Homes change. Quality shouldn’t.

317-600-8111
Available by phone 24/7

License #HI02200025
ICA Certification #28353
InterNACHI Certification #NACHI22012404
MIBOR Member #46030

Did You Know?

-We Inspect:

Existing homes, new construction (phase inspections), infrared thermal inspections, pools, individual systems and more

-We Primarily Inspect:

In the evenings and on the weekends, so it’s easier for you to attend your inspection

-We Do Not Rush:

Our inspections to insure you get the best results

-We Guarantee:

Your digital report delivery within 24 hours of your inspection’s end, or we’ll give you $50 back

-We Typically Find:

Enough issues in every inspection that total at least the amount of the inspection fee in repair costs, adding instant value to your inspection

-We'll Buy Your Home:

At full purchase price if we miss anything during your inspection with our We’ll Buy Your Home Guarantee, backed by InterNACHI

-We Guarantee Our Honor:

With our $25,000 Honor Guarantee, backed by InterNACHI

-We See Things Other Inspectors Can't:

With our infrared thermal imaging technology and other advanced detection equipment

-We Are A Registered Repair Verification Company:

And are qualified to verify repairs performed on your property for all inquiring agencies

Homes change. Quality shouldn’t.

We’ve all heard the old adage “They don’t make things like they used to”. Homes are no exception, and we strongly believe that no matter how old or new your house is, the quality of your home should never be compromised. Not every old house that was “well-built” holds up through the years, and you’d be surprised how many newly-built homes get a jumpstart on the infamous long list of repairs right out of the gate. In a society that is constantly pushing to accomplish things faster, cheaper and more efficiently with cutting-edge methods, it’s never been easier for the best of us to miss the mark.  Whether you’re settling into the old or into the new, homes change, but quality shouldn’t.

That’s where we come in. Our job is to try to find those areas of your home that aren’t keeping up with that standard, so your safety, peace of mind, and hard-earned money don’t have to find them later. Our number one priority is your safety, savings and success in your home. While we strive to be as gracious as possible with everyone’s time, our duty is to provide a quality inspection. It’s because of this duty that we may take a little longer than other inspectors as we investigate your home. We also review all of our inspection photos and notes prior to sending you the report to insure we’ve caught everything. We still guarantee your digital report delivery within 24 hours of the inspection’s end, or you get $50 back!

We’re here for you at every step of your journey

New Construction "Phase" Inspections

We’re here for you when your house is being built. We perform “Phase” Inspections throughout the three major phases of home building (foundation/pre-pour, pre-drywall, and final walk-through). These may be the most important inspections you ever have, as they are likely to catch a majority of a home’s defects before they become bigger, concealed problems.

Whole House Inspections

We’re here for you when your house has stood the test of time and needs a check-up. We perform whole-house inspections from the top of the roof to the visible components of the foundation. The major systems covered in a whole-house inspection include, site conditions, exterior, roof, structural, insulation and ventilation, interior, electrical, cooling and heating, plumbing, fireplace and chimney, and kitchen.

Individual System Inspections

We’re here for you when you need a closer look at a particular area of your home and when individual systems of your home start to tire-out and show their age. We perform individual inspections for all systems that are covered in a whole-house inspection, as well as various ancillary services.

We Inspect On Short Notice!

Our unique schedule of inspecting in the evenings and on the weekends means when other inspectors are headed home for the evening or are enjoying their weekend off, we are heading out to inspect. In many cases, we may even be able to inspect the same day! We aren’t afraid of short notice inspections and if it’s possible, we’ll do everything we can to accommodate your precise needs!

How does an evening inspection work?

We typically schedule our evening inspections as early as 4:30pm and will schedule our latest evening inspection to start no later than 7:00pm, depending on the variables involved in the inspection. When we arrive, we inspect the exterior components such as the grounds, roof, siding and anything else that requires daylight, then we move to the interior of the home to complete the rest of the inspection. Evening inspections are ideal for houses that are currently uninhabited or where the owner is living somewhere else, and many of our short-notice inspections are evening inspections. As a member of the MIBOR Realtor Association, we are able to access the home for the inspection and lock-up when we are done at any time of day, so you and/or your realtor will not be required to attend unless you choose to!

What times do you inspect on the weekends?

We inspect from sun-up to sun-down (or later) on Saturdays, and from 12:00pm to sun-down (or later) on Sundays. 

What is included in a whole-house inspection?

-Our Whole-House Inspection is an inspection of your house from the top of the roof to the bottom-most visible components of the foundation, or anything that is visible, accessible and safe to inspect. During an inspection, we typically look at over 500 different items, and the average home consists of more than 10,000 parts across multiple systems. Breaking it down to a more manageable definition, our Whole-House-Inspection examines the major systems of the home, including: 
          -Lots and grounds
          -Foundation
          -Roof/attic
          -Exterior/siding
          -Interior
          -Structure
          -Electrical
          -Plumbing
          -HVAC (Heating/cooling system)
          -Crawlspace/basement
          -Kitchen appliances (major)

-All of our Whole-House Inspections utilize a number of advanced detection tools as needed, including:
          -Infrared Thermal Imaging
          -Moisture detection
          -Natural gas leak detection
          -Carbon monoxide leak detection
          -Crawlspace “scout” robotics
          -Electrical circuit analyzer
          -Water pressure gauge
          -GFCI and AFCI tester
          -Bootleg ground detection (bootleg ground’s are electrical receptacles that have been dangerously wired in a manner intended to fool an inspectors standard electrical testing equipment to avoid costly repair). 

-All of our Whole-House Inspections come with a $25,000 honor guarantee, backed by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), as well a 24 hour digital report delivery guarantee, or you get $50 back!

 -All of our Whole-House Inspections come with a “We’ll Buy Your Home Guarantee“. That’s right, you read that right. We will literally buy your home back from you, at full purchase price, if we miss anything during your inspection (backed by InterNACHI). 

Should I plan to attend the inspection?

While it isn’t a requirement to attend the inspection, it is extremely beneficial to do so, even if just for a portion of the inspection, or at the end. Home inspections can uncover a lot of confusing things, and home inspection reports can be overwhelming to process. The boogie man is never as scary as we make him out to be, and by attending the inspection, we can process through our findings with you and answer your questions in real time. No matter what you choose, we will always provide you with a detailed written report that includes pictures and other pertinent information, as well as follow up with you either in person or by phone to answer any questions you may have!

How long does a typical inspection take?

There are several factors that affect how long an inspection may take to complete. These include factors such as the age of the home, the square footage of the home, the number of defects discovered, the amount of add on services to the inspection, the amount of questions or information shared with you during the inspection (if you choose to attend) and more. Our number one focus is to provide you with a quality inspection. A home less than 1,000 square feet built within the last 20 years may take 2 hours or less to complete, whereas a large 5,000 square foot house that is 50 years old may take as long as 5 or 6 hours to inspect. We typically can complete an average home inspection in 3 to 4 hours or less.

Client Testimonials

“Paul inspected our home so we would know what we needed to repair in order to sell it. Paul was so thorough in his reporting, and supported his findings with detailed explanations. He let us know if a problem was critical, needed to be watched, or just a heads up. He takes so much pride in his inspecting and his final report had many, many pictures and detailed explanations to go with the pictures. His report was also filled with many positive comments about the condition of our home! We will use Paul again and all our friends and family will know about him!!”

-STEVE PORTER

“I’ve had the opportunity to observe Paul complete several jobs, and his attention to detail is second to none. In addition to his precision, Paul’s honesty and integrity set him apart from other companies. You can’t put a tag on trust.”

-DUSTIN CORNELIUS

“I can’t say enough good things about Paul!! After purchasing my home a few years back, I started noticing some things that seemed like they needed repair. Paul inspected my whole house and really helped shed light on what I needed to do. He was so kind and explained things in a way that I could easily understand. If you’re looking for a knowledgeable, thorough, friendly inspector that goes above and beyond, look no further. He was worth every penny!!   ”

-EMILY CATES

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Home office located in New Palestine, IN

317-600-8111

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