About the House is a professional home inspection company, located in the Northern New Jersey area. Darren Miller, the owner, has been providing home inspections for nearly 20 years, is a licensed a home inspector in the State of New Jersey. He understands who the client is; the homebuyer who is making the largest purchase of their life.
Darren works for you, providing you with useful information that can be used today and next year. He provides his clients a comprehensive, clear cut, unbiased view of the home. Our reports are in-depth (a single family house report is around 30-35 pages) and extremely easy to read. We highlight areas that are defects and Fire/Health/Safety issues, and provide a summary of these potential problem areas.
Darren has been in construction since a small child. His father was a general contractor, doing home improvements in Bergen County. He worked in the 80’s and 90’s as a construction superintendent with Bellemead Development Corp for 18 years. Some of his projects included a 200 unit townhouse development in Newark; a medical office condo for Saint Clare’s (Pocono Park in Denville); Pathmark Rt. 1& 9 North Bergen, and West Gate, a 400,000 Sq ft office building in Basking Ridge.
Currently, Darren’s working with Hollister Construction; he recently complete a brand new Charter School in Newark and renovated and added a Gymnasium to a different Charter school, also located in Newark.
Some of the seminars I have attended:
- Building Science, Boilers, Electrical & Chimneys
- Stucco Applications
- Working with and Inspecting Engineered Lumber
- Modulating/Condensing Hydronic Heat Sources
- Barrier Free
- Structural Problems and Concerns
- Chimneys & Vents
- Recognizing Improper Use of Structural Connectors
- Decks- Plan review & problems
- Inspection of pre-cast foundations
- Framing inspections
- Vinyl siding
- Residential plan review concepts
- Licensed New Jersey Home Inspector (#24GI00019700)
- NJ UCC Building Inspector ICS (#009387)
- NJPMA Credentialed Wood Destroying Insect Inspector (#214)
- Licensed Radon Technician (#MET10946)
Call me at 973-252-1160 or