Houston - Galveston Home Inspections I Coastal Inspector I Infrared Thermography I IRC Code Certified

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Professional Custom &
Detailed Reports with
Digital Photographs



Qualifications: Profile & Background

We are a state licensed professional real estate inspection services company committed to providing thorough, detailed and objective home inspections on behalf of you, our client.
We are more than a simple TREC licensed inspector.

The TREC standard is only a minimum. It is not "good", "better" or "best" inspection standard.

We are the one you want when purchasing
a property.



The TREC Minimum Inspection Standards of Practice are based on codes and standards. If your inspector is not ICC Combination Code Certified then what is he/she looking for?

Without references and documenation for the line items in your report all you get is a unsubstantiated opinion from ....whom?

Quite a few buyers gamble up to a half million dollars and more on someone selected for them by others. Think about it.


21 + years home building experience

Construction Management

Construction Specifications


A 2011 national survey showed that 82.2% of home inspectors are not code certified (building and mechanical). (ASHI)

Texas does not require home inspectors to be code certified so few are. That takes a lot of time and money. The TREC license is a simple business license; not a certification or guarantee. In essence, many self-employed inspectors may not be qualified and may not know what a defect or deficiency is.

A paid for certification from a member (club) association is not a building and mechnical code certification from the International Code Council.


Documented Reporting

Honest and Unbiased


ICC/IRC Combination Code Certified R5 Inspector - 5188826
(ICC) Residential Building Inspector
(ICC) Residential Electrical Inspector
(ICC) Residential Mechanical Inspector
(ICC) Residential Plumbing Inspector

Southern Building Code Congress International
SBCCI Combination Code Certified, Legacy

County (IRC) Building Inspections - Texas HB2833

Texas Dept. of Insurance
Residential Property Inspector 16708061031

Texas Real Estate Commission
Professional Inspector

Texas Real Estate Commission
Licensed Continuing Education Instructor for Inspectors 23

Texas Real Estate Commission
Qualified Sponsoring Professional Inspector

Texas Residential Construction Commission Inspector
Combination Code Certified, Dispute Resolution Inspector; Legacy

(Nationally) Certified Master Inspector, CMI
Master Certified Inspector Certification Board, Inc.

Texas Professional Real Estate Inspectors Association #435 -MI

Coastal Inspections; Bulkheads, Piers, Docks, Boat Houses

Member of International Association of
Certified Home Inspectors - InterNACHI 

InterNACHI - Certified Property Inspector (CPI)

InterNACHI - Certified Home Energy Inspector

Infrared Thermography Certified

Builder 21+ years


Residential Construction Inspector & Consultant

Real Estate Inspection Audits & Litigation Support

National Author - "Understanding and Complying with Title X in Real Estate"; (Public Law 102-550, October 28, 1992); ©    copyright 1996, James L. Hime, CSI, EAC; Library of Congress ISSN 1090-6789 [Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992]

National Speaker, Environmental Assessment Conference; Las   Vegas;
Co-Speaker, U.S. EPA; Niton Corp.

National Speaker- National Assn. of Master Real Estate   Appraisers; New Braunsfels, Tx (Property Condition and Environmental)

U.S. Kelly AFB, San Antonio, Tx; X-Ray Flourescent Spectrum Analyzer Training, Niton Corp.

UTMB Health Science Center, Occupational Training/Instruction;
X-Ray Flourescent Spectrum Analyzer


Continuing Client Services

Thermal Infrared Imaging after a storm

Access to great windstorm engineers for repairs or construction

Construction Specifications for most remodel, repair or construction projects

Check before and after a storm

Periodic property checks

Contractor inspections

Storm Inspections







Steve P. - Kemah

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.

Jay D. - Manvel

The builders 3rd party inspector represents the builder as the "smoke and mirror" guy. He tried but you simply blew him away. Buyers have no idea how bad these guys lie.



Specialty Inspection Areas for Second Opinion Inspections:
Beaumont to Corpus Christi/Alice to (north) south of Austin
Must be scheduled in advance. Requires interview.

League City Home Inspections • Tiki Island & Bayou Vista Home Inspections

Texas City Home Inspections •
Pearland Home InspectionsBeach House Inspections

Galveston Home Inspections • Seabrook Home Inspections • Dickinson Home Inspections

• Alvin Home Inspections •
Houston Home Inspections • Treasure Island Home Inspections

• Surfside Home Inspections • Freeport Home Inspections •
Galveston County Inspections

• Brazoria County Inspections • Baytown Home Inspections •
Coastal Inspections

County (all counties) IRC Construction Inspections

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, Galveston, 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 and other areas.
Construction consulting, construction inspections, phase inspections.

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There is no warranty, expressed or implied with use of this web site.
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What do experts say about using full IRC code certified inspectors?

From Aaron in Garland, Texas

"Inspecting new home construction is not for amateurs or even state-licensed resale home inspectors. This is an extremely complex profession that requires an enormous pool of knowledge and experience from which to draw.

The residential building codes in Texas consist of literally thousands of pages of technical documents intended to legislate the minimal building standards for homes in this state.

Hiring a non-certified inspector? You could save the money and do the inspection yourself with the same lackluster and potentially dangerous results."

Home Inspections since 1989; New
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