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The author of this book, Larry Reavis, Ph.D., studied engineering before getting a doctorate  (Ohio State, 1967) in Social Psychology. As a professor, he began doing home inspections when he and the Director of Southern Methodist University’s Institute of Urban Studies signed a contract with the Dallas Department of Housing and Urban Rehabilitation to survey 10,000 homes. As a master electrician, plumber, class-A building contractor, renovator, home inspector, public speaker, author and video producer, he has run his own company, Homexam, Inc. since 1986. While Dr. Reavis authored and compiled this book, many contributors and editors helped to provide the most current and accurate information


The following Contributors and Editors deserve recognition  and are gratefully acknowledged.

David Asquith

Gerry Aubrey

Matthew Barnicle

Shannon Beahon

Mike Bergman

Alan Bloch

Mark Bonar

John Bouldin (a major contributor)

Martin Capages

Tom Corbett

Jim Davis

G. Gilbert Engler

Vincent Michael Frank

Bob Fulmer

Steve Gerke

Fred Heppner

Michael Holcomb

Cris Kuharich

Mike Lennon

Rodney Luttrells

Jay Markanich

Thomas Martinez

Wendell Montgomery (a major contributor)

Frank Paukert

George Phillips

Donald E. Pyle

Fred Ramsey

Doug Selden

Stan Sersen

Paul Wietsma

Cortlandt Wilson

Special thanks to Sam Wood, P.E. for allowing the use of many photos in this book.

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