I cannot say enough good things about Main Choice Inspections. I took the first time homebuyer course at Avesta Housing in Portland and the owner of MCI, Bill Heath, took time out of his day to come speak to us. He was very thorough in describing what he and his team often see during inspections and gave us a lot of information, with photo examples, to consider during the homebuyer process. This information was invaluable, and when we went under contract on a house we knew we had to call MCI to perform an inspection on our future home. What struck me about Bill as he talked is that he is just a normal guy who cares about others. He wants his customers to be aware of all of the issues with their future homes ahead of time so that nobody is taken by surprise when something bad happens. I understood the value of a good home inspection prior to hearing Bill speak, but he really emphasized just how important it is and it was very obvious that he is passionate about what he does. One thing to note is that in the state of Maine, there is no requirement to have a home inspection performed prior to buying, nor is there any sort of certification that home inspectors must have in order to be considered an inspector. Prior to the Avesta class I was unaware that this was the case so this was a real eye opener. I’ve had friends and coworkers purchase houses and have inspections done, only to find that the inspector missed something that ended up costing them thousands. MCI inspectors are certified based on international standards and that is very obvious when you observe them on the job. MCI certainly isn’t cheap. We chose the full package, which cost us over $1000, but after meeting and speaking with Bill at the class we felt that MCI gave us the best opportunity to learn everything we needed to know about the house we decided to purchase. We were not disappointed one bit and were actually blown away at how thorough and detailed our two inspectors were. We were able to walk around every inch of our house, both outside and inside, and learn about potential risks and the severity of each. Our agent, and a family friend, also tagged along and they were just as blown away with MCI as we were. Our agent on multiple occasions stated that he had never seen such a thorough home inspection and that he would recommend MCI to all of his customers going forward. I would certainly agree. A few days later we received a 60+ page report complete with photo evidence of every issue they found along with steps to take in order to resolve each and every one. I cannot stress enough how impressed we were with MCI, and that $1000 price tag suddenly looked much smaller. Six months in, I’m following our inspection report as my home improvement bible and I still haven’t encountered an issue that MCI didn’t see. I hope they continue to perform outstanding work and if I ever buy another home I will absolutely be calling MCI for their services.