Learn My Story & Make Smart Decision

Referral  noun

re·​fer·​ral | \ ri-ˈfər-əl

1the act, action, or an instance of referring

// gave the client a referral to a specialist

2one that is referred

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When seeking the services of a specialist, a reliable and credible referral is a valuable approach to choosing a service specialist.  Whether you are by personal referral or random contact, I encourage you to consider key criteria and choose accordingly.  The inspector you choose is as good as the home inspection you will receive.

Mr. Rudolph

How It All Began

I started my home inspection career in Loveland and surrounding Northern Colorado areas in 2002. It began when a neighbor asked me to use my geotechnical and engineering background to evaluate a home that he was interested in buying.

I was able to determine that the home had suffered considerable damages. Those were from a water heater leak that caused the home's expansive soil to lift the improperly finished basement and the overlying framed house off its foundation.

The fix-and-flip sellers had acquired the home from the bank as a foreclosure. Due to the excessive cost of repair over the value of the home, the sellers were trying to sell the house with some cosmetic repairs and had withheld disclosure of the home's structural defects. My neighbor was very grateful for the information.

In the process, I discovered my calling, and skills and knowledge to back my goals. I found satisfaction in helping someone with a major investment decision and an answer to my career transition.

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering.
  • ITC-certified building science thermographer #33138.
  • ASHI®-certified home inspector #21158.
  • CERTI-1 Radon Measurement Trained/NRPP qualified.
  • Over 4,300 home/building inspections performed.
  • Listening

    Understanding a client’s interests, concerns and risk tolerances.

  • Eye for Details

    Seeing beyond the obvious.

  • Strong Discernment

    An understanding of how and why home/building systems work, so that - issues can be put into proper context.

  • Effective written and oral communication

    Providing understandable information for a variety of recipients.

  • 2002 – Started Informed Decision Property Inspections, Inc. (IDPI).
  • 2003-2007- Junior Achievement, Northern Colorado Advisory Board Member and Classroom Instructor.
  • 2003-2011 – Was a member of the City of Loveland Construction Advisory Board.
  • 2005 - Founding president, founded the Northern Colorado Chapter of ASHI with local area ASHI inspectors.
  • 2006 - Graduate of Leadership, Loveland.
  • 2007 - Nominated for Loveland Chamber of Commerce, 2007
  • Business of the Year
  • Business Customer Service Excellence
  • Individual Customer Service Excellence
  • ​2008 - Started Applied Building Science Inspections, Inc. (ABSI) to better align technical capabilities and services in the marketplace.
  • 2012 - Provided FEMA inspections to help New York area home casualties of Hurricane Sandy.
  • 2013 - Recruited to work for a company out of state, sold ABSI.
  • ​2015 - Returned to Colorado and started inspections by referral, a JKR Consulting, LLC service.
  • 2015 - Appointed as a member of the City of Loveland's Construction Advisory Board for a return appointment.

About INSPECTIONS BY REFERRAL

I am an ASHI-certified home inspector. My qualifications, skills and the quality of my services are the cornerstones of my business. These set me apart in providing you with the thorough information you need to make an informed home/building purchase decision in Loveland and surrounding areas in Northern Colorado.

"I provide every client with the inspection services and information I'd want and expect for my own personal investment, home/building and family/business interests".

- Mr. Rudolph