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Backgrounds in Construction

We understand that only years of experience in construction can give a commercial building inspector the expertise needed to know what to look for during an inspection. Our inspectors are familiar with the proper installation and elements of buildings, from apartment complexes to warehouses. We understand how the building’s many different parts and components work together and why they can fail.

Meet Our Team

Forrest Ruel
Forrest RuelCommercial Manager
I was personally involved in the military with commercial remodeling of barracks and enlisted man clubs. This included in depth plumbing and electrical work. I completely enjoyed the ever-changing challenging nature of the work. After the service, I was part of an 8-man construction crew building a 32-unit motel in Nebraska from the ground up. Then for several years I teamed up with my brother-in-law and we worked in roofing, remodeling, painting and home construction.

In the late 1990’s graduated from real estate appraisal school thinking this would be kinder on the body. I appraised real estate ranging from parking lots to multi-million dollar properties. There I also preformed new property cost appraisals from material and labor costs to a finished Certificate of Occupancy including full inspection of progress for contractor draws and final payments. When the housing market turned downward I chose a new path. Spent several years working commercial property repairs from foundation. roof, electrical, plumbing and remodeling, running a crew of several workers including laborers and master craftsman of all trades related to construction.

A few years ago, I decided to certify as a home and commercial inspector working for myself and other companies, I now enjoy the team of Home Standards Inspection Services. I couldn’t be happier; this company has values and integrity all qualities I respect.

Dave Six
Dave SixLincoln Manager
Greetings, my name is David Six. Looking back on my construction experience brings a smile to my face. It came at me out of the blue, but once I started I was thoroughly bitten by the bug. Before the 28th year of my life I couldn’t have told you the difference between a rafter and a joist. The first job was helping a friend tear down a horse barn outside of Lincoln to recycle the lumber. He was an old German finish carpenter and we became partners in a subcontracting firm doing fire and water restorations.

A couple of years later I had the opportunity to begin doing new construction of spec and custom homes, applying the skills I had been taught and learning far more. After a scaffold collapse on the jobsite I was left unable to physically build. I returned to the sales end of things by going to work in commercial building material dept of a big box store. Since then I have sold steel buildings to light commercial, residential, agricultural and equestrian clients and managed all phases of their projects to completion.

So now it has been 25 years and the next chapter is home inspections. As always, the attraction of working near the construction industry lives on. I am committed to doing the best job possible and continuing to learn more to serve the clients.

Steve Vacha
Steve VachaOwner/ President
Steve Vacha, owner and manager of Home Standards, has 20 years of experience as a remodeling contractor and spec home builder, and another 17 years experience as an inspector.

– BA degree in Philosophy.
– CR (Certified Remodeler) status recognized by NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) in 1992.
– Certified Inspector designation from ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) in 2003.
– Certified Radon Measurement Specialist
– President of the Greater Omaha Area ASHI group for 2011, 2012.

Jon Vacha
Jon VachaVice President
I’ve always had the desire to learn how things are built and luckily been in the environment to be able to be taught all about it. During high school and much of college I worked on a flat work concrete crew during the warmer months and helped build houses with my Dad and Uncle during the cooler months. I learned skills and developed technical knowledge during this time, but I believe the most valuable thing I picked up was a healthy work ethic. A sense of pride and accomplishment comes from working hard and doing things right. My Dad always made sure we would take a few minutes at the end of the day to look and reflect on the work we had accomplished during that day.
Sue Josoff
Sue JosoffInspection Coordinator
Hi, my name is Sue Josoff. I am the Inspection Coordinator at Commercial Standards. I began my career in Customer Service for a locally-owned plumbing manufacturer. I wore many hats throughout my career there-Customer Service, Sales, Logistics, Telemarketing, Supervision, and finally Production Management. My husband and I live on 5 acres outside of Omaha where we raised 3 wonderful children. We are constantly surrounded by animals! We have 2 dogs, 5 cats, 22 chickens, 3 ducks, 3 rabbits, and a miniature donkey. In my spare time, I love planting flowers, cooking, being by the pool, golfing, and quality time with family. We are also die hard Husker fans!