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Hi and thank you for visiting. Here is a little about me and how I got here. I was born in northern Florida and grew up working on houses at a young age to begin learning the trades. I went to college in North Carolina where I was a property manager and started a construction company that I ran for several years.
In early 2008 I was approached by a home health care company to start and run a whole new section of the business. The idea was simple, help people who need help. I would visit the elderly and disabled patients in their place of living and see what I could do to make their home safer and more accessible so they could stay in a familiar environment. I checked electrical services, fixed plumbing, re-framed collapsing joists, patched roofs, fixed chimneys, built ramps, widened doors, modified bathrooms, added grab bars, you name it. During this time I also began buying homes to flip, hold, and sell as an investment. As it goes, duty called for my wife to move as she is in the United States Coast Guard so here we are now. After spending a lifetime of learning how things should and shouldn’t be built, completing many home inspections for the healthcare company, private individuals, myself, and other businesses, I decided that I would pursue home inspections as a full-time occupation.
I hope you will understand after this brief introduction why I named the business Advocates Home Inspections. I’d like the opportunity to Advocate for your needs. If you are a buyer, a seller, a real estate agent, an elder law attorney working for a client, or a family member concerned about the well being of a loved one in their home, I’d be happy to take your call and honored to do business with you.
InterNACHI is the International Association of Certified Inspectors, which is the world’s largest nonprofit association of residential and commercial property inspectors. InterNACHI provides its members with accredited training and education, free benefits, expert advise, and peer support.
Internachi Member # 18061132
ASHI is the American Society of Home Inspectors, which is the oldest and most respected professional association for home inspectors in North America. ASHI promotes standards for property inspections and provides educational programs needed to achieve excellence in the profession.
ASHI Member #266075
DPOR is The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations, which is an executive branch agency under the Secretary of Commerce and Trade. DPOR issues professional credentials—licenses, certificates or registrations—in the least intrusive, least burdensome and most efficient way.
“Doug is a consummate professional, with the added bonus of expertise in aging in place. Meticulous, encyclopedic knowledge of all manner of home building and utility systems, construction techniques, materials, and value. Laser focused on and responsive to his client’s needs above all else – “Advocates” is the perfect way to describe his dedication to his client. As a mature woman on her own, I’ve been burned when it comes to service providers trying to take advantage, and Doug was a truly welcome relief – fair, transparent, dedicated to not just performing the inspection for the purchase of my new home, but to educate me every step of the way to ensure I understood what I had and how to best maintain things for the long term. It was clear that integrity matters to him and that was demonstrated, repeatedly, in every step of the process. He was extraordinarily thorough, detail oriented, and able to present his findings in a user-friendly way. He didn’t just point out things needing attention, he priced replacement parts and guided me on what repairs should cost and how they should be performed. As an added bonus, he’s on top of the latest ideas and options for adapting a home for special needs as you age to help keep you in the comfort of your own home for as long as possible. I wholeheartedly recommend him as someone not just excellent in his field, but who demonstrates the personal integrity of his character in the professional integrity of his work.”
“This was a great experience. Doug was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. He takes as much time as need to review each system. He explained the project so it was easily understood. He is as interactive as the homeowner wants him to be. Very knowledge in the trades and his field. I will recommend him to everybody and anybody as he is a true professional.”
“Doug is very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. He took the time to explain things. He took the time to explain the why’s behind things. He helped us save money by catching potential issues. I will use him again.”
Hours of Operation
Advocates Home Inspection, LLC.
Investment Property Inspections