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Work Completed Date:
February 04, 2011
Approximate Cost: 
$450.00
Description Of Work: 
Robert did a home inspection as well as a termite inspection for me on a home I am planning to buy. Because of the pre-Super Bowl ice storm, I had to pay a small travel charge for a second trip to complete the inspection.
Client Comments:
Robert was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and easy to work with from our first contact. He has many years of experience locally in the inspection business (nearly 20, if I reClient correctly), as well as an impressive background as a homebuilder in Southern California (again, for nearly 20 years) before relocating to Texas. I found him on Angie’s List and the reviews posted there made him look like a good candidate to inspect a 1995 home in Addison I wanted to buy. When the weather hit and it looked as if the inspection would have to be delayed, we were in touch by phone several times until we found a good time to start the inspection. He was prompt, thorough, and an invaluable resource to me in evaluating this home for purchase. He braved the icy roads and got all the interior inspection completed the first day. He left the home as clean as he found it, which was quite a feat considering all the ice and snow outdoors. He also e-delivered a interim report that evening. The option period was about to expire and the storm still hadn’t cleared — and he worked with me and my realtor to get to the house on the very first day weather permitted to inspect the exterior and to complete the termite report. On site, he answered every question I had. His report was the most thorough and understandable one I have ever received, and was on my desk before the next morning. His service seems to extend after the inspection — I received a nice checklist from his company in my email this morning, suggesting items to reClient as I move out from one place into another. He also had a good list of service people he recommends for different types of work. I used an engineer from his list to answer a question about the garage and the foundation, and this was also a good experience. I am a physician, and not an expert in building trades — and I am also in transition from living with a competent “handyman” type person to living alone — and Robert’s suggestions and findings were invaluable to me in creating a plan to make the house move-in ready. I have bought several homes in the past, but this was by far the most pleasant and the best inspection experience I have ever had. I am recommending Robert to everyone I know, and so is my realtor! She said she had never seen a home inspection done as well, as efficiently, or as thoroughly as Robert’s. I feel that I received service and advice far, far exceeding what I expected and got an amazing value for my money. After his inspection, I feel more confident about this home and its condition than any other home I have ever lived in.
What surprises came up during the course of the work? The killer ice storm
What words of advice would you give other Clients considering this contractor? If you want to know absolutely everything about the home you are buying, this is the inspector to use
What words of advice would you give this contractor? Keep up the good work
This is your space. Feel free to give us your two cents … Even if you are single, or ignorant about home maintenance, Robert is the inspector for you. If you are an expert in residential construction, he is STILL the inspector for you.