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  • C
    CHN INSPECTIONS LLC
    Charles did a good job except for one issue that led me to give him an overall grade of C.  It would have been an F, had it not been for the manner in which he handled it, which was very professional.

    Specifically, while he provided a detailed and comprehensive report, he missed one important issue that ended-up costing us about $2+k.  Specifically, the house basement had suffered some water damage and while the wall through which the leak had occurred had been fixed and water-proofed, the water had also damaged some of the joists underneath the kitchen floor, which had in turn resulted in settling of the kitchen floor on one side because the part of the joists resting on the supporting wall were rotten.

    This issue was picked up immediately by two of the contractors we were getting bids from to redo the kitchen, and who stated that they would not be able to start on the job until this structural problem had been corrected.

    Charles offered to stop by the house to check the issue after we had the basement ceiling opened up to check the damage.  His view after looking at the problems was that this was the type of issue that were to be expected in older houses (the house was built around 1920), and was more a cosmetic issue than a structural one.  However, given that the problem prevented the renovation of our kitchen and required some structural fixes to replace the rotten part of the joists and ensure that the new kitchen floor would remain level, I felt that this was more than a cosmetic issue and that at the very least we would have wanted to be made aware of this issue in the home inspection report.

    To Charles' credit, when I expressed my unhappiness at not having been notified through the report of what I considered to be a major problem (after all, it ended-up costing us over $2k), he offered to refund us the $800 of the inspection.  I appreciated this even if it did not cover the cost of the fix.  

    So, my rating of C is primarily for not catching what I felt was an important issue as part of the inspection he did.  Except for that arguably important item, he was professional and thorough.



    - Roch G.
  • A
    STL Home Inspection Services
    Using STL Home Inspector Services was the best decision I made when buying our home.
    I think it's important to remember that in the whole buying process, the home inspector is the only person on "your team" -- not the lender and certainly not your agent.  I was buying a very old house (1930s era construction) so I knew I needed someone very thorough --  my real estate agent recommended a friend of hers, in hindsight I am very glad I didn't use someone who would breeze through this process.  Steve and his team, on the other hand, patiently inspected every inch of the house, asked questions I never would have thought to ask, and made very detailed notes of all irregularities in the house.
    With the age of the house, they recommended an additional structural engineer's report -- and they even stuck around (far past their expected finishing time) to compare their findings with the engineer.  In the end we used all of their notes and suggestions in renegotiating closing costs -- Steve and his team saved us thousands of dollars.
    It would be "easier" to go with a low cost inspector that tells you everything is great in your new house -- but trust me you will be happier if you are aware of, and compensated for, any potential issues down the road.
    - Patch D.
  • F
    Buyers Protection Group (BPG)
    Tyler rushed through our inspection. He told us he had 3 home inspections that day.   Tyler missed several big items that he should have caught. He would not explain things to us when he was there.  He just wanted our money and wanted to get out.  When I went to try to resolve our issues with BPG they were rude and refuse to fix the problem.  I would never use Tyler Mahely or BPG.  He clearly just wants the sale to close and will give a "soft" inspection report so the buyers go through with the purchase and the agent gets his commission.  Clearly our real estate agent arranged for the inspection.  When I asked BPG the nature of the relationship between Mr. Mahley and our real estate agent they refused to answer my question.
    - Taylor K.
  • A
    ARCHITECTIVE HOME INSPECTION LTD
    He was prompt, very professional and completely thorough.  He has broad knowledge and wants to be sure that you understand what he is doing and suggesting. 
    I would highly recommend using this person!
    - Judith L.
  • A
    ARCHITECTIVE HOME INSPECTION LTD
    We gave a Mike a really short notice, but he responded and acted timely and get everything settled. He is patient in explaining the house system, so we learned the functions of the house components. He did a great job in his comprehensive analysis and the report runs into every corner. We are very satisfied with his service and appreciate his help.
    - yi l.
  • A
    SmartHouse Heating & Cooling
    They came to my condo and informed me that the set up wouldn't work for that Deal since I don't have a basement or an attic. They did look around, however, to see if there as anything else they could do for me and I pointed out two things that needed done. They said they would send me a bid for the items I pointed out. I am waiting to get the bid and a few others before I make my final decision, but they did leave me with a good impression. They were very respectful of me and my property, and they were very knowledgable and very nice.
    - Barbara B.
  • A
    CHN INSPECTIONS LLC
    Mr. Nance was professional, punctual, and careful, and spent all the time I needed explaining what he would do, and once he had completed his inspection, what he had found and his recommendations.  I was completely satisfied with his services and would certainly call upon him in the future.
    - Ken M.
  • A
    FARRELL HOME INSPECTIONS INC
    Rich Farrell performed an extremely thorough and insightful inspection of a house I'm purchasing. Rich had inspected a house for me just a few weeks earlier, but that deal fell through. I was as pleased with this second experience as I was with the first. Rich spent 4-5 hours inspecting the 3500 sq. foot house. He discovered several problems that a previous inspector had missed just a few months earlier (the house changed hands twice with those few months). Rich's knowledge of construction is truly encyclopedic! I only gave Rich a B on price because others are cheaper. But Rich's services are well worth the higher price.
    - Nicholas A.
  • A
    FARRELL HOME INSPECTIONS INC
    Mr. Farrell was extremely thorough in inspecting the house we were considering purchasing. We have engaged four different home inspectors in California and Massachusetts and rate Mr. Farrell among the top two. He is very knowledgeable about local soil conditions, about issues with older homes, and about many, many other aspects of construction. Because the house in question had a hard tile roof, he examined it with binoculars only, but was still able to offer an informed assessment. Mr. Farrell took approximately four hours to inspect at 2400 square foot house. He provided a detailed, word-processed report, and spent perhaps another hour on the phone with us to offer advice on the purchase. Mr. Farrell has our highest recommendation. The "B" rating we gave on price only means that he was a bit more expensive than others we checked with. But the quality of his service more than compensates for the higher price.
    - Nicholas A.
  • A
    ACE Home Inspection
    Fantastic. Very professional and knowledgeable. Took lots of pics and put information on his lap top, and gave me a printout right there and then sent me a nice bounded book in a few days. Bob was very thorough.
    - BILL B.
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