Experience Counts

Each of our inspectors are certified members of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and are listed with the PA Department of Environmental Protection. Each of our inspectors has passed a series of written examinations, actively participates in continuing education and adheres to the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. Our inspectors have an extensive background in both new home construction and renovation.

Lewis Nelson picFounder and owner, Lew Nelson has performed over 7,500 inspections and is a certified ASHI member. Lew has been inspecting for over 25 years and is skilled in many building trades. He is also a registered Master Plumber and was a general contractor for over 20 years.

ASHI #102098 | Philly License #24580 | PA-DEP #0524

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EricEric Sunderland is a certified ASHI member with over 4,000 inspections. Eric’s wide range of construction experience includes working for a custom homebuilder and in the production of building materials. One of his most recent projects includes renovation of a 100+ year old house. Eric also has a degree in Structural Engineering.

ASHI #207803 | Philly License #24495 | PA-DEP #8359



Hans Peters has performed over 7,500 inspections and is a certified ASHI member. Hans is a skilled carpenter and has over 25 years of contracting experience including historic and commercial buildings as well as new construction.

ASHI #200607 | Philly License #24581 | PA-DEP #8325


AH headshot 8-18Anders Hyatt is an ASHI certified Inspector. He has over four years of experience with First Choice Home Inspection.
Anders has advanced communication and technical skills and produces a computer driven report that blends text and photographs into a digital report that makes it easy for the client and realtor to determine the condition of the home you are planning to buy.
Anders also has 22 years of experience working for real estate buyers as a Pennsylvania Department of Radiation certified Radon tester.

ASHI # 258431 / Philly License #47095  / PA-DEP #8317


Frank John pic 2Frank John Synnestvedt is a ASHI member and has passed the National Home Inspector Examination, completed the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics Education Module and has his inspection reports successfully verified for compliance with ASHI Standards. Frank John has over 10 year’s hands on experience in the construction industry. He is personally skilled in numerous trades including plumbing, electrical, carpentry, roofing, siding and tile installation.

ASHI # 256960 / PA-DEP #8253