InterNACHI Certified (CPI) Home Inspector Coastal Property Inspections founder Chris Knappett learned woodworking from his Grandfather in Victoria BC, Canada, restoring and building wooden boats. He starting early, as a spry and impressionable four year old. As a young teen of 14, he had his first workshop. Often he would scout the neighborhood, helping neighbors, friends and family members with their home repair and remodeling projects, and fixing and repurposing all sorts of anything imaginable. This passion for the “do-it-yourself” has spanned multiple decades, but his real joy is as a craftsman. This all started at the young age of 14 in the suburbs of a Seattle town named Shoreline. He enjoyed woodworking, furniture design and building, as well as finish interior carpentry, cabinetry, and built-ins every day since that very first shop.
Chris attended and graduated from the University of Washington in the Seattle area, and held major business and technical managerial and consulting positions, After successfully selling his IT consulting business in the early 2000’s, Chris and his wife Suzanne sold their home in Issaquah, Washington, moving to the warm and sunny confines of Southern California in Laguna Niguel.
Home Inspection is a natural progression for Chris. He has a very detailed working knowledge of Homes. He is very familiar with building materials and construction techniques, electrical and plumbing, as well as the mechanical (HVAC and ventilation) and technology systems in homes. Captured through many years of working with these systems, Chris understands much of how they work, and contributors to those occasions they do not work. He understands well that effective Property Inspections spans beyond the technical system analysis alone, and the best technical knowledge in the world is rendered moot if the inspector is not able to transfer their observations to the Client. Chris truly enjoys people. He has the ability to get along and relate to all sorts of different people and possesses excellent verbal, written, and listening skills.
Chris and his wife Suzanne have 3 grown children, two senior cats and the most recent addition to the family a Havanese puppy named Maizy. Chris and Suzanne are lovers of Tennis and Pickleball and play several times a week. Suzanne holds her real estate broker's license (20 years) and understands how the home inspection process effects the home buying process for the real estate agents, home buyers and the home sellers. She also heads up our marketing and customer service for Coastal Property Inspections. In addition, Suzanne has recently started Mindful TC Services as a Transaction Coordinator to help agents manage their transactions. If you need assistance in helping you with managing your real estate transactions, visit Mindful TC Services to start the process!
Suzanne and Chris have decided to offer their expertise to give excellent service to home buyers and Realtors as a great home inspector and as a transaction coordinator!
We look forward to helping home buyers with this vital service of getting their prospective new home inspected!
Meet Maizy! She's our Havanese, Sweet Pup!
Chris Knappett, Certified InterNACHI Home Inspector
Coastal Property Inspections, LLC
Office: 949-401-8996 (call or text)
Chris Knappett, Certified InterNACHI Home Inspector Chris Here
Coastal Property Inspections, LLC
Office: 949-401-8996 (call or text) or Email us at Chris@CoastalPropertyInspect.com