"The DVDs are great and very helpful. I have been around buildings all my life and never really realized just how much he brings out in this course. The plus is that I have material that I can use over and over again at my convenience, rather than going to a class somewhere. ..Good job on all that you do. I give it a "10".
"Great course. Great resources. I appreciated the concise and targeted nature of the lessons and I am very grateful to have the Texas Study Guide."
"I've been involved in building new home since the mid 90s. I used the home program which helped me more than I can say. I'm a stary at home dad. This home course allowed me time when I chose (usually after 10pm) to work on the course. The hands-on DVDs were an excellent source of knowledge, especially with the various defects. This kit is well organized, thorough and informative. I will be using the DVDs prior to an actual inspection for a refresher. I would recommend this course to anyone."
"I felt like you all really care about me learning and being a good home inspector. The teaching technique is amazing. The reasearch had been done. I have confidence now to be a great home inspector. Yesterday I took my state exam for the first time, no additonal test prep classes. I passed!! and did very well."
"Even though I have over 25 years experience in the
Construction Industry I have found your course to be very helpful. I would recommend
your program to anyone whether or not they have experience in construction or not."
Bradley E., Professor of Construction Systems, Arizona
"Hands down the best training for someone who expects to do a superior inspection. I can make this statement because of my 15 years of experience in the construction field."
"I thought the overall series was educational and helpful. I appreciate the ability to use the videos and manual in the future. As someone with over 50 years of experience in construction, this course helped to clarify the direction I want my inspection business to take".
"When I purchased this course I wasn't sure what I was getting into. I've been involved in building new homes since the mid 90s. I used the home program, which helped me more than I can say. I'm a stay at home dad. This home course allowed me time when I chose to work on the course. The hands-on videos were an excellent source of knowledge, especially with the various defects. This kit is well organized, thorough and informative. I will be using the DVDs prior to an actual inspection for a refresher. I would recommend this coure to anyone. I want ot thank you for having this opportunity for the home course."
"Great course. Great resources. I appreciated the concise and targeted nature of the lessons and am very grateful to have the Texas Study Guide as I'm goon need it!"
John N., Texas
"It was a pure joy taking your home inspctor course! The study materail was incredibly informative and the videos were even sometimes entertaining. I went into the series with very little knowledge of the inspector industry or even how to get started. However, because of the thoroughness of the material I am confident that I can perfrom a better inspection than most in the market."
Grant M, Texas
"It is obvious to me that if I had not taken your course I would not have passed
the exams and wouldn't have become a good home inspector. The training answered virtually
all of the questions I had. I especially appreciated the marketing techniques you provided
that I never would have thought of on my own. Most importantly they are working.
The DVDs weren't just some guy giving a seminar. Despite some
experience in construction, I saw hundreds of scenes of defects in the
I have never seen before. You also showed me several examples when it was important. I
felt that seeing such a large number of scenes and a variety of them gave me more
knowledge than I could get in a year or more of experience as a home inspector.
The manual information and diagrams were easy to understand
and were very good at helping walk me through an inspection and learn the defects I needed
to look for. They also helped me appreciate, by example, the many different possible
situations I needed to become familiar with.
The mock exam helped me to better overcome some of the tough exam questions that would
otherwise have been difficult to understand.
The memory devices helped me to better distinguish what is and isn't required by the
standards. They gave me confidence that I could learn the standards and answer the
questions on the exam knowledgeably. You've made understanding inspector business law far
more easy than I would have expected too. The ethics portions were also especially helpful
and I think I aced that part of the exam as a result.
I liked the over 800 questions on your workbook exams because it helped reinforce my
memory of the extensive information provided in the course."
- Paul L., Washington
"Just wanted to commend you on putting together such an excellent DVD series and manual course. It was
more in depth than I expected and extremely easy to follow. I would highly recommend your
course to anyone interested in becoming a home inspector. I also wanted to thank you for
the business DVD portion, it was very informative and gave me
the knowledge on how to avoid any of the potential pitfalls in dealing with clients."
- Tom M., South Carolina
"Just a note to thank you for your wonderful program. I confess that even as I
was ordering the curriculum I was skeptical, the price of yours was a third of most
others. But as I received the DVDs and previewed the text, I was
relieved by the detail and thorough preparation this plan exhibited. The
DVDs alone are a library of examples that would have taken years to
- Derit W., Washington
"I enjoyed taking the course and think it is an
excellent way for potential home inspectors to 'get their feet wet' in the field without
even leaving their living room."
- Daniel B., Architect, Missouri
"Taking the at home course was a great idea: no travel, work
at my speed and I can go over and over as many times as I need. Passed the
National Exam on first try. Thanks for everything."- Steve J., Montana
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"Very educational instruction.
There was some apprehension at first to change my career choice at the age
of 50, but any fears were put aside after receiving this in-depth training.
I now look forward to making the change and heading down a new exciting and
- Warren H.
"I would like to let you know how much your class has
given me the confidence to go do inspections when I get home. I have
been a facilities manager for 12 years and have been to other home inspector
schools, insurance adjusting schools and I have a professional inspector
license and insurance adjuster license in the state of Texas and did not
learn how to do a good inspection. I have found your school to be very
informative with the visual aids and hands on experience. You teach
more than a test. You teach how it should be done."
- Tim C
"Even though I traveled from Alabama, I believe this
course was the most cost-effective way to learn this trade. I'm sure I
would have spent a couple of years gaining some of the same experience I've
gotten in these few days. I feel very confident that I can go out and
conduct an above average fee inspection. I really liked having the
classes in a hotel. As a professional instructor, I can say that the
course and materials provided are very well done and well worth the cost.
Thanks for offering a tremendous education.
- Tory M., Alabama
"It was a sincere pleasure meeting you while attending
The School of Building Inspection's Professional Building Inspection
During the training, I found the subject
matter, training aids, and study materials to be very helpful. the video
tapes and training manuals are well done.
The field trips provided an excellent "hands-on"
environment, which allowed the students to observe and evaluate homes and
buildings as part of the New Construction and Commercial Building Phases.
Existing homes and buildings were also evaluated as part of the Home Inspection
Your knowledge and instruction were exceptional and
provided the students with a three dimensional appreciation of the subjects.
I highly recommend The School of Building Inspection for
the Home Inspection, New Home Construction, and Commercial Buildings programs.
I would recommend that students obtain the optional video and software packages
to round out the program."
- Peter M., PE, Texas
"I received the tapes and manual before the class, and spent several weeks
studying them, which added to my knowledge and confidence before the class began.
The small class size enabled us to get to know one another and become friends. I'm
sure I will be in contact with my classmates in the future.
Having the class at the hotel was very convenient, and the hotel
was spotlessly clean, and the staff was very helpful and friendly.
The actual hands on training proved to be helpful and the 2
inspections tied it all up and gave me needed confidence to enter this field. As
important as all of the above, was the benefit of having an experienced instructor in Stan Harbuck. His honest, moral approach to helping people who are buying a home, his
awareness of greed in this business, and his valuable advise, will guide me, as I build
and promote my inspection business."
- James W
"I thought that the school was excellent. I would say we
got six months of experience in 6 days. The class was taught in a manner which was
easily understood and is backed with a manual and tapes which will allow us to carry this
knowledge with us forever."
- David J
"Being in the construction industry for approximately 17 years, I
approached the inspection class with what I thought was a pretty good knowledge of basic
inspection already. I found that I learned a great deal of information that I had
never even thought of. The class was very informative and interesting ..."
- Ron R., California
"This class offers the knowledge and practical inspection
procedures to give one the confidence to perform professional home inspections
- Brad W.,
"Very informative with the needed information and
hands on training with HVAC, plumbing, structural, and information I
need to expand on my 5 yrs experience with inspecting real estate
with another company. Your class has given me more confidence
in myself for opening up my own inspection business."
- Mark C
"I learned quite a bit even after performing home inspections
over the last 2-� years .... I would recommend this course to new inspectors as well as
- Greg P
"After many years in the building and development field, I was
amazed at the detail and volume of information you have accumulated and the logical way in
which it was presented and explained"
- John M., Idaho
"I could have taken this course with home study....
I felt it would be more advantageous to get the hands-on experience and the
in-class questions and answers by a veteran. I thoroughly enjoyed the
course and I feel I'll be leaving it with a much better idea of things to look
for in an inspection. I also have a lot more confidence. I was at
ease and very interested in all topics taught during the course. Very
- Brent W
"I was pleased with the thoroughness of instruction and the
extent of topics covered. I feel well prepared to begin inspections right
- Mark H.,
"Excellent take home resources i.e. Videos, Workbook, and Forms.
Hands on experience to complement the training manuals and classroom instruction.
Willingness to go outside of stock instruction to address individual questions and
concerns. Small class sizes allow more than adequate attention to individuals."
- John S., Washington
"Being able to do actual hands on training is crucial to a total
learning experience and H.E. accomplishes this as well as possibly could be expected, even
- Tracy B
"I made contact with the company on a Friday and was attending a
class on Monday morning ..... The learning process through class discussions and hands on
- Lane M
"I have been working in the building trades full time for
twenty-five years. From foundation work to finish work in new construction, as a
general contractor and specialist in remodeling and renovation and as an expert in
historic conservation/preservation. I was skeptical there could really be that much
I really didn't know to justify the investment. I chose your "Full Salt Lake
Package" offer because it appeared to offer real savings to me. The video tapes
and the manual are very well done and full of information I am pleased to say I really did
need. The set-up of the class being held in the hotel itself and at an affordable
rate was an important part of why I could attend. No need for a car rental expense
on top of it all. I was very happy with the fact that we did a lot more in the field
inspections than I'd expected (every day but one instead of one!), but best of all was the
instructor and his instruction technique. He was very professional in his conduct,
answered all the class of seven's questions with patience, confidence, and expertise.
I feel much safer, more knowledgeable and prepared than I would possibly have
hoped. Worth it? Every penny."
- Peter L
"I have to say that choosing to take your course was absolutely
the right decision. I was impressed by the thoroughness of the discussions in the
classroom, the particulars of the tapes, the completeness of the forms used for
inspections and the experience of getting your feet wet with actual on-site inspections.
the attention to details in all of these areas speaks highly of the qualifications
and experience of our instructor.
The training in inspector business law, inspection techniques,
inspection reporting and on-site training was a big help in passing the ASHI exam.
The discussions on marketing are proving very helpful. Having the tapes and the
manual in my possession is significant. What a great way for review at any time.
The classes being held at the hotel could not have been any more
convenient. This allowed me to use all of my time in a useful manner by either
learning, being productive with my business or relaxing, rather than commuting. The
special hotel rates for class members was another plus with your course and also
With the knowledge and expertise I gained through this course, I
am confident that my inspections and services will be well above that of the average home
- Al B