Mike O'Handley is President of Your Inspector Inc., in Kenmore, WA and has been inspecting homes since April 1996. Though Mike is an independent inspector and not affiliated with any of the major home inspection organizations, he does all of his inspections in strict compliance with the ASHI and the NAHI standards of practice. As soon as the state of Washington make it's new [url="http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/homeinspectors/wac308-408c.pdf"]state-specific standards of practice official[/url], Mike will inspect only to those.
Mike is the Editor of The Inspector's Journal (TIJ)(http://www.inspectorsjournal.com), a webzine for home inspectors, and is well known within the home inspection profession for his insistance that home inspectors need to raise the bar within the profession.
Mike grew up working for his father, a custom builder, and at the age of 23 went into the military where he spent nearly 21 years as a military policeman and criminal investigator. When he left the military, he took the only things that he knew how to do - construction and investigations - combined them, and opened his own home inspection practice.
Mike's dream is to found the first college in North America dedicated exclusively to the education of home inspectors and building science professionals.