Stephen DeCosta, of Yankee Home Inspection has the training and inspection experience to see things you might not without the know-how and experience. For the homeowner, a home inspection can help protect your investment.

 Stephen DeCosta is a member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI)   Member#NACHI08071502 , and has been trained through Kaplan Inspection Training Associates. 

  Key Areas  of home inspector training are the follows

1. Residential Inspection.-- 2. Report Writing.-- 3. New Construction Inspection.-- 4. Mold Sampling/Survey Inspection.-- 5. Fireplace Inspection.-- 6. HUD/FHA Inspection.-- 7. Commercial Property Inspection.-- 8. Manufactured Home and mobile home Inspection.-- 9. Residential radon Inspection.-- 10. PARR FEMA Ace III Initial Disaster Housing Inspection.--11. New York Field Based Training, 10 units.-- 12. Pool & Spa Inspection.-- 13. HUD Approved Lead Safe Renovation, State of N.H.-- 14. East Coast Home Inspection Seminar, Virginia Beach.-- 15. Asbestos Abatement Supervisor Contactor training.-- 16 Pest Inspection.-- 17. Roofing Inspection.-- 18. How to perform residential Electrical Inspections.-- 19. Structural Issues for Home Inspectors.-- 20. Residential Plumbing.-- 21. Safe Practices for The Home Inspectors.-- 22. Level 2 Advanced Residential training.--23. Defect Recognition Training.-- 24. How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion.-- 25. Log home inspections.-- 26. Attic, Insulation, and ventilation.-- 27. Green building inspections.-- 28. How to perform deck inspections. -- 29. Inspecting foundation walls and piers.-- 30. NH Energy Code Challenge

 Please note that I have over 350 credit hours, and increasing yearly. There are many other courses completed, but  not listed here.


 Under the "Kaplan ITA Mentored Home Inspection Program", I have completed twenty five Mentored inspections in N.H., under the guidance of a licensed, well seasoned,  and knowledgeable N.H. home inspector. I have, in addition, completed many  N.H. home inspections for residents of NH.

 Other history;

 I am a High School Graduate, and I have earned an  Associate Degree from Hesser College,  in Accounting /Business  Management. I also served my country for four years in the United States Navy as an Electronic Technician Third Class. I have spent most of my employment as an Auto mechanic, with automatic transmission specialty. Not only that, All through my life, I have been involved with the construction industry intermittently, that is , painting, foundations, structure, roofing, electrical, building/renovating, plumbing, heating, and many other projects. I am also licensed as a Wildlife Control Operator [Animal Damage Control] with the State of N.H.

I have also completed six credit hours on NH Energy Code Residential and six credit hours on NH Energy Code Commercial. It appears the future will have these energy saving proposals as Codes. I generally attend most of these seminars each and every year.

  Stephen DeCosta @ Yankee Home Inspection has the Training & Inspection Experience  you would want to work for your benefit, as a home inspector. I will not have any agreements with any other agents, but my clients only. For my work, I depend on client recommendations, for this website. Thank you in advance.