HouseMaster Heartland Home Inspections
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HEARTLAND HOME INSPECTIONS.

DONE RIGHT. GUARANTEED.

YOUR LOCAL HOUSEMASTER TEAM

Heartland HouseMaster knows what it takes to deliver quality service. As part of the oldest and most trusted nationwide home inspection company, we’ve been doing just that since 1979. We provide you with thorough inspections and accurate information, all backed by our Limited Repair Reimbursement Guarantee, to give you the peace of mind to make an informed decision regarding your new home. HouseMaster inspectors are comprehensively trained and tested annually to meet the industry standards of inspection, reporting, and customer service. It’s easy to see why HouseMaster customers and the real estate professionals would recommend HouseMaster to their friends and family. Proudly serving the people of Indianapolis, Lebanon, Zionsville, Brownsburg, Avon, Plainfield, Moorseville, Martinsville, Greenwood, Franklin, Columbus, Bloomington and their neighboring communities.

TRENT PAINO

OWNER/LICENSED HOME INSPECTOR

<p>Trent Paino was born in Indianapolis, IN and raised on the west side of Indianapolis attending Ben Davis High School.&nbsp; Upon graduating high school in 1997, he attended the University of North Carolina Charlotte to major in business administration.&nbsp; After graduating from college in 2001 he returned to Indianapolis to begin working with his family business in the senior housing industry. &nbsp;His responsibilities included management of 116 senior resident apartments along with assisting in the development and construction of additional senior living communities.&nbsp; Currently,&nbsp;he is involved in the ownership roles&nbsp;and home inspections of HouseMaster along with the ongoing management of their senior housing apartments. &nbsp;Trent is married to his wife of 12 years, Ellie Paino, and they have two children; Dylan age 8 and Isabelle age 5. &nbsp;He enjoys spending a majority of his personal time with his family and children while always having his hands and tools&nbsp;on home projects.</p>
OUR TEAM

OUR TEAM

TIM PAINO

OWNER/LICENSED HOME INSPECTOR

<p>Tim Paino was born in Evansville, IN, and moved to Indianapolis in 1955. He currently lives on the west side in Avon. Tim graduated from Evangel College in Springfield, MO in 1974 with a BA degree in Accounting and Business Management. Tim has been married to Jo-Ann for 43 years;&nbsp;and has two married sons, five grandchildren, and three step-grandchildren. He spent a great amount of time his first thirty-five years as a Health Facility Administrator managing and developing independent, assisted living and long-term care facilities. Tim became a general contractor in 1993 to construct the homes in a senior community that he was developing. In 2010, he earned his Home Inspector License and purchased the local HouseMaster Franchise. His involvement in missions has taken him to 19 countries around the world investing, overseeing and building church-related buildings. Currently, Tim serves on the boards of Community Reinvestment Foundation (CRF) that owns and manages over 2,500 low-income apartments, and PRIME Ministries that manages 116 units of low-income senior housing, and ActioNow which has assisted in the construction of over 100 mission projects and raised over $20 million in the past 20 years, and served as a Trustee for Crossroads Church of Avon. Tim is also a partner with his wife and older son, Brady, in Paino Property Group which owns and manages commercial property. Tim spends the majority of his time working along with my younger son, Trent, and wife in their partnership, HouseMaster Home Inspections.</p>
JOANN PAINO

OWNER/ADMINISTRATOR

<p>JoAnn Paino was born in Goshen, IN, moved to Indianapolis in 1974 and currently lives on the west side of Avon. She attended Evangel College in Springfield, MO where she met Tim Paino while taking Accounting 101. They married in 1972, and now have two sons, five grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and two grand dogs. Since her college days, she has been employed with various companies doing complete accounting. These include Skamper AMF in Bristol, IN; IN District of Assemblies of God in Indianapolis, IN; Lakeview Church in Indianapolis. In 1997, with her husband Tim, she developed Summit Place West, a senior community which included an assisted living with 60 apartments, 25 independent carefree homes and 10 duplex homes. Presently she is a partner with her husband and older son, Brady, in Paino Property Group that owns and manages commercial property. JoAnn and husband Tim are also partners with their younger son, Trent, in HouseMaster Home Inspections. In her spare time, it is all about family and friends. JoAnn is also the care giver for her father (91 years young) and she enjoys family events and cooking Sunday lunches. She also enjoys arts and leisure in the community and experiencing new restaurants.</p>
JOSH HARGIS

MARKETING DIRECTOR

<p>Josh was born and raised on Indy's west side. After playing sports in his younger life, he graduated from Avon High School. Josh then attended IUPUI where he studied Communications and Public Relations. Shortly out of High School, he opened O'Charley's in Avon where he met his amazing wife Shawna and has been married to her for 15 years. They have 2 beautiful children, Colin and Grace. After getting married he started his first company, Hipnotik Sounds DJ Company. Josh has DJ'd some of the largest events in the city, after being a DJ for 16 years, he says "Being a part of someone's forever is pretty cool!". His company still serves the surrounding states and all around the Indianapolis area as one of the finest DJ companies in Indiana. Josh joined the HouseMaster Team in the summer of 2015 as the Marketing Director. He coordinates events, attends major fundraisers for our local communities, and promotes the HouseMaster Heartland name! He is thankful for HouseMaster Heartland as it gives him a chance to be himself every day. Josh enjoys hanging with his family and friends, spinning records, and doing projects around the house. Josh enjoys what he does every day and looks forward to the excitement of what lies ahead for himself and his family.</p>
MIKE KELLEY

LICENSED HOME INSPECTOR

<p>Mike Kelley was born in Mt. Jewette, PA and moved to Pittsboro in 1972 and graduated from George Washington High School in1986. He worked maintenance for a large church/daycare/school for 12 years before becoming a new construction and service plumber for 15 years. Mike has been married to his wife Janet for 26 years, and they have two beautiful daughters. Mike loves playing saxophone and harmonica, and is actively involved in ministry at Crossroads Church in Avon.</p>
CURTIS WHITWORTH

LICENSED HOME INSPECTOR

<p>Curtis Whitworth is from Anderson, Indiana and graduated high school in 2003. He spent about 10 years in the army. Curtis was stationed at Fort Bragg, NC and Fort Benning, Georgia. While stationed at Ft. Bragg he was deployed three times with the 82nd, once to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan. While stationed at Fort Benning, he was a Drill Instructor. After leaving the military, Curtis spent a year as a personal trainer and assistant coach for the Special Olympics Powerlifting Team. He now lives back in Indiana with his wife Brittany of 11 years and their 2 dogs. Curtis also serves in the Army Reserve.</p>
KYLE FREEMAN

LICENSED HOME INSPECTOR

<p>I am from Greenwood, IN. At a young age I realized that I enjoyed working with my hands and started in the building trades at Central Nine Career Center. I also worked summers framing houses and learning everything I could about construction. Upon graduating in 2003, I pursued motorcycle mechanics training with MMI in Floriday.&nbsp; I received my certification as a Harley Davidson technician. I returned home to Indiana and realized I enjoyed working in construction more and returned to the trade. I have picked up experience in residential and commercial construction methods. The last 7 years before coming to work for HouseMaster I worked for a communications company as a foreman leading outdoor directional boring. During my time working as a foreman I enjoyed communicating with clients and educating them on job details. I currently live in Franklin, IN with my wife and our two boys. I am privileged to be able to work with great people and help them by inspecting their new properties.</p>
Inspector seemed very knowledgeable about aspects of house and did a very thorough job evaluating everything. Inspector did a great job explaining how certain items function or how they should function.

– Allison and Ben J.
Indianapolis

INSPECTION SERVICES

ROOFING
EXTERIOR ELEMENTS
INTERIOR ELEMENTS
FOUNDATION AND SUBSTRUCTURE
KITCHEN
HEATING SYSTEM
COOLING SYSTEM
ELECTRICAL
PLUMBING
ROOFING

What we inspect: Visible roof covering materials, (shingles), flashings at roof penetrations and valleys, skylights, chimneys, gutters and downspouts. We assess the condition of these elements for proper function; looking for evidence of leakage or worn, damaged, or missing components. Watch us in action!

EXTERIOR ELEMENTS

Here is what we inspect: Visible siding and trim, windows, doors, garages, porches, decks, stairs, and railings. We assess the elements for proper construction and function; looking for damage, missing components or other conditions that might lead to infiltration or functional concerns. Watch us in action!

INTERIOR ELEMENTS

What we inspect: visible areas of all walls, ceilings, stairways, representative windows and doors, and attic areas for signs of leakage and damage, sagging or other structural concerns. Windows will be operated to determine function. In accessible attics, besides assessing structural components, we will note insulation and ventilation conditions. Watch us in action!

FOUNDATION AND SUBSTRUCTURE

What we inspect: Visible load-bearing framing components, foundation walls, slabs, piers and columns and major structural components. Visible, accessible structural components will be assessed for function and presence of damage, decay or defects. We look for water penetration at below grade areas. Watch us in action!

KITCHEN

What we inspect: Plumbing fixtures and built-in appliances. We check plumbing fixtures looking for water pressure or drainage issues and visible signs of leaks. We check basic operational modes of the appliances and ventilators and look at cabinets and countertops for significant deficiencies.  Watch us in action!

HEATING SYSTEM

What we inspect: Visible components of the central AC or heat pump system including condensers and air handlers, and the distribution ductwork. We operate the systemto assess function and condition of the accessible indoor/ outdoor components. The distribution system will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

COOLING SYSTEM

What we inspect: Visible components of the central AC or heat pump system including condensers and air handlers, and the distribution ductwork. We operate the systemto assess function and condition of the accessible indoor/ outdoor components. The distribution system will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

ELECTRICAL

What we inspect: Visible service panels components and household wiring and devices. We assess the condition of readily accessible panel components, note the presence of GFCIs, AFCIs, smoke alarms and check the operation of representative outlets, switches, fixtures and other devices. Watch us in action!

PLUMBING

What we inspect: Visible water supply piping, distribution piping, waste system piping, water heaters and plumbing fixtures. Also includes inspection of the physical condition of piping, kitchen and bathroom fixtures; tubs, showers, toilets, and operation to assess flow, drainage and leakage. Water heating components will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

RADON SCREENING
WOOD DESTROYING INSECTS
WATER TESTING
SEPTIC/PRIVATE WASTE
PRIVATE WATER
LEAD PAINT SCREENING
MOLD SCREENING
NEW CONSTRUCTION
COMMERCIAL /MULTIPLE DWELLING PROPERTY
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION
RADON SCREENING

A short-term test is performed to determine the possible presence of elevated levels of radon gas pursuant to local regulations or practices for real estate transactions. Radon is an odorless, colorless and radioactive byproduct of natural soil decay known to increase the risk of cancer in those exposed.

WOOD DESTROYING INSECTS

A Termite Inspection (also referred to as a Wood Destroying Inspection or Wood Destroying Organism Inspection) includes a visual examination of the readily accessible areas of the home for evidence of wood-destroying insect activity such as termites, or carpenter ants or the visible damage caused by infestations.

WATER TESTING

Water testing services include taking a water sample following accepted protocols with analysis of samples performed by a certified lab. General options include a basic water Potability test for Coliform (bacteria) and other elements such as Nitrate/Nitrite, Hardness, Acidity (pH). Expanded testing options may include volatile organic compounds (fuels), heavy metals (lead, etc.) or other elements required or recommended by local authorities or common practice such as when a property is located in close proximity to agricultural land, mining, dry cleaning establishments, gas stations, industrial facilities, landfills, or other known or suspected local hazards exist.

SEPTIC/PRIVATE WASTE

What we inspect: water flow of the interior drain system and area over the drainage field. Determine whether the water flows freely into the system from the house and readily apparent defects. Does not include inspection of buried or concealed components, soil testing, excavation of system components or opening or pumping of the tank.

PRIVATE WATER

A private on-site water supply (well) system inspection involves an inspection of visible interior pumps, piping, pressure and/or storage tanks and an assessment of the water flow (volume/pressure) from representative fixtures based on a representative water draw from plumbing fixtures. A well inspection does not include inspection of any buried or concealed components, determination of the water supply/source adequacy (yield or well capacity) or water quality.

LEAD PAINT SCREENING

Screening includes: Sample paint on surfaces inside and/or outside of the home following recognized protocol, certified lab analysis. Not intended to determine whether lead is a hazard; rather it determines whether sampled surfaces contain lead-based paint. Sampling can include bulk sampling or use of x-ray fluorescence equipment.

MOLD SCREENING

Screening includes: air and/or surface (bulk) sampling to determine presence of elevated levels of mold spores or verify presence of a mold growth.  Includes one air sample in one interior area and one outdoor control sample, with surface sampling of random or requested suspect mold growths. Processed by a qualified lab to determine results.

NEW CONSTRUCTION

Inspections include: draw inspection (verification of installed elements for lender release of funds); phase inspections (conducted at several stages of the construction process); and inspections of new homes ready for occupancy and assessment of the condition of installed components to supplement code compliance inspection provided by local authorities.

COMMERCIAL /MULTIPLE DWELLING PROPERTY

Inspections include: inspection of the visible and readily accessible areas of the roof, structure, mechanical and electric components of the public areas of a building, as well as all or representative individual dwelling or office/store units, as requested by the client.

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION

This inspection involves: a review of the condition of the exterior and interior components of a home and the systems. Includes review of the roof, flashings, insulation issues, heating and air conditioning units, grading, the proper function of appliances and plumbing, electric components, smoke alarms for deferred maintenance and recommended action.