President & Senior Engineer
Samuel A. Wood, MSCE, PE, is a Registered Professional Civil Engineer, who previously owned Advantage Home & Environment Inspections, Inc, established in 1995. and who now owns and operates Sam Wood Engineering, PLLC, established in 2017 and is Licensed or Registered in the States of West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Virginia. He has been an ASHI, American Society of Home Inspectors, Member since 1996 with over 14,600 home & structural inspections completed or had oversight on in West Virginia and Ohio. He is also the first and past President of the West Virginia Association of Home Inspectors, WVAHI. As a Lt. Colonel with the US Army Corps of Engineers, he retired in 1992 with 20 years of Active Duty Service. He has a Undergraduate Degree from Penn State University in Mathematics and a Masters of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University. While on Active Duty as the Facilities Engineer for Aberdeen Proving Ground and the Senior Director of Engineering and Housing for the Third Infantry Division in Bavaria, Germany, he was responsible for the design & construction of new housing and the maintenance of existing older housing totaling over 13,000 housing units.
Sam is also nationally recognized and sought out as an Expert Engineer and Speaker on “Residential Foundation, Basement & Crawl Space, & Structural Movement and Repairs; Their recognition, Causes, and Cures” for over 12 years now. He has given Structural Repair presentations at West Virginia Tech, Inspection Training Associates (A National Home Inspector Training Company) in Las Vegas for two years, with presentations at other National Home Inspection organizations, such as ASHI and NAHI and Franchises in Phoenix, Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale, Anaheim, Orlando, and at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas. For a full list of presentations, please request a copy of his resume.
In addition to my 42 years of experience in carrying out expert home inspections, I am licensed by the State Fire Marshall of West Virginia, and I have successfully passed the NHIE (National Home Inspector Exam) offered by the Exam Board of Professional Home Inspectors AND/OR the NAHI (National Association of Home Inspectors)West Virginia State exam. I carry general liability insurance, as required by the State Fire Marshall of West Virginia, Annually I complete at least 16 hours of continuing education in order to improve my knowledge and skills in the various standards and services of Home Inspection. I am happy to offer verification of any of these facts to prospective clients.