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  1. I know a good honest garage door guy that I've used and refered to several customers. I am also having my roof re-done. The guy I'm going to use came highly recommended from my wifes co workers [ Lawyers] His bid came in below the insurance alloment by the Ins co. adjuster.
  2. There were some good comments on that post. Here in AZ it seems like they are marketing members more now than before. I have 1-2 customers a month state, one of the reasons they hired me was as a result of me being a BBB member with a good rating. Most of them are older [ over 50] customers.
  3. It's been busy for the past couple months in the Phx. area. All repos, or short sales, bidding wars are common, most buyers are 1st timers that qualify for the $8000 tax credit.
  4. Kevin. Check with ASHI hq, They have in the past offered partial registrations.
  5. Mike O, I believe, is not a fan of nachi, so this has played into his hand to promote/validate his opinion. The only org. that I have witnessed being constntly bashed is NACHI. Steve.. Before throwing stones, I suggest spending a few more days reading posts, in the archives and current, made by the dictator and a few of his puppets that you adore.
  6. Charley.. I think it's rigged I voted the same as you.
  7. Market to new home owners for their one year inspection. No realtors, referrals are great, if you find a lot of valid items.
  8. I noticed a company that states 1500 items inspected, others state 3-400. I've reviewed quite a few AZ inspector reports over the past couple years, seen many sample website reports, I haven't seen a report that identifies 3-4 0r 1500 specific items. How are these companys coming up with these numbers, how are they justifing using this claim?
  9. Arizona requires the contractor or a qualifing party to take an exam. Employees are hired off the street by applying for a job from ad posted on a piece of plywood in front of the job site, stating roofers wanted,written in spray paint.
  10. If you don't mind me asking, where are those guidelines? I clicked on the link, navigated the website, and didn't find any guidelines for walking on roof tiles. WJid="blue"> Looks like I'm going to have to update my info. The resource I'm using is from General information Pg 8 from the ROOF TILE INSTITUTE/WSRCA Revised 9/2002. It states.. If necessary to walk on the tile surface, pressure should only be applied on the headlap of the tile units [lower 3-4 inches] It goes on to state when working on adjoining walls safely cover the tile surface with secured plywood.
  11. I agree Stand firm. I used to deal with this 2-3 times a week on new homes. Back in my new days I got the call, you voided the warranty, and broke the tiles by walking on the roof, we will be billing you. After that call I called the local ASHI chapter attorney. His reply was, if you didn't break them tell them that and let them prove that you did. This comment in my report [on new homes] has stopped the calls from the builder for the past few months . NOTE: Walking on tile roofs. The roof was walked on per the manufactures guide lines as identified in www.rooftile.org. All Photos provided by this state licensed inspector identifying broken, chipped, improperly installed roof tiles were taken, prior to walking on the damaged tiles or surrounding areas.
  12. Phillip.. I would not worry about it. A year ago I had a customer service rep tell a customer not to hire me because I didn't know what I was doing, since I am one of few inspectors that walk on tile roofs, he also told her I had to breaking roof tiles as the other inspectors hardly ever listed broken tiles, roof installation defects etc. The customer hired me due to that statement, since then I've done over a 100 other ones in that subdivision, the majority of them due to referrals from that customer, who just happened to be in charge of the home owners web site/ chat board. A couple weeks ago I had a call for a resale inspection from an office employee of the same builder, I ask how she heard about me. Martin ......... our service rep refered you.. The same customer service rep that told his customer I didn't know what I was doing..
  13. My reasoning for doing it the way I do it. . I will admit that I've been accused of not being rational at times. The builders liability is for only one or two years, mine, lifetime or until the customer sells the home.. Not to mention going the extra step on the customers behalf results in a lot of referrals.
  14. I do list them in the full report and summary, with documentation why it needs correction. If the builder refuses to correct it, I recommened to the customer, they should only accept written documentation from the local building inspector, the state agency that enforces workmanship standards, or on an installation issue from the products manunfactures rep stating that the item did not need correction. 90% of the time it does get corrected.
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