Gilbert, AZ – Publisher Ken Sherman is pleased to announce that Jeffrey M. Donaldson P.E., owner, and founder of Ace Preferred Inspections, is also a #1 best-selling author. Mr. Donaldson’s new book, “The Home Inspector Engineer: An Interview with Jeffrey Donaldson”, recently achieved simultaneous ‘best-selling’ status on four different Amazon book lists.
The book rose to the #1 spot in both Amazon’s Book store and the Kindle store. The book ranked #1 in book store’s “Contracting How-To & Home Improvement” department. Jeffrey also garnered #1 spots in three Kindle departments, in the “Estimating Engineering”, “Contracting Engineering”, and “Construction Engineering” department. The book was also ranked #6 in the broader “Professional Engineering” department.
It is interesting to note that although the book is only available in e-book format, it proved popular enough to score a #1 position in the Amazon physical bookstore.
Jeffrey M. Donaldson P.E., the owner and founder of Ace Preferred Inspections wrote the book to educate his customers on home inspection and inspectors. The book delves into the differences in the skill set that a typical home inspector has versus the expanded skill set of the licensed and degreed home inspector engineer.
Topics of discussion include the differences in training, experience and licensing requirements between the two and the expanded services an engineer may provide that a typical home inspector can not. This four-time best-selling book is a testimony, not only to the resurgence in home building market, but also to the popularity of books offering advice and a ‘leg up’ to people interested in Home Inspection as a career.
Jeffrey is not a stranger to engineering, beginning with his stint as an officer on a nuclear sub in the US Navy. After his military service, Jeffrey worked in a small engineering consultant in North Carolina. There, Jeffrey was responsible for capital project planning and execution for industrial and manufacturing clients, as well as design work for commercial developments.
Jeffrey got his contractor’s license while working with the consultant. “While I was there, I started purchasing investment properties,” said Jeffrey. “Home inspection was a good way to exercise my engineering skills, as well as my interest in residential property.”
“Ultimately, I went out on my own,” he said. “I wanted to keep my connections to the residential market.” Providing services as a licensed engineer allows Jeffrey to maintain those connections as well as serve the public. “A practicing engineer can offer opinions and make suggestions, something a home inspector cannot do.”
“That’s not to say there aren’t knowledgeable home inspectors,” Jeffrey said “but degreed engineers have earned an engineering degree, are required to do an internship under a senior engineer, and they come with a specialized skill set. It allows them do a thorough job.”
The book covers the requirements for getting in the business plus it gives the reader a look at the various options available to those in the building trades who want to move up.
To learn more about Jeffrey, visit: http://www.acepreferredinspections.com/
Find his book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TIPRHYK