As chief inspector for Ken Ives Home Inspections (a division of Ken Ives, Inc.), Ken has a knack for gathering targeted information about a home's condition and turning that information into a "no-nonsense" plan of action for prospective homeowners. With a diverse background in building and construction Ken relies on his over 24 years of industry experience to keep customer satisfaction in high gear.
Trained and certified as a Home Inspector, Ken adheres to a strict standard of practice and code of ethics set by the American Institute of Inspectors and offers complete inspection services including on-site review, and a written report. And with no vested interests, Ken will provide a thorough and impartial evaluation of the property in question or contract.
As a member of The American Institute of Inspectors , Ken is committed to reporting to set standards by which a home is thoroughly and properly inspected. AII is the only home inspection organization which requires every member to undergo a comprehensive training program before being tested (both pratical "in the field" and written) and earning their certifications as a home inspector. You can be assured you are getting a professional inspection with Ken Ives Home Inspections.
Ken is also a certified home energy rater, or HERS rater, certified both by CHEERS and CalCerts. He can perform duct leakage testing on the central heating and air systems and is an existing home rater that can be used to determine the total energy outlook for the building in question.
He is the only local home inspector that is also a HERS rater, that also can offer the services of rating and project management for the FHA loan program referred to as an EEM (energe efficient mortgage).
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