Chief Home Inspector
John Schwencke is the founder and Chief Inspector of Porch Light as well as a licensed contractor who seeks to help homeowners in all walks of life. John believes in transparency and reliability within the home inspection industry and knows that regular growth and learning are requirements for continually delivering an exceptional product.
As a result, John is a Certified Member of the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors and a Nationally Certified Sustainable Building Advisor. John has also received his Masters Certificate in Advanced Energy Building Science and has been certified by the American Home Inspectors Training Institute, as well as by the Building Performance Institute as a Building Analyst, Envelope Specialist, and Heating Professional.
Prior to founding Porch Light, John managed and operated multiple home performance and remodeling companies dedicated to improving the energy efficiency of real estate within Central Oregon.
John graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Business and Finance, and now resides in Bend, OR with his wife and two daughters.
Zack Tarpey joined Porch Light in 2020 after moving to Bend from Alaska in search of new personal and professional adventures.
With a strong background in sales, Zack obtained his real estate license and acquired a better understanding of the housing market in Central Oregon. He also spent time working with a local property management company where he gained hands-on experience with home remodeling. These holistic experiences translated to a passion for the value and structure of real estate.
Zack is well acquainted with the home inspection industry and has his certification through the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, InterNachi. Zack is known for being communicative, meticulous, and reliable. As a Porch Light Inspector, Zack is consistently studying and rigorously training to further enhance his trade knowledge in the home inspection industry.
Zack strives to provide excellent customer service and thorough inspections. He is looking forward to providing an essential service in your home buying and selling experience.