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.
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
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
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
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
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
Although Ben is somewhat new to the AJF Team, he has an extensive background and knowledge of the inner workings of a home. He considers himself a jack-of-all-trades and has been repairing and maintaining homes since he was a teenager. Ben was a first responder for over 20 years and is now a retired paramedic firefighter due to injury. He enjoys helping our clients ensure that their new home investment is the right one for them. When he’s not inspecting homes, he enjoys working out, spending time with his family, and off-roading with his wife.
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.
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.
Tony grew up in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. Tony started in the plumbing field over 24 years ago, and has a vast experience in residential, commercial repair and remodeling. Tony and his family decided to move to Arizona in 1995 to be close to his grandfather in Sun City and cousins in Prescott. Tony’s favorite aspect of being a plumber and a sewer scope technician is being able to educate people about their plumbing systems, while being able to solve problems and save the day.
In his spare time, Tony enjoys spending time with wife and their 4 children (3 sons and a daughter). He likes to work with his son on their car passion and the motorsport of drifting. Tony also loves to ride his motorcycle, camp, and go on road trips in the family’s RV.
Eddie is an Arizona native. Starting from a young age, he learned the importance of hard work by working with his father’s landscaping business. After many years in the trades Eddie discovered his enjoyment for plumbing and bring those skills and excitement for continued growth to the AJF team. When he’s not working, Eddie loves to be with his family and appreciates a good barbecue. He’s always trying to improve his golf game and enjoys the outdoors.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Kayla grew up in Northern California and spent her adult years in beautiful San Diego. Kayla worked for 10 years in the Environmental Consulting industry as a Regional Manager/ Business Development before moving to Arizona in 2021. Kayla is excited to work in the real estate industry, form new relationships around the Valley, and being a part of the AJF Family. When not working, Kayla enjoys training for fitness competitions, baking, and relaxing with her 3 dogs!
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.
A mother of 3 self-proclaimed “crazy” kids. She really enjoys cooking and thanks YouTube for teaching her how to create so many different meals. Ovie loves traveling but ironically doesn’t like flying on a plane. A few things not many people know, Ovie is passionate about singing and would love to meet Kristen Stewart one day.
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.