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Apogee Home Inspections, LLC was developed by husband and wife team, Brett and Kathy James, out of Brett’s dream to own and operate a home inspection business to contribute to the real estate industry in the Helena area. Brett and Kathy are both Montana High-line natives who have forged through life together with strong work ethics and a desire to build long-lasting relationships throughout their personal and business lives.

Brett is the certified home inspector for Apogee Home Inspections, LLC.

After graduating from the University of Idaho Art and Architecture school in 1997, Brett returned home to the great state of Montana and began working in the Architectural industry which he continues still today. Brett’s experience has ranged from design and development, to project management, to construction administration of large and small scale construction projects in both commercial and residential fields. His passion for residential design and construction led to the beginning of James Home Builders, Inc. which he and Kathy have owned and operated since 2007. Brett’s love for building was formed at a young age while working with his father on construction projects. Through all of these experiences Brett discovered another passion, home inspections. With his great attention for detail, Brett is able to assist builders with FHA compliance inspections and educate home buyers and sellers regarding the condition of homes they are buying and/or selling. Through the relationships he has developed in the inspection industry, he has found great fulfillment.

Brett has a great deal of
knowledge and expertise

from real world construction and design experience. His education and experience in architectural design and project administration brings with it a wealth of knowledge regarding how structures are designed and assembled. As a residential contractor he has great insight regarding materials, installations, assemblies and workmanship. This experience and knowledge sets him apart in the home inspection industry in the Helena area.

As a certified home inspector,

Brett follows comprehensive Standards of Practice which ensure that our clients receive a detailed and accurate home inspection. He also abides by a strict Code of Ethics which puts our client’s interests first and protects their rights as a consumer. Brett’s inspections are an unbiased assessment of the current condition of the home whether our client is the buyer or the seller.

Brett’s certifications, education and experience are unmatched in the
home inspection industry in the Helena area:

  • PHII Trained and Certified Inspector
    (Professional Home Inspection Institute)
  • InterNACHI Certified Inspector (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors)
  • ASHI Associate Member (American Society of Home Inspectors)
  • AIA Associate Member (American Institute of Architects)
  • NCARB Member (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards)
  • HAR Affiliate Member (Helena Association of Realtors)
  • FHA Certified Compliance Inspector
  • VA Certified Compliance Inspector
  • Bachelor of Architecture (1997)
  • Architectural Design & Project Design (1997 to Present)
  • Residential General Contractor (2007 to Present)

Kathy is the business manager for Apogee Home Inspections, LLC.

She contributes experience in owning, operating and managing the day to day operations of a business. She holds a degree in Business Management from Washington State University and has owned her own successful business management company since 1997. Kathy was born and raised on a farm on the Montana High-line which lends itself well to standing side by side with Brett in all of the businesses they own and operate.

Together, Brett and Kathy formed Apogee Home Inspections, LLC to bring a quality inspection company to the Helena area. They focus on “going the distance” with experience and education each and every client can trust.

and Affiliations

  • InterNACHI
  • ASHI
  • PHII
  • FHA
  • VA
  • HAR