My name is Rick Neveaux, my company name, Action Home Inspections. Since 2006 I have done over five thousand home and commercial building inspections primarily in the Comox Valley and Campbell River area. Whether it means buying or selling a home or commercial building, my goal is to represent the structure in a factual, professional, unbiased manner and to compile a summary of any issues, in context, so that all parties involved have a clear understanding of the building. Inspections help close the deal by precisely clarifying the qualities of the structure and are performed as part of a team effort with the respective realtors. I love helping people achieve their goals and enjoy mentoring and facilitating on the job training for some up and coming home inspectors, and sharing ideas with peers.
In the eighties I enlisted in the Canadian Forces as a Red Seal Auto Mechanic with a diesel ticket and served for twenty two years with EME Electrical Mechanical Engineering Corps. My tours of deployment as a peace keeper under United Nations included Israel and Cyprus, NATO tours to Norway, and transmitter site maintenance in Eureka, NWT.
During my military career I was often a field mechanic, working on everything from weed whackers to tanks. Trouble shooting and prompt repair of plumbing, electrical and structural components in vehicles, microwave towers and other buildings were of highest concern. Sometimes these repairs occurred under harsh weather conditions and lack of replacement parts, necessitating fabrication thereof. My passion was getting machines working and people moving. My extensive confined spaces and tower training is an asset when I inspect very tight crawl spaces and am on top of roofs.
Courtenay has been home for me since the nineties, after my last posting from Calgary. My wife Ellen and I have raised five children here and were then entrusted with the custody of our grandbaby.
After completion of my military service I chose to retire and return to civilian life. Not an easy task, since I grew up in a military family. However, my wife presented me with a Replica Kit of a 1965 Shelby Cobra, a dream of mine since boyhood, which I then hand built with my sons. This enabled a smooth transition into civilian life and set me on course for my next
adventure. By being able to use a lot of my previous technical experience and fulfilling my wish to help people in the best way I know how, becoming a home inspector was my natural choice.
Helping people isn't a job. Its our passion.