A Resume You Can Count On Backed Up By Eighty Three Thousand Hours Of Real World Home Building Experience Home Inspector * Home Builder * Classroom Instructor

             Real World Experience


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          My Four Decade Work History

I started working in my fathers cabinet shop in 1969. I have built and installed several hundred kitchen and bath cabinet sets.

I worked out of carpenters union 1622 from 1973 to 1978. as a union carpenter working in Alameda California for several national builders I have build foundation forms, framed structures from the floor to the roof and installed exterior siding systems.

I worked out of carpenters union 2046 from 1978 to 1985. As a union carpenter working in Contra Cost County California in addition to working on all phases of residential construction I also worked as job site forman, job site superintendent and customer service represenative.

I obtained my contractors license # 472120 in 1985 and have worked as a independent contractor & inspector since that date. As a general contractor in California working exclusively on renovations I have installed complete HVAC systems from furnace to ducting, I have installed complete electrical systems from 400 amp service upgrades to complete wiring of structures, I have installed complete plumbing systems from excavation and repair of sewer laterals to installation of shower heads and every thing in between. As a general contractor I loved my work and rarely sub-contracted work, I performed all work in all trades my self and I have journeyman skills in all residential trades. As a general contractor having completed over a thousand projects I have scheduled and attended thousands of building inspections and have seen every phase of home construction from every angle, tradesman, contractor, inspector and designer

I performed my first residential inspection in 1989 under my construction company name Steven G Abbott General Building Contractor Lic.# 472120 and performed hundreds of inspections under my California contractors license. In the 1970s & 1980s it was called a builders inspection, my clients would call me and I would determine if a home was structurally sound. I would give my opinion concerning the condition of the home and the cost of repairs and renovations. As time passed the industry changed from a contractors expert opinion to a highly structured profession. Today a home inspector in Washington state is a highly trained professional who must prove extensive experience and education.

I have been a licensed contractor in Washington state since 2005

I became a licensed Washington State Home inspector #675 in 2010 when it became law to have a state license

I have worked with real estate agents and home owners in California and Washington on home inspections, structual pest inspections and inspection report repairs. I have been involved in hundreds of transaction from the buyers, sellers, contractors, and realestate agents point of view and I am confident that I am a asset in any transaction.

In the twenty eight years I have been licensed as a general contractor I have contracted and completed over one thousand projects.

In the fourty years that I have worked in construction I have worked on over two thousand projects.I have worked on high rise buildings, small cottages, one hundred year old victorian mansions, duplexes, fourplexes and McMansions. I am a residential home construction expert.

   If you want an expert opinion contact  Steven Abbott

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                S G A Constuction Remodeling Project 1989

        The Clunie House  San Francisco CA.  North Panhandle

                                      Landmark # 128

Licenses and Certifications

DBA. S G A Construction. Washington Contractors License # SGACOC*953BG.

DBA. S G A Constuction. California General Contractors License # 472120.

DBA. S G A Inspection Services. Washington Home Inspectors License # 675

DBA. S G A Inspection Services. Washington Structural Pest Inspectors License # 80045

I am a certified residential building inspector with the International Code Council.#8062472

I am a member of The International Code Council. (ICC)  #  8062472

I am a member of American Society of Home Inspectors. (ASHI)  # 250358

I am a member of National Association of Certified Home Inspectors.  # NACHI10011604

I am a member of The National Association of Home Builders.

I am  a FHA / Housing and Urban Development Approved Inspectior ID Number S428

I am a member of  Association For Preservation Technology. (APT)

I am a member of Society Of Architectural Historians. (SAH)

I am a member of the National Trust For Historic Preservation. (NTHP)