Meet Our Team

The people behind the company are the company.  Here’s a little introduction…


Mark Kearns
Mark Kearns has been a part of the inspection industry since 1986. He is a licensed pest control operator, general contractor and holds several additional specialty classifications. He has personally done thousands of inspections and has developed long-standing relationships with numerous area brokers.
Jonathan Van Hoy
Structural Pest Inspector
Jonathan has a broad knowledge of both structural and general pest control. He maintains dual branch 2 and 3 licensing. He began inspecting southern California homes in 2005. In his spare time, he enjoys disc golfing at local courses and hunting for great deals on ebay.
Eric Beck
Home Inspector
Eric is an experienced home inspector and Bay Area native. He has looked at numerous homes and enjoys being able to empower home buyers or sellers to make informed housing decisions.
Brian Wicks
Roof Inspector
Brian has been roofing since since 1990. He has personally installed, repaired and inspected roofs on thousands of Bay Area homes. In his spare time you'll find him with his son or playing in a band.
Brian Goldstone
Senior Home Inspector
Brian is an industry veteran who has inspected thousands of homes. He has previously owned his own inspection business and has worked for several other inspection companies before joining Specialty Inspections in 2006. Brian is also a licensed general contractor and expert plumber and brings a rich construction background to the home inspection process.
Andy Hansen
Structural Pest Inspector
A long-time industry professional, Andy has extensive experience providing termite inspections and repairs in Montclair, Piedmont, Berkeley and Oakland. As a result, Andy brings particular expertise to inspections of older buildings in established parts of the East Bay.
Ken Browning
Structural Pest Inspector
Ken brings a wealth of insight and detail to termite inspection reports. His attention to construction detail and reliability have gained a growing base of satisfied clients who continue to return for help with real estate transactions. He joined Specialty Inspections as a seasoned inspector with thousands of inspections performed throughout the entire Bay Area.
Sean Abreu
Home Inspector
Sean recently joined Specialty and has been inspecting homes since 2012 and is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors. As a musician and writer, he brings particular attention to detail to home inspection. He enjoys a variety of sports and being a dedicated father.

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