About Benchmark Home Inspections

Picture of Ishan Ludwig Fechter My name is Ishan Fechter, owner, and operator of Benchmark Home Inspections. I have been living in the beautiful Okanagan Valley since 1995.

Having spent my youth growing up in Munich, Germany, I am fluent in spoken and written German. My German background and up-bringing instilled in me a strong work ethic and meticulous attention to detail that I now utilize to ensure every home inspection I conduct is of the highest quality.

From 2004 on I have been living and breathing all aspects of construction. Starting out as a laborer on a condominium construction crew in Kelowna, BC, I have managed to obtain all types of experience in different positions and types of construction throughout my career, culminating in having worked as a site superintendent overseeing all aspects of projects in extreme climates and remote areas from 2011 onward.

Since 2009, I have been a Red Seal Certified Journeyman Carpenter, which was instrumental in helping me develop a strong understanding of structure and how homes, commercial buildings, and industrial buildings are built from the ground up.

I have been a Site Superintendent for projects ranging in value from $500,000 to $130,000,000 beginning in 2011. In this capacity, I have secured my Gold Seal Certificate as a General Contractor - Superintendent through the Canadian Construction Association.

I have also acquired my LEED AP BD+C (Leadership in Energy + Environmental Design Accredited Professional of Building Design + Construction). This designation helped me develop a strong understanding of better construction technologies for environmentally friendly and energy efficient projects.

Having always been passionate about real estate, I became interested in home inspection upon purchasing my first home and have since obtained my Home Inspection License through the HIABC (Home Inspector Association of British Columbia) and CPBC (Consumer Protection British Columbia).

With my strong background in all areas of construction and excellent attention to detail, I am confident that my home inspections will identify all major issues, and I back this assertion up with very detailed and comprehensive reports.

As a home is the largest investment most people will make in a lifetime, I know of the importance of ensuring you can fully understand the current state and condition of the home.

My desire with any inspection is to help you understand all aspects of your home so that you can proceed with your deal armed with the most accurate and complete set of information to make an objective and informed decision.

Benchmark Home Inspections: Setting the benchmark for home inspection quality.