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Dylan Chalk

Dylan Chalk: Dylan Chalk is the co-founder of ScribeWare LLC –, the owner of Orca Inspection Services LLC –, and the author of The Confident House Hunter – Cedar Fort Press 2016: In 2017 Dylan became the Vice President of the American Society of Home Inspectors Western Wahington chapter. Dylan is Washington State licensed home inspector #365 and Structural Pest Inspector #65540, and a licensed real estate clock-hour instructor #I4978. He has made a business out of his personal mission to advocate for home buyers, homeowners, home inspectors, and real estate professionals. Honing his talents from carpentry in his youth to construction and remodeling through college, and eventually establishing a career in home inspection, Chalk literally understands houses from the ground up. His new book, The Confident House Hunter draws on his experience to help readers make informed decisions in the important process of purchasing and maintaining a home. Chalk is a graduate of The Colorado College and is educationally certified for home inspection by Inspection Training Associates (ITA). He is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (AHSI) also serves as ASHIWW Vice President and has performed more than 5,000 structural home inspections. He has been certified as an Energy Star Tune-Up Verifier, and a certified Tune-Up energy audit inspector. He has also received a certificate in Narrative Non-Fiction from the University of Washington Extensions program.

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Brent Foster

Brent Foster was first a successfully certified building inspector for 13 years and has evaluated thousands of residential, multi-family and commercial buildings throughout the state of Washington. With that background, Brent made the decision to specialize in building science thermography. Brent Foster first earned the Level I Thermographer designation. This is the first level of real credentials in the field of thermography. Brent took this certification further and completed the training and testing and he is now certified by the (ITC) Infrared Training Center as a Level III Building Science Thermographer. As a Level III Thermographer, Brent Foster is the best professional in the region to perform your needed infrared scans, investigations, testify on your behalf, and discover issues that others with less experience completely overlook.

  • Certified Level 3 Thermographer # 32804
  • Certified Building Science Thermographer
  • Current owner and operator of Northwest Infrared LLC
  • Northwest Infrared LLC
    • Certified Level III Thermographer # 32804
    • Certified Building Science Thermographer

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Charlie Buell

I have been designing and building residential structures for over 35 years. Previous to becoming a Home Inspector in 2004, I was a “hands-on” general contractor and I was actively involved in all aspects of residential construction. As a designer and a builder, I had to keep up-to-date in all the trades involved in this work: foundations, framing, electrical, plumbing, insulation, drywall, siding, roofing etc. My specialties have been kitchen design, second story additions, whole house remodels, and new passive solar houses—-including composting toilets and wood foundations. I currently sit on the Home Inspector Licensing Advisory Board of the State of Washington. I am also on the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) technical review committee at the National level and served as chair of the committee for 2016. I am a Graduate of Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham, Wa., (160 hours), and I am currently an instructor with this program. This course is approved by the State of Washington for Home Inspector Education as preparation for new inspector licensing.I am a Member of ASHI, (American Society of Home Inspectors), Member #246514.I am a Licensed Washington State Home Inspector, #220I am a Licensed Structural Pest Inspector, WSDA #67488

Level I Thermographer, ITC Certified

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Dylan Chalk is the author of The Confident House Hunter

a book to teach home buyers how to look at and understand houses: Cedar Fort Press In June of 2017, Dylan’s book The Confident House Hunter won the Silver Award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors. He is also the founder of ScribeWare inspection report software offering innovative and simple report-writing solutions – and he is the owner of Seattle-based Orca Inspection Services LLC. In early 2017 Dylan became the Vice-President of Western Washington chapter of (ASHI) American Society of Home Inspectors.


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