About A Handy Home Inspector

Fast Efficient Same Day Service and Reporting

48 Hour Inspection Turn Around

LEADER IN HOME INSPECTION SERVICES IN SW FLORIDA

 

Locally owned and operated in Cape Coral, Florida, A Handy Home Inspector is a licensed Home Inspection Service Company #HI1845 and a State licensed Building Contractor #CBC1252955. You can rest assured knowing that we have superior knowledge of building components as mandated by the State of Florida. In addition, we have over 10 years in the building industry and with over 10,000 inspections completed, we would be happy to serve you!

Our company is a multi-inspector service provider working with a team approach. As a result, Building Inspections are completed by 2 inspectors for fast, efficient same day service and reporting.

With a team of 20+ on staff, A Handy Home Inspector is capable of a 48-hour inspection turn around!

A Handy Home Inspector is 5 Star Rated

FIVE STAR RATED

Inspection Reports

ON SITE, WEB OR E-MAIL REPORTS, COMPLETE WITH DIGITAL IMAGING AND HD VIDEO

Full Service Inspections by A Handy Home Inspector

FULL SERVICE

state-of-the-art inspection tools

PROFESSIONAL & FULLY EQUIPPED TRUCKS WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART TOOLS

A Handy Home Inspector is a locally owned company

INDEPENDENTLY AND LOCALLY OWNED – NOT A FRANCHISE

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING

READY TO SCHEDULE YOUR INSPECTION?

Our friendly staff is standing by and is ready to serve all of your inspection needs.

MEET OUR TEAM

BOB CANTU

OWNER

FISH LOCHARY

FIELD MANAGER

ANITA FOSTER

OPERATIONS MANAGER

AUSTIN HARRISON

HARRISON’S PEST CONTROL OWNER

JENA AMODEA

MARKETING MANAGER

DANIELE PAYNE

HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATOR

WEYLIN MABBITT

ASSISTANT INSPECTOR

RYAN WAMBOLT

LEAD INSPECTOR

DAVID VOGEL

LEAD INSPECTOR

ADRIAN STREy

LEAD INSPECTOR

JILL O’CONNOR

ASSISTANT INSPECTOR

BEFORE YOU HIRE AN INSPECTOR

7 IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE SCHEDULING AN INSPECTION

 

1. HIRE SOMEONE WHO WILL WORK FOR YOU AND ONLY FOR YOU.

The home inspector’s duty is to act as an objective third party and provide accurate, pertinent information about the home so that his client, usually a buyer, can have a clear picture from which to make informed decisions. He should not try to influence the client against a property, but neither should he soft-peddle or minimize serious problems in an effort to “keep the deal together.” Be sure your inspector knows you are his client and is prepared to represent your interests exclusively.

2. CHOOSE AN INSPECTIOR WITH REAL CREDENTIALS.

As a State Qualified General Contractor in FL License # CBC1252955, You can rest assured we did not get licensed over a weekend.

3. AVOID “NEW HOME INSPECTORS”

Ask your Inspector how long they have been licensed to inspect homes. Lets face it , if they have been recently licensed they are practicing on your most valuable asset. We have inspected over 2500 homes.

4. DON’T SHOP PRICE ONLY.

Money is tight for most people and especially so in the midst of buying a home. However, it is possible to be penny-wise and pound-foolish. It is difficult for an inexperienced new inspector to compete with established businesses. Because the rookie inspector is neither as experienced nor as well trained, bargain basement pricing is the only positive comparison he can make. But if you pay $100 less for an inspection that fails to disclose serious problems, did you really save $100? The low-priced inspection is likely being offered by an inexperienced inspector and could cost you much, much more in the long run. Our pricing is fair and reasonable and is based on the real costs of operating this business properly, not based on trying to get our foot in the door.

5. PLAN TO ATTEND YOUR INSPECTION.

There is no doubt that your home inspection would proceed more quickly without your presence. As a result, some inspectors will tell you it is not important for you to attend. We disagree. You will get much more benefit from the inspection if you are present. You are able to see first-hand the concerns identified in the report and you can ask questions to be sure you fully understand the implications. The inspector can show you how to operate systems and explain anything that is unusual. If at all possible, be there.

6. HIRE A GOOD COMMUNICATOR.

Unless you are fairly knowledgeable about houses and their systems, there are likely to be things that should be explained to you. Some inspectors, while technically well-trained, are either not willing or not able to explain things in a way that makes sense to you. You cannot make good use of the information in a home inspection if you do not understand it. Be sure your inspector is willing and able to communicate information to you.

7. BE SURE THE REPORT WILL BE SPECIFIC AND INFORMATIVE.

Consider the following example: “There may be rot in some of the windows and/or window trim. See the window in the southeast bedroom for an example of this concern.” Believe it or not, there are inspection reports that use just that kind of intentionally vague language. By generalizing, the inspector has freed himself from inspecting any of the other windows. He has told you there may be rot in one window, or in twenty, and left it up to you to determine which is the case. So the inspector is protected, which is good for him, but it is not good for you. At A Handy Home Inspection, we always put the interests of our clients first. We write a report that is concise, easy to understand and as specific as it needs to be for you to gain a clear understanding.

INSPECTION AGREEMENT AND SOP (STANDARDS OF PRACTICE)

Thank you for choosing A Handy Home Inspector.

Attached is our Inspection Agreement and our Standards of Practice (SOP) therefore setting your level of expectation. Double click the links below.

CLICK LINK » Inspection Agreement with LOGO a handy HI 7-2015

CLICK LINK » SOP

Please review as you will be asked to accept this Agreement upon delivery of your Home Inspection report.

A Fee schedule has been sent via our scheduler.

Upon delivery of report via email you will be asked to pay with your credit card, upon Payment and Agreement acceptance the report will than open for you and your real estate professional to view.

If you will be onsite we accept Cash, Check or Charge. 5% discount on cash purchases.
secured payments

What Sets Us Apart?

48 Hour Scheduling Guarantee

We guarantee to have an inspection time available within 48 hours or we will discount your inspection fee.

200% Guarantee

You will be fully satisfied with our performance at the end of the inspection, or we will refund your inspection fee and pay our competition to conduct a second inspection.

24/7 Support: We Always Answer The Phone

It sounds like a no-brainer, but many companies leave you talking to an answering machine or automated system. Avoid waiting and playing phone tag. We’re able to take your calls 24/7.

State-of-the-Art Technology

We have the latest technology to see more than what is visible with the naked eye. Infrared cameras and environmental hazard testing equipment are just some of our standard tools used for selected inspections.

All-Inclusive Inspections

All your home inspection needs can be covered with one phone call! We perform home inspections, termite inspections, radon tests, mold sampling, pool inspections, boat lift dock and seawall inspections, sewer scope inspections with video, drone inspections and much more!

Training

All lead Inspectors are thoroughly trained and licensed by the state of Florida. 

Our Team

Our team is highly qualified and ready to serve all of SW Florida. With 20+ on staff, our mission statement is “We are committed to performing a quality inspection with exceptional service”.

General Liability and E&O Insurance with Referring REALTOR® Coverage

We are Licensed & Insured and as a referring Agent you can rest assured knowing we carry E and O insurance which protects our Real Estate agents.

Comprehensive Reports

Our comprehensive inspection reports give our customers adeqaute information to make an informed decision on their home purchase.