Kentucky Licensed Home Inspectors Qualifications 859-797-3873

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Erby Crofutt, Kentucky Licensed Home Inspector

120 Marketplace Circle, Suite C-134

Georgetown, KY  40324

Phone: 859-797-3873

Fax: 866-653-9713

My Home Inspection Credentials & Education:

  • KREIA Certified Kentucky Home Inspector (Kentucky Real Estate Inspection Association)
  • NACHI Certified Kentucky Home Inspector (National Association of Certified Home Inspectors)
  • NEHA Certified Residential Measurement Provider (National Environmental Health Association) NEHA Certification Link
  • 2002 – 2004 Member of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Real Estate Inspection Association, KREIA, founded in 1992.
  • Member of the Code of Ethics Committee of the (National Association of Certified Home Inspectors)
  • Active participation in National Home Inspector Discussion Forums
  • Kentucky Licensed Home Inspector HI-2041


2005 Continuing Education

  • Electrical Inspection (December 15th, 2005)
    Steve Wolfe, BBHI Northern Kentucky Real Estate School (KREIA)
  • Heating & Air Conditioning Inspection (November 10th, 2005)
    Arronco Comfort Air (KREIA)
  • Plumbing Inspection (October 13th, 2005)
    Woody Yonts, ABHI (KREIA)
  • Inspecting Exterior Coatings & Paints (August 11th, 2005)
    Sherman Williams Paints (KREIA)
  • Insulation & Ventilation, Crawl Spaces, Attics, Floors, Walls (June 9th, 2005)
    Ralph Zilliox, Field Auditor, NAHB Research Center (KRIEA)
  • BOCA 1 & 2 Family Existing Dwelling Code (May 12th, 2005)
    David Jarvis, Director of Code Enforcement, LFUCG (KREIA)
  • KREIA Annual Education Conference (March 2nd—5th 2005)
  • Radon Measurement (February 28th—March 1st 2005)

2004 Continuing Education

  • Crawlspaces: Ventilation, Moisture Control & Structural Wood Repair
    (Dec 9th, 2005)
    Ken Swain, Americrawl, Inc. (KREIA)
  • Real Estate Agents Round Table (November 11, 2004)
    Kevin Riggle, Semonin Realtors, Louisville
    Tom Wakefield, Wakefield-Reutlinger, Louisville
    Jim Russell, Re/Max Elite, Louisville
    Michael Gapen, Re/Max Professionals, Louisville
  • Structural Details of Home Inspections (October 14, 2004)
    Ed Hickey, Structural Engineer, Prizm Design Group (KREIA)
  • Code Inspections versus Home Inspections (September 9, 2004)
    Bill Schreck, Director, Louisville Metro Dept of Permits & Licenses (KREIA)
  • Environmental Issues & Home Inspections  (July 13, 2004)
    Jim Davis, Environmental Risk Management, Inc. (KREIA)
  • Kentucky Home Inspectors Licensing Law (June 10, 2004)
    KREIA Roundtable
  • Structural & Foundation Issues (May 9, 2004)
    David Whitacre, PE, LS, Cardinal Engineering (KOI-NACHI)
  • Electrical Inspection, (May 13, 2004)
    Bob Peterson, Peterson Electric (KREIA)
  • Metal Roofs,  (April 8, 2004)
    Keith Harpring, Harpring Roofing & Sheet Metal (KREIA)
  • Radon Testing & Measurement Certification Course (March 2-4, 2004)
    Dallas Jones, Radalink, Inc.
  • Annual KREIA Inspectors Education Conference (March 4 – 6, 2004)
  • Electric Issues & Proper Reporting
    Mike Weeks, Accurate Building Consultants
  • Inspecting New Construction and How to report it.
    Dave Goldstein, Building Inspectors Career Institute
  • Principles of back drafting
    Dave Goldstein, Building Inspectors Career Institute
  • Legal Aspects of Home Inspections
    Ginny Lawson, Virginia Lawson & Associates, P.S.C.
  • Septic Tank Requirements & Inspection
    Vonia Grabel, Fayette County Health Department
  • Structural Concrete and how it affects housing
    “Concrete Sally” aka Sally Ramsdell, Concrete Consultant
  • Heating & Cooling Workshop (hands on)
    Central Kentucky Technical College

2003 Continuing Education

  • Annual KREIA Inspectors Education Conference (KREIA)
  • Business Management Symposium (One Day)
    Michael Lennon, President, Home Pro Systems
  • Inspection Report Writing
    David Goldstein, Building Inspection Career Institute
  • Reporting of Wood Destroying Organisms
    Kentucky Department of Agriculture
  • Wood Destroying Insects & A New Generation of Treatment Technologies
    Dr. Mike Potter, Professor of Entomology, University of Kentucky
  • Mold Mitigation Procedures
    Al Temple, AST
  • Concrete Repair Technologies
    Terry Meenach, Dwyer Concrete Lifting
  • Inspecting Decks & Balconies  (November 13, 2003)
    Tom Caldwell, Framer (KREIA)
  • 8 Hour Home Inspection Seminar (October 22, 2003)
    (Sponsored by Lexington Fayette Urban County Government)
  • Joist, Truss, Rafter & Beam Connector Training (On-Line Training)
    Simpson Strong-Tie CD Training
  • The Attic:  Three Components, One System  (On-Line Training)
    Certainteed Roofing Company

2002 Continuing Education

  • Annual KREIA Inspectors Education Conference (KREIA/LFUCG)
  • Manufactured Homes and the Home Inspector
    Betty Whittaker, Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute
  • Steel Framing in Residential Structures
    South Eastern Steel Framing Association
  • Pest Problems and the Home Inspector
    Tim Leatherman, Secretary, Kentucky Pest Control Association
    Tom Dixon, Entomologist & President Innovative Pest Management, Inc.
  • Home Inspection Complaint Management
    Mark Dewey, Home Pro Systems, Inc.
  • EIFS – Exterior Insulated Finish System Inspection
    Tom Lauhon, Midwest Inspectors Institute
  • Environmental Testing (Mold, Radon, Lead, Water)
    Gerald L. Allen, Esq. Director of Legal Services, Hometest Labs
  • Home Inspection in the New Century
    Ralph Wirth, President, The National Association of Home Inspector (NAHI)
    Rich Matzen, President Elect, The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
  • Fireplace & Chimney Inspection
    Dale Feb, Fireplace Investigation Research & Education Service
  • Inspecting Gas Fired Boiler Heating Systems
    Dave Goldstein, Building Inspection Career Institute
  • “These Aren’t Your Mother’s Building Codes”
    Larry Wilson, Home Builder’s Association of Kentucky
  • Marketing Your Home Inspection Business
    Michael Lennon, President, Home Pro Systems
  • Choosing Computerized Reporting System Software
    Drew Dinkleacker, Palm Tech Inspection Software
  • EIFS – Exterior Insulated Finish System (synthetic stucco) (One Day)
    Tom Lauhon, Midwest Inspectors Institute
  • Mold Inspection & Testing Seminar (One Day)
    Home Test/ METS Laboratories
  • Certainteed Master Shingle Applicator “Wizard” Designation
    Certainteed Roofing Company
  • Boilers & Heat Exchangers
    Ivy Tech State College, Sellersburg, IN (sponsored by KREIA)
  • KREIA Standards of Practice Round Table Discussion
    (Sponsored by KREIA)
  • 8 Hour Home Inspection Seminar
    (Sponsored by Lexington Fayette Urban County Government)
  • Passed the National Home Inspector Examination, provided by EBPHI, the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors on the first attempt. While Kentucky has no statewide testing, this examination is used in many states as the licensing examination.
  • Passed the National Inspector Examination required for membership in the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors.

Education & Previous Experience

  • Graduate of the Midwest Inspectors Institute (MII).
  • Field Training at the Midwest Inspectors Institute (MII).
  • Fifteen years of Property Inspection experience along with construction management and new construction inspections with two nationwide Property Management & Facilities Management Corporations.
  • Five Years as a Nebraska Certified Law Enforcement Officer
  • Associates Degree in Business Administration from Nebraska Western College.
  • Four Years as a Military Police Investigator for the U. S. Army.
  • Four and a half years as a United States Marine