Chris Thiessen is a "forever learner", and has completed the Carson Dunlop Home Inspectors Education program as well as the InterNACHI Certified Home Inspectors training program. He has completed Peer Review Inspections with certified examiners and licensed home inspector requirements in both BC and AB. He has also completed the IRTraining Institutes, Level I Thermographer Certification. Yearly education credits must be earned to maintain "member in good standing" status with InterNACHI and with CAHPI. Most inspectors belonging to an association maintain 20 education hours yearly. I commit to doing 40 hours of education. The extra personal cost and education hours ensure I am up to date on the latest in the construction and inspection industries. Click on the link to view certifications.
Note: Inspectors not belonging to a professional Home Inspectors Association do not have any accountability to update their education on an ongoing basis. Government organizations like CPBC and Service AB only check for initial training requirements.
Having spent my professional life in and around the Customer service and construction industry; growing up in the Prairies, I have always challenged myself to excel. Whether it was laying a hardwood floor, managing installation crews, selling construction supplies, or directing boardroom meetings I embrace the challenge and have an insatiable desire to know how things work. Working as a certified home inspector and puting together the clues a building gives you to understand the story it tells, takes more than what a textbook can teach or a few hours on the tools can provide. Even with decades of experience, I will never stop improving myself to be the best source of information possible to my clients.
I have spent considerable time negotiating large purchase contracts and then seeing that the client's expectations were exceeded with the product and service they purchased. I have managed sales teams and understand how important it is to build trust and do everything with absolute integrity. Clients don't buy from companies; they buy from people they trust.
Whether it was pouring concrete piles for a basement footing, laying ICF forms for a basement, Placing Joists and beams, Framing, Window and Door installation, Siding, Roofing, Finishing and everything in between. I have done it. I have worked for multiple home builders and renovation companies, most recently running my own renovation company. I have also installed hardwood flooring projects that were awarded Canadian Home Builder Showhome of the year awards. This experience will all be put to work to not only rely on applied knowledge, but an understanding of the ever-changing world of construction, especially as we navigate into a Net Zero Home world.
I have managed a branch of a national distribution company. The experience I gained learning about the construction products intimately allowed me to provide professional advice to Engineers and Contractors and continue to learn from the manufacturers. It gave me a great understanding of the materials used in the construction process that make up each property and the importance of the right products in the right place as well as how innovative and vast the materials can be.
I spent several years as the install and service manager for the largest garage door company in Edmonton, AB managing a staff of 21 installers, service techs, warehouse and paint booth staff. Planning and co-ordinating the installations and service calls for clients and home builders and looking for better ways to care for our clients concerns.
My training is unique to most Licensed Home Inspectors. I gained licensing in both Alberta and British Columbia. As they do not conform to the same standards I have had to earn both certifications. Consumer Protection BC requires completion of an approved education program. The standard in the industry in BC is the Carson Dunlop education program. I have completed all 10 courses through Carson Dunlop for the BC portion of my certification. I have also completed the InterNACHI Home Inspection education certification for the province of Alberta which has also certified me as a CPI (Certified Professional Inspector or certified home inspector). Essentially I have doubled the education hours of most inspectors. I am a proud member of the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors and InterNACHI. To maintain good standing in NACHI as well as CAHPI I also have to complete double the annual training hours of most inspectors. I relish the opportunity to better myself and take every education opportunity I am able to provide the most informed inspections possible for my clients. Combining my hundreds of education hours with my years of industry experience gives you an inspection you can rely on. I have conducted home inspections in Alberta and BC and focus most of my services in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, Merritt, Lumby, Salmon Arm and surrounding areas.
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