Ray Kline, CMI®
Ray is our lead instructor at the InterNACHI® Boulder Location. Ray is a Certified Master Inspector® based in Loveland, Colorado. He has worked as an electrician since 1973, obtaining his Master Electrician’s license in 1990. He operated his own electrical contracting firm and worked for various municipalities throughout his previous career, supervising ten crews at one point. Ray opened All Phase Inspections in 2011 and has performed more than 1,000 residential and commercial inspections to date.
Lon Henderson, CMI®
Certified Master Inspector® Lon Henderson has been a home and commercial property inspector since 1998. He was an instructor for Kaplan University and is a past chapter president of NAHI. Lon's specialty is HVAC training for home inspectors.
Rick DeBolt, CMI®
Brian Persons, CMI®
Brian Persons is the owner-operator of Front Range Home Inspections based in Greeley, Colorado. A resident of Northern Colorado for nearly 40 years, he graduated from Aims Community College and attended the University of Northern Colorado after serving in the U.S. Air Force. His background includes construction, retails sales, and insurance inspections. A Certified Master Inspector®, HUD 203(k) Consultant, FHA Fee Inspector, FEMA-Certified Inspector, and FAA Part 107-Certified Remote Drone Pilot, Brian’s services include radon and mold testing, and commercial and residential property inspections.
Russ Ackerman, CMI®
Certified Master Inspector® Russ Ackerman is a Minnesota native who moved to Colorado in 2000. He’s also Infrared-Certified®, and trained and certified for mold and radon testing by InterNACHI®. An avid volunteer for church and youth groups, Russ has been performing inspections for more than 10 years in the Denver metro area, as well as along Colorado’s Front Range, from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs.
Dennis Bonner, CMI®
Certified Master Inspector® Dennis Bonner is a licensed home inspector, certified general contractor, and an InterNACHI-Certified Home Inspector. He is president of Florida Insurance Inspection, Inc., a full-service inspection company serving Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. He performs Windstorm Inspections, 4-Point Inspections, Roof Condition Certifications, Condominium Inspections, insurance valuations, appraisals, and Pre-Purchase Home Inspections on a daily basis. Dennis's bilingual staff prides itself on providing prompt, courteous and professional service to all of their valued customers. To date, they have completed more than 30,000 inspections.
Joe Hall has more than 20 years’ experience in the area of building science, with a background in the building trades and weatherization field installation. He’s held positions as an energy auditor, furnace technician and supervisor, and training director. Joe is a contract trainer, consultant, and subject-matter expert for the private sector, as well as for community colleges and governmental entities through his company, Joe Hall Energy Consulting LLC. A BPI Super Proctor and energy assessor for IREC, ANCI, and HEP certifications, Joe’s passion is to show inspectors and other professionals how to safely and effectively diagnose and resolve issues surrounding energy, comfort, and building durability.
Juan Garcia, CMI®
Florida-licensed home inspector Juan Garcia is a Certified Master Inspector® and owner of the multi-inspector firm Same Day Inspection, along with a new construction company that did over $1 million of business in its first year of operation. Holding state licenses as a mold assessor and remediator, general contractor and roofing contractor, and real estate associate, Juan has worked in some aspect of the homebuilding and real estate industries since 2002, following his eight-year service in the U.S. Army. Juan is passionate about innovation and sharing his knowledge as a successful business owner.
James Krumm, CMI®
James Krumm is a Certified Master Inspector® and has been an InterNACHI® Colorado Chapter office and volunteer since at least 2008. The owner-operator of Best Home Inspections, he has more than 25 years’ experience in the real estate industry, and is an electronics specialist. He holds certifications from the AARST-NRPP in radon testing, and is a certified well inspector and water sampler. In addition to his more than 1,700 hours of training and Continuing Education, Jim holds a two-year degree from the Dunwoody College of Technology.
Steve was born in Boulder, Colorado, and raised on Colorado’s Front Range. His father introduced him to the fireplace industry over 20 years ago. Since then, he has worked in the fireplace industry for various companies and agencies. Steve currently owns and operates Fireplace Solutions & Services, designing, installing and servicing all makes, models and variations of fireplace equipment, as well as educating consumers in fireplace safety, including their proper installation and maintenance. He has certified thousands of fireplaces over his career.
George Wells, CMI®
George is the founder of MSI and BestInspectors.net, and has been performing home inspections since 1999 and commercial building inspections since the 1980s. He's been a licensed electrical contractor since 1981. A Certified Master Inspector® and Certified Fee Inspector, George holds an MBA, as well as a BS in electrical engineering. He's a New York State-approved home inspection and business instructor, an Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board-approved instructor, a Michigan Department of Construction Codes-approved instructor for skilled trades, technology and business, an instructor for Inspection Time Training Career College in Calgary, Alberta, and a faculty member of the Merrell Institute in New York.
Kenton Shepard, CMI®
After spending over 30 years in residential and light commercial construction as a carpenter and contractor, Kenton became a home inspector in 2001 and an InterNACHI member in 2004. He is the author of three English-Spanish construction phrasebooks (published by the NAHB), as well as numerous articles and online and video courses for InterNACHI®, including its Green Building Inspection and Log Home Inspection courses, along with several residential roof inspection video courses. He is also the author of InterNACHI's Library of Inspection Narratives, a set of home inspection field guides, and a report-writing guide (available through Inspector Outlet and www.hinarratives.com). A Certified Master Inspector®, Kenton serves as InterNACHI's Director of Green Building and Director of International Development, and is the designer and builder of InterNACHI’s House of Horrors®.
InterNACHI® member Gordon Myers is a licensed Professional Engineer, as well as a licensed general contractor, roofing contractor and electrical contractor. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the construction and inspection industries. A LEED professional since 2005, Gordon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University.
Joe Ferry, Esq.
Joe Ferry has responded to more than 900 claims during the last decade as the preeminent attorney in the home inspection industry. His mission is to educate and advocate on behalf of home inspectors against disgruntled clients. Joe travels the country presenting educational seminars, informing and engaging inspectors in a presentation that details how they can minimize risk and maximize protection from meritless claims. Joe also developed a strategic go-to market response to meritless claims through ClaimIntercept™, his proprietary method of early intervention that covers a home inspector against potential professional liability claims. Joe is also a member of InterNACHI's Board of Directors.