James is a Certified Professional Inspector ® (CPI) and an Oregon Certified Home Inspector (OCHI # 2429). James grew up in a family of lifelong tradesmen. At an early age he learned about multiple facets of the construction industry as well as the importance of quality work and a strong work ethic. Early in his career James found a love for carpentry and painting where he worked on everything from historical homes to large commercial facilities. He found success early and quickly entered a supervisory role where he spent most of his vocation in construction.
His career in carpentry led him into the field of art and design where he spent many years designing and building custom fabricated installations and furniture for private clients, large scale events, movie sets, and retail environments. These unique experiences have allowed James to work one on one with clients, using his gained knowledge from years in the construction industry to help easily break down information in an understandable and personable way.
James decided to get into the home inspection industry after seeing many contractors take advantage of vulnerable clients. His love for people and attention to detail are the foundation of the skill set he brings to NHI. As someone who has been through the process of buying a home, he understands the importance of a detailed and thorough home inspection and takes great pride in being given that responsibility for your next home.