+ About Your Inspector, Trevor Drinen


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Trevor Drinen is the Founder of Signature Inspections Hawaii.  He, is a team-oriented, high-performing individual and partners with a genuine network group of dedicated professionals who share passion for best-in-class customer service.  

Prior to becoming a home inspector Trevor was a Non-profit Director, Pastor, and OSHA / DOE consultant.  As a Non-Profit Director one of his main projects initiatives was to weekly inspect the facilities of public schools.  This required weekly inspections and establishing a professional service network to assisting in completing the working a timely manner and complying with all the DOE / OSHA standards.

  • Trevor is currently a Certified Professional Inspector (C.P.I.) and member in good standing of the InterNational Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI).  
    • InterNACHI is the world’s largest non-profit inspection association of residential and commercial inspectors,  and International Association of Professional Home and Commercial Property Inspectors and an active affiliate with American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) 
  • He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Pacific College in Southern California and an AA from SouthWestern Oregon.

 Trevor is committed to being able to serve each client with excellence and a personalized understandable experience tailored to their inspection needs.  Through the years Trevor’s network has been known to put clients at ease and create a “fun” and memorable process unlike any other service they’ve ever experienced.

While Signature Inspections Hawaii understands the stress, challenges and complexities of the real estate process, and we take a genuine interest in your success towards becoming property owner.

Since the HOME INSPECTION INDUSTRY is NOT regulated throughout the Hawaii Islandsaka: There are no licensing requirements!  There is NO licensing supervision and minimal accountability.  This means anyone can call themselves a home inspector.

Like any industry, we have good individuals and… less than choice ones.  The bad once cause problems and leave an uneasy feeling for everyone.  They often disappoint and hurt people when they do a poor quality inspection.

Some inspectors have had no construction or renovation experience prior to entering the industry.  While the “essence” of any trade can be learned from scratch, Trevor believes you are far better off with an inspector who has a rich, diverse related background. Here’s some of Trevor’s credentials:

  • TDServicesHawaii (CEO / Operator – Home Restoration & Property Maintenance)
    • Home Consulting & Restoration
    • Property Maintenance ( Rental Properties )
    • Sub-Contracting Supervisor
  • Non-Profit Director (Spirit of Aloha, Inc)
    • Development of sustainable At-Risk Youth Programs via community partnerships
      • Established: Trades programs in schools – auto mechanic, culinary programs, etc.
      • Connecting to programs and students at UH (low-cost & sustainability for participating schools)
    • Public Educational Facility Improvement
      • DOE & OSHA Facility Inspections & Liaison
      • Weekly Facility and Grounds Inspections
      • Community Network Liaison (Construction Trade Contract Network & Alumni Support)
  • HR Supervisor: Safety Officer & OSHA Liaison (RVPro, Inc)
    • Safety Enforcement and Regulation
    • Weekly OSHA Compliance
    • Property / Facility Inspection

Community Affiliations:

  • American Red Cross Donor 
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawaii
  • Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii
  • Honolulu YMCA
  • Kailua Canoe Club 
  • Make A Difference Day
  • Sierra Club Hawaii
  • Surfrider Foundation
  • Triathlon Club Oahu
  • USA Triathlon (USAT)
  • Preserve Hawaii

Signature Inspections Hawaii, is a “NATIONALLY CERTIFIED” Home Inspection Company by InterNACHI.  InterNACHI also requires inspectors to continue their education through accredited courses, conferences, online learning, etc… and annual Inspector Certificate Testing in order to hold a current certificate.

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*For a more detailed explanation of the inspection process please feel free to visit: InterNACHI Residential Standards Of Practice and InterNACHI Code Of Ethics .