Jon Nichols – Owner (OCHI #195, ASHI #210221)
Jon started The House Detectives, LLC in 1992 and has over 25 years experience as a licensed home inspector. These years of experience, along with his accreditations, provide him with a wide range of inspection and construction experience from contractor building codes and practices to the most current standards and product reliabilities. This experience helps him provide you with the most thorough home inspection possible. He was one of the first inspectors in Oregon to become certified through the State of Oregon CCB (Construction Contractors Board) when it became required.
Jon is a member of A.S.H.I (American Society of Home Inspectors) as well as the local Oregon chapter: OAHI. This membership includes a number of valuable resources, both for him as member and you as client, along with the educational tools and continuing education required to keep current on all the issues required in a comprehensive home inspection. Jon regularly attends the ASHI Leadership Conference held in Chicago, IL every year. Jon is also accredited for Radon Measurement Testing and Evaluation through AARST.
Paul Dunn – Senior Inspector (OCHI #613, ASHI #262555)
Paul has over 42 years experience in residential construction and development. This experience is invaluable in understanding the components that make up each home and help to insure that your home inspection is the most comprehensive available. He has been with The House Detectives, LLC for over 14 years.
Along with a construction background, Paul is also a member of A.S.H.I. (American Society of Home Inspectors). A.S.H.I.’s requirements for membership and continuing education assure you that your home inspector is up to date on current issues that affect your home.
Tracy Hankins – Inspector (OCHI #1634, ASHI #257264)
Tracy, much like Paul Dunn came to The House Detectives, LLC with an extensive background in home construction and remodeling and he holds a “Master Builder” accreditation from the State of Oregon CCB. Tracy is a member of A.S.H.I and also OAHI (Oregon Chapter of ASHI). He has 42 years in the construction industry and 40 years of that was in business for himself as a master builder and remodeler.
For 10 years, Tracy was the “Mr. Fix-It” guy on local radio station KEX-1190, covering issues and problems that home owners may face and answering their questions live on the air. Tracy has been with The House Detectives, LLC for 4 years.
Karen Krieger – Inspector (OCHI #1876, ASHI #261925, WSLHI #880, WSDA #86325)
Karen came to work for The House Detectives in 2016. She brings with her 15 years experience as a carpenter/contractor, working in both new construction and remodeling. Prior to relocating to the Portland area in 2016 she resided in the Tri-Cities area of Washington State. There she owned and operated a Home Inspection Company and received her training from the American Home Inspectors Training Institue (AHIT). She is licensed in Washington State and can also perform Wood Destroying Inspect Inspections, licensed with the Washington State Department of Agriculture.
Jason Fleskes – Inspector (OCHI #1801, ASHI Pledge)
Jason came to work for The House Detectives in the fall of 2017. He has over 10 years experience working in the Concrete/Construction trade, from foundations to flatwork. Prior to working in construction, he maintained many rental properties up to and including remodeling.
Barbara Dale – Office Manager
Barbara came to The House Detectives, LLC in May of 2003 and brings 40 years of accounting and managerial experience with her. She spent 9 years working in the grocery industry as a Front End Manager and as a Grocery Manager and spent 12 years in the banking industry, also achieving managerial positions. She helped to establish and implement the “Certified Teller Program” which has been adopted by several banks as a training program for tellers, new and already established tellers, to achieve a higher level of expertise, knowledge and pay scale depending upon their training levels. She spent several years working as the assistant to the Fleet Manager for Mutual Materials prior to coming to The House Detectives.
Kaley Gaither – Office Assistant
Kaley works on a part time basis answering the phones, scheduling and doing data entry as needed. She has been with the company for 2 years.
Abby Gaither – Marketing
Abby assists with Marketing and other various services on an as needed basis. She has been with the company off and on since 2007.