My name is B.J. Lange. I am originally from Fredericksburg, TX and a 2005 graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Rangeland Ecology and Management. After graduating, I spent seven years working for the USDA as a Rangeland Management Specialist in the areas of Mason, Kerrville, Athens, Fredericksburg, and Boerne. I have always had a great respect for the land, what it provides, and knowing how to use it in a conservative way so that it can keep on giving for our future generations. One of the most important blessings land can give us is a place to build a home.
The Importance Of A Home Inspection
In 2008 I bought my first home, and in 2009 I met the love of my life, April, at Luckenbach. A year later we got married and moved to San Angelo to work in the oil and gas industry. While in San Angelo we bought a new home. Although I knew much about the land and the soil underneath our house, it did not occur to me how much knowledge I lacked about the integrity of the home. After moving into our new home and discovering many defects, we were amazed that a builder could cut so many corners and that the home inspector failed to note some important defects like windows that did not open, improper ventilation and missing insulation. We had worked hard to save so that we could invest in this home, which ended up costing us even more precious time and money to repair.
Our story and countless other similar ones fueled my pursuit to become a professional home inspector. My wife and I returned to my roots in the Texas hill country and I completed over 448 hours of instruction and earned 13 certifications in home inspection through Texas State University in San Marcos. In addition, I received certification as a Commercial Structural Certified Applicator licensed to do termite inspections through the Texas Department of Agriculture. My experience includes: home remodeling, improvement, repair, and construction projects, working alongside contractors, and constructing metal buildings. I have spent time learning from some well-known home builders in the New Braunfels and Fredericksburg areas, as well as working with professionals in the plumbing industry, and meeting with framers, electricians, hvac specialists, and the like – this has served to further my education and experience.
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