Joe DeLaurentis, II
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.
Joe DeLaurentis, III
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
Bill has been involved in the Commercial and Residential Construction Industries as a General Contractor, Building Owner, and Property Manager. While inspecting a variety of properties since 1997, he has over 9,000 inspections worth of experience to draw upon, coupled with years of practical, “hands-on” knowledge. With 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 Commercial Supervisory Pesticide Applicator
- State Certified Foundation Inspector Through the Connecticut Foundation Solutions Indemnity Company
- Nationally Certified by ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) as an ACI Home Inspector, AARST, NRPP as a Radon Measurement Provider and Soil Gas Mitigation Compliance Inspector, through BPI (Building Performance Institute) as a Building Analyst and as an Energy Auditor by the CMC Energy Services Program.
Director, Marketing & BD
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, Kara oversees the Business Development and Marketing Group at Tiger. 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 Farmington, CT with her husband, Erik, and their black lab, Jackson.
Manager, Inspection Services
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 very 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 on 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)/HomeStyle Consultant known for patiently and seamlessly guiding clients through the renovation process. Additionally, he is the new home construction Warranty Administratorfor 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.
Manager, Tiger Mold
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.
Bill is also the Manager of the Tiger Mold Division and is certified as a Mold Investigator and Remediator by the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI).
Client Service Manager
Peter Kessen joined Tiger Group, Inc. in 2016 as Client Service Manager. With twenty-three years’ experience in call centers and Operations, and twenty years in Direct Response Marketing, Peter is an invaluable asset to our organization and Client Service Team. Peter is far more than the cog in our wheel at Tiger; he manages all office activities, keeping us well-organized, and assists in the communication between our inspection staff, in-office client services and business development efforts in the field.
And, as a triplet with five siblings, Peter has the life skills to hold his own in the Tiger. Outside of the office, Peter is an avid golfer, reader and a volunteer for Children at Yale New Haven Hospital.
CT HOI #182
As a member of our inspection team since 1996, Alan has successfully completed thousands of Home Inspections. He 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. Alan enjoys sharing his significant knowledge with our clients. Alan is a member of The Connecticut Association of Home Inspectors (CAHI) and is Licensed in Connecticut and Rhode Island.
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.
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.
For nearly thirty years Bryan has been involved in family-owned real estate, including managing, repairing, and remodeling numerous rental properties. Bryan brings a wide range of skills and knowledge to his inspections with additional past occupational experience including auto mechanics, retail sales, and most recently mold remediation. Becoming a licensed inspector was a natural transition for Bryan.
In his free time, Bryan enjoys singing in the church choir, composing at his piano, and spending time with friends and family in his hometown of Madison, CT.
Dave joined Tiger Group with over 11 years’ experience in building maintenance and systems. He earned his home inspector license in 2015 and has a strong eye for detail and a reputation for being thorough – in fact you’ll always find him with a level when he’s working around his own home! Dave has a friendly nature and enjoys sharing his knowledge with his clients throughout the home buying process. He is a history buff who likes going to the beach, crossword puzzles and loves time spent with his extended family. He resides in Meriden with his wife and three kids.
Tiger welcomes Eric to our inspection team. With over 25 years of experience as a residential carpenter, Eric is very skilled and experienced in an array of trades as well as communicating with and understanding the needs of the homeowner. As with many inspectors, the rigors of repetitive physical work eventually caught up with him, leading home into a new career where he could share his extensive construction knowledge. Eric began his inspection career in 2015, in both residential and commercial inspections for a national company, a new career start that exposed him to methods of construction used throughout the country. Therefore, it has been a natural transition to become a Home Inspector at Tiger. Eric’s vast experience in the building industry and his friendly informative manner have made him a respected and requested inspector on our team.
Eric’s “free” time is family time, participating in various activities with his two young and quickly growing boys and lovely wife, whatever they may throw his way.
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.
Keith joins Tiger with nearly two decades of construction experience, having worked as an independent contractor for the last 12 years, first as a carpenter and later as a project manager in residential construction, specializing in historic homes. Working for a non-profit developer in Hartford, Keith not only had the pleasure of restoring historic architecture but also spent many weeks volunteering on mission trips rebuilding disaster areas around the country. With his skills as an Antique Homes Specialist and calm demeanor, we know our clients will benefit greatly when working with Keith.
Keith has also enjoyed a parallel career in Performing Arts Management, so he understands the value of customer service and communication and enjoys working with new homeowners. When not inspecting, Keith can be found walking in the woods, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends.
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.
Patrick comes to Tiger with over 25 years in the building trades, including plumbing, electrical, construction, and carpentry. He has a passion for detail, which he acquired through his years of paperhanging and woodworking. Additionally, Patrick has an in-depth grasp of the client service-side of being a home inspector as he has the unique experience of creating and running 2 restaurants in the past. His ability to calmly communicate allows his inspections to flow seamlessly, and he is highly likely to make you smile a time or two through the process.
Patrick’s ability to learn and master skills in the building industries does not compare to his pride in singularly raising two children.
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.
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.
Todd began his career in the fields of HVAC and home heating oil before branching out with his own construction company. With 20 years of experience in residential and small commercial construction, including renovations and additions, he has a strong background and skillset for inspecting all types of properties. Licensed in New York and Connecticut, Todd brings his extensive expertise in home construction to the home inspection process. Most importantly, you will find that Todd is personable, patient, and trustworthy, and he prides himself on helping home sellers and buyers alike. Todd is an FAA certified Drone operator and a member of the trade groups InterNACHI and ASHI.
In his spare time, you can find Todd on the Long Island Sound enjoying his trawler with family and friends.
Allison Skubel, Homeowner Services Coordinator, joined Tiger to lead and expand our Homeowner Services Division. Alli’s focus will be the development and implementation of Tiger’s newest service: Home Air Quality Assessments.
Born and raised in East Haddam CT, Alli brings over 13 years of hands-on testing and operations experience in the mold industry, including mitigation and water management solutions. With extensive employee “crew” training and management experience, Alli is an ideal addition to our organization. Alli shared, “I have loved this field of employment because I really enjoy solving problems and changing people’s lives.”
When not working, Alli and her fiancé are competitive shooters. She can also be found gardening, horseback riding, and trying new restaurants and cuisines, especially her favorite, seafood.
We welcome Amber Mugford to our Environmental Client Service Team. Amber joins Tiger with 8 years of client service and retail experience, and truly enjoys interacting with people and problem-solving. Her friendly and outgoing personality will be welcoming to clients and Realtors alike.
When not working at Tiger, she is a busy mom of 2 and enjoys hiking and shopping.
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.
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).
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.
Team Lead - Client Services
Jillian was happy to start off 2020 by joining Tiger’s Client Service Team, and we are so grateful to have her. She brings with her an extensive background in client services and office administration along with a bubbly personality. After graduating from York College of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Professional Writing in 2013, she spent seven years in the media copyediting. Now, she’s excited for an opportunity to help clients during the transition of a positive development in their lives—the home buying process!
A Manchester native, Jillian now lives in Clinton with her husband and family. She enjoys sitting down with a good book and cup of coffee, walking along the beach at Hammonasset, and music in all forms.
Cate joined Tiger’s Client Service Team in 2013, bringing over 20 years of office-related experience including management, administration, and customer service. Cate’s calm demeanor and welcoming personality make the scheduling process pleasant and smooth for home buyers. With her fantastic attention to detail, Cate also supports the marketing team with the organization and preparation of marketing class materials. And when she is not booking inspections or performing other office tasks, Cate can be found tempting the office dogs with her homemade dog treats and is enthusiastically working on a book series entitled The Madison Puppy.
In her free time, she enjoys being with family, long walks with their dogs, hiking, cooking, reading, and spending time in her favorite spots: Mystic, NYC, and Vermont.
Jody brings an extensive background in customer service to Tiger’s Client Service Team. After owning her successful daycare business for 20 years, she decided to try a new field and assist clients through the stressful time of home buying. Jody is extremely patient and helpful in supporting clients and Realtors with scheduling and inspection questions.
In her spare time, Jody enjoys hiking, walking her dogs, volunteering for dog rescue and spending time with her husband and two children.