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Jay de Wolf
Kaplan Instructor

For the last 14 years, Jay has owned and operated DeWolf Inspection Services in the San Francisco Bay Area, performing over 3,000 inspections. He conducts Commercial and Residential Inspections, New Construction Inspections, and assists in construction defect resolution. He is a member of ASHI and CREIA. He has presented at the national conference for ASHI and for Kaplan's Expo. He has been an Kaplan instructor since 2002. Jay has experience in a variety of industries including high technology, pharmaceutical and defense, and in facilities engineering and construction management. Jay graduated from California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo, Bachelor of Science, School of Engineering, Industrial Technology.

Brian Jarvis
Kaplan Instructor

Brian Jarvis is a retired research fisheries biologist who has started a new career as a property inspector. Brian is a certified member of the California Real Estate Inspection Associations (CREIA) Inspector and a certified American Society of Home Inspector (ASHI) inspector #246641. He is an active member in the local CREIA Golden Gate chapter and is currently the chapter president. After graduating from Kaplan ITA and tagging along with several CREIA certified members, he started inspecting property the fall of 2002. Education is key to becoming a competent and informative inspector. He enhances his education by setting up toolboxes for local chapters of CREIA/ASHI inspectors, teaching his clients, Realtors, and other inspectors the art of home inspection. He is also attending code classes at local colleges, classes at Kaplan, and CREIA and ASHI sponsored conferences. He is a new instructor at Kaplan’s Oakland educational facility teaching courses on home inspection. The Jarvis Home Inspections motto is “Inspect To Protect Your Investment” and education is the way to becoming a competent and informative inspector. See You in class.

Steve Rush
Kaplan Instructor

Steve Rush is President and Founder of On-Site Inspections, LLC serving the San Francisco Bay Area. In seventeen years Steve has performed over 10,000 inspections. Steve is also currently a Kaplan Instructor at their Oakland, CA facilities. Steve has ICC certification as a IRC Combination Residential Dwelling Inspector (0859388-R5) is a California General Building Contractor (B-569575) since 1988 (inactive), Licensed Structural Pest Control Operator, Branch III (OPR 10066) since 1999 (inactive). Steve is a CREIA- MCI, CNCS member and ASHI member (244692) and served on the CREIA Board of Directors as State Secretary and Regional Director, Region One 2005-2006. Steve co-founded the CREIA San Francisco/ Peninsula Chapter and was Past President of the chapter 2004-2005 and also served as Chapter Treasurer 2005-2006. Steve was educational Chair for the Silicon/ Valley ASHI/ CREIA chapter 2002-2004 and initiated the roundtable educational meetings now being utilized in many of the chapters throughout the state. He was county manager and lead inspector for two other large Bay Area inspection firms prior to starting his own business in 2000. With these companies he earned “Top Inspector” honors for most inspections performed.


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