Douglas Barkee, Certified Inspector

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Douglas Barkee's Education & Experience

College degrees in Engineering and Business Marketing.

Owner and Master Certified Inspector of Barkee Inspection Services since 2001.

13-years professional business management experience with Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest building materials companies.

The Siding/Exterior Specialists.  Over 20-years experience consulting on and inspecting exteriors as Resident Product Expert, including siding materials and their installation.

Extensive construction and building products experience:

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Product manufacturing and improvement

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Field testing for new product research and development

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Application training and product specification presentations

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Joint meetings with distributors and retailers as Resident Product
Expert in exterior products

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Construction job-site visits for proper product installation

Broad product performance and warranty issue resolution experience:

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Field Services Manager with responsibility for all product line
issues and customer complaint satisfaction of a $40 million business

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Product research and testing, both in-house and with industry
experts, developing product use and application specifications

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Gaining product approvals from local, state, and national building
code agencies

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Involvement in industry with constantly changing product requirements

Inspection Certifications

Master-Certified Home Inspector #1341 by the American Institute of Inspectors.  The "Master" designation comes after reaching extensive levels of experience and continuing education, from levels of "Associate", then "Certified", then "Senior", and finally "Master".  Also additional specific training and certifications including Structural Pests & Dry Rot, Commercial Facilities, Manufactured Housing, and Electrical Outlet Efficiency Testing, taken from professional instructors from throughout the West, with all training certified by the American Institute of Inspectors.

Continuing Education

As a professional, we are required to complete Continuing Education classes in order to maintain our licenses.  Doug also completes frequent (usually monthly) Continuing Education seminars and classes to meet the States of Oregon and Washington's strict requirements, as well as maintaining Master-Certified Membership in the American Institute of Inspectors association.  For the "Master" designation, a minimum of 36 credit hours per year of continuing education has to be completed, along with a minimum of four years experience.  Doug has actually completed over 75 credit hours per year average for the past few years, staying abreast of the latest changes in the inspection and construction industries.

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Licenses & Associations

Be confident in your Inspector choice. Douglas Barkee.

State of Washington Licensed Home Inspector #429.  Washington just became a full home inspector licensing state effective 7/1/09.

State of Washington Licensed Structural Pests Inspector #64667.

State of Oregon Certified Home Inspector #503.

State of Oregon Licensed Contractor CCB #153121.

State of Oregon Department of Agriculture Licensed Commercial Pesticide Applicator/Structural Pests Inspector #167036.

Master-Certified Member #1341, and past Standing Committee Member, of the American Institute of Inspectors (AII).

Member, and past Elected Officer including President, of Northwest Oregon Certified Home Inspectors (NWOCHI).

Member of Southwest Washington Association of Home Inspectors (SWWAHI).

 

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