A resident of the Greater Portland Metro Area since 1979, Kurt Nickelsen is one of the most tenured home inspectors in the area, having now performed residential and commercial inspection services for over two decades, with over 10,000 inspections under his belt. There are only a few inspectors in the entire SW Washington and NW Oregon region who have performed residential and commercial inspections as long as Kurt.
Transitioning from his long-held position at the City of Washougal as head of Parks and Recreation, where he was first licensed in 1986 with the Washington State Department of Agriculture and his duties included inspecting, maintaining, and repairing commercial property and publicly-owned buildings, as well as the inspection of playgrounds as a Certified Playground Inspector, was natural. First partnering with another inspector as co-owner of Inspection Consulting, Inc., Kurt, along with Tracy, his spouse of 40 years, decided a change was needed and they opened Nickelsen Home Inspections, LLC in 2005.
Kurt’s long list of professional credentials include but is not limited to his membership with the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors and the Washington State Pest Management Association. He’s a Board-Certified Home Inspector (CMI) and is former president of SWWAHI—The SW Washington Association of Home Inspectors.
When he isn’t performing inspections and operating the business, Kurt and Tracy stay busy (perhaps too busy…) taking care of their goats, chickens, two dogs, and his farm in north Clark County where something always needs repairs, maintenance, or mowing.
A long-time homeowner and landlord with multiple properties, Kurt understands what it means to purchase a real estate, and brings this, along with his extensive inspection and property-maintenance and management experience, to every property he has the pleasure of eyeing.
Justin Nickelsen, CMI, CPI, ACI
Justin Nickelsen is a second-generation home inspector with exceptional experience and qualifications in the home inspection profession. He has performed over 6,000 inspections in his career. Justin is also one of only a handful of Board-Certified Master Inspectors in the States of Oregon and Washington. Coupled with his years in residential construction, Justin brings a background in philosophy and teaching to his inspections, which is put to work in the investigational and communicatory aspects of the home inspection profession.
Beyond his work as a home inspector, Justin enjoys chasing his six children, is an avid reader and writer with interests in philosophy, comparative religion, early American history and contemporary social issues, cheers on the Red Sox, enjoys the outdoors, and drinks lots of coffee.
Justin brings great enthusiasm for his work, a love for helping people, and substantial experience and education to each of his inspections. He is ready to take on the challenge of your inspection needs and looks forward to making you his next happy client.
La’Velle is our Office Manager and provides Executive Level Support for Nickelsen Home Inspections. She is Kurt & Tracy Nickelsen’s niece and works diligently to ensure that Nickelsen Home Inspections remains a small town, family owned business with the efficiency and reach of a big corporation. She handles the day to day operations, scheduling, HR, Accounting, Marketing and sometimes even Tech Support!
She comes to us with 20+ years of Administrative Experience and 15+ years Managerial Experience. She has worked for multiple fortune 500 companies including Dollar Rent-A-Car, Prudential Health Care and UPS to name a few.
When you call in, chances are you are talking to La’Velle. You can feel confident in her ability to handle your needs or find someone who can!
Michael Frey, CMI, CPI
Michael is an analytical person, excited to learn and apply his knowledge to whatever he endeavors. This is exactly what he did when he started working with Nickelsen Home Inspections, LLC some years ago, after spending some time roofing, framing, and doing HVAC work. That knowledge is what he brings to the furnaces, crawl spaces, electrical panels, and attics he inspects.
When he isn’t doing inspections, Michael might be busy kayaking with his wife, arguing politics, handling a host of dogs and cats, or building a computer.
A Board-Certified Master Inspector and Certified Professional Inspector with the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, and an experienced inspector, having performed or aided in the completion of over 2,000 inspections, we at Nickelsen Home Inspections, LLC are certain that you will be pleased with Michael’s work.
We are committed to providing industry-leading service to our valued clients. At NHI, you are part of the family. Our certified and credentialed inspectors have performed over 20,000 inspections. Allow us to bring that experience to you!
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