Thorough and reasonably priced
I met Blaine at the condo building and he gave me an overview of the process as well as a detailed agreement to review and sign. The inspection included a careful examination of the outside of the building as well as the unit itself, which I appreciated. He was available to answer my questions as well as the questions of the agent, and sent the report and invoice to both of us the very next morning. The whole process was smooth and easy, which is great thing to have when you're going through the long and complex process of buying a home!
- Laura .
Very Thorough / Highly Skilled
Blaine inspected a house we wanted to purchase. I was nervous about which inspector to hire because it's a large and complex property (pond, indoor pool, gardens, additional living structure, wiring done by the owner, etc.). Blaine exceeded my expectations! His experience, attention to detail, and tenacity gave us the information to make an informed decision. I understand that my 5-star rating is another perfect score aligned with everyone else's, but those high marks are accurate. I highly recommend Blaine and will use his services again in the future.
- Kim .
We just had the pleasure of having our prospective house inspected by Blaine. He did a very thorough job and the report afterwards was clear, descriptive and offered excellent recommendations. Blaine debriefed us immediately after the inspection and had the report to us the next day. His skill and expertise has made us much more knowledgeable about the status of the home. I can honestly tell you that we won't hesitate to use his services again in the future. Highly recommended!
- Heather .
The highest caliber building inspection
As an out of state owner of a commercial building in Tacoma, I needed an inspector that would be of the highest professional caliber and utmost thoroughness. I was referred to DBI Building Inspections and was completely satisfied. Blaine did outstanding work and produced a very detailed report with many recommendations and heads up about issues that not only need to be handled in the near term, but would also require repair or remediation further out. Blaine was also happy to discuss the report after he sent it out, and answered follow up questions well after the inspection. He was a great source of knowledge, and went above and beyond the scope of work and my expectations. I strongly recommend DBI.
- Jeremy .
We were very happy with our inspection that Blaine performed for us. He spent several hours going through our house and was very thorough and knowledgeable. Blaine has a well rounded background on construction, electrical and plumbing. His report helped us with negotiating on our house and making sure that everything was working and in proper shape before we purchased the house. I would strongly recommend DBI Building Inspections if you are getting ready to buy a house.
- Don .
We hired Blaine to look at a house we are buying. His inspection was very thorough and covered every area. We appreciated how much time and care was put into each point of his inspection. His service was friendly and it was obvious that he cared about the work he was doing. Absolutely worth it to use this service if you're looking for a home inspection.
- Paul .
Extremely thorough and detailed inspection
I have used Blaine from DBI Inspections on two separate occasions and intend on continuing to use their service on future purchases.
The level of detail Blaine goes to is just what I want from an inspector and it makes me feel more confident with the costly decision I am about to make.
I would higher recommend using DBI Inspections.
- Ian .
Experienced & Thorough
I am both a broker and an investor. I have used Blaine for nearly 10 properties that we bought, or had offers in on. Mostly multifamily.
He has extensive commercial experience too, and is very thorough. I highly recommend him for your commercial inspections.
- Michelle .
I hired Blaine with DBI to do my home inspection when I bought my house in Puyallup last year. I'm an electrical contractor, and I see home inspection reports and meet home inspectors on a fairly regular basis. I hired Blaine to do my inspection because I had seen other inspections he had done, and I had talked with him on other jobs, and I knew him to be a honest and knowledgeable inspector.
I've seen my fair share of inspections that have fallen short, overlooked major issues, or made mountains out of mole hills. I knew I would not have to worry about this with DBI inspections. I trust Blaine and company to do good work, and would not hesitate to recommend them to others.
- Dennis .
Super friendly, accommodating and thorough
I had a great experience with Blaine who walked me through my house and gave me great advise along the way.
The inspection he provided wasn't easy as the roof was covered in a lot of snow. Yet Blaine did everything he could to get to the roof and look for any weaknesses. I am very satisfied and would be happy to refer anybody buying a new house to him.
- Martin .
Very helpful and thorough
What a great way to find out about your home. Every part of our house was looked at, evaluated and explained to us so we now know what is in great shape and what needs a little work. It told us everything we need to know before selling our house, so we can avoid big surprises. They were on time, very thorough and knowledgeable about every aspect of our home.
- Scott .
Blaine: Thank you so much for the thorough job inspecting my new house! I really appreciated how quickly available you were, how patient and willing to explain in simple terms your findings, both verbally and written and what an overall easy experience it has been. Your documented inspection will certainly help me with home maintenance for years to come. Your price was very competitve as well (under average). I would recommend you to my friends and family!
- Lori W
Blaine inspected a condo for me. He was no twenty minutes, in and out,
where's my money kind of guy. He spent a couple of *hours*, inspecting
not only my small unit, but the roof, basement, heating system, pipes, and more. The written report he sent me was thorough, easy to understand, and very helpful. I decided to buy, and I couldn't be happier.
- Brian .
Blaine was very thorough with the inspection. I will positively use him again when needed. He found mold/moss in the corner of a bedroom closet ceiling that I don't believe any other inspector would have noticed. The owner of the house was still living there and the closet had her belongings in it. The last inspector I had said he couldn't find the water heater in a completely empty vacant house. It was because it was in an odd area: a completely empty closet. I highly recommend Blaine. Not only does he care about his profession but cares about your questions and concerns.
- FAye G
Comprehensive, meticulous inspection and well-written report.
Blaine was readily available. He was knowledgeable and took the time to complete a thorough investigation (4 1/2 + hours). He did not hesitate to do all that was necessary for a comprehensive evaluation, including climbing a ladder to check the roof and donning a Tyvek suit & respirator to examine the crawl space.
Blaine's report was well-organized and well-written. Good quality pictures were included for clarification. Areas to address were well summarized at the beginning of the detailed report.
- Liz .
As a real estate broker I often need an inspection the next day. I have called Blaine DeVoy many times over the years and he will always make my time frame work even if it requires weekend work.
Blaine takes a lot of time instructing my client and works hard on any communication issues that may arise after the inspection is complete. In addition he demonstrates a caring attitude and integrity at all times in a complicated business.
As a former General Contractor I am happy with his knowledge base of potential issues in a building. I am not looking for a blessing, I want any potential issues that could impact my client identified. I also want intelligent assessments. That is exactly what I get when working with Blaine DeVoy.
- Kellene .