Founded & Managed by Darrin Card
Certified InterNACHI Home Inspector
Darrin has been performing home and commercial inspections for over 4 years, is InterNACHI certified, and has over 18 years experience in the construction industry. His experience includes residential remodeling and new construction, project manager of multi-million dollar multi-family housing rehabilitations, IICRC trained in mold abatement and fire and smoke restoration. Darrin has been trained in HVAC and boiler maintenance and design and perform continuing aid each and every year to maintain both InterNACHI certification and builders license.
It is important to understand, in Michigan, there are virtually no requirements to become a home inspector. The following is from the Michigan State License Search webpage:
Certified home inspectors are those who have completed a course or study program; and then have a certificate of proof that the course has been completed. This certificate is not issued by the state, nor recognized by the state.
For this reason you must make sure you vet the inspector you choose and make sure they are qualified. No Inspector will be perfect for everybody. For this reason I suggest you look for the following traits when hiring a home inspector:
- Make sure you home inspector is somebody you can easily talk to understand.
- Find an inspector that you trust
- You inspector should have in-field experience in multiple areas of construction
- Ask if they provide narrative reports with color photos so you are sure you clearly understand the information in the report.
International Association of Certified Home Inspectors
InterNACHI inspectors are certified and trained by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, the world’s largest nonprofit association of residential and commercial property inspectors. InterNACHI provides its members with accredited training and education, free benefits, expert advice, and peer support—all to help them serve their homeowner-clients by providing them with the highest-quality inspections for their largest investments.