Joseph L. Berk is the President/Owner of MasterSpec, Inc. He established the Company in 1994 and performs over 500 inspections a year on new and existing homes, custom homes in all stages of construction, commercial properties, and provides general construction consulting to individuals. He is a court accepted Expert Witness for construction defect issues and an Accepted Expert Witness by the American Arbitration Association.
State of Maryland Home Inspector License #29337
Member International Code Council (ICC)
American Red Cross Damage Assessment Inspector
HUD Certified 203(k) Consultant/Inspector
1994 to Present - President/Owner of MasterSpec, Inc. Home Inspection Service
1989 to 1992 - Performed Construction Draw Inspections for North Carolina National Bank for private individuals.
1964 to 1995 - President/Owner of Berk Construction Company, Inc. Designed and build Custom and Speculative single family homes in Subdivisions and on privately owned sites in Baltimore and Harford Counties; served as both consultant and designer for a full range of both residential and commercial remodeling projects.
Industry Related Positions:
2016 to Present - Appointed by Governor Hogan to serve on the State Commission of Real Estate Appraisers, Appraisal Management Companies and Home Inspectors
2009 to 2014 - Served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors (GBASHI)
1988 to 1990 - Served as Chairman of the Certified Master Builder Committee of the Home Builders Association of Maryland, the goal of which was to establish a high level of professionalism for the home building industry by stipulating criteria and levels of performance which must be achieved by a Builder in order to qualify as a Certified Master Builder.
Served as a Life Director of the Boards of the National Association of Home Builders and the Home Builders Association of Maryland
1985 to 1987 - Served as the National Representative for the State of Maryland to the National Association of Home Builders
1984 to 1985 - Served as President of the Home Builders Association of Maryland
1979 to 1982 - Served as President of the Home Owners Warranty Council of Maryland
1985 - "Home Builder of the Year" chosen by Home Builders Association of Maryland, "in Recognition of Excellence and Service to the Industry"
1982 - "Outstanding Leadership Award", Home Builders Association of Maryland
1978 - "Award of Excellence" for "Superior Design and Livability in New Home Construction", presented by the Sales and Marketing Council, Home Builders Association of Maryland