CT HOI #170
Joe DeLaurentis founded Tiger Group, Inc in 1992. Bringing his years of construction and industrial experience along with his many years as a successful business owner, Joe had a vision of growing a highly skilled team of inspectors to meet the diverse needs of the industry. Joe’s past experience includes residential remodeling and new construction as well as equipment and facilities engineering. While completing innumerable home and commercial building inspections and surveys since 1991, Joe also received Connecticut’s DEP “S” or Supervisory Certification for wood boring insects and is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors.
CT HOI #169
As Principle of Tiger Group, Inc., Joe “Jr” is hands on in all facets of the business including staff management, daily operations, and business development. He still enjoys time away from the office to conduct inspections when time allows.
After graduating from Colorado State University with a BS in Construction Management, Joe built upon his construction knowledge with years of hands on experience in new home construction, remodeling and commercial construction. Joining his father at Tiger Group in 1995, together they have grown and strengthened the family business. He continues his lifelong interest in construction through the inspection business by broadening his knowledge in construction methods and materials. His specific interests lie in timber frame, energy efficiency, and alternative construction. Along with a CT Home Inspection License, Joe is a member in the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), has the State of Connecticut Supervisory License for Wood Boring Insects, and National NRPP Certification for Radon Testing.
Joe and his family reside in Haddam, CT and enjoy spending time outdoors skiing, boating and cycling.
CT HOI #153
Since 1979 Bill has been involved in the Commercial and Residential Construction Industries as a General Contractor, Owner and Property Manager. While Inspecting Residential, Commercial and Industrial Properties since 1997, he has over 7,000 inspections worth of experience to draw upon, coupled with over 35 years of practical, ‘hands on” knowledge.
With two decades of corporate and project management experience, and as a seasoned instructor and trainer, Bill has a unique perspective of both the building trades and customer service expectations.
State of Connecticut Licenses and National Specialty Credentials Earned Include:
Connecticut Licensed Home Inspector, Building Official, and a Supervisory Pesticide Applicator. Nationally Certified by ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) as an ACI Home Inspector, AARST NRPP as a Radon Measurement Provider, through BPI (Building Performance Institute) as a Building Analyst and as an Energy Auditor by the CMC Energy Services Program.
CT HOI #465
With over thirty years experience in various aspects of the real estate industry including construction, remodeling and home inspecting, George is a well rounded inspector. Beginning his construction career at The Henry Abbott Technical School, George has extensive knowledge in the building trades including HVAC, electrical and roofing, giving him a broad knowledge of all aspects of a house.
As a licensed home inspector since 2000, George prides himself in educating buyers and sellers about their properties. His skills as an engaging and knowledgeable home inspector are proven by how highly requested he is by the Real Estate Community. Additionally, George is a Certified FHA 203(k) Consultant known for patiently and seamlessly guiding clients through the renovation process. Additionally, he is the new home construction Warranty Administrator for Westchester Modular Homes of Fairfield County, LLC. George is Certified as a Radon Measurement Provider by the AARST-NRPP, and a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).
In his free time, George enjoys camping, traveling with his family, and working around his home.
Inspector – CT HOI #694
Bill brings to each inspection over twenty years of experience in the residential and commercial building inspection fields. Additionally, Bill has extensive experience in residential energy conservation and in conducting Phase I Environmental Surveys.
Additionally, Bill is the Manager of the Tiger Mold Division and is certified as a Mold Investigator and Remediator by the National Association of Mold Remediators and Inspectors (NAMRI).
Brett comes to Tiger with extensive experience in the building industry, including most recently working in the solar and building efficiency field. He has worked for years honing his organizational efficiency and people management skills as a Project Manager. A ‘people person’ by nature, he has a unique ability to make people feel at ease during the home inspection process, while sharing a realistic assessment of the conditions of the home. Brett brings both the knowledge of how buildings work and a high level of customer service to the fore.
Brett resides in Guilford with his wife and their 2 boys. When not inspecting homes, he enjoys playing guitar, coaching and playing soccer, and kayaking on open waters.
Inspector – CT HOI # 583
Bret comes to The Tiger Group with over 20 years of experience in various aspects of the construction business. Through the years Bret has worked in remodeling, new construction, building material supply, and project management giving him an intimate knowledge of proper construction techniques, materials and systems. Pairing this with the experience of owning a 150 year old Historic home for the past decade, Bret has unique insight and extensive home knowledge to share with his clients.
Bret holds a State of CT Pesticide Operators Certification. Additionally, he works with our Environmental Services Group as a Certified Mold Inspector and has completed the National Radon Proficiency Program (NEHA) for Measurement Professionals.
Inspector – CT HOI #549
Early on in life, Bob gained extensive experience as part of a do-it-yourself family that refurbished and remodeled homes. Bob broadened his knowledge and skills at a professional level with his experience in new home construction, additions and complete home renovations, plus an exposure to plumbing and electrical work.
Bob diverted from the industry to embark on a successful career in the software field. Returning to the industry and joining Tiger Group in 2005, Bob applies his diverse background and expansive skill set with a focus on client service to his inspections. With years of professional inspection experience, Bob provides a high level of enthusiasm and professionalism to his clients.
CT HOI #497
Art has been a highly requested inspector since joining Tiger Group, Inc. in 2005. Prior to becoming a home inspector, Art gained significant experience in the industry working in roofing, masonry, dry walling, as well as owning and operating a masonry and landscape business for over 15 years. As a past licensed Real Estate Agent in Connecticut, Art brings a greater understanding of the industry to Tiger Group, Inc. His knowledge and attention to detail has attributed to his thoroughness in his inspections. With a pleasant approach to home inspecting, Art strives to educate and assist his clients in understanding the inspection process while communicating the details with clarity and ease.
CT HOI #200
Inspecting since 2000, Tim brings a high level of professionalism and knowledge to his inspections. As a licensed Professional Engineer specializing in structural engineering with extensive experience in design and project management of commercial and residential building construction, Tim is a unique asset to Tiger Group, Inc. Tim utilizes his skills personally with hands-on experience in home renovations having owned several multi-family units and antique properties. His experience makes him is a well rounded home inspector with a niche for structural concerns. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, and a Master of Business Administration degree.
CT HOI #44
John began his construction career in 1980, gaining his knowledge through remodeling, building additions and new construction. Additionally, with his extensive experience maintaining commercial properties throughout New Haven County, John is a great asset to both Tiger’s Commercial and Residential Divisions. John has been performing home and building inspections since 1994 and has since performed thousands of inspections and developed a long-time following.
CT HOI #34
As a professional home inspector since 1984, Steve applies his extensive knowledge and expertise through the inspection process. In addition to his mandatory CT State Home Inspection License, Steve holds his CT Licenses as a P1-Master Plumber and an S2-Heating and Cooling Journeyman. Inspecting thousands of homes since 1994, Steve is well known in New Haven and Fairfield Counties and highly regarded for his attention to detail and patience during the inspection process. Steve is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).
CT HOI #376 | MA Lic #713
Patrick brings nine years of Residential and Commercial Construction experience to Tiger Group Inc. He has been involved in new construction, additions and remodeling, including hands on experience with all aspects of the building process. Joining Tiger Group in 2002, Patrick is a valued member of both the Residential and Commercial Inspection Teams. Patrick is CT and MA licensed for Home Inspections and also carries a Pest Applicator License in both states.
With his extensive background in construction and a continued commitment to expand his knowledge base, Patrick is an asset to our clients.
CT HOI #209
Tom’s experience began in residential construction framing, roofing and siding new homes for local contractors. He continued to expand his knowledge through learning the electrical and plumbing trades as he worked on a building maintenance crew at a large commercial warehouse/office facility as well as gaining valuable experiences employed as a building superintendent for a 114 unit apartment complex. Since 1995, Tom has applied his vast expertise as a licensed home inspector. Inspecting both residential and commercial structures, Tom shares with our clients his extensive knowledge in a calm and pleasing manner.
Mark was introduced to residential construction at an early age whilst working at his father’s general contracting business. After college, he applied that knowledge to the commercial sector, working first as a resident building manager and then, later, as a Chief Building Engineer at several hotels and office buildings in Manhattan. Mark’s diverse background including construction management, fire-safety operations and all facets of building maintenance make him a well-rounded inspector, working on both Tiger’s Residential and Commercial Inspection Teams. Mark holds his Home Inspector License in both CT and NY.
CT HOI #173
David brings over twenty years of design, construction and antique home restoration experience to each home inspection he performs. David has created a niche within Tiger; many of his thousands of inspections have been 18th and 19th century homes. His knowledge and experience with antique homes is without par in the inspection business. He is certified by the State of Connecticut to teach the subject to other inspectors. Because of his thorough understanding and pleasant presentation of the entire process, he has consistently been a highly requested inspector from New Haven to Mystic for all types of homes.
CT HOI #742 | NY LIC #1600006324
Dominick’s background is permeated in 30 plus years in the construction trades, specifically commercial and residential general contracting and roofing. Dominick holds a Home Inspector License in both New York and Connecticut, and he also received his Radon Certification for Testing and Mitigation at Rutgers University. With his vast construction experience and positive demeanor, it’s obvious why he is so highly requested in New York and Lower Fairfield County.
When he’s not at a Feis supporting his daughter or serving his community as a Knight of Columbus, his passion is building furniture into which he applies the same level of enthusiasm and attention to detail that he puts into every home inspection.
Inspector – CT
We are excited to welcome Piete to our inspection team. Piete comes to Tiger with extensive renovation, construction, plumbing, and heating industry experience. With a life-long passion for understanding how things work and how they are built, coupled with over 15 years experience in Client Services, Piete is a thorough, comprehensive and courteous inspector. He shares his knowledge when working with both our residential and commercial clients. Piete and his family reside in Clinton, CT and enjoy hiking, skiing, camping and boating.
Upon discharge from eight years serving our country in the United States Navy as an Electricians Mate, Mike went on to apply his electrical skills in the telephony industry. Today, Mike is a highly skilled and experienced inspector. Conducting Home Inspections since 2004, Mike also has a State of Connecticut Pesticide Operator License.
Mike lives in West Hartford with his wife and two beautiful daughters. In his free time he enjoys bowling, golfing and hanging out with his girls.
CT HOI #182
Alan Williams brings over 30 years of building and renovation expertise to Tiger Group Inc. With a past focus on renovation and restoration of historic buildings and churches, and work experience in remodeling and new construction, Alan is a well-rounded home inspector up for any challenge.
Additionally, Alan’s experience includes new construction building, construction management, supervision of lead paint abatement projects, and assisting non-profit organizations in obtaining grants for renovations. Inspecting since 1993, Alan enjoys sharing his significant knowledge with our clients. Alan is a member of The Connecticut Association of Home Inspectors (CAHI).
Gaining marketing experience at start-ups in her early business career, Kara joined the family inspection business in 2003. In addition to her field role as Regional Marketing Manager for Fairfield, Westchester & New Haven Counties, she oversees the business development and marketing programs for Tiger Group, Inc. Kara is a graduate of Skidmore College. When not representing Tiger at a local real estate event, Kara is an avid equestrian, volunteers for labrador rescue, and enjoys yoga and skiing. She resides in Fairfield, CT.
Following his graduation from the University of Vermont, Kip spent a year in Vietnam and returned home to join First Bank as a Management Trainee. He spent 10 years with there, moving up through the ranks to his final position as Vice President and Director of Personnel. During that period, Kip earned an MBA at the University of New Haven and graduated from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University. In 1980 Kip left banking to start an Executive Search Firm specializing in the Financial and Banking sectors. In 1997, Kip joined Tiger Group, Inc. as our first full-time Marketing Manager. His banking and personnel experience have proved invaluable in his development of long lasting relationships within the real estate industry. Today, he manages our business development for Central Connecticut, the Eastern Shoreline and North to MA border. He resides in Madison, CT.
Brian joined the Tiger Group in 2013 as the Regional Marketing Manager for the Litchfield, Hartford, Tolland and Springfield markets. He brings over 30 years of sales and marketing experience to Tiger Group Inc. Brian has been to hundreds of home inspections and knows the level of service clients expect. He has an extensive knowledge and understanding of the Real Estate transaction and what buyers, sellers and Realtors require, as he has been a licensed Realtor in Connecticut for 18 years prior to coming to the Tiger Group.
Brian brings fifteen years of Operations Management and Route Sales experience to the Tiger Team. His logistics and customer service skills are valued assets to Tiger and our clients. With his experience, Brian possesses a deep understanding of how to build strong client relationships and offer exceptional service.
Brian holds a BA from Central Connecticut State University and the National Environmental Health Association Certification for Radon Measurement (NEHA).
We are fortunate to welcome Luke to our Environmental CSA Team. Luke comes to Tiger with 8 years’ experience in the customer service industry and the carpentry trades, including commercial and residential construction and remodeling. I’m sure you’ll agree, both his work experience and friendly demeanor makes Luke a true asset to our clients.
He holds an Associate Degree in Business Marketing and Management from Holyoke Community College. Additionally, his passions include gardening and working to start a small farm providing exceptional produce to our community. Residing in East Granby with his girlfriend and their pets, he spends his free time, traveling, hiking, camping, snow and skateboarding.
We’d like to welcome Jessie Hardy to the Tiger Group Environmental Services Division. Jessie comes to Tiger with a valuable background in Real Estate, Environmental Training, with expertise in the HVACR field. He maintains a variety of environmental and safety certifications, including holding a State of Connecticut Certification for Radon Proficiency.
Jessie lives in Hartford with his wife and children and is deeply involved in the operations and maintenance of his local church.
Along with her bright smile and positive attitude, Larissa brings to Tiger’s Environmental Team a relevant history of conducting routine analysis of in-process material, raw material & environmental samples. Her many licenses and certifications include: Lead Abatement Supervisor, Asbestos Abatement Worker, OSHA 10 License, Hazmat/ Hazwoper, LRRP and State of Connecticut Radon Proficiency.
Currently in School for Environmental Science & Toxicology, she is a quick learner and enjoys new experiences (knowledge is power). With strong multi- tasking skills as well as, communication and organization skills, she is an invaluable asset to our Environmental Team.
In her free time, Larissa enjoy exercising, reading & being a mom.
Carrie brings over 22 years of customer service experience to Tiger Group as an Environmental Technician. Joining Tiger in 2010, she understands the quality and level of service it takes to succeed in today’s demanding market. Carrie is certified by the National Radon Proficiency Program for Radon Measurement (NEHA).
Joining Tiger Group, Inc. in 2001 as a member of our Client Service Team, Susan more that identifies with our standards for exceptional service. Promoted to the Environmental Services Division in 2009, Susan is a Radon Technician, certified by the National Radon Proficiency Program. She is a great asset to our inspection clients, providing expedited water and radon testing during the real estate transaction.
Meet John Wagner. Tiger’s latest recruit brings a positive can-do attitude with a fresh perspective. John is an Air Force Veteran and Martial Arts Instructor with a background in Environmental Protection. Striving for excellence and customer satisfaction in every exchange, John is an exceptional addition to our Environmental Services Team.
CT HOI #463
Kyle graduated from Marist College with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Prior to inspecting for Tiger Group, Inc., Kyle gained significant experience as an Environmental Scientist providing environmental consulting and management service to many industries. His work included inspecting residential and commercial buildings for environmental hazards such as asbestos, lead based paint, radon and conducted Phase I and II site assessments for remediation projects.
Kyle has recently taken a full-time position as Housing Inspector for the City of Norwalk. His duties include: organizing and carries out an inspection and enforcement program to assure safe and sanitary housing in compliance with city housing codes, regulations, and related state and federal laws or regulations. We are pleased to have him continue with Tiger on a part-time basis. Coupled with his extensive construction experience, Kyle provides an excellent knowledge base to our clients throughout the home inspection process.