Meet The Farrell Yancy Team

The quality and usefulness of any inspection depends upon the knowledge and experience of the person who conducts the inspection.

While Texas has established some minimum standards for home inspections, the building inspection industry is still largely unregulated. The extent and quality of the home inspection, report, and follow-up assistance vary significantly. So do the expertise and credentials of the inspectors.

Criterium Farrell Yancy Engineers exceeds the minimum state requirements and is a charter member of the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers (NABIE).

All of Criterium-Farrell Engineers' inspections are performed by licensed Professional Engineers (P.E.).

The P.E. license is awarded by each state and is your assurance that the engineer is knowledgeable, ethical, and accountable. Accountability is a true measure of commitment to one's profession and clients.

At a minimum, Criterium Farrell Yancy's Professional Engineers:

  • Have completed an accredited, degreed engineering program.
  • Have worked for at least 4 years under the direction of other professional engineers.
  • Have passed a comprehensive state board exam or met other requirements of the state board.
  • Are bound by a code of ethics that requires that they limit their practice to areas in which they have expertise. 
  •  Have completed a training course sponsored by Criterium Engineers in Portland, ME.

In addition to their professional qualifications, Criterium Farrell Yancy's engineers participate in:

  • Continuing education programs.
  • Intensive training programs sponsored by Criterium Engineers.
  • Regular peer reviews.

Jerry Buri, P.E. is a Civil Engineer and a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

With over 42 years of engineering experience, Jerry has an extensive background in property acquisition, building construction, facilities management, operation and maintenance, as well as building inspection services.

He is responsible for performing residential full home and structural/foundation inspections and commercial building inspections. Jerry has completed hundreds of inspections of buildings ranging from single-family homes and multi-family complexes to commercial office buildings and retail shopping centers.

Jerry was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from South Dakota State University.

Pat Farrell, P.E., C.B.I.E., R.S. is the past President and Owner of Criterium-Farrell Engineers.

He is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE), Houston Association of Real Estate Inspectors (HAREI) and the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers (NABIE).

Pat is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas (1981) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Texas – Cockrell School of Engineering (Hook-em Horns!), as well as being a graduate of Rice University’s Advanced Management Institute (1997).

David L. Yancy II, P.E., LEED G.A. is the President of Criterium-Farrell Yancy Engineers and has been performing building related engineering services with the company since 2007. Under his direction, the firm engages in the comprehensive investigation of commercial and residential properties.  David has a wide variety of skills and knowledge that are utilized to perform job functions including: mechanical and plumbing systems, electrical systems, civil and structural systems, environmental site assessments, design of infrastructure and storm drainage facilities, regulatory compliance, code compliance, green building, and development feasibility.

David has personally conducted thousands of inspections during his tenure with Criterium that range in scope from structural failure & damage analysis to pre-purchase property inspections for residential, multi-family and commercial structures.  In addition to having extensive experience with construction specification preparation and construction monitoring, he has worked on reserve studies and environmental site assessments to satisfy financial institution’s lending requirements.

David currently holds licenses as a registered and practicing Professional Engineer in the State of Texas (#97855), the State of Louisiana (#40420), as well and the State of Colorado (#50546).  He has been in the engineering field for over a decade and continues to build on that experience through a large list of resources and his interest in new projects with new challenges.

David received a Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2002.

John Mulvahill, P.E. is a Structural Engineer and licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.  Awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, John has over 29 years of experience in Civil Engineering analysis, design and construction.

John is responsible for performing commercial and residential building evaluations, structural evaluations, and, engineering and design. He has performed inspections of buildings ranging from single family homes to townhome buildings.

John’s background in structural engineering and design of steel, concrete and wood framed buildings enables us to provide our clients with comprehensive structural inspections and evaluations.

John has also completed Engineering Management graduate studies at the University of Houston.  He is a member of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE).

Pete Kosmoski, P.E. is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas with approximately 16 years experience in forensic engineering.

Pete’s engineering experience includes performing Property Condition Assessments on multi-family residential properties, office buildings, retail properties, retirement communities, hospitality properties, medical facilities and record storage facilities.  Pete has performed forensic engineering evaluations on over 1,000 residential structures and commercial buildings.  In addition, his experience includes construction materials testing and geotechnical engineering.

Pete has also performed numerous residential inspections, siding evaluations, and overall structural engineering evaluations for issues related to foundations, roofs, building envelopes, vehicle impacts on buildings, storm damage and overall condition.

He received a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station in 1987.

Chuck Jones, P.E., is a licensed Professional Engineer with over 40 years of diverse engineering experience.

Chuck’s engineering experience includes performing a wide range of residential and commercial building assessments including structural inspections/design, forensic engineering investigations, Property Condition Assessments, Comprehensive/Physical Needs Analysis, Green Retrofit Property Condition Assessments, Condominium/Homeowners’ Association Reserve Studies, Construction Monitoring and Phase I Environmental Site Assessments.  Each of the above involved evaluating building conditions that were exposed to a wide range of environmental conditions and their effect on the building envelope.

He was awared a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan in 1971.

Dana Lynn has an extensive background in Administrative Management and is AutoCAD certified. She first became affiliated with Criterium-Farrell Engineers in 2003.

Dana is responsible for generating the engineer’s reports for our clients and providing overall outstanding customer service.