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"I was one of your students about four years ago in your school in Manassas. I wanted to thank you for helping me to get started and to maintain a successful business. My clients believe that they receive a highly informative and professional home inspection and that is in part due to the inspection techniques that I learned at Kaplan. Thank yo very much."

David Artigliere
ARTI Home Inspections, LLC



"I feel like you guys did an excellent job in preparing me for the business. There were no surprises. As I completed more inspections, I grew in competence and confidence, developing a flow and communication with my clients that has resulted in referral business."

Don McGonagil
The Home Inspection Company


Kaplan Virginia Instructors

David Samloff
Lead Kaplan Instructor

David Samloff is the owner of Advantage Inspection Group in the Richmond, Virginia area. He has completed over 8,000 residential and commercial inspections over the last 16 years. David also performs commercial draw inspections throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. As the sole owner and operator of three inspection companies, he has been an inspector in both San Diego, California, and Richmond, Virginia. David is a Certified ASHI Inspector and one of approximately 300 Virginia Certified Home Inspectors. In addition, he is the President of Central Virginia ASHI, member of the Virginia Association of Real Estate Inspectors, and a former Certified CREIA inspector. Previous to his inspection profession, David was involved in the Hospitality industry for over 15 years as a General Manager and Project Manager for a variety of hospitality companies and involved himself in the design, development, and construction of several large hospitality projects throughout the nation. During his free time, he is a devoted husband and father of three children.


John Bouldin
Kaplan Instructor

John Bouldin is a professional Virginia-certified home inspector and owner or ProTechs Home Inspections ( in Alexandria, VA. He is a member of the Virginia Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors, which is the Regulatory Board that administers the Virginia Home Inspector certification program. John is affiliated with ASHI and NAHI and earned a BS and an MBA from Virginia Tech.. John has personally performed over 4,350 home inspections.


Bob Shipp
Kaplan Instructor

A home inspector since 1994, Bob Shipp has performed more than 5000 home inspections. In 2002 he started his own full service, multi inspector firm that serves the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia. Prior to beginning his inspection career, Bob spent a twenty-one year career as a classroom teacher and part time remodeler. Bobís company is now one of the largest inspection firms in the Shenandoah Valley area, performing more than 600 home inspections annually. He specializes in older homes (100+ years old), log homes, resort homes and resolving issues in newly constructed homes. He is ASHI Certified and Virginia State Certified. Bob is a National Radon Safety Board Certified Radon Measurement Technician and gives public service presentations on indoor air quality. He is a member of the Virginia Association of Real Estate Inspectors and the Central Virginia Chapter of ASHI. He is a Certified Energy Efficiency Inspector and speaks frequently to professional and civic groups promoting the benefits of increasing home energy efficiency. He obtained his Bachelor of Science and Masters Degrees from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


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