Charles Buell

Home inspector for 17 years

Scriber’s Notes

As the co-founder of ScribeWare, I would love to help Scribers in any way I can. My vision for the mentor’s page is to create a resource where we can share ideas and information to elevate the profession and grow our businesses through superior service and report writing. 

My strengths are client communications skills, report writing, ScribeWare customization as well as many technical aspects of home inspection. 

Climate zone

Pacific Northwest. 

Charles Buell Bio

Charles Buell

I have been a home inspector for 17 years.  Prior to this, I was a hands-on, award-winning, design/build general contractor, specializing in custom energy-efficient homes.  I have been an ASHI member for 14 years and serve on the Technical Review Committee, including serving as committee chair twice.  I served 6 years on the Washington State home inspector advisory licensing board, and teach the Plumbing, Electrical, and Building Science portions of the Home Inspection training course at Bellingham technical college. I am also a licensed structural pest inspector.


  1. BA SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY, 1971
  2. Designer/Builder 33yrs (1971-2004).
  3. Taught BOCES, Adult Ed Carpentry, NY State 1979
  4. 1979 NYSERDA Passive Solar Design Award
  5. Certificate for the Residential Home Inspection Course, Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham, WA, 2004,  (160 hrs)
  6. 2008-to present, Teacher of the Residential Home Inspection Course at Bellingham Technical College
  7. Licensed Structural Pest Inspector, State of WA #67488
  8. Licensed Home Inspector, State of WA #220
  9. 2 terms, WA State, Home Inspector Licensing Advisory Board, Education Committee Chair
  10. 2006-to present, Adjunct Professor, Bellingham Technical College, Residential Home Inspection Training Course.
  11. ASHI member (14 years), ACI, #246514
  12. Inspectapedia Technical Review
  13. 2012-to present, ASHI National, Technical Review Committee, Chair
  14. Presented numerous Home Inspection Conferences in the US and Canada
  15. Level 1 thermographer