About the Home Inspector

Licensed Home Inspector Jim Connelly

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A Detail-Oriented Inspector

Jim Connelly enjoys every aspect of inspecting homes, ranging from meeting new people to providing detailed inspection reports. He’s been helping Durham Area residents as a dedicated home inspector since 2015, but his history of excellent customer service spans more than 30 years.

As the owner/operator of St. James Home Services, Jim personally handles every detail of the home and commercial inspection process. He strives to ensure that you fully understand your inspection report and will happily answer any questions you may have.

Home Inspector Credentials

Jim knows that his role as an experienced home and commercial property inspector is of vital importance to his clients. After all, if your inspector isn’t properly trained and qualified, you could end up investing hundreds of thousands of dollars into a home you regret buying.

When you choose St. James Home Services, you can rest assured that your home inspector has received extensive training and continuously focuses on staying up-to-date with the latest industry standards. Jim’s credentials include:

  • North Carolina Licensed Home Inspector #3610
  • NC Licensed Home Inspector Association member
  • National Radon Certification #CRS03610 from Inspector Nation
  • National Mold Certification #CMIS003610 from Inspector Nation
  • Commercial Building Inspection certification from Carson Dunlop Weldon & Associates, Ltd.
  • Certificate of Advance Pool Inspection from the Home Inspection University in Florida
  • InterNACHI Member
  • Adheres to the North Carolina Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
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Inspector Nation Radon Proficiency Certificate
Inspector Nation Mold Proficiency Certificate
Understanding Mold Certificate
Commercial Building Inspection Course Certificate
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Commercial Building Inspection Course Certificate
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Inspection-Related Background

Jim has been intrigued by the home inspection industry since 1983. Before starting his own inspection company in 2015, he was the owner/operator of an auto repair business and an RV business.

The motorhomes he worked on included all the same major systems as a house, along with several others. This taught him how to easily and quickly identify issues that need to be repaired. On the side, he performed minor repair work and upgrades on houses, giving him even more relevant experience. His background also includes:

 

  • Associate’s Degree in Automotive Technology from Durham Community College
  • Mechanical Engineering Studies at NC State University
  • Owner/Operator of full-service gasoline service stations
  • Owner/Operator auto repair garage
  • RV Business – Sales, service, and management 

Meet Jim Connelly

Jim is a hands-on person who has always preferred working with his hands. He also enjoys camping, hiking, and RVing with his family. On the business side, Jim likes meeting new people, taking time with each customer, and reading through customer feedback.

Licensed Home Inspector Jim Connelly
  • North Carolina Licensed Home Inspector #3610
  • National Radon Certification #CRS03610 from Inspector Nation
  • National Mold Certification #CMIS003610 from Inspector Nation
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