rickcolorRick Bunzel is a Licensed Home Inspector with 34 years of business experience. He founded Mountain View Property Inspections in Boulder, Co.in 2002 and founded Pacific Crest Inspections in Anacortes in 2005.

Education

He has his BA degree in business, is a Washington Licensed Home Inspector, an ASHI Certified Inspector, Certified Real Estate Inspector with the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI), a FHA HUD Inspector, a Certified Radon Measurement Specialist with National Environmental Health Association (NEHA),  Siding Certification Specialist (NEFSI) and member of the North Puget Sound  Realtors Association (NPSAR). To maintain his certifications he takes approximately 60 hours of continuing education per year.

Experience

Rick has inspected thousands of homes over the years in business. The homes range from 100 year old log cabins to multi-million dollar water front homes. Experience gives us the ability to detect the subtle issues that may cost you thousands of dollars to repair. Experience give us the ability to spot the issue, understand its ramifications to the transaction, explain it to you in easy to understand terms and  to describe potential solutions to the issue.

Rick is the former chairman the national marketing committee for NAHI, chairman of NPSAR’s Communication Committee, and founding member of the Washington State Home Inspector Advisory Committee. In the recent past Rick was a founding member and on the board of directors for the Rocky Mountain NAHI chapter. Rick has been a contributor to the ASHI Reporter,  regular columnist with the Longmont Times Call and Boulder Sunday Camera. His articles have appeared in the Boulder of Realtor’s Review and Longmont Board of Realtors Monthly newspaper, The ASHI Reporter, The Inspector’s Journal and NAHI’s bi-monthly Forum Magazine..

He also has 36 years experience in the fire service. He is currently a certified Firefighter/EMT and a Lieutenant for the Mt. Erie Fire Department.

Rick has received numerous awards for his involvement in the industry including Affiliate of the Year from the North Puget Sound Association of Realtors in 2006 and NAHI’s Member of the Year for 2008.

Guest Speaker and Lecturer

Rick Bunzel  has the unique combination of talents that makes him an excellent guest speaker. He is a  professional home inspector, and regularly lecturers on Mold, Meth Labs, Air Quality, Marketing and number of other topics.

Rick also provides litigation support and expert witness services for clients involved with real estate or home inspection disputes.

Charlie is a Licensed Home Inspector in the State of Washington with over thirty years professional building experience. He has served as general manager of one of the major home builders in the Skagit county area and went on to become managing member and general partner of Island Development Company in Anacortes, WA.

Since 2008 Charlie has been a partner with Rick and Buni in Pacific Crest Reserves, LLC completing property inspections and primarily responsible for writing the Reserve Studies for the company’s condominium association clients.

Charlie’s education background includes a BA in Aeronautical Science and applied engineering, earning advanced flight certifications for commercial, instrument, multi engine and flight instructor.

Charlie has also spent several years in marine related activities including marina design, construction and management. He took three years off and sailed throughout the South Pacific and New Zealand waters, 1989 – 1992.

Buni is the office manager who runs the company behind the scenes and wears many hats; she has 25 years of marketing and customer service experience.

Our Mission Statement

Pacific Crest Inspections mission is to provide the highest level of value and quality of service in our industry. As highly trained and courteous professionals we will act as advocates for our clients, presenting unbiased information in an easy to understand, user friendly format. Our role is to educate our clients and be a resource for them both during and after the inspection. Our services are available at reasonable cost. We promise courtesy and respect for home sellers and home owners who will benefit from our comprehensive, qualitative inspection reports that deliver thorough and accurate information in a timely fashion.

More About Rick Bunzel

Rick Bunzel, is a proud CRI (Certified Real Estate Inspector) member of NAHI, The National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc. NAHI was established in 1987 and after 18 years has established itself as having the highest caliber of professional home inspectors in the U.S.  Through promoting excellence and professionalism in the Home Inspection industry, NAHI now has over 2,300 members in all 50 U.S. states and Canada. The CRI (Certified Real Estate Inspector) designation is the highest rating that can be obtained through NAHI. These designations are only given to those inspectors that have obtained many hours of additional training and have been tested for knowledge above the already high standards set for the members of NAHI.

To become a NAHI Certified Real Estate Inspector, the inspector must prove that s/he is proficient and knowledgeable in the home inspection field. Each inspector must pass a comprehensive national exam that was designed according to AERA, APA, NCME Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (not an open book on-line quiz like NACHI), have completed over 250 fee-paid inspections, and maintain a minimum of 16 CEU’s of education per year.

Once the inspector has attained the CRI designation, s/he must continue to conduct each inspection according to the strict NAHI Standards of Practice. They must also conduct themselves in a professional manner by adhering to the NAHI Code of Ethics, which prohibits the inspector from having any financial interest in the sale of the property. Each NAHI inspector is also encouraged to carry adequate insurance.  In addition to performing building inspections, many CRI inspectors help with analysis and solutions to specific problems, such as Client/Home Inspector litigation support, water intrusion issues, and roofing problems. CRI inspectors are also frequently called upon to review restoration and home improvement plans as well as maintenance specifications. If there is a dispute regarding inspection and/or construction work performed, a CRI can provide expert advice.

Individuals holding a Residential Measurement Provider for Standard and Analytical Services have demonstrated knowledge of U.S. EPA radon measurement protocols for the placement and retrieval of radon measurement devices. They have also demonstrated knowledge of the proper interpretation of results obtained in residential settings. Furthermore, these individuals possess and analyze radon measurement devices. Depending upon the specific device, this may allow for rapid provision of test results. The testing professional may also be able to characterize trends in radon concentration and determine unusual conditions arising from such influences as weather changes or occupant tampering of a test. To obtain this additional classification, individuals follow strict quality assurance and quality control guidelines and device specific protocols, and calibrate each instrument annually. The classification is specific to devices with which an individual has demonstrated proficiency. Although this classification is specific for measurements in homes, it does not preclude the ability to conduct radon measurement surveys in large buildings or to take samples for radon in water, provided that the appropriate protocols are followed.
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