WHAT ABOUT BOB?
Grew up in Northlake, IL, lived
in Lake Geneva, WI and moved to Colorado in 1980 (Still
have Green Bay Packers in my system, but I have been taking Broncos
Education: Triton Jr. College, Western
Illinois University and University of Colorado
Degrees in: Computer Science, Commercial Recreation,
Director of Recreation for Playboy
Resorts (Wasnt that a great title?) The Playboy Resorts
had downhill skiing, cross country skiing, trap & skeet,
two 18 hole golf courses, boat rentals, health clubs, swimming pools,
boat rentals and stables. (Yes, it was tough, but someone had to
A Fortune 500 company manager for 17 years
Ran western U.S. operations with 500 employees in 29 states (From
Wisconsin to Alaska and Mississippi to California). Started two divisions
and literally wrote the management handbook for the company. Grew divisions
from $3 million to $70 million in revenue.
Elected to the Board of Directors of a Trust
The board oversaw the structural integrity of 125 homes in an expansive
soils area. We moved 7 homes off their foundation, removed and replaced
the foundations and moved the homes back. We also did work on 100 other
homes within the trust.
Assured Home Inspections founder
After serving on the trust fund board for 10 years (2 as Chairman)
I earned my Colorado Real Estate Broker license and attended a home inspector
training school in Wisconsin. The experience on the trust fund board
prepared me for the Colorado soil and building conditions.
I went through the process of selling a home in
order to gain the knowledge and experience, but I do not sell real
estate. After the first 1,000 inspections it got easier, but not quicker
(There are about 600 points to check on an average house).
Other Experience: Father of two girls,
Father-in-Law of a Master Electrician, husband of
a counselor and personal trainer (same person), nationally certified
wilderness guide (Paul Petzoldt trained me himself), skier, biker and
hiker. Worked by my fathers side (in 7th grade) as he built his
addition. Remodeled an 1865 cottage on a WI lake (my first house).
I did a lot of building work for friends (It was great to make a mess
and go home). Construction has always been a stress reliever for me.
SO HOW DOES ALL THIS EXPERIENCE
TOGETHER FOR YOU?
The resort experience gave me
experience with all types of customers. The Fortune 500 experience
allowed me to start my own business and the management and marketing
ability to make it a success. The trust fund enabled me to work with
engineers and contractors as we found solutions to expansive soil conditions.
The construction experience allowed me to make a lot of mistakes that
I now look for when doing inspections. My family allows me to keep
my sense of humor. 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. So quit reading and call me already!
Bob Petzold - 303 933-1165.
Graduate of the American Home Inspectors Training Institute
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