Dan Cullen
Founder, Domicile Consulting

Dan Cullen, Founder and Partner

Dan’s long and diverse building construction career began in 1976 when he became an apprentice carpenter. Achieving journeyman status four years later, Dan worked in home building, industrial truss repair and concrete construction before founding his own remodeling and construction company in 1981. 

After fifteen years improving and repairing homes in the Chicago area, Dan brought his diverse construction expertise to an insurance service firm, where he worked as a home inspector for Allstate, American Family and other insurance companies.

In 1999 Dan founded Domicile Consulting. Since that time he has performed just shy of 10,000 home inspections throughout Chicagoland and built a loyal base of repeat customers via his outstanding service, dedication and integrity. He is the lead educator for the Domicile entity for home inspection education and routinely “re-educates” builders and developers on the best building practices. His motto: “Without Fear or Favor”.

Having retired from the Chicago Fire Department in 2010 following 31 years of service, Dan now enjoys spending time with his family as well as helping our clients understand and improve their homes and property.

Ken Whitelaw

Ken Whitelaw

Kenny has always been a “hands on” type of guy. His experience with homes and their systems began in 1987 with his first home purchase.  Becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the quality of work and the lack of integrity he saw in contractors interviewed for projects on his own home, he taught himself the skills necessary for it’s proper and safe restoration.

Kenny’s road to joining Domicile Consulting began in 2002, when he moved to Chicago and started his own business offering quality handyman services to homeowners and businesses throughout the Chicagoland area. One of his first clients was, ironically, Domicile founding partner Dan Cullen.

Over the ensuing years and at Dan’s insistent encouragement (some would call it nagging), Kenny earned his Illinois Home Inspection License.  Now a member of the Domicile Consulting team, Kenny has found a place where he can best use his deep remodeling experience and advance his desire to help people own safe and reliable homes.

Scott Smith

Scott Smith

Scott started his career in the home inspection industry in 1997, learning the business from the ground up (no pun intended), and his roots in client relations show. In 1999 he began performing reserve studies and building condition reports for condominium associations, and went on to assist in preparing conversion reports for new condominiums and developing emergency evacuation plans for some of the largest occupancy high rise buildings in Chicago. Scott became a licensed home inspector in 2005, started his own inspection company in 2007, and ultimately joined the Domicile Consulting team in 2012.

Since 2009, he has performed renovation and painting services for clients on Chicago’s Northside, using the hands-on knowledge he gained from painstakingly restoring his 1916 California Mission-style “fixer-upper” home to its former glory.

Scott is an InterNACHI Certified Wood-Destroying Organism Inspector.

Christi Malone

Christi Malone

Christi has over 20 years experience in architecture and construction and has developed a keen awareness of residential systems over the years. After graduating from Arizona State University in 1996 with a Master of Architecture degree, Christi worked on a variety of residential, commercial, and educational projects. She has consulted professionally, lectured at the university level, and was a partner in an award-winning architecture firm in New Mexico.

Recently joining the team of licensed home inspectors at Domicile Consulting, Christi brings her extensive experience in residential architecture to provide high-quality home inspection and analysis. She is a licensed architect and a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) specializing in issues of environmental health and sustainability.

As a mother of two, her goal has always been to dramatically improve the health and safety of the home, work, and school environments. Christi enjoys running, camping, hiking, and cross-country skiing, and is an avid volunteer at her children’s schools in the western suburbs.

Robert Munguia

Bob Munguia

Robert recently joined the team at Domicile Consulting and brings with him over 30 years of extensive experience in the field of architecture and construction. His education and professional credentials include a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana, Certified Construction Document Technologist (CDT), Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA), Registered Energy Professional (REP) with the City of Chicago and is both a licensed architect and home inspector in the State of Illinois.

Since 2008, Robert has focused his attention in the residential sector and has been involved with the design and construction of kitchen, bathroom, deck, room additions and home renovations. Most recently he has provided home analysis reports to several major investment groups for investment consideration both in the City of Chicago and the surrounding suburban areas. Robert also managed projects both oversees and nationally in the U.S. His past experience involved participation in Malcomb Baldridge National Quality Award which is awarded to U.S. companies that have successfully implemented quality-management systems.

Robert’s experience in quality management brings committed to providing quality home inspections. He is highly motivated displaying exemplary high ethics and knows success come from hard work and perseverance.

Brian Cullnan

Brian Cullnan

Brian grew up on the  south side of Chicago and began to work on homes by his dad’s side, which sparked his first paint contracting venture while still in high school.  As a licensed electrician with over 40 years of experience managing, designing and maintaining electrical systems in some of Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers—and a few bungalows to boot—he brings a deep background of some of our city’s most complex mechanical systems.  A homeowner since 1978, he’s remodeled basements and baths, replaced roofs, windows, porches and patios.

After getting his home inspector’s license in 2014, Brian joined Domicile Consulting. His mantra: steadfast commitment to seeing jobs done right. He is dedicated to providing a highly ethical, top-rated home inspection service, so buyers will have peace of mind when purchasing their new home.

Brian lives with his wife and two daughters in Chicago.

Reese Hamilton

Reese was first exposed to building when his father and a couple of carpenters raised the roof on a 1924 bungalow in Glenview, creating extra living space for an expanding family. A few years later, he got his first job in construction by walking into a subdivision full of new houses in the framing stage. He continued to work in construction over the summers during college, eventually finishing with a degree in journalism.

His experience in journalism and carpentry came together in the 1990s when he went to work as an editor for Fine Homebuilding magazine, a leading publication on residential construction.

Reese’s interest in sustainable, or “green,” building dates back to the late 1970’s, when he worked as a carpenter on a couple of solar houses in the foothills west of Denver.

Reese loves older houses, and is in the process of slowly restoring a simple Victorian in west central Evanston, where he is a licensed general contractor. He holds the ASHI Certified Inspector (ACI) designation from the American Society of Home Inspectors.

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