|About Our Business
NorthStar Works, LLC was first formed in 1988. Beginning with construction, and interior
refurbishment, the business remained part-time until 2002. The company was incorporated in the
state of North Dakota in October of 2002 as a full time home inspection and home maintenance
service provider. We continue to grow as a business thanks to the continued support of many new
and regular clients. To them we say, "THANK YOU!"
Our background includes: plumbing, electrical, structural construction, roofing, interior and exterior
finish work. We feel these go hand-in-hand with the home inspection process. If you don't know
how things go together and work, then how do you know how to inspect it?
Rick is a member of the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, the International
Association of Certified Home Inspectors, the International Code Council, International Society of
Home Inspectors, and the National Association of Home Builders. He is a Master Certified Inspector
in the state of North Dakota. He has an associates degree in Applied Science and studied
architecture at the University of Michigan. He graduated from the American Home Inspectors
Training Institute in residence, located in Waukesha, Wisconsin in 2001.
He is also a mold inspector, certified by ProLab Environmental Services of Weston, Florida, a
certified indoor air consultant, and is registered with the state of North Dakota to perform radon and
mold collection sampling, thus providing a greater range of services and knowledge to our clients.
His other activities include city inspector for Larimore and Walhalla ND.
LaVonne graduated from Presentation College, Aberdeen, South Dakota in 1988. She has over 30
years of trade experience. She is a tile setter, sheetrock finisher, master painter , and a certified
master roofer who excels at working with our clients one-on-one. She has the ability to guide our
clients from the beginning of the design process to the successful conclusion of their vision or
idea. This insures that our clients interests and tastes are represented fully in every project we
Together we possess over 55 years of combined inspection and construction experience. We feel
that our working knowledge of local climate and building history give us a great advantage in
passing that knowledge to our clients.
In mid 2014 we made the decision to retire from general contracting. It was a tough decision, but we
felt it necessary to focus on our inspections. We will always be involved in the contracting industry
as it is in our blood, but we feel it is best to do this for our clients.