Meet the Owner!


Tim Rubash

Owner and CPI

Tim Rubash is trained and certified with AHIT (American Home Inspectors Training), the largest home inspector training organization in the United States. He is a Certified Professional Inspector and member of InterNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors) as well as MAHI (Midwest Association of Home Inspectors).  Tim also has a license from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to perform radon measurements (RMEA-00437) and is registered with the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) as a Radon Measurement Professional (NRPP ID 112523-RMP).


Tim has a mechanical engineering degree and over 35 years of experience with a Fortune 500 company with leadership responsibilities in project management & plant / maintenance engineering.   He also has 40 years of experience repairing and improving homes. 


His goal is to guide his clients to ensure an informed decision is made in the home buying process.  All homes require regular maintenance and repairs but there are issues that may be found only during a professional inspection that reveal "material defects".  Education and coaching are two essential strategies to ensure a positive experience.


*A material defect is a specific issue with a system or component of a residential property that may have a significant, adverse impact on the value of the property, or that poses an unreasonable risk to people.

 

In addition to home inspections, West Egg also provides light maintenance / repair and remodeling work.  Due to the perception of conflict of interest, we will NOT work on, or correct, items found during one of our inspections.

InterNACHI®


The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors – InterNACHI® – is the world’s largest trade organization of residential and commercial property InterNACHI® inspectors are trained and certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, the world’s largest association of residential and commercial property inspectors. 


InterNACHI® provides its members with accredited training and education, free benefits, expert advice, and peer support—all to help them serve their homeowner-clients with the highest-quality inspections for their largest investments.


As an InterNACHI® Certified Professional Inspector®:

  • I'm required to stay up to date with the industry’s most rigorous Continuing Education through online, video and live training courses, which have been awarded more than 1,400 approvals and accreditations by governmental and other agencies;
  • I adhere to a comprehensive Standards of Practice to ensure that you receive a detailed and accurate home inspection;
  • I abide by a strict Code of Ethics, which puts my clients first and protects their rights as consumers; and
  • I use state-of-the-art inspection tools and reporting software so that my clients can make informed decisions about the homes they want to buy or sell.. ​

The "badges" or logos above with the word InterNACHI are classes that I have successfully taken in support of my educational commitment to this profession.

AHIT

American Home Inspection Training (AHIT) has been providing industry-leading home inspector t​raining, certifications, continuing education, and professional development courses since 1993.

MAHI

Midwest Association of Home Inspectors (MAHI) is consistently having discussions and working with the associations, organizations, and schools that are involved with our industry such as the Minnesota Association of Realtors, Minneapolis Association of Realtors, St. Paul Area Association of Realtors, Kaplan School, and American Home Inspection Training. We are always working to improve our industry, improve our relationship with Realtors, improve the education and training for home inspectors, and to work as a team to help buyers and sellers with the purchase or sale of their home. We are committed to educating our clients about the home before they take any action to buy or sell.

Minneapolis Association of Realtors

As an affiliate member I can partner with the REALTOR® association to bring more value to the home selling / buying process.  


Supra is a leading global provider of key management solutions. The Supra real estate lockbox system is managed today by real estate associations and Multiple Listing Services for real estate agents to efficiently market and show listed homes.  I can access homes without the buyer / listing agent present


ShowingTime is a third party app that allows affiliate partners to manage and schedule their own inspection windows so that inspectors can operate more independently of the real estate agents and still keep them informed of the process.