|About Our Business
NorthStar Works, LLC was first formed in 1988. Beginning with construction, and interior
refurbishment, the business remained part-time until 1998. 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. They continue to grow as a business, thanks to the continued support of many
new and regular clients. "THANK YOU!"
Rick is a member of the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, the International
Association of Certified Home Inspectors, the International Code Council, and the National
Association of Home Builders. He is a Master Certified Inspector in the state of North Dakota. He
has an Associate's 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 certified by ProLab Environmental Services to perform; mold, air quality, and radon testing.
He is a certified indoor air consultant and is registered with the state of North Dakota to perform
collection sampling, thus providing a greater range of services and knowledge to his clients. His
experience includes Larimore, Emerado, and Walhalla city inspector.
LaVonne graduated from Purdue Global University, in February 2018. 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.
Together they possess over 55 years of combined inspection and construction experience. They
feel that their working knowledge of local climate and building history give them a great advantage
in passing that knowledge to their clients.
In mid 2014 they made the decision to retire from general contracting. It was a tough decision, but
felt it necessary to focus on inspections. They will always be involved in the contracting industry as
it is in their blood, but they feel it is best to do this for their clients.