About Your Hawaii Island Home Inspector
Tom Burgess, Board Certified Master Inspector
Why choose Pacific Inspection Group for your Hawaii Island Home Inspection?
Great question! Here’s why: I work for you-ONLY. I do not owe any loyalty to your realtor, or any realtor, for that matter. Most of the time the realtor will recommend you get a home inspection–which is good. They will hand you a list of home inspectors, usually 3 to choose from. On that list, you will find inspectors that pay $300 to $1000 a year to join certain associations mostly realtor associations. I do not pander or join those associations since my business comes from buyers like you. Taking those steps to buy a house making one of the biggest investments a person can make. Do you really want the companies that pay for these associations to inspect your investment?
I can assure you that when it’s inspected by me, you will get the honest truth with no fluff. It isn’t always what you want to hear, but it is what you need to know. I do not overstate or understate, I just give you the facts to make the informed decision. We are totally independent and working for you. Realtors and associations do not influence us!
My Promise To You
Choosing the right home inspector can be difficult. Each has different qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods, and pricing. And unlike most professionals, you may not have the opportunity to meet me in person until after you hire me, so you must make your decision based on the information you see here on this website, and by talking to me on the phone.
One thing for sure is that a home inspection requires work, a lot of work. Ultimately, a thorough inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector’s own effort.
If you honor me by permitting me to inspect your new home, I assure that I will give you my very best effort.
This I promise you.
- I have several years experience in residential and commercial inspection.
- I am a certified Master Inspector having inspected over 6000+ properties.
- I was a building inspector for the city of Chicago.
- I am a member in good standing of NACHI.
- I am a member in good standing with IAQ2 certified for Hawaii Mold Inspection
- I fulfill 60 hours of continuing education every year to maintain my certifications.
- I am certified and insured to perform residential and commercial property inspections in Hawaii.
- I generate easy to read inspection reports
- I am available on Saturdays.
- If you have any questions after moving into your new home, I am only a phone call away.
- I carry E&O insurance
What Our Clients Say
“I felt very confident in my decision to buy a home as a result of Pacific Inspection Group’s thorough inspection. Tom arrived early before everyone. I was concerned that he would be overwhelmed by our presence, but Tom took it all in stride. He politely asked us to let him look around the home and its exterior by himself and promised to return and take us around to talk about the details of his inspection. He took the time to identify the major defects & patiently answered all my questions. He assured me that his report would cover everything we spoke about. We were with him a good two hours and there wasn’t a hint of annoyance.
There were no scare tactics or pushes to use his contacts for contracting work and he even suggested timelines for repair (“beyond due for repair” vs. “in the next five to eight years”, etc.), which was very helpful in renegotiating an offer on the house. His verbal report was just as thorough as the written report, which followed via email (with pictures)! The reporting was beyond what I had expected and Tom was very professional. Best of all, I was told we could call any time – even years from now – for any follow up questions regarding the inspection and photos, which will be helpful as we make repairs and improvements down the road.
I highly recommend Tom & Pacific Inspection Group’s services without reservations!”
Dr Cally L Adams
6/29/13 Inspection Date
Our Service Area
CAPTAIN COOK 96710, HAKALAU 96719 HAWI, 96720 HILO, 96721 HILO, 96725 HOLUALOA 96726 HONAUNAU, 96727 HONOKAA, 96728 HONOMU, 96737 OCEAN VIEW, 96738 WAIKOLOA, 96739 KEAUHOU, 96740 KAILUA KONA, 96743 KAMUELA, 96745 KAILUA KONA, 96749 KEAAU, 96750 KEALAKEKUA, 96755 KAPAAU, 96760 KURTISTOWN, 96764 LAUPAHOEHOE, 96771 MOUNTAIN VIEW, 96772 NAALEHU, 96773 NINOLE, 96774 OOKALA, 96776 PAAUILO, 96777 PAHALA, 96778 PAHOA, 96780 PAPAALOA, 96781 PAPAIKOU, 96783 PEPEEKEO, 96785 VOLCANO.
We are fully insured with $1,000,000 E&O and General Liability, it covers referring agents as well. You are also covered with our buyback guarantee.