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Erby Crofutt KY Lic#: HI-2041

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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 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., West Liberty 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
Very thorough inspection and excellent documentation on the report! Highly recommend Erby!!
- B.L., May 2016
Erby was awesome! I learned so much about my house- it was much more than an inspection, I got a full education! Will definitely use Erby again.
- M.I., May 2016
He was very thorough in his report (look for an example on his website), follow up & time. Also, he was very pleasant to talk to and ALL was very constructive. Any needed repairs were prioritized in importance through report & conversation. Being out of town, I needed the "extras" Erby brought to the table. I WOULD recommend him to my friends and not be concerned about this guy "dropping the ball," as HE is very professional in ALL. SO, B4Uclose, call, or visit his site. Thanks, again!
- F.W., April 2016
Erby was very knowledgeable and just a nice guy. We felt that he did a thorough inspection and took time to explain everything to us, which was great for first-time home buyers. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone buying a home in the Lexington area!
- O.H., April 2016
Erby is very knowledgeable and takes the time to share and explain his findings with his clients.
- L.F., Frankfort KY, April 2016
Very pleased with the quality of the inspection. Would definitely recommend Erby!
- L.B., April 2016
very thorough, prompt. Great job!
- R.C., April 2016
Erby made the home inspection process painless! I'm currently living in California and purchasing a home in KY. My realtor and Erby walked around and spoke with me over a video chat to show me specifics of the home. I couldn't be more pleased with his service. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a thorough home inspection. Candice Merical Southern California
- C.M., April 2016
Erby was fantastic. He takes you right along with him and teaches you everything you need to know! I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone needing a home inspection.
- R.M., April 2016
Erby completed a very thorough inspection and went above and beyond in making sure he answered all of our questions.
- J.B., March 2016
Erby is top notch and I would highly recommend his services to anyone. He leaves no stone untouched and does a great job explaining his reports. Make sure you have peace of mind and go with Erby!
- B.H., March 2016
I can't give you a 10, since I didn't actually get to meet you, but as far as the report goes, we are quite happy. Lots of detail and it seems lots of hard work to get the job done. Thank you.
- A.T., March 2016
He's very thorough and gave a detailed report that was easy to understand. He's the man!!!!!
- R.W., March 2016
Erby was very nice, prompt, and informative. He was patient with our questions and gave detailed explanations. He encouraged us to shadow him. If he saw something of concern that we didn't ask questions about he pointed out concerns with what he was seeing.
- K.P., March 2016
I would most defiantly recommend Erby to anyone I know needing an inspection. His candor and willingness to offer suggestions on options for getting items resolved were very welcome as was his adamant stance on avoiding conflicts of interest that would cause the people he is inspecting for to be cheated out of money. Plus he was a great guy all around! If I ever need a home inspection again I will call him back up!
- M.W., February 2016
Best experience ever! Very reassuring and detailed
- M.B., February 2016
Thank you so much for your quick response and courteous manner!
- A.H., February 2016
Erby did an excellent job at inspecting a home we are interested in purchasing. He requested we be present and an active part of the inspection. Erby is very thorough and pointed out several; ares we had missed before. I would highly recommend him if anyone was needing an inspection done.
- J.B., January 2016
We are very pleased with the quality of your inspection. It was professional,--it is obvious you are well-trained, experienced and respectful of the properties. It was very educational to be able to see all the areas (through the photos) of the house one doesn't normally think about or get to actually see, (such as under the floor, in the narrow crawl space.) We are thankful for the thorough report with all the photos! And we appreciate that you responded to our call so quickly!
- M.R., January 2016
Erby is very through with the inspection. He explains to you why you need to fix it and how. He also gives you tips on how to improve your house.
- J.D., November 2015
Very thorough.
- R.V., November 2015
Done a great job and very thorough! Would most definitely us again and refer to anybody. Thanks
- K.G., November 2015
I can always count on Erby to be thorough! I trust that he will not alarm my clients unnecessarily with the small issues. It is always great to work with him!
- J.W., November 2015
If you want honest answers and someone who wants to make sure you know what problems you could have and not mind that you are under his feet if you choose to be there while you and him are inspecting the house you want to live in ...Call Erby
- E.S., October 2015
Very thorough and explained everything very well. We received our documents that evening with details and pictures.
- A.C., October 2015