Ian McMurry created Balanced Inspections over a decade ago, serving the Portland Metro area. Balanced Inspections’ clients can be found in Gresham, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Clackamas, Sandy, Beaverton, Tigard and Hillsboro as well. During Ian’s experience as a contractor, he encountered all aspects of structures here in the Pacific Northwest. From single residence to multi-family homes; from post and beam construction to manufactured homes; from turn-of-the-century city homes to country homes; from brick and mortar commercial to new construction – Ian has worked on them ALL.
While fulfilling contractor needs to the local Portland network of Realtors, Ian implemented repairs in a timely, skillful and within-budget manner that helped to facilitate sales transactions and meet bank lending requirements for home buyers and sellers. This allowed an inside view on the inspection process – valued experience that now is an asset in judging potential hidden problems in the assessments that Balanced Inspections now performs.
Continuing education courses compliant with the Construction Contractors Board as well as the Oregon Department of Agriculture, allows Ian to provide up-to-date evaluation on the structures in this unique Pacific Northwest Area. Balanced Inspections will also create assessments of potential rot and insect infestations that are required by the lender for FHA and VA loan documents.
Jim Overstreet has a long-term love of houses. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at the University of California in Santa Cruz, he relocated in San Francisco and began his building and remodeling career. Ten years were spent learning the intricacies of traditional and modern construction techniques, remodeling, and home repair and restoration. Extensive experience was gained working on turn-of-the century Victorians, modern high-rise structures and everything in-between.
In 2001 Jim and his family relocated to Portland, Oregon where he has continued his immersion in the world of building science, and managing the specific environmental concerns of our unique Pacific Northwest climate and it’s effect on our homes.
After over 20 years in the building and remodeling trades, the transition to Home Inspection seemed a natural one.
Jim is qualified to conduct mandated City of Portland Home Energy Assessments.