Inside Edge Home Inspections Ltd. was established with a clear mission: to deliver top-notch home inspection services of the highest quality, tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual client. But what led me down this path and drove me to become a professional home inspector?
My story begins in St. John's, Newfoundland, where I spent my childhood. It was there that I discovered the transformative power of skilled craftsmanship. My Grandfather, a highly talented carpenter, took a dilapidated cottage that seemed beyond repair and single-handedly transformed it into a beautiful property that surpassed most houses. Although we later moved to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, I always cherished our regular visits back to the Rock and our beloved "Cabin." As I grew older, I began to truly appreciate my grandfather's remarkable attention to detail and extensive knowledge of home construction.
As a teenager, I set my sights on a newly opened home improvement warehouse in Dartmouth. Determined to immerse myself in the world of homes, I joined the team there. Working alongside passionate colleagues, I quickly absorbed a wealth of knowledge. Throughout my time at the store, I eagerly assisted numerous customers with their concerns and issues, developing a deep understanding of homes and identifying common problem areas. I loved the job, relished in exceeding customer expectations, but felt a calling for something even greater.
Following my graduation with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, I found myself drawn to building operations and maintenance, embarking on a successful career in that field. During this time, I had the opportunity to enroll in the Class II Building Operator's Certificate program at NSCC. It became evident that I possessed a natural talent for the systematic thinking required for success in this industry. Graduating with High Honours and offering mentorship to fellow students along the way, I swiftly acquired additional certificates. When my spouse and I purchased our first home, my background in building services compelled me to shadow the home inspector. It became clear that my extensive knowledge of residential systems could be shared to benefit others.
Inspired by my entrepreneurial spirit and supported by my family, I decided to embark on the journey of becoming a Professional Home Inspector. I completed the Certificate in Home Inspection program through Dalhousie University, joined the esteemed International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), and fulfilled all the requirements to become a Certified Professional Inspector (CPI). It became evident that establishing my own company and building our brand from the ground up was the logical next step. Leveraging my extensive business education, I am able to deliver my exceptional services at an unparalleled level of value, passing the savings onto you, my valued client. I am honored to be entrusted with the task of helping you build your dreams and ensuring the safety and comfort of your family within your budget. As both a homeowner and a home inspector, I understand that buying, selling, or simply living in a home can be an exciting yet stressful and overwhelming experience, and you need someone on your side. No matter how much we continue to grow, our commitment to providing superior service and outstanding quality will always remain steadfast.
Michael Burfitt Company President & InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector
Inside Edge Home Inspections Ltd. Halifax, NS 902-209-9921 firstname.lastname@example.org Proudly Serving the HRM & Central Nova Scotia