Vahn Balabanian, Registered Home Inspector
● Certified (Civil) Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.)
● Certified ASNT Level 1 Thermographer
● New Construction Inspector (N.C.I.)
● Registered Home Inspector (R.H.I.)
● Certified Master Inspector (C.M.I.)
● Certified Energy Advisor (C.E.A.)
● National Certificate Holder
● OACETT Certified
● Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI)
● American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
● George Brown College, Home Inspection Certificate
Vahn Balabanian, C.E.T., N.C.I., C.E.A., C.M.I., R.H.I.
Vahn’s career began in the construction field working on sites when he was just 15 years old. After receiving his Civil Engineering Technology Diploma from Seneca College, he gained valuable experience holding various challenging positions in the civil engineering consulting and construction sectors:
Construction Materials Testing/Quality Control (1.5 yrs)
Construction Quality Control Supervisor (1.5 yrs)
Construction Site Supervisor (4 yrs)
Construction Manager (2 yrs)
His education, work experience, and passion for helping people laid an ideal base for his transition into the area of Home Inspection in 2001. From there, his expertise has expanded into various specialized services to further enhance his reputation as a reputable consultant.
Vahn has successfully completed all of the courses and practical training required by OAHI/CAHPI-Ontario to perform home inspections. His technical training includes numerous home inspection and related courses taken at George Brown College, Humber College, specialized training by CMHC, NRC, OAHI, CDW, OBOA, University of Minnesota, CSA, InterNACHI, and Infrared Training Center. Vahn earned his Registered Home Inspector (R.H.I.) designation in 2002. He has performed thousands of residential and commercial property inspections and hundreds of home energy evaluations to date.
His personal home renovation project was featured in the Toronto Star newspaper, Homes Section (cover story) on September 29, 2005. He was interviewed by CBC News as an industry expert on July 25, 2014 to comment on a fatal construction-related accident that occurred in Toronto, Ontario. Vahn has also been interviewed by other media outlets including the National Post to provide his insights into various home inspection related topics.
Clients will feel confident with a Professional Home Inspector like Vahn who has the educational qualifications and experience required to inspect any type of home found throughout Ontario. With his friendly personality, great communication skills, and a passion for helping others, he always provides clients with an objective and very informative evaluation of the property.
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From our clients
“My wife and I were in the process of purchasing a home and had never gone through a home inspection and did not know what to expect. Vahn was very professional and pleasant through the entire process and gave a lot of helpful tips on improving and maintaining the property in the future. Vahn was very detailed in his explanations and back up any concerns with clear and easy to follow instructions on how to resolve the issues found during the inspection. I high recommend Vahn Balabanian to anyone who is looking for a home inspection or even direction on improving the maintenance of a home. I was extremely satisfied. Thank you Vahn.”
Paul V., Markham, Ontario
"Hey Vahn, wanted to say thanks for the professional and insightful work you did inspecting the property in Stouffville for us. You saved us thousands, if not hundreds of thousands from this potential money pit. We compared your report to the sellers (report) and were just floored! It's true, you get what you pay for."
Steve, Stouffville, Ontario
"I WHOLEHEARTEDLY recommend Vahn and his company for home inspections. We hired them without knowing if they were good or not. We are glad we did. They sent an inspector called Vahn... This guy is an amazing inspector..very thorough and knowledgeable. we hired him once and did a pretty good job on a house we wanted to buy...ended up losing to a higher offer but his input was crucial in deciding to put an offer... So we hired him again for another house we were interested in. And here is were he hit it out of the park. He did the inspection with the realtor being there and you know these people can be a little pushy to the inspector so that they give good grades.. However Vahn was unfazed. He critized several aspects of the house and pointed us to many problems...his advise led us to avoid a potential nightmare...As said, he isn't bothered by who's with him. He'll tell the truth to the customer, in this case, us. We've dealt with other home inspectors and we were mildly satisfied, but this guy, just wow."
Y.E., Brampton, Ontario