Who we are... 

Breakwater Inspections is owned and operated by John Howard, ACI, TPI, and Certified Professional Property Inspector.

Certified Home Inspector in the South Thomaston area.

John’s experience includes: 

• 25 years of experience in the business
  including home renovation, remodeling, and
  historic restoration
• Completed and passed a 180-hour
  home inspection certification program
  required for state licensing
• ASHI Certified Inspector (ACI)
• Passed the National Home Inspectors
  Exam from the Examination Board of
  Professional Home Inspectors®, Inc.
• Bachelors degree in Engineering and MBA
• AARST-NRPP Certified Radon Professional
   ID 106515RT
• Registered with the State of Maine for air and water radon testing, and air analysis
   Company registration: SPC268 and PSP26801
• InterNACHI Certified Professional Property Inspector
• Maine certified Third-Party Inspector (TPI) for residential building code, indoor residential ventilation code,
  residential energy code. TPI #205
• US EPA certified in Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) 
   Certificate Number: R-I-128764-13-00003
• State of Maine DEP Asbestos Inspector. Certificate number: AI-0781
• Professional Member of the Maine Coalition of Home Inspection Professionals (MeCHIPs
• Maine Indoor Air Quality Council - Certified Residential Construction Professional (MIAQC
• Certified Residential Thermographer (CRT)

John is a member of the following organizations:

• American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
• International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI)
• International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants (IAC2)
• National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP)
• Association  of Radon and Scientists and Technologists (AARST)
• Maine Coalition of Home Inspection Professionals (MeCHIPs)
• Maine Indoor Air Quality Council (MIAQC)
• National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)


• Breakwater Inspections is accredited with the Better Business Bureau and has an A+ rating.

United States Department of Agriculture - Rural Development 

John is qualified and approved for Rural Development inspections.