Max Curtis has been a professional inspector since 1987. After working for a highly respected multi-inspector firm for seven years, and managing that firm for two years, he established MAXINSPECT in 1995. Max is well-known and respected for his extensive experience, thorough inspections, quality reporting, integrity, and exemplary customer service. Prior to his involvement in the inspection industry, Max spent ten years working in the construction industry.


Max has been a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors® (ASHI®) since 1988. ASHI is the oldest and most prestigious national inspection trade association. Max was a member of the California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA) from 1987 to 2008. Both ASHI and CREIA have rigorous standards for achieving membership status and require continuing education to maintain membership status. All MAXINSPECT inspections meet or exceed requirements set forth in both the ASHI and CREIA Standards of Practice, and MAXINSPECT business practices meet or exceed standards established by the ASHI and CREIA Codes of Ethics.

The home inspection industry evolves continually. Max has a vast body of knowledge and education, as well as personal experience, and regularly participates in educational seminars and conferences, ensuring he is abreast of the most current developments in the industry.

Qualifications/Affiliations:
  • Member -- American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
  • ICC certified Residential Building Inspector
  • California Licensed General Contractor
  • Over 10,000 inspections performed
  • Serving Contra Costa and Alameda counties since 1987
  • Member -- California Coalition of Home Inspectors (CCHI)
  • Affiliate Member -- Contra Costa Board of Realtors
  • Liability and Errors-and-Omissions Insurance
  • Bonded

Max actively pursues continuing education to ensure his knowledge is current in a constantly changing industry, and is an active participant in promoting excellence in the inspection industry. For your reference, the following is a partial list of the numerous seminars and workshops Max has performed and the professional capacities in which he has served.

CONFERENCES

American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
Annual Conference—January 12-14, 2006
Annual Conference -- January 15-17, 2004
Annual Conference -- January 29- February 1, 2001
Annual Conference -- January 16-19, 2000
Annual Conference -- January 13-16, 1999
Annual Conference -- January 11-14, 1998
Annual Conference -- December 6, 1997
Leadership Orientation Program -- January 1997
Seminar and Regional Meeting -- June 17, 1995
Annual Conference -- January 19-23, 1994
Annual Conference -- January 27-30, 1993
International Conference -- January 15-18, 1992
Annual Conference -- October 25-27, 1990
Annual Conference -- February 15-18, 1987
Report Writing Workshop -- 1985
Back to Basics -- 1984

California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA)
Spring Conference—April 21-22, 2006
Spring Conference---May 5-7, 2005
Spring Conference -- March 28-30, 2003
Fall Conference -- September 20-22, 2002
Spring Conference -- Sacramento -- May 19-20, 2002
Spring Conference -- San Jose -- April 19-21, 2002
Spring Conference -- May 5-7, 2001
Spring Conference -- May 14-15, 1999
Annual Conference -- October 12-15, 1997
Annual Conference -- October 16-19, 1994
Annual Conference -- October 25-27, 1990
Annual Conference -- January 25-28, 1989
Spring Conference -- February 17-20, 1988

SEMINARS

American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
California Pluming & Mechanical Code-----November, 2011
Building Science Thermography----May, 2011
California Residential Code-----October, 2010
Deck Framing-----July, 2010
Roofing Basics & New Materials-----July, 2010
Commercial Inspections----June, 2009
Green Condominiums-----February, 2009
Moisture Control for Building Assemblies----October, 2007
International Residential Code------May, 2007
New California Building Codes---August 25, 2007
Exterior Surfacing for Structures---February 4, 2006
Energy Conservation—April 16, 2005
Pools, Spas & Air Conditioning—August 21, 2004
Gas Furnaces----July 17, 2004
Concrete & Seismic Retrofitting -- February 22, 2003
HVAC Inspection & Evaluation -- March 26, 2003
Mold, Lead, Asbestos, and Other Environmental Hazards -- June 23, 2001
Safe Venting of Gas Appliances-- April 24, 1999
Earthquake Retrofitting & Drainage: Top to Bottom -- February 26, 1999
Foundations: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow -- October 17, 1998
Codes & Standards for the 21st Century -- June 20, 1998
Designing, Inspecting & Installing Waterproofing Systems -- February 21, 1998
Advanced Electrical Inspections -- March 15, 1997
SB-258 -- December 7, 1996
Codes and Home Inspections -- September 21, 1996
Plumbing and Heating -- December 9, 1995
Building Inspections (ASHI/ICBO) -- March 3, 1995
Wood Stoves, Inserts, and Zero-Clearance Fireplaces -- February 12, 1994
Swimming Pools -- September 11, 1993
Professional Techniques and Procedures -- January 30, 1993
Professional Techniques and Procedures -- January 18, 1992

California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA)
Manufactured Concrete Chimneys, Fire Blocking & Draft Stopping, Plumbing Vents to Cross-Connections -- March 29, 2003
How to Avoid Lawsuits, Fireplace Inspection Risk Management, "In-Progress" Construction Inspections, Energy inspections, New Construction Electrical Inspections, Pool and Spa Inspections -- April 2002
New Residential Construction, Inspecting Heat Pumps, Carbon Monoxide -- September 21, 2002
Water Supply Systems -- May 7, 2001
Metal Stud Framing -- October 7, 2000
Code Conference -- May 18, 2000
High and Dry -- May 14, 1999
Carbon Monoxide -- May 11, 1996
Post-Earthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings -- October 18-19, 1994
Pool & Spa Inspection -- February 29, 1992

OTHER EDUCATION:

PG&E---Moisture Control for Buildings---October 21, 2007
ICC---International Residential Code---May 11 & 12, 2007
Westcon—Stucco----November 2, 2006
Westcon—New Standard ASTM E2266---June 23, 2005
ASK -- Registered Inspector/Training -- September 28, 1996
AIA -- Waterproofing Frame Buildings-- April 1995
ICBO Fundamentals of Building Inspection -- March 3, 1995
Real Estate Certificate Training, Las Positas College -- 1987

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

ASHI- National Public Relations Committee Member -- 2002-2012
Golden Gate ASHI Public Relations Committee Chair -- 1996-2012
Golden Gate ASHI/East Bay CREIA Chapter President---2005
Golden Gate ASHI/East Bay CREIA Chapter Vice-President—2004
Golden Gate ASHI COR Representative -- 2004-2007
East Bay CREIA Chapter Treasurer -- 2003
CCHI Steering Committee Member -- 1995 -- 2003
ASHI- National Public Relations Committee Member -- 2002-2008
Golden Gate ASHI Legislative Committee Chair -- 1995 -- 2002
ASHI- National Legislative Committee Member -- 2001
ASHI National Legislative Committee Member -- 2000
ASHI National Public Relations Committee Member -- 2000
CCHI Steering Committee Co-Chairman -- 1998 -- 1999
ASHI National President's Award -- 1998
ASHI National Public Relations Committee Chair -- 1998
ASHI National Public Relations Committee Member -- 1997
Golden Gate ASHI National COR Representative - 1997
ASHI National Public Relations Committee Member -- 1996
ASHI Chapter Director -- 1996
Golden Gate ASHI Chapter President -- 1996
Golden Gate ASHI Public Relations Committee Chair -- 1996-2006
Golden Gate ASHI National COR Representative -- 1995
Golden Gate ASHI Chapter President - 1992
Golden Gate ASHI Public Relations Committee Chair -- 1992
Golden Gate ASHI Chapter Vice President -- 1991
Golden Gate ASHI Public Relations Committee Chair -- 1991




   
 
 
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