Diamond Head Home Inspections, LLC.

Diamond Head Home Inspections is evolving the home inspection process.  By seamlessly communicating the art form of the inspection process, the recipient of our generated inspection report has a greater understanding of the important structural elements of the house.  As a result a buyer or seller can make a clearer and more informed decision about their property. It is our desire to offer you Peace of Mind in Paradise when making your real estate decisions.


Leadership Team

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Daniel Smith – President of Diamond Head Home Inspections
Integrity, transparency and professionalism are the foundation of Daniel’s work and the company he leads.  Daniel’s background in operations, complex project management and exemplary customer service was built over years of professional experience in both Los Angeles and Honolulu.  Daniel is detail-focused and deeply passionate about helping his clients gain the insights they need to make smart real estate investments.

Originally born in Los Angeles, California, Daniel was active in athletics year-round throughout his childhood and teenage years.  He learned the definition of hard work and dedication along with the ability to work with people from all walks of life from his parents—officers in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.  While attending Pitzer College, Member of the Claremont Colleges, Daniel met his wife, Christine Matsuda, a local girl from Kaimuki in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Daniel competes each season as an outrigger canoe paddler between beach days and soccer games with his two young sons.   He has studied and completed his certifications with InterNachi (interNACHI.org).  

 
 

Robert Melton – Lead Inspector of Diamond Head Home Inspections
Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Robert has an extensive background in construction and detailed inspection protocols.  He has a highly attuned ability to identify concerns and find solutions for prospective buyers and real estate professionals during the home inspection process.  Crediting his southern charm and considerable experience in the customer service industry, Robert has regularly exceeded expectations of his clients, gaining widespread recognition.  Many who have worked with Robert acknowledge his passion for his craft and leadership skills. 

With his team-first attitude and ability mentor others, Robert has become the Lead Inspector for Diamond Head Home Inspections. Robert is certified with InterNACHI, the leading training and coaching network in the home inspection industry.

 
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Sean Garvey - Founder of Diamond Head Home Inspections/ Certified Master Home Inspector
Born in Phoenix, Arizona where he spent years working under the sun learning the tools of entrepreneurship from his family business.  He studied everything he could get his hands on, including construction, and ultimately he obtained his degree in Marketing from Arizona State University.  In 2005 he moved to Honolulu where his attention turned to service based businesses.  Excelling as a people person, Sean grew as a notable service professional, and with over 15 years of sales and service experience he became a business consultant focusing on the intricacies of excellent service, project management, and marketing.  As suggested by one of his entrepreneurial mentors, he began his Home Inspector apprenticeship with Cub's Home Inspection, in Arizona, in 2013 and additionally studied and completed his certifications with the American Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT) and interNACHI.org.  Sean has also passed the National Home Inspection Exam.  He is an avid CrossFit athlete, triathlete, surfer, student, and educator, Sean knows that preparation and attention to detail are the difference between success and failure.               

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Kelly Young - Office Manager
Originally from Santa Barbara, California, Kelly moved to Hawaii over a decade ago.  Her incredible work ethic coupled with an innate ability to get along with everyone, makes her a valuable member of the Diamond Head Home Inspections team. 

Always taking pride in her work, Kelly makes sure that all homebuyers, agents, and inspectors have all the necessary information they need for their home inspections.  A proud mother of two, Kelly enjoys spending her time off with her husband and her kids at the pool or the beach.

 

Inspection Team

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Mike Hall - Certified Master Home Inspector
Born and raised just outside of Annapolis, Maryland, Mike spent much of his childhood boating and crabbing on Chesapeake Bay. While growing up, he and his twin brother spent many hours working construction alongside their father, a master carpenter, gaining an appreciation for the art of craftsmanship. In 2000, he left the east coast to pursue a business degree at Hawaii Pacific University, making O'ahu home ever since. Following graduation, Mike worked in the hospitality industry, helping to open and mange some of the top restaurants in Honolulu. Dedicated and hardworking, he eagerly looks for challenges and experiences to expand his knowledge of the construction and real estate fields. Mike has passed all requirements and is a certified home inspector with InterNACHI.  Additionally, Mike has passed the National Home Inspector’s Examination and is certified through ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors).  In his free time Mike enjoys hiking, diving, and playing the occasional round of golf. 

 
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Sebastian Czajka - Certified Master Home Inspector
Born and raised in Yorkshire, England, Sebastian moved to Huntington Beach, California at the age 12. After graduating high school, he returned to England to work in the construction industry.  Returning back to the States at 21, Sebastian enlisted in the Marines as a mechanic.  He retired as a Sergeant and began the next phase of his life renovating and investing in real estate.  This soon became a passion for him, which led him to start his own home inspection business in New York.  Having operated a highly rated business for more than three years, Sebastian decided to move to Hawaii to continue his career in the home inspection industry.  He found Diamond Head Home Inspections as a great partner to further his career in the home inspection industry.

With a vast knowledge in the building and construction industry, Sebastian is committed to helping people find their dream home or investment opportunity.  Reliable, honest and professional, Sebastian prides himself in offering the best client experience possible. 

 
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Kealoha Mahone - Certified Home Inspector
Hard work, determination and team welfare are at the core of Kealoha's belief system.  Kealoha's background in team leadership, unit well fare and mission completion along with a strong desire to form meaningful and lasting relationships with clients and co-workers alike are what drive Kealoha forward.  He has an extensive background in operational management, client relations, and truss systems.

Born in Kealakekua on the Big Island of Hawai'i and raised mainly on Oahu, Kealoha has a deep connection with Hawaii and its people.  After joining the United States Marine Corps at seventeen, Kealoha served our country for eight years, being deployed on multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan.  Kealoha later attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and then on to Los Angeles to work in project management and consultation. Kealoha has found his way back home with his wife and two baby girls, where he enjoys teaching them how to swim and surf, and spending time with all of his extended ohana.  During his spare time, Kealoha enjoys exploring his musical background working with artists along with helping fellow veterans transition back into civilian life. He is certified with InterNACHI, the leader in home inspection training and certification.

 
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Devon Broome - Certified Home Inspector
Born and raised in Kailua, Devon is familiar with Hawaiian style construction and has worked in the construction industry for 10+ years with extensive knowledge in carpentry, roofing, renovations, and repairs. He has devoted many hours and years of work to studying fine woodworking and finish work. His attention to detail when it comes to quality work has helped provide better customer service and help educate fellow team members when it comes to construction practices.

During his free time, he can be found in his shop working on a wide range of projects varying from custom furniture to jewelry boxes.  Having construction knowledge and a passion for woodworking gives Devon insight into the structural components that are tested during a home inspection and offers our clients a greater understanding of the mechanics of a home.  Lastly, he is certified with InterNACHI, the leader in home inspection training and certification.

 
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Erik McMahon - Certified Home Inspector
Spending his entire life living between popular destinations in Southern California, Hawaii and Colorado, Erik developed a love for all things real estate and construction. With a background in construction and customer service he created the McMahon Group, LLC in 2007, an umbrella company for consulting, general contracting, and property management.  Erik was the lead foreman for Beacham Construction in La Jolla, CA for six years managing between 4-8 projects at a time.  He then moved to Colorado where he obtained his General Building Contractor’s Class (B) license where he started McMahon Construction.  He continued running his company managing dozens of projects at a time for 10 years before moving back to Hawaii.

Erik has studied and completed his certifications with InterNachi (interNACHI.org).  Living in Hawaii has allowed him to live the life of his dreams and to share his passion of construction with our current clients.

 
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James Jacobs - Certified Home Inspector
Hailing from Auburn CA, James spent his early years in Lake Tahoe snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and fishing.  James began his career in landscape construction at the age of sixteen, designing and building for clients in the Lake Tahoe community. While it was hard work, it was always rewarding to see the finished product.

Growing up in a family with a love for the kitchen, James enrolled in culinary school and obtained a degree in culinary arts. Having extensive experience in customer service and hospitality, he found a passion for the service industry.  Spending years in construction, James pursued a career with Diamond Head Home Inspections, where his background has been an asset for the company.  James holds certifications through InterNACHI, and plans to further his education and career in the home inspection industry here in Hawaii. He is also our lead architect punch list inspector for our luxury condominium projects.  In his free time, you can find James outdoors, in his element, always seeking new adventures.

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Brad Anderson - Marketing and Client Services
Born in Lacey, Washington, Brad moved to Hawaii when he was two years old. Brad originally began his career as an intern with Diamond Head Home Inspections in 2017, quickly becoming an invaluable team member. After graduating from Oregon State with a degree in Marketing, Brad moved home and began working with Diamond Head Home Inspections full time assisting with various marketing initiatives and client services related job functions. Having now worked on two large luxury condominium projects with the company, Brad is highly sought after by our clients.

Brad is an avid surfer who also enjoys hikes, canoe paddling, and running.

 
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Charles Burton
Charles Burton was raised in Mililani and has a solid professional background in construction and client services.  Having lived on the mainland for a large portion of his life before moving home, Charles understands what it’s like to move to Hawaii and is the perfect friendly face for families coming to the islands for the first time. Integrity, family, and community are the cornerstones of Charles character and is infused into his work ethic. Charles’ goal for each client interaction is to ensure they feel more knowledgeable and comfortable after their inspection.

Charles currently assists with our architect punch list inspections for our luxury condominium projects.

 
 
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Mike Andres
Mike was born and raised on the island of Oahu and embodies the meaning of Aloha as he is always looking for opportunities to make a greater impact on others.  After graduating high school, you could find Mike either working for his father’s electrician business as an electrician assistant, or working for his mother's foster home care as a certified nurse assistant as he supported both of their businesses.

Mike is also a very dedicated soldier and serves in the Hawaii Army National Guard as a horizontal construction engineer and has been doing so for the last five years.  He is always looking to become a better leader and is now passionately pursuing his career with Diamond Head Home Inspections while he continues trying to make a difference in people’s lives.

Mike currently assists with our architect punch list inspections for our luxury condominium projects.

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Demi Smith
Demi was born and raised in Ewa Beach on the island of Oahu. Upon graduation from high school, she began her career in the service industry before quickly being promoted to a supervisory role.  Having worked in the service industry, Demi understands the importance of customer service and client satisfaction. 

Demi was drawn to Diamond Head Home Inspections after being inspired by her mother, who started her career as a quality control inspector.  Drawing from her prior customer service experience and her family’s history in the inspection industry, she brings a great skillset to the company.  When she’s not working, you can find Demi riding her dirt and spending time with friends and family.

Demi currently assists with our architect punch list inspections for our luxury condominium projects.

 
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Colson Kaahanui
Colson currently assists with our architect punch list inspections for our luxury condominium projects.

 
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Norm Smith - Certified Home Inspector
Norm, a Californian, was born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley, just outside of Los Angeles.  After frequent visits to the islands since the early 1970’S, Norm and his wife, Jennifer move to Hawaii in 2016.  His love of the water and island life comes from many years of surfing and swimming.  He is a graduate of both Pasadena City College and the University of Redlands with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Public Management. Norm is a retired Captain from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and brings a wealth of knowledge to Diamond Head Home Inspections relating to both the nuances of inspections and management practices.  When he’s not inspecting homes, Norm enjoys swimming and golfing with friends and family.  Norm is certified with InterNACHI and is our lead inspector for all pools and spas.