Norman Ellis: Your Buford Home Inspector

Norman Ellis has lived in the Atlanta Metro area since 1997. He moved from Florida where he worked in construction while getting his BS degree in Construction Management. His first introduction to construction was in 1983 as a plumber’s assistant until he deployed for four years of service in the Marine Corps. Afterwards he was able to attend college and obtain two degrees while developing a background in construction.

Through residential marketing, working on custom built homes, commercial construction and interior renovation, Norman’s background provides a varied yet thorough approach to understanding the components that make the home manageable and clients appreciate their investment. With satisfied clients across Gwinnett County, Norman has become a preferred Buford home inspector.

  • Certified, International Code Council #5188872-R5
  • Certified Member, American Society of Home Inspectors #210284
  • Southern Building Code Congress International, CABO #4655
  • HAAG Certified Roof Inspector - Residential (HCRI-R #201106309)
  • University of North Florida: BS, Construction Management 1997
  • University of North Florida: BA, Political Science, 1995
  • Gwinnett Technical College, Home Inspector Business, 2001
  • American Home Inspectors Training Institute, Georgia, 2002
  • Professional Inspector, Inspectech, Division of LandAmerica, 2002 - 2004
  • Certified Inspector, Building Systems Analysis, Inc. 2002 - 2002
  • Hogan Construction Group, Project Manager. 2001 – 2002
  • Stiles Construction, Assistant Project Manager. 1997 - 2001

What to Expect

If you are getting ready for a home inspection, check out our article on what to expect and see why so many Gwinnett County residents choose Stellar Inspections!

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Our Address

5185 Stefan Ridge Way
Buford, GA 30519

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Home Inspector Norman Ellis

12 Things to Know About Buford's Home Inspector!

  1. Member of professional organizations: ASHI Member (ACI), ICC.
  2. CODE certifications: CABO #4655 and ICC #5188872-R5
  3. Education and Accreditations:
    • University of North Florida:
      BS, Construction Management 1997
    • University of North Florida:
      BA, Political Science, 1995
    • Gwinnett Technical College:
      Home Inspector Business, 2001
    • Gwinnett Technical College
      Home Inspector Building Code Review, 2001
    • American Home Inspectors Training Institute, 2002
    • HAAG Certified Roof Inspector - Residential (HCRI #201106309)
  4. Continuing Education each year:
    Minimum of 20 hours of continuing education per year
  5. How long been performing inspections:
    Began in summer of 2001, performed over 3,000 inspections since
  6. Related work history:
    Plumbers assistant, Residential, and Commercial construction from field engineer to management
  7. How long does an inspection typically take?:
    On average of 2 1/2 hours up to 4 hours
  8. Do you need to be present:
    No. However, it is preferable for client to be present. The inspection agreement is required to be signed before inspector can begin.
  9. Type of report:
    Computer generated. Single PDF file to contain Summary Letter and full body report of the various areas inspected along with respective pictures as deemed necessary." To be emailed out to client and agent if requested.
  10. Who do I talk to if I have questions after inspection report is completed:
    You can speak directly to the inspector by calling him directly.
  11. How much will it cost:
    All homes are based upon set criteria. For a basic 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath on slab, $365 - $450. Larger homes, homes over twenty years old, crawlspace or basement are all factors that affect total cost and likely cost more.
  12. Types of inspections:
    Framing, New Construction and Resale. Other times to consider are: before end of builder's one year warranty and pre-listing. Final construction home inspection, Resale home inspection, end of one year home inspection, and pre-listing inspection are roughly the same home inspection with exception that codes are noted on the final and end of year inspections.

Home Inspections in Buford & the Surrounding Area

Whether you live in Buford, Suwanee, Dacula, Hamilton Mill or the surrounding area, you can count on Stellar Inspections to provide you with the detailed service you need. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give me a call! I look forward to working with you!