Dave has a Bachelor's Degree in Building Construction
Technology and over 20 years' experience in residential construction principles and
practices, working in Utah, Oregon and California.
Dave served in the United States Navy for 21.5 years, retiring in 1999. He went back to residential construction/remodel for the next 11 years then he left the industry and moved into Home Inspections.
To become a home inspector, Dave studied with the American Home Inspector Training Institute and passed their exam, becoming a certified inspector. He later passed the exams for the California Real Estate Inspector Association and the National Home Inspector Exam becoming certified by CREIA and ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors). Dave meets the requirement to obtain at least 30 Continuing Education Units in order to remain in good standing with the Association.
Dave has completed over 650 full residential inspections along with several Foundation Certification Inspections, Infrared Energy and Moisture Inspections, Foundation Level Inspections, FHA 203k Consultations, and Fannie Mae Homestyle Consultations and one final walkthrough for a new home upon completion for the buyer.
From his military service, Dave learned that "You get what you inspect, NOT what you expect!" which is his company's tagline.
We are in full compliance with requirements and standards established by Montanna State Law and the American Society of Home Inspectors, ASHI.
When buying or building a brand new home, a home inspection by an educated and experienced home inspector will give you peace of mind.
You get a wealth of information about the home you are considering. We avoid any conflicts of interest, providing our client satisfaction and peace of mind.
We adhere to the Standard of Practice of the American Society of Home Inspectors.
So you can see there is no one as well qualified as David Ritchie is to provide you with a comprehensive home inspection that will inform you and most importantly, give you peace of mind.
Please take a moment to look at our Sample Inspection Report: SAMPLE REPORT