|B. Sure Home Inspection Co. was established in February, 1993 by Bernie Caliendo. Bernie has inspected homes and properties throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. Homes ranging in age from new construction to over 286 years old. All residential construction types have been inspected including: stick & balloon wood framed, steel stud framed, concrete & glass structures, masonry structures, post & beam, log cabin types and multi-family. Bernie also inspects dual use & light commercial type buildings.|
His experience of over 20 years in the construction and remodeling business has brought him a wealth of knowledge on various building construction techniques, systems and components. All facets of construction were performed in residential and light commercial projects.
After graduating in 1993 from the Home Inspection Institute of America in Wallingford, Connecticut. Bernie maintained certification for 5 years after which he was designated a "Senior Certified Home Inspector". He now holds the designation of "Lifetime Senior Certified Home Inspector" by the Institute.
Bernie was appointed by the Governor of Connecticut in 1999 to serve on the newly created CT Home Inspection Licensing Board. In 2003, he was appointed Chairman of the Licensing Board and served in that capacity from 2003 to 2008. Bernie was instrumental in drafting many of the rules and regulations that govern the home inspection profession in Connecticut today. He was instrumental in initiating resiprocity for continuing education credits for license renewal between Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Bernie sat on the CT Deptment of Public Health (DPH) and American Lung Association (ALA)- Radon Coalition group and served as the education committee chairperson until the coalition was disbanded by the CT DPH in January 2012..
Bernie has participated as a subject matter expert in writing and evaluating exam questions & content for; The Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI) for the National Home Inspector Exam, assisted with development & content for Experior - on the CT Home Inspector Exam, and with PSI in development, content, wrting and evaluation on the current CT Home Inspector Licensing Exam.
Bernie has and continues to consult on a professional basis and provides expert witness testimony in simple and complex cases. click on "Consulting" button for more information.
Home Inspection License:
Connecticut - HOI # 3 - Department of Consumer Protection
Department of Public Health - State of Connecticut
Trained Instructor- "Measuring Radon in Residential Properties" for home inspectors
Qualified Professional - "Radon Measurement in CT Public Schools"
Listed - Nationally Certified Radon Measurement Professional
Certifications and Membership
Inspect Platinum Group, Ltd
Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA)
National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) / National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP)
Radon in Air & Water
NEHA/NRPP ID # 104356RT
Connecticut Association of Home Inspectors, Inc. (CAHI):
Served on the Board of Directors for 11 years
Chairman of the Board - 2001 to 2003 and 2005 to 2008
Member since 1993
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Environmental Assessment Association (EAA):
Certified Mold Inspector
Certified Environmental Consultant
National Exchange Club
Windsor Historical SocietyBoard of Directors 2014-15
The American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST)
Radon in Air & Water
Member ID # 1229
|Bernie continues to attend continuing education courses and seminars on home inspection, construction, insect infestation & damage, septic systems, along with environmental issues including: Radon in Air and Water; Water Quality: Analysis & Flow; and Indoor Air Quality including Mold contamination.. Bernie teaches continuing education courses to home inspectors from time to time and consults home inspectors and interns on the requirements for home inspection licensure and rules and regulations in Connecticut.|
CT Licensing Board Chairman 2003-2008
CT Licensing Board 1999-2008