USBN October 2017

12 US BUSINESS NEWS / OCTOBER 2017 , Advantage Inspection located in Raleigh, North Carolina, has seen exponential growth and success since its opening in 2006. Home Inspection with an Advantage The Advantage Home Inspection name is well-known throughout both North and South Carolina, but for North Carolina’s Raleigh office, the success and branding has become a phenomenon. Through secure online reporting, timely report delivery and exceptional customer service Advantage Inspection has managed to establish their name as the pinnacle of real estate inspection providers. Advantage Inspection has lead the development of the inspection industry. They were the first home inspection firm to computerized the home inspection report, first to add digital pictures for email transmission and storage, the first to offer a “No Claims Denied Home Warranty” and the first home warranty firm to underwrite the home warranty based on the home inspection. Add a partnership with YourHouse, which has serving agreements with Residential Warranty Services, Abenity Perks and Local Contractors, they have raised the bar on protecting, saving and helping to maintain their clients and their homes. “Yourhouse is like combining Facebook and Car Fax for your home.” says owner Dave Park. “Our clients live in a digital age and they need resources at their fingertips. provides our clients resources that cannot be found with any online home management system.” Dave Park attributes the success of the company to the firm’s extensive building and contracting experience. Since leaving the University of Florida with a degree in Construction Management and Architecture, he has worked in the construction industry for over 35 years and has been responsible for designing, building, constructing, developing and inspecting more than 10,000 homes and projects. Advantage’s team of professionals includes licensed general contractors, architects, engineers, along with certifications in wood destroying insect evaluation, water testing, waste water and radon detection. Advantage Inspection was named to the University of Florida’s 2016 and 2017 Gator100, where they were recognized the 100 fastest- growing businesses owned or led by UF alumni. The Gator100 is a campus-wide initiative that recognizes the entrepreneurial spirit entrenched in the university,” said Timothy Walsh, the Executive Director of the UF Alumni Association and Assistant Vice President of Alumni Affairs. “Advantage Inspection is on the front line of an entrepreneurial revolution in real estate services. They are transforming real estate, client relationship principles, and business practices in the community. UF Alumni have created and guided some of the most innovative and profitable businesses in the nation and world. The Gator100 celebrates the very best of our Gator Entrepreneurs.” Advantage Inspection has also been recognized in the community by Angie’s List, Raleigh’s Best Business and Excellence in Small Business by a Home Inspection Firm. A business mogul, as well as a construction expert, Dave owns three companies; Advantage Inspection, Rogue Wolf and Revere Construction Management. He also uses his extensive knowledge, skills and experience to deliver seminars covering all aspects of the construction and property management industry. He is currently working on writing the “Business in the Crawl Space” which is aimed to look at the comic side of the inspection business along with providing guidance to small and large inspection businesses. With so many projects on the go simultaneously, it would be easy to assume that Dave leaves all the inspecting work to his staff, but it is in the companies he owns, that he displays the knowledge and skills he has earned over the years. Dave holds a vast range of licenses to 1702CA92 support his career and expertise, including; a contractor’s license in Florida and North Carolina, a North Carolina Home Inspectors license, and a North Carolina Real Estate License. The company’s success is in large part due to Dave’s commitment to the industry and willingness to pass on his knowledge to his staff, inspectors, real estate agents and clients. Now, his commitment will be extended to Realtors in the Triangle NC area as Dave will be providing Continuing Education credits with courses in Home Inspection, Radon, Mold, Energy Efficiency, New Home, etc. These continuing education classes will be given free to the Real Estate community. “By providing and sharing knowledge to agents that can empower them on all parts of the deal, they can save time, money and give better direction to their client. Their value increases,” Dave explained “and we continue to be a resource for the real estate community”. Advantage’s Inspections are performed in a thorough and comprehensive manner. A complete residential or commercial property evaluations are most commonly used during the purchasing due diligence period of a real estate transaction. Evaluations are performed in a manner that