Vimal Kapoor is president and principal home inspector. He has over 35 years of engineering, architecture and environmental experience. He has performed over 10,000 home and building inspections and specializes in Indoor Air Quality evaluations for clients with Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) and Building Related Illness (BRI). He has been featured in The Washington Post and other publications, and has appeared on radio and TV talk shows such as WDCA's "Making a Difference." Vimal is a frequently requested speaker on construction and environmental issues at various consumer and real estate seminars. He serves as education instructor at Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors (GCAAR), Northern Virginia Association of Realtors (NVAR), and Prince George's County Association of Realtors (PGCAR) where his classes are lively, informative, and draw heavily from his experience as a licensed home inspector and board certified indoor air quality investigator.
He has testified as an expert witness on residential construction and mold contamination in buildings before the American Arbitration Association, the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, the Fairfax County Circuit Court and the District of Columbia Court System. He is the past president of the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors. As a certified Building Performance Analyst and Level I Thermographer, he has conducted numerous energy audits, and advised consumers on building green and improving the energy efficiency of their homes. Vimal is a licensed home inspector in the State of Maryland and the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is an ASHI certified inspector, (ACI). He is certified by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) and is a Council-certified Indoor Environmental Consultant, (CIEC) and Council-certified Indoor Environmentalist, (CIE). Vimal is a Radon Measurement Specialist certified by the National Radon Safety Board (NRSB). He currently serves on the education committee at GCAAR and on the green committee of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA).
Ron Meely is a senior home inspector with over 35 years of diverse experience in the construction industry and has performed over 10,000 home and building inspections. As a former licensed builder/general contractor, Ron supervised the construction of hundreds of new residential and commercial buildings throughout Maryland and Virginia. As a licensed home improvement specialist, he has had extensive experience with all types of remodeling and additions, from design to completion. His services are frequently requested as a professional building consultant, and he has performed a variety of services relating to site/land development and storm water management. Ron has advised clients on structural, mechanical and electrical deficiencies found during major renovation and construction projects. He has also acted as professional arbitrator on client and contractor/builder disputes. Ron is a licensed home inspector in the State of Maryland and in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is an ASHI certified inspector, (ACI) and a Radon Measurement Specialist certified by the National Radon Safety Board (NRSB).
Charlie Holpuch is a senior inspector bringing diverse experience to the position. His most recent positions include Facilities Manager at the National Museum of Health and Medicine at the Forest Glen facility of Fort Detrick in Silver Spring where he was responsible for all facets of building functions within the complex of museum buildings, including both storage and research facilities as well as public access areas. His responsibilities included oversight and coordination of the construction of the new museum building, preparing for the public grand opening of that building, and remodeling and repurposing older structures. Special attention to air quality, mold intrusion, HVAC, fire safety, security, ADA compliance, OSHA guidelines and public safety were most important to both the storage and long-term care of the collection of the museum, continued use by museum staff, and use as a public facility. Primary concerns in remodeling of other buildings at the museum compound included asbestos abatement, air quality control, lead abatement, noise control, and waste disposal. Mr. Holpuch also has extensive experience as a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) specialist in both electronics and architecture and has taught all three levels of the CAD course within the Workforce Development and Continuing Education department at Montgomery College. He has worked with builders, architects and construction companies providing CAD services, scheduling assistance, claims analysis and contract dispute resolution. He is a licensed home inspector in the State of Maryland and in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is an ASHI certified inspector, (ACI) and a Radon Measurement Specialist certified by the National Radon Safety Board (NRSB).
Romano is a senior home inspector with over 25 years of diverse experience in the home construction industry. He has excellent knowledge of building construction practices and is familiar with the latest zoning regulations and residential building codes. He has supervised construction workers and sub-contractors and maintained strict safety standards and procedures. As a former residential and commercial construction manager, Mr. Pietrobono has worked closely with clients through the home building and renovation process, from site planning to implementation. In addition to enhancing his continuing education knowledge base in plumbing, electrical, mechanical, foundation and framing construction, he has hosted and attended seminars and trade shows to monitor construction industry trends. He is a licensed home inspector in the State of Maryland and in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is an ASHI certified inspector, (ACI) and a Radon Measurement Specialist certified by the National Radon Safety Board (NRSB).
Paul Wehrli is a senior home inspector with over 25 years of experience in the home construction industry. As a former construction superintendent, project manager, and Director of Field Operations, he has overseen the construction of over a hundred new custom homes in the Washington area. He also has extensive experience in the area of home improvements and has directed a wide range of projects, from historic renovations in Washington, D.C. to those with an environmentally-conscious “green” focus in the Maryland suburbs. Mr. Wehrli has worked closely with clients through the homebuilding and renovating processes, from site planning to implementation, through completion and post-settlement punch out. His familiarity with all aspects of residential construction is thorough, as is his knowledge of building and safety codes. He is able to convey this knowledge and experience with depth and clarity to the wide array of homebuyers whom he has worked with over the years, as both builder and home inspector. He is a licensed home inspector in the State of Maryland and in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is an ASHI certified inspector, (ACI) and a Radon Measurement Specialist certified by the National Radon Safety Board (NRSB).