WHAT ABOUT RICHARD?
Grew up in Northlake, Illinois, lived
in Canton, Ohio (have you
heard of the Professional Football Hall of Fame?) after college
and moved to Milwaukee. Richard has been living in and inspecting
homes in the Knoxville, Tennessee area for the past twenty years.
Education: University of Illinois -
Bachelor's Degree in: Industrial Management
The Timken Company -
Heil Company -
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Perhaps you have seen those tank trucks, dump trucks and
garbage trucks on the interstates with
the Heil logo on the mudflaps?)
Building and Construction Management Engineer:
Aurora Health Care -
Developed construction plans utilizing AutoCAD. This is where I became interested
in the components of a building. Here's
where I became familiar with plumbing, electrical, foundations, walls, ceilings,
windows, safety and the myriad of other aspects of home construction. There's
not much in the way of attics and crawl spaces in a hospital, but the skill of
crawling under houses and in attics came later with home ownership, home inspection
school and home inspection experience.
American Home Inspectors Training Institute:
Attended and graduated
from an approved ASHI home inspection school. Under the tutelage of Roy
Newcomer, I was given an intense classroom training followed by actual
home inspection experience.
Home Construction Experience: Spent
years learning about home construction, remodeling and home improvements
on my 1919 Milwaukee bungalow where I personally did the following:
- Rewired the house upgrading
the amperage from 60 to 200 replacing every two-pronged duplex outlet
with three pronged grounded outlets and protected all duplex outlets
near water with ground fault circuit interrupters
- Did a complete tearoff of three
layers of roofing, laid down asphalt roofing, properly stepflashed and counterflashed the
roof around chimneys and dormers
- Installed drywall to two unfinished
- Assembled and installed handrailings on
the porch and interior stairways
- Upgraded service plumbing from
galvanized steel to copper and drains from steel to PVC
- Repiped gas lines with black
installed a water heater with pressure relief valve and extension
SO HOW DOES ALL THIS EXPERIENCE TIE
TOGETHER FOR YOU?
My Milwaukee home ownership experience gave me
hands-on knowledge of the important maintenance features of a house as
well as the experience of doing the work myself. Several years of industrial
engineering work in the corporate world gave me first hand knowledge
of what it takes to manage a business. My formal home inspection training at
the American Institute of Home Inspectors provided a format for inspecting
according to the guidelines of the American Society of Home Inspectors.
My hospital building and construction work has provided me with
insight into the nuts and bolts of construction. A wonderful family
life gives me the ability to face challenges with maturity.
My entire list of life experiences all come together
at one point in time - YOUR HOME INSPECTION. My goal is simple: I want
your home inspection, and our time together, to be listed as a positive
on your list of life experiences. Call today to make an appointment!
Richard Petzold - 865