About First Choice Property Evaluations

Bill Fate - Owner/Inspector

  • Over 10 years Experience as Full Time Home Inspector
  • ASHI Certified Inspector
  • NEHA Residential Measurement Provider for Radon Testing
  • Level 1 Infrared Thermographer - Certified by ITC

Bill is a second generation home inspector and has been performing home inspections full time since 1998. Bill has a broad technological knowledge in inspection, structure and the mechanical trades. Certified Third Party Stucco/EIFS inspector able to perform moisture infiltration analysis. Good communication skills are a must, and that’s why he does so well. Bill has several years of residential construction experience that involved roofing, foundation repair, framing and plumbing. Bill is also a licensed commercial/ instrument aircraft pilot known for his attention to detail.

Doug Hord P.E. - Owner/Inspector

  • Over 16 Years Experience as Home Inspector
  • Licensed Professional Engineer
  • ASHI Certified Inspector
  • NEHA Residential Measurement Provider for Radon Testing

Doug is a registered Professional Engineer in Kansas and Missouri with emphasis in the civil/structural engineering field. Attaining the status of Professional Engineer requires the successful completion of two state board examinations including a minimum of five years approved work experience in a related engineering position. Doug has been active in the engineering field since 1979. He has an extensive background and knowledge in project design and construction management. Doug is actively involved and serving in various leadership roles in ASHI. He is currently the Treasurer of the Local Great Plains ASHI chapter.

Chris McCullough - Inspector

  • ASHI Certified Inspector
  • Certified Residential Mold Inspector
  • NEHA Residential Measurement Provider for Radon Testing

Chris is an ASHI Member and is a graduate of the Midwest Inspector Institute, and a Certified Residential Mold Inspector (CRMI) by the American Indoor Air Quality Council. He passed all of the required tests with top scores. Chris has been performing home inspections since 2006 and has background in fabrication, management and remodeling. His past management experience gives him good people skills and the ability to communicate issues clearly.