Your Home Inspector

Steve Stenros grew up as the son of a general building contractor.  After serving his country in the U.S. Air Force, Steve worked 15 years in residential and commercial construction.  He served 13 years concurrently as a law enforcement officer.  In March of 2003, Steve combined his construction experiance with his report writing skills and founded First Choice Inspections. 

Steve is a full-time CREIA home inspector (CA Real Estate Inspection Assoc.) and holds the MCI designation (Master CREIA Inspector).  He is also an ICC Residential Combination Inspector (International Code Council), an ASHI Certified Inspector, and an InterNACHI Certified Master Inspector.  These credentials place Steve in the top percentile of home inspectors in the entire State of California.  Having personally inspected more than 5000 homes, he brings experience, professionalism, and integrity to each home inspection.  He maintains continuing professional education to keep abreast of the ever-changing world of building codes, new technology and new construction methods.

Steve is also a Level 1 certified Infrared Thermographer.  Using this advanced technology, he can detect areas of energy loss in a home or can diagnose and document moisture issues or electrical problems.

When you contact First Choice Inspections, you will always be able to speak directly with Steve, not some unpersonal call center or answering service.  When calling to schedule your home inspection, please make Steve aware of any known issues or areas of concern with the home to be inspected, and he will be sure to pay special attention to those areas. His goal is to give you the very best home inspection possible.  We look forward to hearing from you soon!





Building Specs certified Home Inspector   


Master CREIA Inspector (MCI) - #0115

  • Active member of the North San Diego chapter of CREIA

       - Past President, Vice-President, Secretary



International Code Council (ICC) - #5251439

  • Residential Combination Inspector

ASHI Certified Inspector - #256853

  • American Society of Home Inspectors

InterNACHI Certified Master Inspector (CMI) - #14053007

  • International Association of Certified Home Inspectors

Level 1 Infrared Thermographer - #7791  

  • Energy scans (missing insulation, drafty areas)
  • Moisture scans
  • Roof scans (flat roofs)
  • Electrical scans
  • Mechanical scans
  • Block wall scans

FAA-licensed drone pilot - #4048079

  • Drone technology is available to inspect those difficult-to-reach roofs
  • FHA/HUD Inspector - #V975

  • 15 years experience in residential and commercial construction

Steve Stenros, MCI- CREIA Certified Inspector (First Choice Inspections): Inspector in San Diego, CA  Steve Stenros on Zillow