Meet the Team
NC Licensed Home Inspector
My family and I (like many others) relocated here in search of a better quality of life and we have certainly found it in this beautiful and welcoming state. I am a retired NYPD detective and being a licensed home inspector in North Carolina has given me the great blessing of having another career that I love. I spent years renovating homes and have been able to funnel that passion and experience into providing very detailed home inspections.
I am the guy that likes to take everything apart and put it back together just to see how it works. When we take our dog for a walk, I am constantly scanning my neighbors' roofs and siding and the grading in their yard, making mental notes (and sometimes verbal ones which the kids find not as fascinating as me) to share with them later. I assure you that I will be searching in your crawl space and attic because these areas have so many stories to tell. Your whole house gives off clues that are not always obvious to the untrained eye - and these clues can shed light on how the home was cared for and treated.
Each month, I attend local and regional industry meetings and/or conferences and participate in continuing education courses to stay informed and up-to-date in the constantly evolving field of home inspections. My inspections and reports go above and beyond NC standards of practice because you deserve to have more than just the minimum information required. I know very well how it feels to buy and sell a home - although it can be stressful, it really is an exciting time and I feel it is a privilege when you entrust me to be a part of it.
From Rick: Lori has an incredible wealth of experience in management and non-profit fields and is really the backbone of this family business. Most recently, she worked for 12 years at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York, helping to honor the victims of 9/11 and rebuild Lower Manhattan. As a first responder of 9/11 myself, I can tell you that what she and her colleagues accomplished is truly inspiring. She's been my rock for nearly 20 years and she absolutely puts her heart and soul into everything she does.
From Lori: I grew up in Wisconsin (go Pack!) and moved to New York in the '90s to finish my education. Rick and I met in 2000 and shortly after that, we began our first remodeling project together. You find out a lot about a person's temperament when you're both covered in plaster dust, it's hot, and you just realized - yep, that black stuff in the corner is mold. The fact that we kept laughing (and even got married and had two children) while tackling new projects and renovations and full-time jobs - and then started a business together - must mean we really like each other.
I was really blessed to have played a small role in the creation of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and I met so many amazing people during my time there. Those experiences shape everything I do now and help me connect with the people around me on such a personal level. I have transferred all of that into this family business, and I take personal ownership for every call, every inspection, every interaction that we have. Being a part of this community has been incredible and we look forward to many more years!
From Lucy: I eat all of the things and I think about snacks a lot. I like to keep the inspector company when he's writing reports. I enjoy long walks around the neighborhood and I am extremely skilled at napping. My people tell me I'm a good girl many times a day, which makes my tail get all wiggly.