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JEFF CLARKE, CET
Registered Home Inspector
Along with his certified membership in the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors, Jeff Clarke is also a Member of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists and The Architectural Technologists of Ontario.

Prior to becoming a professional home inspector, Jeff Clarke was a building contractor with 14 years experience in residential building and renovation. He has managed over $5,000,000 (cumulative) of construction projects during that time. Jeff began practicing home inspection in 1985 and since then has performed over 14,000 home inspections in the greater Toronto area.

Jeff Clarke is a past president of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors and past president of the Canadian Association of Home Inspectors. Jeff is a Registered Home Inspector.

Mr. Clarke’s licenses and certificates in the building and renovation industry include:

  • Certificate of Qualification for General Carpentry
  • RAI – Residential Heating and Cooling Load Calculation Certificate
  • HRAI – Residential Air System Design Certificate
  • Ministry of Housing Certificate – Part 3 – Ontario Building Code
  • Ministry of Housing Certificate – Part 9 – Ontario Building Code
  • Ministry of Housing Certificate – Legal Processes & Responsibilities Municipal Builders – Renovators License (Toronto)
  • Provincial Carpenters License (Ontario)

TIM STECHISHIN
Associate member of Ontario Association of Home Inspectors 

Tim Stechishin’s college education focused on structural design and business management. This led to positions as liaison for new-build construction and monitoring contractors to ensure effective facilities management. From that, Tim led a construction division specializing in accessibility modifications in residential homes. Tim left to start his own residential renovations company.

Tim is a member of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI) and graduated with honours from the Seneca College “Home Inspectors Certificate” program. Tim joined Baker Street Home Inspection Services Inc. in 2019 after three years of being an independent home inspector.

Mr. Stechishin’s certificates include:

  • Home Inspection Certificate (Seneca College)
  • Structural Design Technology Certificate (Red River College)
  • Schulich School of Business
  • Ministry of Housing Certificate Re: Part Nine – Building Envelope
  • Ministry of Housing Certificate Re: Part Nine – Health and Safety

IAN G. SMITH, RHI
Registered Home Inspector
Ian Smith began working in the residential construction industry in 1985. Since then Ian has worked in both the new construction and the renovation fields. Ian worked as a cabinet maker before training to be a home inspector.

Ian is a Registered Home Inspector in accordance with the Ontario Association of Home Inspector’s Act. He graduated with honors from the George Brown College “Home Inspection Certificate” program. Ian joined Baker Street Home Inspection Services Inc. in 2009.

Mr. Smith’s certificates include:

  • Home Inspection Certificate (George Brown College)
  • Registered Home Inspector – Ontario Association of Home Inspectors¬† Member – Ontario Building Officials Association
  • Ministry of Housing Re: Part Nine – Building Envelope
  • Ministry of Housing Re: Part Nine – Health and Safety
  • Ministry of Housing Re: Part Nine – Structural
  • Ministry of Housing Re: Part Nine – HVAC and Fire Protection

BLAIR WALLHOUSE
Registered Home Inspector
Blair Wallhouse concentrated on scenic carpentry and electrical systems while in college. This lead to carpentry positions on a variety of film and theatre productions. From that experience Blair operated a small contracting company from 1992 until 2003.

Blair is a member of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI) and graduated with honours from the Humber College “Home Inspectors Certificate” program. Blair joined Baker Street Home Inspections in 2003 after two years of being an independent home inspector.

Mr. Wallhouse’s certificates include:

  • Associate member of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors
  • Home Inspector Certificate (Humber College)
  • Ministry of Housing Certificate Re: Part Nine – Building Envelope
  • Ministry of Housing Certificate Re: Part Nine – Health and Safety