Dave Ames has over thirty years of experience as a licensed residential and commercial building contractor. He has written how-to articles for many publications including the flagship magazine of residential construction, Fine Homebuilding. Dave is also certified by the FHA as a renovation consultant, a member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, and has completed training in radon monitoring and mold identification that qualifies him as an Indoor Air Specialist.
Dave has designed and built new homes; he’s also gutted and refurbished older structures to contemporary standards. From pouring foundations to framing and wiring to plumbing, when it comes to houses, there isn’t much he hasn’t done. The bottom line is that Dave has decades of hands-on experience with all facets of the construction industry which translates into more informed reports and inspections.
The State of Montana does not require home inspectors to be licensed. However; in states that do require licenses, Dave has exceeded typical licensing requirements by completing over 120 education hours in certified inspection classes and performing more than 300 inspections. Course work includes radon, mold, roofs, exteriors, moisture intrusion, structure, foundations, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, fireplaces and chimneys, decks, ethics, and standards of practice. Homebuyers need to be careful when dealing with an unregulated industry, and when you hire Missoula Home Inspections, you can rest assured knowing you’ll get professional work done in a timely manner.