The Chad Borah Team Includes 11 Highly Qualified Home Inspectors, 7 Service Inspectors who handle Sewer, Gas/Mechanical and Radon Inspections. We also have 4 Customer Service Representatives and a Marketing Manager ready to assist you by phone, email or text!
You can have confidence knowing that all our inspectors are continually upgrading their skills and staying abreast of new technologies.
As members of The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), every inspector is eminently qualified and E&O insured to provide you the best results possible.
Rick Caby – Home Inspector/Director Of Operations
Rick Caby was born and raised in the St. Louis area. He started his career in landscape and design, then moved into construction and remodeling. He obtained a Business Management degree from Missouri Baptist University. Rick has been married for 16+ years, and has three children and a very close extended family. He loves the outdoors and enjoys fishing, hunting, camping and ATV riding.
Joe Docter – Home Inspector/ Director Of Sales And Marketing
Joe Docter was born and raised in St. Louis. He lives in Kirkwood with his wife of 15+ years, and two children. Joe started his career in West Palm Beach Florida where he opened his own home remodeling company for high end homes. He started buying real estate and flipping homes before joining the Chad Borah Team. His main hobbies are barbecuing and cooking.
Kurt Bethel – Home Inspector/Brand Manager
Kurt Bethel is originally from Chicago, but moved to Missouri when he was seven years old. He currently lives in Affton with his wife of 15+ years and three children. Kurt has a degree in Communications and a Minor in Vocal Music performance. He started working for a high-end interior remodeling company, where he worked his way up to the role of project manager before joining The Chad Borah Team. Kurt is an avid sports fan, loves to travel, and is a talented musician.
Scott Goddard – Home Inspector
Scott Goddard has lived in St. Louis for most of his life. Before joining The Chad Borah Team, he owned and operated Goddard Home Interiors for nearly 15 years, which specialized in kitchen and bath remodeling. Scott is married and has two sons. Scott enjoys woodworking and always bringing fun to any event.
Phil Howard – Home Inspector
Phil Howard grew up in South St. Louis City. He started tuck-pointing at a young age, then worked as a contractor before joining The Chad Borah Team. Phil has four children and two grandchildren. He enjoys building custom radios, traveling, and cooking. Phil takes inspecting homes seriously, but also has a great and infectious sense of humor.
Greg Wood – Home Inspector
Greg Wood moved to the St. Louis area in 1994 when his father was stationed at Scott Air Force Base. Greg also started his career in the Air Force and specialized in Security Forces before going into law enforcement. Prior to joining The Chad Borah team, Greg was employed as a termite inspector. When he is not at an event with his children, you can find him mountain biking or hiking.
Mike Mertens – Home Inspector
Mike Mertens graduated from Ranken Technical Institute in Architectural Design and Structural Technology. Prior to joining The Chad Borah Team, Mike spent 34 years drafting fountain designs, where he honed his skills in structural and electrical knowledge. His favorite pastimes are golf, stream trout fishing, and watching sports.
Eddie Whiting – Home Inspector/ Gas and Sewer Inspector
Eddie Whiting has lived in St. Louis for over 20 years. He resides in Pevely with his wife and three children. Eddie comes to The Chad Borah Team with over two decades of experience in new construction, remodeling and property restoration. Eddie enjoys hunting, fishing, boating and anything that has to do with the outdoors.
Jeremy (Jay) Krongard – Home Inspector
Jay Krongard was born and raised in Minnesota before moving to St. Louis in 2008. He built his residential home knowledge in the family business, a residential home construction company. Jay also understands the transactional portion of a real estate deal since he used to be a licensed real estate agent. His extensive knowledge in construction, real estate, and customer service focus makes him a perfect addition to our team.
Henry Fischer – Home Inspector
Henry Fischer has been in St. Louis his entire life and currently lives in South County. He received a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and was an avid soccer player in college. Before joining the Chad Borah Team, Henry had been in the construction and technology industry for over 25 years. Henry still loves to play soccer and enjoys ice hockey along with spending time with his three children.
Jared Ellerbeck – Home Inspector
Jared was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He was in the St. Louis Carpenters Union for over 18 years and then worked as a project manager for a company flipping homes and building custom homes before joining the Chad Borah Team. Jared received his Carpenters Journeyman’s Card from the St. Louis Carpenters Union after completing a 4-year apprenticeship. He received his Associate’s Degree from Indiana University, and he is currently finishing his Bachelor’s. Jared also has a degree in Construction Management from Rowan University. In his free time, he enjoys exercising, mountain biking, working on cars, and playing guitar.
Frank Dean – Gas Inspector/ Services Operations Manager
Frank Dean currently lives in Moscow Mills with his wife. He has two sons, a daughter, and two granddaughters. Frank earned his degree in heating & cooling from Vatterott College. He has a wide history in the industry, including installing ductwork and equipment, as well as performing gas mechanical inspections. In his free time Frank enjoys traveling, camping, kayaking, and riding his motorcycles.
Devin Stinson – Gas and Sewer Inspector
Devin Stinson was born and raised in St. Louis. He started his adult life as a Combat Engineer in the U.S. Army National Guard and completed three activations for State Emergency Duty, assisting the public in national emergencies. Devin has an extensive history as a mechanic, including diesel truck maintenance. He was a manager in the automotive industry before joining our team. When he’s not working, he enjoys fishing, hunting, and making memories with his wife and son.
Nick Brooks – Gas Inspector
Nick Brooks was born and raised in St. Louis and graduated from Ranken Technical College with a degree in HVAC. Nick lives in Sunset Hills with his wife and two daughters, and when he’s not working, he enjoys golfing, barbequing, hunting, and fishing.
John Funk - Gas Inspector
John Funk was born and raised in St. Louis. He was an infantryman in the Missouri National Guard, had been a mechanic for over five years, and he enjoys his current position as a Radon Technician with The Chad Borah Team. John is married with twin babies, and his hobbies include hunting, fishing, watching hockey, and spending time with family.
Dave Petlansky – Sewer Inspector
Dave Petlansky was born and raised in St. Louis City, and currently resides in South County with his wife of 21+ years and three active children. Before joining The Chad Borah Team, Dave was a journeyman plumber and has an extensive background in carpentry. Dave enjoys being involved in his children’s hockey, baseball, and dance competitions.
Gregory Prater – Sewer Inspector
Gregory Prater was born and raised in South St Louis. He graduated from Cleveland High School and started his professional career with the St Louis Water Division. When transferred to the St. Louis City Street Department, Gregory started performing sewer-lateral inspections. His 15-year experience has proven to be an invaluable resource to our Sewer Department. He and his lovely wife have a blended family of six adult children and six grandchildren. Gregory’s hobbies include spending time with his family, hunting with his boys, and restoring old cars and trucks.
Charles Davis – Sewer Inspector
Charles was born in southern Missouri but moved to Columbia, Missouri after returning from Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield as a US Marine. There he met his wife of 18+ years and obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Majors in Business Management and Human Resources at Columbia College. He and his wife currently enjoy living in the heart of downtown St. Louis. His background as a leader in technical and computer operations of the newspaper industry, along with his extensive training as a home inspector, make him a valuable asset to the Chad Borah Team. He and his wife enjoy traveling in their RV to historic parks and towns across the country.
Rachel Montileone - Marketing Manager
Rachel Montileone grew up in South County and currently lives in Imperial with her fiancé. She graduated from UMSL with a degree in Communications & P.R. and was a real estate agent before joining The Chad Borah Team. Her vast experience in marketing, customer service, and real estate makes her the ideal candidate to join our marketing department. In her free time, Rachel likes to spend time with her fiancé and dog. She’s an avid Blues and Cardinals fan too!
Shari McArthur – Office Manager
Shari McArthur was born and raised in St. Louis and currently lives in St. Louis County with her husband of 28 years and four children. Shari has been with The Chad Borah Team for eight years. Before joining the team, she spent 18 incredible years raising her four kids. Shari has a degree in Human Resources Management from Webster University. She enjoys time with her family, sunsets and sunrises, long walks, exercising, and visiting the beach!
Bernie Nunn – Customer Services Representative
Bernie Nunn was born and raised in Peoria, IL, before moving to St. Louis in 2007. She has a BA in English from Truman State University and has experience as a real estate transaction coordinator. Bernie spent nine years in physician recruitment before joining the team. This experience, along with her real estate background, has proven to be a welcome addition to the CSR staff. In her free time, she enjoys reading, singing, and spending time with family and friends.
Kelly Mertens – Customer Service Representative
Kelly Mertens was born and raised in St. Louis and currently lives in Hillsboro. Kelly has three children and four beautiful granddaughters. Kelly was in property management for over 20 years! Her experience in that field made for an easy transition into residential real estate inspections. In her spare time, Kelly likes to read, spend time with her family and friends, and do home projects.
Sarah Johnson - Customer Service Representative
Sarah Johnson was born and raised in the Greater St. Louis Area. She currently lives in Oakville with her daughter, a senior at Oakville High, and her fiancé, Mark. Sarah has an extensive customer service background, and she was a realtor for seven years before joining us. The shift from real estate to residential inspections has been invaluable to the team. When not at work, Sarah enjoys going to Blues games, fostering kittens, and spending time with her family.