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YOUR LOCAL HOUSEMASTER TEAM

Each inspector at HouseMaster of Tempe/Phoenix knows what it takes to deliver the highest quality home inspection. We provide you with accurate information to help you make informed decisions regarding your new home. It’s what we’ve been doing since 1979, and it is part of what makes us the oldest and most trusted nationwide home inspection company. It’s easy to see why we are the preferred home inspection partner for real estate industry. Proudly serving the people of Northern Arizona, Pinal County, Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa and their neighboring communities.

MEET CHUCK FISEL

CHUCK FISEL HAS A WAY WITH HOME BUYERS TO HELP THEM REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS THE HOME IS SAYING.

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Chuck's&nbsp;knowledge and experience spans all the way back to Wisconsin. In Wisconsin Chuck was a roofer for 20 years. After roofing, he made the natural transition into home inspections. Chuck worked for another&nbsp;HouseMaster franchise in Wisconsin until he realized that inspecting vacant homes in the dead of winter really isn&rsquo;t as nice in Wisconsin as it would be in Arizona. Chuck and his wife Terri made their way to Chandler and have never looked back.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>Not only does Chuck possess a solid understanding of homes, but he also has a way with home buyers to help them really understand what it is the home is saying. Chuck also served his country&nbsp;as a Marine. He has a rather gentle disposition and&nbsp;he really cares about what he does and who he is serving. &nbsp;</p>
MEET JOHN O'COIN

NATIONALLY AWARD WINNING INSPECTOR

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">HouseMaster's own John O' Coin was awarded Home Inspector of the Year in 2007. An honor he won&rsquo;t say much about because he is more modest than most men.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">It is safe to say that he is the most highly requested inspector that has ever worked for HouseMaster of Phoenix in our many years of doing business.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"> John came from the far away New England territories where he remodeled century-old homes. His skills have only improved as he has taken on his own personal remodeling projects in some of his own local investment properties. His knowledge runs deep on all things about homes. John has a way with home buyers that helps them feel comfortable and empowered. Nothing lacks. John has educated answers for everything about a home and shares his knowledge liberally and logically. </span></p>
MEET HAL KUNNEN

OWNER AND CHIEF INSPECTOR

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Meet HouseMaster&rsquo;s Owner and Chief Inspector Harold (Hal) Kunnen, quite frankly the most thorough inspector in the Phoenix area. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hal hails from Michigan, where he was born and raised on a farm where he took it upon himself to figure out how everything works. He was schooled at Michigan State (go Spartans!) and Arizona State (GO DEVILS!). Hal furthered his training in the United States Air Force. He spent his 20 year military career designing and maintaining defense software and programs as an electrical and civil engineer. He retired as a Major in 1997 and immediately took his experience to the home inspection industry where he has been happily serving valley home buyers ever since. </span></p>
WENDY ROGERS

WENDY ROGERS, HOUSEMASTER OWNER

<p>Meet HouseMaster owner Wendy Rogers. She is a mega-force. &nbsp;She knew long ago what she wanted and nothing has stopped her from pursuing her ambitions. Chief among her feats is her 20 years of service as an Air Force Officer and Pilot. Immediately upon retirement she and husband Hal knew exactly what they wanted to enter the small business sector and serve their local community. They started HouseMaster in 1997 and have been doing exactly as they had planned. To say they have found joy and success in their ambition is a slight understatement.</p> <p>SInce putting in the long hours and hard work of creating a thriving business, she has found new opportunities to serve in all sorts of areas, including politics . &nbsp;She was always involved in her children's education, right up until both her kids graduated from ASU. &nbsp;Wendy spends a lot of time with her grandchildren. She still flies and now volunteers with the Arizona Civil Air Patrol with her husband. Although she is always on the move all over Arizona she hasn't ever forsaken this wonderful business.</p>

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
POOL
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.

POOL

What we inspect:  Inspection includes the visible (above water) pool and or spa elements including assessment of the physical condition of accessible decking, coping , walkways, and other surfaces. exposed electric and plumbing components, the filter and heater, if applicable. Watch us in action!

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. 

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