Bruce Illausky spent many years in the construction industry learning the building trade while working  for private contractors involved in projects ranging from the addition of decks, interior and exterior remodeling and construction of custom homes. After obtaining degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration, Bruce spent 35 years in the Aerospace and Plastics Industries in engineering and staff level management positions, leading teams in the design, development and manufacturing of precision high technology products.

After leaving the corporate world, he started White Blaze Home Inspection with the goal of applying his past building and woodworking knowledge with an engineer’s eye for detail to provide home inspection services that meet and exceed his customers’  expectations.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut

Master of Business Administration, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

American Society of Home Inspector (ASHI) Associate Member

National Radon Safety Board (NRSB) Radon Measurement Specialist,  Certification number NRSB14SS039

VA Certified Home Inspector, License number 3380001003

VA accredited VBCOA (Virginia Building & Code Officials Association) New Residential Structures Home Inspector



Hobbies & Interests

Successfully thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, Georgia to Maine in 2011

Woodworking and custom furniture design and fabrication

Member of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club

Member of the 4000 footer club of NH, having summitted all 48 peaks over 4000’ in the state

Certified member of the Professional Society of Ski Instructors and an alpine ski instructor at the Massanutten Ski School.

Member of the Shenendoah Valley Bicycle Coalition