LOUISIANA REAL ESTATE INSPECTION INCORPORATED
Licensed Home Inspector #10012
938 LAFAYETTE STREET . SUITE 432, NEW ORLEANS, LA 70113
VITAE - ANDREW S. POLMER
HOME INSPECTION EXPERT – One who has the ability to properly identify deficiencies within residential dwelling units and provide an opinion on the costs associated with correction of such deficiencies.
***Founder and President of Louisiana Real Estate Inspection Incorporated since 1986. CO-owner of Home Inspection Services 1973-85. Over 8,500 homes, condos and commercial buildings inspected 1973-2005 in the Greater New Orleans area.
***HUD approved Consultant, Plan Reviewer & Inspector (#D0408) for the 203k Loan Rehabilitation Program since 1995. Over 700 203k inspections, cost estimates and work write up Specifications for Repairs prepared for lenders in conjunction with one time loan closings. Over 2,500 progress draw inspections performed and submitted to lenders for disbursement of escrowed funds.
***Certified Member #107 of AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HOME INSPECTORS, ASHI since 1978. National ASHI Member of the Board of Directors 1997-2000. President and founding member of the Louisiana Chapter, LaASHI 1993-94 . Featured in the December 2007 ASHI Reporter, New Orleans-Housing Laboratory of America, and November 1995 ASHI Reporter regarding professional development and organization of the Louisiana chapter. Participation in annual educational conferences, and fulfillment of 20 or more hours of continuing education as required to maintain ASHI membership and Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors license.
***Member of the Home Inspector/Realtor joint task force to develop legislation for the 1999 Louisiana Home Inspector Licensing Law Act No. 61, H.B. No. 893
***Licensed Home Builder #69,
Jefferson Parish Regulatory Inspection Division 1990-2005
***Author & publisher of Property Inspection Report, Louisiana Real Estate Inspection Incorporated a field issued home inspection report & home maintenance guide, complete with New Orleans area remodeling costs, copyrighted 1986.
***Instructor for Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater New Orleans and Preservation Resource Center - Homebuyer training seminars
***Featured on Home & Garden TV (HGTV) House Detective series Episode HDT-608 and Episode HDT-311 in 2003 & 2004 season
***Inspector subcontractor for:
· Disaster Inspection Specialties - post Katrina FEMA damage assessments
· Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of New Orleans – over 175 feasibility studies provided for first time homebuyers
· LandSafe Home Inspections, A Countrywide Company of Dallas, TX
· R.A.L. of Carmel, IN and National Property Inspection of Omaha, NB (ERC) Relocation Inspection Reports for third party purchase of employee homes.
***Member of 1989-90 Home Ownership Task Force of Louisiana Housing Policy Congress mandated by Gov. Buddy Roemer
***Real estate investor (1976-96), purchased, renovated, managed and sold residential properties in the Uptown, Mid City & Bywater neighborhoods of New Orleans
***General renovation contractor (1978-83) – completed over $350,000 worth of home renovations for individuals and the Jefferson Parish Community Development Program
***Inspector and Property Rehabilitation Counselor for the City of New Orleans, Department of Safety & Permits and the Community Improvement Agency (1972-76) whereby duties included:
A. Inspecting homes in targeted neighborhoods for code violations
B. Writing up work specifications for repairs
C. Cost estimating job specifications
D. Reviewing and processing contractor’s bids
E. Monitoring construction work and keeping progress logs
F. Authorizing progress payments for work in place
***Property Manager of over 150 residential rental units in various New Orleans neighborhoods (1969-74)
***Member of 159th Civil Engineering Flight of the Louisiana Air National Guard, Belle Chasse – Plumbing Specialist Supervisor E-4 (1968-74)
***Accepted as an expert by over 25 courts in the Metropolitan New Orleans area (courts and dates available upon request). Assisted buyers, sellers and homeowners with litigation related to contractor disputes regarding construction deficiencies, quanti minoris and redhibition issues.