Welcome to Delta Home Inspections of Tulsa. I'm Steve Parker.
As a home inspector in Tulsa, I work for you...the home buyer. I'm the one you look to when you're getting ready to make one of the largest decisions in your life. I will point out any deficiencies I find that exist in the house, so you are not caught by surprise when you've moved in and made it your new home.
I've been inspecting homes for three years, first in Houston, TX and now Tulsa. We recently moved back to the Tulsa area so we could be close to our kids and grandkids. We have four kids, the youngest being twins. All them are married and live here in Tulsa.
As a home inspector in Tulsa, something I hear over and over is "Thank you so much, I never would have found that" when I point out something as simple as a tripped GFCI outlet on the front porch will need to be reset in the upstairs bathroom. Not as usual an occurrence as you might think, but frustrating, nonetheless. Especially when your Christmas lights in the front of the house aren't working. Trust me I know...I've been there. I take the time to point those things out when they come up during the inspection.
If you're looking for confidence and peace of mind, I'd love to work for you. Let me be your home inspector in Tulsa.
Not only am I a licensed home inspector in OK and TX, a Certified Professional Inspector with InterNACHI, but I also have a degree in Accounting and am a licensed CPA (which means I could do your taxes, but I'd much rather inspect your home). I've worked in the Oil & Gas industry which moved me nine times over the years. As a result, I have bought and sold nine homes. Obviously, I know a thing or two about buying homes...and finding surprises. I don't want you to experience any of these same types of surprises.
As an inspector certified by InterNACHI, I:
- am required to stay up to date with the industry's most rigorous online Continuing Education and video training courses;
- adhere to a comprehensive Standards of Practice;
- abide by a strict Code of Ethics, which puts my clients first; and
- use a reporting software that equips my clients with the tools necessary to make informed decisions about the home they want to buy or sell. Reports are always issued same day.
My standard inspection is an evaluation of the visible and accessible interior and exterior structure, systems and components. Your report will include my findings of any material defects discovered in an easy-to-read format. I will also provide my recommendations for monitoring, repair or replacement. And my job as a home inspector in Tulsa isn't finished until you understand everything in your report.
When I'm not busy as a home inspector in Tulsa, I can be found renovating my house, a process that seems to be never ending. A common phrase I hear around the house is "all you have to do is..." Ha!! I know I'm in trouble when I hear those words. Our family get-togethers tend to be loud when we're playing games, Pictionary is a one of our favorites, and it is most fun when played poolside using a 4'x7' chalkboard.
Nancy, my wife and best friend, and I have been married for 31 years. She is my biggest cheerleader and my biggest supporter. She is my rock.
During the early years of our marriage she was a stay at home mom, raising and home schooling our four kids. She didn't work outside the home, but that is not to say she didn't work. Many times, I said she worked harder than I did. Our kids were always well cared for and the house was always immaculate.
She has always had an affinity for decorating and staging homes. She has turned all our houses into homes with her special talent. Over the years my offices have been the envy of co-workers as she always took the time to create a little bit of home at the worksite.
A couple years ago, while we were living in Texas, she discovered that she had another talent. She began drawing. She started with our pets. She was able to capture their very souls on paper. Then she started drawing portraits with the same ability to capture a person's likeness. Her skill level has expanded to include animals, flowers, a pinecone, even a match book. One of my sons asked her to draw a buck for a friend of his that he goes hunting with. When he saw the resulting picture, he decided it was too good to give to his friend. It now hangs in his home office.
Nancy is one of the hardest workers I know. When she sets her hand to the plow she doesn't stop until the job is done. One of our latest projects has been the remodeling of the house we bought when we moved back to Tulsa. I told our realtor that the common theme when we went into a house was going to be "can we take that wall down". She laughed at the time, but that phrase was verbalized in each and every house we looked at. Within a week of being in the house she started putting holes in the walls. She figured if there were holes in the sheetrock there was no turning back. My only request was that no studs came down until we had a structural engineer's report telling us what could and could not be done. She had one out there the very next week.
We have since removed five walls and replaced a supporting wall between the living room and kitchen with a beam that spans most of the downstairs. We moved the kitchen counters back a foot (because there was dead space back there), built an island, rebuilt the kitchen cabinets, etc. I'd like to think the renovations are almost done...but I know better.
Our lives are far from ordinary at times. And yet I wouldn't have it any other way. I love being a home inspector in Tulsa.