Inspector Credentials

Stephen Lee Showalter, ASHI ACI
        •MD State Home Inspector License # 29634
        •VA State Home Inspector License #338000571
        •FL State Home Inspector License # H18961
        •FAA Licensed UAV Pilot

CERTIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIP:

•ASHI ACI Certified Membership
•NACHI Inspector
•NEHA National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) Residential Measurement Provider (RMP), NRPP ID 102793RT

EDUCATION:

•Building Performance Institute; BPI Building Analyst
•Building Performance Institute; BPI Building Envelope
•2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
•2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
•2009 IRC Plan Review and Inspection for Maryland

•National Environmental Health Association-Radon sampling
•American Society of Home Inspectors Conferences
•National Association of Home Inspectors Education Conferences
•Indoor Environmental Standards Organization Educational Conferences
•Studied Architecture-Anne Arundel Community College

OCCUPATION and SERVICES:

•Home and Building Inspection Services, has performed over 12,000 inspections since 1988
•Commercial Building Inspections
•New Home Construction Inspections

Historic Home Inspections
•Thermal Imaging Services
• Environmental Consulting, Including Radin Testing and Mold Sampling
•New Home Construction Arbitration Experience
•Instructor for Home Inspectors and Real Estate Agents
•Litigation Support and Expert Witness Testimony 1988-Present

ACCOMPLISHMENTS 1988-Present

•Past President of the National Association of Home Inspectors
•Served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Home Inspectors 8 Years
•Past President and Founding Member of the Maryland Association of Home Inspectors
•New Home Construction Arbitrator
•Instructor for Maryland Board of Realtors and Several Counties;1993-Current
•GRI Instructor for the Maryland Board of Realtors 301 Environmental Education
•Maryland Board of Realtor 2011 Conference Instructor on Historic Homes
•Founding Member of the Maryland Association of Home Inspectors
•Founding Member of the Indoor Environmental Standards Organization
•Featured Speaker at the National Association of Realtors National Conference
•Featured Speaker at the Maryland Association of Realtors State Conference
•Featured Speaker at the American Society of Home Inspectors National Conference
•Featured Speaker at the National Association of Home Inspectors National Conference
•Featured Speaker at the National Pillar to Post Inspection National Conference
•Featured Speaker at the National Association of Property Managers Conference
•Past President and Founder of Building Specs, a National Home Inspection and Training Company
•Testified before the House and Senate of the State of Maryland on the Home Inspection Industry
•CRI Designation, Certified Residential Inspector (NAHI)
•Performed over 12,000 Building Inspections and Environmental Assessments.
•Extensive experience in Mold and Moisture investigation in Maryland and the Florida Keys
•Expert Witness in the Queen Anne County, MD Court System
•Developed a Nationally Recognized training program for Home Inspectors and has personally trained over 1000 home inspectors from the beginning inspector to continuing education programs.
•Developed a building inspection reporting system used by inspectors throughout the United Sates and Canada.
•Member of National Health Organization 2002-Present
•International Conference of Building Officials Membership
•Developed a Comprehensive Reporting System and Maintenance Manual used and Recognized Nationally for Home Inspectors.
•Featured on 3 episodes of HGTV House Detectives.
•Features in 2 Instructional DVDs on Home Inspections
•Produced several internationally recognized instructional DVDs on home Inspection and Code related topics.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

•Building Specs Inc.-Weekly courses and the national education conference
•Developed syllabus and overall course structure and administered overall curriculum. Created the Curriculum and Presentations for all aspects of Home, Property and Environmental Inspection.
•Instructor – Indoor Environmental Standards Organization
•Helped develop the syllabus and overall course structure for the certification program.

Instructor – Boards of Realtors

  • National Association of Realtors, Maryland Association of Realtors, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Prince Georges, Frederick, Cecil County, Champion Realty, Long and Foster Realty and Prudential Key West Realty. Calvert County Historic Trust.

National Conferences-Featured Speaker-On some of the following topics, home inspections, new home defects, historic homes and report writing

•The National Association of Home Inspectors
•American Society of Home Inspectors
•National Association of Property Managers
•New Home Construction Defects, Lorman
•National Association of Realtors
•Pillar to Post Franchise Convention

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Providing building inspections, environmental assessments and litigation support on construction defects in Maryland and the Florida Keys.

President and Founder of Building Specs Inc., 1988-2005

•National and local inspection and environmental testing company.
•Has performed over 12000 building inspections and environmental assessments.

Construction Superintendent

Managed large scale historic renovations and constructed multi-million dollar homes. Performed hands on carpentry through all phases of construction Carpenter from upstate New York, Annapolis Maryland, the Outer Banks of North Carolina and the Florida Keys.

Carpentry and Roofing Construction, 1976-1993

Honed carpentry and other related skills working on construction sites from track home construction in Maryland, custom homes in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, renovating historic home in Keys West, Maryland and the Berkshire foothills of New York.

Extensive hands on experience with carpentry skill form framing, cabinetry and trim.

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