Mr. Charlie Sessums, owner of Alpha Building Consultants is both a Residential and Commercial Inspection Contractor. His company performs residential inspections in the state of Mississippi and commercial inspections throughout the southeast. He has over 20 years experience as a builder, inspector and consultant in the construction and forensics industry.

Mr. Sessums is a Licensed Home Inspector (MHIB 0187 NH) in the state of Mississippi and was appointed by the Governor to the Mississippi Home Inspection Regulatory Board. He served as the board’s vice-chair until 2009. At that time Mr. Sessums was invited to be a member of “The Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors.” As a board member of the EBPHI he has helped improve the test used by most states to license home inspectors. He has performed over 1000 inspections. He is a licensed builder (# R05453).

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Owner/Inspector C R Services of Mississippi, Inc . DBA: Alpha Inspection Brandon, MS

October 2001-present

  • Perform residential inspections.
  • Perform commercial (ASTM compliant) inspections and reserve studies.
  • Perform new construction inspections.
  • Provide litigation and expert witness services for home buyers, builders and other parties.
  • Perform draw inspections on new construction and construction projects.
  • Create training program and train new inspectors.

QA/QC Manager, Jacob/Preferred Management Group, Jackson, MS

September 2008 – December 2009

  • Served as a sub-consultant on the 2006 Jackson Public School bond issue.
  • Conducted daily site inspections to confirm compliance with professional specifications and drawings.
  • Oversaw contractors, testing labs, concrete pours and inspected any work before it was covered.
  • Inspected both deep pile and shallow foundations.
  • Oversaw and inspected multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Inspected buildings in excess of 100,000 square feet with budgets of more than nineteen million dollars.

Owner, C R Services of Mississippi, Inc., Brandon, MS

1998 to present

  • Perform construction, repairs and remodels for commercial and residential clients.
  • Create estimates and proposals for commercial and residential projects.
  • Determine schedule and tracking for projects.
  • Hire and oversee employees.
  • Train new employees.
  • Complete invoicing, job analysis and bookkeeping.

Project Superintendent, Love Irrigation, Ridgeland, MS

1996-1998

  • Created estimates and bids for commercial and residential irrigation system installation and maintenance.
  • Designed irrigation systems to meet the specific needs of the customers.
  • Supervised the implementation of commercial and residential systems.
  • Tested, certified and installed backflow prevention systems.
  • Maintained contact with clients before and during projects.
  • Trained and supervised employees.
  • Scheduled subcontractors and other tradesmen.
  • Designed and implemented a safety program for the company.
  • Coordinated with the necessary government agencies for permits.

Project Superintendent, DeRanz Building Systems , Brandon, MS

1990-1996

  • Supervised employees.
  • Completed schedule of subcontractors and tradesmen.
  • Maintained a safe and clean work environment.
  • Conducted regular meetings to assure all trades work together to meet deadlines in a cooperative manner.
  • Coordinated with city, county and state agencies on permits and inspections.
  • Supervised the construction and completion of several local restaurants and businesses.
  • Maintained contact with clients to determine project details and requirements.
  • Maintained contact with clients before and during projects.

LITIGATION EXPERT CASE EXPERIENCE

(Supplied on Request–Client Confidentiality Rules Apply)

EDUCATION

University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS -  Bachelor of Science in Industrial Accounting 1983
Inspection Training Associates International Training School -  Contractors Course 2001
Inspection Training Associates International Training School -  HUD/FHA 2001

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Certified Diagnostic Home Energy Survey Professional (HESP)
  • HUD 203K Consultant
  • American Society of Home Inspectors Member (#205826)
  • International Code Certified for Residential One and Two Family
  • Mississippi Home Inspector (license MHIB 0187 NH)

HONORS

  • Board Member for “The Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors,” 2011
  • Contributing author for upcoming “ASHI Home Inspector Training Guide,” 2010
  • Chair of the Mississippi Home Inspection Regulatory Board, 2009 – 2010
  • Subject Matter Expert to “The Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors,” 2009-2011
  • Appointed by the Governor of Mississippi to the Home Inspection Regulatory Board, 2008
  • President of the Mississippi chapter of The American Society of Home Inspectors, 2007-2009

ONGOING EDUCATION

ASHRAE 90.1-2010 Course – 2014

  • Energy Codes for Commercial and State Owned Buildings

American Society of Home Inspectors - Inspection World Annual Conference - 2014

  • Website Optimization
  • Fortified Homes Evaluation
  • 7 Levels of Communication
  • Pool and Spa Inspections
  • Reserve Funds Studies

American Society of Home Inspectors - Inspection World Annual Conference – 2013

  • Wood Truss Inspections
  • Supplemental Streams of Revenue
  • Inspecting Decks, Stairs and Handrails
  • Manufactured and Modular Home Inspections
  • Mobile Phone Tools to Market and Run your Business

American Society of Home Inspectors - Inspection World Annual Conference – Smart Track – 2012

  • Interior
  • Cooling

InterNACHI- 2012

  • Residential Electrical Inspections
  • Roof Inspection
  • 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know
  • Deck Inspections

Evan Terry Associates, P.C. – 2012

  • A Review of Selected Issues in the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
  • Accessible Parking, Exterior Route, Ramps and Curb Ramps

Deck Building – On-Line Course 2011

Level 1 & Level 2 Combo Course for Diagnostic Home Energy Survey – Boise, ID -2010

  • Energy Code Introduction 2009 IECC
  • Homestar and Residential Energy Audits
  • Plumbing Code Review
  • Infrared Imaging and Energy Audits
  • HVAC High Efficiency Systems
  • Engineered Wood
  • Advance Structure Inspections & Reporting
  • Deck Safety
  • Spray foam insulation

ASHI Inspection World – Orlando -2010

  • Understanding Today's HVAC
  • Role of the Home Inspector in Divorce Real Estate
  • Social Media Marketing for Home Inspectors
  • Wind Resistant Construction
  • 2009 International Residential Building Code
  • Partnering with Other Professionals
  • Truth Behind the Walls & Go Green With Thermal Imaging

American Society of Home Inspectors Inspection World Annual Conference – Las Vegas - 2010

  • Understanding Today's HVAC Systems
  • Role of the Home Inspector in Divorce Real Estate
  • Wind Resistant Construction
  • 2009 International Residential Building Code
  • Truth Behind the Walls & Go Green with Thermal Imaging

American Society of Home Inspectors Inspection World Annual Conference – Orlando - 2009

  • Eco-Inspector: Building Science
  • Capital Reserve Studies
  • Infrared: A Fad or the New Industry Standard
  • From Hail to Hurricane: Extreme Weather and Roofing
  • Green Energy Building Inspections
  • Foundation Problems and Identification
  • Crawl Space Floor Structure and Defects
  • Decks: The Ups and Downs, Design and Failure

ICC Mechanical and Plumbing Code Certification Classe s – Pearl - 2008

American Society of Home Inspectors Inspection World Annual Conference – New Orleans - 2008

  • Measuring a Home’s Energy Performance
  • EIFS: What Every Home Inspector Should Know, and Inspect
  • Commercial Inspections
  • Understanding Dampness
  • Residential Moisture Intrusion, Building Science and Forensic Investigations
  • New Construction Inspections

American Society of Home Inspectors Inspection World Annual Conference – Los Angeles - 2007

  • Concrete and Steel Structures: An Overview of Commercial Structures
  • Crawlspace and Floor Structure Defects: Recognition, Causes and Cures
  • Hardcoat Stucco
  • The Next Step – Forensic Investigations
  • Basement Inspections
  • 2006 International Residential Code, Building Planning 1
  • Expert Witness

American Society of Home Inspectors Inspection World Annual Conference – Ft. Lauderdale - 2006

  • Digital Photography for Home Inspectors
  • Wood Deck Defects
  • Pool and Spa Inspections
  • Water Intrusion Into Buildings: Forensic Investigations
  • Commercial Electrical
  • New Construction Crises – Home Inspectors to the Rescue
  • Flat Roofs
  • Building Science, Part One
  • Building Science, Part Two
  • Structural Inspections Mississippi

American Society of Home Inspectors Inspection World Annual Conference – Austin - 2005

  • Inspecting Engineered Lumber Frame Houses
  • Alternative Energy Sources
  • Fireplaces and Chimneys
  • Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters
  • Commercial Air Conditioning Systems
  • Decks, Stairways, and Balconies
  • Phased New Construction Inspections: Pre-Drywall Inspections

American Society of Home Inspectors Inspection World Annual Conference – Albuquerque - 2004

  • New Construction Inspection
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Managing Breakdowns in Customer Interactions
  • 3 Prong Outlets are Big Fat Liars
  • National Electrical Code Basics
  • The Applied DISC Model
  • Engineered Lumber
  • Advanced Plumbing Inspections
  • Chimney, Fireplace and Hearth Appliance Inspections
  • Situational Service
  • Moisture Intrusion

Inspection Training Associates Annual EXPO – Las Vegas – 2002