Certified home inspector
Veteran Owned and Operated
Fully Licensed and Insured
I inspect homes as if I am moving my family into them. As a independent sole-proprietor licensed and insured home inspector, I provide my clients with unbiased, accurate, and affordable inspections that enables you to confidently decide on the biggest financial decision you will ever make.
I inspect homes throughout the SW area of Washington State. I only schedule one inspection per day so I can focus on your house, unlike other inspectors who conduct 2-3 inspections per day in less than 2 hours each (check the block inspectors, bare minimum). I usually take anywhere between 3-4 hours to complete an inspection and will have the digital report with pictures to you within 24 hours.
I conduct the following types of inspections:
After the inspection is completed, a comprehensive narrative digital report with pictures will be given to you within 24 hours by your home inspector with recommendations to resolve the issues.
Your report will cover the following areas:
Interior, Doors and Windows
Fireplaces, Stoves, Chimneys and Flues
Bathrooms, Laundry and Sinks
Attic and Roof Structure
Garage or Carport
Heating, Ventilation and Cooling
I conduct a complete Infrared (IR) thermography inspection of your home.
Unlike most inspectors who just spot check areas.
A picture says a thousand words! Infrared thermography is the only diagnostic technology that lets you instantly visualize anomalies, such as detecting energy waste, moisture, and electrical issues, that are hidden behind walls, ceilings, and floors.
The best method is to traverse the roof (walk it), but not all roofs can be traversed safely due to excessive height, roof pitch (steep), weather (slippery conditions), or the roof material might be fragile (roof covering type). Many inspectors just view from the ground and call it a day. I am able to give you a second option when the before mentioned situations are present that is greatly better than viewing from the ground. By deploying a drone, I can give you a very detailed inspection within minutes, or you can use the other guys who just check the box with the bare minimum, if that.
If you are selling or buying a manufactured home, then most likely a foundation certification will be required. For all FHA and VA loans, an engineer's foundation certification is required that states that the home is placed on a permanent foundation that complies with the "HUD Permanent Foundation Guide for Manufactured Homes", dated 1996 by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
We have partnered with the engineers at Foundation Certifications to provide a turn-key foundation certification service to you. You may place your order online by going to http://www.FoundationCerts.com/order.
Greg Stephens (First Sergeant, US Army Retired), MBA
WA State Licensed Home Inspector #2232
Manufactured Home Foundation Inspector
Certified Residential Thermographer (IR Scanning)
FAA Certified Unmanned Aircraft Systems Airman (Drone Pilot) #4480146
WA State Certified Veteran Owned Business
Federally Certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE)