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Stephen GladstoneStephen Gladstone
Managing Instructor, Kaplan Connecticut

Stephen Gladstone has been inspecting homes since 1983 and is the President of Stonehollow Fine Home Inspections a multi-inspector home inspection and environmental testing company. He is a past President of both the Southern New England and Coastal CT. Chapters of ASHI®, in CT. He was ASHI’s National President for 2004 and is the Managing Instructor and Campus Director of our Kaplan Connecticut school, in New Haven. He has written many articles for local papers, has been nationally featured in Reader's Digest and The Wall Street Journal, is a contributing author for the ASHI® Reporter, and has his own Saturday morning radio show "Around the House with Steve Gladstone" on WSTC and WNLK radio.

Mike Nelson
Lead Kaplan Instructor

Mike Nelson is an ICC, IBC & IRC Certified Building Inspector, a New York Certified Building Inspector and owner of Certified Professional Inspection. This is his second successful home inspection business. His first, Applied Research Inspection, he successfully owned and operated for 10 years in Tracy, California prior to selling the business and moving to New York. Mike also holds the F.I.R.E. Chimney and Fireplace Inspection Credential # FP010, as well as the New York State DEC Pest Application / Inspection Certification. Mike has taken the Kaplan courses in Mold Survey and Sampling, Mobile Home Inspection and Commercial Inspection, and he was in the very first Kaplan "Fast Track" course. Mike has helped in revising the Kaplan "InspecTrix" inspection software used by over 7,000 companies across the United States and Canada. Mike has performed over 7,500 inspections and has done many "ride along" mentoring training days for new Kaplan trained inspectors. Mr. Nelson is the Supervising Instructor For Kaplan Professional Schools / Inspection Training Assoc. in Rochester NY. Mike has been a presenter at Inspection Expo and the World Inspection Network conferences, as well as NACHI Toronto. Mike was a founding charter member of the CREIA Delta Chapter, and has recently obtained the designation of Certified Master Inspector and Inspector Member of NACHI.


Brian Dunbar
Kaplan Instructor

Brian Dunbar is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and the Southern New England Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors (SNEC ASHI). He is a registered building and remodeling contractor in the State of Connecticut. Brian is an instructor for Kaplan Professional Schools (Kaplan). His teaching specialty is New Construction Inspections. He has 20 years experience in the home building industry.

Chad Fabry
Kaplan Instructor

Chad Fabry owns StructureSmart Home Inspections, Inc and is a professional property inspector and construction / renovation consultant for homes and buildings of historic significance. His reverence for older homes has provided hands on experience in every aspect of construction from foundation replacement to finish cabinetry. Chad is a member of IHINA (Independent Home Inspectors of North America) and a member of InspectHistoric which is a home inspector association devoted to the preservation of historic homes and buildings. Chad was in Texas and Louisiana for nearly three months following hurricanes Katrina and Rita performing damage assessment inspections for FEMA.

Andy Kasznay
Kaplan Instructor

Andy Kasznay is the owner of Kasznay’s Building Inspection Service LLC. Of Harwinton, CT. He has been an ASHI member and a home inspector since 1992.  Prior to entering the home inspection business, Andy operated a family owned electrical, plumbing, and heating contracting business while maintaining an affiliation with the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Andy retired from the Air Force as a Colonel following thirty one years of service.  Andy joined the Kaplan staff in 2003, and teaches all modules of the home inspection curriculum and also teaches the Commercial Inspections Specialty Course. Andy presently serves on the National Board of Directors of the American Society of Home Inspectors.


David Sherwood
Kaplan Instructor

David has been inspecting homes for more than 20 years, and has completed more than 10,000 home inspections. David has received a degree in electrical engineering, and has a strong architectural engineering background. David is a long-standing member of ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) and has held positions of both President and Vice President of the Southern New England Chapter of ASHI.

Melvin Wilkes
Kaplan Instructor

Melvin Wilkes has been working as a home inspector for the last seven years for Stonehollow Fine Home Inspections of Stamford, CT. Mel has completed well over 1500 inspections, and still counting. He is licensed in Connecticut and graduated from Kaplan Virginia in 2001. He has been a Certified member of ASHI since 2004. Mel joined forces with Kaplan Connecticut in 2003 and teaches hands on training in the field. He has been an Intern supervisor for both the Home Protection Network and Stonehollow, guiding new inspectors through the important aspects of report writing, defect recognition, and customer service.


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