What are Dan's qualifications?

20 years as a full-time inspector, thousands of inspections.

A reputation for being thorough and fair.

Code-certification: 1987 and 2006.

Charter member:  Georgia Association of Home Inspectors and American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Certified Inspector

The details:

Licenses and Insurance

  • Dekalb County Business License (Applicable Statewide)
  • Liability and Workman’s Compensation Insurance
  • CABO One and Two Family Code Certification (I am currently upgrading Code Certification to stay current with new standards)


  • American Society of Home Inspectors (nationwide inspector association)
  • Better Business Bureau
  • International Code Council (code development and certifications)
  • Metro Atlanta Inspectors Association (city and county officials)
  • Southface Energy Institute (energy conservation and air quality)


  • CABO One and Two Family Dwelling Inspector (1987)
  • ICC Re-certification in progress
  • ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics Exams
  • Ga. Tech Inspecting Buildings for Asbestos-Containing Materials
  • SBCCI Housing Rehabilitation Inspector
  • SBCCI One and Two Family Dwelling Inspector (#1006)
  • Home Energy Rating Certificate


  • Full-time inspector since 1986
  • Over 6000 inspections
  • Have studied and performed specialized inspections: Radon, Synthetic Stucco, Septic Systems, Hardboard Siding, Moisture Management, Energy Performance and Indoor Air Quality. While I have working knowledge of these specialized systems I do not perform specialized inspections at this time.
  • I have worked the complete range of residential (dwelling type and price) in addition to some light commercial construction. I work the 16 county metro area and beyond.

Reporting Methods

  • Reports are e-mailed using the Adobe Acrobat pdf format
  • View the report outline
  • Reports include digital photos
  • The report format was developed by Dan Curl for exclusive use by Comprehensive Home Inspections
  • Reports substantially comply with ASHI national standards and have been reviewed and approved by ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors)
  • There are no warranties, expressed or implied.
  • Inspections are “Performance”, not “Code” inspections. They are intended as a general description of the condition of the home and do not imply compliance with all applicable standards.

Agent referrals

Agents want to know that the inspector can perform and inspection, provide a balanced report, and to communicate the findings to the home buyers in language they can understand. The inspector’s fiduciary responsibility is to the home buyer, not the agent.
Experienced agents and home inspectors understand that the buyers’ interests are best served by strict adherence to ethical standards.

Peggy Desiderio -- Keller Williams
Mary Jean Green -- Coldwell Banker/Buckhead Brokers
Niki Paris -- Remax Buckhead
David Schenck -- Remax Executives
Nancy Bent -- Adams Realty
Kay Settle -- Harry Norman Realtors
Tootsie Hillier -- Prudential Atlanta Realty
Mack Scheidegger -- Metro Brokers
John Ladke -- Remax Buckhead

 Pro Bono

Inspections and evaluations performed for Non-Profit and Church groups

Jerusalem House
Nicholas House
Boulevard House
Oakhurst Baptist Church
Gwinnett Habitat For Humanity
Georgia Parent Support Network

 Buyer Referrals

Buyer referrals are available upon request - just use the email link below. Most inspections performed by CHI are buyer referrals.

Quick Information

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