The Wasatch Front's Trusted Inspector

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I had been looking for a home for 3 months when I found what I thought was the home of my dreams. Thankfully, my realtor still recommended that I contact Mr. Hoaglin to have the home inspected. I wasn’t really concerned about anything being wrong with the home as it had been completely remodeled and looked GREAT! To my amazement, Bob’s thorough inspection uncovered some major structural problems with the home that would have cost me 20-30 thousand dollars worth of repairs! I later found another home that I have since purchased. Utilizing Bob’s services again may have saved my life as his high-tech equipment uncovered the dangerous carbon monoxide levels being emitted from a furnace in the vacant property. The home was deemed unsafe and condemned by the local gas company until the repairs were done. I am so thankful to have found a skilled professional who was friendly and informative, it helped me make the best investment possible. And, thanks to Bob, my family and I are in a SAFE home too.

J. M.  Layton UT.

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Dear Bob Hoaglin,

We can’t thank you enough for what you did for us. Peace of mind is a wonderful thing!

When we decided to move to Utah one of our concerns was locating a good used house that would suit our needs to move into. Being out here in Montrose, Colorado we made several trips to Utah, and at the very last, found a house on the internet and made an offer through Ken Duryee of Lighthouse Realty. But, Julie really only saw it at night and had to return the next day; I never saw the home at all, having stayed behind to work. So, we needed an unbiased professional inspection to assure us we weren’t getting into a money pit.

Ken referred us to you. After talking to you we felt comfortable having you complete the inspection and charging our credit card. That’s trust! We also had you do a radon test. Both results were more than encouraging. A low reading on radon is always nice. But, the house, while not being in excellent shape, was very fixable. The issues you identified ranged from the type of little things the homeowner wants to know about, to the major items needing to be negotiated with a seller. You came back after the seller turned on the water to complete a thorough plumbing inspection which uncovered additional “must do” items.

All in all, we would never have closed on the home, sight unseen as it were, without your assurances and professional opinions. You consulted with us on how to do needed repairs. Your offered suggestions and opinions were professionally based on experience and you offered very cost effective solutions. The report layout was great, easy for a layperson like me to comprehend and the photos were really helpful. Thank you for your integrity!

We have now completed the repairs and fix-it items per your recommendations and we thank you for your kind long distance assistance in this matter. Can’t wait to see the house. You’ll have to drop by so we can meet you too!

Respectfully,

Eric and Julie D.

Ogden, Utah

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In Regards To: Home Inspection By Bob Hoaglin

We were referred to Bob Hoaglin for our home inspection by a very reliable friend. Bob was very friendly and professional. Bob offered a wide range of inspection services like mold and radon detection. He always took our calls in the evening if we had questions, no matter how minute. Bob was honest and genuinely concerned with helping us find a home that was safe and sound. Any problem Bob found, he would take the time to explain it to us and to tell us how we could fix it. He has completed two very thorough home inspections for us. Bob is very flexible with his appointments and the pricing for his services are very fair. We were very nervous, first time home buyers and Bob really put us at ease and took care of us. We would definitely recommend Bob Hoaglin to any of our friends and family who are buying a home. We really appreciated all of his help and his work ethic.

Sincerely,

Jay G. and Jennifer M.

Ogden, Utah

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Our experience with Hoaglin Signature Home Inspection has been great. Right from the beginning Bob made sure we were taken care of. We had a tight schedule and needed an inspection right away and Bob rearranged his schedule and made himself available to accommodate our urgent request.

Bob invited my wife and me to attend the tail end of the inspection so he could give us the inspection report and familiarize us with certain aspects of our home. It was clear that he knew his stuff regarding home inspection and we were both very impressed! He was very thorough and presented the results of the inspection in a three ring binder that included color photos and great explanations. He went through the report with us personally and explained each section in easy to understand terms and made sure we were clear on each part. He even gave us suggestions for improving different areas of need in the home.

We have been very impressed with Bob and the whole home inspection process. The peace of mind that came from the inspection is a great feeling. We would highly recommend Bob Hoaglin and Hoaglin Signature Home Inspection to anyone who is looking for a home inspector. Thanks Bob!

–Justin and Annie S.

Kaysville, Utah

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Bob Hoaglin did a home inspection on a home I have just purchased.  He’s very knowledgeable about how a home should function and gave great homeowner tips on how to improve things that need adjusting.  He provided a three ring binder with all of the pertinent information along with photographs of areas that needed attention. I have no hesitation in recommending him as a qualified home inspector.

Beatrice A. H.

Ogden, Utah

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Bob,

We would like to thank you so much for all of your effort placed into the inspection of our potential new home.  Your inspection was very thorough and of a superior, professional-level of quality.  After your inspection was complete, you took the time to walk me through the report and explain all of your findings, with some tips on how to mitigate them.  This was something I did not expect.  My father’s inspector in Iowa never took that extra step.

Lastly, the final written report handed to me onsite was big help.  It allowed us the opportunity to walk through the inspection again as you performed it.  The effort you took to place all of your inspection points into the report; listing the discrepancies noted in bold and the safety items in red, made it easy to find what needed attention in our negotiations with the homeowner.

I would highly recommend your services to anyone who has undertaken the task of purchasing a new home!  A five star business in the housing industry!

Thank you once again!

Ken and Susan H.

South Ogden, Utah

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To Whom It May Concern:

Over the past 10 years we have purchased a number of homes. All which we had inspections performed prior to the purchase. We recently purchased a home in 2007 and was referred to Hoaglin Signature Home Inspection. We were very satisfied with Bob’s inspection, and more important was the report which Bob provided. His report was very detailed and professional. We have not been provided with such a detailed report in any of our previous inspections.

We would recommend Hoaglin Signature Home Inspection to anyone needing a home inspection. And we will certainly use Bob again if the need arises.

Sincerely,

Gary and Shauna W.

Kaysville, Utah

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Good Afternoon,

I’m very pleased that you were selected to conduct our home inspection.  The report you generated is exceptional, very detailed, and will be extremely helpful as we make our decisions about purchasing the home – and what will need to be done in the future.  The extra booklets on Radon, Mold & Moisture, the ASHI code of ethics, and the home systems guide will be invaluable to us as first-time homeowners.

Thank you for taking the time to explain your results to a novice in such a way that is understandable.  Your professionalism is very much appreciated.  I would highly recommend your services to anyone seeking an honest, straightforward inspection.

Once again,

Thank-you !

JoAnn M.

Pleasant View, Utah

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Bob,

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the services you provided with regards to our home.  We have lived in our home for about 4 months now and I think I have finally fixed all the little things that your inspection report communicated.  Your report was very comprehensive and I have used it to make sure that I did not forget about anything that needed my attention no matter how minor it was.

More importantly I also appreciate the Radon Mitigation System you and your assistant installed.  I appreciated the way you educated me (put up with all my questions) throughout the installation, let me borrow your drills and P-Tex crimping tools which allowed me to install my water softener and the Hot/Cold hose bib in my garage as well as answering my questions about the best way to get electricity to my garage so that I could install some plug outlets.

You went above and beyond what you had to do to get the customer (me) to write you a check for your services during both the inspection and the Mitigation installation which is refreshing in this day and age.

What is really amazing is that you responded to my last email (3 months after your services were rendered) questioning the grounding rod I found out front (which you so graciously pointed out was on page 44 of my report) and also helped me understand what I needed  to purchase for the RV plug in I want to install.

My wife and I have been amazed at your level of professionalism with regards to your work,  your willingness to help others and most importantly your honesty and support with regards to everything.  Keep up the good work…………………….and let us know if there is ever anything we can do for you.

Bill and Diana H.

Draper, Utah

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Bob,

I would like to thank you again for the time and effort that went into your inspection.  I have now read the report, twice, and appreciate the ease of reading it.  It is nice also to have the Code of Ethics for Home Inspectors.  I know veterinary medicine but am a bit ignorant on home inspection requirements.   I especially like the “Home Owner’s Tips” that are scattered throughout the report, I find them informative and insightful.

I am quite impressed with the folder that you provided including the Home Systems Guide, I suspect it will be very useful.  This folder will be perfect to keep on hand as a quick reference where different valves, equipment, etc. are in the house.

Thank you also for scheduling the inspection so quickly and for waiting for me so that we could scan through the report together.

The price of the inspection was well worth it.

Thank you once again for your time and hard work.

Sincerely,

Lara T.

Clinton, Utah

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Bob,
Earlier today you inspected a home in Layton, Utah. We’d just like to say, thank you so much for your thorough and detailed work. We truly appreciate your keen eye for detail and ambition to inform us of all and any details. Thank you, so much for passing along your knowledge of home owner tips and educational information about the house and time periods in which it was built. We were highly impressed with your professionalism and friendliness. You truly are a professional. Thank you for taking your job seriously and helping us in every way you possibly could. Thank you again, we greatly appreciate all of your hard work!

Will W. and Beth L.

Layton, Utah