ASHI Certified Inspector
Member Since 2002
Bruce A Barker
Dream Home Consultants
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ASHI Standard of Practice
The ASHI Standard of Practice is the foundation that all ASHI members conduct their home inspections upon. Adhering to the Standard puts our members in the best position to provide an effective and informative service to their clients, and help them make a sound decision on their new home.
The Standard of Practice covers the following areas:
- Air Conditioning Systems
- Plumbing Systems
- Electrical Systems
- Structural Systems
- Solid Fuel Burning Appliances
- Heating Systems
- Insulation And Ventilation
- Roof System
- High End Homes/ Estates
- Manufactured Homes
- Multi-Family Homes (Condos/Apartments)
- New Construction Inspections
- Single-Family Homes
Bruce A. Barker is President of Dream Home Consultants, LLC., a Raleigh, North Carolina based consulting and building inspection firm. During over 34 years in the construction and building inspection profession, he has built more than 110 custom homes, and has inspected more than 3,000 homes.
Mr. Barker is a certified Residential Combination Inspector by the International Code Council, and is a licensed contractor in multiple states. He currently serves as ASHI's President.
Mr. Barker is the author of books including: NHIE Home Inspection Manuals, Everybody's Building Code, and books in the Black & Decker series, such as Codes for Homeowners and Deck Codes and Standards. He is an instructor for home inspectors and contractors.
Mr. Barker has served as a subject matter expert for the National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE), and has served on the NHIE exam outline development committee.
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