Jeff Strang has lived in the Portland area since 1983. From 1993-2004, Jeff was an Oregon construction contractor (#96029) specializing in residential remodeling and repair. His clients all came through word of mouth. In 2004, he decided he wanted to work less with his body and more with other people, and was hired in 2005 by the city of Portland, Oregon, as a Housing Inspector, enforcing the city’s property maintenance code, where he worked until laid off in 2009. In 2010, Jeff was hired by Multnomah County, where he’s an Environmental Health Specialist working to improve the indoor air quality and safety of families with children with asthma and enforcing the county’s regulations concerning maintenance of rental housing in unincorporated areas.
The work of a private home inspector is similar to that of a public housing inspector — just more detailed — and Jeff feels ”right at home” with this work.