Russ Adams

Licensed Home Inspector, Alabama Building Commission, License HI-4071


How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion, 8 Hours

How to Inspect Septic Systems, 10 Hours

Inspecting Old Electrical Systems, 2 Hours

Commercial Building Inspections, 2 Hours

Roof Data Technician, 2 Hours

Performing Roof Inspections, 2 Hours

Ladder Safety, 1 Hour, 2015

How to Perform Mold Inspections, 12 Hours

Mold Sampling and Protocols for Inspectors

Basic Building Science, 2 Hours

Composition and Metal Roofing, 2 Hours

Inspecting Old Electrical Systems, 2 Hours

2014 National Electric Code Update, 2 Hours

Advanced Plumbing Inspections, 2 Hours

Structural Invading Animals & Exclusion Repairs, 2 Hours

Fecal Matter Cleanup, 2 Hours

Thermal Imaging & Building Science Thermography Course, 16 Hours

Building Science of Moisture Management, 1.5 Hours

Residential Home Inspection Training, 60 Hours, 2014
Wood Destroying Insects
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Procedures, Standards & Law

Bachelor of Science Degree, Auburn University, 1992

Masters Degree, UAB, 2010

Industry Experience & Building Trade Skills: 

I have experience as a carpenter in new home construction and remodeling. Hiring an inspector that not only has the required professional training and certification but one that has hands-on trade skills building and repairing houses in invaluable.

I am passionate about what I do. Beginning at the age of 12 during summers and on weekends I cleaned up new home construction job sites. I graduated from high school one year early in order to apprentice as carpenter for well-known Auburn homebuilder Jay Jennings before later joining the Army National Guard and attending Auburn University. As I gained more carpentry skills throughout my teen years I would help with repair and remodeling of older homes.  While attending college I worked as an engineering technician and assisted with performing Phase I environmental site assessments at industrial sites throughout the Southeast. I performed sampling and field analysis of wastewater, air emissions, soils and groundwater. After finishing my undergraduate degree at Auburn I worked in project administration and accounting for construction and engineering firms in Atlanta, Georgia,  Boulder, Colorado and Birmingham, Alabama.

I have experience in real estate appraisal and mortgage lending and have completed over 100 hours of professional education in real estate investment analysis. From 2003 to 2007 I worked for real estate lending divisions of BB&T Bank and performed inspection and appraisal of industrial, multi-family, office and retail properties and assisted both borrowers and lenders in obtaining new construction financing as well as mortgage loans.