Owner and Certified Master Inspector
John is the owner and lead inspector of A-Pro Home Inspection Services of southwest Missouri. John holds both a CHI (Certified Home Inspector) and a PHI (Professional Home Inspector) certification. He holds certifications with both ISHI (International Society of Home Inspectors) and NACHI (National Association of Home Inspectors) as well affiliation with ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors). His philosophy is one of community. He believes in the age old adage of “We reap what we sow!” Building relationships with the community and realtors is far better than selling inspections every day.
John spent most of his adult life as a Medical Technologist (Lab Tech). He spent a number of those years in the microbiology department, so when he tells you that you have a mold issue, he knows what he’s talking about. He spent 8 years serving our country in the USAF overseas and stateside as a special weapons technician where attention to detail was a must. He has approximately 5 years in construction related fields primarily as a roofer. Additionally, he has remolded and helped build several homes.
In the inspection industry, 50% of the inspection is attention to detail, 25% is knowing what you’re looking at and the remaining 25% is knowing how to report and explain what you’ve seen. John is well rounded and suited to fit your inspection needs: knowledge of the construction industry and it’s practices, attention to detail, the ability to articulate what he finds, a sense of community, as well as the ability to evaluate environmental issues.
Jonathan “Seth” Parker
Seth is our 2nd inspector and John’s son. Seth has been doing inspections with his dad since late 2007. He knows a home inside and out and will help you make that all important decision of purchasing the home. Seth loves to fish, be outdoors and spend time with his family.
Can you tell this is a family business? Lyn is John’s wife and has been working along side him for 9 years. When you call the office, most likely you’ll be talking to Lyn. Her favorite part about the job is talking to and helping all the A-Pro clients. Out of the office she likes horse back riding and being on the family farm.
Brent has been with A-Pro for over 3 years, hired and trained by John. He has always been a hands-on, detailed oriented guy so the home inspection industry was a perfect fit. When he’s not working he likes to work on cars, fish and play sports
Brett found the A-Pro team when he was buying a new home and was having it inspected by John and Seth. He asked questions through the entire inspection and found his new career! Brett’s favorite aspect of home inspections is that everyone of them is different and takes a diverse base of knowledge.
Roxanne is married to Seth and was introduced to the family business a year ago. She works in the office with Lyn answering phones, scheduling inspections and keeping track of all the guys. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family, I’d say she picked the right career!