My father and I have always had an interest in home remodeling, construction and residential building trades so it just made sense that we venture into the home inspection business. We both bought “fixer- uppers” as our first homes and enjoyed the experience and satisfaction of resurrecting “houses” and making them “homes”. We’ve had extensive experience in the construction industry and successfully completed all the certification requirements of the West Virginia State Fire Marshall’s Office, including 80 hours of instruction and passing the National Association of Home Inspector’s exam. We take great pride in the work we produce which may be the most important factor of all in determining success.
But that’s just the beginning of our story. As you’ll see from our Bio section, our passion for home remodeling and construction led us to expand our knowledge of all residential housing components.
-Sam Hicks, Owner, H&H Home Services LLC
Home Inspector, October 2015 to present - West Virginia State Fire Commission License HI6395770-1015
Firefighter, 2015 to present - Extinguish hazardous fires that threaten property and civilian or natural populations, and rescue services for a variety of life threatening situations, like collapsed or burning buildings or crashed vehicles. Control and mitigate hazardous materials incidents at the Operations level. Provide Basic and Advanced Life Support in medical and trauma emergencies. Conduct public education for all age groups in the community. Participate in community outreach programs
Electrical Apprentice for IBEW 2013 to 2015 - Electrical wiring of buildings, stationary machines and related equipment. Installation of new electrical components and/or the maintenance and repair of existing electrical infrastructure. Troubleshooting electrical/ data wiring issues. Installation of low voltage data and fire alarm wiring.
Service Manager for Hill International Trucks 2011 to 2013 - Managed a union diesel truck shop of 11 diesel technicians and 3 service management personnel.
Graduated from West Virginia University in 2010 with a B.S. in Business Administration.
Home Inspector, October 2015 to present – West Virginia State Fire Commission License HI6394066-1015
- Related Experience – Administered housing rehabilitation programs over 15 year period which required numerous trainings covering electrical, plumbing, structural and HVAC components as well as lead-based paint regulations. Conducted preliminary inspections of homes to determine code and program deficiencies.
- Completed 80 hour course on National Electric Code (Residential) at Belmont Technical College
- Graduated from West Liberty State College in 1985 with a B.S. in Business Administration