Findlay, Ohio – The Inspector
“About The Inspector”
Hello, I’m Don Joseph, your Home Inspector. I was born in Fostoria, Ohio and raised between Fostoria and Bascom. I spent my early years on the farm, fishing, hunting, trapping and involved in school activities, national thespians and sports. I’ve spent the majority of my years in Northwest Ohio. I had the opportunity to live in the Buffalo, New York area for seven years before retiring and returning to Northwest Ohio. I spent most of my professional career as a Manufacturing Quality Systems Engineer, the last seven years as Quality/Reliability Liaison Engineer in the Buffalo, NY and Southern Ontario Canada areas.
Following retirement in 2006 my wife and I moved to Findlay. We bought our home in 2007. We call Findlay home and attend New Life AOG.
While growing up I was blessed to have family members with professions in carpentry, plumbing, drywall and commercial/residential painting. I was able to draw much knowledge and hands on learning experiences during this time in my life. Currently I have family members with professions in roofing, sheet metal work, concrete/masonry work and landscaping providing me great sources for information.
Our first home I totaly remodeled, an old farm house built in 1904, doing 100% of the roofing, plumbing, electrical, drywall & ceilings, windows, insulation, siding and well everything but the HVAC and septic systems. I also added a garage from the footers up. That was in 1976, we lived there for 12 years and it still stands to this day! Did I do everything right? By 1976 standards and technology it was right. Education provides knowledge, Experience provides wisdom, Research & Development and Technology provides us superior products, tools and procedures.
I’ve also completed roofing, siding, decks and remodeling projects for friends, family and my children. I also flip houses and provide remodel design and general contracting services. So I’ve been involved with home construction projects most of my adult life providing me with a vast knowledge and hands on experience vital to a Home Inspector. Click on the “My Latest Projects” tab on the Main Menu in upper left corner to see some of the construction projects I’ve recently completed.