A & D Home Inspection           (405) 626-1360 - Quality & Affordable - 35yrs of knowledge working for you
Comparing Inspectors...
 

Ok, lets get right to it:
 "things you should know"

 #1. When you hire a home inspector you want the most qualified Home Inspector you can hire. If he doesn't have 20 plus years of hands on construction experience then find someone who does.
 #2. Just because he has an Oklahoma Home Inspector License doesn't mean he knows what he is doing.
#3. Anyone can take a 2 week Vo-Tech class on how to pass the test.
#4. NO EXPERIENCE IN CONSTRUCTION IS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN AN OKLAHOMA HOME INSPECTOR LICENSE
#5. Always look at sample reports.
#6. Ask the Home Inspector Questions, listen to what he is saying and determine for yourself if he has the experience and knowledge to help you with one of the most important decisions of your life.
#7. Not all Home Inspectors are the same.
#8. Price: is a direct reflection of quality and type of report.
#9. Price: is a direct reflection of education, experience and knowledge in home construction.
#10. Follow your gut instincts......

About Us:
         A&D Home Inspection is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. We are committed to meeting your needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. So Thank You all for helping me build A&D Home Inspection.
   My name is Darrell Thomas, I am 54 years old, married with Three wonderful children. Born and raised in Oklahoma, went to school in Choctaw and Graduated Meeker High school in 1981. Started work in construction. Already had experience from working with my father building homes and other jobs. I realized this is what I wanted to do for a career. So I headed off to college, Central State University in Edmond Oklahoma. Got my basics out of the way then continued on to OSU, Oklahoma State University, Where I studied Construction Management.
   After college I worked for various construction companies, Residential Construction, Commercial Construction, I even built and remodeled stores in malls across the United States.
   Now was the time for Thomas Construction. Business was ok but not great. Got the opportunity to move to the Bentonville, Arkansas area, construction was booming there so I jumped at the chance.
    Once in Arkansas I had to have an Arkansas Home Builders License and Contractors License. Which I obtained a long with all the insurance requirements. Life was good. Started expanding into entry ways for subdivisions, Log Homes, anything creative and challenging.
    Then times started to change, with over 25 years experience in construction: I could see it coming.  I shut the business down and took a job at the City of Gravette as The Dept Head & Lead Building Inspector. I worked as the Building Inspector for several years. Then a new Mayor was voted in and he brought in his own people. This opened a new chapter in my life. We moved back home to Oklahoma. A&D Home Inspection was created and I became an Oklahoma Licensed and Insured Home Inspector.
 
    We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.

 
Qualifications

  • American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
     Passed the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics Examination
 
  • ABC Home Inspection Institute Oklahoma Occupational Licensing Division P-039 I-096 C-115 
     Inspector Training (80) hours
 
  • National Home Inspectors Examination
     Competence in knowledge,understanding,and application of home inspection practice
     by passing.
 
  • Licensed Home Inspector
    Arkansas License # HI-1530
    Oklahoma License # OK-792
 
  • International Code Council
     Overview of the International Residential Code
     Use and Application of the International Building Code
      In depth study of the International Building Code
      Inspectors Use and Application of the International Building Code
 
  • International Association of Electrical Inspectors
      IAEI Training Course
     Annual Fall IAEI Code Seminar
     Certified Electrical Inspector
 
  • Arkansas State Plumbing Inspectors Training School
     In depth study of the International Plumbing Code
     Plumbing and Natural Gas Section of the International Plumbing code
     Certified Plumbing Inspector Certificate
 
  • Arkansas Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Licensing Board
    Application and Use of the Protective health Code
     Certified HVAC/R Municipal Inspector
 

  • Builder
    State of Arkansas Licensed Residential Building Contractor
    Oklahoma does not require a Builders License
   
  • Residential contractor
    Licensed Contractor
 
  • Commercial Contractor
    General Contractor
 
  • State & City (Municipal)
    Building Inspector
    Certified HVAC/R Municipal Inspector
    International Association of Electrical Inspectors
    Plumbing Inspector
    Code Enforcement
    International Code Council
    Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI)
 
  • Certified Floodplain Administrator
     Emergency Management Institute
     National Emergency Training Center
 

  • Twenty Years; as a Building Consultant / Home Inspector.
 
     We believe in education and have the experience of completing many home inspections throughout the area. We met or exceeded all state requirements for licensing.
 
       Darrell Thomas was licensed by the State of Arkansas and a member of the International Code Council. Employed by The City of Gravette, as the Department Head over Building Inspections and Code Enforcement. He has been certified as a qualified code inspector in the areas of building, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing and by the International Code Council (ICC) as a qualified code inspector in these same areas. Oklahoma uses the same International Building Codes. Darrell has completed over 1000 inspections. He has also testified as an expert witness in numerous court cases involving construction. Houses are complicated so hire the best!
 
State Licensing Programs
 

    We believe in education and have the experience of completing many home inspections in Arkansas and Oklahoma. We met or exceeded the state requirements for licensing and proudly hold an ;
  • Arkansas Home Inspection License # HI-1530
  • Oklahoma Home Inspection # 792
 
 
  •  National Home Inspectors Examination
 
The Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors is an independent not-for-profit organization. (EBPHI) holds that home inspector regulation intended to protect the public must require passage of a high-stakes examination to accurately and defensibly assess home inspector competence. The National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE) is developed, maintained and administered according to accepted psychometric standards for a high-stakes, public protection examination.
 
The attention to detail in this exam, and the exhaustive studies and analysis of 1999, 2003 and again in 2008 ensures the National Home Inspectors Examination covers all home inspection job-related knowledge and skills. The examination also assesses competency in areas where lack of knowledge could cause harm to the public.
 
Twenty-nine states require passing a technical examination for home inspector licensing, and twenty-one of those states use the National Home Inspector Examination for this competence assessment. Eleven other states have some form of home inspector regulation and several others have legislation or regulation in development.
 
The National Home Inspectors Examination is the same standard test required for all ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors)members.
 
I know full well how much time went into this effort and The Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors are to be applauded for maintaining the high degree of integrity and professionalism in their efforts.
 
  • American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
     Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics Examination
 
 The Standards of Practice is to establish a uniform standard for home inspectors. They provide the client with objective information regarding the condition of the systems and components of the home as inspected, at the time of the home inspection. 
 
The ASHI Code of Ethics details the core guidelines of home inspection professionalism and home inspection ethics. Covering fundamental issues such as conflicts of interest, good faith and perception of the public. Home inspection ethics are the central core of the home inspection professionalism for the entire industry.
 
Integrity, honesty, and objectivity are fundamental principles embodied by this Code, which sets forth obligations of ethical conduct for the home inspection profession.
 
Inspectors shall comply with this Code, shall avoid association with any enterprise whose practices violate this Code, and shall strive to uphold, maintain, and improve the integrity, reputation, and practice of the home inspection profession.
 
The Toughest Test of All...The Customer
 
Like you, we demand the finest in customer service from the companies we deal with.  And that's what we provide for you as well. You have my personal word on that.
 
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