Bruce Thomas (A-Z Tech Home Inspections, Inc.)

1943 Broadway Ave.

Greensburg , PA 15601




Over 9000 inspections since 1989. Ask about our 200% money back Guarantee. Free Termite and Carpenter ant warranty. Free Infrared scan. Give us 5% of your trust and we will earn the other 95%

Get to know Bruce Thomas

Bruce R. Thomas, President - A-Z Tech Home Inspections, Inc.

 Began in the home inspection profession in 1989, have attended various field related seminars every year since. In Excess of 8000 Home and commercial inspections performed.  Claims Consultant; have provided investigative services for homeowners, attorneys and insurance companies regarding inspector negligence, breach of contract and other matters.  Member, COA National Claims Consultant Network.  BuildingPerformanceInstitute  BPI BuildingAnalysis Professional Certified to conduct and report on energy efficiency and building performance using accepted building science.  www.bpi.org Certified HomeSafe TM Advanced Thermographic and Acoustic Inspector. Council-certified Environmental Thermography Consultant (CETC) investigates structural and environmental issues in the built environment using infrared thermography.  For example, a CETC can identify mold and moisture issues during a commercial investigation or a home inspection that may be invisible to the naked eye. A CETC has verified knowledge of thermal and infrared physics as they apply to the building sciences.  A CETC has verified knowledge of the selection, calibration and operation of thermal imaging equipment.  Finally, a CETC knows how to apply the principles and equipment of infrared thermography to a building investigation.  Independent Certification by ACAC.  American Council for Accredited Certification.  www.ACAC.org  Certificate # 1012018 Certified Level 1 Thermographer, for the use of infrared scanning camera equipment.  Used in the detection of moisture, hot wires in the wall, air leaks, energy auditing building integrity etc.  Over 1800 thermal scans performed. Nationally Certified Member of ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) # 203847 www.ashi.org Certified FEMA disaster Inspector, Experience in disaster damage evaluation inspection and reporting for Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma. 350 conducted in 2 months. President of PRO-ASHI 2008 - 2009(Pittsburgh Regional Organization of the American Society of Home Inspectors) Lead the 55-member chapter in all aspects and issues that effect the home inspection profession. Board member of PHIC the Pennsylvania Home Inspectors Coalition was formed to influence and improve the PA Home Inspection Act in the state legislature.  Currently sponsoring an amendment to that act requiring Home Inspector Licensing. Founding President of Tri-State AARST, (American Assoc. of Radon Scientists & Technologists) Serving Western PA, Eastern Ohio and West Virginia (Current past President, member in good standing) Committee Member - AARST Radon Mitigation Protocols.  Tasked with producing a nationally recognized document to be used as a pattern and guideline for states and individuals to reduce radon in single family residences. PRO-ASHI Seminar Committee, Lead the successful presentation of the annual Pittsburgh Home Inspector's seminar providing nationally recognized speakers and instructors to provide required continuing education for home inspectors across the country. 2003 through 2011  Seminar Speaker on various topics related to Home and Building Inspection including Use of Infrared Thermography in home inspection. Home Inspector's mentor and instructor for new home inspectors.  Trained seven individuals in all aspects of the inspection profession, including Inspecting Building Systems, Business Operations, Marketing, Sales, Record Keeping and Inspection Report Writing. PA DEP certified individual for Radon Testing #1478 (since 1990) (PA required 16 hours of continuing education every 2 years.)  Perform radon testing in homes, schools and commercial buildings.  Formerly certified individual for Radon Mitigation.  Installed in excess of 1200 radon reduction systems in southwest PA.  PA Dept. of Agriculture Licensed Pest Control Operatorfor wood destroying insects. Degree in Building Construction, with Carpentry and construction experience. (Graduate from Williamsport Community College 1974 3.85 QPA, Now Penn Technical College part of Penn State University. Worked as a carpenter 4 years after graduation. 11 years Commercial Nuclear Power Plant Experience. With assignments Internationally, Spain & Sweden and domestically. • Formerly full time Real Estate Agent (5 years). Over 25 Years of Volunteer Fire-fighting experience Began in the home inspection profession in 1989, have attended various field related seminars every year since.In Excess of 5000 Home inspections performed. Real Estate investor E-mail:Bruce@a-ztech.us

Bruce Thomas's Blog Posts

Certifications

Home Inspection

Energy Audits, BPI Certified

Radon testing (former mitigator with over 1200 installations)

Infrared thermogarpher with over 1800 scans (instructor)

Well testing

Licensed Pest control operator with over 4000 inspections (we don't treat)

Septic system dye testing

Expert wittness testimony in court cases