Hansen Home Inspections - Licensed Home Inspector
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Hired 15 times
5 years in business
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John performed a thorough inspection of a 95+ year old brick home. He was on time, professional and explained issues with the property clearly. He was very thorough. He was flexible on scheduling which I appreciated with our busy schedule. His attention to detail in person and in his report allowed for us to move forward in our decision process.Mar 27, 2017Verified
John performed a thorough inspection in an extremely professional manner. He was able to accommodate a last minute special request without charging anything extra and offering a very valuable deal for the time and effort it took him. Definitely recommend to anyone considering a home inspection with John.Aug 10, 2019
I hired Mr. Hansen to inspect a home I was considering to purchase. He promptly and honestly responded to several qualifying questions which confirmed his qualifications and experience. At the site, he had an eye for details most inspectors would miss - especially decks! He takes pride in his work and took his time to make sure nothing was missed. In fact, he came back a second time just to reconfirm his measurements and maintain credibility with all stakeholders. The report took a few iterations but came out perfect in the end. I would trust his service again and would highly recommend him to others as well.Apr 15, 2018
I needed an immediate Sunday inspection on a property and John came to the rescue! He spent a full 2 hours and was very thorough. I would definitely recommend him to my friends.Sep 10, 2019Verified
John was great. He explained everything and was very thorough. He allowed plenty of time for questions and knew what he was talking about. I had another inspection with a different inspection and John was a complete breath of fresh air when comparing the two. He was reasonably Priced and was very punctual! If I ever need another inspection, John is the way to go!Jul 26, 2019Verified
License Type: Home Inspector (IL)
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?The pricing for home inspections is based on $0.15 per square foot of living space for homes over 2,000 square foot. A $300 minimum applies. The square footage must include any finished basement area which is not always included in the real estate listing. I will gladly re-quote a price if you have any concerns about the accuracy of the square footage. Other additional items are wood decks and other outbuildings such as detached garages or storage sheds are not in the base price. The age of the home is also a factor. Homes over 50 years old are slightly higher. The location of the home can be a factor if it is greater than 30 miles from St. Charles, IL. Radon testing is an additional $200 coordinated with a separate Radon inspection firm. Payment can be made by cash, check, or PayPal at the time of the inspection. For newly constructed residential homes, please call for a free consultation on my new construction inspection and consulting services. New construction may require additional inspections such as a rough framing inspection, a pre-drywall inspection, and the review of your selected options. My pricing is average or slightly below average. When you ask for an estimate, please remember that every Home Inspector that you ask to send an estimate must pay Thumbtack to send you that estimate. When you are looking for the lowest cost, please choose other Pros. My pricing is average and lower than some Home Inspectors in the Chicago area.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We will have one or more phone conversations prior to the inspection. I will ask about any special concerns that my clients might have that I could include in the base fee. Extra services that may be beyond the normal scope of a home inspection will require additional fees which will be known and listed in the Inspection Agreement. I can also make referrals and coordinate the inspections for special situations such as Radon Inspections. A written or electronic agreement will be signed prior to the inspection. This can be done by email, or in person at the beginning of the inspection. Inspections can be as short as 1 to 2 hours for very small ranch style homes without a basement. Medium sized homes can take 2 to 3 hours. And some of the largest homes could take 4 or 5 hours. I would like for the client to be on site for most or all of the inspection so that I can show them what I see as issues and they may ask questions at that time. This may not always be possible, so follow-up phone calls are always welcome after the client reads their report.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?My State of Illinois Home Inspector license is #450.011545 which expires on 12-1-2020 The training and testing requirements for this license are established by the State of Illinois. I am a Certified Professional Inspector and a member of the International Association of Certified Home inspectors. (InterNACHI) I am a LEED AP which means LEED Accredited Professional. This is a professional accreditation from the US Green Building Council. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. I am also an Illinois State Certified Weatherization Assessor.