Tillman Inspections

Tillman Inspections

1 employee
25 years in business

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Building inspections/Building Pathology and Science /Infrared Thermography

                                                                                                                        645 Loves Lane

                                                                                                                        Wynnewood, Pa. 19096   



                                                                                                                        Fax: 610-525-0270            

                                                                                                                        [email protected]


                                                   Craig D. Tillman


Construction, building, and property inspections; Building Envelope water intrusion inspections; stucco, EIFS inspections; Inspecting all aspects of the construction, maintenance, and implementation of building components as an entity; Roofing  and building envelope inspections and evaluations; Energy Efficiency evaluations;


PROFESSIONAL INSPECTOR:    Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, 1998.


EDUCATION:                                  Temple University, BA 1973.


PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND MEMBERSHIPS:    University of Massachusetts, Lead Inspections, Lead Risk Assessment, Lead Abatement  1996;  Perdue University, Termite and Wood Destroying Pests 2001; 2004 Exterior Design Institute EIFS Certification,  Building Science Corporation, Building Science Thermography 2006; 2006  Roof Consultants Institute and Institute of Roofing,/ Building Envelope & Water Proofing Professionals Building Envelope and EIFS Symposiums . Moisture Free Warrantee Inspector Certification 2008. Member of ICC(INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL), Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute; United Infra- Red Institute; American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers; EIFS Industry Members Association; Building Envelope Institute. The Building Envelope Science Institute BEC-2 Certified 10/2013. Contributing Member of the Roof Consultant’s Institute (RCI) Technical Advisory Board concerning wood roofs under Composition shingle 2017 (TAB) and Plywood sheathing under wood shakes. Member of the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants.




Ongoing yearly seminars of over 40 hours of continuing education in Building Science, Moisture Intrusion,  Building Envelope Technology, Roof Inspection Consultation, and Construction Defects. Electrical Inspection Certification, HVAC Certifications. Air Quality Testing Certifications.


1966  Woodshop and Carpentry Award at Bala-Cynwyd Middle School, Pa.


Exterior Walls Technology and Science 11/2011; Professional Roof Consulting 3/2011; Building Envelope Technology Symposiums 10/2008, 10/2009/10/2010; Maintaining the Building Envelope on Aging Buildings 10/2006;  9/2012- Updated version of Exterior Walls Technology and Science; 9/2012-Stucco and Exterior Finish Cladding Systems; 5/6-7/2013 Building Envelope Investigations (with the Building Envelope Institute). Building Envelope Science Institute BEC#1 and#2 10/2013. Building Science Labs Drip Edge Design and Technology, Oct 2014. Oct 2015-Building Science Labs Thermal Bridging Seminar.


*2015-2019 Accepted into the Building Science Experts’ Sessions on Roof, Building Envelopes, Thermal Dynamics, Building Diagnostics and Repair, and invited into the Expert’s Symposium Seminars to contribute to further research into Building Science.


2016 Roof Consultant’s Institute Roof Quality Assurance Inspector Certification Training.

*2017 Invited to co-present at the Building Science Experts’ Sessions Symposium-segment “Stucco-Who’s the Boss?” The State of Stucco presentation. Co- presenting with Frank Nuness, CEO of the Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries.  


Course on Indoor Air Quality with Brett  Singer, Phd.  , professor at the Lawrence Berkley Labs.




2004 –Present:- TILLMAN INSPECTIONS, LLC. – 645 Loves Lane, Wynnewood, Pa. 19096


General Property Condition Assessments; specializing in consultation and evaluation of  the “big picture” aspect of a property. Specific evaluations of water intrusion into the envelopes of building structures, evaluation of roofing, flashing, stucco, EIFS, and other building cladding systems.  Consultation in the analysis of construction defects involving roofs, openings, building envelopes, and interior systems and their components. Expert witness for construction defects analysis.


2004- 2014:  Fidelity Inspections and Consulting Services: Warminster, Pa. ; Globe Spec Relocation Services;


Stucco Moisture Inspections and evaluations, Stucco Identifications, General Inspections, Mold Inspections, Water Testing, Roofing Inspections, EIFS inspections, as a sub- contractor.


1998- 2004:  Value Guard Home Inspections- Haverford, Pa. Senior Inspector.


General ASHI home inspections, senior inspector and training inspector for new inspectors.


1987-Present: Tillman Real Estate Associates, Tillman Real Estate Ventures, Pi Properties, Filly Properties; Villanova, Pa. , PI Data Center-Chicago.


General Partner, and founding Partner of these real estate investment partnerships, specializing in purchasing of economically obsolete industrial buildings, restoring them as industrial space, and then managing them.


1971-1998: Craig D. Tillman, Inc. – Penn Valley, Pa.


President: General contracting, painting, roofing, and repair contractor. Hands on involvement in all aspects of the field work, logistics, and implementation of this company. Involved in many projects with international interior designers. Worked on the Inn at Turtle Creek, The Belaire Hotel, the Crescent Court Hotel in Dallas for the Hunt Family, and did work at the Plaza Athenne in NYC, and many other such projects. My work was featured on the cover of Architectural Digest (April 1987, Nov 1987). I was involved in the specifications of the restoration of the Blair House and Willard Hotel in DC., and many other Historic sites and properties.


Jan. 1971-June 1971: Community Legal Services of Philadelphia

Administrative Assistant to the Acting Executive Director.(Lawrence Lavin, Esq)


1972 (intern) Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director for Community Legal Services (CLS) of Phila, Pa.


1969-1969:  Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia- Philadelphia, Pa.


Currency and coin verification accounting assistant.


1965-1970- Mr. Watchmaker/Omega Watch Service Center- King of Prussia, Pa.

Watch repair technician


1964 (summer) intern apprentice for Regent Furniture. Learned upholstering and wood furniture finishing and construction.


Probably the best training was the hands on training from family members who were Union Founders of Painters and Roofer’s Unions in N.J..  My Father -in – Law was Louis Khan’s  electrical and mechanical engineer on many of his larger most recognized projects.


Birth to my teens: learning various trades from family members who were plumbers, electricians, carpenters, home builders, roofers, structural engineers, and general contractors.


Misc Backround:


During my time as a contractor, I mostly concentrated on restoration work, with a concentration on historic restoration. During this time, I was involved in the following Historic projects:


4 homes on Elfreth’s Alley, Phila. I worked on the Thomas Wynn home in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia,  The restoration of the Harriton Mansion in Lower Merion in 1975.  The Lexton Mansion in LA.

The Dauphin Deposit Bank in Harrisburg. I helped research and write the specifications for the scagalli style restoration (faux plaster marbleizing) of the columns at the Willard Hotel and I consulted on paint finishes for the restoration of the Blair House, both  in Washington DC.  I did one- on- one courses with Hyman Myers, PHD, on Frank Furness architecture. I consulted in the repair and restoration of the Frank L. Wright cluster homes in Ardmore, Pa. I was part of a crew restoring areas of the Old Bookbinders Restaurant and the restoration of the Mask and Wig Theater.   I owned and restored the factory buildings of the Schoenhutt Toy Company in Port Richmond, Phila., and two old mill buildings in Manayunk, Phila,  Pa. that dated back to 1832.  I was also involved in numerous restorations of many lesser known Historic properties. This back round awarded me membership in the Historic Building Inspector’s Association. (one of only 75 certified.) I currently live in, and have restored, a Historically Certified Home in Lower Merion that is in Lower Merion’s first designated Historic District Neighborhood.


Personal Interests.




I have been a performer in blues bands since the 1960’s, and continue to sit in and perform locally and in New Orleans, La. and with the Building Science Bogie Band. (see the Blues Mercenaries on You Tube)



Father of 2, a grandfather to 2 wonderful boys and  2 wonderful girls. Married to my high school sweetheart for 47 years.




American Society of Home Inspectors


Certified Master Inspectors Association


Certified ASHI Inspector 24 years.


Exterior Design Institute


Roof Consultants Institute ( and contributing member of the Technical Advisory Board)Now known as the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants.


Institute of Roofing, Building Envelope and Water Proofing Professionals(deals with sealants)


Building Science Corporation Institute-Experts Sessions (by invitation)


United Infra Red Association


Historic Building Inspector’s Association


Moisture Free Warrantee Certified Inspector.


National Association of Commercial Building Inspectors


Eifs Industry Members Association


Building Envelope Institute


Building Envelope Science Institute (charter member and BEC #2 Certification)


Building Science Labs of Canada




We have consulted with, or done expert witness work for:


Scott Family Trust (Ardrossan Farms retorations)


Chestnut Hill Conservancy and also the Germantown Conservancy and Historical Society


McDonalds                                         Dover Air Force Base


Jacoby and Donner, Esq, PC              Matrix Industrial Contractors


Holiday Inn                                        C. B. Richard Ellis


Binswanger                                       Cohen, Seglias, Pallas, Greenhall and Furman, PC


WB Homes                                         Griffiths Construction

PRCD Properties (David Perlman)

Consulting work for The State of Delaware on a Class Action against a builder.


Philadelphia Residential Development Corporation


The Germantown (Phila pa) Conservatory


Lincoln Charitable Trust                  Villanova University (for the facilities manager)


Nation Wide Insurance


Chubb Insurance                Bochetto and Lentz, PC


Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman and Goggin, PC


Horizon Services, Inc.                       Community Legal Services of Philadelphia


Franklin Engineering                        Encompass Insurance

St. Edmunds Bank                             Marc Clemm, Esq.


Cornerstone Bank                             PI Date Holdings, LLC.


Continental Bank                              Parke Bank


Julian Silbert and Company             PNC Real Estate Trust


Fineman, Krekstein and Harris, PC.  Foremost Insurance


National Properties           Lowes Home Center Install department (Pottstown)


NEI Relo department/Wendy Wortmann  / Consultation with the ManagerS for Technical Services for GAF ( Helen Pierce  and Brian Davis


Naulty, Scaricamazza & Mcdevitt, LLC.        James Pearl, Esq.




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