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Hands-On Home Inspection

Founded 1998 • Angie's List since August 2009

A Rated | 39 Reviews

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We at Hands-On Home Inspection are American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) (249433) and Arizona State certified home inspection experts (AzBTR Firm #14898) who specialize in residential (including multi-family), small commercial, and industrial (up to 25,000 sq. ft.) inspections. We cover Southern Arizona (from Casa Grande to Nogales) and the greater Tucson metro area, including Pima, Pinal, Cochise, and Santa Cruz counties, including the following areas: Marana, Sahuarita, Green Valley, Dove mountain, Vail, Casa Grande, Nogales, and the rest of Southern Arizona. Having lived and worked in this area for over 37 years, we are quite familiar with issues unique to homes in our part of the state. Our owner and Chief Inspector, Marcus Richter, has over 36 years of military service (Viet Nam Era and Iraqi Freedom Vet, Retired LtCol) and is experienced in residential home repair and building maintenance. His expertise includes plumbing and electrical wiring/analysis. Marc has a unique combination of experience in structural repair and maintenance— his wealth of knowledge is unprecedented! Your home is inspected by state certified home inspectors, using standards established by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and the State of Arizona. Hands-On Home Inspection has a genuine interest in your safety and well-being. Our motto is “eye of the buyer”. Every home is inspected as though we are buying it. From top to bottom, we inspect the property for any existing or potential safety hazards that may exist, and report on them in a clear format. We also check for problems with the structural integrity of the property. We are “looking out for our customer's best interest”. We are committed to consumer education, we urge you to be present at the inspection, a valuable educational experience during which you can ask questions on the spot and have a better understanding of our report. We offer maintenance tips, and share knowledge of the home that gives you control, confidence, and peace of mind about your decision and negotiations. Whether you are buying or selling, knowing the condition of the property guarantees a fair, smooth transaction, especially with today's current high cost of real estate. Our advice does not end with the inspection; you are welcome to call us anytime after the inspection—we're available 7 days a week, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Hands-On Home Inspection will also conduct a re-inspection, for a discounted fee. We well understand that buying or marketing a property is one of the largest financial and emotional investments that you can make. Go to http://www.handsonhomeinspection.com for more information....

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07/27/2016

NOT well at all, we never got that far unfortunately. I sought out a professional that was well rated (BBB/Angie's List) assuming that person would be professional and skilled at the very least. On my first attempt to reach the inspector, I called him to schedule an inspection time and got his VM (no live person answers) and I left a message (to date, NO return call). The next day assuming he was ...

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Home Inspection for a home we were purchasing.

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06/21/2016

Marc did an very thorough job of inspecting the home, the roof, foundation, etc...  Marc pointed out many issues that I never would have caught and saved me from making a very costly mistake.  The inspection report that he sent me was 61 pages long and color coded to let you know what needed to be addressed immediately and what could wait a while.  I will gladly use Marc again for my next home ins...

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Marc performed a home inspection for a property we were thinking of buy. 

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02/08/2016

As always, Marc arrived on time and did an absolutely wonderful job for us. His report was 52 pages long and had many color pictures to illustrate the problems he saw. Again he color-coded his remarks so that we knew which items we needed to bring up to the seller for him to repair before closing. All critical items were repaired by the seller. Both of the real estate agents were impressed with Ma...

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He did a complete home inspection for a new resale home for us. This is the second time we have used Marc to do a home inspection for us. The first time I reviewed him was in June of 2015.

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05/19/2015

OMG  It took him two hours because he was that thorough! He arrived right on time and after taking care of the preliminary paperwork he went right to work.  My husband followed him around for most of the inspection while he pointed out things that he felt needed to be addressed and while he took pictures of everything. Rick didn't go up on the roof or down in the crawlspace with Mark because he sa...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Mark provided us with a home inspection on a 2008 manufactured home that has approximately 1320 sq ft with a 160 sq ft unattached shed, that we are planning on purchasing as a second home. The price quoted included an Angie's List discount.

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11/04/2014

We knew this house needed work, but weren't sure where to begin. The home inspection report helped set the priorities. As a result of this home inspection, the flat roof was resealed, gutters installed, back yard re-graded to address drainage issues and the air conditioner was replaced. The inspector also alerted us to water damage in the living room ceiling that had not been disclosed by previous...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
This summer we moved into a house that had been a rental property for about 14 years. Hands-on Home Inspection provided a complete inspection of our house, both the interior and exterior. The final report identified problem areas plus close-up photo that zeroed in on the specific problem. Additionally, it included a color code system to indicate which things needed immediate attention and things that will need attention at a future date. 

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Services Offered

We over Home and commercial property inspections. We also perform roof assessments, pool/spa inspections, and mechanical equipment assessments.

Services Not Offered

Mold, Radon, & Lead Inspection. We are not certified as termite inspectors, but we do look for them.

General Information
Free Estimates
Yes
Payment Options
Check
Senior Discount
No
Emergency Service
No
Warranties
Yes