Meet Our Inspection Team

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  John Bernards

John Bernards

John is our Chief Building Inspector and has served the City of Hillsboro for over 20 years. Prior to joining the City, John worked in commercial fishing, the construction industry, and was later self-employed as a contractor. Colleagues appreciate John for having a common-sense style in problem-solving and for being approachable and friendly. John is most proud of the customer service philosophy of the City and feels the best part of his job is helping people build safely and creating a positive building process. When John is not at work, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

 

 Aaron Sroufe

Aaron Sroufe

Perhaps no one out there loves their job quite as much as Aaron. Aaron believes “the diversity of projects and customers the City of Hillsboro offers only helps build on his passion for the construction industry as a whole,” and describes his work experience as “second to none.” Aaron has served the construction industry for 25-plus years and always brings his cooperative, flexible-nature, and good humor to work with him as a Building Inspector. Outside of work, the Alaska native loves skiing, snowmobiling, waterskiing, fishing, and golfing - but mostly camping with his wife, daughter, and Australian Shepherd in their silver-twinkie.

 

 Anthony Nelson

Anthony Nelson

Anthony brings close to 20 years of experience in his field to the City of Hillsboro. In the time he has spent with the Building Department, he has developed a sense of pride in having opportunities to sincerely help the public. Colleagues describe Anthony as someone who “sees the job through to the end,” a quality highly valued in a position that requires a strong dedication to safety.

 

 Brian Crockatt

Brian Crockatt

Brian brings previous experience as an electrician to his role as Electrical Inspector for the City of Hillsboro. During his time with the City, Brian has been remarked for being hardworking and productive. Brian is proud of his 30-year construction career in Oregon and believes the best part of his job is “helping homeowners and contractors through the process of their project and watching it all come together.” He is proud to have worked and raised his family in Oregon and when he’s not at work, Brian loves to fish, hunt, hike, camp, and explore the Pacific Northwest outdoors.

 

 Brandon King

Brandon King

Brandon comes to the City with extensive experience as an electrical contractor and his peers consider him friendly, flexible and an overall great guy. Brandon loves being exposed to new, cutting edge projects, and meeting all the talented people in the electrical industry and is committed to providing great service to the Hillsboro community. When he’s away from the office he enjoys golfing, dirt biking, playing guitar and vacationing with this Wife Jessica and their Rhodesian Ridgeback, Sylas.

 

 Eric Grund

Eric Grund

For Building Inspector Eric, a commitment to custom home construction and design runs in the family. Eric “young old man Grund” worked for his father John Grund for 13 years in creating custom homes before branching off to start his own business in 1990. Eric brings experience in contracting, site and underground utilities development, and general construction. When Eric isn’t engaging with customers and performing building inspections, he enjoys hunting, fishing and cooking.

 

 Isaac McGuire

Isaac McGuire

Isaac moved to Hillsboro in 1990 and has served as a Building Inspector since 2011. He says the best part of his job is “making sure that the city I grew up in will be a safe place for people to live.” Before starting with the City, Isaac spent 15 years as a contractor and carpenter in the Portland Metro area. In his spare time, Isaac teaches motorcycle safety classes and spends time with his friends and family.

 

 Kevin Ferguson

Kevin Ferguson

In spite of being nicknamed “Grumpy”, our Lead Building Inspector Kevin brings a positive, upbeat attitude to his work. Kevin joined the City after spending five years as a multi-certified inspector with Josephine County. In Hillsboro, Kevin’s colleagues describe him as being very reasonable, as his favorite part of his job is helping to resolve code issues “to benefit contractors, customers, and the public.” When he’s not at work, Kevin enjoys fishing, camping, golf and family gatherings with his children and grandchildren.

 

 Martin Stapleton

Martin Stapleton

Deputy Fire Marshal Martin Stapleton started his career in the fire service in 1991 as a volunteer firefighter. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1995, where he earned an Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Fire and Safety Engineering. Martin worked for a forensic engineering firm in Seattle before joining the Hillsboro Fire Department as a Deputy Fire Marshal in 2007, bringing an in depth background in forensics to fire investigations. He loves helping people and being part of the Hillsboro community. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, crabbing, playing hockey, camping, and racing sailboats.

 

 Matt Cross

Matt Cross

Matt is an Electrical Inspector who brings expertise from previous employment as an electrician. Matt has been with the City since 2012 and enjoys the positive and collaborative work environment. While coworkers describe him as goofy, he takes his work seriously and gets the job done. Outside of work, Matt enjoys spending time bow hunting.

 

 Portrait of Randy Marsh

Randy Marsh

Randy, Electrical Inspector, has been with the City since 1996. Before joining the Hillsboro Building Department, Randy worked as a contractor in Los Angeles, California and later, as an inspector for the City of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Randy’s favorite part about being an inspector is being able to assist in the project track, and ultimately helping build the City. He is friendly, easy going and sometimes a bit of a clown. Both Randy and his wife love to paint and share a studio in their backyard. They are most proud of their children and their growing families.

 

 Shawn Hunt

Shawn Hunt

Shawn, our plumbing inspector worked as a journeyman plumber in the Portland metro area for more than 18 years before joining the City in 2017. His personal and professional experiences have shaped him into an approachable, knowledgeable and reasonable inspector for the City of Hillsboro. He represents the City well and enjoys being a part of numerous jobs at different stages of construction every day. Outside of work Shawn enjoys summer motorcycle rides, spending time with his wife and watching his kids in their sporting events.

 

 Trino Godinez

Trino Godinez

After owning his plumbing business for eight years, Trino joined the City as our Plumbing Inspector with valuable experience and a great attitude. He enjoys being able to “provide the best service to our customers and learn new things related to the industrial side of plumbing.” After emigrating from Mexico, Trino learned a new language and challenged himself to be successful, “It’s always challenging but not impossible to become what you set your mind to. I love having the ability walk into a library and learn about anything I want.” Trino enjoys reading personal growth books, taking evening walks and spending time with his family.