In middle age, I discovered what I wanted to be when I grow up – a home inspector. I had enjoyed a rich and varied career track leading up to that moment, starting as a carpenter contractor in 1971. I was a sub-contractor for custom residential construction, renovation and addition and a prime contractor for renovation and addition projects. In the 80’s, I stopped swinging a hammer and assumed control of my family’s retail business. Since then, I’ve been privileged to serve as chief of staff and senior advisor to two members of the Pennsylvania Senate and to guide two non-profit organizations, as executive director, through critical periods of growth and adjustment. As a home inspector, I have returned to my roots, so to speak, in residential construction.