Licensed Texas Real Estate Professional Home Inspector
Bachelor of Architecture (Univ. of Texas at Arlington)
Master of Computer Science (Oklahoma City University)
15 years of architecture and construction experience
Intern Development Program completed (NCARB)
Fullfills 16 hours of continuing education every year
Affiliate Member of Collin County Association of Realtors (CCAR)
Jake Chen has achieved the title of Licensed Texas Real Estate Professional
Home Inspector from TREC - the highest designation available right out of
His mission statement is:
“It’s not about how much the service fee costs or how fast I can get the job done. It’s about how much time I can spend on your home inspection as well as your report or how well I can do the best I can for your clients. This will keep your long term residential house investors an active participant in the process. My optimal goal is to have the best quality of work and build up a good relationship with your clients, propelling my experiences and skills to a new level.”
Jake attended the University of Texas at Arlington, where he earned his B.S. degree in architecture. After that, he went to Oklahoma City University for graduate school, where he studied computer science for two years. He started working his first job as an intern architect at M.J. Wright & Associates, Inc. His responsibilities included designing custom residential homes and producing construction documents. He also conducted environmental and site analysis. He then went on to become a project designer at WRA Architects, Inc. His responsibilities included site planning, programming, schematic design, design development, construction documents, consultant coordination, and construction administration, along with standard details library development and maintenance. He assisted the project manager with project coordination and management efforts. He prepared ASI’s, coordinated revisions and/or addenda to construction documents, reviewed consultant’s documents, shop drawings, product submittals, and product data for compliance with design intent of construction drawings and specifications. He started his own business, United Home Inspection, as a TREC-certified professional home inspector; he has the erudition and proficiency to provide clients with a thorough, adept, as well as specialized inspection of one's home, from roof to foundation. Initially, he will check the exterior walls, roof, driveway, deck, etc. outside the home, and then he will move inside to examine the walls, ceilings, floors, doors, and windows. The heating, air-conditioning, plumbing, and electrical systems will all be assessed to ensure that they function as intended. Bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms receive a thorough analysis, along with the attic and basement or crawl space.
Jake Chen - Professional Home
Inspector and Architect
We’ve collaborated with an array of wonderful clients on the most rewarding projects. Here is their feedback.
"We hired Jake to inspect a house we wanted to buy. Jake arrived on time at the property. He did not rush it and conducted a thorough inspection. At the end of this inspection, he walked us around the property and pointed out areas of concerns. He also answered all our questions patiently. We received a professionally written report shortly after. I would highly recommend Jake's service to any buyer. You will get the peace of mind from a knowledgeable inspector with integrity."
Richard Wang, Home Buyer - Plano, Texas
"Jake is very nice person. He has excellent experience on house inspection. In his report, he not only points out all the issues, combined with photos, but also gives very useful suggestions about how to fix the issues. In addition, he charges very reasonable service fee. I highly recommend you ask him to inspect your house."
Jack He, Home Buyer - Plano, Texas
"Jake provided an excellent service in inspecting our house for any existing/potential problems. He is very professional and thorough in his service, going through every inch of the house both inside and outside. He is courteous and sincere in explaining to us in layman's term of the problems that existed. Jake's professional report is essential during our decision to acquire the house, and his price is more than fair. I would highly recommend his service to all my friends and associates."
John Rong, Home Buyer - Allen, Texas