Ronald C. Hungarter, President of Ron Hungarter Associates, Inc. has been performing paid residential and commercial real estate inspections since the late 1970's, generally within northeastern and central Pennsylvania, USA. Both Pre-Listing and Pre-Purchase real estate inspection services are provided, along with expert witness services. (Note: Inspections have been performed in Doylestown, Erie, New Hope, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Waynesboro, West Chester and elsewhere in PA; CT; Boston, MA; NJ; Upstate NY; NYC; etc.) Ron's Final Report includes digital photography and is written in simple-to-understand language so that everyone involved understands the building's conditions being reported. Not all of the photographs taken during the inspection are used within the Report. However, all of the photographs and the Report itself are burned to a CD and are transmitted along with two, original report copies. For those interested parties, after over 30 years of service, Ron Hungarter Associates, Inc. has a "A" rating by the Better Business Bureau.
Just remember, when purchasing a home or commercial property and deciding about an inspection:
Index of Items Covered During a Structural Inspection:
2) Roofing & Ventilation
6) Perimeter Drainage
7) Steps, Porches, Decks
13) Water Heater
14) Heating/Air Conditioning
Expert witness testimony has been rendered on faulty construction and real estate cases since 1987. My record is 99-0 as of July 25, 2012.
Thank you to our instructor, Bill Rauser and my fellow attendees of the Design/Build Solutions for Aging and Accessibility seminar held in Cherry Hill, NJ February 24, 2011 for their willing cooperation and excellent sharing of knowledge and experiences during the CAPS (Certified Aging in-Place Specialist) course work, sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Between the builders, designers, architects and othere who attended this seminar, a greater appreciation for this huge issue was attained by all. Thank you.
During the heavy snows experienced by the Washington, D.C. area, WTOP Talk Radio in Washington, D.C. called and asked me to be a guest speaker to discuss ice damming. That interview with Shawn and Hillery on February 10, 2010 at 2:20 p.m. can be heard here (Scan down to second audio link on the left). Listeners are welcome to e-mail me for more information. Good luck with your future blizzard conditions in the D.C. and surrounding areas. Note: Now (warmer months) is the time to resolve ice dam issues before they start. We can help!
I would like to thank those attendees of the Cross Valley Federal Credit Union's Home Buyer Seminar held on April 21, 2009. I hope you were able to gather some important information about your pending home buying experience. Good luck with you house hunting and I look forward to helping you once you have found the home you hope to buy and live in.
Thank you to all the attendees at the Wyoming Valley Real Estate Investors Association May 27, 2008 meeting at the Ramada Inn, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Following Ron's presentation, a great question and answer session ensued on a wide range of topics. This was Ron's third encore appearance by special request of the members.
Ron proudly announced that after 12 years of work, the Canadian Patent Office has issued Patent Number 2,189,986 for the THOR Roofing Layout Tape invention, already patented in the U.S. To read the Press Release, click here.
Ron was in Washington, D.C. on April 16th to inspect Elaine and John Mikk's home for ventilation challenges and to then be a construction expert on "Home Innovations with Elaine Mikk" on WMAL on April 17, 2005. This was the sixth time Ron was a guest speaker on that live call-in talk show, but the first time he was live in the studio for the show. Note: If enough listeners are interested in having their homes inspected for ventilation, insulation and BOG (biologic organic growth - mold) challenges, Ron will schedule another trip to the Washington, D.C. area on a fee-paid basis.
Ron attended the Fall Conference of the American Institute of Inspectors from November 4-7, 2004 in San Francisco to attain his continuing education credits required to maintain his A.I.I. Certification. A story line on the 6,834 mile round trip on his '05 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide.
Ron operates Valley Inspectors Prep & CertificationsTM (VIP Certifications) and is an A.I.I. Board Certified Instructor and a Certified Inspection Training, Inc. Instructor. VIP Certifications was established to educate, train and certify new home inspectors east of the Mississippi River, utilizing Home Study videos and other materials, followed by a three-day, intense, hands-on field training course and testing. Proper completion of Ron's training seminars for new home inspectors qualify them to be certified home inspectors by the American Institute of Inspectors. Reserve your space in class today by calling Ron at (570) 779-9447. Or, e-mail Ron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ron is a published author (See above links to published articles) and a licensed contractor. However, he has not been active in contracting since 1995 after founding THOR® Systems, Inc. "The Helper Of Roofers". The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued Patent No. 6,511,741 in 2003 for the THOR® Roofing Layout Tapes. The Tapes and his Double Chalkers are the centerfold item of CertainTeed Corporation's 2003 Business Resources Catalog. Additional THOR® layout tapes have been developed for metal roofing. For more information on Ron's tool inventions, visit THOR Roofing Tools.
Ron was once again a guest speaker on WMAL am 630 - the ABC Disney-owned station out of Washington, D.C., live from the American Institute of Inspectors National Conference in Portland, OR on May 2, 2004. The subject was home inspections. Press Release
Ron was a seminar speaker at the 2002 A.I.I. National Conference in Portland, Oregon, on November 9th. His topic was moisture, mold, and re-inspections. On December 7, 2003 Ron was once again on WMAL. On April 27, 2003, 11:00 a.m. he was on WMAL am HOME INNOVATIONS with Elaine Mikk. If listeners have questions or comments, or need additional help, please e-mail Ron at email@example.com.
PORTLAND, OR, USA - At the American Institute of Inspectors 2000 Annual Meeting, "Scary Stories: Part I, from the attic" educated home inspectors on what to be aware of when inspecting a home's attic and roof, including mold and mildew, ventilation, insulation, heat sources, chimney data, roof design, roofing reveals, nailing, flashing and roofing materials.
Click here for the Press Release about "Scary Stories: Part I, from the attic" or click here to purchase your CD.
"The CD is great. If you make another, please put me down. I think all new inspectors should have a copy."Roy Cooke, Sr.
Certified Home Inspector
PACHI (Provincial Association of Certified Home Inspectors)
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