Most additional services are discounted substantially at the time of an inspection.

About Us

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HANDS-ON and EDUCATED TRAINED PROFESSIONAL

Michael Fowler is a life long resident of the Rogue Valley and is a wealth of knowledge; His previous experience spanning over 30 years in the restoration and preservation sections of the construction industry has given him vast amounts  "hands-on" experiences with every system in building sciences.  In addition  Michael is constantly learning about new building systems and components through state and association required continuing education.  Michael is currently a certified MASTER Inspector  in good standing with The state of Oregon and INTERNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors) Oregon CCB 175541 - OCHI 1520 

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We Notice the Little Things

We take time to look over a representative number of items in EVERY system and area of your building. Looking for clues to encourage us to look deeper at details unnoticed by the untrained eye.  We also take plenty of time with you at the end of your inspection to give you a verbal familiarization with your property  and answers any questions you may have.  Forever follow-up is included with every inspection. Feel free to contact us at anytime with any concerns or questions you may have. Serving the Greater Medford and Grants Pass areas  including lower Douglas County. 

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Be Confident In Your Property Transaction

 

Choosing the right home inspector can be difficult. Unlike most professionals you hire, you probably won't meet me until our appointment. Furthermore, different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods, and pricing. 

Ultimately, a thorough home inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector’s own effort. If you honor me by permitting me to inspect your new home, I guarantee that I will give you my very best effort. 

This, I promise you.

Our Services

Full and Limited Scope Inspections

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All FULL home inspections are conducted to meet the State of Oregon's Standards of Practice (Button Below) in regards to home Inspections. We are your UNBIASED advocate in "helping" you with your home purchase.  However we may suggest you seek the advice from additional specialty contractors. We encourage you to consult with and ask questions until you are comfortable with YOUR purchase decision. Limited Inspections DO NOT meet the below Standards and should be considered a "CONSULTATION".
 

Well Flow and Purity Testing

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We have a vast amount of knowledge in the concerns of potable water wells in the greater Medford and Grants Pass as well as other areas of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Michael has lived on a farm in his early years and became VERY familiar with the challenges to living with the responsibilities of having to manage your own water resources.  He continues to live in a rural home that has a challenged well and can give good solid advice as to water management and maintenance as well as being a certified Private Water Well Inspector.
 

Additional Services

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  • K-Bot - We are the "original" designer of the 6 wheeled under-structure drone and  "We can go where other inspectors Can't or Wont. "
  • Indoor Air quality certified -  IAC2 Cert. #IAC2-03-0037 - Organic growth and Mold inspections
  • Sewer Scopes
  • IR Thermal Scans
  • Digital elevation Surveys
  • Aerial evaluation of high roofs with Drone or camera pole
  • Pool and Spa Inspections
  • WDO (Wood Destroying Organism) 


A Little "Q AND A" or more information

What should the customer know about your pricing?

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Standard Home Inspection's  start at $350

There are surcharge increases of $25 each

for projects that are

a.) Over 20 Years old 

b.) Over 2000 Square Feet 

c.) Over 3500 Square Feet 

d.) Excessive Deferred Maintenance. 

e.) Additional structures 

f.) Additional Mechanical features


A well flow test at the time of Inspection is usually $150 plus the cost of Lab Tests.


Pool Inspections are generally an additional $100 at the time of Inspection. 

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

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 We typically have a brief phone or email interview with the Realtor or Client in which information about the home is shared as well as the names of Realtors involved (if any) and clients, We then schedule an appointment time. On the day of the inspection I arrive and do my Data discovery and collection, near the end of the inspection I encourage the client and their agent to visit for a verbal overview and provide payment,  a contract for services is usually emailed the day before or of services.  The Report is sent as a link via secure email generally the next business day. 

Common things we don't inspect or are not required to inspect ?

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By Oregon Standards of Practice and Behavior we don't inspect: 

a.) Irrigation Systems 

b.) Fencing, landscaping adornments & water features

b.) Septic systems

c.) Solar powered Water Heating Equipment

d.) Solar or Wind powered  electrical generation equipment.  (PV Systems - turbines)

e.) Backup generator systems


Just to name a few of the most common Items in this category. See the Link to the Oregon Standards of Practice  for a complete  scope of the Home Inspection.  

Favorite Clients

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I love working with all my clients but First Time home buyers are my favorite. (especially young families) 

I take as much time as needed with my clients during the verbal overview at the end of my inspections as well as offering No Charge follow up(s), Estimate Reviews and act as a "GO-TO" resource for my clients home ownership needs in finding contractors.  

How it all Started

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 From a young age living on a small farm in Talent, I was always taught respect and a attitude of getting stuff done no matter what. With my "Do-It-All" dad himself, I was a constant shadow becoming a Jack of all trades, learning skills that would help me get through life. I have always enjoyed being self employed and standing on my own accomplishments and making a living for my family with my hands and intellect. 

So Why Hire Me?

As a Master Inspector I now have over 2800 FEE PAID home Inspections under my belt.  I have been a Contractor in the restoration and property preservation section of the construction industry since 1985 ( over 30 years ). This has given me a unique perspective in ALL ASPECTS of building construction and sciences.  Some inspectors are just "book smart" but lack the Experience, Hands on, and technical knowledge to really do you a good job. Also, I am constantly learning about the new building systems and innovating  and utilizing equipment such as the K-Bot, Thermography (IR) Cameras, Smart Leveler - Digital Foundation Level, Aerial Drones and Camera Poles as well as Sewer Scope Cameras to do the best job possible for YOU my client.

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To get a free quote, or if you have questions or special requests, just drop us a line. We look forward to serving you! We cover the Greater Medford and Grants Pass Areas. (Jackson Josephine, Lower Douglas and Western Klamath Counties)

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POB 615, Jacksonville, OR 97530, USA

(541) 821-1225

Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday - Sunday:  By Special Appointment