Loren Chewning began inspecting homes in 1996 as an apprentice in his father’s home inspection and civil engineering firm. For the next few years, he learned how to perform, write, and facilitate inspection reports for their growing clientele. In 1999, Loren became a certified home inspector in the state of Florida and began studying building construction and engineering in college.
In 2002, Loren took another Home Inspection training course at IFREC Real Estate school to prepare for the upcoming Florida state licensing law. At the same time, he began instructing home inspection, new construction, and field inspection courses at the Tampa and Orlando IFREC offices. In addition to his years of experience and instructing background, Loren has studied engineering and holds certifications in building construction. Today, Loren is a licensed Home Inspector in the state of Washington, an FHA compliance inspector and a HUD 203(k) consultant/inspector, and a HUD 203(k) consultant/inspector and has over 15 years of HUD and FHA experience.
In 2017, Summit to Sound Inspection Services hired Ron Free as our second inspector. Ron is a native Washingtonian to the Puget Sound area. Not only does he bring construction experience to Summit to Sound, Ron brings fifteen years in the carpentry field, specializing in new home construction and remodels. These qualities are extremely beneficial in the growing numbers of new communities being built in the Greater Puget Sound area. Ron Free received his Washington State Home Inspector License in 2013 and has been a great addition to our team and our clients. NACHI Member #16061702, WA LIC #1033