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
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.
Michael comes to AJF with 20+ years in sales leadership and marketing experience where he has helped large consumer brands as well as small to mid-size local businesses. Most recently, Michael has spent the last 9 years in the startup world, helping multiple companies bring new technology products to market, grow revenue-leading sales teams, and build company portfolio’s for investment or acquisition. Michael is excited to accelerate AJF’s continued growth in home inspections and additional services.
Michael recently moved back to Arizona with his family and looks forward to developing deep roots in the community. He enjoys exploring the Southwest, hiking local trails, and trying many of the great neighborhood restaurants.
Ross joined the AJF Team in 2002 and is the longest tenured member of the team. He grew up in California and Arizona and honorably served the country in the United States Marine Corps. His favorite part of working in the home inspection business is the different conditions and scenery he sees every day, and he believes that the team’s training and years of experience set AJF apart from their competition.
Ross is married with 3.5 children, 4 horses, 3 dogs, and 4 chickens and enjoys hunting, camping, and competitive archery in his spare time.
AZ BTR License #39707, OPM Termite License #051294
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
Rick has performed thousands of inspections with AJF. Prior to becoming a home inspector, he was a custom home builder. He was born and raised in California, but in 2005, Rick decided to move to the Phoenix area for the outdoor lifestyle.
When not working, you can find him hiking, camping, hunting, or riding his motorcycle.
AZ BTR License #49571, OPM Termite License #090761
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
Stacy Hodges joined The AJF Team in January 2014. He is originally from Southern California, but has called Arizona home for most of his life. Stacy most enjoys that each home he inspects is different, which keeps every day interesting. He believes the difference between AJF and other companies is the support system. Stacy appreciates being a part of an amazing team of inspectors while having a great office team who supports the inspectors out in the field.
When he’s not on the job, Stacy enjoys riding motorcycles on the track and on the open road.
AZ BTR License #62082, OPM Termite License #160546
Originally from the Detroit area, Dylan began his home inspection career in 2005. In between, he spent about 6 years as a full-time real estate agent but could not resist a return to the home inspection industry. Dylan feels AJF sets the standard for how an inspection company should operate and loves the family first environment. As a former agent, he really understands the importance of a professional inspection and relaying findings in an educational, non-alarming manner.
When he is not working, Dylan enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, playing ice hockey, trail running, or drumming.
AZ BTR License #43777, OPM License #210618
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Emery was born in the island paradise of Barbados and grew up in New Jersey. He moved to Arizona in 2017 and has been a home inspector since 2018. Emery feels that the inspection process is one of the most important aspects of the home buying experience, and it is rewarding to help clients make informed decisions about such a large investment. Emery was excited to join AJF for our high standards, team culture, and commitment to continued excellence. When not inspecting, he enjoys spending time with family, watching, and playing soccer along with playing video games.
AZ BTR #67206, AZ OPM #210324
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 excited 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
Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Terry has lived in The Valley since 1987. He is a 3rd generation plumber with over 40 years’ experience. Terry is very happy to have joined the AJF team and is excited to bring his vast experience/knowledge to assist in the launching of the sewer scope division. When not working, Terry is typically in the outdoors either camping, fishing, or hunting.
Tyler was born and raised in Arizona and is a 4th generation plumber. He has been learning the trade since he was young and has spent the last seven years working full time in the plumbing industry. Tyler was excited to join the AJF family for our team culture, exceptional standards, and growth opportunity. When not working, Tyler is spending time with his daughter, family, and friends. He enjoys camping, hunting, and fishing.
Maria has been part of the AJF family since 2006 and ensures that all inspections are scheduled in a timely and efficient manner. Her favorite part of working in the home inspection business is interacting with so many different personalities.
Maria is originally from Madison Heights, Michigan. She enjoys reading, spending time in the Arizona sun, and gardening in her spare time.
Kimberlea grew up in Arizona, but has Southern roots. She played college soccer in Missouri and Colorado. While never imagining that she would work in the real estate industry, Kimberlea was excited for the opportunity at AJF. She has enjoyed getting to learn the industry and interacting with new people every day. When not scheduling inspections, Kimberlea enjoys going to the movies, taking her enormous German Shepard, Bella, for walks, and relaxing at home.
Chad is originally from Alaska but has been in the Valley since 1986. He has over 10 years of customer service experience and was excited to join the AJF Team as he feels our level of teamwork and collaboration is excellent. When not in the office and assisting with scheduling inspections, Chad can be found studying medieval history or practicing martial arts.
Beth recently moved to Arizona from Michigan. She has over 20 years of experience in construction management, residential/commercial insurance inspecting, and customer service. Beth was excited to join the AJF family and bring her extensive background to the role. She enjoys assisting our clients through the inspection process and ensuring that the customer experience upholds the AJF mission of providing the highest standards of professionalism and care. When not working Beth, enjoys spending time with her family which includes her husband, 3 adult sons, and 5 grandchildren. They love playing disc golf and getting to travel.
Ky grew up in a small Northern California town and recently found her way to Arizona to finish her degree in Psychology. She has over ten years’ experience working in customer service and is excited to utilize this skillset at AJF, while learning more about the real estate industry and assisting the Team. When not working, Ky is either at the gym, on the water, or exploring Arizona’s hidden gems.
Alison grew up in Alaska and moved to Arizona in 2008 with the intention of finding work in the real estate industry. She ended up spending twelve years working in customer service and account management in insurance and banking. Alison is excited to have found her way into real estate by joining the AJF family in a role that utilizes her extensive experience with building client relationships and business development. Alison enjoys assisting in AJF’s continued growth in inspections and ancillary services, while being a resource to our clients and realtor community. When not working, she can be found at the gym, eating, cuddling with her pups, and spending time with family!
Rox grew up in Pennsylvania and has lived in Arizona for many years. Rox has extensive experience in real estate as he was a general contractor and then a Realtor before recently joining AJF. He brings to the AJF Team a vast amount of knowledge and excellent perspective of the industry, which is a great asset in his role as the Marketing & Sales Associate. When not working, Rox enjoys reading, home projects, working on his model railroad, and going to the gym. He and his wife have 3 sons and 8 grandchildren, which explains their many trips to Southern California!