Gary Hart

-founder-

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Where are you from? How long have you lived in Austin?
“I am a native Texan, and was born in El Paso. I have called the Austin area home for over 30 years.”
What do you love about living in Central Texas?
“To those who are making their home in our community, I would encourage you to experience all of the great outdoor activities that Austin has to offer. I have spent a lot of time enjoying the natural beauty that Austin and the Hill Country have to offer, and love knowing that no matter how fast Austin grows, there are treasures here that will always remain the same.”
Tell us about your home life…
“I have been married for 11 years, and my wife and I have four wonderful children. We enjoy spending time with our extended family, being outdoors, and traveling between Texas and Colorado.”
How did you come to inspecting as a career choice? What is your previous professional experience or background?
“With over twelve years of experience in the residential and commercial construction fields, I began my career as a Professional Real Estate Home Inspector in 2004.

My experience, coupled with my innate desire to help others ensure safety in their homes, has lent itself naturally to a career in the home inspection industry.”
What do you enjoy most about being an inspector/ working with Austin Property Inspections?
“I consider myself to be an educator, as well as an inspector. My focus is on educating the home buyer about the true condition of their property. I enjoy helping our clients understand the way their home works & knowing they will benefit from that knowledge. I have also trained each of our inspectors very thoroughly so that they can offer that same level of service to our clients. I have enjoyed the process of training them and encouraging their professional development.”  

 

Sam Lucas

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Where are you from? How long have you lived in Austin?
“I moved to Austin in 2011 with my wife. We moved from a small town in southeast, Texas.”
What do you love about living in Central Texas?
“Texas itself is awesome, but Austin is a whole thing of its own. It is full of adventurous outdoor activities and wonderful restaurants.”
How did you come to inspecting as a career choice? What is your previous professional experience or background?
“I have worked in the past in residential remodeling. I discovered home inspection and the importance of having them done. I was fortunate enough to have Austin Property Inspections hire me and train me as one of their inspectors.”
What do you enjoy most about working with Austin Property Inspections?
“It feel less like I'm working for a company and more like I'm working with family. What I enjoy the most about being a home inspector is learning the structural components of a home, and passing that knowledge on to my clients. I definitely look forward to spending many more years here in Austin, and watching Austin Property Inspections grow as a company.”

 

 

Cullen Fleetwood

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Where are you from? How long have you lived in Austin?
“I am from Livingston, Texas and I have lived in Austin for a total of four years.”
What do you love about living in Central Texas?
“I love living here for the atmosphere and culture that Austin, in particular, offers. We love it here.  We really enjoy being able to find things to do outdoors and Austin offers plenty of that.”
Tell us about your family...
“I live in Austin with my girlfriend, Brittany, and my daughter Maddison.”
How did you come to inspecting as a career choice? What is your previous professional experience or background?
“Inspecting sort of came naturally to me.  I grew up working with my brother who is a contractor.  I learned a lot about the ins and outs of home building and remodeling.  I also worked for Lowe's for five years where I learned everything I could about specific products and recommendations for home repair.  I was ready to take another step career wise and inspecting was a natural progression for me.”
What do you enjoy most about being an inspector/ working with Austin Property Inspections?
“I enjoy the variety this job offers.  I appreciate the fact that I get to be in different locations and meet new, interesting people each day. I love working for Austin Property Inspections because this is the first job I have had where I feel entirely comfortable in what I am doing, and believe in who I am working for.”

 

Andy Miranda

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Where are you from? How long have you lived in Austin?
“I am from El Paso, Texas, but I have lived in Austin for four years.”
What do you love about living in Central Texas?
“Texas has always been home to me, but I love all that central Texas has to offer. Austin is a beautiful and eclectic city that can cater to just about anyone. I especially enjoy the quick commute to nearby metropolitan areas & the MUSIC!”
Tell us about your home life…
“My wife is from the cold North and came to Austin a few months before I did. We are both very passionate about the local housing market, and we agree that Central Texas is the best place to be!  We recently moved to Buda, TX where we reside with our Dutch Shepherd.”
How did you come to inspecting as a career choice? What is your previous professional experience or background?
“I renovated our 1970's home and quickly learned a lot about what is important in home quality. I hired Austin Property Inspections to inspect an investment property I was trying to purchase.

 After seeing Gary inspect the home I instantly knew what my next career would be. Gary was very knowledgeable and helpful in answering all of the questions that we had, and I knew that I could do the same for other buyers. Before home inspecting I had worked as a chef for 10 years.”
What do you enjoy most about being an inspector/ working with Austin Property Inspections?
“I feel that home inspecting is an ever changing, interesting line of work where there is always something to learn. I look forward to keeping abreast of the market and helping our customers make well informed decisions on their new home. I enjoy working with Austin Property Inspections because it is a small family run business and I know that we cater to the customer.”

 

John Ramos

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Where are you from? How long have you lived in Austin?
"I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I moved to Austin in the Spring of 2016, and I am proud to call Austin home."
What do you love about living in Central Texas?
"Coming from Houston, my favorite thing about Central Texas is the weather. I love the outdoors. Biking, hiking, kayaking, and flying airplanes are some of my favorite things to do outdoors!"      
Tell us about your home life... 
"I have been married for 5 years, and my wife and I have a two year old son. He keeps us busy! I have a passion for food & wine, and enjoy cooking for my family. " 
How did you come to inspecting as a career choice?  What is your previous professional experience or background? 
"I was a Sommelier for the last 12 years, and ran a wine program at an iconic restaurant in Houston, Texas. I was looking for a career that was more conducive to family life, and I found that in becoming a Professional Home Inspector. I have always had an affinity for being handy around the house and learning how things work. I enjoy what I'm doing, and I haven't looked back!"  
What do you enjoy most about working with Austin Property Inspections?  
"The owners are wonderful to work with, and they treat our employees like family. Coming from a large corporation, it's so refreshing working for a small, family-owned company. I also enjoy helping people understand all of the components of their new home, especially first-time home buyers."

 

Will Wilder

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Where are you from? How long have you lived in Austin?
“I am a native Texan, born and raised in Houston. I came to Austin nearly a decade ago and immediately fell in love with the city and the surrounding communities. To escape the big city sprawl my wife and I recently relocated to Lockhart - one of the best kept small town secrets of the hill country.”
What do you love about living in Central Texas?
“This list could go on for several paragraphs but I’ll stick to the highlights. Water, hiking, and having the whole state accessible in any direction. We all know that the hill country has the best swimming holes. To name a few, there’s Jacobs Well, Blue Hole, Hamilton Pool, and others I choose not to name in fear of loosing their secrecy. We’ve also got the best green belt for hiking.
Tell us about your home life…
“I have been married for nearly 3 wonderful years, and by the time you read this my wife and I will be tending to our first child. We enjoy camping, crafting, and Netflix. Our extended families are large and are located all over the state, so we take lots of road trips"                    
How did you come to inspecting as a career choice? What is your previous professional experience or background?
“I received my Professional Inspectors license back in 2017. I grew up in the house of a home builder where walking houses from a young age was part of my upbringing. Given that we always worked on our own homes and did our own reports, inspecting comes naturally to me. Prior to 2017 I spent just under a decade in the oil and gas business, traveling abroad researching the ownership of land and minerals. ”
What do you enjoy most about being an inspector/ working with Austin Property Inspections?
“I enjoy the ever-changing workplaces. While I get that some people may be happy going to the same cubicle everyday, it’s not for me. The most satisfying part of my job is inspecting. I really enjoy walking up to a house and finding every single thing that I can. I also take pride in helping people make informed decisions in the process of making one of the biggest purchases of their lives.”


 

Bernard Santistevan

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Where are you from? How long have you lived in Austin? 
“I moved from a small town in northeastern New Mexico.   I have lived in Austin now for 27 years with a couple of years in the Houston area.”
What do you love about living in Central Texas? 
“I enjoy living in Central Texas and the hill country. When I first visited Austin out of college, I knew right away I could find myself living here and enjoyed the many cool things Austin has to offer such live music, arts, and close proximity to major sporting events.”
How did you come to inspecting as a career choice? What is your previous professional experience or background?
“As a young kid, I helped my father work on building houses along with working summers in High School in Angel Fire, NM building log homes.   At the time I really enjoyed seeing how the homes were built and was always fascinated on how the different parts of the home were constructed from bottom to top.  I figured performing home inspections would be an interesting career choice and understand the importance of having real estate inspections done correctly.”
What do you enjoy most about working with Austin Property Inspections?
I enjoy working for Austin Property Inspections and appreciate what Gary and Heather have done for me. It’s great to know they have a solid understanding and knowledge of how to run a home inspection business and understand the importance of providing their customers with the best possible inspections into their future homes. Gary has provided me with insight on home inspections, materials, features of the home and is always available to assist and pass along his wealth of knowledge in the profession.”
Tell us about your family...
I’ve been married to my wonderful wife for 25 years and have three children.  My wife and I enjoy traveling when we get the time and enjoy visiting with friends and family.”



 
 

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Beka Lucas

-Marketing & Media/ Administrative Assistant-

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Where are you from? How long have you lived in Austin?
“My husband and I moved to Austin from Livingston, TX in 2011 and it has been a blast!”
What do you love about living in Central Texas?
“The food and the hiking trails are my favorite things about Central Texas.”
What do you enjoy most about working with Austin Property Inspections?
“There are many things that I like about working for Austin Property Inspections but what I enjoy the most is the fact that you are considered to be a part of their family. Marketing allows me to be creative and spread the word about this awesome company. Watching Austin Property Inspections grow has been very exciting and I can't wait to see what we can achieve next.”