Client Testimonials

ANGIES LIST COMMENTS:2008 Super Service Award

Report Date: January 28, 2009

 
Hire Again:Yes
Approximate Cost:$900.00
Description Of Work:
2 home inspections for single family homes 1700 - 2000 sq ft
Member Comments:
Steve conducted two home inspections for us recently while we were in the process of purchasing a home in San Francisco's Sunnyside neighborhood. We found him through asking a friend of ours, who is a green builder, to recommend a good inspector. She told us we should go with someone who has CREIA certifications. We ended up selecting Steve because he has all possible credentials and he also has several good Yelp reviews as well as a professional website. We were very impressed with Steve's attention to detail during both inspections. In the first house, he noticed that the fire box had fallen and would need replacing. He also noticed some problems with the foundation. In the second house, he immediately noticed sub-standard plumbing done during an un-permitted renovation. Specifically, the drain for a couple bathrooms - including toilets - was an exposed pipe draining into the garage floor drain hidden underneath and behind the furnace and water heater. This was a very important detail to us since repairing this plumbing will be a job on the order of 25 - 30K. I think another inspector who was moving more quickly and not paying close enough attention to detail could have missed this big problem. We would recommend Steve without hesitation, and in the future if we need to have more inspections again, we will definitely re-hire Steve. He is very detailed in inspecting homes and writing up a clear report. He is also very personable and clear in communicating issues.

Page Of Happiness Nominee

Overall A
Price A
Quality A
Responsiveness A
Punctuality A
Professionalism A




Report Date: October 28, 2008
 
Hire Again:Yes
Approximate Cost:$475.00
Description Of Work:
Steve came out and performed our home inspection for the purchase of a home.
Member Comments:
Steve took special care in describing the process of his home inspection, along with careful explanations on what was expected and important for the potential purchase of a foreclosed home. As first time home buyers, we were very nervous about the condition of the home and we have heard about the pitfalls of bad inspections. We went with On Site Inspections based off the glowing reviews on Angie's List. Absolutely would hire him again and recommend him to anyone looking for a thorough and honest inspection of their home. His professional opinions on the areas where we needed further inspection were extremely close to the final inspections done by other folks. Foundation? Check. Electrical? Check. Simply an awesome experience!
Page Of Happiness Nominee 

Overall A
Price A
Quality A
Responsiveness A
Punctuality A
Professionalism A


 



Report Date: August 25, 2008
 
Hire Again:Yes
Approximate Cost:$710.00

Description Of Work:
Steve performed a home and pest inspection on our rental home, which we intend to purchase.
Member Comments:
Steve was able to get us in the next day due to a cancellation. He was extremely helpful over the phone when I first called, arrived on time and completed a full inspection with my husband and our two toddlers in tow. He was thorough, practical and explained everything while he went through the process. Bonus points for his excellent demeanor with our kids. Steve had our professional report ready the next morning (a Saturday) and called to make sure we had received it via email and to ask if we had any questions. The whole process was painless, educational and pleasant. We cannot recommend him highly enough and will certainly pass his name along to friends.

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Overall A
Price A
Quality A
Responsiveness A
Punctuality A
Professionalism A



Report Date: August 08, 2008
Work Done:
 
Hire Again:Yes
Approximate Cost:$750.00

Description Of Work:
Inspected house and performed pest inspection on my childhood home that I recently inherited. I'm remodeling it and adding on and plan on moving in after that, and wanted to see what shape the house is in before we started any work. A detailed written report was submitted to us on-line within 24 hours.
Member Comments:
Steve arrived right on time, was very personable and friendly. He explained his findings during the inspection. I asked him lots of questions about remodeling, etc. and he was very willing to share his experience and thoughts. He pointed out that the furnace model currently installed was a potential fire hazard and referred me to a website to read about it. He was a pleasure to deal with!

Page Of Happiness Nominee

 
Overall A
Price B
Quality A
Responsiveness A
Punctuality A
Professionalism A