The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) promotes a high standard of professionalism, business ethics and inspection procedures. In the course of business, InterNACHI members subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics as it pertains to the public, continuing education and professionalism. The licensing of home inspectors in general sets a minimum standard, but not InterNACHI home inspectors. Membership requires passing at least 12 advanced certification examinations and reexamination every three years. Members are insured and have access to a network of thousands of colleagues and experts in their field.
Brian Embick knows home construction. It began when Brian moved from Philadelphia to Ft. Lauderdale in 1969 and discovered that he had a knack for building things—and he especially liked roofing. In the ’90s Brian was inspecting homes in Broward County and in 1995 started his own roofing company, Brian Embick Roofing, offering a highly specialized type of commercial grade metal roofing system that could withstand hurricanes and be cut to exacting sizes. However, the required machinery was expensive, and with sales down due to the Florida housing bust, the business closed in 2011.
Because of his many connections and knowledge in the construction business, his high work ethic along with an almost manic attention to detail, and his obsession for things being “just so,” Brian became a certified home inspector. He has the experience and a willingness to climb onto roofs, something that inspectors typically wish to avoid with camera poles and other tricks of the trade.
Brian and Diana, a native Floridian, relocated to Martin County. Diana is a devoted teacher for 3rd through 5th grades at Beacon Cove in Jupiter. He’s proud (well, brags, but rightly so) that Diane is a past winner of the Dwyer Award for Excellence in Education. Brian, Diana and daughter Georgia, and their two Jack Russell terriers Ripper and Stubby, live in the Zeus Park neighborhood of Hobe Sound.
Brian is a member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. He is a State Licensed Home Inspector and State Licensed Roofing Contractor. He doesn’t hesitate to get into those creepy dark spaces, to crawl further, and look closer. Between inspections, Brian humanely traps wildlife. He may be a tad manic about accuracy and thoroughness, but this means that every inspection report and recommendation will BEExact.