.
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Wood Burning Appliances can also be inspected for Insurance purposes at the time of the Home Inspection. Roger has been a WETT Certified Inspector for Fireplaces, Wood Stoves and Pellet stoves for over 15 years.