Located in Calgary, Alberta, Strand Home Inspections is owned by native Calgarian Rick Strand. Rick holds the international designations of CMI® (Certified Master inspector), RHI® (Registered Home Inspector) & CPI® (Certified Professional Inspector) and conducts every single home inspection personally. The goal is to put you in a better position to make informed decisions based upon the current state of the homes' systems and components.
Rick's father started STRAND Enterprises Inc. in 1982 and in the 13 years from 1996 through 2009, Rick worked as operations manager sourcing & procuring building and construction supplies (among many other products) primarily for export to oil exploration companies over-seas. Rick has always been very mechanically inclined and previously worked for 8 years as a mechanic, designer & fabricator in the commercial & residential paint spray industry.
In 2002 Rick purchased STRAND Enterprises Inc. and in 2009 transitioned into home inspections with a subsequent re-branding of the company to Strand Home Inspections Inc. With extensive home inspection education (refer to the credentials page for details), exceptional computer skills and many years of business experience, Rick has a lot to offer his clients.
"I started in the inspection business as a client. After quite a bit of research into the industry, I was surprised to learn that a lot of home inspectors had very little to offer and in some cases were completely un-qualified... I was confident and determined that I could do better for Southern Alberta."
"I am not a trades person, architect or engineer with specialized training limited to one specific discipline. While these individuals may or may not have experience designing and building homes, they quite likely lack the ability to know where and how to look for signs of non-performance such as deferred maintenance, weather damage, old age and poor workmanship. This information is at the very heart of the home inspection profession."
"I have adopted the position that my highest obligation is to be 'loyal to the house'. I strive to provide reports that realistically describe the condition of the house and make no attempt to minimize or magnify any deficiencies found. I report the house exactly as I see it, in my opinion that is the only kind of report that will consistently stand up to long-term scrutiny. I strive to be truly unbiased and have no particular interest in whether or not the transaction goes through."
"I believe that every person is owed honesty and courtesy. It's not only the right thing to do, it's also good business. Strand Home Inspections is based on the belief that the customers' needs are of the utmost importance and I am committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a great deal of my business comes from referrals and repeat customers."
Strand Home Inspections would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver to you what we believe are the best written home inspection reports, & home inspection services in the industry.
Alberta government licensed and bonded
Business license# 332550
Full home inspector license# 332551