Houston Farris

Houston Farris

Specialist II




As a senior technician, Houston provides a wide range of services applicable to the industry. He has experience in insurance claims and investigations, enclosure testing, performance testing of ASTM E1105 water infiltration testing, ASTM E783 air leakage testing, whole building air barrier testing per ASTM E1186 and E779, and electronic leak detection testing of roofing, waterproofing and traffic coatings per ASTM D7877. Houston also performs construction phase quality assurance observations and technical reporting.

After 15 years working for the premier emergency services contractor to the railroad industry, Houston joined Pie Consulting & Engineering in 2017. From 1997 to 2001, Houston worked as a Fraud Claims Investigator for a Major US Insurance carrier. From 1989 to 1997, Houston served In the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of Sergeant.

One Pie. Many Ingredients.


  • University of Maryland
  • College Park, MD
  • A.A.S 1995

Registrations and Certifications

  • OSHA 10-hour Safety Training
  • Construction Safety & Health
  • Structural Estimating Claim School
  • Fire Claim & Estimating School
  • Special Investigative Unit (SIU) School
  • FEMA – Emergency Operations
  • Program Manager

Areas of Expertise

  • Structural Inspection & Estimating
  • Residential & Commercial Roofing Systems
  • Insurance Claims Investigations
  • Emergency & Catastrophic Claims Operations