Meet The Staff

 

The Building Inspection Department is committed to providing, to the citizens of this great city, excellent customer service.  We pride ourselves in having a very professional staff in permitting, plan review and inspection services.  Several of our staff belong to national organizations and contribute in the development of our minimum codes. This page is dedicated to them and what they do for you, our customer, as well as contact information by email with a simple clicking of their names. 

Department Head

John Freeland, CBO 
Building Official
(352) 334-5050
 

Permitting/Coordination Staff

(352) 334-5050

Merri Ellis

Customer Service Support Specialist I
ICC Certified Permit Technician

Kara Paulson

Customer Service Support Specialist I

Heather Glisson
Customer Service Support Specialist I

 

Alexis Washington
Customer Service Support Specialist I

 

Building Code Plans Examiners

Eric Brunn
Plans Examiner II
Plumbing Inspector 
Electrical Inspector

Plans Examiner II
Paul Myers
Plans Examiner
 
 

Fire/Life Safety Code Plans Examiners

John Lake
Fire Protection Specialist
Daniel Starbuck

Fire Protection Specialist

Fire Protection Instructor III

Inspectors

Keith Bennett
Building Inspector II
Fire Safety Inspector I
Keifer Calkins           

Chief Building Inspector 
Fire Safety Inspector I 

Phil Dunnington
Building Inspector IV
Plans Examiner IV
James Flateau
Electrical Inspector I

Roddi Hoefert           

Building Inspector II
Fire Safety Inspector I

Roy Keene

Building Inspector I

Jed Mitchell
Electrical Inspector II
Fire Safety Inspector I

Steve Morris

Mechanical Inspector II
Fire Safety Inspector I

Tom Panico

Building Inspector II

Fire Safety Inspector I

Steve Sapp           

Building Inspector II
Fire Safety Inspector I

Building Inspector I

 



Kevin (Bud) Tschirhart

One- & Two-Family Dwelling Inspector II

Fire Safety Inspector I