My wife and I recently signed contract to purchase a new construction townhouse in Aldie, VA. This house is a pre-spec so drywall was already up and most everything in the home was completed. We only had 3 weeks between signing contract and settlement so making sure that everything in the home was functioning properly was a priority. Our realtor recommended Jiri for our home inspection so we called him and he rearranged his schedule just to fit us in due to the short time available. Jiri arrived early and got to work taking pictures of the home’s exterior even before I had a chance to introduce myself! He took the time to walk me through his entire inspection even though I am sure I slowed him down. Jiri found multiple little things in his inspection that I am sure would have been "swept under the rug" by the builder if he had not brought them to my attention. All in all with me continually asking questions, it took him approximately 2 hours to inspect a 3 floor townhouse. The problem was that we had a pre-settlement demonstration scheduled with the builder later that afternoon and I was worried that I would not remember to bring everything to the builder’s attention. No more than one hour after Jiri left, I received and email on my phone that contained the entire 42 page report with pictures and descriptions of all the items that needed attention. I feel that he went well above and beyond what most inspectors would have done just to give me peace of mind. The other fantastic thing that I can say about Jiri is the technology that he uses. In-depth software on his smartphone and computer allow him to show me his report in near real time. He has some of the best equipment and tools at his disposal that I have ever seen. Everything down to his shoe covers screamed "professional"! Jiri also provides a free service where he takes pictures of all the appliances in the home and checks them against a national database of recalls to ensure that everything in your home is safe and up to date. Not to mention giving you a listing of model numbers and serial numbers so you don't have to spend hours looking for them if they ever need service. Jiri is the consummate professional and we will be hiring him to come back after 11 months to conduct another inspection before our initial warranty runs up on the house! March 24, 2011 (Angie’s List)
Jiri is an outstanding professional who we have used three different times. Our first inspection went flawlessly and we ultimately ended up purchasing our first home. Our family grew and we are looking for our second home. We put offers in on two properties and Jiri's inspections found mold at both properties and high radon levels at the second property. Jiri's work prevented us from making huge mistakes in purchasing these properties and we anticipate using him as we continue our search for a new home. Also of note. Unlike some other inspectors Jiri is available via e-mail and phone to answer questions and is always happy to provide additional advice and information on request. Jiri also makes a point of including you during the home inspection walking room by room with you and showing you what he is seeing and explaining why it is or is not significant. May 22, 2012 (Angie’s List)
"Thank you for the inspection today!
We appreciate you meeting with us on such short notice (and on a Sunday), allowing us to follow along with you, and providing us with immediate answers to all of our questions. We respect your extensive knowledge of home construction/maintenance, and we thoroughly enjoyed your positive attitude and good humor (you made the process fun, interesting, and educational). You have provided us with a comprehensive report that places us in a significantly better position to make an informed decision about how to proceed with our potential home purchase. If you ever need a reference from us, then please call (203) 644-4256 and we will be happy to oblige." -- Ron R. Jones, Jr. Great Falls, VA
“The report was clear and thorough. Jiri was terrific. I have had several home inspections done and Jiri was by far, the best inspector. My husband was also very pleased.” -- Beth Whitfield, Silver Spring, Maryland
Absolutely, your work was of the highest quality. We sincerely appreciate your diligence and preparation.
"Mr. Danihel did a great job!!!! I have the highest of respect for him. Today at the walk-through, I showed his report to the contractor, my real estate agent, and a friend who is in architecture school. All were similarly impressed - especially the contractor. He said it was the best presented report that he had ever seen, and he attached it as Item 1 on my punch list." -- Nancy Lutz, Esquire, Washington, D.C.
"It went so well. Jiri was terrific. We wanted him to come and live with us. He showed us some maintenance tips that were very helpful." -- Rebecca Kelley, Falls Church, Virginia
“We were all impressed, including my agent. Jiri went above and beyond what was expected. -- Mica Bland, Fairfax, VA
“Jiri was absolutely wonderful. He made the whole thing so much less stressful. He did everything that I’d hoped he’d do. He explained everything so it was understandable.” -- Michelle McDonald, Woodbridge, Virginia
"I was really impressed. Joe and Jiri explained things to me and they had a sense of humor. The report was idiot proof, even I could understand it and it was amazing that eight hours later, I had it in my inbox. I will recommend you." -- Alison Gold, NW Washington, D.C.
"Jiri and Joe were stupendous. They were early, professional and informative. They took us through step by step -- showed me how to use the systems and pointed out the problem areas. You guys did an admirable job. Thanks, Sharon, I will certainly recommend you if the need ever arises." -- Jason Smith and Elena Rodriquez, Ashburn, Virginia
"Jiri, what a lovely person. He works so hard. Joe is a nice guy, too. Jiri inspires confidence - he’s so polite. Very complete - he didn’t stop the whole time he was here. The report was 100% better than the one we had before. So efficient. It was well worth it. I will tell anyone looking for an inspection about you." -- Mary Dooley, NW Washington, D.C.
"Everything was great, informative and very thorough. When all was said and done, they did find things I wouldn't have found. I have some experience in construction but I wouldn't have found some of the things." -- John Lawless, Haymarket, Virginia
"Jiri was patient. This was a new experience for us as first time homebuyers -- he answered our questions and showed us things we didn't know about. The electronic report was great and timely. Your feedback even beforehand was so appreciated. You definitely succeed in customer service and you will be the company we refer." -- Alex, NW Washington, D.C.
"I was really happy with both Jiri and Joe. When I had a question, they answered it. I was quite impressed and would recommend you." -- Chris Oves, Germantown, Maryland
"Jiri did a fantastic job -- it was worth the money we paid. I was very impressed with the 32 page report. He found things we never would have thought about." -- Robert Martin, NE Washington, D.C.
"I’ve bought three other homes and this inspection was the most thorough and most useful ever. It was informative, high quality, and incredibly helpful." -- Teresa Rivero, Arlington, Virginia
"Jiri was wonderful. He was very thorough, very clear, and very helpful." -- Elizabeth Carls, Bethesda, Maryland
"Jiri did a great job. He pointed out some small things that need to be taken care of. We trusted that our agent would find us the right company and she did." -- Paul Quirk, NW Washington DC
"Jiri was great. Everything was fine. The report was very thorough." -- Jim Farman, Leesburg, Virginia
“Jiri was great, fantastic – nothing but good things to say. He was thorough. We had never had a home inspection before but he seemed to know what he was talking about. We are first time homebuyers and what he told us was very helpful and he answered all of our questions." -- Lauren Funk, Lovettsville, Virginia
"Jiri was very thorough and nice, we would recommend your company." -- Karie Toia, Aldie, Virginia
“I was very happy with Jiri’s work, the inspection was well worth the money. Even if someone has lived in a house for a long time, they should have an inspection every 5 to 10 years.” -- Frank Weiss, Vienna, Virginia
“We were so impressed with Jiri, so professional. The report was easily understood. We were glad that we did the inspection and will use you again.” -- Caitriona Palmer, NW Washington D.C.
“He was very professional and did a really good job. I am glad I had the inspection.” -- Marybeth Milcetich, Gaithersburg, Maryland
"Jiri explained everything and he answered all of my questions. He gave me a great report that told me things about the house and when they needed to be taken care of – for now and later.” -- Patty Seabolt, Silver Spring, Maryland
“Jiri knows his business very well. He showed me some things about the systems in the townhouse, like where the shut-off valves were located, and this was helpful information to have in advance." -- Ted Staib, Oakton, Virginia
“It was a great experience -Jiri gave us some useful tips - I thought it was much more detailed than other inspections we've had - it was well worth the money.” --Michele Stein, Rockville, Maryland
"Very impressed. Delighted. The photos were incredibly helpful." (absentee purchaser) -- Constance Harshman, Reston, Virginia
"We thought Jiri was really great, really thorough. We liked the pictures. Even though he shows you everything, you forget with so much on your mind, so it is great to have the pictures and we liked the report." -- Patricia Jasper Zellner, Chevy Chase, Maryland
"It was done well - very thorough. I'm not an inspector so I have to rely on his report and I'm at his mercy. The report was professionally done, easy to read. I wish that he had done the inspection for the home I am selling as the difference was night and day. Jiri was professionally dressed - took off his shoes and respected the house. From the car he drove up in to the business cards to the way he was dressed, you can tell what a professional organization you have. There was damage done to my home by the other inspection company - it is appalling. I feel that the sellers should be pleased that they had your company do the inspection." -- McLean, Virginia
"Jiri was very nice, very thorough, and knowledgeable. He found some small things and some things that needed to be taken care of that I wouldn’t have known about unless we had an expert so I appreciate it. We were pleased."-- Joanne Webster, Sterling, Virginia
”Jiri was wonderful. It’s reassuring to know that there are professionals like you and I will certainly recommend you.” -- Mrs. Gieser, Chevy Chase, Maryland"I couldn’t have asked for more. I will refer you." -- Kathy Ausubel, NW DC
"Jiri is very professional and the inspection was nicely done. In addition to finding things that I’d already known about, he also found some issues that I would not have discovered if I hadn’t had an inspection - one thing being a disconnected water pipe." -- Ralph Nelson, Severn, Maryland
”He’s just great – we’ve used him in the past and continue to use him. He’s very thorough and explains everything and we were very pleased.” -- Denise Levin, Clarksburg, Maryland
“Only have positive things to say – he was early – got there even before us and we were early so that was very positive. Jiri was very thorough, he didn’t rush, he was very knowledgeable. This was a first time process for us.” -- Marie Potter, Occoquan, Virginia
"It exceeded my expectations, he did a fantastic job, Jiri was methodical and his manner was pleasant. I have no hesitation recommending you." -- Mr. Carr, Reston, Virginia
"We were really pleased with the inspector. Jiri gave us helpful information and explained everything in an easily understood manner." -- Maria Ospina, Alexandria, Virginia
"Hello Jiri. I want to thank you for the excellent work you did with my home inspection. It was very useful and caught a lot of things I would not have recognized myself. Thanks again!" -- Borislav Stoichkov, Bowie, Maryland
"Jiri was very informative. I especially like how he gave us little household tips on things we could do." -- Kathryn Fava, Manassas, VA
"Jiri was so thorough and took so much time. We were pleased that he took the time and did not rush the inspection. Jiri found some problems with the stucco that my husband and I would never have known about. He recommended an expert in the field who we hired and who was able to get the builder to make corrections." -- Nancy Costello, Great Falls, Virginia
"As I told my agent, Jiri was fantastic! He did a great job. He was very thorough he covered it from inside outside and all around. He explained everything during the inspection and went over it again at the end." -- Elliott Rorie, Washington D.C. (Northwest)
"Jiri did a great job and you did this on short notice, too." -- Alan Weinstein, Washington, D.C. (repeat client)
"I was very glad that I had this done. Jiri helped a lot to verify ideas I had which then helped with my decision on buying the house." -- Matt Deskiewicz, Rockville, Maryland
"Jiri was very thorough. I have just now forwarded Jiris report to the builder. I saw how very important it is to have a final inspection - even on new home construction - as important as with an already built home." -- Paula Shultz, Springfield, Virginia
"Jiri was such a nice guy. He didnt find a lot but he did find some things that made it worth my while to have done the inspection. He was wonderful he explained everything. I was at the house three times and never noticed something that he found. This inspection helped to get me a $1000.00 credit." -- Eileen Lisker, North Potomac, Maryland
"Jiri was great--it's the second time he's done an inspection for me--you guys do a great job!" -- David Havelka, Washington D.C. (repeat client)
"The inspection went perfectly. Jiri is very thorough. He was very courteous." -- Matt Cohen, Washington D.C.
"I was so impressed by Jiri and his incredible on line report - it was wonderful. Thank him for such a great report. You guys are just amazing and I love working with you." -- Celina Barton, Washington D.C.
"It was wonderful. Jiri is a very nice guy. He was very thorough. He was able to effectively communicate with buyers. Jiri is very polite, which speaks to your company as you were the same, Sharon." -- Elizabeth Minoso, Rockville, Maryland"I have just received the report with a link via the Internet and this type of report (computerized with digital photos) is so good for an our-of-state buyer who was not present at the inspection." -- Chris Upham, Washington D.C.
"Jiri did a wonderful job. We got both contracts. Please use our names and give our phone number if people want to call us as a reference." -- Rita Stella & Trent Heminger, Washington, D.C.
"Jiri did a wonderful job. He was extremely thorough. I was very impressed. Jiri was also very polite. The computerized report with photos on the disk is really great...and they're good photos. I'd use Jiri again." -- Kathy Schiavone, Gaithersburg, MD
"It went very well. Jiri did a very good job. He found some things and the seller is willing to take care of them for us." -- Adam Iobst, Gaithersburg, MD
"I wanted to take a moment to let you know how happy I am to work with such an outstanding organization. As a real estate agent it is very important that I trust the people I refer to my clients. There are not enough words to express my gratitude and thankfulness to have your team on my side. I would highly recommend your company for all aspects of the inspection process as well as other services that are available. Please, if anyone would like to call me personally please give them my numbers so I can go on and on about the superior service that both myself and my clients receive." -- Jill Barsky, Associate Broker
"Jiri did a great job - the report was great. Thank you, Sharon, for doing the follow-up." -- Marcelo Mejia
"Just wanted to say thank you for a job well done. I am in the process of purchasing my first home and it is a very daunting experience. Jiri took the time to go over the house thoroughly and explained everything. I walked away confident and comfortable about my home. I would highly recommend Jiri to any new home buyer. The summary report with color pictures and the disc provided was such a wonderful addition. Thank you for making my home purchase just a little easier!!!" --Tara Reavey, Rockville, Maryland
"This inspection was extremely invaluable for the buyer. Jiri gave good recommendations for the buyer to follow and we got the contract. The buyer was very pleased with Jiri." -- Alex Stokas, Alexandria, VA
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