First Choice Property Evaluations Inc

First Choice Property Evaluations Inc. is a locally owned and operated home inspection company based serving all of the Kansas City Metro and surrounding areas. We provide quality property inspections for pre-owned, new construction, and older homes. Our full-time inspectors are Kansas Licensed inspectors and certified members of the American Society of Home Inspectors with 30+ years of experience. ASHI certification requires that each of our inspectors has passed a series of written examinations, participates in continuing education, and adheres to strict industry standards.

Doug Hord LinkedIn
Facebook

Bill Fate – Owner/Inspector

Bill is co-owner of First Choice Property Evaluations, Inc. and an ASHI-certified inspector with 20+ years as a home inspector.  As a second-generation home inspector, Bill has performed home inspections full-time since 1998.  His experience has provided him with a broad technical knowledge of inspection, structure, and the mechanical trades.  Throughout his career, Bill has received numerous professional certifications including:

  • Certified Member of American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
  • Kansas Certified Radon Measurement Technicians
  • Certified Level 1 Infrared Thermographer – Infrared Training Center (ITC)
  • Certified Stucco/Exterior Insulation & Finish System (EIFS) Inspector (Past)

Bill also has several years of experience in residential construction that has provided him with beneficial hands-on experience with numerous property components including roofing, foundation repair, framing, and plumbing.  Bill is also a licensed commercial/instrument aircraft pilot known for his attention to detail.

In addition to his extensive technical skills, Bill places a heavy emphasis on strong communication.

20 years of experience in home inspections badge
Doug Hord LinkedIn
20 years of experience in home inspections badge
Doug Hord LinkedIn

Doug is co-owner of First Choice Property Evaluations, Inc. and an ASHI-certified inspector who has performed thousands of inspections since 1993. Additionally, Doug is a licensed structural engineer inspector and registered professional engineer in Kansas and Missouri with emphasis in civil/structural engineering. His attaining the status of Professional Engineer (P.E.) required 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. His extensive background has provided him with knowledge and expertise in project design and construction management.
Doug has received numerous professional certifications including:

  • Certified Member of American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
  • Kansas Certified Radon Measurement Technicians
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Kansas & Missouri
  • Licensed Structural Engineer Inspector
  • Drainage & Moisture Infiltration Expert

Doug is actively involved and serving in various leadership roles in ASHI, and is currently the Treasurer of the Local Great Plains ASHI chapter.

Brandon Green

ASHI Certified Inspector
CRMI Certified Mold Inspector

Brandon joined First Choice in early 2020.  His experience in construction and remodeling began with industrial arts in high school. He has remodeled numerous houses in Kansas City and taken on numerous remodeling projects for family and friends.  This lifelong passion for construction and remodeling led to his home inspection career and ASHI Certification. Brandon has completed a year’s worth of training with Bill Fate and Doug Hord, both veterans in the home inspection industry. Brandon is a certified mold inspector with the Mold Inspection Institute.

Brandon Green ASHI
Call Us Now