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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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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
I really liked that Erby walked the buyer through the house and explained to her what was a real problem and what was not really in need of being fixed now, but watched. His report was comprehensive.
- B.W., October 2015
Great job Erby! I appreciate you taking time to show me everything.
- B.W., October 2015
Great job Erby! I appreciate you taking time to show me everything.
- B.W., October 2015
incredibly thorough! I have used him a number of times and he's the only one I would trust. Finds even the smallest issue. Thanks Erby!!
- D.T., October 2015
Being a first time home buyer I found that I was very ignorant, after speaking with Erby I felt informed about my home purchase. Obviously and very experienced home inspector, insightful and informative. Answered every question I had. Very friendly and always had time to answer every question.
- J.B., March 2015
This is the second home I had Erby inspect for me prior to purchase. Both properties had barns on them too.He inspected those as as well. all i have to say is Erby saved me and my family from a costly dangerous situation.The home was filled with mold and mildew.The seller was willing to rid the home of the mold and mildew but would not fix the cause. We walked away.I had Erby come out and inspect the next house and as usual he was great. covered everything. We bought the house. I HIGHLY recommend Erby to any one buying a home or any structure. He is very polite,patient and informative. He misses nothing! thank you again Erby:)
- M.W., Whitefield NH, March 2015
Very thorough inspection. We learned a lot just by being there for the inspection. Awesome report, pictures, and suggestions.
- G.S., Carlisle KY, February 2015
Thank you so much for being personable and thorough. I always enjoy when I learn something from a home inspection and I believe both me and my buyer learned something from you about her new home. Thanks again!
- J.W., January 2015
Erby Crofutt did the MOST thorough inspection imaginable. He performed the inspection in a very orderly fashion. He answered all of our questions and cleared up any number of mysteries. If I could rate Erby 50 instead of 10, I would do it. 100 stars would not be too many. His report was clearly written. There were plenty of pictures. I know what things need to be fixed NOW and what fixes can be put off. Those pictures will make it easy for me to find those places that need to be fixed, even if 6 months have elapsed. Erby knows the plumbing & electrical & building codes. If it is a knowledgeable, reliable, competent inspector you are looking for, Erby is your man!!!
- T.E., Bethany CT, December 2014
Great Guy! He checked everything and was straight up about everything. From electrical issues to rollers on kitchen cabinets. I will inform and refer others of his work.
- J.D., November 2014
Nice job
- L.W., July 2014
Thanks, Erby!
- K.M., Winchester KY, April 2014
Always on time, honest and patient when I have questions.
- K.J., Shelbyville KY, April 2014
Erby did a wonderful job. Very happy. He was patient and explained things as we went through the house. Report was clear and very good. Highly recommend Erby. Herb & Mary
- H.N., April 2014
did a awesome job educating me
- T.W., March 2014 are truly awesome!! Your reports are so detailed and professional.My husband was pleased with you...especially inviting him for the walk through. We will definitely recommend you if anyone we know needs a home inspector. The Stensons
- O.S., March 2014
Erby was an excellent home inspector. His willingness to allow us to be present during the inspection to ask questions, give advice, and share his findings as he completed the inspection was greatly appreciated. He was thorough and diligent and helped us identify key areas of concern prior to our closing. Thank you so much for your great work.
- A.A., Carrollton KY, August 2013
execellent service
- B.M., Lexington KY, August 2013
Erby inspected a house for me that was completely remodeled-interior was gutted, new drywall, floors,HVAC, plumbing, plus more. I thought about not having an inspection because of the complete renovation. Thankfully I thought better. If I had not had Erby inspect this house, I would have missed and eventually been responsible for about about $25-$30,000 in problems. Because of his knowledge, advice, I was able to negotiate those repairs before closing. Hiring Erby was the Best money I have ever spent.
- J.M., Indianapolis IN, May 2013
Erby was great. He did a very thorough inspection and provided me with a lot of information all throughout the inspection. I would definietely recommend him to Friends / Family.
- A.M., Lexington KY, May 2013
We appreciated your patience, explanations and advice. Thank you Tony and Elizabeth
- T.T., Richmond KY, March 2013
Mr. Crofutt was very professional and was very thorough. This was the second house that Mr. Crofutt has inspected for us this year, I hope the last, but if I need a third inspection I will use Mr. Crofutt. I highly recommend Erby for your home inspection. Don Mueller
- D.M., Louisville KY, October 2012
Erby, I appreciate you taking the extra time today to explain things to me. You were very professional and very thorough. I am so glad that I went with B4U. I learned a lot. It was great meeting you and thank you for your service.
- T.G., Grassy Creek KY, September 2012
Mr Crofutt was timely and well informed. Took his time explaining his findings during and after the inspection. The home inspection was not complete until Mr Crofutt was satisfied that I had all of my questions answered. The report was in depth, including building codes and photos. Very please with my results. Thanks Erby
- R.D., West Moreland TN, September 2011
As first time home buyers, we wanted to make sure we choose a quality inspector who would work diligently on our behalf. After calling many inspectors who wouldn't go on roofs or in crawlspaces, we finally decided on Erby. He was very thorough in his inspection, and wanted us along on every part of it. He never made us feel rushed, or like we had stupid questions, but rather spend time explaining how things worked (or how they should work), what kind of fixes we were looking at, and helped us to differentiate major problems from minor ones. He went on the roof, into our attic and into the crawl. We left feeling like we had a complete inspection and will definitely recommend Erby in the future.
- E.S., Berea KY, July 2011
Erby was the best inspector we could have had I believe. Erby is very through and knows what he is doing. I would recommend him to anybody.
- A.S., Lexington KY, April 2011
Erby does a WONDERFUL job and I will use him again if I ever need another inspection.
- B.J., Lexington KY, April 2011
- J.M., Lexington KY, April 2011
Mr. Crofutt was terrific and very professional. I would recommend that all buyers get a home inspection before buying your home.
- V.T., Bowling Green KY, April 2011
Erby awesome job sir, I was curious as to how the inspection would go. I can honestly say I enjoyed your company and thought you did an outstanding job. keep up the good work and Ill be using you in the future.
- W.C., Lancaster KY, November 2010
We thought you did an excellent job on our inspection. We were very pleased with your thoroughness and the time you took to explain things during the inspection process. We enjoyed your company and the 3 1/2 hours went by so fast! Thank you again and we will definitely recommend you to anyone in need of a home inspection.
- D.S., Florence KY, November 2010
Mr. Crofutt, Thank you very much for the time that you spent with me during my home inspection. I now feel more confident in myself as a first time homeowner. I really appreciate the thoroughness of the inspection and all of the things that you taught me about owning a house. It was a pleasure doing business with you! Taryn H.
- T.H., Georgetown KY, August 2010
This was my second home inspection by B 4 U Close. 100% satisfied! The inspection was an educational opportunity very thorough and informative! Thank you again Erby for coming out to inspect the house on Easter because of my time constraints. Will definately use again and highly recommend B 4 U Close Home Inspections! I have spoke with the rest and use the best!
- S.M., Georgetown KY, April 2010
I appreciate the thoroughness of the inspection and the knowledgeable recommendations given. Thanks!
- J.T., Frankfort KY, March 2010
Actually, we didn't have any idea what was involved in a house inspection. We were certainly impressed with all that you did and the things that you did inspect. We are much more confident now that our decision on this property is a good one. Thanks! Wayne & Sandy
- W.M., Stamping Ground KY, February 2010