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Duane Serrano


Home Inspector, General Contractor's License (22 years experience)


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Certified ASHI member (American Society of Home Inspectors)
ASHI Silicon Valley Chapter President for the years 2000, 2001
ASHI Silicon Valley Chapter Board Member, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2011
General Contractor Lic # 579397
Fourteen years experience as a construction coordinator/contractor
Specializing in insurance & restoration work for:
Fire, Earthquake, & Windstorm Damaged Homes
HUD Site Inspector for Construction Projects
Graduate of the Professional Home Inspection Institute
Performed over 9000 Professional home and building inspections
Assisted in the training of new inspectors.
Guest speaker at the HomePro National Convention.
Assisted in educating Realtors with presentations in Realtor offices and at De Anza College
Former "CHEERS" rater for PG&E (Calif. Home Energy Efficiency Rating System)
Former Expert Witness for Construction Deficiencies
HomePro Systems, Inc. Affiliate
Santa Clara County Association of Realtors Affiliate
Bonded and Insured (E&O and General Liability)


-Tri-Star Inspection Services was founded in 1993 to provide information, education and peace of mind to Real Estate owners, buyers, sellers and Real Estate Professionals.
-We recognize and promote Real Estate Inspections with integrity, honesty and objectivity.
-We maintain ethical and technical standards by following and exceeding the Ashi Standards of Practice and following the Ashi Code of Ethics.
-We promote public awareness and enhance consumer protection.

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04/09/2013 - user4800333
Inspection service. Morgan Hill, CA

My wife and I have had Duane due several inspections for us over the years. Duane is extremely responsive to questions we've had about homes we have purchased in the past. He has always made and effort to call back when we've left a message.

Barbara is great at getting things scheduled to everyone's convenience and Duane has always shown up on time.

Duane's inspections are the most comprehensive inspections we've had done. He goes into the attic and crawl spaces and really get down and dirty to see everything he can see without putting holes in walls or having x-ray vision. He is very thoughtful of keeping his work area clean when emerging from under a house.

His inspection reports are easy to follow and contain very useful and detailed information about his findings and general home care. We still refer to his inspections when we have questions concerning routine maintenance.
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04/09/2013 - user63142175
Inspection service. Santa Teresa, San Jose, CA

Duane made my home inspection process painless and so easy, putting many of my home-buying worries to rest. He was on-time, very thorough, friendly and courteous, answered all of my questions, and explained the HomeBook report to me so I understood everything. I would definitely recommend Duane and Tri-Star Inspections.  More Less 

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04/09/2013 - user9650681
Inspection service. Opal Cliffs, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

I have used Tri-Star Inspections for the purchase of all my properties and have always found Duane Serrano to be highly professional and detailed with his inspection process. His vast experience and expertise allowed me to finalize my purchases with confidence and clarity. I would highly recommend his services for your property inspection needs.  More Less 

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