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Erby Crofutt KY Lic#: HI-103465

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KREIA Certified Kentucky Licensed Home Inspector B Safe - B Sure - B4U Close.  Get educated by Erby, the Central Kentucky Home Inspector
- Kentucky Real Estate Inspection Association
   (State Association of Kentucky Home Inspectors)


· NACHI Certified Kentucky Home Inspector
- National Association of Certified Home Inspectors

· NEHA Certified Residential Measurement Provider
 - National Environmental Health Association
NEHA Certification Link
    (Kentucky Radon Measurement Certification)

· 2002 - 2010 Member of the Board of Directors of the
   Kentucky Real Estate Inspectors Association,
KREIA, founded in 1992.

· Member of the Code of Ethics Committee of the
National Association of Certified Home Inspectors

· Lexington Kentucky Licensed Home Inspectors - KY Lic #:  HI-2041

A few more things you didn't know about Erby - The Central Kentucky B4 U Close Home Inspector

  • Active participation in National Home Inspector Discussion Forums
  • Graduate of the Midwest Inspectors Institute (MII).
  • Field Training at the Midwest Inspectors Institute (MII).
  • Fifteen years of Property Inspection experience along with construction management and new construction inspections with two nationwide Property Management & Facilities Management Corporations.
  • Five Years as a Nebraska Certified Law Enforcement Officer
  • Associates Degree in Business Administration from Nebraska Western College.
  • Four Years as a Military Police Investigator for the U. S. Army.
  • Four and a half years as a United States Marine

What areas of Central Kentucky are served by B4 U Close Home Inspections:

Cities & Vicinities Served by B4 U Close Home Inspections:

·         Berea, Covington. Cynthiana, Danville, Dry Ridge, Falmouth, Florence, Frankfort, Georgetown, Harrodsburg, LaGrange, Lancaster, Lawrenceburg, Lexington, Louisville, Midway, Millersburg, Morehead, Mount Sterling,  New Castle, Newport, Nicholasville, Owenton, Paris, Richmond, Shelbyville, Springfield, Taylorsville, Versailles, Williamstown, Wilmore, Winchester
Others upon request

Counties Served by B4 U Close Home Inspections:


Anderson, Bath, Boone, Bourbon, Boyle, Campbell, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Fleming, Franklin, Gallatin, Garrard, Grant, Harrison, Henry, Jefferson, Jessamine, Kenton, Lincoln, Madison, Menifee, Mercer, Montgomery, Nicholas, Oldham, Owen, Pendleton, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Washington, Woodford
Others upon request.





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KREIA Certified Inspector NACHI Certified Inspector NEHA Certified Radon Measurement Technician


Professional Home Inspections & Radon Testing in Central, Northern & Eastern Kentucky for Home Buyers, Home Sellers, & Home Owners Evening and weekend Inspections available Commercial & Field Service work

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Erby was super knowledgeable, he took his time looking at everything, made sure I understood everything he was reporting on. His report was very detailed with pictures and supporting information from national sources. I would highly recommend Erby and his company to anyone needing a home inspection.
- E.F., Richmond KY, January 2022
Recommend Erby highly. He is very professional and is an expert in this field as evidenced by his detailed report. He takes the time to discuss his findings as he goes - allowing you to comprehend the issues at hand. He is who you want on your side.
- A.A., September 2019
Incredibly detailed, fast, professional and kind. We would recommend again to everyone needing help.
- C.R., May 2019
Erby was thorough and great to work with. I would definitely recommend him.
- K.F., Frankfort KY, May 2019
I was so fearful buying a house on my own. Erby was extremely thorough, answered all my questions. He has such a pleasant personality, too! I have been well informed. Thank-You Erby!
- L.M., April 2019
Erby did a great job on our home inspection. We are buying a mid-1800 home and he was very knowledgeable and thorough. It was a great benefit to be able to accompany him as he did the inspection and he explained everything as we went. Made us much more comfortable buying a historic home.
- T.R., October 2018
I have used Erby for 3 houses. He saved me a lot of money!
- J.M., Indianapolis IN, September 2018
I just had a home inspection done by Erby Crofutt this last Friday and I couldn't have been more impressed! Erby is well spoken, detail oriented, knowledgeable and courteous. I walked around with him while he did the inspection and appreciated that he took time to show me what needed to be fixed, talked me through what was right and wrong and spoke in terms that I could understand. My inspection took three and a half hours, and Erby used every minute of that time making sure that he had thorough knowledge of the property which was evident in the online report I received a day later. I would recommend Erby to anyone buying a home!
- J.N., July 2018
Erby is very thorough. He is also very experienced. His professionalism and courtesy can't be beat. All of his qualities rolled up in one make for the best home inspection out there! Having someone that knows what he Is doing and to help look for possible issues with something so important as purchasing a house is very valuable and very much appreciated. I would never close B4 I called Erby Crofutt and B4U Close Home Inspections. Thank you for excellent service!
- K.C., June 2018
Erby, thanks so much for the work you did on our home inspection. You were exceedingly thorough and meticulous, and your report was very detailed and easy to follow. You were very professional, great to work with, and we will definitely recommend you on to others for their home inspections. Thanks again!
- K.K., June 2018
Are you kidding? You just have to see his work! I would NEVER buy a house without him inspecting it B4 I Close!
- K.C., June 2018
Erby is absolutely wonderful! Not only was his inspection extremely thorough (even impressed the girlfriend's dad) but his customer experience was outstanding. Being in the customer service industry myself, i know what "going above and beyond" means. Erby was not only prompt and punctual but really did everything his website said. This includes going over every nook and cranny of the house and welcoming on his inspection. Throughout, he treated me like i was his son and made sure that i was not taken advantage of by teaching me what he was looking for, allowing me to retain some of this knowledge and making the price well worth it. He is also very up to date on the technology which included 360 shots of each room which allowed us to go and look at the house after the fact (super nice since you only get a few minutes in the house before closing). All in all, Erby was phenomenal to the point where we had him do our second inspection and i now recommend him to everyone who ask. Thank you so much Erby for making this stressful process as stressless as possible!
- W.P., June 2018
Erby was excellent and thorough. He brought some great details to our attention and was very helpful throughout the process!
- A.M., June 2018
I very much appreciated you going through the crawl-space with me and pointing out important things to know and answering all of my questions!!! Would absolutely use again for the future and will recommend you as an inspector for anyone purchasing a home!
- K.B., June 2018
It was a great learning experience and well worth the time and money. I highly recomend him if you are looking to purchase a home.
- A.D., May 2018
Great job, everything you would want in an inspection. Professional reports that can be forwarded and understood by craftsmen. Allows me to negotiate as an informed buyer. Well worth the money.
- S.S., May 2018
Erby,it was a pleasure working with you.We would highly recommend you to anyone that would be interested in a home inspection.Bill and Susie.
- B.S., May 2018
I decided to attend the full inspection with Erby, and I was not disappointed! He is extremely knowledgeable and doesn't just comment on issues he sees when he's walking through with you; he'll also give you tips and tricks on home maintenance and how a lot of things work. An overall joy to accompany and talk to.
- K.S., May 2018
Erby was great very particular, great pictures with great verbiage! Would recommend him to everyone
- D.W., May 2018
Erby was very professional. He made sure we knew what we needed to know about the property we were purchasing. He made sure we asked questions if we had them, and and didn't mind going back to parts of the house to make sure he got to everything. Highly recommend his services!
- J.C., May 2018
Erby walked me through the whole place and explained what he was looking for as he was doing it. It was very informative and I know much more about my new place. Thanks!
- B.T., April 2018
I thought he did a GREAT job! Very thorough and honest. Just what I needed especially when making such a large investment.
- A.E., April 2018
professional, very thorough, premium service.
- E.C., March 2018
He was amazing and was able to fully explain everything that was found and was readily available.
- S.R., March 2018
I have used Erby Crofutt 4 separate times here in KY. Erby provides the most comprehensive review of your home than anyone I have ever encountered. My Family and I have moved more than 10 times in our lifetimes and have dealt with many other inspectors. It seems that many of the inspectors do their best to keep the realtors happy so they will keep calling them back when they have a new purchasing client. Not Erby. Erby cares more about you the customer, the potential home owner. When I found our forever home I knew Erby was the one to call. He has enhanced his inspection abilities with new technology that provides more than just a walk through visual inspection of your home. Erby not only identifies trouble areas in the home, but ideas on how to fix them or prevent them from getting worse. Be prepared to be onsite and bring a notepad. Erby doesn't end it with the inspection. He creates a timely thorough report and will send emails to you periodically throughout the year on how to prepare your home for upcoming change in weather patterns. If you chose anyone else you are taking a risk of things being missed. Thanks again Erby for the hard work and detailed report.
- R.K., Lexington KY, March 2018
Erby was recommended to me by a pair of close friends, and now I know why. Erby is exceptionally thorough, and unlike most, encourages the prospective buyer to be on-site with him during the inspection. Can't tell you how much I learned. And, believe you me, the inspection FAR more than paid for itself. Can't go wrong with Erby Crofutt and B4U Close!
- T.A., December 2017
Erby did a fantastic thorough job. He answered all my questions and explained things to me so that I felt very confident about purchasing my home. He even sent me my report just hours after the inspection, due to a last minute deadline from the sellers.
- A.C., December 2017
Keep it up Erby. It's clear that you work for the prospective buyer.
- D.G., November 2017
Thanks for all your help and knowledge. Made the process enjoyable and beneficial.
- M.T., November 2017
VERY THOROUGH. Mr. Crofutt was able to accommodate our tight timeline to conduct the home inspection and radon testing. He was there on time and his inspection of the home was very thorough. More importantly, his review with us after the inspection was comprehensive and left us feeling very well educated about the home we were buying. To top it off, the report he generated after the inspection was equally as thorough and well sectioned out, which made it easy for us to communicate our requested changes to the seller in a way that both parties could easily understand. It is very clear that Mr. Crofutt is a professional and knows his stuff. I would recommend him to anyone.
- G.V., Florence KY, November 2017
If you want to have your home inspection done right and want to be worry free then you should consider to have your home inspection done by Erby Crofutt. Very honest and knowledgeable about home inspection. Erby done 2 home inspections for me personally one in 2006 and one in 2017 very happy with both. I highly recommend him to friends family.
- J.I., November 2017
Erby was great. He was very thorough and took his time to inspect the condo with a fine tooth comb. He was also very patient in explaining all of his findings with my wife and I. His website tools also made it a breeze to assemble our list of repair requests. I would highly recommend Erby, without hesitation!
- G.A., October 2017
Highly recommend Mr Crofutt On the walk thru and around the house I learned things and was surprised at things I did't see myself. Got all the info I was looking for and More
- M.L., October 2017
Easy process and the inspector was very friendly and informative.
- C.R., October 2017
Erby is always thorough and observant. He is a pleasure to work with.
- M.W., October 2017
Excellent, professional, thorough, best ever!!! Totally trustworthy! Thanks, Erby
- M.M., October 2017
I have had four home inspections throughout the years and Erby was very informative and thorough. I will definitely recommend his services to anyone.
- J.K., Berry KY, October 2017
Erby was very thorough and answered all of our questions. The drone video was also a very nice touch. :) We highly recommend him!
- K.G., September 2017
Erby did a great job! He was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful with explaining what he was inspecting and why. If there were problems he found, he made it easy to understand what was happening and recommended the best ways to take care of those problems. He also made me feel more at ease that we had made the right home choice for our family. With the particular type of home we were interested in, he explained to me the pros and cons. This information, to me, was invaluable and I can honestly say it further solidified our decision to purchase our home. If you need a home inspection, I would definitely recommend him. 100%!
- J.C., September 2017
Erby did a great job! He was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful with explaining what he was inspecting and why. If there were problems he found, he made it easy to understand what was happening and recommended the best ways to take care of those problems. He also made me feel more at ease that we had made the right home choice for our family. With the particular type of home we were interested in, he explained to me the pros and cons. This information, to me, was invaluable and I can honestly say it further solidified our decision to purchase our home. If you need a home inspection, I would definitely recommend him. 100%!
- , September 2017
Very helpful. My husband really enjoyed the walkthrough and being shown how to fix the small things. Appreciate it!
- C.W., September 2017
If you're looking for an in and out inspection, do not engage the services of Erby Crofutt. If you wish to be allowed to be with the inspector as he/she does their work, have a detailed explanation of the how, what's and why's of the inspection, then do use Erby Crofutt. He does an outstanding job of inspecting, and an equally good job of letting you know any issues found.
- D.S., September 2017
This is the second time I have used Erby and he always does a great job with extreme detail.
- J.J., August 2017
I highly, HIGHLY recommend Erby! He was thorough, professional and personable. He took the time to educate me on the property and provide helpful suggestions. His customer service is top notch.
- L.V., August 2017
We have used Erby to inspect two homes for us that we purchased. The report format is great. When we had Erby inspect a home for us in July, 2017, he spent over three hours going over every part of the home with us. We will definitely call Erby if we decide to buy another home!
- B.F., July 2017
We were both so impressed and pleased with the entire inspection experience ! Your professionalism, throughness, consideration, and promptness have exceeded expectations. We will be calling on you again!
- B.K., July 2017
The service and the report are excellent. The only problem that I find is that for a retired person on Social Security like myself the price is very high. I personally can't afford more than one and if that one fails then what????
- C.B., July 2017
Very thorough and clearly describes any issues.
- A.R., Frankfort KY, July 2017
Erby was great! Very happy with our home inspection.
- B.F., July 2017
Erby Crofutt was skilled, professional, efficient in his inspection and communication with us. We send out a huge thank-you to him for inspecting the home we were purchasing, and recommend him without reservation. The Rogers
- B.R., July 2017
Great job! So professional and detail oriented, I would recommend you to anyone who needed an inspector.
- M.W., July 2017
Very knowledgeable. I enjoyed his "blunt" mannerism. I felt that I was in his best interest, not the realtor.
- J.S., June 2017
Did a very good job and helped us to decide not to buy that house because of defects that you found that they didn't want to fix. Thank you
- T.H., June 2017
Erby did an excellent job, from crawlspace to attic he thoroughly inspected every aspect of the home.
- C.W., June 2017
Great Job! Very professional.
- B.D., May 2017
Yes, very pleased with Erby's inspection and his helpful suggestions and knowledge.
- S.A., May 2017
Erby did a great job inspecting and explaining things to us which helped us understand a lot more about the house we are purchasing and how to take care of it as owners. Thanks for the commitment to excellence you display Erby!
- M.B., May 2017
Erby did a fantastic job, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. The man for the job to say the least. He caught anything and everything nothing missed at all. Super great customer service, i didn't know him at all and he treated me like I was his friend for 20 years. Very knowledgeable in every aspect, took the time to explain every small detail of the questions that I asked. One of my biggest pet peeves is being on time and he wasn't a second late. Honesty is another and I have to say he was wether it was good or bad. You will not be disappointed in his services. GO TEAM ERBY!!!!
- J.H., May 2017
Very thorough inspection. Took the time to explain details to me. Allowed my to see all the areas of commentary. I learned so much about the house I was purchasing and definitely was more familiar with all the nooks and crannies. Thanks Erby- Highly recommended!
- K.R., May 2017
Was really efficient, thorough, and of course have to love the drone footage of our property!
- J.E., May 2017
Very close inspection, finds issues most inspectors miss Great job would highly recommend
- D.T., April 2017
Erby was efficient and knowledgeable, I would recommend using b4uclose to anyone purchasing a home. We felt confident about the home after the inspection and was able to use the report to successfully negotiate the concerns we had.
- T.T., Harrodsburg KY, April 2017
I will NEVER buy a home without Erby inspecting it first.He misses nothing! This inspection is the third home Erby had inspected for us over the years.We feel very confident and reassured with each inspection. He is very professional and his explanations to the average homeowner is very well understood. He answered all of our questions. We HIGHLY recommend B4UClose Home Inspections.You can be assured you will rest easy knowing Erby thoroughly inspected the home you are considering for purchase. Thank you Erby
- M.W., Whitefield NH, April 2017
Very detailed and thorough.
- C.S., March 2017
Erby is thorough and does a great job. I would recommend him to anyone wanting an accurate assessment of their home's condition.
- B.L., March 2017
Was the most thorough inspection I have ever had when purchasing a home
- T.N., March 2017
We hired Erby because we have had previous experience with his work from a home inspection he performed for our daughter in Georgetown KY. Although we live in Ft Thomas KY, where there are many good home inspection companies, my wife and I trusted Erby and didn't hesitate asking him to conduct our new home inspection. In addition to Erby's knowledge of all current and past building codes, he has a common sense approach to fixing many of problems he points out. We couldn't be happier with his service and we would recommend him to anyone needing a home inspection.
- , February 2017
I am extremely satisfied with the inspection Erby performed for us. He was very thorough and had plenty of good suggestions. I will definitely recommend him to anyone I know that needs a home inspection.
- M.H., February 2017
Erby was incredibly thorough and patient with us. This is our first home so we had lots of questions, all of which he answered in great detail. We would definitely use him again!
- F.E., January 2017
Outstanding! He done my inspection for me. He really is very professional and a very honorable businessman. He is a highly intelligent and very experienced and educated at his craft. If you want the best doing your home inspection and you want to get your money's worth and want to know you are getting a fair a honest home inspection Erby is the guy to hire. Thank you very much!!
- E.C., January 2017
Erby was funny and took the time to explain everything to me.
- K.M., January 2017
Thank you for everything!
- K.H., January 2017
Erby did an extremely thorough inspection and report for us. He alerted us to a potential major foundation issue and suggested we get a foundation repair inspector provide us with more details on the severity of the problem and estimates. Thanks to Erby we knew exactly what we were getting into and chose to not purchase the home since the seller was not willing to negotiate this major structural issue. We will definitely ask Erby to inspect the next house we consider and his rates are worth every penny and then some.
- P.L., January 2017
We were recommended B4U Close Home Inspections by our Real Estate Agent. This guy is hands down the best and most thorough home inspector I've ever dealt with through my several home buying experiences. He was incredibly knowledgeable, very thorough, and explained things to us in a way that helped us to make decisions about our future home that we felt very confident with. I would not hesitate to give Erby my full recommendation if anyone wants a home inspector that will give you confidence (whether to buy or pass) when looking at your next property purchase. Highly Recommend!
- J.H., December 2016
I think Mr. Erby did an outstanding job, in the amount of time we did the home inspection I learned so much. I highly recommend Mr. Erby to anyone that's interested in buying a home . Good job . Thanks and SEMPER FI.
- S.J., December 2016
Extremely satisfied with Erby's inspection. I would not buy a home without him inspecting it first. This is the third home he has inspected for us, what more could I say!
- N.C., Morehead KY, November 2016
Erby was great! Very detailed in his report and took the time to make sure we understood any issues he found! I would highly recommend him!
- S.H., November 2016
He's the only choice for home inspections!! I've used him many times and have always been impressed with his thoroughness and knowledge. Definitely an asset to any home buying experience!!! Thanks Erby!!!!
- G.S., Carlisle KY, October 2016
Erbys inspection is the most thorough I have ever seen. He found several things, but in particular he had 2 major issues on the house he inspected for us . It resulted in us withdrawing our contract because the owner would not take care of them. His inspection was an investment that literally saved us thousands of dollars.
- A.S., October 2016
We were VERY impressed with Mr Crofutt's knowledge, patience and professionalism! He took the time to explain the whole process and was very helpful in referencing a mitigation system for our new place. Erby came HIGHLY recommended and we continue the HIGHLY recommended sentiment!
- H.G., October 2016
Erby was fantastic. Thorough and thoughtful, his recommendations and prioritization of projects was incredibly helpful. If we have friends try to purchase property while we are out here we will definitely send them to B4U Close!
- M.J., October 2016
Great inspector, very knowledgeable. Answered all questions and went above and beyond with his inspection.
- D.L., September 2016
Inspection was thorough, I was very impressed. Will definitely recommend to others.
- S.H., September 2016
The inspection was very thorough. I was impressed!
- , September 2016
The inspection was very thorough. I was impressed!
- , September 2016
Thank you for your attention to detail and fitting this inspection in, in such a short notice. You will be recommended
- M.M., September 2016
Erby was great! He also made it a fun learning experience for me. He is knowledgeable and explains things well and with terms I can understand as well with good humor. Thank you so much for your help!
- R.I., September 2016
Very detailed and the pictures in the report very helpful!
- M.B., September 2016
Best inspector ever! Provides education about the house that helps you for years to come along with thorough inspection! The only inspector we have encountered that wants you with him when the inspection is done. Learned so many things about our house we might never have known until something went wrong. Would certainly recommend you use Erby if you I are planning to buy a house!!
- D.S., September 2016
Erby was very detailed in his inspection. He explained everything so that we could understand it easily. Pictures and explanations attached on the inspection left no doubt what repairs/replacements were needed. We were able to show the pictures and explanations to our contractors so that they knew EXACTLY what was needed.
- B.B., September 2016
Very thorough, did a great job explaining as much as I wanted to know. Great experience for my first time through the home inspection process.
- T.N., August 2016
He was very complete and pointed out things he recommended we fix, even if they did not.
- V.M., July 2016
Thank you for a thorough inspection!
- M.K., July 2016
Did a wonderful job, explained everything very well. Would definitely recommend.
- J.B., July 2016
Extremely thorough, explains what he is doing to his customers. Takes as much time as is necessary to explain what he is doing and answer questions. His reports are loaded with a lot of good information and color pictures/diagrams of areas that need attention. This is the second time I have had the opportunity to have him work for me, I have been extremely pleased both times. I highly recommend this guy to anyone who needs a good, thorough home inspection.
- S.B., June 2016
Erby was communicative, quick to get the inspection done and the results were both timely and informative.
- P.C., May 2016
Very thorough! Checked every appliance, plug in, corner, if it could be looked at Erby did. Homeowner had roof inspected previously so he didn't do a roof walk but if homeowner couldn't produce proper insurance paperwork Erby said he would come back out and do the roof walk since it wasn't done the day of. Highly recommended!
- T.H., May 2016
Erby did a great job inspecting our future home. I felt he was very honest and insightful during our inspection. He encouraged me to accompany him on his walk through so I could see the issues as they arose. The report was delivered promptly and was very thorough. The report made it easy to form and prioritize a punchlist. I feel it was money well spent for the level of service.
- J.W., May 2016
Erby is my number 1 choice for a home inspector! He is thorough and always informative about the issues at hand.
- J.W., May 2016
Mr. Crufutt went way beyond the bounds of what I understand an inspection should entail, and in every good way. I genuinely enjoyed communicating with him as he explained issues with my future home. As a man who is not that knowledgeable on home repair or the mechanics of many of the utilities, Mr. Crofutt really took his time to make sure I understood and could take care of my investment. Thank you, sir.
- J.N., May 2016