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LARRY CERRO - Tallahassee, FL

Larry Cerro

Larry Cerro - Single Dad, Social Scientist, Saxophone player, Building Analyst

Social Scientist Larry Cerro (BA Social Science from Hofstra University) decided to take a break from the cloistered university environment and further develop his practical skills. Continuing his tradition of construction-oriented summer jobs, he began working with a utility contractor as a lineman. Abandoning the cold north after a year of that, Larry migrated to sunny Florida, where he began working condo and apartment construction by day, and attending night school in the trades. Larry established a repair and remodeling business, and eventually, a property management firm.

With a thirst for knowledge and a burning desire to become self sufficient, over the next several years Larry took the following courses at Lively Technical School: Blue Print Reading and estimating - 60 hours, Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration - 120 hours, Industrial, Commercial, And Residential Electrical Wiring - 338 hours, Gas Pipe Fitting, - 144 hours, Welding, Lively Vo-Tech, 51 hours, Building Construction, - 60 hours, Cabinet Making - 80 hours, Electronics, - 80 hours.

After working for a while renovating the Sunland Hospital in Tallahassee, Larry spent a winter as a lighting electrician for the ZZ Top East Coast Tour. Back in Tallahassee, Florida, Larry returned his attention to home repairs and renovations and property management, while evolving into a full-time building inspector.

Larry is now a full-time construction consultant with the following credentials: He is a State Registered Residential Building Contractor, Mechanical Contractor, Class A Air Conditioning Contractor, and Roofing Contractor. He is a State Certified Building Inspector, and state certified One and Two Family Dwelling inspector as well as certified by SBCCI and CABO (the building code certification agencies). He is a State Certified Radon Measurement Technician and Mitigation Specialist, and a State Certified Energy Auditor.

Larry has served six years as a National Director of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), and four years as the President of the Florida chapter of ASHI. He is a past Director and Officer of the Florida Association of Building Inspectors (FABI).

Larry is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator, and is recognized as an expert witness in the home inspection field. Larry has been active in the construction industry for over 30 years, and has been performing home inspections in Tallahassee for over 20 years. Frequently consulted by TV and newspaper reporters doing segments on home inspection, Larry has been featured in articles by the Tallahassee Democrat and Tallahassee Magazine. He is a contributor to the State Capital News, The ASHI Reporter, and the Florida Heritage Foundation publication, News and Views. He has appeared several times on the PBS television show, Accent, where he was featured on a series about home inspections. Larry has conducted numerous presentations to homebuyers, real estate offices and boards, universities, and educational seminars within the industry.

Larry Cerro
A Building and Home Inspection Service
730 East Brevard St.
Tallahassee FL 32308

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