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About Our Expert: Bob Karan

Experience. Quality. Honesty.

Bob started out as a clean-up worker on his father’s construction projects, and then with more involvement and dedication in his father's construction company honed his skills as a carpenter.  He used these years of hands on experience while running his own construction company, managing projects ranging in size from 1,000 to 11,000 square feet.  He has been accepted into the New Jersey Superior Court as a Construction Expert and participated in over 30 construction litigation cases, providing construction expertise based on his 50+ years in the industry.  His expertise includes building code compliance, building materials standards, building plan reviews, technical plan reviews, field inspections, construction defect mitigation, window warrantee and claims, and water infiltration on roofing, decking, basements and cladding.

He holds a BS in Business Education from Monmouth College and is licensed and certified by the NJ Department of Community Affairs as a(n):

  • New Home Builder 

  • Home Improvement Contractor 

  • Construction Code Official

  • Building Sub-Code Official 

  • Residential/Commercial Specialist 

  • Industrial/Commercial Specialist 

  • High Rise/High Hazard Specialist 

  • EPA Certified Renovator

  • Construction Expert in the NJ Supreme Court

Bob is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • Bergen/Passaic Municipal Inspectors Association

  • Life Member National Eagle Scout Association

  • Member NJ Business and Industry Association


He has also received the below awards/recognitions:

  • National Association of Home Builders Certificate of Appreciation

  • National Association of Home Builders Certificate of Appreciation Research Foundation Inc. Home Owners Warranty Participation

  • On June 7, 2012 an International Security Assistance Force American Flag was flown over Kabul, Afghanistan in Honor of Bob during Operation Enduring Freedom

  • Featured front page article in the New York Times Real Estate section

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