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Ronald C. Hungarter is Founder and President of THOR® Systems, Inc. "The Helper Of Roofers"; Founder and President of Ron Hungarter Associates, Inc., a Certified Home Inspection company; and, Founder and Owner of VIP Certifications, a Home Inspector trainer and certifier for the American Institute of Inspectors. He first worked in construction as a teenager, mixing mud for his family's third-generation plastering business. A Pennsylvania native and 1970 graduate of Ohio University, he formed his own construction company Wood Designs by R. Hungarter in 1979 and began work as a general contractor. By the mid-80's, Ron had also developed a successful real estate inspection company. His construction knowledge and experience have resulted in him being qualified as an expert in courts throughout Pennsylvania. Ron has authored many industry related technical articles, linked at his web sites, for reference, which were also published in many construction trade magazines, including the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association magazine and North West Builder magazine.

Ron founded THOR® Systems, Inc., "The Helper Of Roofers" in 1995 to develop and market his time and money saving tools that have resulted from his hands-on, in-the-field construction experiences. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a U.S. Patent for his THOR Roofing Layout Tapes. A Canadian Patent was issued in October, 2006. Additional U.S. and Canadian patents were filed on July 3, 2008 and are now patent-pending. THOR® and the complete line of THOR® Roofing and Hand Tools, seen at www.thortools.com are Registered Trademarks of THOR® Systems, Inc. "The Helper Of Roofers".

VIP Certifications was founded in early 2003 to assist those individuals interested in becoming home inspectors to receive their training and certification, as sponsored by the American Institute of Inspectors. However, time restraints have curtailed this activity.

The following link identifies the legal professionals who have either used and/or recommended the services of Ron Hungarter Associates, Inc.: Referring Lawyers List

Current to Past Experiences Background

  • 2017 - January 20, Expert on another roof case in Philadelphia for an attorney from Yardley, PA
  • 2016 - April 27, Expert for Philadelphia attorney on a Lackawanna County PA case, successful out-of-court settlement reached with an insurance company for our client
  • 2016 - March 22, Attend Spring Conference, Occupational Advisory Committee, Middle Bucks Institute of Technology, Construction Carpentry, Jamison, PA
  • 2016 - March, $60,000 Expert on out-of-court settlement with insurance company on unsatisfactory new construction in Luzerne County, PA
  • 2016 - January 27 - Performed Expert inspection in Plymouth, MA regarding attic moisture and mold
  • 2015 - October 2, Expert, Carbon County, Court of Common Pleas, Jim Thorpe, testified regarding manufacturer, supplier and roofer on failed 75 square roof in White Haven, PA
  • 2015 - September 3 - Expert, Lackawanna County Court, Scranton, PA regarding new home construction issues
  • 2015 - March 25, Expert, legal case in Berks County, PA
  • 2014 - August 17, Inducted into the Luzerne County Chapter of the PA State Hall of Fame
  • 2011 - February 24, Attended the NAHB CAPS Design/Build Solutions for Aging and Accessibility seminar Cherry Hill, NJ
  • 2011 - January 31, Outside consultant - Home Modification Construction Officer for SDHP in six PA counties
  • 2011 - January 10, Expert, legal case in Bradford County, PA on new construction
  • 2010 - September 30, Expert, legal case involving a $550,000 new home construction
  • 2010 - September, Project Manager, Autism Services, Inc. renovations, Exeter, PA
  • 2010 - July 17, Performed two Roof/Ventilation/Insulation/Mold inspections in Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2010 - February 22, EcoStar, LLC endorsed THOR Roofing Tools at the International Roofing Expo in New Orleans
  • 2010 - February 10, Guest Speaker, WTOP Radio, Washington, D.C." www.wtop.com answering questions on Ice Dam issues
  • 2009 - April 21, Invited Speaker at the Cross Valley Federal Credit Union's Home Buyers' Seminar
  • 2008 - December 12, Expert Witness, New home contractor buy-back settlement, Luzerne County
  • 2008 - November 3, Expert Witness, construction case, Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas (100% Award)
  • 2008 - October Installed a new roof utilizing patented THOR Roofing Tools for manufactured slate shingled roofing
  • 2008 - October 14, Invited Speaker at the Cross Valley Federal Credit Union's Home Buyers Seminar
  • 2008 - July 3, Submitted two more patents, one in the USA and one in Canada for Roofing Tools
  • 2008 - May 27, Invited guest speaker, Wyoming Valley Real Estate Investors Associatioin meeting (3rd Time)
  • 2007 - October 16, Invited guest speaker Cross Valley Federal Credit Union Home Buyers Seminar
  • 2007 - August 2-5, Firelands Habitat for Humanity, Sandusky, OH Helped with THOR Tools patented by Ron
  • 2007 - March 24, Performed Mold - Ventilation Inspection, Gardner, MA (Boston)
  • 2007 - March 19, Performed Ice Dam - Ventilation Inspection, Bear Creek, PA
  • 2007 - March 6-8, Attended the International Roofing Expo in Las Vegas where Elk and others requested custom tapes.
  • 2007 - February 24, Performed Mold - Ventilation Inspection, E. Chatham, NY
  • 2007 - January 27, Performed Ventilation Inspection, Carlstadt (E. Rutherford), NJ
  • 2007 - January 18, Performed Mold - Ventilation Inspection, Orwell, PA
  • 2006 - October 27, Canadian Patent Office issues Patent Number 2,189,986 for the Roofing Layout Tape invention click here.
  • 2006 - March 28, invited guest speaker, Wyoming Valley Real Estate Investors Association meeting
  • 2006 - January 31, Accepted into the Round Table Group, one of the world's preeminent consortia of consulting experts (Now Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services)
  • 2005 - October Building Efficiency Inspections are now being provided as an additional service of RHA, Inc
  • 2005 - April 17 Guest speaker, Home Innovations with Elaine Mikk, Newstalk WMAL - live from the studio in Washington D.C. www.wmal.com
  • 2004 - Seminar Speaker A.I.I. Spring Conference, Portland, OR
  • 2004 - May 2nd Guest speaker, Home Innovations with Elaine Mikk, Newstalk WMAL - the ABC Disney-owned station, Washington D.C. www.wmal.com
  • 2003 - October, Chosen as a VIP to participate in panel discussions at the Metalcon Conference, Tampa, FL (Only non-architect of the 10 VIP’s)
  • 2003 - "Attic Ventilation, where are you?" published in June, 2003 MR magazine by Midwestern Roofing Contractors Association.
  • 2003 - CertainTeed's Business Resources Catalog includes THOR Tapes and Double Chalkers
  • 2003 - Conducted first class of VIP Certifications certifying three new home inspectors
  • 2003 - Seminar speaker, American Institute of Inspectors Spring Conference in Sacramento, CA
  • 2003-04 - Appointed Chairperson of the Membership Committee by the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Inspectors
  • 2003 - January 28, 2003 - U.S. Patents & Trademarks Office issued patent #6,511,741 to Ronald C. Hungarter for his roofing layout tape invention
  • 2002 - Nov. 10th Guest speaker, Home Innovations with Elaine Mikk, Newstalk WMAL - the ABC Disney-owned station, Washington D.C. www.wmal.com
  • 2002 - Seminar speaker at A.I.I. National Conference, Portland, OR
  • 2002 - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issues Notice of Allowance for THOR Roofing Layout Tapes
  • 2002-03 - Co-Chairperson, Membership Committee, American Institute of Inspectors
  • 2002 - May 12th Guest speaker, Home Innovations with Elaine Mikk, Newstalk WMAL - the ABC Disney-owned station, Washington D.C. www.wmal.com
  • 2002 - Jan. 27th Guest speaker, Home Innovations with Elaine Mikk, Newstalk WMAL - the ABC Disney-owned station, Washington D.C. www.wmal.com
  • 2002 - Jan. 11th Completed Air Vent, Inc.'s "Attic Ventilation Certificate" (Note: The first five photographs of their presentation are mine, as shot with Paul Scelci of Air Vent, Inc.)
  • 2002 - CertainTeed Corporation offers THOR Tools in their 2002 Business Resources Catalog
  • 2001 to Present - Certified Real Estate Inspector and Member of the American Institute of Inspectors #1372
  • 2000 to Present - Published author of many mold, moisture and construction-related articles
  • 2000 - Seminar Speaker, American Institute of Inspector’s (A.I.I.) Annual Conference, Portland, OR
  • 1999 - Wrote and sell his CD, "Scary Stories, Part I - from the attic"
  • 1998 - Member (NRCA) National Roofing Contractors Association, Associate, Class II
  • 1994 - Invented roofing and construction tools now patent-pending in the USA and Canada
  • 1988 - 1992 - ASHI Associate (American Society of Home Inspectors)
  • 1985 to 1986 - President, Wilkes-Barre East Rotary Club

    Work Background

  • 2002 - Founded VIP Certifications to train and certify new home inspectors
  • 1996 to Present - Arbitrator, construction and construction-related cases
  • 1995 to Present - Founder & President, THOR® Systems, Inc., "The Helper Of Roofers"
  • 1987 to Present - Expert Witness, Court of Common Pleas, 5 PA Counties
  • 1986 to Present - Founder & President, Ron Hungarter Associates, Inc. Contractor/Real Estate Inspector
  • 1979 to Present - Licensed General Contractor
  • 1979 to1986 - Wood Designs by R. Hungarter, Licensed, Bonded & Insured General Contractor
  • 1976 to 1981 - Director of Planning, Gas Div., PA Gas & Water Company, Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • 1973 to 1976 - Assist. Director Planning & Engineering, Redevelopment Authority, W-B, PA
  • 1972 - Agnes Flood and Hurricane Disaster Relief, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA
  • 1971 - Taught Biology, Lawrence Township, Trenton, New Jersey, USA

    Educational Background

  • 2003 - A.I.I. Board Certified Instructor operating VIP Certifications
  • 1990 - Passed Written Contractor's Test for License, City of Scranton, PA, USA
  • 1979 - Passed Written Contractor's Test for License, City of Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA
  • 1970 - Graduated from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA - B.S. Zoology, Pre-Physical Therapy
  • 1966 - Graduated from E.L. Meyers High School, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA - College Prep.

    Please call my office at (570) 779-9447 or e-mail me at ron@ronhungarter.com to schedule your inspection. Thank you and good luck with your property.

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