Home inspection began as a consumer service in the early 1970s in response to home buyer demand for information related to the condition of a house prior to purchase. Home inspections in 2019 have improved vastly since the 1970s due to standards established by the North Carolina Home Inspection Licensure Board.
Tim Wiggins, owner/inspector of Tim Wiggins Inspections first attained a building contractor’s license after earning a business degree from East Carolina University in 1977. He was a builder before he became an inspector.
As population in the Raleigh area increased due to development of the Research Triangle Park in the Raleigh-Durham region, Tim began construction of his first house. He used his business skills and knowledge gained from working on his family farm to build the dwelling north of Wake Forest. As he honed his craft, he became fascinated with details related to the construction processes.
Tim became a licensed contractor in 1986. He built custom homes and developed two subdivisions. In 1998 Tim completed requirements to become a NC Licensed Home Inspector. He now spends the majority of his time inspecting homes and commercial businesses. He is currently involved in consultation for reconstruction of an indoor pool project on North Topsail Beach as he completes home inspections, draws water tests, and provides radon testing processes for clients in the Wake Forest, Raleigh, Durham and properties adjacent areas.
Tim and Barbara married in 1998. Barbara completed her degree from The Ohio State University in 1975 as home inspection standards were being developed. Her studies included courses such as Housing and Interiors, courses related to family consumerism, and environmental topics associated with family health and safety.
She moved to the Wake Forest area in 1988 where she taught Interior Design, Child Development, and Career Management while attaining her master’s degree in Raleigh at North Carolina State University. She continues to be involved in educational processes as a Master of Career Services through the National Career Development Association.
Barbara taught in the Wake County Public School System from 1996 – 2017. Today, she serves as co-owner and communications manager of Tim Wiggins Inspections. TWI is integrally involved in the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce Career Readiness Academy supporting high school interns, the businesses hosting interns, and the schools where the students attain academic credit.
Since the inception of Tim Wiggins Inspections, Tim has completed over 5000 home and commercial inspections in Raleigh, Wake Forest, Durham, and areas beyond. These inspections have been completed in accordance of the North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board (NCHILB). The North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board is chartered to safeguard public health, safety and welfare.
Regulation of the title “Licensed Home Inspector” protects the public from harm. Licensure and regulation of those who perform home inspections for compensation protects the public from unqualified persons through regulation standards.
Written examinations test the knowledge of the home inspector in residential construction, inspection process, report writing, Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. Every year Tim completes 12 hours in continuing education to gather current information to best protect the client during the home inspection and to maintain his Home Inspection License as required by the North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board. Recent coursework has included updates for electrical, plumbing, and HVAC standards.
As stated at http://www.ncdoi.com, “On October 1, 2018 the NCHILB Executive Director posted the current edition of the NC General Statutes and Administrative Code also known as Board Rules / Standards of Practice. These Laws and Rules provide the regulatory guidance for the Board and staff to License, Educate and Discipline home inspectors in North Carolina. This publication is for use and reference by applicants for licensure; active licensees (regulated public); continuing education course sponsors and instructors, home building and real estate professionals, and of course; the public as they are the consumers of home inspection services as either homebuyers or homeowners that the NC Home Inspector Licensure Act is intended to serve and protect.”
Tim Wiggins Inspections maintains high standards to ensure clients are provided an inspection that follows the edicts of the North Carolina Home Inspector Licensing Board to safeguard their health, safety and welfare.
As a family-owned business, Tim, Barbara and their staff are here to serve your inspection needs.