Construction Evaluation Service

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Construction defect claims

Personal injury claims

Permit and records research

Building inspections and documentation

Washington State Adult Family Home inspections

3rd Party inspections

Building code analysis

For more information on our services:
Brian Coombs – Owner
Construction Evaluation Service
Phone: (425) 760-7716
Est. 2008 / A veteran owned company

Coombs Brian

Brian Coombs has been performing construction related inspections and investigations since 1999. He obtained his first building inspector certification in 2003 from the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO). He currently holds five separate building inspector certifications including; Building Inspector, Residential Inspector,  Residential Mechanical Inspector, Residential Plumbing Inspector and Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector.

In addition to his extensive knowledge of building codes, Brian also has a background in water intrusion detection and window testing. He is extremely familiar with the various types of sidings and related components including; vinyl, EIFS, wood, brick, Hardie, stone & brick veneer.

Over the past 19+ years, Brian has been hired to inspect a wide range of construction including; single family homes, townhomes, multi-family construction, hospitals, commercial high rise, concrete tilt ups, government buildings, churches and parking garages.

Clients have included home owners, home owner associations, property management companies, commercial property owners, builders. sub-contractors and major insurer’s including; Liberty Mutual, Safeco, Zurich, Farmers and Travelers . In addition to providing inspection services, he also has provided quality assurance oversight on government construction projects as well as repairs of existing buildings.

Brian has worked as an expert on behalf of several construction trades including; earthwork, landscaping, concrete, masonry, framing, insulation, drywall, painting, HVAC, waterproofing, siding, glass/windows and roofing. Additionally, Brian has worked on several personal injury claims involving falls, burns and lacerations.

Scott Edwards

Schauermann Thayer Jacobs Staples & Edwards PS

“I first had the opportunity of working with Brian as an insurance defense attorney. I hired him on several occasions to assist me in defending allegations of construction defect brought against my client. Brian always seemed available and always seemed to have the answer to my question. If ever there was a question to which he wasn’t able to immediately respond, his turnaround time was always reasonable (if not unexpectedly fast). His knowledge of the applicable building codes is unprecedented.

I recently shifted my practice from defending construction defect claims to bringing personal injury claims on behalf of injured persons. Brian continues to be my “go-to” expert when it comes to all issues pertaining to the building code and the standards applicable to a building or project. I have called him on several occasions to assist me in this regard.

In total, I have worked with Brian on approximately 10 different matters and always have found him to be experienced and knowledgeable, punctual, and responsive to my inquiries.

I’ll note too, from a personal perspective, that Brian is genuinely a nice guy and he holds high personal standards and is a man of integrity. I would not hesitate to call upon Brian in the future or to refer my colleagues (both plaintiff and defendant alike) to him for similar matters.”

Michael Morgan

Partner at Morgan James PLLC

“Brian is incredibly knowledgeable in the construction field. I have used him several times as an expert to assist me in defending construction defect claims. Brian knows the building code inside and out (he’s also a certified inspector), and he is incredibly responsive to any questions or concerns. If you need an expert on a construction claim, Brian is terrific.”

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2017 Rate Schedule
2017 Rate Schedule
191.2 KiB
2018 Rate Schedule
2018 Rate Schedule
195.5 KiB