About Element Home Inspection

Personalized Approach


Rich Hogan is a certified and licensed Oregon home inspector and the owner of Element Home Inspection.  A long-time resident of Portland, Rich understands what makes Oregon special, as well as the challenges Northwest homeowners can face. 


Rich is a graduate of the American Home Inspectors Training Institute, follows the Oregon Standards of Practice, and fulfills continuing education requirements laid out by the state of Oregon.  Adding to his education in Home Inspection, Rich graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science and holds a degree in Architecture from Portland Community College.  He has always had a passion for the construction process and has over 15 years of experience in home construction, deconstruction, and remodeling.  


Rich has been through the home buying process personally and seen the pitfalls.  His broad range of experience in construction and schooling has allowed Rich to develop a deep understanding of the components that make up a home, of what to look for concerning future problems, and of overall home maintenance. 


Rich uses his unique combination of skills and knowledge to provide thoughtful, comprehensive home inspections.  He takes the time to ensure that his inspections are thorough, and to address any questions or concerns that a client may have.