Sharon, Co-Owner of AJF Inspections & Engineering, relocated to Arizona from Philadelphia in 1996 where she was President and Co-owner of an environmental and inspection company. Upon relocating to Scottsdale, Sharon and Paul started AJF Inspections & Engineering and have been leading the home inspection industry since.
Sharon has strong customer relations and marketing skills, as well as a drive for community involvement. Her former career was in the television industry specializing in programming, marketing, and research. She is a graduate of George Washington University with a Communications and Psychology degree.
Sharon’s hobbies include the arts, reading, wine, entertaining, and of course, her family, friends, and dogs.
Allie joined the AJF team in 2011 as the part-time bookkeeper and accounting manager. However, she truly grew up in the business as she’s the “A” in AJF. Allie has loved watching the business grow from starting in her family’s home to an amazing team of office support and inspectors. She’s so proud to be a part of the company’s growth. Allie values the role that AJF plays in helping people find their next home, and her favorite part of the job is meeting and interacting with new people every day.
Allie spends her spare time with her husband, their son, and her parents and brother. She enjoys staying active with Crossfit, trying new restaurants, and experimenting with new recipes at home.
Paul Furman, Co-Owner of AJF Inspections & Engineering and a Professional Engineer (PE) for over 45 years, has trained many inspectors in Home, Commercial, and Termite Inspections. His high standards and tough “Boot Camp” are well-respected. Paul has personally inspected over 20,000 residential and commercial properties from coast to coast and was named 2017 & 2018 Home Inspector of the Year.
Paul is a degreed engineer from Virginia Tech and is licensed in both Arizona and Pennsylvania. Prior to moving to Arizona, Paul owned an inspection and environmental company in Pennsylvania. He also spent years in construction and in the nuclear power industry. Paul was born in Waltham, Massachusetts, and went to high school in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but is an “army brat” who has lived around the world.
When not inspecting, Paul can be found at the CrossFit gym as he finished 15th in the world of the Master’s Division at the 2017 CrossFit Games. He also enjoys golfing, skiing, and watching football (or any other sport).
Licensed Professional Engineer #30703, AZ BTR License #38094
OPM QP License #30151, OPM Termite License #051009
Josh comes to AJF with more than seven years of experience in federal litigation where he focused on advertising law and First Amendment issues. Josh earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management and his Juris Doctor from the James E. Rogers College of Law. During his career in private legal practice, Josh advised clients on matters ranging from multi-million-dollar business disputes to the prosecution of a private civil suit under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO Act).
Josh is thrilled to officially join the AJF team. We say officially because Josh is the “J” in AJF and has been offering his advice in the background since he was young. Josh is so proud of the success of his family’s business and looks forward to helping to build on AJF’s strong foundation. He believes that AJF plays a critical part in providing peace of mind to new home buyers and those purchasing commercial properties and hopes to leverage his prior experience to help the AJF team impact even more lives.
When Josh is not working, he spends time with his wife, their family, and particularly enjoys playing with his eight nieces and nephews. Josh is an avid Arizona Cardinals fan and attends nearly every home game with his father, Paul.
Originally from Minneapolis, Jeff Hoffman started his inspection career with AJF Inspections & Engineering in December 2014. After going through Paul’s infamous and well-respected boot camp, Jeff decided he liked the variety of the job, including seeing different houses, people, and interesting situations every day. The support from his fellow inspectors is one of his favorite aspects of the AJF Team.
In his spare time, Jeff enjoys fishing, biking, playing/coaching hockey, watching his kids play sports, and spending time with his family and their yellow lab, Ozzie.
AZ BTR License #59145, OPM Termite License #150439
Margo comes to AJF with an energetic operations and customer service background for 20+ years. She is passionate about building strong customer relationships, driving brand loyalty, and increasing customer engagement.
Margo believes great customer service does not come from one department but is the life blood of the company.
She has lived in numerous places but loves Arizona. In her free time, she spends time with her husband of 12 years, three dogs and three grandchildren. Margo enjoys many crafts and a great true crime novel.
Cassidy grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is new to Phoenix as of 2022. She has worked for many years in the customer service industry and is finishing her bachelor’s degree in Communications. Cassidy is excited to work at AJF and assist in the marketing department while learning more about the real estate industry. Outside of work, Cassidy loves spending time with family, playing soccer, and enjoying the beautiful, Arizona weather.
Eric has been inspecting since 2016 and joined the AJF Team in 2017. He hails from small town Indiana and enjoys working in an environment where no two days are the same and he can educate clients in a thoughtful way. Eric believes the team’s ongoing training and Paul’s “Boot Camp” are what set the entire team apart from the competition and what drives him to give his absolute best every day.
When he’s not inspecting, Eric plays music, explores the Valley with his wife, and enjoys time with their new baby boy and two rescue dogs.
AZ BTR License #62219, OPM Termite License #171280
Kurtis has been inspecting homes since 1998 and has completed thousands of residential and commercial inspections. Kurtis is a true native of Arizona, and was born in Mesa and has lived there his entire life with the exception of the four years he spent traveling with the U.S. Air Force. Prior to becoming a home inspector, Kurtis was a real estate appraiser and a FEMA inspector.
When not working, Kurtis is busy with his family and in his opinion, too many pets.
AZ BTR License #38457, OPM Termite License #060042
Ben is an Arizona native who has been a home inspector since 2016. He enjoys being able to bring substantial value and peace of mind to a client through a comprehensive and thorough inspection. He was excited to join the AJF Family because of our high standards, vision, and rock-solid support system that allows our team members to excel, succeed, and grow. In his free time, Ben enjoys weightlifting, hiking, and taking advantage of the Arizona outdoors with his two dogs, Kodah and Sawyer.
AZ BTR License # 64332, OPM License # 200567
Tyler grew up in an Army family, so he had the opportunity to live in 13 different states and even Korea! He learned how to be handy and Mr. “Fix It” from his father and has knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, and more. After 20 years as a social worker, Tyler decided to make a career out of his “off work” interests and become a licensed home inspector. He chose AJF due to our great reputation, emphasis on learning, and sense of family. Tyler’s goal with each inspection is to elevate the client’s experience with his attention to detail, thoroughness, and ability to decipher and communicate what he is seeing at the property. In his free time, Tyler enjoys weightlifting, camping, motorcycles, and spending time with his wife, 2 kids, and their 3 dogs!
AZ BTR License # 71975, OPM License # 210059
Mark is originally from Wisconsin and even lived in Maui before making Arizona home. Prior to becoming an inspector, Mark remodeled homes and was a handyman for over twenty years. His interest in homes started in high school when he started studying architecture and he even went onto becoming a professional draftsman for a few years. Aside from being a home inspector, Mark is also a musician and plays the drums, guitars, and sings! He released his first CD in June 2020. He also enjoys yoga and meditation in his free time.
AZ BTR License # 72069, OPM License # 201247
Frank was raised in the East and came out to Arizona after high school. Prior to becoming a home inspector, he had a career in the restaurant and hospitality industry. He has been able to work at the “best of the best” in hotels and restaurants. Frank was looking for a career change and became interested in inspecting through many friends involved in real estate. Frank feels fortunate to be trained and work for the “best of the best” in inspection companies. Outside of inspecting, Frank still finds use for his experience in restaurants through his love for cooking and wine collecting. He also enjoys working on cars, motorcycles, and just spending time outdoors.
AZ BTR #72990, OPM License #210263
Matt was born in Denver, Colorado but has called Arizona home for most of his life. He has a vast experience in different trades that include commercial roofing, handyman repairs, and insurance sales. Matt has always wanted to be a home inspector and after his wife completed her Master’s in Business Administration, he was able to go to school to fulfill his goal of becoming a licensed inspector.
Matt joined AJF in June 2020 and could not be happier to be a part of the Team! When not inspecting, he loves spending time with his wife, two boys, and their two Labradors. He and his family love to camp and watch sports, especially football!
AZ BTR License # 71289, OPM License # 200936
David is a native to Arizona and a lifelong musician. He has always been fascinated by the world of real estate and after careful consideration, he decided that becoming an inspector was the best career move! He understands the importance of the inspector’s role in the real estate transaction and is truly passionate about helping clients make the best decision possible for themselves and their family. David did his research before joining AJF and was excited to join a company with a solid reputation that focuses on training and provides the opportunity to learn and grow in this field. In his spare time, David loves exploring and finding new local spots with his two sons. He enjoys reading, writing, philosophy, charity, and of course music!
AZ BTR License # 66158, OPM License # 201244
James grew up in Jacksonville, Florida before moving to Arizona in 1996. He began his career in the phone company working as a lineman for 21 years before retiring in 2019 and was a volunteer deputy Sheriff for Maricopa County. James was excited to start his second career in home inspecting as he enjoys helping people during the real estate transaction. He was thrilled to expand his knowledge and expertise by joining the AJF Team. When not inspecting, James is working on earning his private pilot’s license!
AZ BTR License #71291, OPM License #210637
5th Generation Arizona native, Levi, has been an inspector with AJF since February 2018. Levi has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, including 15 years of home building. He looks at every house as a new puzzle to figure out and enjoys being able to meet new people every day in this business! He says that AJF Inspectors are the best in the business because of the training, care, and the time we take to investigate.
Levi and his wife love to hike, watch movies, and are excited for the arrival of their baby boy in May 2019!
AZ BTR License #65237, OPM Termite License #180517
Will has spent most of his life in Arizona. He graduated from the University of Arizona and worked for a ranch in Hereford, Texas as a cattle doctor. After returning home, he was excited to do something new and found himself really interested in being a home inspector. He joined AJF because of the commitment to providing the best service when it comes to home inspections. In his free time, Will enjoys hiking, trying out new restaurants, and playing with his dog, Winston.
Claudie is a native to Arizona and veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Prior to becoming a home inspector, he was a termite inspector and brings over 20 years of home service experience to the AJF team. He chose AJF for the team environment and great reputation throughout the industry. Claudie understands the importance of what a thorough home inspection brings to the real estate process and takes pride in delivering a timely and professional service to our clients. When not working Claudie enjoys fishing and being in the outdoors.
Eric was born in Chicago. Growing up in a military family, he got the opportunity to live in 8 states before eventually growing roots in North Carolina. Prior to coming to Arizona, Eric was a chef for over 5 years in Florida before his growing passion for real estate and inspecting brought him to the AJF team. When he isn’t in an attic, you can usually find him in the gym, on a mountain top, or enjoying time with his family.
Chris grew up in a small town in Western Kansas with only 1 working stop light! He has a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture with a minor in Hotel and Restaurant management, business and horticulture from Kansas State University. Chris originally moved to Phoenix to work with the PGA Tour as an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent for the prestigious TPC of Scottsdale! After 6 years, he decided to pursue a career in contracting where he became a superintendent and worked to fix and flip homes, specializing in historic properties. Chris was excited to use his contracting experience and skillset to become a home inspector where he honed his inspection skills in Vancouver, Washington. His family is happy to have found their way back to Arizona and to join the “AJF Family.”
Ashley grew up in El Paso, Texas, and moved to Arizona to attend Arizona State University where she received her degree in Business Communications and Real Estate. Ashley grew up working in her family’s business and gained experience in sales and administrative work. She is excited to be working in the Real Estate industry, and being a part of the AJF family seemed like a natural fit. When not working, Ashley loves spending time with her friends, family, and her dog Cairo.
CJ grew up in Cebu City, Philippines. CJ comes from a very talented family and as a kid, CJ did ballet and ballroom dancing. He continues to sing in hotel lobbies and wedding receptions. CJ has been in customer service for 12 years and loves helping clients. He enjoys reading books, watching sci-fi shows on Netflix, and spending time with his family.
His full name is Mer Ellim Renz Bernardo, but most people call him Renz. He is a proud father of his 2 beautiful kids. Renz enjoys watching movies and series on Netflix.
Carmela has worked in the customer service industry since she was 17. Be it in their family business or at work, she loves to go the extra mile to give excellent customer experience. When not working she loves to cook, enjoy family time, and travel. And surprisingly, she lives close to an active volcano called Mayon.
It is estimated that a wooden structure has a 70% chance of being attacked by termites within 10 to 20 years. Termites are a problem that many Arizona property owners face at one time or another.
However, the good news is if you catch the infestation early, you have a higher likelihood to treat it quickly & easily – Prior to significant damage occurring. AJF’s Inspection Team can give you that peace of mind.
Homes that have had past or current water intrusion issues, may have mold. Certain types of mold, or high concentrations of mold, can be hazardous to your family’s health. Mold testing—and taking steps to combat its presence—can be an essential step in ensuring your new home is safe. This can be particularly important for the very young, the very old and people with allergies or other chronic conditions.
Radon is a radio active gas that has been found in homes all over the United States. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water, and gets into the air we breathe.
A sewer scope inspection uses a video attached to a snake-like cable to examine the home’s sewer line. This privately-owned pipeline leads from the house to the publicly owned main sewer line or septic tank. Sewer scope inspection can reveal damage to the pipes, blockages, and other problems. These problems, if not repaired, could lead to extensive costs and damages.
AJF Inspections & Engineering has inspected a variety of pools and spas. Our Inspectors are experienced with more complex systems, which includes multiple pumps and heaters, a 200-amp panel, additional spas, lazy rivers, and more.