Justin Nickelsen, CMI - (p 360.907.9648), Vancouver/Portland/WA/OR Home Inspector (NICKELSEN HOME INSPECTIONS - Vancouver WA Home Inspector)

PO Box 872862

Vancouver , WA 98687


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Nickelsen Home Inspections, LLC - Local, family owned: not a franchise. Performing over 1200 inspections a year, 13000+ in career. Computer generated reports, 30-60 pages generally.

Get to know Justin Nickelsen

Contact Information

Justin Nickelsen, CMI - Board Certified Master Inspector

Direct/Cell/Text: 360.907.9648 Office: 503.502.1495 Email: NickelsenHomeInspections@gmail.com Washington Web: www.NickelseHomeInspections.com Oregon Web: www.PortlandOregonHomeInspection.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/pdxinspector Facebook:  www.facebook.com/pdxinspector

Professional Information

A Demanded Company:  Originally under the banner of another locally owned and operated inspection firm, Nickelsen Home Inspections, LLC broke off in 2005 and we have collectively performed over 13,000 home inspections, and are currently performing over 1250 inspections annually in the present market.  As a referral based business, the number of inspections we do is a testimony to the satisfaction that our clients and real estate professionals have when using and referring our Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR based inspection firm. Not a Franchise!  We are very proud to be one of the largest and most demanded inspection firms in the area that is not a franchise!  While other inspection firms in the area may flex their Canadian-franchise-muscles, we are proud to be a pure product of the Greater Portland Metro Area. Computer Generated Reports:  We specialize in computer generated reports that are produced and printed on site.  However, we specialize even more in customizing our services to accommodate the needs and desires of our clients and referral sources.  If you want the report produced later and emailed, all you have to do is request it.  We are their to serve you and your needs in all of Clark County, Vancouver, WA and the Portland Oregon metro area.

Professional Licenses, Memberships and Certificates

Certified Master Inspector (CMI) with the Master Inspector Certification Board The American Society of Home Inspectors - ASHI Certified Inspector and Member #246145 The National Association of Home Inspectors - NAHI Member The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors - InterNACHI #0073170 IAC2 Certified Indoor Air Consultant - IAC2-01-0235 Vice President of theOregonChapter of InterNACHI Founding Member of SWWAHI - TheSW WashingtonAssociation of Home Inspectors OregonLicensed Home Inspection Firm CCB# 172294 OregonCertified Home Inspector OCHI# 1173 WashingtonStateLicensed Home Inspector #415 Licensed and Certified StructuralPestInspector through the Washington State Department of Agriculture (71352) Member of the Washington State Pest Management Association Passed the National Home Inspectors Examination Second Generation Inspector Annually Performing 450-550 Inspections/Thousands Performed in Career Annually Maintaining Over 50 Hours of Continuing Education (twice the requirements of OR and WA) Past Member of OAHI - TheOregonAssociation of Home Inspectors Past Member of NWOCHI - The NWOregonAssociation of Certified Home Inspectors Past Member of OREIA - TheOregonReal Estate Inspection Association Specializations: Electronic Radon Measurement, Early 20th Century Properties, Early 1990's Properties, New Construction, Log Homes, Structural Pest Inspections (Termites/Carpenter Ants). Advanced Skills: Oral and Written Communication, Advanced Reporting and Detailed Analysis. Past Non-Inspection Background Construction - Before fully committing to the home inspection profession I was a foreman for two construction companies and have personally worked in and oversaw work in all phases of construction including, but not limited to: roofing, foundations, concrete work, plumbing, electrical work including full rewires and installation on new homes and commercial properties, and finish work.  My specializations were in fine finish carpentry/wood work, which is still what I love to do on the side.***

My Services in Brief 

Phone Calls Personally Answered by Home Inspector-You Want ME, You Got Me! Prompt Service Reports Printed Onsite Reports Emailed Onsite 30+ Page Color Reports with Digital Pictures FREE "Pest and Dry Rot" Inspection Included Experienced: We Perform over 1,250 home inspections per year! Member of many nationally recognized professional inspection associations, and state memberships Personal and Outstanding Customer Service!

Areas Served

We Literally Go the EXTRA MILE!

We get a lot of requests to travel far and wide for our inspection services.  New clients, past clients, and the family and friends of our past clients have asked us to travel over 300 miles for an inspection-and we are happy to do it.  If you want our exceptional services, we will work with you on the price and we will make sure that you get the inspection done in a timely manner!

Nickelsen Home Inspections is proud to be serving all of western Washington and northwestern Oregon as "conduits for educated real estate transactions".  We perform residential home inspections in more areas than any other home inspection firm in the Northwest, including all of the following counties and cities: Clark County, Cowlitz County, Pacific County, Skamania County, Klickitat County, Yakima County, Thurston County, Pierce County, Lewis County, Kittitas County, Chelan County, Multnomah County, and more!  Our Home Inspectors also perform home inspection services in Vancouver, WA; Kelso, WA; Longview, WA; Camas, WA; Battle Ground, WA; Washougal, WA; Carson, WA; Kalama, WA; LaCenter, WA; Ridgefield, WA; Long Beach, WA; Portland, OR; Hood River, OR; The Dalles, OR; Gresham, OR; Woodland, WA; Ridgefield, WA and more!

Other Websites to Check Out

www.nickelsenhomeinspections.com

www.nickelsenhomeinspections.com/justin.htm

www.inspectorpages.com/jnickelsen

http://www.homeinspections-usa.com/inspector/2187

 

Give Justin Nickelsen a Call!

Schedule a Home Inspection 

WA: 360.907.9648

OR: 503.502.1495

Toll Free: 1.866.284.3151

***Note: 7.23.2012 - Washington Home Inspection laws/Standards of Practice state that the inspector is, "Not to advertize previous experience in associated trade as experience in the home inspection profession.  An inspector's advertized inspection experience will reflect only the inspector's experience as a home inspector and inspectors shall not advertise, market or promote their home inspection services or qualifications in a fraudulent, false, deceptive or misleading manner" (WAC 308-408C - 020 Ethics).  As such, I wish to note the following: 1) this isn't an advertizement (nor have I any knowledge as to what the home inspection statutes in the State of Washington define as "advertizing", 2) This is listed as Past Non-Inspection Background and is intended to let consumers know that I did in fact do something besides home inspections in my professional career before doing home inspections, 3) and by letting consumers know this fact and what the work was I in no way intend to explicitly or implicitly pass off this background  "... AS experience in the home inspection profession."  Furthermore, I wish to emphatically state that construction and home inspection are completely different and unrelated fields and a consumer should in no way need to hire an inspector who has worked in the construction field.  Since they are different professions, knowledge of construction as a contractor is unnecessary to be a qualified home inspector: and vice versa.  I should add, finally, that it is clearly evident by all accounts that the reason for the statute isn't to limit the rights of an individual (in this case, a home inspetor) to relate to other people what they did before becoming a home inspector.  Rather, the purpose of the statue is to prevent people from passing on their background work as work in the home inspection field.  For example: Charlie Home Inspector just started doing home inspections, but before doing home inspections was working in construction for 20 years.  Charlie's business card states that he has "20 years experience".  Charlie's statement would be an obvious violation of the statues and would be clearly fraudulent.  This is completely different from stating that Charlie has performed home inspections for two years and before that he worked as a manager at Walmart and was a superintendent at A1 Construction.  The former is clearly what the statute is after; the latter is clearly not.  The former protects consumers from fraud; the latter is an imposition on the inalliable rights that the inspector, a citizen, has to communicate information in an honest and forthwright way. As such, if you (inspector reading this) or you, Ms. Myers, wish to suggest that my mentioning my background in this manner is a violation of Washington home inspection laws then you bare the burden of proof.  Don't simply call me and tell me I have to change something "because you said so": that is simply an insufficient answer.  If the State wishes to elaborate in a nuanced fashion (e.g., "interpret the law" to state: "Yes, in fact, we are ordering home inspectors to not mention in any capacity their former work if the work is in a trade associated with homes") then I will remove this note.  Otherwise, I am confident that Ms. Myers has (vastly) more important things to do, and I am confident that you, Mr. Inspector, do as well.  That is all...  P.S.  Perhaps I should remove from my web information that I went to college?  Before you think that is taking it too far re-read the rule and how you are applying it then ask yourself if you aren't being a little broad in your application.  Don't bite off more than you can chew.  And I say this, all of it, with a smile... :-)  and the deepest of respect.  Of course.

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Certifications

Professional Information

 Associations

Justin Nickelsen is a member of many nationally and locally recognized home inspection associations, including ASHI - The American Society of Home Inspectors, NACHI - The National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, WSPMA - The Washington State Pest Management Association, and is licensed with the WSDA (Washington State Department of Agriculture) as a Structural Pest Inspector. 

 Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise include the identification of structural wood destorying organisms and insects based on damage and/or visual observation of pest, including, but not limited to all different types of termites, carpenter ants, moisture ants and other wood destorying insects.  Justin also specializes in prelisting home inspections or seller's inspections (inspections that are done for the seller before they put their house up on the market).  With a long background in construction, Justin also specializes in Construction Draw inspections and rehabilitation bids (inspections for people who are getting a loan to do work on their home and need an accurate estimate of the costs involved).  Justin also does many of the standard home inspections for the buyer as a contingency for the transaction.  To read more about Justin, visit his personal page: www.nickelsenhomeinspections.com/justin.htm

Certified Master Inspector (CMI) with the Master Inspector Certification Board The American Society of Home Inspectors - ASHI Certified Inspector and Member #246145 The National Association of Home Inspectors - NAHI Member The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors - InterNACHI #0073170 IAC2 Certified Indoor Air Consultant - IAC2-01-0235 Vice President of theOregonChapter of InterNACHI Founding Member of SWWAHI - TheSW WashingtonAssociation of Home Inspectors OregonLicensed Home Inspection Firm CCB# 172294 OregonCertified Home Inspector OCHI# 1173 WashingtonStateLicensed Home Inspector #415 Licensed and Certified StructuralPestInspector through the Washington State Department of Agriculture (71352) Member of theWashingtonStatePestManagement Association Passed the National Home Inspectors Examination Second Generation Inspector Annually Performing 450-550 Inspections/Thousands Performed in Career Annually Maintaining Over 50 Hours of Continuing Education (twice the requirements of OR and WA) Past Member of OAHI - TheOregonAssociation of Home Inspectors Past Member of NWOCHI - The NWOregonAssociation of Certified Home Inspectors Past Member of OREIA - TheOregonReal Estate Inspection Association Specializations: Electronic Radon Measurement, Early 20th Century Properties, Early 1990's Properties, New Construction, Log Homes, Structural Pest Inspections (Termites/Carpenter Ants). Advanced Skills: Oral and Written Communication, Advanced Reporting and Detailed Analysis.


Proudly Serving All of SW Washington State and NW Oregon

Nickelsen Home Inspections, LLC

Vancouver, WA / Portland, OR  

Nickelsen Home Inspections is proud to be serving all of western Washington and northwestern Oregon as conduits for educated real estate transactions.  We perform residential home inspections in more areas than any other home inspection firm in the Northwest, including all of the following counties and cities: Clark County, Cowlitz County, Pacific County, Skamania County, Klickitat County, Yakima County, Thurston County, Pierce County, Lewis County, Kittitas County, Chelan County, Multnomah County, and more!  Our Home Inspectors also perform home inspection services in Vancouver, Washington, Kelso, Longview, Camas, Battle Ground, Washougal, Carson, Kalama, LaCenter, Ridgefield, Long Beach, Portland Oregon, Hood River, The Dalles. Gresham, Wenatchee, Brush Prairie, Centrailia, Olympia, Seattle, Woodland, Stevenson, and more!  We also provide pest and dryrot or “termite” inspections, prelisting or seller’s inspections, radon inspections, construction draw inspections, lender required inspections, siding or roof inspections, commercial building inspections, and other inspection services.  All our inspectors are licensed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture, and all are candidates or members of ASHI - American Society of Home Inspectors and some are also certified by NACHI - National Association of Certified Home Inspectors. 

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