TULSA HOME INSPECTIONS.

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YOUR LOCAL HOUSEMASTER TEAM

Each inspector at HouseMaster of Tulsa 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 Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Bixby, Jenks, Owasso, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Glenpool, Claremore and Northeast Oklahoma.

DAN LABRAKE

OWNER/INSPECTOR

<p>Dan &nbsp;has been a home inspector in Oklahoma since 2002. In addition to personally performing thousands of home inspections, he was&nbsp;appointed by the Governor to sit on the State of Oklahoma Committee of Home Inspector Examiners, which develops and implements rules and regulations for home inspector licensing. &nbsp;Dan's tenure on this committee was from 2006 through 2012. &nbsp;Dan is also an active member of the Greater Tulsa Association of Realtors, serving on both the Education Committee and the Standard Forms Committee. He provides continuing education classes to realtors throughout the Tulsa Metro area and has had numerous articles published in the local newspapers.<br /><br /> Click on the image below to watch Dan in action as he demonstrates the inspection of a swimming pool:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="images/uploads/photo-asset/cropped/thumbnails/250x250-dan-labrake-inspects-a-pool.png" alt="Dan LaBrake Inspects a Swimming Pool" width="250" height="141" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
MARGARET LABRAKE

OWNER/OFFICE STAFF

<p>Margaret is co-owner of HouseMaster of Tulsa. &nbsp;She oversees the entire HouseMaster operation. &nbsp;She is the head of our quality control process and her commitment to excellence drives the whole team to always strive to exceed expectations.<br /> When not steering the company Margaret loves being the best grandmother to her three grandchildren and best friend to her two beagles. &nbsp;She also enjoys ballroom dancing, camping and traveling with her husband Dan.</p>
BRYANT WARREN

INSPECTOR

<p>Bryant has been employed by HouseMaster of Tulsa since 2002 and has maintained license OK #311 as a professional home inspector since 2004. Bryant has served as president of the Northeastern Chapter of the Oklahoma Residential and Commercial Inspector Association, is certified by the National Institute of Building Inspectors and carries additional credentials as a Certified Mold Inspector and Certified Residential Radon Measurement Provider. Prior to becoming a professional home inspector, Bryant was the installed sales manager for a retail home improvement store where he earned manufacturer certifications in the installation of hardwood, vinyl and laminate flooring, roofing, carpeting, doors, windows, and cabinetry.<br /> <br />When not inspecting homes Bryant can be found playing bass trombone with the Spotlight Brass, teaching music for Coweta High School, ballroom dancing with his wife Michelle, making sawdust in his garage woodshop and spending time with his wife and two daughters.</p>
KELLY LISTON

INSPECTOR

<p>Kelly has been a HouseMaster Inspector since 2012. &nbsp;Kelly has the personality that always impresses our clients. &nbsp;His easy going demeanor, light-hearted humor, contagious smile and ability to communicate effectively makes him a valued team member of HouseMaster. &nbsp;Kelly is certified by the National Institute of Building Inspectors and carries additional credentials as a Certified Mold Inspector and Certified Residential Radon Measurement Provider. &nbsp;&nbsp;Prior to coming on board with HouseMaster, Kelly's industry background includes being a carpenter, a realtor, commercial salesman for 84 Lumber and a wildlife removal specialist. &nbsp;<br /> When Kelly is not on a roof, in an attic or a crawlspace performing a home inspection, he and his daughter are inseparable as they enjoy camping, fishing and all things that an adolescent young lady likes to do.&nbsp;</p>
PETE BAGWELL

INSPECTOR

<p>Pete's attention to detail and easy going personality makes him an excellent home inspector. &nbsp;Pete&nbsp;is certified by the National Institute of Building Inspectors. &nbsp;More than the technical aspect of the inspection process, the communication aspect is paramount. &nbsp;Pete has the ability to help everyone understand the details without being an alarmist. &nbsp;<br /> When not performing inspections Pete entertains himself with woodworking projects and bluegrass music. &nbsp;</p>
SHANNON STEVENS

OFFICE MANAGER

<p>Shannon came on board as our office manager in 2012. Shannon is the voice of HouseMaster on the phone. She interfaces with our clients, realtors, and vendors to schedule and follow up on the inspections for our team. Her attention to detail ensures that we provide the absolute best customer service in the industry.<br /> Shannon's great giving heart is the compass for raising her teenage son and she is always the first volunteer to assist her and her husband's extended families.</p>
Our inspector, Kelly Liston, was very professional and friendly. We left feeling very comfortable with the whole process. I loved the little extras that were provided as well like having chairs available for us to sit in while he was doing the inspection since the house didn't have any furniture in it and the process a so long. He never made us feel like we were in his way and he had so much information that will be so helpful as we get settled in. I received my inspection information in no time at all and my informational packet in the mail within just a couple of days. HouseMaster has a wonderful and informative website that I will continue to use as a reference. The whole experience far exceeded any expectation that I may have had !!!!!

– Sheila S
Collinsville, OK

The woman who initially contacted me was Shannon. She knows her job and performs it well, in a friendly and helpful yet businesslike manner. The two men who came from Housemaster were very personable, helpful, cooperative and observant. They anticipated my questions and concerns. If I wanted them to double-check something, they did that for me. The Housemaster inspection team gave me confidence about the overall condition of the home I am buying.

– Lisa M
Tulsa, OK

The friendly and at the same time very professional inspector that came out to my home and all the great resources that came in the literature that came with the report. Also the web site for HouseMaster is very easy to navigate and the report along with the photos taken by the inspector makes everything easy to understand and gives me a clear picture of what is going on and what I need to have fixed right away and what can wait. I can not imagine a better experience than what I had.

– Robert K
Bristow, OK

I am still blown away by the helpful and professional manner in which everything was completed. Having everything immediately uploaded to the website was perfect for me since I live 900 miles away (my father attended in my absence) and it's definitely going to help with our closing goal of 3 weeks. I couldn't be more impressed. Keep up the hard work!

– John B
Tulsa, OK

Pete did a great job. He was extremely thorough and kept us informed as he found deficiencies. I have been through this process several times throughout the years and Pete was by far the inspector that we have used. My father-in-law, who was in the heat and air business, came out to help us inspect the house. He was impressed by Pete, which is not an easy task.

– Mike S
Broken Arrow, OK

Very professional and thorough. Went over everything with me. Answered any questions that I had. Checked out any concerns I pointed out. Did not "nit-pick", but pointed out what I needed to know. Very friendly, kinda made it fun. They worked at a very steady pace without going too fast. They coordinated all of the inspectors to show up at the same time. An amazing experience!

– Rodney B
Tulsa, OK

The thorough attention to detail, and the willingness and ability of the inspector to communicate went far beyond any inspection I have had. This is a quality service, and for peace of mind it was worth every penny and much more. Inspector Kelly Liston is a pro in every sense of the word. Request him!

– Mark H
Okmulgee, OK

They went through the house with a fine tooth comb, I will be recommending that people only use HouseMaster for their inspection. HouseMaster was used on our first home inspection where an addition had been built onto a back deck with no foundation. HouseMaster saved us a fortune from a possible home that was sinking into the ground. HouseMaster did not charge us for that inspection where some would have. HouseMaster is beyond the best in the business hands down. Thanks again HouseMaster. HouseMaster has gained a life long customer. Thanks!

– Tony R
Broken Arrow, OK

Dan was extremely professional in his entire approach. The time he spent with me up front to go over expectations and the whole process was time very well spent. He was thorough and careful to ensure I understood what to expect and what not to expect. The day of the inspection he was on time and friendly. He explained that I could follow him and ask questions as to his findings or just regarding things that I might have been generally curious about. I loved this approach. I was able to gain valuable information regarding reoccurring monthly maintenance expenses with the pool that came with the home my wife and I are purchasing. He was also very insightful regarding other annual maintenance "watch" items. Finally one of the things that really set this experience apart is the fact that Dan took the time to check on recall notifications with the appliances in the home. Thanks Dan, I will surely recommend you in the future!

– Don F
Tulsa, OK

HouseMaster puts together the best information for a Home Owner! Your pictures that explain your findings are excellent. Gives me a tool to hand a contractor so they can focus on problems quicker. I can also go back to the pics and info to confirm completion of repairs/replacements. You're always FUN to work with as well. Thank you for al you do to help home owners. Thanks for all you do to help me be a most informed and educated REALTOR! :-)

– Deborah H
Tulsa, OK

I am the Realtor and the buyer for this purchase. I recently filled in for a fellow Realtor at an inspection with Housemasters. I was so impressed with the detail of the inspection and the knowledge of the inspector. He gave solid information but didn't talk the client out of buying the house. He was honest and gave resaonable sound advice. I was so impressed I had to have HouseMaster do my personal inspection and it went the same way. So happy ! Thank you

– Allen V.
Claremore, OK

The buyer of our home used Housemaster and I was so impressed with the report on the buyer's TRR submission, that we decided we wanted to use HouseMaster. Kelly was fantastic to work with and I feel we have a comprehensive understanding of the status of the house we are now buying. Kudos to a job well done.

– Matt M.
Jenks, OK

Bryant is always very thorough and does and excellent job educating me and the buyers on the different elements of the home. He goes above and beyond to provide excellent customer service. Very knowledgeable and personable.

– Andrea G.
Tulsa, OK

The hours the inspector took to inspect the property and explain to us what was wrong with the pproperty. He was thorough and clear before and after the inspection. I found it a good inspection and money wisely spend. And highly recommend your company to others. In fact, already do to others at the Campus of OSU in Okmulgee. Thank you, the Everett family.

– William E.
Okmulgee, OK

Bryant warren was so professional, friendly, patient with my questions & I think he looked at absolutely everything. He made the experience good. And the report is very complete. I am perhaps your most satisfied customer.

– Mike H.
Tulsa, OK

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
POOL
SEPTIC/PRIVATE WASTE
PRIVATE WATER
MOLD SCREENING
EIFS WATER INTRUSION INSPECTION
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.

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!

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.

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.

EIFS WATER INTRUSION INSPECTION

EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finishing System, also known as Synthetic Stucco) includes: a visual inspection of exterior areas and testing of one or more exterior walls to determine the type siding material, its condition, evidence of installation deficiencies, and where warranted, limited water intrusion testing using moisture meters and/or other devices.

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.