Kevin Mickels (Inspection Consulting, Inc.) Home Inspector



Kevin Mickels
location_on Vancouver, WA — Inspection Consulting, Inc.
Get to Know Kevin Mickels

Be part of our ethical business team!  Kevin has 30 years in construction and 20 years of inspecting experience, both in residential and commercial.  We serve SW Washington and up through Seattle/Tacoma, Salem to Portland metro, and the entire Columbia Gorge.  Ask other inspectors about their training, background, and experience.  Then call us for the best trained, most experienced construction inspector around!

Our specialty is ethics and communication, whether it be an in-depth inspection for a prospective buyer, or assisting in resolution of disputes.  This is accomplished by having extensive training as a journey carpenter, contractor, inspector, building official, business owner, professional speaker and trainer. 10 years of municipal building department management (8 of which was also as a private contractor for FHA/VA/Mtg. and draw companies)  after almost 10 years of construction experience led to the last 10 years of running a top notch inspection firm. 

Dispute resolution and legal mitigation are easily addressed, after all this experience, but especially with Common Sense!  For the last 2 1/2 years, Kevin has heavily trained in ethics, communication and human relations, through specialty courses designed to further communication and work closely with all types of people toward mutually beneficial goals. 

Backed by state, national and international certifications, experience, common sense, and being an avid construction and human relations fan, we have experience and credentials beyond what most others can offer.  See what happens when you include a Professional Construction Facilitator!


Residential and small to medium commercial construction of any type are addressed.  With an available resource team ranging from engineers to inspectors to construction specialists, we can put together any degree of inspection/analysis/resolution needed. 

Certificates and education achieved:

State of Oregon A-Level Structural InspectorState of Oregon Certified Home InspectorManaged Municipal Building Dept. for 10 years Internation Conference of Building Officials Structural InspectorInternational Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials Plumbing InspectorState of Washington Structural ConsultantState of Washington Cross Connection Control SpecialistAssociates Degree in Industrial Technology, Chemeketa Community CollegeCertificate in Inspection Technology, Chemeketa Community CollegeContinuing education in human relations, ethics and communication is ongoing several times a month.Carpenter apprenticeship program, resulting in journeyman carpenter certificationAnnual code change conferences for WABO, ICBO, IAPMO, Tri-state (OR/WA/ID) code conferencesApplication of zoning, planning, plan review, field inspection, building permit application, shorelines permits, subdivisions, short plats, etc.Liason/staff to Board of Adjustment, Board of Appeals, City Council, Planning Commission. 

My past involvements with writing code in municipalities, advising clients, coaching professional business people, being on boards and committees associated with construction inspection have always led to my being in the forefront of any business activity.  President of many business, professional, code and civic organizations, I will use my professional speaking and mitigation skills to your advantage, even if it is simply to relay information to your client.

Professional Speaking Seminars

Pick your topic!  15 minutes to a couple of hours!  Use our expertise to your advantage!

Real Estate OfficesMortgage and Lending OfficesAppraisal FirmsFirst Time HomebuyersNon-Profit Housing ProgramsOpen House and Informational Programs

Kevin can add his knowledge, energy, enthusiasm and rapport skills to brighten and inform at just about any real-estate function.  Call for more information!


Home and commmercial inspection, 203k, FHA, VA, Draw & warranty, dispute resolution, pest inspection, legal mitigation, 30 years construction overall, 20 years inspecting and 20,000+ inspections done!