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True Blue Home Inspections, Inc.

Workphone: 312-925-0166
Mobile: 312-925-0166

Chicago, IL 60645

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James Clark

The strength of our home inspection comes from our wide variety of specialty inspections which broaden our scope of expertise. We bring an arsenal of tools to aid in the analysis of any number of problems that may be discovered.

We try to find the truth from anyone who has it. We begin that process the minute you confirm our appointment.

We will bring-up the municipal permits issued for the address with our BuildFax subscription. It is a great advantage to know what you're walking into.

For The First-Time Buyer, I walk you through your new home and demonstrate some of the features of the home while we also test the basic systems. I  show you the shut-offs for your main appliances and offer suggestions for upgrades or maintenance issues. Our detailed report will include photos of all major defects or specialty items. We leave you with a home owners manual as a gift.

For The Condo Buyer, our price and inspection tour also includes any of the common elements of the property that you would care for me to see or that we may access to (roof, central heat, etc.) You are buying a piece of this building; you should know a little about it.

For The Single Family Home Buyer, we conduct a typically thorough inspection and testing of all accessible systems and components. We will access roofs safely and as needed. We make note of landscaping and garages and other exterior systems. We do not test low-voltage lighting.

For The Small Commercial or Investment Property Buyer, I bring all of my single-unit experience with me to examine in detail the building you're investing in. I can work quickly in rental units and gather the data I need for an opinion on its general condition. I include plenty of photos and videos for absent partners and the digital reports forward easily to your entire team.

For The Mold Testing Owner, I am a Certified Technician for taking samples of mold, lead, asbestos, and allergens via bulk, tape, swab, wall-chek, cannister and vacuum. I provide reports from ProLab within 3 days with my additional analysis of their findings. I can provide third-party In/Out testing for remediation projects. The important thing: I find the water!

Please call us so we can be of help to you.


Illinois licensed inspector, #450000378 / ASHI member since 2003, ACI / Certified BPI Building Analyst


We offer services for real estate buyers, sellers, and owners who need unbiased information about the home they wish to improve. We carry a wide range of tools. We can also inspect small commercial spaces of 2 stories and 4,000 sf or less.


If anyone ever ask for an inspector, I only recommend Jim!!
- T.D., July 2016
Jim Clark was prompt. He was the first one to call me back when I went to the internet. Jim was punctual. He arrived early to get a jump start on the inspection, and made the most of the daylight we had left to inspect the outside. Jim was patient & polite. He patiently explained everything he found and answered all of my questions. He also treated everyone at the property with the utmost in politeness. Jim was precise. He was methodical and addressed every issue room by room. He provided a very high quality report with all the clearly illustrated details the very next day.
- J.H., July 2016
One of the most thorough and professional inspectors we have ever dealt with. We have already recommended him to a friend, who is currently looking for an inspector.
- T.G., June 2016
Jame Clark was on time and did a very thorough inspection of the property. He explained the process and the issues in a very user friendly fashion.
- S.M., May 2016
Jim was the first to arrive for the inspection, a smile on his face and ready to work! Thoroughly professional, he is also able to make the nervous home buyer feel relaxed and comfortable. Jim is very efficient and very thorough in his examination of the property. His explanations are clear and constructive. The inspection report is quite detailed, including photos which are most helpful. The report itself arrived very quickly. I would definitely recommend Jim Clark to anyone looking for a great home inspector!!
- J.A., May 2016
Pleasure to work with you. I enjoyed how you explained everything to my fiancé and I so that we fully understood the property.
- A.C., May 2016
Thorough and extremely professional!
- M.H., May 2016
You are very good house inspector and we are glad you helped us!
- T.H., May 2016
Jim was pleasant to deal with and very thorough in the inspection. Throughout the process, he offered recommendations and his report was very detailed with photos highlighted to show areas of concern. Final report was issued promptly within a few hours of inspection completion. Would recommend Jim to any buyer or seller in need of an inspection.
- R.D., May 2016
Jim, we were extremely pleased with you as our inspector and will be referring you to our friends and relatives. Thank you for taking all of the time you did with us and for explaining your thoughts and process. You exceeded our expectations!
- W.S., May 2016
Very knowledgeable and aware of his surroundings and things needed to look at.
- M.K., May 2016
Well prepared, experienced, very thorough, prompt and takes the time to explain things.
- B.V., May 2016
James Is through and listens with out dismissing the clients questions as too petty or insubstantial. He bundles services and is able to provide convenience if a buyer also wants radon, mold, or other inspection services. I love his software program complete with photos that address all issues and can be adjusted to make a clear concise "punch" list for the attorney to negotiate on behalf of the client. Expert service with straight forward reporting of facts. Kelley-Real Estate Agent-Coldwell Banker
- K.H., May 2016
Excelent job!! Very professional & thorough. Would highly recommend James anytime
- S.L., April 2016
James did an amazing job with our home inspection. He was very prompt in responding to my questions. Additionally, James' inspection of our property was very thorough. He brought to light some serious issues with the property that other inspectors might have overlooked. James produced the final inspection report within hours of completing the inspection. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend James, nor would I hesitate to work with him again. He's an inspector that you want on your side when making a purchase, but he's bad news for sellers because, he finds everything!
- , April 2016
James did an amazing job with our home inspection. He was very prompt in responding to my questions. Additionally, James' inspection of our property was very thorough. He brought to light some serious issues with the property that other inspectors might have overlooked. James produced the final inspection report within hours of completing the inspection. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend James, nor would I hesitate to work with him again. He's an inspector that you want on your side when making a purchase, but he's bad news for sellers because, he finds everything!
- K.M., April 2016
James was thorough and can be and very patient with the full commentary from my husband and father-in-law, even appreciated the extra eyes! He was friendly and kind and we would definitely use him again. We also called around and he was competitive.
- R.S., April 2016
Very detailed and thorough while providing explanation to questions that I had
- M.B., April 2016
It was a thorough inspection and I found the suggestions for fixing small problems (like condensation on the window sills) very helpful.
- D.K., April 2016
Jim did a thorough inspection of the property my client in hoping to purchase and found items in need of repair that most would have overlooked. Definitely will be using Jim in the future.
- L.S., April 2016
Jim was extremely thorough and very professional. Great job Jim!!
- M.B., April 2016
Very professional and friendly. Would absolutely recommend Jim to anyone needing an inspection.
- P.K., April 2016
Thanks for everything!
- H.S., March 2016
James Clark is very professional and conducts a through inspection of the entire home.
- A.R., Chicago IL, March 2016
How to describe Jim Clark ! Professional, knowledgeable, efficient, helpful, pleasant and always on time!! Someone you will want on your team of professionals!
- S.K., March 2016
Jim was great. On time and very thorough. Walked my client and I through everything. Pointed out what he thought might be critical and what wasn't. Had the report the same day. Great turn around and will absolutely recommend.
- J.S., March 2016
Jim was available to come on very short notice. He's an extremely nice man, but more importantly incredibly efficient. He provided my report within 4 hours of completing the inspection. I highly recommend him!
- L.G., March 2016
Jim has been great and has been available for questions even after he completed our inspection. He was professional and readily available to assist us and made sure we understood what was going on.
- S.C., February 2016
He is very professional and awesome guy. He is very flexible in terms of scheduling. Highly recommended.
- R.K., January 2015
Hi Jim Thank you for such excellent detail and professionalism with inspection. We really appreciate you taking the time to go through all our concerns and explaining the findings. Thanks Jackie & Andrew
- J.J., November 2014
Mr. Clark went above and beyond to inspect the property. Will definitely use again for clients homes including my purchase in 30days. Martin
- M.A., July 2014
Thank you. You gave me an education and the comfort that everything has been check throughly. I would definitely recommend you to anyone who would need your service.
- D.W., April 2014
Thanks for taking the time to do a thorough inspection of my condo. You showed great patience and good communication skills in teaching and informing me how things work and things to look for in the future. Great job.
- J.S., November 2013
Jim wasted no time & had already inspected the perimeter by the time I arrived...and the inspection still lasted 2 hours for a pretty small house! Not only did he do a thorough job inspecting the property, but he also taught me how things worked in the house in a clear & concise manner...valuable info for a first-time buyer like myself. Bottom line: he gave me the confidence to go through with my purchase, which, at the end of the day, is what I needed the most!
- J.W., April 2013
Jim was GREAT - very thorough, thoughtful and FUN! We would recommend him highly and will use him again if needed.
- M.K., January 2013
As always, thank you for your great service, educating my client, and a very thorough inspection. My client was very happy with your service!
- J.B., hiago IL, May 2012
I really appreciated the thoroughness and detail Jim provided in our home inspection.
- B.O., Chicago IL, May 2011
Jim did a wonderful and thorough job inspecting our property. Very friendly and explains things well!
- J.S., April 2011
Jim Clark was extremely thorough and thoughtful throughout the inspection. When he found problems he also offered practical and affordable solutions. The format of his report uses state of the art technology and is clear, concise and informative. The inspection was professional, detailed and expert and Jim clearly loves his job and exhibits the utmost care in his work coupled with genuine concern for his clients.
- M.F., March 2011
Jim is the KING. Easy to understand what he is saying and easy to read and understand the report. Pictures and explanations are thorough and clearly stated.
- M.H., Chicago IL, July 2010
Jim was very professional and thorough. I feel more comfortable knowing that he as inspected the unit I am purchasing.
- J.M., May 2010
Jim was excellent for our inspection. He was professional and explained everything in lay person's terms so that it was all understandable. We can't recomend Jim at True Blue highly enough! Nancy Floy Heartwood Center Inc.
- N.F., April 2010
James, You are the MAN!!!!!!! Here's why.... You make sense when explaining issues. You have solutions for issues that do arise. You follow up. Your web reports are awesome and super easy to understand. Also easy to forward web inspection reports to other parties involved in the transaction. True Blue, I depend on YOU! Thanks, Matt.
- M.H., Chicago IL, February 2010
One of the best inspectors I have witnessed. Very thorough, attentive to detail, with just the right "bedside manner" explaining things calmly and clearly!
- J.B., hiago IL, November 2009