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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)

Edward McCudden
National Certificate Holder

Ed McCudden began working in the residential construction industry in 1980. Ed was employed for 14 years by one of the largest property management companies in Canada as a mobile maintenance foreman on their troubleshooting team. During this time Ed maintained the operating systems in many of the largest buildings in Toronto. Since then, Ed has owned and operated a small residential renovating firm which specialized in residential remodeling and maintaining the integrity of older homes. Ed is a former builder/renovator.

Ed began working with Baker Street Home Inspections in 2004 and has since performed over 5,000 inspections. He is a National Certificate Holder with the Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors.

His licenses and certifications include:

  • National Certificate Holder as issued by the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors
  • Qualified steam fitter with comprehensive knowledge of plumbing and mechanical systems
  • Certificate in Heating and Ventilation Engineering, City of Guilds of London Institute Diploma in Property Management
  • Ontario Association of Home Inspectors Defect Recognition and Reporting course
  • Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Part 9 – Building Envelope
  • Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Part 9 – 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