Derek Harkness is no stranger high stakes in the field at work. Before becoming a home inspector, he played professional arena football for Spokane Shock (Washington) and Grand Rapids Fury (Michigan) where he developed leadership skills and the ability to perform well under pressure for people relying on him. Those characteristics combined with an extensive knowledge of homes makes Derek a top performer in the home inspection industry.
Knowing home buyers and their families rely on his work to make educated decisions is one of Derek’s favorite parts of his profession.
In addition to his hands-on experience, Derek has the following training and accomplishments:
• ASHI@Home training program (known as the most comprehensive training program available)
• Bachelor’s Degree (Sports Management) from Morehead State University in Kentucky.
Originally from Houston, Texas, Derek now lives with his wife and two children in Cartersville. When not in the inspection field, Derek plays flag football, game nights and spending time with his family.