What goes into a home inspection? Can I trust my home inspector? These might be some of the questions you have when you’re looking for someone to inspect your home.
Pillar To Post, The Scott Frederick Team, understands the complexities associated with getting a home inspected. We know you have questions and we are here to help! Our Home Inspection Team is dedicated to providing you with a thorough inspection and service after the inspection so you know you have a partner on your side that can help when you need it.
Scott Frederick, Franchise Owner/Home Inspector, ACI 253192
Scott Frederick is a native St. Louisan who began inspecting houses in 2013. He is a Pillar To Post franchise owner, a certified home inspector, and a Certified American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) member and a certified CE Instructor. Before inspecting homes Scott was the owner of Frederick Renovations, a construction company that specialized in interior home remodeling and maintenance. So, with an extensive background in home remodeling, plus over 20 years of service as a St. Louis City firefighter, Scott is your go-to inspector for your next home.
Joe Bryant, Lead Home Inspector, ACI 263380
Joe Bryant joined The Scott Frederick Team after working for Rybo Properties, where he was the Maintenance Director. There he learned to comply with a multitude of building codes, increased his knowledge of property maintenance and upkeep, and honed his customer service skills. Joe is a Certified American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) member and our Lead Inspector. Joe has the leadership position of supervising all inspectors, assisting with training, and managing all inspector related complaints. Joe is a graduate of Mizzou and is married to Denise Sanford, a Realtor with Keller Williams. In his personal life, Joe likes to hike and fish and then relax with some home brew and delicious smoked meats.
Chris Fenter, Home Inspector ACI 263377
Chris Fenter is a Certified American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) member. Before working with us, Chris was the Regional Maintenance Coordinator at EAGLE Prep Elementary Schools. There he was solely responsible for fixing and maintaining the buildings and systems for their three school buildings. Not only does Chris have an extensive background in building maintenance, but he also has a career background in construction, and carpentry. In his free time, Chris builds custom reclaimed wood pieces with Fenterworks, LLC. He has a master’s degree from Webster University and currently resides with his wife and dog near Tower Grove Park, where he bikes and plays softball.
Stu Coffel – Home Inspector
We welcome Stu Coffel to The Scott Frederick Team as our newest Certified Home Inspector. He is a lifelong resident of St. Louis-and a proud Parkway South H.S. grad-who then attended Missouri State University. After honing his interpersonal and customer service skills as a pain management consultant and massage therapist, Stu decided to change careers. It was through his hobby of helping people with small home renovations and maintenance that he decided to take the leap and join The Scott Frederick Team. He lives in the Tower Grove area with his girlfriend and three dogs, is a father of a hockey-playing son, an avid outdoorsman, and a big fan of the St. Louis Blues.
Nick Maserang – Sewer Technician
We welcomed Nick Maserang to the Pillar To Post Team in May 2017, as our new Sewer Technician. Nick comes to us from Sewer Pros, where he spent the last four years learning how to read sewer scopes and document, on video, the condition of the main sewer lateral line. When not completing reports or providing home buyers with follow up information, Nick likes to travel and spend time outdoors hunting and fishing. Nick is native to St. Louis and is a graduate of Fox High School.
Drew Frederick – Environmental Testing Technician and FAA Certified Licensed Drone Pilot
Drew is in the process of completing his certification for all environmental testing services provided by Pillar To Post. He performs all of our radon testing and environmental testing, including all mold, asbestos, lead paint, and water testing. Drew assists all four of our Home Inspectors, when needed, with roof inspections. He is licensed to fly the drone and will provide your clients with accurate assessments of rooftops that our ladders can’t reach. During his down time, Drew performs office tasks as needed. He is a graduate of Lutheran South High School and enjoys playing ice hockey and golf.
Anthony Glosemeyer – Gas/Mechanical Technician
Anthony joined the Scott Frederick Team from Glosemeyer Mechanical where he was a Certified HVAC Technician for the last five years. With Anthony as the in-house Gas/Mechanical Technician, his reports will go out the same day and he will be available to answer any questions pertaining to his report. He received his diploma from South Technical High School and has his certifications in EPA 609 and EPA 608 (universal) and HVAC/R. When not inspecting, Anthony enjoys working on cars, playing guitar, and training in Taekwondo.
Tyler Litty – Additional Services Team Member
Graduate of Fox High School and lifelong St. Louis resident, Tyler oversees all Radon Tests. He assists all our In-House Technicians on larger inspections. Outside of work, Tyler enjoys hunting, fishing, and weightlifting.
In addition to our core inspection, our office also offers added services, click here to learn more.
What to Expect from The Scott Frederick Team
- Professional Training: Every Pillar To Post home inspector is trained in the classroom and in the field. All Pillar To Post inspectors are required to continually upgrade their skills and to keep current with new technologies and professional standards.
- Quality Service: We take the time during your inspection to provide a comprehensive evaluation so nothing is missed. Every home inspection package includes a computerized report, executive summary, color photos, and emergency shut off tags you can use for water, gas, electrical systems, and more to improve the safety in your home.
- Customer Care After the Inspection: If you have questions about your home inspection report, Scott and his team can answer them. We’re available any day of the week to discuss your concerns.
Home Inspector FAQ
What is a “Home Inspection?”
A home inspection is a comprehensive, real time analysis of the current conditions of a home.
How long does it take to do a home inspection?
The average home inspection takes approximately 3 hours. This does vary relating to the size and age of the home.
Why do I need a home inspection?
You need a home inspection to identify hidden defects, potential hazards, and general maintenance requirements.
Can I do it myself?
It is not recommended to perform a home inspection for yourself, an ASHI certified home inspector has a trained eye, which will identify hidden defects, potential hazards, and general maintenance requirements.
When do I call in the home inspector?
You generally call to schedule inspections following the acceptance of your contract.
Can a house fail inspection?
This is not a pass or fail evaluation; most defects can be remediated with proper negotiations.
What if the report reveals problems?
If the report reveals problems, we would recommend further evaluation by a licensed contractor for repairs. A realtor then would negotiate with the seller to reach a resolution.
If the house proves to be in good condition, did I really need an inspection?
A clean inspection report is a good inspection. The inspection process is designed to educate the client on proper maintenance and characteristics of the home being purchased.
Do I have to attend the inspection?
It is always recommended that the buyer attend the inspection. This will enable you to clearly understand what is in the written report, and to answer any questions as we go through the house together. We do understand that there are times that clients cannot attend, but we do make sure our inspector is available to go over the report with the client.
Do new homes need an inspection?
Absolutely! New homes should be inspected. There are often defects identified due to incomplete installation. A third party review of a new home is invaluable to the buyer and highly recommended.
How do I pay for my inspection?
You can pay for your inspection with cash, check, or all major credit cards.
What if I have questions after the inspection takes place?
The inspector is always accessible through phone or email for any questions you may have regarding the inspection.
What if I need the inspector to come back and inspect repairs that have been made?
As a courtesy to our clients, we provide a complimentary walk through prior to your closing, upon request.
Does a home inspection include an appraisal?
A home inspection does not include an appraisal – that is performed by a licensed appraiser.
Does a home inspection include checking for termites?
A termite inspection is an added service for an addition charge. The inspector will, however, identity any termite related damage to the structure and make recommendations.
Does a home inspection include checking for mold?
During the home inspection if possible mold is identified, we will make recommendation for further testing, which can be performed immediately for an additional charge.
Does a home inspection include checking for radon?
Radon testing is an added service at an addition charge. This is one of the most common added services added to the inspection process. Radon is a very common environmental hazard in this region and testing is recommended.
Does a home inspection include checking for asbestos?
Asbestos is common in older homes, and testing is available for an additional charge. When suspected asbestos is identified in the home it will be identified in the report along with the safety hazards associated with the material.
Does a home inspection include checking the septic system?
Septic systems are an added service for an addition charge. We have preferred vendors who are experts in this field, and will join us at the time of inspection for an independent report.
Do home inspections expire?
Home inspections don’t expire but conditions in the home change daily. An inspection is recommended with every transaction. We even recommend a building inspection following a prior inspection due to the deal falling through.
Why should I choose The Scott Frederick Team at Pillar To Post?
The Scott Frederick Team at Pillar To Post is a team based on extensive, hands on, practical experience. We believe that a good inspector has spent time in the field, learning all aspects of building construction. What makes this team unique is that experience is shared with each and every one of our clients during the inspection process. Practical experience is one of the most important characteristics of a good home inspector.