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About Us

Doug Hopkins - Building Official/Inspector/Plan Reviewer/Owner

Doug Hopkins has been in the building trade since 1980. He started off primarily doing residential remodels and additions with the occasional new house and small commercial remodel. In 1993, he came to IMS for building inspections and was also the office manager for 4 years. In 1998, the previous owner retired and Doug, along with his wife, purchased the business.

Rick Sparks - Building Inspector/Plan Reviewer

Rick has been a builder since 1976. Building new homes, additions, and remodeling. Rick joined IMS in 2018.



Casey Kalee - Electrical Inspector/Plan Reviewer

Casey Kalee started off as an electrician in 1965 doing mostly commercial industrial jobs around southwest Michigan. He has been a registered inspector since 1977. Casey joined IMS full time in 2003.


Art Haase - Mechanical/Plumbing Inspector/Plan Reviewer

Art started in the plumbing trade in 1972 and mechanical trade in 1978. Working mostly in the residential trades and some light commercial, he bacame a plumbing and mechanical inspector and plan reviewer in 2014. Art joined IMS in 2015.


Lance Gates - Mechanical/Rental Inspector/Plan Reviewer and Zoning Administrator

Lance started in the mechanical trade in 1985 and has been active in the field, even owning his own mechanical business. He became an inspector in 2017. Lance joined IMS in May 2018.