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Forrest has been with Home Standards since 2017 and has quickly become one our most requested inspectors. We asked Forrest some questions:


Tell us about your family.
I have been married 27 years, have six children, 12 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and two dogs (Auggie and Jax).


What do you like to do for relaxation or fun?
In my free time, I like camping and fishing with the family and friends. I also like watching a good movie.

How does you background or past experiences help you excel as a home
inspector?
Working in the home and commercial industry with roofing installation and repair electrical, plumbing, building construction, remodeling, repairing of residential and commercial properties has given me a solid foundation of understanding of the building components and installation.
Being an ASHI and InterNachi certified inspector is a benefit for me professionally, by giving me the knowledge that keeps me sharp through the continued education. A home buyer benefits from knowing continued education is a strong part of the ability to perform a quality inspection.

What do you enjoy about home inspecting?
I really enjoy helping potential buyers make an informed decision based on the findings of the home inspection.