Credentials

Lawrence C. Ames

 

2017/2018  President, (9-County) Southern Tier Association of Home Inspectors

Trusted Service Provider – The Greater Binghamton Association of REALTORS

 

Current Inspection Certifications

  • NYS Licensed Home Inspector #16000075469 (Next renewal date 06/28/18)
  • Certified Professional Inspector #NACHI16061608, International Association of Certified Home Inspectors
  • InterNACHI Certified Radon Tester
  • InterNACHI Certified Septic Inspector
  • InterNACHI Certified Wood-Destroying Organism Inspector
  • InterNACHI Certified Safe Workplace Inspector
  • InterNACHI Certified Chimney Inspector
  • InterNACHI Certified Deck Inspector
  • InterNACHI Certified Roof Inspector
  • InterNACHI Certified Plumbing Inspector
  • InterNACHI Certified Moisture Intrusion Inspector
  • InterNACHI Certified Exterior Inspector
  • InterNACHI Certified HVAC Inspector

 

Education

  • BA, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL (Biology)
  • MSEd, State University of New York at Cortland, Cortland, NY (Secondary Science Education)

 

30+ Years Related Experience

  • Home Inspector, Berkshire, NY
  • Construction Estimator & Project Administrator (Institutional & Commercial), Ithaca, NY
  • Project Construction Administrator (Institutional & Commercial, including Inspection Duties), Ithaca, NY
  • General Contractor Project Manager (Including Inspection Duties)– Binghamton, NY
  • Project Engineer & Architectural Engineer (Industrial, including Inspection Duties) – Endicott & Johnson City, NY
  • Project Construction Inspector, IBM Endicott, NY –  New Buildings Group
  • County Planning Director, Tioga County, NY
  • County Planning Board, Tioga County, NY
  • Town Planning Board, Newark Valley, NY
  • Apartment Complex Maintenance Manager (Including Inspection Duties) – Miami, FL
  • Science Teacher (High School & College – Biology, Physics, Earth Science, General Science, Environmental Sciences)
  • Self-Employed Home Repair & Remodeling Contractor – Cortland, NY & Miami, FL
  • Plumber’s Helper –  Cortland, NY

 

Inspection Training

  • NYS Home Inspector Qualifying Course (140 hours)
  • Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course EDU-0000-7884-50 (28 hours)
  • Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection EDU-0000-7910-72 (12 hours)
  • How to Inspect Septic Systems EDU-0000-7968-32 (10 hours)
  • 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know EDU-0000-7701-08 (5 hours)
  • InterNACHI Standards of Practice Course EDU-0000-7681-47 (3 hours)
  • Code of Ethics for Home Inspectors EDU-0000-7678-40 (1 hours)
  • How to Inspect the Exterior Course EDU-0000-7793-00 (16 hours)
  • Safe Practices for the Home Inspector EDU-0000-7788-05 (4 hours)
  • How to Perform Roof Inspections EDU-0000-7778-89 (4 hours)
  • Residential Plumbing Overview EDU-0000-7771-76 (8 hours)
  • How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections EDU-0000-7766-93 (4 hours)
  • Structural Issues for Home Inspectors EDU-0000-7752-49 (4 hours)
  • How to Perform Deck Inspections EDU-0000-7748-71 (3 hours)
  • How to Inspect HVAC Systems EDU-0000-7744-93 (2 hours)
  • How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion EDU-0000-7726-79 (8 hours)
  • How to Inspect Fireplaces, Stoves, and Chimneys EDU-0000-7721-59 (4 hours)
  • Attic, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior EDU-0000-7717-66 (14 hours)
  • 10 Steps to Performing a Roof Inspection EDU-0000-8033-61 (2 hours)
  • STAHI Inspect-In Group Inspection and Review L0049-03 (3 hours)
  • Customer Service and Communications EDU-0000-8082-06 (4 hours)
  • Inspecting Forced Air Furnaces L0182 (2 hours)
  • Grading, Drainage, Landscaping & More L10616 (2 hours)
  • How to Inspect Manufactured and Mobile Homes  EDU-0000-9105-01 (12 hours)
  • Advanced HVAC Training for Inspectors EDU-0000-9148-90 (21 hours)
  • Radiant Heating Systems L0319-02 (2 hours)
  • Oil Tanks – The Inside & Outside of Tanks L0580-02 (2 hours)
  • Evaluating Electrical Services L0791-02 (2 hours)
  • Water Intrusion & Wood Rot L1031-01 (2 hours)

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