Richard K. Wintrow
Owner and Inspector
My Promise To You
Buying a home is one of the greatest investments you are going to make and one of the most stressful. The idea of this investment may scare you since you wont know what problems you are acquiring with your new home. The missing piece of the puzzle is me, The Home Inspector. With your best interests at heart, you can be assured that I will be looking out for you while performing the inspection so you can have peace of mind with your decision. Together we will make this an easy decision for you!
This I promise you!
About the Inspector:
Meet Richard K. Wintrow
First, I would like to thank you for your interest in using Gem City Inspections, LLC as your Inspection Provider. Since you will most likely not meet me until the day of the inspection it will be good to know a little about who are trusting with your huge investment. My name is Richard Wintrow, Owner and Inspector of Gem City Inspections, LLC. I am the loving father to the beautiful little girl you see above. In my spare time I enjoy working and creating with my hands. Projects from woodworking to robotics, Home Remodeling to Building websites. I am also an avid planted aquarium enthusiast. There is never a time when I am not learning a new skill or way to better myself. I always strive to be the best that I can be and you will get that with an inspection from us. I am looking forward to meeting you in person.
Growing up my father was a contractor and I would always help as much as I was able to on different projects. Whole house remodels to simple electrical and plumbing repairs. I loved every second of it!
During High School i was looking into other avenues for a career and decided on Aviation. I graduated High School as an FAA Certified Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic and began my career in Aviation. I started out working for an Aircraft Interior Shop, removing, recovering and reinstalling aircraft interiors. When an opening came in the Avionics (Aircraft electronics and instruments) Department i jumped at the opportunity. I have been performing aircraft inspections and repairs for 15 years and have worked my way up to the Department Supervisor and Avionics Integration Engineer. With all of this success something was still missing...
Home repair and remodel had become a hobby of sorts and I needed to change that. The happiest time at work for me was when I was doing these projects and educating friends and family about their homes. With my previous knowledge of homes and my meticulous attention to detail from Aviation, I knew Home Inspections were right for me. Thus, Gem City Inspections, LLC was born so I can expand my customer base and educate more people on their homes. Creating safer neighborhoods and more informed people!
I am a Certified Professional Inspector in good standing of the International Association Of Home Inspectors. I abide by InterNACHI's strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. I fulfill at least 24 hours of continuing education a year and I have completed the following InterNACHI Inspector Courses:
Residential Electrical Inspection Course
Roofing Inspection Course
HVAC Inspection Course
Exterior Inspection Course
Deck Inspection Course
Attic, Insualation, Ventialtion and Interior Course
Moisture Intrusion Inspection Course
Firepaces, Stoves and Chimney Inspection Course
Structural Issues Inspection Course
Safe Practices For The Home Inspector
25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know