Academic credentials include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the New York Institute of Technology, New York
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from New York University, NYC, New York
  • Masters in Business Administration from Clark University, Massachusetts
  • Post graduate course work in Computer Science at the Polytechnic Institute of New York

Home inspection and construction credentials include:

  • Massachusetts Home Inspector License # 811
  • Wood Destroying Insect Certification # 150305 (New England Pest Management Association, Inc.)
  • NRPP Radon Measurement Certification # 108237 RT
  • NRPP Radon Mitigation System Installation Certification # 108238 RMT
  • American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) member
  • American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, Inc. (AARST)
  • Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License (CSL) # 95271
  • Massachusetts Home Improvement Contractor (HIC) Registration # 192696

    I bring to the home inspection industry a detail oriented sense of professionalism and strong hands-on construction and home systems experience.  My mannerisms are very tutorial and educational in nature.  I take the time to explain to the prospective home owner what areas of the home I will be inspecting, what I am looking for and why.  And if there is an interest, I will certainly take the time to discuss and explain how some of the major systems of your home operate.  Buying a home is a major undertaking, I will take the time to answer your inspection related questions.  And once the inspection is complete, please feel free to contact me with additional questions that might arise.

    On a personal note, my hobbies, pastimes and other areas of interest include the acoustic guitar, colonial American history, muscle car restoration, photography, mathematics, concerts and live theater, woodworking, reading and travel.  My wife and I have three children and currently four grandchildren.  Oh, we also own two rescue dogs, Chloe and Commander Cody.

    From time to time I will publish a photo or two or three (some recent and some not so recent) of my hobbies or various other interests.  Hope you enjoy them.  Also, check out my Personal Interests page on this site.

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    As an entrepreneur, I have been involved in the construction and home remodeling business (general contractor) for over 25 years in both Massachusetts and New York, as well as spending over 25 years in the computer industry as a project/program manager, hardware designer, software architect and education and consulting services vice president for a security services start-up company in the southeast. 

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    Nubble Light House, Cape Neddick, Maine

    March 2010

    My Grand Daughter Lily meeting Peter Yarrow

    (She was a bit reluctant to shake his hand)

    (Peter, Paul & Mary)

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    MA Home Inspector Terry E. Tvrdik

    Photo taken in Fall 2014, Boothbay Harbor, Maine