About Our Charleston Home Inspection Company

     blue palmetto home inspection serves charleston At Blue Palmetto Home Inspections in Summerville we believe in putting people before business.  Our commitment is to our customer’s peace of mind and not our bottom line. That’s why we would never try to sell home inspection services that are not needed or wanted.  We strive to write honest, objective and informative home inspection reports. No suits and ties for us….. when we arrive at your home we come ready to work.  You’ll be glad you chose to walk along with us as we inspect your home because we’ll explain the areas of concern and why it’s important.  Afterward you’ll feel more informed and more empowered with the new knowledge you’ve gained. Then maybe you can relax and……watch the sunrise on your new dream home in the Charleston area.

 

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Certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors My Qualifications

     I have over thirty five years of continuous hands on construction experience.  My experience as a licensed residential builder began back in 1987. As the owner of Thornburg & Associates Construction I have personally framed close to a thousand homes and have supervised whole subdivisions right here in the Charleston Lowcountry.  I have practical experience in almost every home building trade.  I'm also a member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. I offer my unique perspective and insight in the hope that it will help you make the right decisions. You deserve a Charleston home inspector with experience. Check out our educational blogs for a discussion on various construction topics. You can even join the discussion.

If you live in the Charleston Area call us.

Call Blue Palmetto Home Inspection at 843-608-5851, email or text us using the widget at the right or fill out the Scheduling and Customer Information Form. It's Easy!

 

I perform all my home inspections according to the South Carolina Standards of Practice and the internachi Standards of Practice. I am internachi certified.

Some other home inspectors can only inspect homes.  I'm also licensed as a residential builder which permits me to build and inspect homes. I've inspected many hundreds of homes.

Unlike some other home inspectors I have over 35 years of continuous residential construction work experience. Most of it right here in the Charleston Lowcountry.

Lots of other home inspectors have only seen houses being built.  I've actually built them, hundreds of them, nail by nail and board by board.   My experiences include digging the footings (with a shovel) to putting shingles on the roof and almost everything in between.  I've also took the time to write The Roof Framers Manual (a manual for roof framers.)

I am a member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors which is the largest and ( in my opinion) the best home inspection organization for promoting excellence in the home inspection business.  They have stringent standards both for entrance and continuing education.

Although it is not required for a home inspector to walk the roof, if I can safely do it I'll get up there for a birds eye view of what's going on. Consider this: Most other inspectors will not do this.

If I can safely fit I'll inspect your crawl space the old fashioned way and take some pretty pictures for you.

Master Roof Framer.

I am committed to continuing education. Since I started keeping records I have....

Trained in Hydro Stop waterproofing solutions.

I have passed the internachi Standards of Practice exam.

I have passed the internachi Home Inspector Safety exam.

I have passed the internachi 25 Standards for Home Inspectors exam.

I have passed the internachi plumbing inspection course and final exam.

I have passed the internachi electrical inspection course and final exam.

I have passed the internachi roofing inspection course and final exam.

I have passed the internachi hvac inspection course and final exam.

I have passed the internachi structural issues inspector course and final exam.

I have passed the internachi exterior inspection course and final exam.

I have passed the internachi attic, insulation, ventilation, interior spaces inspector course and its final exam.

I have passed the internachi deck inspection course and its final exam.

I have passed the internachi customer service and communication course and its final exam.

I have completed the internachi moisture intrusion course for home inspectors and passed its final exam.

I have completed the internachi wood destroying organisms course and passed its final exam.

I have completed the internachi mold inspection course and passed its final exam.

I have completed the internachi inspecting foundation walls and piers course and passed its final exam.

I have completed the internachi pool and spa inspection course and passed its final exam.

I have completed the internachi "advanced stucco and EIFS training course" and passed its final exam.

I have completed the internachi "inspecting water heater tanks" course and passed its final exam.

I have completed the internachi "advanced HVAC training for inspectors" course and passed its final exam.

I have completed the internachi EPA approved  "lead safety for repair,renovation and painting" course and passed its final exam.

I have completed and passed the seimens residential electrical "load center" course and final exam..

I have completed and passed the seimens electrical "panelboards" course and exam.

I have completed and passed the internachi "inspecting septic systems"  course and exam.

I have completed the internachi "inspecting chinese drywall" course and exam.

I have completed internachi's "performing energy audits" courses and final exams.

I have passed the "exteriors inspections II" internachi course and final exam.

I have taken the internachi "advanced mold inspection training" class and passed its final exam.

I have passed the "performing wind mitigation inspections" training from internachi.

I have passed the "advanced inspection of crawl spaces" class from internachi.

I completed the "manufactured home inspection" internachi training and passed it's final exam.

I have passed the"inspecting tile roofs" internachi traing program.

I have completed and passed the "inspecting metal roofs" training by internachi.

I have passed internachi's" thermal imaging inspection"class.

I have completed ITC's "TH45 thermography for home inspectors" and four other classes for thermal imaging.

I have completed and passed the "inspecting slate roofs" training by internachi.

I have completed the 8 hour classroom training for the epa lead safe practices for renovation, repair, and painting. I am an epa certified renovator. Only an epa certified renovator can work on homes built before 1978 that have lead paint.

We are a certified by the EPA to conduct lead based paint activities under the rrp rule commonly known as an EPA lead safe certified firm.

I have completed and passed internachi's electrical training course.

I have completed and passed internachi's "indoor air quality for inspectors" training.

I have completed internachi's "inspecting wood shakes and shingles course" and passed its final exam.

I have completed and passed internachi's "appliance inspection training.

I've taken and passed internachi's "inspecting portable fire extinguishers" course.

I have completed and passed the "inspecting fireplaces, chimneys, and stoves" training from internachi.

I have completed and passed internachi's deck inspection program. I have built many, many decks.

I have taken and passed internachi's "blower door training" course.

I have passed internachi's 10 steps to performing a roof inspection" course.

I have passed the internachi wind and hail damage training course.

I have completed and passed the internachi "inspecting means of egress" training.

I have passed internachi's "inspecting asphalt roofs" training course.

I have completed internachi's "Inspecting HVAC Energy Efficiency" course.

I have completed "residential electrical inspection" continuing education training from jade learning.

I have passed the "System Grounding and Bonding" course offered by jade learning.

I have passed the "Equipment Grounding and Bonding" course offered by Jade learning.

I have passed internachi's "Meth House Hazards and Remediation" course of study.

I have completed the internachi "General Roof Inspection" course and passed its final exam.

I have passed the internachi "Residential Structural Design for Home Inspectors" course.

I have completed and passed the internachi "Comfort and Climate for Home Inspectors" course.

I have completed and passed the internachi "Wind and Hail Property Damage Inspection" course.

I have completed and passed the internachi "How to Inspect Private Drinking Water Wells" course.

 

 

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Be sure to check out our home inspector educational blogs for a discussion of various educational topics related to home inspection and construction.

Blue Palmetto Home Inspection serves Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, Mt. Pleasant and the entire Charleston Lowcountry area! 

 

 

                          
 Call us at 843-608-5851 or email me at rthornburg@homesc.com or fill out the customer information sheet. You can also text me using the widget on the right. 

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   "Unless the lord builds the house, its workers labor in vain."  Psalms 127:1                                                                            

                                                                                    Ray Thornburg Home Inspector serves Charleston

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Here is some old framing photos I took while I was building homes in the Charleston area way back in the good old days!

only one way to get a view like this in Charleston,view from Mt. Pleasantproper roof framing in the charleston area, mt. pleasant home under construction

 

 

 

 

 

old house framing in charleston circa 1990underside of octogonal gazebo roof frame in charleston

 another great view of the atlantic from the isle of palms near charleston and mt. pleasantmt pleasant home near charleston on pylons