Our Staff

“Your Personal Champions”

Judy Hughes – Always cheerful and courteous, Judy manages our office. She will most likely answer your call and schedule your appointment. Judy is thoroughly familiar all services and costs ABI offers. She will gladly explain our procedures and answer all your questions. Judy has a vested interest in satisfying your real estate evaluation needs since she is CEO and owns majority shares of the company.

Larry J. Hughes, PE – As a founding member and current President of the company, Larry manages many of the building survey projects and personally conducts several home inspections. He holds professional engineering registrations in DE, MD, PA and KS and several certifications for home inspector, septic system inspector, radon, water sampling, mold evaluation and more. Most of Larry’s more than thirty years experience centers on HVAC and structural. He has written articles, specifications and handbook chapters for professional organizations. He is often asked to lecture and has presented material internationally.

James Hawthorne, Senior Engineering Inspector – Jim is an ASHI certified home inspector who holds a New Jersey state license as well as HUD certification for FHA home inspections. Jim is also a certified 203k specialist (a HUD program that allows home buyers to make repairs and bundle the costs into the mortgage). With Jim’s formal education and thirty years construction experience, he is well suited in his duties as a building evaluator and expert witness.