Luke Martin Home Inspector
Luke Martin is an experienced home renovator. For the past 15 years, he has been working in the family real estate business (2.5 million dollars in holdings). The business specializes in purchasing undervalued real estate and renovating it into rental property that is managed and held for the long term. Luke’s roles in the company have included assessment and purchase of buildings and land as well as management of business finances including capital, revenue and expenses.
The renovation projects have included: basic cosmetic upgrades, raising roofs, adding second stories, total rewiring, installing new heating system (including radiant heat), installing septic systems, landscaping and reinsulating buildings to current R-value standards. Luke’s has been the builder and project coordinator. In order to increase his understanding, he supports and assists the licensed and skilled tradespeople.
Qualifications: Having seen homes in all stages of deconstruction/construction, Luke understands the home construction process and how individual home systems are installed, function together and are maintained.
With over 15 years of golf course experience, Luke is also able to view the landscape with a trained eye. Drainage, lawncare, landscaping, planting and plant/tree selections are critical to properly maintaining a home. Luke helps our Home Inspection clients visualize and understand this side of home maintenance and ownership.
As a highly trained ski instructor, Luke has learned that teaching skiing is only “part of his job.” He also needs to work with and manage the group with whom he is skiing. When working as a home inspector, Luke’s group may consist of the Buyer(s), Buyer’s Agent, Seller(s),and Seller’s Agent. His ability to work with and manage groups is an extremely valuable asset, as he performs home inspections and works with all parties involved.
Education:Bachelor of Liberal Arts, University of Maine, Farmington, Maine
Associates of Science in Turf Grass Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Licensed Home Inspector #499
Licensed Septic Installer #5462
Professional Affiliations:ASHI, American Society of Home Inspectors Member
PSIA, Examiner with Professional Ski Instructors of America
USSA, Level 300 certified ski coach with United States Ski Coaching Association
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