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I wanted to give my home its 20-year checkup and settled on Benjamin Clarke of Certified Building Inspections, and I'm sure glad I did! Ben was able to quickly fit me into his schedule and come at a time convenient to me on a Saturday. He was friendly and personable, and I was very impressed with the extent of his knowledge gained from his years as both a contractor who worked on homes as well as an inspector. His work was thorough, and he found a couple eye-opening problems that I will need to have looked at soon. His report (51 pages!) included detailed notes on problems found and suggested corrections, as well as thermal photos of leaks and cold spots to address. I am quite impressed with the quality of his work, and the price was an excellent bargain! Thanks, Brian!Apr 16, 2016VerifiedCertified Building Inspections LLC's reply
Hal, Thanks for selecting Certified Building Inspections!
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Of all the professionals I have come in contact, Ben really seems to love his work and it shows in all aspects of his work for me. Not only that, but he also enjoys sharing what he is inspecting and what he is finding with one, a truebrwarh of fresh air from this friendly and extremely well trained professional. I highly recommend him and his work!Jul 26, 2017Certified Building Inspections LLC's reply
Thank you very much Ms. T! It was my pleasure to meet with you at the lake house for your home inspection. I hope you will call me in the future with any questions or concerns you may have about your house. Of course, there is never any fee for cosultation service for as long as you own the home!. I appreciate your review and your kind words. Ben
I hired Ben with Certified Building Inspections to complete an inspection and radon test for a home we are trying to purchase. He was extremely responsive to my initial inquiry and was able to complete the inspection to meet my timeline. His pricing was very competitive with other companies I contacted. Upon arrival at the property, he explained how he would complete the inspection (outside/in, top/bottom, left/right) and asked if I had any questions. I felt he was very thorough and explained what he was looking for in each room. He made sure to point out areas needing attention but also highlighted what was done correctly with the house construction. I had the inspection report including pictures the same day and a revised report with the radon results and thermal images when the test was complete. His service also includes follow-up calls if you have maintenance questions while you own the house. Overall, Ben is an extremely genuine person who stands behind his work and I would not hesitate to hire him again.Jul 2, 2017Certified Building Inspections LLC's reply
Thanks Dan, it was my pleasure to work for you. I wish you and your family all the best in the future.
Ben was awesome to work with! He brought a professional can do attitude and gave valuable insight to home maintenance!Aug 13, 2019Verified
Ben is fantastic. On time, friendly, explained literally everything. Report came in 24 hours as promised. There is no other choice, but Ben. Thanks Ben! A+ ServiceJul 2, 2017VerifiedCertified Building Inspections LLC's reply
Thank you Jennifer, I appreciate the professional review of your Certified Home Inspection. Congratulations on your new home!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Pricing is determined by the type of inspection service requested. The inspection service could be a complete Energy Star rated home energy Audit, a home inspection including thermal-scan inspection, testing for Radon, lead based paint or mold. The size, age and location of the house also factors in determining the inspection fee. We provide free estimates over the phone so give Benjamin a call so we can talk about it.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I set an appointment with my client to meet at the subject property for the inspection. I review the scope of the inspection with my client and encourage them to accompany me on the inspection. As I go through the inspection I will explain to my clients the different components of their home, and how they work together to provide comfort and safety in the home. I will go over maintenance schedules to keep the home running smoothly and avoid costly repairs. I will bring to the attention of the client any items that are broken, unsafe or not performing as intended. I supply a computer generated written report, including pictures and explanations to the client within 24 hours. Find out how to prepare for a home inspection at my web site; CertifiedBuildingInspections.BIZ
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have 35 years experience in the residential and commercial construction field. I am a Certified Master Inspector and member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. I have completed literally thousands of hours of training in the past thirty years. I have passed the national home inspectors examination. I am required to complete 20 hours of continuing education every year as a member of INTERNACHI, and routinely complete over 200 annually.