Christopher S. Boyce is a Pillar To Post® franchise owner covering King and the surrounding counties of Snohomish, Kitsap, Pierce. Christopher is a trained home inspector, a biologist, an applied scientist, and an independent business owner. He serves and protects clients, buyers, sellers, renters, and existing homeowners to help clients make the best decisions for their specific situations.
Christopher strives to bring professional consultancy to all clients by providing a checklist diagnosis report of observations, conditions, recommendations, and findings with accuracy and precision, while educating clients about the deficiencies, safety, and functions of the home.
His education and life experience combines home inspection with investigative research, home system analyses, performance checks, protocol execution, biological screening, and technical report writing. His interest comes naturally from serial home ownership and the desire to provide a tangible, and valuable community service strongly protecting all clients’ interests.
First Responders, Veterans, and Retirees on a Fixed Income, please call for discount and a quote.
Pillar To Post® Home Inspector certification (2019) in Home Inspection Fundamentals and a graduate Pillar To Post Franchise Partner (132 CE credits). WA State approved certifications fulfilling requirements for licensure as combined with additional 40 hours of field training. WA State Home Inspectors License (#2488). Pillar To Post Certified Home Inspector, ASHI Background Verified Inspector
Continuing education exceeding the American Home Inspector Society’s annual requirements and WA State requirements. 2020, 79 CE; ASHI, Internachi, Spruce. 2021-2022 63 CE; ASHI and PTP. WSDA Licensed Complete Structural Pest Inspector for Wood Destroying Organisms (WDO) (#99487). NRPP Certified Radon Residential Measurement Provider (#111328 RMP)
B. Sc., Biology, a minor in Chemistry, Concord University, Athens, WV – 1991
1992 - Five years in academic laboratory research environment, and 1998-2019, twenty-one years of analytical laboratory R&D experience in developing spectral and cellular analyses tools for industry.
Mentored by experienced building science engineers and home inspectors from Pillar To Post, and local experienced WA state licensed senior inspectors who have a combined experience of 36 years in home inspection.
A Leader In The Local Inspection Industry
- All PTP franchise owners and inspectors are required to have background checks to be awarded a franchise.
- The inspection packages we offer clients employ industry leading technologies
- Pillar To Post inspectors are licensed & insured beyond state requirements protecting the client and the broker or agent with $1,000,000 of E&O insurance.
- Verbal and written Reports provided within 4-24 hours after completion. Consultancy can last until all clients’ questions are answered.
- Licensed, Insured, Crime Bonded.
Pre-listing Home Inspections
Identify areas of concern prior to the home going on the market, avoiding unpleasant surprises once offers are established. Advantages of a pre-listing inspection allows Sellers to decide what repairs, updates, or replacements to make prior to listing their home. This means a better listing price and more interested buyers. Upfront knowledge of the home’s condition can lead to clean and smooth transactions. Consultations about the report with potential buyers by phone are encouraged.
Inspection Related Services
Services in addition to home inspections can be scheduled in combination or as an individual service
- Structural Pest Inspections – if required by FHA/VA loan, and for post mitigation inspections. (Provide NPMA-33 forms)
- Short term initial Radon evaluations and reporting in compliance with AARST/NRPP guidelines using passive devices or secondary testing.
- FHA/VA foundation Engineering Certificates provided by Hayman Engineering, Inc in collaboration with our team to mortgage and real estate companies, and to homeowners.
- Proper referrals to experienced ewer inspector for drain line scoping and mold testing and mitigation.
- Single System inspections for specific concerns or problems.
Commitment to the Customer
I appreciate working with Pillar To Post where the loyalty to customers and the franchisees are important to mutual success. We understand the stress involved in purchasing a safe and comfortable home. We are dedicated to evaluating homes quickly, fairly, and knowledgeably. We are committed to helping the customer make the best decision for them.
As part of your community, we are pleased to provide our local real estate professionals, home buyers and sellers with a home inspection service of unmatched quality, integrity, and professionalism.
My work is to communicate effectively, knowledgeably, efficiently, and openly about the condition of a home. We understand our customers trust us to inform and educate about what we see and find, and this trust we hold in the highest regard.
The report typically includes up to 1,600 home items and multiple components, annotated with the identification of conditions, the significance of each finding, and the value in correcting the defect. Clients are encouraged to take part in the inspection process and ask any questions both during and after the inspection.
Hours of operation and booking
Monday – Saturday: 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM PST
Sunday: Will accommodate special requests
8:30 AM to 8:30 PM PST 7 days/week
We Accept: Cash, Check, Credit
For the home buyer, our work is an objective explanation of the condition of the potential new home to which an emotional tie is already being formed.
For the home seller our work is to honor the home they have lived in, and to report on its condition observed at the time of the inspection.
Real estate professionals
For real estate professionals, our work is a commitment to the understanding their reputation is our responsibility and a relationship with us reinforces confidence clients need. We work with the real estate industry and are easy to work with. Realtors refer clients to us because we are trusted to identify the home’s condition without exaggerating legitimate concerns.
In The Community
Christopher and his wife Ann have been residents of Kirkland since 2016. A portion of revenue, income, or volunteer work are provided to charitable organizations and affiliates including Seattle King County Realtors, Habitat for Humanity, Doctors Without Borders, local Kirkland Kiwanis Club, and the Kirkland parks and community foundation. Please visit us this year at the charity Kiwanis Christmas Tree Sales at Juanita Park starting Nov 20th , 2022 and pick up a tree and make a donation.
We do not participate in social media over porta-ling, liking, disliking, or oversharing, as we highly value our privacy, our images, and likenesses (photos), and the privacy of others. We also share obviously publicized and legitimate concerns about the social media fake profiles, cyberbullying, cancel culture, social media addictions and anxieties, and those effects on teenagers, children, family relationships, vulnerable populations, and the impact on our national security. Alternatively, you may contact me at any time with questions about my background, history, and education, or read existing reviews. I will be glad to answer your questions.
Additional Customer Testimonials
Christopher was very thorough with his inspection. He explained everything that he came across no matter if it was a required six item or something to keep an eye on. Throughout his inspection he kept me up-to-date on how much more time it would take. He was very respectful of my time and my realtors time. Christopher was well knowledge-ed and what he was speaking about. I would definitely recommend him to a friend. — Sarah C. and Jamie P., buyers
Christopher was very thorough and explained the results from the inspection so we could easily understand. I appreciate Christopher’s fast response to my initial email and the flexibility he gave on such a short notice. I will definitely refer him to my friends and family." Jaime H. & Alphonso G, buyers
Christopher is a capable and professional inspector. As a first-time homebuyer, I was quite worried that I would have difficulty understanding and making a decision during the inspection process. Christopher dispelled that fear by walking us through each issue, explaining them clearly, and providing advice. Christopher's attention to detail and organization skills are stellar. When he was finished, he provided a clear and thorough write-up containing both issues and upkeep suggestions. Christopher doesn't just inspect a property: he goes above and beyond. We are still using the write-up he made to repair and maintain our new property. I highly recommend Christopher to anyone looking for a skilled and trustworthy inspector. Josh S, homebuyer.