A native of Greenville, Tommy Donovan feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to see his home town mature into what it is today. He took over the reins of RIC Home Inspection back in 2003, ending his stint as a home improvement sales representative for a locally owned home remodeling company. In fact, it was during the restoring process of his first home, a 1914 Arts and Crafts bungalow near downtown Greenville, that Tommy developed his appreciation for houses and all the components that make them tick.
Tommy also credits his background in Journalism as a contributing factor in how he sets himself apart from your average home inspector. After graduating from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, Tommy spent several years working in the news departments for WYFF-TV and WORD Radio right here in the Greenville area. “Home inspections and news reporting have very much in common with each other. Both disciplines require an ability to collect a large amount of data quickly and accurately while transforming this information into a report that communicates complex issues in a clear and concise manner to your clients.
Tommy is currently a Certified Inspector with the American Society of Home Inspectors and is also actively involved with the South Carolina Association of Home Inspectors: whose efforts are geared toward raising home inspection standards across the state.
Tommy’s biggest thrill as a home inspector is helping his clients ease the hectic process of carrying through with one of the biggest investment of their lives. “I feel that the real estate agents do a fabulous job of introducing a buyer to their new home, but it’s the inspector who has the privilege of helping the buyer get to know their new home on a more personal level.”
Tommy enjoys the companionship of his supportive wife and 4 wonderful children. When not home inspecting, you will likely find Tommy with his family working on another one of his passions…coaching youth soccer.