Houston - Galveston Home Inspection I Infrared Thermography
in the League City, Houston, Pearland, Friendswood, Galveston, Alvin, Deer Park, Seabrook & Many Other Areas!

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Houston Galveston Brazoria Area Home Inspection & Construction Consulting




Is your home inspector building code certified? Most likely not.

Welcome Home

Thank you for visiting. Jim been inspecting in the Houston & Galveston coastal areas for over 20 years and has over 21 years of homebuilding experience. Jim personally performs every inspection and does not sub-contract out to other inspectors you know nothing about. He will be there for you before, during and after the inspection.

We don't use a pre-determined checklist inspection because you can't pre-determine problems or property condition. What kind of inspection is that?

long-standing and proven inspection protocol provides you with a much more understanding of the property, its condition, the systems, and the kind of maintenance that will be necessary to keep it in good condition.

There are huge differences between home inspectors and reports. Like all professions or trades, the majority are rather mediocre. A percentage are spectacularly bad. An even smaller percentage are very, very good. You want one of the very best. Call Jim at 281.337.4052 today. Jim is often the first source for other inspectors and builders for questions and answers. As a TREC qualified training inspector Jim has a statewide structural inspection class he teaches for continuing education credits. Inspectors have had Jim inspect the homes they buy.

plumbingbootcracked1Jim's inspection is not just an inspection; it's an education. Clients keep coming back and they refer him to friends, relatives and coworkers. These people know the difference.

Imagine Having a Friend in the Real Estate & Construction Inspection Business

Once you hire Jim, you will. He’s available to answer questions about your home at any time after the inspection. Even years later. Can you remodel? Had storm damage? You’ve got a friend you can consult at any time.

Jim’s – No B.S. 100% Guarantee

Jim is so confident he'll satisfy your needs and save you money, he offers the following guarantee:

If you're not completely satisfied with our job at the end of the onsite inspection, you owe us nothing!  No disclaimers. No fine print. No bull!

Order Your Inspection today! Call me directly at (281) 337-4052.

What You Can Expect

• One of the regions most detailed inspectors and full code certified. Take the challenge!

• An inspector with actual homebuilding experience.

• An unbiased opinion free of influence from others. Rest assured you’ll get the real story about the home you’re buying.

• Home inspection reports can be indecipherable while others are "empty". Jim’s reports are easy to understand. You even get a detailed Summary that most builders and buyers want.

Reports include digital photographs of our choice.

• You’ll understand your new home. Jim’s inspections are meant to be educational. Ask any question.

• You’ll know what’s about to wear out. A 10 year old home with the original roof, water heater, appliances, and heating and cooling equipment may cost you $20,000.00 over the next few years. It may not be such a bargain unless you prepare and budget. Click here

• Consulting after the inspection. You’ll have a friend in the business. Jim is available to answer your questions any time after the inspection. Even years later.

No risk. Remember, If you're not completely satisfied with our job at the end of the onsite inspection, you owe us nothing!

Order Your Risk-Free Inspection Right Now

Call Jim at (281) 337-4052


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1-Year Warranty Inspection or Second Opinion
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Real Estate Inspections Are Not a Commodity.
They are absolutely not the same. Saving a few dollars can cost you. Price shopping for inspectors

Number 1 Complaint is Home Warranty Companies...
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Problems, Safety Hazards and Concerns in Homes .....Click here

TRCC here

ICC/IRC Combination Code Certified Inspector (Combination R-5)

   International Code Council (ICC) Residential Building Inspector
  International Code Council (ICC) Residential Electrical Inspector
International Code Council (ICC) Residential Mechanical Inspector
International Code Council (ICC) Residential Plumbing Inspector

Legacy Southern Building Code Congress International - SBCCI Combination Code Certified

Texas Dept. of Insurance - VIP Property Inspector 16708061031

Texas Real Estate Commission Professional Inspector 1646

Legacy - Texas Residential Construction Commission Inspector 1590- (Dispute Resolution Inspector)

Member of International Association of Certified Home Inspectors - InterNACHI 

InterNACHI - Certified Property Inspector

InterNACHI - Certified Home Energy Inspector

Texas Real Estate Commission Qualified Sponsoring Professional Inspector

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Providing professional real estate home inspection service in Galveston, Harris, Brazoria counties and area communities. Houston home inspection service area includes: Galveston, South and East Harris, East Fort Bend and West Chambers counties including the communities of League City, Friendswood, Pearland, Texas City, LaMarque, Dickinson, Sienna Plantation, Riverstone, San Leon, Bacliff, Kemah, Clear Lake Shores, Taylor Lake Village, Pasadena, Deer Park, LaPorte, Shoreacres, Seabrook, Hiitchcock, Santa Fe, Alvin, Manvel, Danbury, Liverpool, East Baytown.
Construction consulting, construction inspections, phase inspections.

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See if any inspector
is code certified for free. Most are not as certification is not required by the state to have a license here

Who's inspecting
your home?

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How Was Your Inspection?

If your inspection doesn't or didn't clearly pay for itself maybe you had the wrong inspector.

If your inspector knows nothing about coastal construction (Galveston, Brazoria, Chambers, part of Harris, etc.) requirements then what is he or she looking for?

Take the Challenge


Real estate home inspections

Resale, new construction,
1-year warranty inspections, second opinion inspections


Home Inspections since 1989; New


"Thank you so much for being an awesome person! You are a very thorough inspector and will be forever used and recommended in the future."
T & J - Pearland

"I inspect homes too but I wanted you to inspect mine"  
T.T. - Houston

After all these years of buying homes this was the first time I felt I knew what I was buying with your inspection" 
Dr. J.E. - Pearland

"The inspectors I've seen in the past do not provide even a percentage of what you provide"  V.M. - League City

"I wanted to thank you again for your detailed inspection
and excellent reports."
J.M. - Pearland

"On my last house the inspector told the agent that everything will be fine. The house wi
ll pass. The problem was he told her that before the inspection even started. I wasn't going to use that kind of inspector this time".
M.L. - League City

""The builder said he wouldn't have sold me the house knowing it was going to be inspected. I want to know what they are hiding".
H.N. - League City

"After your recent inspection of a one year old "as-is" foreclosed builder home we requested structural repairs. The bank saw the photos and the references to building codes and opted to repair than give thousands of dollars in price cuts; the leverage of your report gave us the stronger position."
S. P., Kemah

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Course/Class Schedules & Certifications ... click here

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Infrared here

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Learn about your home before it gets covered up

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