doughalsteadI started in construction when I was 13 years old, working summers for a local builder. When I went to college I paid my way working summers as a carpenter. We built pole barns , milk houses and other agricultural buildings. Later I worked for a bank as their property manager and a mortgage officer. While working for the bank I learned residential electric wiring and did that for several years on the side. I left the bank and started a contracting business. We built commercial and residential buildings and did a lot of remodeling and additions. We worked in a city neighborhood redevelopment program for several years doing rehabs to older buildings.

Twenty one years ago I started in the inspection business as a state certified building Inspector. I did commercial and residential inspections. During that time I also built on the side.

I have the most experience in commercial and residential building of anyone in this area, and I want to use that experience to help you make the best decision about your investment.

Training, Certifications & Licenses

  • Trained and certified by InterNACHI
  • International Code Council-Certified
  • Certified commercial inspector
  • Certified by State of Michigan Building inspector
  • State of Michigan Residential Builder LICENSED l256481
  • Certified for moisture intrusion
  • Certified in Septic systems inspections
  • Radon measurement service provider
  • I have done some teaching in the building trades at the Community College level.
  • I have been to other parts of the world on building projects.
  • I will do inspections in all the areas I’m certified in.