Who We Are
About HomeSpec, LLC
Homespec LLC is well established Home Inspection provider with over 15 years of experience providing exceptional service to residential and commercial clients in the Toledo Area. Homespec focuses on providing thorough and accurate assessments of properties involved in real estate transactions, with an emphasis on insuring the client has the best information available about the general condition, life expectancies and limitations of subject properties. Our inspections are not focused on defect lists, but rather on educating the client about all aspects of the subject property. We guarantee our inspection with a commitment to provide no questions asked refunds. Our motto is that we aren’t satisfied unless our client is satisfied with our services.
Tim has an extensive background in a variety of industries. He worked for Nationwide Insurance in developing Homeowners Insurance programs. He worked for Owens Corning in developing computer systems for insulation and roofing requirements and Hewlett Packard in facilities management. He began his career in as a home inspector after retiring from the corporate world in 2002. He completed an extensive educational program for new home inspectors, joined the National Association of Home Inspectors and incorporated Homespec LLC as a solely owned business in 2003.
Tim became a certified home inspector with the American Society of Home Inspectors, (ASHI), after completing the National Home Inspector Certification Exam in 2007. He also taught Home Inspector classes for Hondros College for several years and has served as an Arbiter in the Housing marketplace. He has maintained his Certified Inspector status with ASHI by completing Continuing Education requirements and active industry participation. He has also been a AAA Member of the NW Ohio Better Business Bureau since 2006.
Tim resides with his wife Kathy in Toledo. He enjoys golf, reading, cooking, gardening and an occasional good movie. He and Kathy especially enjoy travel having gone on several cruises before the Covid lockdown.
Tim is a graduate of the Ohio State University and a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Our fees are very competitive and tiered based on several factors, with a quote provided at the time the inspection is booked. Factors considered are the size, type, age, and location of the property.
Pre-sales Residential inspections, which are the most common, are very competitively priced with base fees from $250 – $350 depending on the above factors. Additional services for Radon Testing and Pest inspection are about $100 for each service.
Pre-listing inspections are very reasonably priced given limited liability and less time generally needed for reporting. Fees for pre-listing inspections are from $200-250.
Commercial inspections are quoted based on the size, usage and category/type of building involved. Base fees for small commercial buildings start at $400. Apartment buildings generally start at $300 for the building and $50 for each unit. Larger office and industrial properties are quoted based on size, use and need for expert consultations, with base fees starting at $600.