After graduating with honors from UCF with a BSBA in Accounting, Bob began his career in the construction industry by working with his father who was a general contractor. Over time, Bob worked with a Mechanical Contractor out of Maitland, Florida, who specialized in installing air conditioning systems for the Air Force. After working with this contractor for a number of years, Bob took the Florida exam to become a state certified mechanical contractor on his own merits. This was followed with other Florida exams to obtain his building and plumbing contractor's licenses. With these three major licenses, Bob undertook many years of construction and renovation projects for the Air Force, Lockheed, United Space Alliance, URS, Martin Marietta, Space Coast Launch Alliance, and numerous general contractors.
Using the educational, construction, inspection, and people skills he obtained while working in various construction fields and to further long term career planning, in 2011 Bob took the required course and exam to obtain his Certified Home Inspector (HI) license. While continuing to work in the construction trades, he became a member of InterNACHI as a Certified Professional Inspector (CPI). InterNACHI is a worldwide professional organization established to promote the education, training, testing, and certification of their members in the home inspection industry. Many InterNACHI members can be found in all of Florida including the major central Florida counties or Orange, Seminole, Brevard, Lake, Osceola, and Volusia. These are the primary customer base locations of clients that Dixie Home Inspections, Inc. serves.
To receive the InterNACHI designation, Bob was required to pass their numerous courses dealing with inspections of air conditioning systems, electrical, infrared imaging, roofing, plumbing, crawl spaces, building exteriors, attics, insulation, ventilation, interiors, moisture intrusion, wood destroying organisms (WDO), structural issues, decks and balconies, oil and gas furnaces, fireplaces and chimneys, stoves, inspector safety, and many other inspection related topics. While being exposed to these trades in his years of hands-on work in the construction industry, to enhance his inspection skills, these additional CPI certifications were geared more towards specific techniques involved in searching for and identifying deficient construction elements.
To augment his InterNACHI CPI designation, he was also required to take their Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice courses which lays out the guidelines for the inspector to follow in preforming home inspections. These Codes and Standards establish the expectations of the InterNACHI organization for continued membership in their society and further strengthens the overall home inspection industry.
This history of work experience, education, certifications, and inspections paved the way for Dixie Home Inspections, Inc. to offer their clients the ethics of detailed and thorough Home Inspections they expect to receive in their inspection reports. We use all the tools at our disposal to ensure you receive full value for the trust you have extended to us.