Home Inspector Qualifications

Dream Home Consultants, LLC. provides education, expert witness, building inspection, project management, and consulting services in the Amelia Island, Florida area, and throughout North America.  Bruce A. Barker personally conducts all assignments. Bruce has been building and inspecting homes since 1987.  During that time he has built and inspected thousands of homes. It is fair to say that Bruce has the most qualifications of any home inspector in Florida.

Bruce’s qualifications include:

  • Author: Everybody’s Building Code
  • Author: Commentary on the ASHI Standard of Practice for Home Inspections
  • Author: National Home Inspector Examination Study Manuals
  • Principal author: EBPHI Home Inspector Training Program
  • Author: Black & Decker Codes for Homeowners
  • Author: Black & Decker Deck Codes and Standards
  • Technical editor: Black & Decker Guide to Decks, 6th Edition
  • Technical editor: Black & Decker Guide to Wiring, 6th Edition
  • Technical editor: Black & Decker Advanced Home Wiring, 4th Edition
  • Technical editor: Black & Decker Guide to Plumbing, 6th Edition
  • Author of numerous technical articles in publications such as Journal of Light Construction, Professional Deck Builder, The ASHI Reporter, and Home Energy
  • Instructor at professional conferences and training events
  • Licensed by the State of Arizona as a residential contractor (inactive) (ROC251432)
  • Licensed by the State of Florida as a residential contractor (CRC058417)
  • Licensed by the State of North Carolina as a residential contractor (inactive) (72880)
  • Licensed by the State of Florida as a home inspector (HI15179)
  • Licensed by the State of North Carolina as a home inspector (3210)
  • Certified by the International Code Council as a Residential Combination Inspector (5188272-R5)
  • Certified by the State of Arizona as a home inspector (inactive) (39784)
  • American Society of Home Inspectors ASHI Certified Inspector
  • ASHI Board of Directors (2015 – 2017)
  • ASHI Treasurer (2018 – 2019)
  • ASHI President (2021)
  • Former chair of the ASHI national Standards of Practice Committee
  • Former member of the ASHI national Technical Committee
  • Subject matter expert, National Home Inspector Examination
  • Member, National Home Inspector Examination Role Delineation Study Task Force
  • Certified Distance Education Instructor

Bruce holds a Master of Business Administration in Information Systems and a Bachelor of Science of Business in Accounting from Indiana University.  He also studied law at Indiana University.

Bruce has taught home building techniques at Emory University’s Continuing Education Center and has taught home inspection and building code classes to contractors and home inspectors throughout the country.

(The homes shown on this website were designed and built by Bruce A. Barker.)