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Bend, OR 97702

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John Schwencke

Before you purchase or sell your home or property, please call Porch Light Home Inspection. We can help protect your investment with a thorough home/property inspection! Call us now to discuss your individual inspection needs. Work Phone: 5414800720

About Porch Light Home Inspection

We perform thorough inspections at reasonable prices. We can help you get to know the condition of the property you are about to buy or sell, and give you the confidence you need to make an informed decision.

We are located in Bend and serve all surrounding areas. We look forward to hearing from you!


John has inspected twice for us. Very thorough and professional. Adds cool pictures and appliance life expectancies also.
- M.R., October 2020
John has inspected twice for us. Very thorough and professional. Adds cool pictures and appliance life expectancies also.
- M.R., October 2020
John was super friendly, did a thorough job on the inspection, top to bottom, even though it was a "newer" home. Appreciated his ability to highlight the aspects that were important from the report in person and discuss his thoughts and recommendations. Also appreciated the second summary report as well as the complete full inspection report. Will be recommending John to anyone looking to have a trusted home inspector!
- C.P., October 2019
John was professional, knowledgeable and thorough in his inspection.
- K.M., January 2019
Home inspection was conducted quickly and completely. Preliminary report called to buyer same day with full report received the next day. Very satisfied with whole process and customer service!
- K.M., December 2018
What a great inspector...very professional and helpful. I would highly recommend John. He was very detailed and knowledgeable. I felt very secure as a widow that he was really fair and honest in his inspection of the property. Thank-you John
- S.B., November 2018
John was flexible on scheduling, in time, thorough, and explained at my laymen level. Report utilized pictures throughout and was concise. Very satisfied.
- C.W., August 2018
I just received the inspection report and John was very detailed in his work. The turnaround time was great and I would highly recommend him. He was very knowledgeable and professional. Clean cut guy! Thank You.
- D.H., June 2018
I have referred several clients to John at Porchlight and he has always performed as promised. John is on time and excels at explaining to my clients the home inspection process. He does a thorough job and provides my clients their report quickly and efficiently. I would highly recommend John if you are looking for a very professional and dependable home inspector!
- T.B., Bend OR, April 2018
Thanks for completing a high quality home inspection and report. I particularly liked your accompanying pictures which were taken with an infrared camera on applicable appliances and Heating system as well as those taken while testing the water features with running water. Thanks for a complete report and your attentions to the details.
- S.A., April 2018
Thank you for the in depth inspection!
- A.K., January 2018
John, This is an excellent inspection report. The thermal image photos and detail breakout of other testing equipment is particularly helpful when effecting repairs. Thanks, Dan O'Neill
- D.O., October 2017
Very happy with John as our home inspector! We are from out of state and probably had more questions than the average home buyer, and he took the time to answer all of our questions. John seems very knowledgeable and was really pleasant to work with. His report was clear and thorough.
- J.D., July 2017
John has been quick to response and lovely to work with. He is very detailed oriented and really knows a lot about appliances and house warranties. His reports reflect his excellence with a lot of pictures and extra explanations.
- S.M., April 2017
John was thorough, professional and knowledgeable. Showed up on time and spent hours at the property. He found many items in our new construction home that needed attention. The cost is negligible for the information gained. My advice, never purchase a home without an inspection; it is inexpensive knowledge for a very big investment. I have had other good inspectors in the years past, however, John was the most thorough inspector I've used. Feel confident that he has your best interest in mind.
- L.R., April 2017
Thank you for your help with the home inspection. It was thorough and extremely helpful!
- A.P., December 2016
The best Inspector Survey I've ever seen over the years, and I've had several inspectors in the past. John's report was extremely comprehensive, complete, highly detailed. He is also very friendly to work with...!
- S.C., September 2016
John was very thorough and explained everything. I would absolutely refer him to anybody that needed an inspection. A really nice gut too
- M.C., September 2016
John was very thorough in his inspection of our new house and explained any issues very well. I highly recommend John!
- E.R., September 2016
Very thorough inspection. Thanks!
- J.T., Bend OR, September 2016
So very thorough, knowledgeable, helpful and personable. I would definitely recommend John.
- D.A., August 2016
John was awesome. Very thorough. Made the process very easy and comfortable. Thanks John!
- R.L., August 2016
John did an excellent job, very thorough. He explained his findings verbally, supported by pictures of discovered problem areas. His final report was equally excellent. I am a repeat customer that was very impressed with the quality of his work I would definitely recommend John for anyone requiring a Complete Professional Home Inspection. - Jim Murphy ""
- J.M., July 2016
John is friendly, easy to talk to and did an excellent job He arrived right on time, explained his process, and fully explained his findings using pictures he had taken of items needing repair or replacement. Very thorough inspection, his final report was excellent with full written description of problem areas. His response to email questions was almost immediate and comprehensive. I would recommend his services to anyone that needs a Complete Home Inspection. - Jim Murphy ""
- , July 2016
I'm not tech savvy, so it would be nice if this auto- linked from the email that was sent. Regardless, everyone involved has said this was the best inspection report they had seen in recent memory. Thank you!
- J.P., July 2016
Wow! We can't thank you enough for your amazing professionalism, speed of service and thoroughness. We've purchased several homes and literally have never had such a comprehensive inspection. Infact, our agent (who has been selling homes in Bend for 30 years) had this to say "I have read the entire report. Excellent report. Probably the finest home inspection report I have ever read." Thank you John!
- A.P., July 2016
Thank you John for your continual exceptional service.
- V.M., July 2016
Thank you for being so thorough and proactive.
- P.K., July 2016
We were amazed when we read your inspection report! All we have for you is praise. Everything was spelled out to the smallest detail. So thorough and complete. We will definitely recommend you to anyone we come across who needs a "top of the line" home inspection. Thank you, John!!! (-:
- E.M., July 2016
John did a fantastic job inspecting our new home. Highly detailed but easy to read inspection report & excellent communications. All items were described with easy to understand language. We highly recommend John for your home inspection needs.
- R.G., July 2016
John did a fabulous job of inspecting our new home.
- E.K., July 2016
If you're looking for an inspector who is very thorough and detail oriented then I would suggest going with John at Porch Light.
- J.J., July 2016
John was amazing right from the start putting the nervous sellers' minds at ease, then doing a very thorough inspection, then reporting all there was to report from the most positive aspects of the house to those items he felt needed to be addressed a.s.a.p. Friendly, personable and excellent at his profession, yes we would love to recommend John to anyone needing home inspection services.
- B.M., July 2016
John was prompt, professional, knowledgeable, courteous and friendly. He answered every question we had and more. We would definitely use him again.
- E.S., July 2016
A very thorough inspection by an efficient and friendly inspector. We appreciated that he remained very accessible after the fact, and generously answered all of our questions - which really helped us decide what points needed to be considered as "must do's" versus those we could take care of later.
- R.W., July 2016
John was both professional and friendly. I appreciated his promptness.
- V.M., June 2016
John did a great job -- personable, very thorough and obviously knowledgeable. He took the time to point out and discuss specific findings, and he answered all my questions.
- M.P., June 2016
Thanks for the great and thorough work!
- A.B., June 2016
Excellent experience and so glad we found you!!! If we tried to list glowing adjectives, the list would be too long!
- B.S., June 2016
We were very, very impressed with the quality of John's home inspection and the report that followed. We're moving from out of state and it was scary trusting someone else to do a thorough inspection without us there. That fear was completely unwarranted, as John's report made us feel like we had combed through the whole house ourselves (except obviously he has way more knowledge and noticed way more things than we ever would have :) ). It was also very easy to schedule with him, and we appreciated having the payment, report, and follow-up stuff all online. Thanks!
- K.R., May 2016
John inspected the home we are selling, and did such a great job, we hired him to inspect the home we are buying.
- J.H., May 2016
Your thorough inspection is saving me a ton in what could be future issues that I will now be able to remedy at a fraction of the cost. I will be recommending you to anyone I know buying a home. The report you send is a great tool and I am completely happy with everything you did. Thank you once again. - Heath
- H.B., May 2016
John was very pleasant, informative and thorough. I will use him again, and will highly recommend to all of my clients.
- A.H., May 2016
John was pleasant on the phone and the report was very detailed. I would highly recommend his services to the new home buyer (like me) who will learn a bunch about existing construction codes and ways to improve the value and energy efficiency of their new homes. I would also recommend him for anyone wishing to sell their home, or someone who has lived in their home for a bit for the same reason.
- R.P., Honolulu HI, May 2016
Out standing and very professional We thank you for your service in a timely manner Myron and Lucille Williams
- M.W., May 2016
John was very friendly and knowledgeable. We are going to tell our other realtor friends to start using him. He was great...I also hear he usually bakes cookies. I am still waiting for mine! Haha. I would recommend John to anyone getting their home inspected.
- A.H., May 2016
John, THANK YOU for such a thorough and professional inspection. Fortunately, your inspection report did not find any major problems with the house we are purchasing. We are, however, very appreciative of the minor items that you found, which the seller has willing agreed to repairing. Left unattended for an extended period, some of these "minor issues" could have become more costly repairs. Lastly, thank you for the detailed list of suggested items to be mindful of in the future. Having this list will help us to properly budget for repairs/replacement of things that may fail in the future. If we can ever be of service to you, please don't hesitate to contact us. Sincerely, Rick Pike
- R.P., May 2016
John did a great job. Being that we don't live in the area it was nice to work with a well rated and professional inspector.
- S.W., May 2016
I highly recommend John for all home inspection needs and will definitely use him and his company again.
- H.P., April 2016
John was wonderful! I needed a quick inspection and he was able to get the job done! He provided a detailed report and exceptional pictures for reference. I have another inspection needed and I am definitely using John at Porch Light again!
- D.S., April 2016
We were very satisfied with the thoroughness of John's report and overall inspection quality. Including pictures with the report was very helpful. I would recommend him to others who needed a home inspection!
- E.E., April 2016
Awesome Job! Thanks, I haven't had time to try the system for creating a repair report yet, but will let you know.
- D.C., April 2016
I highly recommend John Schwencke at Porch Light. He was personal as well as professional and did a more than thorough job. His inspection was extremely detailed and gave me peace of mind. His promptness in scheduling and in doing the job was an added bonus. We'll definitely use him in the future!
- K.A., April 2016
John provided us with a very thorough inspection report. We really appreciate all of the pictures, the estimated costs to replace or repair, and the suggestions for changes to make the home more energy efficient. I liked the little comments like "passed the cookie baking test."
- A.Q., March 2016
John performed a very extensive high quality inspection. Communicated well what needed to be corrected and gave a very detailed report to submit to seller for changes needed. John is very professional and I would recommend him to other potential home owners as a quality home inspector.
- K.G., March 2016
John was prompt in getting back to me and willing to help on short notice for an inspection. He was flexible and worked with my client on pricing and got us the report quickly.
- L.S., March 2016
Quick to reply and schedule the inspection, was able to meet my short deadline and was very friendly and extremely thorough!
- M.S., March 2016
Very professional! Great inspection/picture report. Thanks so much, Sheri Pinz, Broker, ABR Abbas Real Estate, LLC.
- S.P., March 2016
We thought you were very through in your report. Thank you so much. Darrell and Pat Carter
- D.C., March 2016
Don't even think about buying a house in Bend or the surrounding area without having John inspect it. He was very professional right from the start, emailing to confirm the time and date of the inspection we discussed and arriving early. I own several old houses, so I'm familiar with many of the associated pitfalls. I could tell immediately that John knew what he was doing. He is extremely thorough, which obviously pays off in many ways. For example, he spotted a number of things that were the responsibility of the owner to take care of before the closing -- which more that covered the cost of the inspection. If you want to know what you are getting before buying, call John.
- D.S., March 2016
Thank you for your professionalism and knowledge. It was a very informational and pleasant experience. Sincerely, Lee and Christie Smith
- C.S., March 2016
A sad disappointment discovering so many serious flaws but very grateful for your through inspection and honest evaluation . Thank you for helping us avoid taking on this project .
- H.L., March 2016
John was very thorough and completed the inspection ahead of schedule. Really appreciate his communications with us. He explained each item very well. I would definitely recommend John to anyone needing a home inspection.
- D.M., March 2016
John was very fast and professional. John was able to accommodate my clients short time frame and get out to do the home inspection the same week I called him. He stayed in touch throughout the week to make sure my self or my clients did not have any questions and delivered a through and professional report. Thank you John Schwencke from My Porch Light Home Inspection Services, I will be calling you again very soon!
- M.B., March 2016
John did an amazing job for our home inspection. Not only did he accurately identify all the issues the home had in a very easy to understand way, but he provided very valuable insight into potential future repairs as well as life expectancy estimates on all the appliances. He also provided maintenance tips and home efficiency advice. With his information we were able to negotiate with the seller to ensure our home will be in tip top shape the day we move in, and will be able to maintain the home much easier in the future. And to top it off, John is a really nice guy and easy to talk to! As out of state buyers, we are able to have full confidence in our home purchase thanks to John! -Adam Hollman
- A.H., February 2016
John, I really like how articulate your home inspection reports are and user friendly for both my clients and me to read and understand. Your illustration and hyper-links for additional information saves allot of time in researching issues that may be unknown by the user. Thank you for the quick turnaround as well, Robert Smith
- R.S., Bend, OR, February 2016
Really terrific service and quality report. John is at the top of his game and it shows.
- S.R., February 2016
Not only is John professional and thorough, he is a pleasure to work with. I've had John inspect a number of homes for me and the result is always the same: amazing. His inspection reports are the best I've seen and my clients love him! I highly recommend John.
- M.M., February 2016
John is professional, knowledgeable, courteous and writes a very clear, clean and comprehensive report. Very happy to work with Porchlight.
- J.M., Bend OR, February 2016
Learned a lot! Thanks for the time and cookies!
- M.S., February 2016
John was fantastic! He accommodated our client on Superbowl Sunday and completed another very thorough and detailed inspection. Report was clear and easy for everyone to understand. Looking forward to our next inspection!
- J.L., February 2016
John is always ready for a new order and very accommodating with the agents as well as the sellers schedules. I have used John many times and will continuee to recommend him.
- S.P., Bend OR, February 2016
Great job. Thanks for offering solutions to potential problems
- J.S., Sisters OR, February 2016
John demonstrated organized professionalism. His reports were through and easy to read. He included color photographs and thermal images that aided in our decision to purchase our new home. The most helpful piece of the detailed report were the diagrams included, that explained how certain parts of the home should function and how to fix them if needed. His website was easily navigable and the welcome packet was beautifully designed. I highly recommend this inspector to anyone who is looking for a through, organized, and efficient inspection of their home.
- L.E., January 2016
I was very happy with the report and knowledge of John. I could not be any happier what a great job.
- T.B., January 2016
John was very thorough with his inspection. His report was organized and easy to read and understand. He took the extra time to explain the solar system and made extra efforts to check the condition of the roof, despite some icy conditions. I would highly recommend John as a home inspector.
- B.M., January 2016
John is always pleasurable, professional, and informative to my clients and they really enjoy the cookies he bakes while testing the range/oven:-)
- D.T., January 2016
Very helpful and professional. Couldn't be happier with the methods and helpful conversations John provided.
- J.D., January 2016
Thank you John. For the house inspection. You went above and beyond. I will defiantly, Recommend you. Thanks, Dan and Kyann.
- D.B., December 2015
Whether you are a Realtor, Buyer or Seller you'll be impressed by John's knowledge, videos, clear communication and full reports. John's easy to use online dashboard let's you view and save to a home computer or tablet. Use Porch Light on your next inspection, you'Lloyd be glad you did! Andee Phillips, Realtor Exit Realty Bend
- A.P., Bend OR, December 2015
John was very professional and very thorough. He explained everything to us and he also gave great advice on things we could do to improve the efficiency of our house. His report was easy to understand and came with pictures. I highly recommend using john if you need a home inspection.
- H.C., November 2015
John is very outgoing, thorough and professional.
- J.L., November 2015
John really takes his time to thoroughly inspect the entire home. His reports are user friendly with lots of pictures and helpful comments. He spends time with his clients to communicate and explain his findings in a helpful and informative way. He also gives recommendations on ways to enhance the energy efficiency of the home. Absolutely recommend!
- S.B., November 2015
Very thorough and communicated well!
- K.F., October 2015