today's home inspectors come to the market with
either no builders background or years in another
unrelated trade. Real estate insiders secretly know
that home inspection is a relatively cheap and easy
way to start a new career after being laid off, or
for anyone looking to be self-employed. After a few
thousand dollars and a couple of months of study,
you pass state test - and *boom* you are now a home
sounds a little "iffy" when you find yourself
choosing a home inspector, you're right. You know thousands,
or even tens of thousands of your dollars are riding
on your home inspector's acumen.
So, you know
you need the home inspector with the right stuff,
but what do you look for? It's the rare combination
of expert prior builder's experience, and years of
property inspection Brett Kelley from Chicago Inspection
Agency brings to the table. Here's why:
Great Home Inspectors
understate prior experience
in the construction industry in the process of molding great home
inspectors. After years of hand's on experience in
building homes, the exact nature of their
construction and eventual breakdown is second nature
for Brett. This not only assures you a top quality
home inspection, but then Brett offers his personal
value-add - advice on
remediation, approximate pricing, and real
customer advocacy - you'll find
immensely valuable. While book educated home
inspectors repeatedly defer their customers to
"call a qualified '<tradesman's name here>', for prices and
information", the CIA customer already has that
information (and no doubts on the quality of their
inspectors knowledge). In short, this is what makes the difference between
home inspector a great
home inspector. It could make thousands of dollars
in difference to you.
Chicago Inspection Agency's
Brett Kelley - In Detail
Because classroom education or
experience in one trade isn't enough, in addition to
being a union carpenter (Elgin Local #363), Mr.
Kelley has gone much further in breadth and depth
Built Over 1000 homes since 1978.
for a prestigious north shore firm.
Vice-president of the
carpentry division of one of the largest
construction companies in Illinois.
certification in professional property inspection standards,
field tested professional home inspection
results, and a long record of customer satisfaction
complete the picture:
Graduate of American Home
Inspectors Training Institute
Member of interNAHCI
(International Association of Certified Home
Licensed The State of
Illinois (#050.0001060) home inspector
Over 4000+ home
inspections, mold inspection, and other
indoor air quality inspections since opening in
Accredited with "A"
rating for highest honesty and integrity as a
home inspector by the Better Business Bureau.*
*(Click BBB link at end below or left side of page for detailed listing.)
Brett A. Kelley
Brett A. Kelley
is the owner and principal property inspector of Chicago
Inspection Agency, Inc.
Brett Kelley was already a
working carpenter apprentice before high school
graduation in his native Missouri. After three years
in the Marine Corp. he returned to carpentry, and
worked his way through the University of Missouri.
Coming to Chicago in 1993, he
joined the Elgin Local, and within a decade worked
his way up to foreman, then contractor, then
superintendent and finally to vice president of
carpentry services for a major construction company.
With his experience and
expertise to guide him, he started Chicago
Inspection Agency in 2003 to further the
all-American dream of self employment.
Inspection Agency for your home inspection
We have 35
yrs. combined experience as a home inspector and a
professional builder. We have the home inspection
certification, licensing and training. Our
are extremely reasonable. Above all, all this expertise
and experience come together for your benefit in
every home inspection we do. This might save you
thousands of dollars over a less qualified
you think closely about what's at
you can't afford not to choose us.
Thank You for Your
Call Brett today at
(847) 459-9387 for a
of your needs.