Richard B. Pontello
HIES is indebted to Richard B. Pontello, founder of North Eastern Carolina Home Services, Inc. The education component of NECHS evolved into HIES.
Dick passed away in February 2015, leaving behind a rich legacy of excellent home inspection training and continuing education instruction to the licensed home inspectors of NC. We honor Dick’s memory and the contributions he made to the home inspection industry of NC.
Thomas Williams, P.E.
Under the guidance of co-owner, Thomas Williams, HIES has continued to operate and grow into the thriving, successful education business that it is today. In March 2018, Tom passed away after a long, protracted battle with cancer.
It is impossible to overstate the contributions Tom made to HIES and to the NC home inspection industry. As a dedicated and knowledgeable home inspector, Tom worked hard in his career to improve the home inspection industry in NC. His extensive knowledge of the home and building industry, along with his friendly manner, made Tom an exceptional instructor and an even better friend.