20/20 Home Inspections
Curriculum Vitae


A Professional Home Inspection and Related Systems Consultant







20/20 Home Inspections


2930 Geer Road #192

Turlock, CA.  California 95382          Phone 209-613-1430              




Value Based Real Estate Consultations

Brad Deal Broker                             Phone 209-613-1430

1/1/2008 to Present

2930 Geer Road #192

Turlock, CA 95382



Deal Built Homes

1982 to 1998

2824 Park Ave. Ste A

Merced, California 95340



Deal and Prine (A California Corporation)

1978 to 1981

3022 N. “G” Street

Merced, California


Raised in the Family Building Business



California State University at Fresno

Bachelor of Science Degree in Heavy Construction Management 1978


Merced Junior College

A. S. Degree 1976


Merced Union High School

Graduated 1974



California Contractors License # 408250   www.cslb.ca.gov

            Classifications: Inactive

            A-1 General Engineering

            B-1 General Contracting

            C-8 Concrete


California Real Estate Brokers License #01149536 www.dre.cahwnet.gov


Federal Housing Administration

            Inspector #N258

            203(k) Housing Consultant #S0338


California-National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (CalNACHI) Board      Member/Chairman of the Standards of Practice Committee www.calnachi.org


California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA)

            Certified Inspector Member CIE #10589DE From 1999 to Sept. 2007 www.creia.org


Fireplace Investigation, Research & Education Service (F.I.R.E) www.F-I-R-Eservice.com

            Certified Fireplace Inspector #66


Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) Member #6113

            www.iaqa.org, www.iaqcouncil.org, www.iestandards.org


            Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) #0607094

            Certified Microbial Consultant (CMC) #0701024  www.iaqcouncil.org


            IAQA is a member of the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty           Boards.  www.cesb.org   All consultant certifications must meet the Council of       Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards standards. 


            Certified Mold Remediator (CMR) # 03807 Not Renewed


American Institute of Inspectors (AII) www.inspection.org

            Certified Mobile Home Inspector #M-3090


Partnership for Response and Recovery www.parrinspections.com

            (PaRR Inspections Subcontractor to FEMA Disaster Inspections)

            Inspector ID #19250


Housing and Urban Development (HUD) www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/203kabou.cfm

203(k) Housing Consultant #S0338


Rated Energy Plus

Certified Energy Technician #3949-12600




Deposition regarding




No. CIV.S03-1699MCE PAN


Deposition regarding








20/20 Home Inspections 1998 to Present


Over 3,250 home inspections to date. Since 1981 I have had countless course of construction code inspections


Deal Built Homes 1982 to 1998

Residential Construction Company



Specializing in land acquisition, map approval, installation of the city infrastructure and building the homes.  We bought the ground, obtain necessary map approvals, installed the offsite improvements and built the houses.  I had a crew of 8 to 12 employees who would keep as much of the work in-house. We had the equipment and the personnel to install almost all the road improvements and build the houses using a limited number of outside contractors. 


Including but not limited to the following projects:


Alexander Estates, joint venture purchase of 23 finished lots. Build out the homes for sale and investments.

Driftwood Condominiums, 16 entry-level condominiums

Zerenberg’s commercial building 18th and k streets Merced

Heritage Park, land acquisition, map approvals installation of city infrastructure and building the homes.

County Living Estates, land acquisition, map approvals and installation of county infrastructure and building 12 homes.

Park Ave, 16 building pads, for retail sale, built 2-5656 square foot buildings including tenant improvements

Victoria Gables, 12 luxury condominiums

Camelot Estates, Assisted in designing layout and negotiated with City of Merced regarding approximately 100 10,000 square foot paper lots.

Sandoval Gardens, Midway district of Dos Palos. One of the very last Farmers Home Loan Program residential development projects. Land acquisition, infrastructure development and construction of 10 low cost homes

Sweetriver 10 lot purchases and construction of homes.

Quail Run Merced, 16 lot purchases and homes built

Donna Drive, One home

Hansen Park, Land acquisition, map approval of 75 homes, city infrastructure and home construction.

Many homes on individual lots



Deal and Prine  (A California Corporation) 1978 to 1981

After graduation worked for my father as a job site supervisor until his retirement




Fire Education, Research & Education Service

48 hours of tested instruction regarding installation and safe operation of residential fireplaces 11/15/2003


8 Hours of education “Advanced consulting & Professional Witness101 &102

Education regarding litigation support and expert witness testimony


30 Hours every year continuing education for Membership in the California Real Estate Inspection Association.  Continuing education is required to maintain membership.


50 Hours continuing education every four years required for my California Real Estate Brokers License.  Required to renew the Real Estate Brokers License


20 Hours every 2 years continuing education

Required for maintaining the IAQA Certified Mold Remediator Designation.


20 Hours every 2 years continuing education

Required for maintaining the IAQA Certified Indoor Environmentalist Designation.


Inspecting Gas Forced Air, Wall and Floor Furnaces Toolbox Seminar

6 hours of education regarding gas fire appliances in the Californian Home 7/17/2005


Indoor Air Quality Association Sponsored “Mold Remediation Training”

24 Hours of mold remediation training 6/8/3004 – 6/10/2004


Indoor Air Quality Association Sponsored “Indoor Environmental Training”

32 hours of indoor environmental training 12/6/2004 to 12/10/2004


American Institute of Inspectors Sponsored Mobile Home Training

7 hours of education regarding proper inspection protocol for mobile home inspections 11/20/2004


Natural Gas Appliance Seminar for California Real Estate Inspectors Association

Seven hours of education regarding gas fired appliances in the typical California Home 10/25/2003


Partnership for Response and Recovery

8 hours of disaster inspection training for Federal Emergency Management Act 8/24/2004


CREIA Spring Conference

24 hours of continuing education March 28th to March 30 2003


Hometest 300 series Mold and Healthy Home Training Course 

7 Hours of education regarding mold sampling in residential settings 10/13/2002


Hometest Mold and Healthy Home Training Coarse

7 hours of education regarding mold sampling in residential settings 5/8/2001


Acheson 203(k) Course

8 hour course required by HUD to participate in the FHA loan 203(k) rehabilitation loan program.  As a HUD consultant I am responsible for estimating costs, tracking construction and advising borrowers regarding HUD construction guidelines. 2/29/2000


Rated Energy Plus

8 hours of training regarding residential in regards to energy efficient mortgages 1/26/2000


Inspection 2000

CREIA continuing education 1/16/2000 to 1/19/2000


Inspection Training Associates’ (ITA) Correspondent Inspection Training Course #5

125 Hour Introductory home inspection course including Structures, Roofing, Heating, Air Conditioning, Exteriors, Plumbing, Electrical, Standards, and Report Writing.  Certificate of completion dated 1/25/2000


42 Days Disaster Inspections in Florida and Alabama for Hurricanes Charley, Frances,

and Ivan  Over 350 disaster inspections during this period




Training Manual: “A Real Estate Agent’s Guide to Home Inspections

Intended to be a continuing education manual for the Department of Real Estate

(Currently being edited}



Magazine Article:  “Should Home Inspectors Rely on Codes?” CREIA membership magazine.


Weekly Newspaper Article in the Turlock Journal


Firewalls Aren’t Just in Computers 2/23/2005

Smoke Detectors are the Most Important Safety System in a Home 1/26/2005

Everything BUT Duct Tape 1/12/2005

Lots of Training Involved When it Comes to Indoor Air Quality 12/31/2004

Be Careful with your Christmas Tree 12/22/2004

My 42 days with FEMA in Florida 10/27/2004

I’ll Take an Earthquake Over a Hurricane Anytime 10/2/2004

Did You Know Insurance Companies Keep a Secret History of Your Home? 9/4/2004

Too Busy to Make Money 8/14.2004

Real Estate Investing is about Strategy 8/7/2004

A Spot Check Usually Is Not Enough 7/3/2004

Construction Defects, Real or Imagined 6/26/2004

Clean Air and Your Air Conditioner 6/23/2004

Some More Thoughts on Pest Inspections 6/12/2004

Pest Inspections, Home Inspections: Not Quite the Same Thing: 6/5/2005

All Roof Checks are not Equal 5/29/2004

Understanding Mold 5/22/2004

Home Inspections are Protection 5/8/2004

Aluminum Wiring Should be Left to the Experts 8/28/2004

Home Inspections are Buyer’s Appraisal 4/28/2004



Organization Affiliations


Current Inspector Member
California Real Estate Inspection Association

Past Member CalNACHI

California-National Association of Certified Home Inspectors


Past Member InterNACHI

International Association of Certified Home Inspectors

Member IAQA 

Indoor Air Quality Association

American Indoor Air Quality Council

Indoor Environmental Standards Organization


Member Modesto Elks

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