The Company to Trust
"Blaine inspected a condo for me. He was no twenty minutes, in and out, where's my money kind of guy. The written report he sent me was thorough, easy to understand, and very helpful. I decided to buy, and I couldn't be happier."
Blaine DeVoy, President
Blaine has been inspecting residential homes for more than 10 years. As a Washington State Licensed Home Inspector, Blaine specializes in inspecting single-family homes, condominium units, townhouses, new construction, manufactured homes, and rural residential properties.
Blaine began performing commercial building inspections in the last 5 years, using the ASTM standards for property condition assessments, and completed the industry-leading Commercial Building Inspection Course given by the engineers at Carson Dunlop Weldon and Associates, Ltd., in order to deepen his understanding of the complexities associated with commercial properties. He specializes in low-to-mid-rise office buildings (medical/dental office buildings, banks, etc.), strip malls, warehouse/office buildings, and multi-unit apartment buildings.
“The two comments I hear most from folks are ‘Wow, you’re thorough!’ and ‘I really feel like I’m getting an education.’ That kind of feedback let’s me know I’m doing my job well.” --Hugh Kelso
Hugh M. Kelso, Principal Inspector
Even with 38 years experience in building inspection and the construction industry under his belt, Hugh has committed himself to continuing education so he can stay at the top of his field. He believes that because the industry is so dynamic, it’s important to stay abreast of the latest innovations and construction techniques.
Hugh’s broad professional background includes a degree in Architecture, a stint in the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the performance of structural systems and materials failure investigations. Hugh’s impressive resume also includes architectural restoration and remodeling of historic residences, which is a particular personal interest of his.
Hugh is a long time member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), membership number 505. Before he turned his attention to building inspections exclusively, Hugh worked for a number of architectural and design firms in the Puget Sound area.
Licensed Home Inspector #493
Licensed Home Inspector #353