Let me introduce myself. My name is Craig Slabach, a native of Sarasota, and owner of Slabach Home Inspections of Sarasota. Having grown up in a building construction family, I have extensive background and experience in building construction. I was swinging a hammer even before I could swing a bat. I started playing baseball when I was 6 years old.
My experience includes framing and trim carpentry in local residential construction for various local home builders, including roof construction. I have also worked in the permitting department for a national home builder, drawing and reviewing plans, collecting documents required for building permits. I have drawn plans that involve architectural and structural aspects of homes. I can honestly say I know houses inside and out.
I have been performing fee-paid home inspections since I joined the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) in January 2009.
Starting in October, 2010 I was a participating contractor in the Sarasota County Get Energy Smart Rebate program. This was a program that provided rebates for various home improvements that increased the home’s energy efficiency. I provided the HERS rating and improvement evaluation for those seeking a rebate for a new air conditioner or heat pump. This program has since ended.
I have received training at the Florida Solar Energy Center, which has served as the state’s energy research institute since 1975, for the following:
Florida Green Home Designation Certification on behalf of the Florida Green Building Coalition.
WaterSense Inspector training for new homes, designed to work with other green building programs, allows me to determine relative water efficiency in the home