• Illinois Licensed Inspector # 050.0000005
  • Entity License # 051.0000005
  • Member of Illinois Inspector Advisory Board
  • Director, NAHI CRI NAHI Certified Real Estate Inspector
  • Director, Illinois Chapter of NAHI
  • Real Estate Advisory Board for Oakton Community College for the Alliance of Lifelong Learning
  • Continuing Education Instructor Illinois licensed continuing education instructor
  • Instructor Illinois-licensed course for Inspection Training Association and Oakton Community College for the Alliance of lifelong learning
  • In business since 1992

Choosing An Inspector

Ask your friends

If you have friends who have bought or sold a home recently, ask them if their inspector did a good job, and whether or not they'd hire that person again.

Ask your real estate agent

Agents deal with home inspectors every day, so they know who the good ones are.

Ask how long your home inspector has been in business and how many homes they have inspected.

I have been in business for 21 years and have inspected over 7,300 properties.

Check for professional memberships, licenses, and on-going training.

Credentialing varies from state to state, so ask about experience, continuing education, and whether or not your inspector has membership in The National Association of Home Inspectors.

Compare Services

Review the written disclaimers that the home inspector will be using in his report as well as the proposed scope of the inspection. Make certain all areas that are important to you (crawl spaces? the roof? drainage?) will be covered.