LICENSED – CERTIFIED – DEDICATED
(Owner / Inspector)
Dillon is the owner and inspector at Protect Property Inspections here in the Phoenix metro area. He is also a Professional Firefighter. He has been around residential and commercial construction his whole life. He was born and raised in Flagstaff. He has lived in the valley area for 5 years. Something that sets his inspection business apart from the rest is that he and his inspectors have an honest desire to put themselves in the customer’s shoes. They provide an educational view of the home. This not only helps people understand more about how a home functions, but also about important findings that may help the customer negotiate a better deal. Dillon and his team are all certified through InterNACHI. They are all constantly pursuing continuing education.
Our Inspection Specialists
(Manager / Inspector)
Jay was born in Utah in a small town called Vernal, he grew up working in his grandfather and father’s construction business for many years. Construction-related projects are where he feels most at home! He moved to Arizona in 2016, and obtained his Home Inspection license in 2017. He has been performing residential and commercial property inspections throughout the valley ever since. When he is not inspecting properties, he can be found enjoying DIY projects around the house, taking in our local hiking trails around Arizona, hitting the slopes at Snowbowl, camping, white water rafting, traveling, and exploring off-the-beaten-path destinations across the state. Jay is very detail oriented and prides himself in a job well done, which he attributes to the impeccable values and work ethic he inherited from his upbringing and construction business. Jay is also our lead field training inspector. He can take up to 4 students/applicants with him on “parallel inspections”.
Benjamin “Ben” Croft
Benjamin is an Arizona transplant having been in the valley for almost five years. He worked his way from the ground up, literally. Benjamin’s journey in construction began as a helper swinging a hammer, then as a Residential Remodeling Contractor to State Certified Residential Construction Sub-contractor to Construction Superintendent for a Fortune 500 Construction Firm. He has worked within the construction industry for more than 25 years, having also held multiple state licenses to include: REALTORS® License, Residential Real Estate Appraisers License and a Residential Contractors license. Benjamin had the expertise and good fortune to have been a participating contractor on 4 – Extreme Makeover; Home Edition Shows and was the preferred Up Fit Contractor for Hooters of America, Sam’s Wholesale Club and Mills Pride. He has been Factory trained and Certified by Custom®, Mapei®, Pergo® and Bruce® Hardwood Floors, which bolstered his company to being an elite top-rated installer of carpet, hardwoods, marble, stone and tile for over 5 years with The Home Depot and Floor and Décor. Additionally, he has contracted and/or worked with Benchmark Homes, David Weekly, ICI Homes, Liberty David Builders, Morrison Homes and Taylor Woodrow Homes. Leaving no stone unturned Ben performed in Commercial/Residential flips and renovations throughout his 20+ years in the industry.
One of Benjamin’s greatest passions (besides talking) is serving as Residential flipping consultant and motivational speaker, teaching others from his failures, mistakes and his successes. It is safe to say, this home inspector is a qualified candidate to evaluate homes and Genuinely, “Not your average home inspector.”
Kyle is an Arizona native and has been involved in all facets of construction, residential renovation, and commercial job site management over the last 20 years. He knows the homes well and the unique Arizona issues that can affect them. From desert homes in the valley, to cabins in the mountains. His extensive job experience has taught him to pay strict attention to detail. Kyle truly enjoys communicating with his clients and prides himself on providing easy-to- understand explanations. He will happily spend all the time necessary to ensure each and every thing is completely understood. In his spare time, you can find Kyle flying hot air balloons and holds an FAA commercial and flight instructor rating. He is also involved in firefighting (both structure and wildland). Military personnel and 1st-responders hold a special place in his heart and he will stop at nothing to make sure they are treated as the true heroes they are.
Tina was born and raised in Newcastle, Wyoming where She became a Professional Custom Home Builder with over 23 years of experience. In 2014, the City of Newcastle hired her as their Building Inspector. With that great opportunity, she was able to further her education and became a Licensed Residential/Commercial Building Inspector by the International Code Council. In 2018, she had yet another great opportunity to sell her home and pursue her passion of living in Arizona. Staying in the field of inspecting, in 2019, she earned her home inspection license. She is very grateful and excited to use her education and knowledge towards inspecting homes for potential clients in this wonderful valley of the sun.
Brad was born in Garlic Capitol USA: Gilroy, California. After graduating with an International Business degree from CSU Fresno, he became a professional skydiving instructor. He completed over 11,000 parachute jumps and traveled to 20 countries before settling in Arizona and joining the PPI team. In addition to skydiving, Brad spent many years in the construction industry and is very knowledgeable of building sciences, making it a smooth transition to home inspector. In addition to being a Certified Property Inspector, Brad is InterNACHI Certified in Pool and Spa, Sewer Scope, and Drone Piloting. With his great customer service reviews and hardworking attitude, Brad provides a great service for his customers. His attention to detail and calm demeanor provides clients with a thorough and honest inspection every time.
Joe was raised in El Paso, TX. Joe brings the spiciness to the industry with his Spanish speaking skills. Relocated to Phoenix in 2009 from Kansas City, Joe brings his customer service skills and commercial construction knowledge to the industry as a previous backup field project manager for QuikTrip Corporation. His love for his family and work life balance led Joe into the home
inspection industry in 2019. Joe loves his career and continues to expand his knowledge to provide a great educational experience to his clients. Joe also specializes in Sewer scope, Mold and Arial Drone Inspection for PPI.
Gabriel “Gabe” Armenta
Gabe was born and raised in Peoria, Arizona. After high school he attended Arizona State University. Throughout studying he would partake in some entry level contracting/remodeling work on houses throughout the valley. It would be during this process that Gabe became drawn towards not only the craftsmanship but the many components of a house. He has now obtained his license as a home inspector and is eager to grow in this industry. With an additional background in sales Gabe has great communication skills and a friendly attitude.
Outside of work Gabe enjoys being outside and active. Some of his hobbies include snowboarding, golfing, and hiking the many beautiful trails that Arizona has to offer.
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What Our Clients Say
“Dillon is very professional and dependable. I have used Dillon a few times and plan on continuing to do so. He does a thorough job and leaves all parties satisfied.”
“Very thorough with his inspection and explained everything in great detail so it was easy to understand. Great customer service. Will recommend to others and use again in the future. “
“Thank you so very much for your hard work at the inspection and explaining everything. This went way above my expectations and you were so nice and understanding. I appreciate all you do. “
“Dillon from Protect Property Inspections worked around our busy schedule and arrived promptly for our appointment time. He was extremely thorough, walking us through the entire inspection and providing explanations regarding many of the issues he observed. The value of his visit was priceless, and the photos provided have already assisted us in communicating with contractors for the repairs. He is a friendly, honest, trustworthy person, and conducts business in the same manner. I would recommend Protect Property Inspections to anyone! Thank you!”
“Absolutely thorough and fantastic inspector!! He did an awesome job in the attic and found a roof structure problem that would of most likely went unnoticed for he had to crawl through a very low and narrow opening in order to see this issue! Thank You Dillon for the incredible inspection!”
“Very professional, great communication and a fast turnaround time on the report. Would recommend to anyone I know!”
“Dillion Winiecki did the inspection on the home I am in the process of purchasing. I believe he did a very thorough inspection. His report was very detailed and had things that my eyes overlooked cosmetically. But also all the other things a first time homebuyer might overlook or not think to look for. His report was a very big relief on my part, as it’s a very big purchase. His customer service on top of the report was amazing. I was able to text with him as a I am a very busy single mother of 4. Not matter the question he would answer or he would take the time to call and explain things to me. He never made me feel like any of my questions were silly. Even though I thought at the moment they were obvious questions. Just to be able to ask and get comfort in an accurate answer was a very big deal to me. He was able to explain the difference between the minor things that could wait to be fixed vs the things that were a necessity. He even offered to give me referrals for other specialized inspectors for other things that might need to be looked at more thorough. I am very thankful that I got Dillion to do my report. I highly recommend him. Please dont hesitate to use his services. Money very well spent! Thank you Dillon for the attention to detail and very professional yet friendly customer service.”