Emily Beyer, CPI
Associate and Inspector
- Licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors, Licensed Home Inspector No. 10970
- Member of the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI), No. 15081841
- Certified Professional Inspector (NACHI)
- Certificate of Achievement, National Home Inspector Examination
- Graduate of National Association of Certified Home Inspectors Training Program
- BA, English Literature, University of Pittsburgh, 2008
- Construction crew member, Project Homecoming, New Orleans, LA 2014-2016
- AmeriCorps – Construction Site Supervisor
- The St. Bernard Project, New Orleans – Construction Site Supervisor and Trainer
- Aided in various Disaster Relief projects, Hurricane Sandy, New York, and New Jersey, 2012-2014
A self-described military brat, Emily was born in Ohio to Air Force parents. She grew up in Bethlehem in eastern Pennsylvania and attended college at the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in English Literature. In 2012, she came to her first Mardi Gras in New Orleans and fell in love with the bright subtropical light, the food, architecture, sense of history and artistry, and the lively spirit and vibrancy that is the essence of the city. She soon moved to New Orleans and worked for the St. Bernard Project (now SBP), through AmeriCorps. Her first role as site supervisor involved teaching volunteers construction skills needed to rebuild houses destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Her second AmeriCorps role focused on training site supervisors in various areas including construction skills, how to lead volunteers and how to manage construction sites.
After Hurricane Sandy, Emily was deployed to New Jersey and New York, doing mold remediation and working to launch a new extension of SBP. Following that, she became involved in another nonprofit, Project Homecoming, focusing on a workforce development program that in included mentoring local New Orleanians. As part of a construction crew, Emily taught construction skills at various experience levels, doing major renovations and building new homes that the organization would then sell.
As her post-disaster work with nonprofits wound down, Emily learned about the home inspection field from fellow Axelrad & Associates inspector Gabby LeBlanc. She obtained her license in August 2016. For Emily, the home inspection field offers a process of discovery and investigation. She loves to roll up her sleeves and dive head first into every home inspection, being as thorough and comprehensive as possible. And most important, she values the chance to offer impartial information and unbiased truths, imparting as much knowledge as she can to inform and educate her clients. She takes great satisfaction in guiding and educating home buyers, drawing on her construction knowledge and experience to put all that she finds into proper context.
Something that you might not know about Emily is that she loves to dance. She’s all about the joy of movement, getting out on the dance floor and letting go with EDM, her favorite funk bands, blues, soul and more. The joie de vive found throughout the area attracted her to New Orleans, a creative, artistic city in all its forms. Emily feels a special resonance with all that it offers – the architecture, music and food – and she is privileged to call it home.