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Home Inspectors | Graham, WA
TOM ORR started CASCADE Inspection and Engineering Services in 2010. In 2012, he changed the business name to PEOPLE'S CHOICE.
He has been involved in the construction industry for over 25 years. He spent four years prior to starting CIES working for an engineering firm learning the ins and outs of investigative engineering. Tom's professional experience includes investigations related to cause and origin, construction defects, and code compliance. He has background in single and multi-story wood and concrete construction including framing, foundations, concrete flat work and retaining walls, structural masonry, rough-in plumbing, mechanical and electrical. His technical experience give him the knowledge to provide thorough and accurate reports to clients concerning construction defects, code compliance, structural failure and personal injury.
Tom grew up in the south and began working odd jobs in construction for his father, who was a contractor. He spent a great deal of his after school and weekend time building and remodeling homes. He has continued his interest in the industry by doing remodeling on his own home and those of several friends and relatives.
Tom spent 20 years in the United States Army serving as a helicopter test pilot. He earned a BS degree in Professional Aeronautics and Engineering from Embry-Riddle University. He completed the Home Inspector Licensing Course at Bates Technical College. He is a Licensed Home Inspector and Licensed Structural Pest Inspector in the state of Washington. Tom is a Certified Infrared Thermographer (CIT). Tom is an FHA Certified 203k Renovation Consultant. He has taken a number of courses from FEMA in disaster recovery services. Tom keeps his knowledge current by taking continuing education courses.
"Had an excellent experience with Tom and Carol! They were friendly, professional, efficient, and knowledgeable. I was really impressed by how much they covered, what with the drone flyover of the house and the crawlspace inspection. Would definitely not have known there was an issue with the crawlspace until it was too late if I ever needed a plumber down there. They also provided a very detailed report at the end, pictures included, that the builder found helpful when making repairs. Would definitely use this inspector again." - Henry F.
"Thank you for doing our home inspection today. You guys did an amazing job. With all the questions we asked and how detailed you are I feel good about our decision. Thank you!!!" - Kylee H.
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