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We did not get to meet
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as there was an illness in our family. Our realtor was able to meet him at the home so the inspection could take place as planned. The results of the inspection were delivered in the time frame promised and were very thorough. We would definitely use this company again.

- Marilou C.

I recently joined Angie's list so this review is from last year. I had Bill inspect my new home after I had numerous issues after move in (the builder reimbursed me for the cost of the inspection). I recently paid for a 1 year inspection before the home warranty runs out. I decided to use another inspector to get another set of eyes on the property. I now have a greater appreciated for the quality of Bill's inspection!
Bill inspected my 2 story roof - no questions asked. Very few other inspectors that I reached out to recently to inspect at the 1 year
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used greater than a 17 foot ladder (which would not reach my roof). Luckily he did because he found an issue up there! He used a thermal gun/camera to check the installation and the efficiency of the A/C/heating units. He took tons of pictures - not just of problem areas, but of the other areas, like the attic and the roof. It's great to have these for reference.
Upon completion, he discussed every item with me and showed me pictures to match.
I highly recommend Bill for your inspection. I would definitely use him to inspect another home in the future.

I reached out to the 5 or 6 highest rated inspectors in the area. I have a 2 story home and wanted to make sure the inspector would get on the roof. Of the inspectors that responded in a timely manner,
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was the only one who would get up on the roof. The others only used a 17 foot ladder and/or said they would visually inspect the roof with binoculars, which would not have worked based on the
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of my roof.
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showed up on time and had an easy booking process through his website. He inspected the roof, sprinklers, electrical, A/C, etc. He even called me from the roof to have me turn on the laundry vent. He was here a few hours and then we discussed the items he found (nothing major luckily!).
Overall I was very happy with the process, but noted two items. He didn't discuss all the items with me in person so when I got the report there were 3 items that I wasn't expecting. There were very few pictures in the report - and no pictures of my actual house for these 3 items (for one of the items, a sample picture was used - which I couldn't follow how it related to my house). I had to email
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to ask about 1 of the items since I didn't understand what it was. He responded quickly, but I would have preferred he show me in person.
My 2nd issue - about a month after my inspection I got a call from ADT security and they mentioned
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had given them my name. I didn't like that--especially since I already have a sign out front showing that I use another security company.
Overall, I gave him an A because the quality of the inspection was the most important aspect for me and the fact that he was the only one who would get up on the roof.

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was available on very short notice and performed a thorough inspection. Also, before the report was ready, he was able to discuss with me the major issues so that I was able to better negotiate before the contingency period was over. Offered a lot of good advice.
- Tara L.

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has been extremely thorough and he spent over 4 hours to inspect my house. He took time to explain how the house works and possible maintenance and improvements. He even went a lot of extra miles in testing the appliance, which is out of the scope of home inspection. His report was so timely, professional and easy to read. After that, he was extremely responsive and helpful to advising the basement leak he found. He has been a great advisor. I am so glad I hired him for my home inspection! I would highly recommend him regardless you are experienced or inexperienced home buyer like myself.
- Dachuan Y.

When I arrived,
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was already there and in the process of the exterior of the home inspection. He stopped and introduced himself, offered me refreshments, the use of his wi-fi iPad and a chair (which was great as the property was vacant and there was no furnishings.)
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continued his inspection which took much longer than I was expecting but was very happy that it was so extensive. Once he was finished, he spent a long time explaining everything that he saw, good and bad. Unfortunately for me, there was more bad than good but I would not have known all of the bad items as they were not apparent to the naked eye.
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had knowledge of the many things that I would not have known. In the end, even though that property looked decent to me, he found too many problems that would have cost too much to fix. The cost of the inspection was a small price versus what I would have had to pay to fix these problems. I will continue looking for other properties and use
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Inspection in the future.
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was very professional and experienced.
- Travis F.

We were very happy with
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's service. I called him on a Saturday morning and he answered--even though on a visit--to let me know that he was busy but would call me back ASAP. He made it clear throughout our interactions that a prompt response is very important to him and he will do everything he can get back in touch with a client just as soon as possible (call, e-mail, text). We really appreciated that effort. When
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did call back, he was very good about getting necessary details. He offered to schedule an inspection within four days, but was happy to oblige when we asked for a specific day later in the week.
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performed our radon test and went to the house a few days beforehand to set up his equipment. We had a slight miscommunication about who would contact whom about how he should get into the house, but this was quickly taken care of and everything was smooth from there on out. We were able to see the radon testing equipment and get a preliminary reading on the day of our inspection, with a thorough report sent later.
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arrived at the house about half an hour prior to our scheduled start time and had already begun preliminary examination of the home exterior when we arrived. He greeted us with some background information on home inspection service in the area and quickly set us at ease with his sense of humor and honesty. As we went through the house,
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was very good about pointing out little things and offering his knowledge and expertise on best fixes. He did not find many major issues but did a happy dance when he finally found something wrong--which was a good indication to us that he was definitely trying to ferret out any serious issues the house might have. While
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offered a couple contacts for specific services, he did not seem to push them or try to sell anyone on us--it seemed that he was honestly just letting us know who was available and could be trusted to do good work.
We also arranged our termite and sewer inspections through
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. He did a great job of coordinating these other inspections so that both inspectors were in and out during the time of the home inspection and we had our results by the time we left the home.
At the end of the inspection,
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summarized all of his findings for us and our buyer's agent. We then received our full report--with photos of problem areas and all the details we had discussed during the inspection--before 6:00pm that day. We were very happy with both the turn-around time and thoroughness of the the report. We would definitely use
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's services again felt that he was well worth the money paid ($400 for the inspection, $135 for the radon test).
- Renee R.

I joined Angies's List when we moved to Florida in
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so we would have some way of finding competent plumbers, car mechanics etc. in an area that was new to us. I reviewed several home inspection companies on Angie's List and chose
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because of its high rating and wonderful reviews and because it's a family owned company. I think that family owned companies are doubly invested in doing a good job not only because they want/need to earn a living but because the family is the business.
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consists of
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, his wife
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and his son
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, and they do a terrific job! I wish I could give them a rating higher than A. We hired
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to inspect the first house we had under contract and were very happy with his work. Unfortunately, that deal fell through (nothing to do with the inspection results). We found another house and hired
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again to do the inspection, and he did find several issues requiring repair. We are now about two weeks away from closing, and the seller is making the required repairs. We hired
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a third time to do a re-inspection ($150) to make sure the repairs were being done correctly. He did find some issues with the repair work that was being done on the property and pointed this out to my husband and to the seller's agent.
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will be making another visit to the house before closing to look at the rest of the repair work.
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's reports were detailed and delivered in a timely manner. He and his wife
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are very available and responsive by phone and email. He was always willing to answer extra questions. When we made appointments with them,
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did the work of coordinating times with the real estate agents. Here's what I say about the
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Family and
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: Available, Honest, Prompt, Professional, Competent, Thorough, Detail Oriented, Polite, No Nonsense, Responsive and Trustworthy. I wish that every person/company I hired had the same degree of integrity as
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- Suzanne F.

After closing, I discovered that my rear deck had an overhang that was in
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of collapse due to rotted wood. The inspector did not mention this during inspection. There were also several boards that needed immediate repair. He specifically called attention to the stairs that extend from the deck to the back yard. He did not mention the rotted boards on inspection day or that the seller needed to address the overhang. He rated the deck poor but could have mentioned the rotted boards to the seller and/or the overhang issue. They would have most assuredly fixed the issues at their expense.
He did not mention anything about the HVAC mechanics. He mentioned in his report, that it needed to be cleaned and serviced so I did not believe from his comments that it was a matter of immediate concern. He talked about the venting ducts in great detail but this being an older home, I accepted the duct work issue. In actuality, I had to replace the entire HVAC system and get much needed insulation. At no time did the inspector tell either me, or the seller that the furnace , the air conditioner or the water heater were in need of immediate replacement,. They were attached to a circuit breaker incorrectly, which is also did not mention. As a result of not communicating his concerns and limiting his concerns to the duct work, I did not address this specifically with the seller and as a result, I incurred a cost of $17,000 to replace both the furnace, the air conditioner and the water heater. I received three estimate for the replacement of the system and each company asked me whether or not I had a home inspection. If he would have removed the cover, he would have noticed a poor dead animal caught inside.
When I communicated this to
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, they would not take my call. They had a re-inspection which was a mere formality; taking no responsibility for the lack of communicating these issues as an immediate concern. Instead he rated the HVAC unit as "fair" on their report which was basically a CYA; a means of taking no responsibility for my loss or offering no real position.
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would not take my calls and instead kept referring to their report which again, was a CYA device to place the onus on their customer. The owner of this company checked me out on LinkedIn. She quoted material from my professional website to use against me. She would not even call to apologize for the miscommunication. She had time to check me out on the Internet but refused to contact me directly. When one hires a home inspector and relies on their professional opinions, one can rely on this service to their detriment. I didn't expect them to pay for my new HVAC system but to be treated so poorly and rely on their waivers and disclaimers was a basic, "screw you". They offered nothing. To this day, they will not take my calls. Instead they have a woman who answers their phone and tells you everything must be in writing.
I therefore would not recommend this company to anyone needing a home inspector. Their failure to call me, to apologize for any miscommunication, to intrude into my professional website and do to so in a blatant, arrogant and disrespectful way is not a company you want in your home or to provide professional you with advice while in the process of making the biggest purchase in your lifetime. I would strongly recommend that you find someone who at least has the decency to call you if there is a problem. Their reliance on on boilerplate nonsense provides no advantage to their customer in the short window they have to address issues with the seller. A home inspector should be able to notice an issue with an HVAC system instead of rating it "fair" and using the rating as basically a shrug of the shoulders. I would have most definitely expected him to raise the issue with the sellers, my agent and myself, so we could have leveraged a difference in the price of the home. We only have 3 days to get out of the contract for major repair issues. I had no idea that the HVAC system had to be replaced or the eave on my deck was in
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of collapse.
Please think twice about using this company for your home inspection needs. You don't want someone who lacks the experience to notice a major mechanical issue and a structural issue and doesn't have the decency to make note of it with the seller at home inspection. The final nail in the coffin was the owner's refusal to make things right and pick up the phone and discuss the issue with their customer. BUYER BEWARE!!!
I am sure their response will focus on the report itself but will not emphasize the inspector's failure to communicate these concerns immediately. Every thing the inspector noted to the seller was addressed by the seller. The issues above were not.
- Jeff E.

I was in escrow for a house when it came time to do the inspection. Although my real estate agent was pushing for one of the inspectors on his list, I had used
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before and was really impressed by his thoroughness, completeness and professionalism. My real estate agent wasn't particularly excited about an inspector he wasn't familiar with, but I wanted an independent, unbiased opinion and I knew
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would fit the bill. I was not disappointed. He took the time necessary to poke into every aspect of the house that he calls out in his inspection contract. He produced a report complete with pictures and detailed explanation on the spot. We sat down with my agent, the sellers and seller's agent and he went through each of his findings (with multiple iPads to display the pictures he took). His professionalism is outstanding. He was completely unbiased, presented his findings with evidence and avoided raising any emotional reactions.
Highly recommended.
- joe B.
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