Ann Arbor’s Thorough Home Inspector

Do you want an inspector who? 12/25/2009 Do you want an inspector who climbs up on the roof and inspects it by walking all the roof faces? Or would you like an inspector who just looks at it from the ground? Do you want an inspector who enters all the attics and inspects them by walking/crawling through every part of every attic? Or would you like an inspector who just lifts one of the hatches and looks around just at the hatch? Do want inspector who inspects all the accessible furnace components, checks it for carbon monoxide and proper operation? Or would you like an inspector who turns up the thermostat and reports that it fired? Do you want an inspector who carefully examines all the foundation walls, inside and out, looking for cracks and movement, using a string and a level if needed? Or would you like an inspector who looks at the walls briefly and just reports whether they are made of block or poured concrete? Do you want an inspector who runs and tests every faucet, filling the sinks and tubs, checking for leaks? Or do you want an inspector who just runs a few faucets? Do you want an inspector who checks to see if you can take a shower while the dishwasher and/or washer is running? Or do you want an inspector who doesn’t check and report shower function? Do you want an inspector who opens the electrical service panel and checks the wiring, grounding, wire sizes, amperage of the fusing and the system bonds? Or do you want an inspector who does not open the electrical service panel? Do you want an inspector who checks all the electrical outlets for proper wiring? Or do you want an inspector who checks just a few outlets? Do you want an inspector who checks to see if every room is properly heated and air conditioned? Or do you want an inspector who just turns up the thermostat and reports that the furnace fired? Do want an inspector who inspects and operates every window and door? Or do you want an inspector who just checks a few windows and doors? Do you want an inspector who examines the drywall/plaster for leak evidence at all the roof eaves and valleys, below the chimneys and plumbing fixtures? Or do you want an inspector who just walks through most rooms in the home? Do you want an inspector who climbs up on the roof and inspects it by walking all the roof faces? Or would you like an inspector who just looks at it from the ground? Do you want an inspector who enters all the attics and inspects them by walking/crawling through every part of every attic? Or would you like an inspector who just lifts one of the hatches and looks around just at the hatch? Do want inspector who inspects all the accessible furnace components, checks it for carbon monoxide and proper operation? Or would you like an inspector who turns up the thermostat and reports that it fired? Do you want an inspector who carefully examines all the foundation walls, inside and out, looking for cracks and movement, using a string and a level if needed? Or would you like an inspector who looks at the walls briefly and just reports whether they are made of block or poured concrete? Do you want an inspector who runs and tests every faucet, filling the sinks and tubs, checking for leaks? Or do you want an inspector who just runs a few faucets? Do you want an inspector who checks to see if you can take a shower while the dishwasher and/or washer is running? Or do you want an inspector who doesn’t check and report shower function? Do you want an inspector who opens the electrical service panel and checks the wiring, grounding, wire sizes, amperage of the fusing and the system bonds? Or do you want an inspector who does not open the electrical service panel? Do you want an inspector who checks all the electrical outlets for proper wiring? Or do you want an inspector who checks just a few outlets? Do you want an inspector who checks to see if every room is properly heated and air conditioned? Or do you want an inspector who just turns up the thermostat and reports that the furnace fired? Do want an inspector who inspects and operates every window and door? Or do you want an inspector who just checks a few windows and doors? Do you want an inspector who examines the drywall/plaster for leak evidence at all the roof eaves and valleys, below the chimneys and plumbing fixtures? Or do you want an inspector who just walks through most rooms in the home?

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Patrick Michael Lyons born 1955 in Detroit, Michigan 1717 Covington Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103 734-645-8041 patricklyons@provide.net www.buyersinspector.com www.annarborhomeinspector.com Experience 1977- 1980 Star-Pak Solar Systems, Inc. Ann Arbor, MI and Birmingham, MI Technical Manager- Construction Supervisor- Installer Active solar heating equipment installation 1980-1983 Sunstructures Construction, Inc. Ann Arbor, MI Manager- Construction Supervisor Passive solar homes and solar greenhouse additions Active solar heating equipment installation 1983-1987 Richard Adams Russell, Inc. Ann Arbor, MI Construction Supervisor Historic Renovation of 538 N Division, Ann Arbor Victorian Mansion Community Hall & Renovation- Webster United Church of Christ Custom homes from 1500 to 6000 square feet 1986–present The Buyer’s Inspector, LLC Manchester, MI Owner, President, Certified Inspector Inspected 6000+ homes for home buyers. New Construction Inspections from footings to 1-year warranty. Expert Witness Inspections, estimates, reports, testimony. Education 1972-1973 St Peter’s College, Jersey City, New Jersey 1973-1976 Michigan State University, B.S., Honors College, Graduated Cum Laude 1989 to present American Society of Home Inspectors- Great Lakes Chapter (ASHI-GLC) 2004 to present Washtenaw County Environmental Health Dept. Certified Well and Septic Inspector Professional Associations (in chronological order) 1979 to 1984 Michigan Solar Education Association Founding Member 1989 to present American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Certified Member 1990 to present Annually exceed continuing education requirement of 20 hours per year (Actual average 80 per year) 1989 to present American Society of Home Inspectors- Great Lakes Chapter (ASHI-GLC) Master Inspector certification with Peer Review Program Membership Chair of ASHI-GLC Board of Directors 1997 to 1999 Vice President of ASHI-GLC Board of Directors 1998 to 1999 1996 to present American Society of Home Inspectors- Great Lakes Chapter- Southeast Michigan Founder, training Detroit-area home and building inspectors at monthly meetings 2004 to present Michigan Association of Home Inspectors (MichAHI) Founding President 2004 to 2006 Uniting all Michigan home inspectors under one roof

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