Mr. Gary L. Gentry, President
Raleigh Home Inspector Gary Gentry holds North Carolina Home Inspector license No. 242, holds North Carolina licensed General Contractor No. 35695, and has performed many thousands of Home Inspections and property evaluations.
He earned a Master of Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and spent the majority of his professional career (prior to entering the home inspection field) working in an Engineering role on highly technical systems and facilities. These included, among others, Space Shuttle Launch Pad facilities at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida, Nuclear Research Facilities at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), and High Energy Physics Research Facilities at the SuperConducting Super Collider (SCSCL) facility in Texas.
He has been directly involved in the construction or renovation of over 100 single family homes, over 200 multi-family residential dwelling units, and numerous commercial, industrial and institutional buildings in principal, management, and supervisory roles.
Gary holds Certified Inspector certification No. 200559 through the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) having served on a national committee for that organization and is accredited as an ASHI Certified Inspector (ACI). He is a member of the North Carolina Licensed Home Inspectors Association (NCLHIA). He is a Professional Member of the International Code Council (ICC), an Inspector Member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) and was certified by the Building Performance Institute (BPI) as a Carbon Monoxide Analyst.
Gary holds an FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument and Multi-Engine ratings. In his spare time, when that presents itself, Gary enjoys road racing sports cars (a first generation Mazda RX-7) in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Club Racing Southeast Division. He says that he is thankful that his inspection abilities are superior to his driving talent but that, like all other things, success comes only through practice and perseverance.
Mr. Gentry is extremely detail oriented, implements a systems approach to home inspections, and is completely and continually aware of the importance of the role of a home inspector to both the client and to any real estate transaction.
“A house, simply defined, is a facility. Most facilities consist of a wide range of materials, components, and systems that are brought together to provide an intended function and purpose. And so, by definition, a house is a facility with the intended purpose of providing comfortable shelter. What we try to do is to provide our clients with an accurate representation concerning the physical condition of a particular house so that they can make an informed purchasing decision and be comfortable with transforming that facility into their new home. And we strive for total professionalism in that endeavor. We like to think that we view our inspection activities for our clients just as seriously as our clients view their home purchase.”