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Big Moose Home Inspections

Workphone: 800-531-0233

Harrisville, Michigan 48740

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Chris Barnes

Big Moose Home Inspections is a leading provider of real estate inspection services in Michigan, Northern & Central Wisconsin and expanding into MN.  With 30 certified and licensed inspectors, we are one of the largest inspection companies in the midwest - offering our clients and agents alike - stability, promptness and professionalism unmatched by our competitors.  

Big Moose has been performing residential and commercial inspections since 2004 and  have earned the reputation of performing quality inspections with consistency on every property.  Our inspectors provide a better understanding of a property’s condition so that our clients can be familiar with the home that will help make negotiating closing terms less stressful. 

Big Moose Home Inspections is a full service company that takes pride in offering the best services in our industry.  We offer quality inspections for homes, cottages, condominiums and commercial buildings, along with septic, well and water testing.  Big Moose has a full service customer service staff that is full of knowledge to help answer your questions and make your inspection experience a memorable one.  

We know buying a home is stressful, your home inspection doesn’t have to be part of the stress.  We value the personal relationships we build with our clients and are a phone call away to answer any questions you may have.  There is a reason our clients choose us over and over again...when confidence matters, Big Moose delivers!


InterNACHI Certified Home Inspector


Big Moose has been performing residential and commercial inspections since 2004 and we have earned the reputation of performing quality inspections with consistency on every property. When confidence matters, Big Moose delivers!

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Chris was very through taking proper time to accurately assemble inspection details. “No short cuts” When questions were asked Chris explain issues or concerns and the many positives very clearly. I would highly recommend Chris, he is very good at his job. EF
- E.F., April 2022
Thanks for the great inspection and report, Chris. As always, very thorough.
- P.C., Alpena MI, April 2022
Chris does an outstanding professional job! I recommend him to everyone.
- A.R., Alpena MI, June 2021
Chris was very thorough. He took the time to explain things to us when we had questions and gave us suggestions as well. We were very impressed. We thought WE had eyes for detail, Chris blew us away as he checked every square inch of our new home.
- A.M., July 2019
Very professional and thorough inspection. Very pleased. Thank you!
- B.M., March 2019
Mr. Barnes did a great job! I would highly recommend him!
- E.R., May 2018
I think Chris did a good job, he was vary informative and seemed to know exactly what he was doing and want right to it..
- M.T., November 2017
Thanks Chris job well done
- R.G., October 2017
Very thorough job on the inspection and the report. I don't believe you missed a thing and caught many things that I would not have noticed. Thank you.
- D.R., September 2017
Great Job!! Even though everything 'looked' picture perfect, Chris 'looked' beyond that picture to reveal those things that would have been an inconvenience at the very least and/or an unexpected expense in the near future! Thanx Chris
- M.C., February 2017
Chris did a very thorough job, well done.
- J.R., October 2016
very professional
- D.W., September 2016
We were very happy with the professionalism and thoroughness of the inspection!
- T.B., July 2016
We were unable to be there when Chris done our home inspection prior to purchasing our lake house and we were nervous that it was going to be very quickly done and half looked at. It was totally the opposite! What a wonderful job!! My husband and I thank you and Moose Home Inspections tremendously! Your inspection was so thorough and pointed out with photos many areas of concerns; we were able to have the sellers take care of over $14,000 in repairs before we took ownership and was able to negotiate a lower price for the home for other repairs that needed to be done after those repairs were completed. We thank you for saving us thousands of dollars!! You are awesome!! Mary & Rob Nurmi
- M.N., Flint MI, June 2016
Great, thorough job of home inspection--it appears he left no stone unturned. I was unable to be present at my home inspection so my parents went in my place and left shortly after as they could tell he was not cutting any corners and doing a very complete job. Inspection report detail is impressive and I feel safe proceeding with home purchasing. Thank you!
- E.H., April 2016
Thanks for a thorough home inspection and report. Any suggestions for a company to do well disinfection? Positive coli form in well water, research suggests hiring a professional for disinfection.
- N.H., January 2016
Verd good and professional conduct
- T.G., June 2015
Chris was very professional and knowledgeable. He clearly understood all the mechanical and operational effects of the home. This included the HVAC, electrical, plumbing, masonry and wood construction of the home. He did not rush through the home analysis and dedicated a little over 3 hours to the inspection. He clearly took pride in his work and provided the due diligence to investigate every corner of the home, from basement to the roof. Thank you Chris for answering all of our questions during the home inspection and providing a professional report that gives us comfort and very reasonable assurance that we are buying a quality home. Sincerely, The Szydlowski's
- R.S., June 2015
Thank you for getting the report to us on the weekend. Chris was very patient with me and saw things we probably wouldn't have noticed for some time. Great job. Thanks.
- K.L., May 2015
Chris did an outstanding job and answered all our questions. We feel very secure knowing he did the job and provided an excellent detailed report. John and Nancy Rechtsteiner
- J.R., May 2015
Chris you did an out standing job
- J.S., March 2015
We appreciate the thorough inspection. Your assessment of the property with the visual to clarify made it easy to see the defects. Thank you for the very professional work you did.
- H.S., August 2014
ABSOLUTELY IMPRESSIVE> The tiniest of detail did not slip by this inspector. Very quiet and professional manner. methodical in his review and answered even the dumb questions and gave suggestions for keeping the home safe or well cared for. The seller of the home inspected asked him to inspect the home they were about to move into. this man is great. especially if you like a job done but don't wish to have the person bothering you.
- T.G., May 2014
Chris We want to thank you for the exceptional job you did on our inspection on pollard dr. We learn alot about the home. Thanks the jackowiaks
- M.J., April 2014
Chris was great. He went over every inch of the house and continued reporting back to me as he went. I am now purchasing the home in confidence.
- A.W., March 2014
Very professional
- C.R., February 2014