ASHI Certified Inspector

ASHI Certified Inspector
Member Since 1994

James Katen

Associated Master Inspectors

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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
  • Exterior
  • Fireplace
  • Flooring
  • Solid Fuel Burning Appliances
  • Heating Systems
  • Interior
  • Insulation And Ventilation
  • Roof System
Property Types
  • Commercial Property Inspections
  • High End Homes/ Estates
  • Historic Homes
  • Log Homes
  • Manufactured Homes
  • Multi-Family Homes (Condos/Apartments)
  • New Construction Inspections
  • Single-Family Homes
  • Townhouses/Villas
  • English

Additional Services

Learn more about these additional services.
  • Expert Witness Testimony/Litigation Support
  • Pre-Drywall Inspections


If you’re buying a house in northwestern Oregon, hire me to inspect it for you. With 30 years of experience inspecting residential, commercial, and multifamily housing, I have the knowledge and skill to discover the true condition of your house and teach you all about it. My inspections typically last 4 or 5 hours so there’s little chance that I’ll miss any important items and I’m one of the only inspectors in Oregon to write a custom narrative report – that means that each report is unique and written for one house alone. I don’t use check-the-box forms. You’ll find faster and cheaper inspectors out there, but you won’t find anyone who provides you with a better value. If you hire me to inspect your house, I promise you three things: I’ll inspect the house for you as I would for a member of my own family. I’ll write the report to educate and inform you, not to pander to a real estate agent or to appease any other party. If you’re unhappy with my work, you don't have to pay me.


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Oregon CCB# 146715
Exp: 1/12/2025

Oregon Certified Home Inspector #15
Exp: 4/8/2025

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