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About Us

Wayne Richard has been sole proprietor of FootHills Home Inspection, LLC, since 1994 and has completed in excess of four thousand, one hundred inspections.

Prior to starting FootHills Home Inspection, LLC, Wayne had a successful building and remodeling business in the Seneca/Clemson area since 1981. This extensive experience has provided knowledge of just where typical building systems can develop problems.

His Master of Science background allows both analytical thought and attention to detail in the inspection of your home.

Wayne's extensive knowledge of building and electrical codes has resulted in referrals from local building officials. He will generate a detailed report that will be available to you or your agent at the completion of the inspection.

Licenses & Certifications

South Carolina Home Inspector License #RBI 123 since 1996--first year required

South Carolina Residential Builder License #RBB 7275 since 1986

Residential Master Electrician #88-02R since 1988

Professional Associations

  • Current member, and Past President, Vice-President and Secretary of the South Carolina Association of Home Inspectors (SCAHI) since 1996
  • Member North Carolina Licensed Home Inspector's Association (NCLHIA) since 2000
  • Affiliate Member: Tri-County Board of Realtors/Anderson Association of Realtors/Western Upstate Board of Realtors since 1994
  • Member International Code Congress, Professional level.
  • Education

    Bachelor of Science, 1976 and Master of Science, 1978. Western Carolina University.

    Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service: "Modular and Manufactured Housing". November 15, 1995. 5 hours credit. Spartanburg, SC.

    HomeTech Seminar: "How to Perform Home Inspections", September 12-13, 1996. 12 hours credit. Atlanta, GA.

    Clemson University-Cooperative Extension Service: "Home Moisture Problems, and Related Health Issues". 22 hours credit. February 17-19, 1997. Myrtle Beach, SC

    South Carolina Regional Associations of Building Code Officials: "Indoor Air Quality and HVAC". 5 hours credit. February 24, 1999. Greenville, SC.

    The Mediation Center: "Basic Mediation Training". 21 hours credit. April 6-8, 2000. Asheville, NC

    NCLHIA Spring Educational Conference. 12 hours credit. April 28-30, 2000. Charlotte, NC.

    The Mediation Center: "Personal Conflict Resolution". 14 hours credit. September 23-24, 2000. Asheville, NC

    The Mediation Center: "Advanced Workplace Mediation Training". 16 hours credit. November 16-17, 2000. Asheville, NC

    Greenville, SC Building Codes Dept. "International Residential Code Update". 3 hours. February 19, 2002. Greenville, SC

    NCLHIA Spring Educational Conference. 12 hours credit. April 11-13, 2002. Asheville, NC.

    SCAHI/ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) co-sponsored Educational Seminar. April 2002. 12 hours credit. Columbia, SC.

    Greenville, SC Building Codes Dept. "Significant Changes 2003 International Residential Code, with SC State Amendments". 4 hours. November 16, 2004. Greenville, SC

    National Association of Certified Home Inspectors: "Electrical 101 for the Home Inspector" 8 hours. August 19, 2006. Greenville, SC

    North Carolina Licensed Home Inspector Association: Summer Conference. 12 hours. August 25-26, 2006. Winston-Salem, NC

    North Carolina Licensed Home Inspector Association: Summer Conference. 8 hours. August 25, 2007. Winston-Salem, NC

    SCAHI(South Carolina Association of Home Inspectors)/ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) co-sponsored Annual Educational Seminar. March 29-30, 2008. 16 hours credit. Columbia, SC.