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About Us

About Our Team and Our Approach
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We at Building Knowledge are dedicated to educating our clients about their home, to promote quality and professionalism of our inspectors through continuing education and training. We strive to maintain the most comprehensive reporting system available in the market today.

Our Approach

The purpose of a home inspection is to provide the consumer with comprehensive information to help them make a confident and informed decision when buying a home.

As we complete your home inspection we have two main goals: first, to inform you about the status of the structure and systems of the home and secondly, to explain the future maintanence needs of the home.

For most of us a house purchase is the largest monetary investment we will ever make. Our job is to help you understand as much as possible about this investment.

Benjamin Meredith, the owner of Building Knowledge is a State Licensed Home Inspector (VA -3380-000071). Mr. Meredith began his home inspection business in 2001 after 10 years of construction and building experience and extensive training through Building Specs. Inc., a national home inspection and training company. Building Knowledge has conducted over 8,000 inspections and Energy Audits for customers in the Shenandoah Valley.

Mr. Meredith is also a Radon Measurement Specialist, certified through The National Radon Safety Board (NRSB 2SS0064), a RESNET Energy Auditor, and State Certified Energy Auditor. Mr. Meredith received a B.S. degree from Eastern Mennonite University in 1992, and a Masters Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1997.

Mr. Meredith is an active participant in his community. He serves as a member of the Environmental Performance Standards Advisory Committee for the City of Harrisonburg. Historically Mr. Meredith has served on Board of Directors of the Harrisonburg/Rockingham Association of Builders, Board of Directors for the Fairfield Center, a Dancing with the Stars of the Burg participant, a coach for SVU boys soccer. Building Knowledge is currently a corporate sponsor for SVU and Broadway High School Soccer programs.


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