Randy is a Northwest native, raised on the Kitsap Peninsula, currently residing in Kingston with his wife Kim, and their two children.Randy’s job as a deckhand on the Alaskan scow F/V Evelyn S. inspired his love of wooden boats, which he spent ten years repairing and restoring after pursuing a degree in boat building. Randy’s skill in yacht repair helped him transition into home construction, and renovation; he, his wife, and first son Liam, moved to Australia where he started a construction business. For six years Randy built and renovated homes down under, and the Near family grew to include their second son, Charlie, before moving back to the Northwest in 2006. Once back in the Northwest, Randy founded Visible Changes Home Improvements, which specialized in kitchen and bathroom remodels.
More than 25 years of professional experience have established Randy as a thoughtful, and detail oriented home inspector.