About me

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Amy

Parker

My name is Gabe Semenza. I was born and raised in Helena, MT. 

In 2003, I moved to Texas with my wife, Amy, a San Antonio native. We have one daughter, Parker Belle.

For several years I was a journalist. I was voted by the Charles E. Green Headliners Foundation of Texas and The Texas Associated Press Managing Editors Association as the best newspaper journalist in that state.  I also won a few national and other awards and capped off the run of good success when I was chosen by an NFL legend to ghostwrite his autobiography.

During that time, I also flipped real estate and cut my teeth as an investor, owning and managing a few rental properties. In 2010, I left journalism to pursue real estate full-time.  Having bought and sold multiple homes,  I knew the value of a quality inspector. So, I set out to become the best.

qualifications

During my 8 years as an inspector in Texas, I:

  1. Enrolled in and passed hundreds of hours of education.

  2. Passed the state-mandated FBI background check.

  3. Worked under a licensed inspector for roughly two years before launching my business.

  4. Undertook the state's yearly requirement for continuing education.

education completed while in texas

Scroll way down for my most recent certifications.

Course Date

Course #

Course Name

Provider Name

Hours

HVAC

Lone Star College Tomball

Lone Star College Tomball

Lone Star College Tomball

Lone Star College Tomball

Lone Star College Tomball

09/19/17

 

10/19/17

 

10/22/16

 

10/27/15

 

10/27/15

 

10/27/15

 

10/27/15

 

9/15/14

 

9/15/14

 

9/15/14

 

9/15/14

 

2/25/14

 

10/21/13

 

5/15/13

 

11/12/12

 

11/12/12

 

10/29/12

 

10/29/12

 

10/29/12

 

10/29/12

 

10/29/12

 

10/29/12

 

10/29/12

 

10/29/12

 

10/29/12

 

10/29/12

 

10/29/12

 

10/29/12

 

8/16/12

 

2/28/12

 

11/06/11

 

11/05/11

 

11/01/11

 

11/01/11

 

11/01/11

 

9/28/11

 

8/9/11

 

7/27/11

 

7/19/11

 

6/24/11

 

6/2/11

 

5/30/11

 

5/24/11

26726

 

26701

 

29758

 

26679

 

29213

 

26679

 

26679

 

26432

 

26432

 

26432

 

23749

 

22240

 

20322

 

23276

 

20315

 

23985

 

23398

 

23398

 

23398

 

23398

 

23398

 

23398

 

23398

 

23398

 

23813

 

23398

 

23398

 

23398

 

22426

 

20453

 

20287

 

23417

 

23491

 

22297

 

23279

 

20451

 

20150

 

20151

 

20154

 

20149

 

20145

 

20144

 

20147

8 Hour Texas Standards of Practice

Report Writing

8 Hour Texas Standards of Practice General Provisions

16 Hour IC Foundations

8 Hour Texas Standards of Practice

Legal/Ethics Update

8 Hour Grounding vs Bonding Inspection

Course IC

8 Hour Texas Standards of Practice/

Legal/Ethics Update

8 Hour Texas Standards of Practice/

Legal/Ethics Update

8 Hour Texas Standards of Practice

Legal/Ethics Update

8 Hour Texas Standards of Practice

Legal/Ethics Update

8 Hour Texas Standards of Practice

Legal/Ethics Update

CEHI 115 - GAS FURNACES

25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know

Insulation

Lone Star College Tomball

Lone Star College Tomball

TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE

TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE

TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE

TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE

InterNACHI

Lone Star College Tomball

Lone Star College Tomball

Lone Star College Tomball

Lone Star College Tomball

Lone Star College Tomball

Lone Star College Tomball

Lone Star College Tomball

Lone Star College Tomball

Lone Star College Tomball

Lone Star College Tomball

Lone Star College Tomball

Lone Star College Tomball

Lone Star College Tomball

Lone Star College Tomball

8

8

16

2

8

2

4

2

2

4

8

5

16

8

8

8

25

8

8

6

25

12

25

30

8

25

6

30

20

16

8

6

8

8

8

16

21

21

15

10

10

10

31

Lone Star College Tomball

Lone Star College Tomball

Other accredited education

Lone Star College Tomball

Lon Morris College

TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE

UTA CONTINUING ED DIVISION

Lone Star College Tomball

UTA CONTINUING ED DIVISION

Lone Star College Tomball

OnCourse Learning Real Estate

OnCourse Learning Real Estate

OnCourse Learning Real Estate

OnCourse Learning Real Estate

OnCourse Learning Real Estate

OnCourse Learning Real Estate

OnCourse Learning Real Estate

additional certifications

Electrical

Texas Standards of Practice/

Legal/Ethics Update - CE(ccr)

Texas Standards of Practice-General Provisions

Texas Standards of Practice/

Legal/Ethics Update 

200 Hour Home Inspectors's Course

200 Hour Home Inspectors's Course

200 Hour Home Inspectors's Course

200 Hour Home Inspectors's Course

200 Hour Home Inspectors's Course

200 Hour Home Inspectors's Course

200 Hour Home Inspectors's Course

200 Hour Home Inspectors's Course

Texas Standards of Practice

Report Writing

General Laws & Reg (TDASPCS)

200 Hour Home Inspectors's Course

200 Hour Home Inspectors's Course

200 Hour Home Inspectors's Course

16 hour Report Writing

HI 009 Appliances (M)

Texas Standards of Practice/

Legal/Ethics Update

Texas Home Inspection Essentials

Standards of Practice

38 Hour Home Inspector's Course

16 Plumbing

Plumbing

Roofing Systems

Structural Components

Interiors

Exteriors

I am a current, active and certified member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, or InterNACHI.

In fact, InterNACHI hired me on a contract basis to write technical articles aimed at teaching inspectors.

In addition to the education listed above, following are the certifications I attained since joining InterNACHI, the world's largest inspection trade association. 

internachi certifications