Ted Gossard has been on construction sites from the age of 12. At first as the "gopher", as in go for this
or go for that. During this time he watched and learned and by 15 was doing actual tasks on the projects. When he turned 18
he joined the United States Navy and became a member of the Naval Construction Force, the elite "Seabees". He started
at the bottom and retired as a Chief Petty Officer. During his 20 years of service to his country he has performed all aspects
of construction all over the world including, framing, plumbing, electrical distribution, roofing, concrete with reinforcing
steel, welding and heavy equipment operation. He has worked as a Quality Control Inspector, a Safety Inspector and during
his last deployment was the Operations Chief in charge of 5 different projects costing over $6,000,000.
retiring and moving to the Flagstaff area he became an Arizona state certified home inspector in April of 2003. As of August
of 2010 he has inspected over 4000 homes in Northern Arizona.
He is a member of the International Code Council.
The mission of the International Code Council is to provide the highest quality codes, standards, products, and services for
all concerned with the safety and performance of the built environment. Their vision is protecting the health, safety, and
welfare of people by creating better buildings and safer communities.
The ICC is responsible for creating
and promulgating the International Residential Code (IRC) and the International Building Code, the most widely
adopted and applied residential governmental building codes in the United States. It also publishes a monthly professional
journal and offers an ongoing program of continuing education and training seminars to its members.
home inspectors do not evaluate a home for compliance with building codes, they do examine the primary systems and components
in a home for conditions which are adversely affecting their normally intended function or operation. Therefore, it
is essential that an inspector be familiar with and understand multiple resources regarding what constitutes both past and
currently established practices with regard to installation, assembly, and suitability of use of the systems and components
in a home.
When you work with a home inspector who is a member of the ICC you're working with an inspector
who has invested both time and financial resources in maintaining an in-depth knowledge of current building codes - a true
professional who is committed to the highest degree of professionalism, knowledge, and skill in home inspection services