||Over 30 years of "hands-on"
experience in the construction industry. Doug has many years of direct experience in
materials manufacturing, in environmental inspections and testing, in multi-story commercial
building, in home building, and as an inspector.
In 1971, Doug began his career
in the building industry working for a large construction materials manufacturing
corporation in Florida. His responsibilities ranged from being
involved in oversight of the day-to-day manufacturing processes, to the
inspection and quality control of the actual materials manufactured.
Doug moved to Rochester, MN. in 1973, and began
working for one of the largest commercial construction companies in the
area. His previous experience with materials quality control and
inspection, allowed him to be involved from "the ground up" in
the construction of some of the largest commercial buildings and manufacturing facilities in the area
(Mayo Clinic, St. Mary's Hospital, Kahler Hotel, Methodist Hospital, IBM
Facility, Guggenheim Building (Mayo Clinic), Hilton Building (Mayo
In 1976, Doug started his own business as an
independent licensed contractor & builder. He has
been involved in both the design and construction of several thousand
homes and commercial buildings throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and
South Dakota. In addition to providing building services in the
private sector, Doug has been involved in the construction of numerous
City, State, and Federal government projects.
As an extension to his building business, in
1983 Doug began providing
services to individuals and corporations as an environmental specialist
and building consultant. In addition to this, Doug provides inspection services for residential properties,
inspects large multi-story commercial buildings, performs environmental assessments,
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) building requirement
assessments, and acts as the Inspector / Rehab Advisor for for several large lending
institutions who provide funds to individuals for the purpose of
renovating and / or updating homes.
- 18 years as a licensed contractor in the State of Minnesota.
- U.S. Dept. of HUD Approved 203(k) Rehab Consultant.
- E.P.A. listed Radon Testing Specialist (E.P.A. ID#:
- Well over 9,000 home and commercial building inspections
- Certified Professional Inspector by
the International Conference of Building Officials (ID#: 1086336).
- AFL/CIO Building Trades School - received
accreditation as a Master Cement Mason/Plasterer (requires 4,000 hours classroom &
on-the-job training, over a 4 year period).
- Approved Rehab Specialist, working with local banks and
mortgage companies who offer Purchase & Rehabilitation loans for residential property.
Doug assists the borrower by inspecting the property being purchased and/or rehabilitated.
He then develops a detailed written work plan and cost estimate of needed repair work, and
acts as the lenders inspector during the construction process, ensuring that the
work is completed properly and within budget.
- State of Minnesota approved Instructor, providing training
for continuing education credit, to various Real Estate related organizations. Doug also
conducts seminars and training in various local High Schools, Technical Schools, and
First-Time Home Buyers Classes.
- Certified Radon Measurement Specialist by the National Radon
Safety Board (N.R.S.B. ID#: SS3132).