About Summit to Sound Inspections


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 2015, Summit to Sound Inspection Services hired Kyle Foster as our second inspector. Kyle is a Washington State University graduate who is passionate about home inspecting and its possibilities. Drawing on several years of experience in construction, steel manipulation and managing, Kyle provides services that help ensure the client is making a smart decision on their home purchase. Kyle Foster received his Washington State Home Inspector License in 2014 and has been a great addition to the Summit to Sound team. ASHI Member #258241, WA LIC #1236, WSDA #88367

In 2017, Summit to Sound Inspection Services hired Ron Free as our third 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

Summit to Sound performed an inspection on our very first house. Loren is amazing! He went above and beyond and spent over 3.5 hours inspecting every single aspect of the house that can be touched or seen. He also walked me through the maintenance that should be done on a regular basis in order to keep things in good shape. He will be our forever inspector for sure! Thanks again for a wonderful job!
Paul N.Bellevue, WA

Downtown Seattle

Washington Certified Home Inspector

Loren is a licensed home inspector in both Florida and Washington. His other certifications and licenses include:

  • FHA/VA/HUD Compliance
  • FEMA, Indoor Air Quality 2
  • Wind Mitigation
  • 203(K)
  • FNMA Home Path
  • Home Style
  • InterNACHI
  • ASHI

He has performed over 3,000 home inspections and thousands of manufactured home inspections, FHA/VA foundation inspections, final compliance inspections, home estimates, mold inspections, and roof and structural inspections. His experience also includes designing and drafting manufactured home foundation drawings and other special projects, including redesigning the New York Yankees spring training batting cages in Tampa, Florida.

Check out our sample report and sample report summary to see what you can expect from our home inspections.


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