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ABOUT WILLCOX INSPECTIONS

Willcox Inspections is solely owned and operated by Fred Willcox. Each inspection is performed by Fred Willcox. The son of a civil engineer who practiced primarily in soils and foundations, Fred was raised in the world of soils and foundations and inspections. Fred began working on foundation construction and leveling crews at the age of eight. At the age of fourteen, Fred performed his first structural and foundation inspection. His father founded the third company in the State of Texas that performed real estate inspections. Fred has performed inspections since the age of fourteen including the years he spent in Civil Engineering at Texas A and M University.

Fred practiced real estate inspections prior to the registration requirement, during the period that registration was required and was licensed as a professional inspector under the original licensing act in 1984, issued license number 160, indicating that he was the 160th person licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission to perform real estate inspections under the licensing act. He also obtained his first certification as a building code inspector in 1984.

When the Texas Real Estate Inspector Committee was created by the legislature of the State of Texas, Fred was one of the original nine appointees to the committee. Fred was assigned to chair the standards of practice sub committee. Fred chaired the standards of practice sub committee for the six years of his first appointment and the standards of practice were written and adopted by the Texas Real Estate Commission during this term. The standards are the minimum level of inspection services that are required of licensed inspectors in the State of Texas . Fred was then re-appointed for a second six year term and he chaired the standards of practice sub committee for the entirety of his second six year term during which there were a number of changes made to the standards of practice. Fred was reappointed to the inspectors committee in February, 2007 until September, 2007 when the inspectors committee was dissolved. Fred was then appointed to the new inspectors advisory committee. Fred was again assigned to chair the standards of practice sub committee.

A former chairman of the Texas Real Estate Inspectors Advisory Committee, Fred also held the positions of Vice Chairman and Secretary of the Inspectors Committee at various times during his now sixteen years of service. On February 26, 2009 , Fred was appointed to the inspectors committee for a final six year term.

Fred is a former member and a former officer of the Texas Association of Real Estate Inspectors, a professional association for real estate inspectors in the state. Fred holds a C.P.I. (Certified Professional Inspector) designation, the highest level of membership of the association.

With the late Mel Bryant and the late Bill Ringer, Fred co-founded the Southern Council of Professional Building Inspectors (SCPBI). The SCBPI is a strictly educational association for licensed real estate inspectors that holds seminars organized and run by the department of Construction Sciences in the College of Architecture at Texas A and M University.

Fred is a Founding Member of Texas Professional Real Estate Inspectors Association.

Fred is a member of the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors.

A lecturer in much demand, Fred has long been dedicated to inspector education. In addition to lectures for professional associations, Fred taught at the Champions School of Real Estate, Inc. for the purpose of instructing current and future inspectors on how and why various parts, components and systems of a structure operate. The goal of Fred's method of teaching of continuing education to professional inspectors is to increase the level of knowledge and the level of inspection services performed by all inspectors for the benefit of the consumer. An increase in knowledge actually serves the interests not only of the buyer of real property, it also protects the sellers and the Realtors from damage claims from defects or deficiencies not discovered during the due diligence process.

Fred has earned the reputation for being extremely thorough or "picky", during an inspection. The purpose of the inspection is to provide you, the client, with the information you need to fully conduct your due diligence inquiry. It is the role of the inspector to provide you with the information that you need to perform the due diligence inquiry to protect your interests and to make an educated purchasing decision. From construction phase inspection to code compliance inspections to re-sale inspections for existing homes, to commercial inspections, you will be hard pressed to find a more qualified, better educated, more dedicated inspector.

For the past 23 years, Fred has resided in the Memorial Villages in Houston.

Fred participated in writing test questions for the National Home Inspectors Examination in June 2007 and in June 2008.

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EDUCATION:

Civil Engineering, Texas A and M University, '80

Our Memberships:

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