||Tom Buckhardt, our home inspector, began his career when he passed the Insurance Institute of America's national examinations. Shortly after, he worked for the property casualty insurance business as a claims trainee, eventually rising to the level of Vice President of Claims for several major insurance companies. However, after 25 years it was time to leave the corporate world behind. Tom went back to school to become a certified licensed home inspector for several reasons: his love for renovating (including designing and building), his construction litigation management experience that made him aware of common problems resulting from poor workmanship, and the enjoyment he receives when working with people. Tom’s background lends itself perfectly to this business because he has adjusted or managed just about any type of claim made!
B&A works flexibly with your schedule, including weekends, into our hours—we know your work week can be hectic! You can choose whether or not you wish to be present for the inspection, but we encourage customers to be home in order to better understand the inspection process. We can set up our notebook computers and portable printers in your home for immediate inspection report returns!
Once the inspection is complete, the reports are given to our customers organized in three ring binders, making navigation throughout the report easy. Approximately 40 pages, the average report contains several photos, a glossary of terms used within the report, a “Mr. Fix-it” book to help with easy home repairs, and also includes the Arizona Standards of Professional practice—standards on which we base our inspections. B&A meets, and many times far exceeds, these standards, as we look at every home as if we ourselves are purchasing it.
We understand that our customers may not have time to look over carpeting, tile, condition of walls, ceilings, cabinets, appliances, etc, so we make an additional effort to comment on these, adding value to our service.
For those considering selling their home, we offer professional home inspections as well. This will give sellers a good idea of what items the buyer’s inspection will reveal, making it easier to repair the items and get your home in amazing selling shape! However, if you do not wish to make any repairs, you can disclose the report to the buyers, and sell the home as is. Either way, you will save time and make a quicker sale!
For more information please call Tom Buckhardt at 623-742-7432 or click here to email him.