About Me

Photo of NeilWorking in all aspects of residential construction, from thermal imaging to Tarion Conciliations, has taught me that issues will arise during all construction projects. Are you prepared to deal with them?

I have excellent knowledge of the Ontario Building Code and have applied this to the variety of construction projects completed in over 20 years in construction.

$10,000 Honor Guarantee, Backed by InterNACHI

I am a Certified Home Inspector through interNACHI and have also obtained the professional designation of Infrared Certified. With over 2000 hours of formal documented home inspection training, you can rest assured that your home is in knowledgeable and experianced hands.

Recently, I was employed as an Instructor in Residential Construction. I earned my CPE Level 3 designation (Canadian Professional Educator)while helping students understand the complexities of working within the limits of the Ontario Building Code. This experiance has helped to delovope my Residential Construction Skills.

Previously, I was employed in the position of Warranty Field Supervisor with a large London home builder. I was responsible for dealing with the home owner, for the statutory two-year warranty period, in a professional and reliable manner. This experience has provided me insight that most large builders do not want you to know, but will benefit you.

Home owner education is a large part of my business, as I help you to interpret the limits of the Ontario New Home Warranty Plan Act and to deal with the issues surrounding residential homes.

I graduated at the top of my class, with a 4.0 GPA, from the two-year Construction Engineering Program at Fanshawe College, here in London, ON.

I am a Certified Member of the Ontario Association of Certified Technologists and Technicians (OACETT), in good standing. This Professional Engineering Association regulates Technicians working in the engineering field.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

1991-PRESENT: Suter Design Build: Various projects concentrating on Renovations, New Construction and Design, under Part 9 of the OBC. Starting in 2008, you can benefit from my years of hands on experience, by allowing me to consult on your project.

2008-2011: North American Trade Schools: Instructor in their Residential Construction/Renovation Program. Subject areas included; Construction Math, Concrete, Framing, Health and Safety, Masonary, Insulation, Drywall, Computers in Construction and Design. Over 100 sucessfull graduates got their footings in my class.

2005-2007: Kenmore Developments (London) Inc.: Warranty and Service Field Supervisor. Using my construction background, knowledge of the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act and my customer relation skills to resolve Tarion New Home Warranty related issues. Education of Homeowners regarding their new Kenmore Home including: systems, maintenance, and related warranties.

1980-1991: Worked in Various positions in construction including; Concrete Forming, Framing, Drywall, Insulation, Roofing, Decks and Landscaping.

HOME INSPECTIONS:

I have preformed over 420 home inspections for home owners in the London area. From attending PDI's to complete inspections on resale homes, I have seen it. Structural problems, water penetration, IAQ, mould issues, and zoning issues are just a few of the situations that I have uncovered.

FORMAL EDUCATION (Over 2240 Documented Hours):


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"If it relates to residential construction, I have hands on experience with it."

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neilsuter@suterdesignbuild.com
519.902.8984

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If I am the consultant on your home, can I also be hired to do any repairs or improvements?
"Under my professional code of ethics as a professional home inspector, I am not allowed to be associated with any other construction or house-related trade. While I may provide you with a personal opinion based on past experience, it is recommended that you obtain three independent quotes from qualified contractors."

Do I, as a professional home inspector, solicit, receive or give referral fees?
"When you ask this question You should receive a firm 'No' as an answer. Any other answer contravenes the professional code of ethics."

Can I provide three references relating my home inspections?
"As a qualified home inspector I will gladly provide this information upon request. You can also check with the Better Business Bureau."

Do I conduct inspections at night?
"It is not desirable to conduct an inspection at night, since a number of the vital components of the exterior of the house cannot be seen properly."

Certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors