About Us

All About Homes, Inc. has been serving clients throughout Northern California since 1985. John Schneider is the driving force behind All About Homes and has over 30 years of active construction experience.

John understands the various aspects of residential construction and the struggles owners face constructing, maintaining  and remodeling their homes.  He also understands the liabilities associated with work not properly performed and completed.  His primary focus is to provide a balanced perspective when navigating the construction process,  and to assist in structuring repairs and scopes of work to reflect a client’s needs and financial resources.  He can assist in the management or oversight of a project, as well as providing quality assurance inspections to ensure that work performed reflects proper workmanship and the California Building Codes.


Qualifications and Credentials:

  • ƒGeneral Building Contractor, State of CA License #398799.  With 30 years of construction experience and a working knowledge of building codes, foundation and drainage systems, and the structural, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems associated with residential construction.
  • Certified Combination Dwelling Inspector,  ICC License #0872776-55
  • Designated expert in over 45 cases involving construction defects, contractor/inspector standard of care, testifying at trial and arbitration
  • Authorized Industry Expert for California State Contractor’s License Board, investigating over 30 cases and testifying at hearings and arbitration
  • Disaster Service Worker, Building Inspector #50485 CA Emergency Management Agency
  • Certified Inspector, American Society of Home Inspectors.  Inspected over 5000 homes.
  • Certified Door and Window Installer for residential and light commercial, Installation Masters.
  • Certified Installer, Tile Roofing Institute
  • Trained Facilitator & Mediator, 1987 Motivational Management Services
  • B.A. General Humanities, Basic Engineering, Construction & Design – Santa Clara University, 1975
  • Construction Law & Estimating Coursework – Cabrillo College 1980


  • Construction Defect Investigation
  • Contractor Standard of Care
  • Building Envelope and Water Intrusion
  • Evaluations to Establish Baseline Condition of Single & Multi-Family Homes
  • Observation for compliance with Code Requirements / Industry Standards
  • Project Management / Job Oversight
  • Home Inspection / Inspector Standard of Care
  • Conflict Resolutions


  • Newspaper Columnist: Code, Construction and Real Estate Advice
  • Member, International Code Council (ICC)
  • Board Member, Current President of Western Construction Consultants Association (WESTCON)
  • Certified Inspector,  American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
  • Member, Executive Council of Home Owners (ECHO)
  • Member, Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA)

Contact John today to further discuss your needs.