QUALIFICATIONS: Joe Funderburk is the owner of Alpha & Omega Home Inspections, LLC. There are no employees or sub-contractors--you hire me and you get me. I'm a Nationally Certified Master Inspector, Licensed Building Official, International Code Council (ICC) certified residential inspector and Building Official, NC Licensed Home Inspector, SC Licensed Home Inspector, Certified Mold Inspector, Certified Indoor Air Consultant, member of the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, member of the Piedmont Association of Home Inspectors. I've totaled more than 1900 inspections and completed countless hours of training in seven years as a home inspector, including NC required annual training. I recently completed building my own 1800 SF house addition.
EXPERIENCE: I am currently employed as the Building Official / Building Code Enforcement Officer for the town of Clover, SC. Previous careers include four years as an Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Compliance Officer inspecting the construction industry in SC. OSHA ingrained in me a detective-like mindset, along with thoroughness, documentation and report writing skills that are the main assets I bring to the home inspection industry. While with OSHA, I inspected a major hydro-electric project being built by Duke Power Company, and they hired me. I spent the following eleven years in the electric utility industry with Duke Power in managerial and scientific positions, including Safety Supervisor at nuclear, fossil, and hydro plants, where I was responsible for safety inspections at large-scale construction and maintenance projects in NC & SC.
EDUCATION: My educational background includes two university Bachelor degrees from Clemson University and Winthrop University.