Allan operates independently of contractors and real estate agents, so there is no potential for conflict of interest. His job is to provide a thorough and accurate assessment of the condition of the home you intend to purchase or sell. He is always objective and fair, but his job is not to “smooth through a sale”. A home inspection seldom results only in good news because homes are imperfect; they are not mass-produced to the same exacting tolerances as, say, an automobile. The more the buyer knows, the better prepared he or she is to make an informed decision.
Allan White has many years of experience (over 25 years) in home inspection and construction-related work. In 2005, Allan left the field of professional engineering to concentrate solely on home inspection. As previously stated, home inspection is an unregulated industry in Quebec and in Canada, any one can call themselves a “home inspector” or building inspector”. The yellow pages and internet are full of them. But what guarantee do you have as a consumer that your chosen inspector is competent to do the job? Does the inspector have serious formal training, years of field experience, or simply a 2 week mail-order course?
Allan has no problem showing his credentials. In fact, in order for him to have practised engineering in his earlier years required 2 years of CEGEP formation, 4 years of university, and 2 years apprenticeship during the course of a 6 ½ years of project management work in the construction industry. This represents over 12 years of higher education and on-the-job training over and above his focus on building inspection since 1992.
Allan White has become the true dean of home inspection.