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I was born & raised in Dayton, Ohio. That is where I picked up my Mid-Western work ethic. My Mom was a House Wife, raising my 3 older sisters and me. My Dad worked as a Lithographer in the Printing industry for about 30 years.

How I ended up in SWFL is a fascinating story of chasing a dream. While in Dayton in my 20’s I was a Food & Beverage Manager at Stouffers Hotel. I had always dreamed of working in a tropical resort somewhere that you can see the ocean.

That dream came true after I came to Ft. Myers in December of 1995 when I came to Sanibel Harbor Resort & Spa for a business conference and brought my resume with me. I gave my resume to a Bellman that promised to get it to Human Resources. Ironically this Bellman was from Dayton.


Jim Vaughn of National Property Inspections serves all of SW Florida

Within a week after returning home, I get a call from The Resort to return to Ft. Myers to interview for the Asst. Mgr position at The Promenade Café, which is the main dining hall of the Resort. My Mom & I drove down to Ft. Myers and the interview went great. A few days after returning home, I receive a call from The Resort again, this time they are offering me the position. So on December 27, we pull out of Dayton, a U-Haul being towed behind me and about 8inches of snow on the ground. For the next 5 wonderful years, I worked at Sanibel Harbor Resort & Spa and realized my dream had actually come true.

After leaving the Food & Beverage world, I entered the Real Estate sector and begun flipping houses with a friend of mine. We purchased, remodeled and sold 12 houses in about 3 years. That is where my love & knowledge for home construction began.

From there, I worked at Mobile Storage Group, which was, at the time, the 2nd largest portable storage container company in the country. Then Mobile Mini, who was the largest container company, bought out MSG. For 5 years I was an Award winning representative of Mobile Mini. I went to every job site, construction companies and all the trades, gathering information on upcoming construction and projects. After corporate restructuring, I decided a change of scenery was needed. For the next 8 years, I was the representative for a Residential/Commercial Foundation & Seawall repair company and also a Residential/Commercial Roofing company.

In 2014, my wife and I were given the opportunity to become our own bosses. It only made sense to use the invaluable experience & knowledge I had gained over the past 15+ years. We decided that becoming a Home Inspector was the perfect scenario. So the question was now to choose between being an independent Home Inspector versus buying into a franchise. After exhaustive research, interviews, conversations and reading disclosure statements, we made the second best decision of our lives; To become proud franchisees of National Property Inspections.

National Property Inspections, Inc. is based out of Omaha, NE. NPI will be celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2017. Check them out at

With over 800+ inspections to date, we have just returned from our Annual Conference as proud award winners of the Pace Setter Award at this year’s conference.

A home inspection can help you be smart about some of the biggest decisions of your life.  Remember, I work for you! You can trust that you will get an honest, unbiased report on the condition of the property whether you are buying, selling or repairing. I personally perform the home inspections and service Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties.


National Property Inspections
Jim & Kim Vaughn, Inspectors
Serving Lee, Collier & Charlotte Counties
3011 SW 23rd Ave
Cape Coral, Fl 33914

239-770-3098 Phone

FL License - HI8616

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