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Old 06-26-2007, 07:37 AM
 
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I just signed a contract for a house in Madison and I need a recommendation for a very thorough Home Inspection company. I really want someone who is very stringent and unbiased.
Thanks in Advance!!!
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Old 06-26-2007, 08:28 AM
 
Location: North Alabama
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Jade Home Inspection, 256-536-5233, did a prompt, thorough, and professional pre-listing inspection for us when we were selling my father's home. They picked up on all the deficiencies that I was aware of plus several which I was clueless on. That said, and as you are doubtless already aware, almost all home inspectors are dependent upon repeat business from real estate brokers and that relationship can perhaps sometimes effect the professionalism with which they conduct their inspection. A home warranty in addition to an inspection is always a good idea in my opinion.
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:32 AM
 
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Milke Dove was ours 256-533-4776 . He did a great job and sent us our inspection via e-mail probably within 2 hours. Do you a name for Radon testing too?
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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Eddie, from Safeguard Home Inspections. He does most of my inspections for my buyers and is wonderful! He is a full time Fire Fighter in Madison as well, so he tends to look for ANY and all issues. Buyers love him, sellers, not so much
I've used him 5 times in the last 2 months and he was the best! He emails the report back, typically same day.

Safeguard Home Inspections
26900 Merlin Circle
Ardmore, TN 38449
(931) 427-6726
(256) 656-1183
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:54 PM
 
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We have used Bill Loden on two homes in the past few years. Last time we used him, he was on the only certified home inspector in the county. Here is his web-site: Insight Home Inspection. He can even do thermal imaging now for insulation leaks and water damage - pretty cool stuff!
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:26 PM
 
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I used Matt @ England Home Inspections (256-429-8622) for my inspection when I bought my house in Huntsville. He was licensed, insured, the whole works. He even found out that my ventless gas insert was putting out Carbon Monoxide. He's been doing it a long time and was really nice. I really liked his attention to safety issues and the major issues. The last one worried me to death over small things that really didn't matter much. Matt told me what was important and what was not so much. I would recommend him.
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:39 PM
 
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Bill Loden the only certified inspector in the county? That's never been the case. Mike Dove and Bill Payne were two of the first in the state and they are still in Madison county. Jim England, Matt England's father and also an inspector, was also one of the first in the state. These guys have been around since the 80's.
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Old 11-20-2008, 04:51 PM
 
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Bill Loden the only certified inspector in the county? That's never been the case. Mike Dove and Bill Payne were two of the first in the state and they are still in Madison county. Jim England, Matt England's father and also an inspector, was also one of the first in the state. These guys have been around since the 80's.
I stand corrected on Bill being the only one. Do not see the two you mentioned, however. Here is the list of fully certified inspectors from ashi.org:

Stephen F. Handback
The Hometeam Inspection Service
(256) 325-4541

Bill Loden
Insight Building Inspection
(256) 464-7060

David Arrington
Valley Home Inspections
(256) 532-2216

Philip Fraley
Adobe, Inc. - DBA AmeriSpec Home Inspection Svc.
(256) 830-6801

Jim Keeling
(256) 656-3322

Keith Collins
Pride Home Inspection
(256) 882-1551

Robert R Barnes III
Best Home Inspections LLC
(256) 797-2378

A.H. (Butch) Hutchison P.E.
Hutchison Construction & Inspection Services, LLC
(256) 508-9242

Wesley Carlisle
Carlisle Home Inspections
(256) 751-0506

Dennis Monk
Home Review Inspections, Inc.
(256) 778-0655
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Old 11-21-2008, 04:59 PM
 
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Home inspectors are licensed by the Alabama Building commission not ASHI. The link to the building commission where I found Mr. England is Inspector Search . Just enter the info and boom, you get them all. ASHI is just one of many organizations that gives certifications but licensing is through the state.
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:45 PM
 
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Home inspectors are licensed by the Alabama Building commission not ASHI. The link to the building commission where I found Mr. England is Inspector Search . Just enter the info and boom, you get them all. ASHI is just one of many organizations that gives certifications but licensing is through the state.
Cool! Good to know.
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