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Hawkeye Home Inspections LLC

Workphone: 319-530-8130

Wellman, IA 52356-9662

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Alvin Miller - Inspector/Owner

Are you buying or selling your home?

    Before you make that big real estate transaction you should have a complete home inspection performed by an ASHI Certified Inspector to insure you know the true condition of the home you are purchasing.

    My expertise in the complete residential construction/designing/ consulting/inspecting field since 1970 assures you of the best possible home inspection. Let my experience work for you!!    

    Call Alvin Miller for an inspection quote and to schedule an appointment, owner/inspector of Hawkeye Home Inspections LLC at 319-530-8130

                         Serving all of Eastern & Southeastern Iowa

               ASHI Certified Inspector    Member#247861       


Home builder/repairs/designer/consultant/Certified ASHI inspector; Iowa Radon & Mold Certified; BBB A+ Member 2010


Alvin is highly qualified with many years of experience from in-depth/exhaustive inspections, starting in 1970 performing new construction, repairs, analysis of problems, consultation, custom renovations/remodeling for all types of home;


Very thorough inspection. We are very happy with the way Alvin inspected things. It was really nice the way he took pictures and labeled them as well as put a good description of why each thing was an issue and how to go about properly fixing it. Would definitely recommend Alvin to anybody needing a home inspection.
- K.K., June 2020
Alvin was by far the most thorough inspector I have ever had the pleasure of hiring. Not only was he highly informed, but he went above and beyond his duties to show me all of the discrepancies found and what would need to be done to fix these. I am beyond happy that he was the man hired for the job and would recommend him to anyone buying a home. His extensive knowledge and decades of experience definitely showed.
- G.P., Tiffin IA, April 2020
Hawkeye Home Inspection, Alvin, was wonderful. He is very detailed in his findings and offers recommendations to future buyers. He was extremely polite. He walked us thru the entire inspection report explaining each area that he found issues with. We RECOMMEND him to all who need an honest and detailed inspector. We are buying the home he inspected and respect his recommendations. We will be asking him to inspect our present home, that we have put on the market, to ensure any issues can be corrected prior to any future buyer purchasing our home. We are very happy with this company! Alvin served his country in the military and continues to serve the community with his hard and honest work.
- G.B., April 2020
We appreciate you thorough inspections, at the same time not frightening prospective buyers.
- H.F., West Branch IA, March 2020
Alvin was incredible with his inspection and explanation of everything he found. Very detailed and thorough. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to get a home inspection.
- Z.W., February 2020
Alvin is clearly one of the top professionals in this business! He was able to conduct our inspection in a very timely manner and was outstandingly thorough!
- K.F., January 2020
Alvin was amazing! Did you know he used to build houses? He really knows his stuff, what to look for, and he left no stone unturned. Our inspection report was EXTREMELY thorough and he walked us through it step by step. I left with every question answered and with suggestions to boot! One heck of a nice guy, I would HIGHLY recommend Alvin and Hawkeye Home Inspections to anyone.
- Q.S., October 2019
I really appreciate how thorough Alvin Miller's home inspection was. I was nervous about buying my first rental property, but he explained his findings and recommendations clearly, and as a result I felt very confident moving forward with the purchase. Highly recommend his services.
- K.B., July 2019
Very professional, courteous and thorough.
- J.B., April 2019
Of the several inspections I?ve received over the years for home purchases, Alvin Miller?s was by far the most thorough and detailed, very helpful and much appreciated.
- D.M., April 2019
Thank you for your professionalism and help in getting this report done so efficiently and succinctly.
- L.M., March 2019
Through, professional, and provides information and explanations in a manner that anyone can understand.
- T.S., August 2018
Mr. Miller was such a pleasure to work with. He responded quickly to our request for an inspection (no more than 2 days between the time I called him and the day he did our inspection) and provided an extremely thorough and professional report. I have since discovered that Mr. Miller is very well respected among those in the building community in the Iowa City area. He came highly recommended and did not disappoint.
- T.M., August 2018
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and tips on how to repair things inside and outside the home. I greatly appreciate it. It was very informative.
- J.S., July 2018
Alvin was great, explained everything he found and what needed to be done
- J.B., July 2018
Alvin, You were so very thorough and we respect and appreciate that you make suggestions on our report of how to remedy what issues you've addressed. it certainly was a delight to meet with you. I know Luke enjoyed talking about the heat pump he plans to install and other items in the house with you. We are very thankful for the additional discount you gave us on your fee. We defiantly will be giving you a call in a few years when we buy our dream home as this home is just a stepping stone to generate equity. Thank you again- so very much -Jessie (Luke) Sull (and Baby Odie)
- J.S., June 2018
Very good to work with. Really knows his stuff and is able to effectively point out the key items of the inspection.
- J.H., December 2017
Alvin C. Miller is extremely detailed and takes the time to go over everything he finds thoroughly. Alvin is the best!!
- T.E., October 2017
He was very thorough with every aspect of the inspection. He checked every inch of the exterior and interior of the property and all appliances. This is my first experience with home inspection, but when comparing notes with others I am repeatedly told that my inspection and his reporting were excellent. My son-in-law,who is experienced in construction and maintenance, followed his inspection procedure and was also convinced that the inspection we received was excellent.
- S.H., July 2017
Kevin Hale here Alvin. It was my pleasure working with you. Regards,
- K.H., May 2017
Thanks Alvin! You were great and very thorough!
- T.H., August 2016
Alvin is extremely thorough - he spent around 3.5 hours before I even got there to come up with a full list of all observations, gave a brief summary after my arrival, then walked me through the entire place where he explained every item very clearly and answered all of my questions with ease. He is also extremely friendly and helpful - he provided great advice on how to fix all problems mentioned in the report and lots of great suggestions on how my house could be improved beyond what was noted in the inspections. I will absolutely recommend him to all my friends and family in my area who need house inspection services.
- T.B., July 2016
Absolutely great. He spent much more time than we expected going through the house. He also took the time to explain everything thoroughly.
- S.B., July 2016
Alvin did a great job at a property I had placed an offer on. When I could not make our initial appointment, he readily rescheduled with me. He spend two hrs going through every aspect of the inspection and giving me detailed information. Because of his attention to detail, I was able to make the best decision for my family. I would recomend Alvin for your home inspection needs and I would use him again in my next home.
- I.B., April 2016
Very informative and thorough, and very pleasant to work with.
- M.H., April 2016
Awesome! Very kind and informative
- I.B., February 2016
We picked Alvin Miller because we did our research and found that he has a reputable and long history in home inspection. He was detailed and thorough with his work. Has a ton of knowledge and will share an input in the house.
- J.M., February 2016
There is no other home inspector that I trust as much as Alvin Miller. He has inspected our last four purchases and has found things that other inspectors overlook or just miss, saving us a lot of money in the process. His services are promp and very professional and I can not recomend him highly enough!
- T.M., November 2015
Alvin did an outstanding job in explaining concerns on the property during the inspection. The inspections report was detailed and included pictures with instructions for priority repairs, safety and maintenance concerns.
- T.E., November 2015
Thank you for a great job Alvin! Very thorough and great explanations!
- T.B., June 2015
Does a great job and displays an enormous amount of knowledge.
- J.T., June 2015
He did a great job and explained everything in a manner that made it easy for us to understand.
- B.C., May 2015
We were extremely pleased with Alvin. He was informative and professional. He was also very personable and made us feel comfortable. We would highly recommend Alvin to anyone in need of a home inspector.
- T.F., April 2015
Thanks again Alvin, for the thorough inspection and advice.
- K.L., April 2015
Alvin is a very nice and detailed inspector. He shows me what the house looks like and also let me know the limitation in this inspection. Recommended. Thanks Alvin
- R.H., January 2015
Thanks for a very informative and helpful inspection. It was great meeting and talking with you and we'll definitely recommend you if anyone asks who we used. - Nick and Tina
- N.J., November 2014
Alvin is very professional. Explained points very well and knows what he is talking about.
- R.L., October 2014
Thank you Alvin, your inspection was involved, and We so appreciate your interest and professionalism. Sally Cline Iowa Realty
- S.C., October 2014
Alvin does an amazing job and takes the time to explain any priority repairs, safety concerns, maintenance items and suggested improvements. His reports are very thorough and I'd highly recommend his services!
- B.S., August 2014
Mr. Miller was very personable, professional, and courteous. His work is thorough and straight forward. The end product is a true and concise report that is easy to understand. I would definitely recommend Alvin C. Miller and Hawkeye Home Inspections, LLC to others. Craig E. Spitzer Kalona, IA
- C.A., July 2014
The inspection report was thorough and clearly written. I appreciated the pictures, priority ratings and maintenance suggestions.
- T.B., July 2014
Very knowledgeable in all areas of his profession. Welling to answer all questions that were asked of him. We couldn't be happier with the job he preformed. Thanks so much
- I.L., June 2014
Clear, concise and polite.
- K.A., May 2014
Alvin takes the time to explain to homeowners what he is looking at, why, and what they should look for over time in the maintenance of their home. Great customer service!
- K.S., April 2014
Mr. Miller did an outstanding job. His inspection was thorough and his report very detailed. We really appreciated his full explanations of identified problems and his recommendations for remedy. Simply put, we were very pleased with his work.
- M.K., November 2013
Mr. Miller - We want to thank you for your very complete home inspection on 53 Donegal Place, Iowa City. Your detail and suggestions are very much appreciated. Marva also mentioned that you have ideas on how to add a bathroom on the main floor. While we would not be in a position to do this right away we would like to speak with you in the future regarding your ideas. Thanks again. Brian & Kim Biegger
- B.B., August 2013
Thank you for your help with the ammendment on the report. They are taking care of all the remedy requests so I appreciate your attention to detail. Jeanne
- J.F., August 2013
You were courteous, thorough, and explained all concerns clearly. Thank you for a great job.
- S.B., July 2013
Thanks Alvin!! Sorry I was unable to be there this morning. Nicole and I appriciate all of your time.
- K.M., July 2013
Alvin was great, very helpful in explaining things to me, and showing me the items that need to be fixed. Will definitely recommend!!!!
- P.H., May 2013
Alvin u were grea!
- N.M., April 2013
On time, knowledgeable and professional. I would recommend Alvin to anyone.
- P.M., October 2012
Thank you Alvin for the very fast service and the consideration and discount!!!! Excellent job.
- D.G., October 2012
Was very pleasant and showed what he found. Will recommend him to other people.
- E.S., September 2012
Very thorough inspector, I highly recommend Alvin. Inspection well worth the reasonable cost. He also does a walk through at the end to point out everything included in the report. Very professional and accurate.
- S.O., September 2012
Alvin is very thorough with his work and did an excellent job on my home inspection for the house I purchased. He was even able to show me things I would have never thought of when it comes to buying a home. He gives a very detailed report and great recommendations on what to have fixed before purchasing the house. I felt more confident about purchasing my home after I heard the results of his inspection. I will definitely recommend him to any one purchasing a new or used home!
- L.H., August 2012
Alvin did a wonderful, thorough, trustworthy job with the home inspection for the home I am purchasing. I highly recommend him. Thank you Alvin!
- N.D., July 2012
We are thoroughly happy with the Alvin Miller. He was very thorough and informative! Thanks! Meghann
- L.W., February 2012
Thank you Alvin for inspecting our new home! You did a great job! We appreciate your help...Joe and Mabel Bedocs.
- J.B., August 2011
Alvin, We appreciated the great job you did in the inspection of 421 Melrose! Thank you for waiting for us as we were late. Your recommendations on how to repair things was great! We would recommend you to others anytime. We may call on you again in the future. Mark and Judy Hovren
- M.H., July 2011
Alvin provided a very detailed report with helpful pictures to provide a good overview of the house. Since I couldn't attend the inspection, he worked closely with my realtor, Michelle Runciman, in determining the high priority items and those that could easily be handled after I took over ownership. Because of the qualify of his work and the teamwork with my realtor, the seller agreed to complete all the work requested to be done prior to closing. Awesome job!
- S.B., June 2011
I really enjoyed working with Alvin. He was extremely thorough and professional. I will recommend him to family & friends for sure. Great Inspector.
- M.F., June 2011
Very throw does a good job.
- D.S., May 2011
I really appreciated Alvin's very thorough method and ability to explain problems to me. Very helpful. I would Alvin use again for sure!
- M.F., April 2011
Excellent work! Very professional!
- P.R., March 2011
I highly recommend Alvin Miller to all my clients.
- L.L., March 2011
He has done a house that we are selling and now a house that we are buying. We couldn't be happier in both instances. He is very thorough and specific. His reports were always very clear and returned to us quick. We will for sure suggest him to any friends and family that are needing this service! Thanks again Mr. Miller! Tanya Gaudet
- B.G., March 2011
Alvin was very knowledgable and detailed in his inspection. I felt confident in what he found to be issues where communicated effectively and that he knew what he was talking about. I also felt confident in his experience as a custom home builder as well as his years of experience in inspecting homes. He was very pleasant to deal with.
- B.D., August 2010
Alvin Miller did a great job! He kept us up to date with email messages and a phone call the night before the inspection. He performed a meticulous inspection/walk through and emailed the documents the very same day. Highly recommended. Thank You!
- N.P., August 2010
Thanks so much for working with us Alvin! You are very knowledgeable and gave us lots of wonderful advice.
- J.L., August 2010
Thank you Alvin for your thorough inspection of our potential property. I feel you did a good job and you care about your work. You showed me a lot of things that I didn't see when I looked at the property as a potential buyer. Once the work is finished repairing those problem areas, I feel we'll have a much safer home.
- J.R., June 2010
Hi Alvin, I just want to say that you are the best inspector I have ever come across. Restoring old homes to their former glory is my passion. Thank you for being there for me. I will never forget you and if you ever need anything, please do not hesitate to call me. I will do anything in my power to help you in anyway. I consider you a blessing from GOD. Coming from me, that is saying a lot. You are a treasure! :-) We will be keeping in touch with you and giving you more business. We will even pay you for building advice if that is ok with you. We trust your opinion whole heartedly. You are a true professional. We truly appreciate you. We will be contacting you again soon. You are the genuine article. Sincerely, Joyce Leon
- J.L., May 2010
Everything was very through and clearly explained. I would hire this man to do the repairs or give directions to a contractor beginning the suggested repairs. I would have also liked an evaluation of the humidifier and the water softener. Thank you for your fine work. Myron Welch
- M.W., March 2010
Alvin, I appreciate your always working me into your schedule usually sooner than later! It is greatly appreciatd! You are very pleasant and easy to work with and my clients hava always been pleased with your service! I also appreciate your thoroughness without being an alarmest! Thank You Again, Marcie
- M.M., March 2010
We are extremely satisfied with the quality of Alvin's inspection.
- J.V., February 2010
Alvin did an excellent job and was very friendly and a pleasure to work with. Thanks Alvin!!!
- B.S., December 2009
Very in-depth professional report. We feel fully confident now with the condition of our potential home. Would recomend to all. Thanks so much!
- R.B., October 2009
I thought Alvin did a very thorough job. He was punctual and presented a positive, professional attitude. He took his time inspecting the house and communicated at a level where I could understand what he was talking about. I was impressed how knowledgable he was in the various areas. My presence didn't bother him and he took the time to point out the discrepancies and suggested ways to repair. He also had positive things to say about the house, which was nice. I asked him for names of contractors that could do repairs and he supplied me with several names. The price for the inspection was very reasonable and I received a full written report the same day.
- T.H., June 2009
You are great!! Thank you for inspect our home. You did outstanding job!! Please delet the other message. Sincerely youirs, Omaira
- G.G., June 2009
Alvin was very thorough and went above and beyond than what was neccessary. I feel like we shouldn't have any surprises after moving in. We want to make several improvements to our new home and he was able to give good advise on how to tackle these proejcts.
- J.M., June 2009