Certified Building Official

Rick Hanna, CBO has been providing building code compliance Inspections for the best builders, lenders and municipalities in the Montgomery & Walker County area for over 30 years. He contracts with the Cities of Panorama Village and Montgomery as their Building Inspector and has been on The Woodlands Township approved Inspectors Panel since its creation in 1992. Rick has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from Sam Houston State University and served as the 2017 President of the SHSU Alumni Association. 


  • ICC Certified Building Official
  • ICC Commercial Mechanical Inspector
  • ICC Plumbing Inspector 
  • ICC Residential Combination Inspector 
  • ICC Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner
  • TSBPE Plumbing Inspector No. 2616
  • FHA/VA Fee Panel Inspector 

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Elias Fernandez was first introduced to the construction industry in his early childhood around his family in the construction trades. He is bilingual, fluent in both English & Spanish. His special skill helps Synergy Inspection Group communicate and understand our customer’s needs to the trades more efficiently. After graduating from Sam Houston State University with a degree in Criminal Justice, Eli continued to gain experience in the Real Estate Sales & Management Industries before becoming an Inspector. Since then he has trained diligently with Rick Hanna, and has become certified as an ICC Residential Combination Inspector


  • Residential Electrical Inspector 
  • Residential Mechanical Inspector 
  • Residential Building Inspector  
  • Residential Plumbing Inspector 
  • Residential Combination Inspector 
  • Commercial Plumbing Inspector 
  • Plumbing Inspector 

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Creative Director


Tristen Crook graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BA in Mass Communication and an emphasis in public relations and advertising. Tristen was an All-Girl Cheerleader and an Alpha Delta Pi at SHSU. She was a member of Priority One, a small Public Relations and Advertising Firm on campus. Rick Hanna and Elias Fernandez were one of Tristen’s first clients through Priority One, and Tristen continued working for them after she graduated. She created logos, business cards, managed social media, created the website, and other digital and graphic design task for Synergy Inspection Group.