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Cowley Home Inspections

Workphone: 256-616-7348

Decatur , AL 35602

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Michael Cowley

Before you purchase or sell your home or property, please call Cowley Home Inspections . We can help protect your investment with a thorough home/property inspection! Call us now to discuss your individual inspection needs. Work Phone: 256-616-7348

About Cowley Home Inspections

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 Decatur and serve all surrounding areas. We look forward to hearing from you!


one of the best if not the best
- C.H., Hartselle AL, May 2022
Buying my first home and hired Mr. Cowley for my home inspection. Very professional and was able to explain to me a lot about the house during the inspection. I recommend him for home inspections any day!
- J.L., Harvest AL, June 2021
Great service and very thorough!
- M.B., Huntsville AL, May 2021
I highly recommend Michael Cowley. He did a very thorough job on inspecting our house. The items he found had us prepared to negotiate and ready for our move in date. If you want a high quality inspector along with peace of mind, he is the man for the job.
- N.E., Madison AL, January 2021
Keep up the good work!
- S.P., Huntsville AL, January 2021
Michael was thorough, professional, and personable. He manages his schedule and arrived just prior to our appointment. The follow up report was sent as committed, the same day. The report was detailed and well documented with notes and photos. He followed up the next day with an email welcoming calls if we had any questions. Michael came recommended to us, we also highly recommend him.
- K.S., Decatur AL, December 2020
We can not begin to tell you how much this inspector and company has done for us. We now definitely know just how important getting an inspection means! We had two homes inspected by this inspector with Cowley home inspection. It was the best money we ever paid! The inspector was very caring. He inspects the homes as if he were buying it! This meant a lot to us! We want to thank Michael Cowley and the Cowley home inspection Company for everything!
- S.P., December 2020
We used Michael Cowley for our inspection on our new home we are purchasing. I met him when he was doing the inspection on the house we are selling. Mr. Cowley has a personality that makes you feel comfortable having him in your home and he was very thorough. That is what made my husband and I decide to use him on our purchase. Mr. Cowley was very detailed and went over all items and was very patient to answer any questions. My family highly recommend this company and Mr. Cowley
- M.D., Trinity AL, May 2020
He was very respectful. He did everything that was needed to be done. If you need an inspection I would definitely recommend him to do the job. He was great!!!!
- C.C., May 2020
Fantastic job! Extremely thorough. Very pleased with the attention to detail and will highly recommend your company to everyone. Thank You!
- W.B., Cullman AL, May 2020
I am in the process of buying my 1st house and called a handful of inspectors for information and rates. Michael was friendly and professional on the phone and seemed very knowledgeable about older houses and "hidden" things to be on lookout for. He was not only on time but a little bit early. He was very thorough and answered all my questions & explained things to me through out the inspection. Beyond pleased with Michael and would most definitely and highly recommend him to anyone!
- D.K., April 2020
Michael did an excellent job inspecting the home I considered purchasing. He identified numerous issues with the house that needed remediation, and he thoroughly explained the report so that it was easy to understand. His report included a summary with pictures of each issue that made it very easy to follow and send to the seller to request repairs. I would highly recommend Michael as an inspector, and in fact I already have recommended him to several people I know moving into the area.
- J.G., November 2019
Down to earth and easy to talk with, answered all my questions. A little pricey but very good at the job.
- I.R., September 2019
We have used Mr. Cowley a couple time now and he has not Disappointed. He is very knowledgeable, detailed and professional. I would definitely recommend him to others.
- D.M., Decatur AL, September 2019
We have purchased numerous homes over the years. Michael Cowley is the best home inspector we have ever used. He is both thorough and knowledgeable. He found a serious defect in house we were considering. So thankful we hired him! I would definitely recommend him.
- K.P., July 2019
Pricey but among the best! Very thorough which is just what I needed!
- S.P., Huntsville AL, June 2019
Extremely personable, thorough inspection and explained all his findings during and after the inspection in good detail. Easy to read and follow report with pictures. No question would recommend to others to use Michael for their home.
- M.L., Madison AL, May 2019
Mr. Cowley,was very thorough. I'm really impressed in his professionalism. He was very detailed in his work. Additionally,he is a very nice man. I would highly recommend Mr. Cowley for a home inspection.
- R.s., Athens AL, May 2019
He was very thorough! He also made sure that my husband and I understood everything he included in the report. I would highly recommend Michael Cowley as a home inspector!!!
- B.M., Huntsville AL, May 2019
Mr. Cowley is very thourough and meticulous. He spent several hours combing over the property. He found a couple major issues with the home not previously known or disclosed. He did a great job and would at the top of my list for recommending a home inspection professional. Eric Tidwell
- E.T., Hartselle AL, February 2019
Michael is so wonderful! This was our first home inspection (first time home buyers) and he was beyond thorough and Made sure he explained everything in his report and made sure we understood everything. We had the best experience and definitely recommend him for any home inspections!
- A.T., Madison AL, August 2018
GREAT JOB!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND MICHAEL! His inspection will save me a LOT of money down the road!! He will also do the post-inspection to make sure the repairs are done correctly! I trust Michael!!
- C.C., Houston TX, June 2018
When I first viewed the house, I was certain not a lot would need to be fixed before moving in. Once I received the inspection report, I was amazed at how thorough and detailed the report was and how many significant issues were found! I HIGHLY recommend Michael Cowley for any home inspections you need. He leaves NO issue ignored! GREAT JOB and very reasonable rate for the work that he did!!! Thank you Michael!!! Carol Crane
- C.C., Houston TX, June 2018
Very professional and thorough with the home inspection. He spent extra time to make sure he found everything. He spent time with us explaining everything he found with detailed description and pictures.
- L.W., Somerville AL, June 2018
I was extremely satisfied with my inspection. It was very thorough which helped me out since I could not be there at the time. Thank you
- S.S., Decatur AL, June 2018
We?ve used Michael Cowley twice and have been very pleased! He is very thorough and takes his time making sure he doesn?t miss anything. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to have a home inspection done. You won?t be disappointed!
- A.M., Decatur AL, June 2018
Michael did a very thorough inspection. detailed report was easy to read and understand. And he was on time, rare these days. Even the seller said he would call Michael if he ever needed a home inspection!
- J.H., Hartselle AL, June 2018
Michael did an outstanding job, very thorough! I highly recommend his services, I will use Cowley Home Inspections from here on out. If you want a home inspection done right Cowley Home Inspections is the way to go!!!
- N.H., Hartselle AL, June 2018
Mike was very thorough with the inspection. He also is welcoming, didn't feel like just another guy going his job.☆☆☆☆☆
- G.C., Huntsville AL, May 2018
Mr. Cowley was very thorough and did a fantastic job. This is our first home buying experience and we couldn't feel more secure after the inspection. His report was detailed and came back very quickly. I truly feel that Mr. Cowley was inspecting the home as if it were one he was going to buy. Thanks!
- M.W., May 2018
I was very impressed with Mr. Cowley and his inspection. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. He let me follow him through the process and explained everything to me as we went along! I also got my report back the same day! Will def recommend!
- J.W., Decatur AL, April 2018
This was my first experience with a home inspection, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Mr. Cowley was extremely professional, thorough, patient, explained everything to me throughout the process and let me ask as many questions as I could come up with. It was a pleasure dealing with him and I highly recommend him.
- B.W., Fayetteville TN, April 2018
Michael; The report looked good, thorough and detailed.I had a little trouble maneuvering around on your web page,for example forwarding the summary page to the listing agent.People that are more computer savvy than I probably wouldn't have a problem.
- D.H., April 2018
Michael's reports are easy to read and follow. His documentation is clear and concise. He is easy to work with and has excellent customer service.
- D.H., Madison AL, March 2018
Cowley Home inspections ...Mike was early, was professional and delivered the report as promised,
- J.C., Decatur AL, March 2018
thanks for your help and professionalism!!
- J.C., Decatur AL, March 2018
Very professional, very thorough, and very pleasant to work with - all "10's" :^D We greatly appreciated his excellent work!
- S.A., Hartselle AL, March 2018
Michael Cowley found significant plumbing issues that would lead to extensive damage later on. The inspection was thorough and results well documented and presented to the buyer in a timely manner.
- K.R., March 2018
Michael was awesome! He was thorough, professional, friendly, answered any questions I had and was a pleasure to work with. His inspection found some large problems that saved us from what would have been very expensive fixes. I would recommend Michael to anyone purchasing a house.
- T.S., Howell MI, March 2018
Did a good job, thank you.
- R.R., March 2018
Its his professions to be YOUR eyes with YOUR biggest investment in life. He goes above and beyond what WE expected from a inspection service. Thank you great job.
- S.C., Falkville AL, March 2018
I was very pleased with the complete inspection of all areas of the house. very thorough and gave me an idea of how to plan for improvements.Though there are many repairs to be done,I can prioritize and do this in an order from most urgent repair.Thanks so much for your work. I trusted you and was comfortable during this process
- J.H., Somerville AL, February 2018
Michael did an excellent job inspecting this home for us. He was very thorough and professional and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing a home inspection.
- J.R., Hartselle AL, February 2018
Michael is a great guy, I really enjoyed getting to know him.
- H.P., Decatur AL, February 2018
Mr. Cowley was very prompt and arrived to the scheduled inspection several minutes early. He was very knowledgeable and allowed me to follow him around during the inspection and answered any questions I had. He is very thorough and took many pictures as documentation. I would highly recommend hiring Michael Cowley to do your next home inspection.
- J.R., Harvest AL, January 2018
Michael Cowley performed a very thorough and detailed report for my review. He also answered additional questions I presented after the report and provided recommendations to both myself and realtor. I would recommend Mr. Cowley and his company to anyone looking for a professional inspection.
- S.C., Decatur AL, January 2018
Very nice and thorough.
- D.M., Athens AL, January 2018
Would highly recommend Michael to anyone looking for a professional and highly detailed home inspection.
- D.C., Decatur AL, January 2018
Michael was very meticulous with excellent attention to detail and with great diligence in delivering the findings.
- R.G., Charleston SC, December 2017
He was very thorough. Communication with the homeowner was great and he was able to do it on short notice. Overall a great job.
- H.R., Madison AL, December 2017
Mr. Cowley has a sharp eye and extensive knowledge of all things related to your potential home, he provides thorough home inspections and is more than willing to fully explain any question you may have about a home. As a Realtor I would recommend Micheal Cowley to friends and clients alike.
- A.H., Florence AL, December 2017
Very professional, thorough and helpful. Took time to go through all his pictures and notes upon completion of the inspection. Answered all the questions I had, and gave any explanations that were needed. We were very pleased!
- L.R., Hartselle AL, December 2017
Michael, Thanks for your prompt and thorough inspection of the house we are considering. Your input timely and comprehensive. Thanks for your attention to detail. We will definitely recommend your services to friends and relatives who seek to purchase a house in the North Alabama area. Thanks again.
- , November 2017
Easy to work with. Answered all the questions I had and then some.
- M.M., Seymour TN, November 2017
I really enjoyed getting to know Michael Cowley. His professionalism was very clear from the get go, and after talking with him I knew I could trust his judgement and I looked forward to reading his report. After the breif communication we shared I knew I was in good hands. His report was helpful and transparent, just easy to understand. I’m thankful for the information given to me because it will be essential for future home projects. The resources provided with Cowley Home inspections far exceeds the competitors! He really cares to help people have a succeful home buying experience!
- J.C., November 2017
Michael did an awesome job with our inspection. I would recommend him to anyone. He is very honest and thorough. Pays a lot of attention and takes pride in what he does. Great personality, easy to talk to, and explains things very well. And he didn't mind me tagging along throughout the whole inspection, and he had me a inspection report by that night.
- A.W., Athens AL, October 2017
Michael was very professional. We are in the process of purchasing our first home. As this was our first home inspection, Michael took the time to explain the process and answered any questions I had. The inspection took about 3hrs and we had the report in a timely manner. Overall we feel that Michael gave a honest fair inspection disclosing everything he could find. We highly recommend Michael and should we need another home inspection, Michael is the inspector we will call.
- C.C., Decatur AL, October 2017
We really appreciated that fact that Michael allowed us to be present for the inspection and took the time to explain certain observations. He is very professional, yet takes the time to get to know you. We would definitely recommend Michael to anyone and everyone, and we will certainly work with him again when the time comes.
- M.H., Somerville AL, October 2017
You did a great job. Thanks for your good work.
- S.W., Rogersville AL, September 2017
Michael performed his job up to and beyond my expectations. He was very personable and professional. He provided me with excellent information and advice. I would difinitely recommend him to anyone needing a home inspection.
- J.J., Moulton AL, September 2017
Absolute professional! If you are in the market looking for an inspector Mike is your man!
- S.G., September 2017
Michael , Thanks for doing such a great job on the inspection. It was a pleasure meeting you. Larry R
- L.R., Fairview TN, August 2017
Thank you Michael for the thorough inspection on the house. I will highly recommend your service!
- W.T., Hartselle AL, August 2017
I thought Michael was great. Very thorough. Walked me through all his findings after the inspection. Very friendly person, too.
- M.F., Decatur AL, August 2017
Mr. Cowley was very professional and thorough in his inspection of our potential future home. He inspcected the house the way that I would have which really gave me peice of mind since I'm very particular. I very much appreciated the fact that he allowed me to walk with him while he inspected the home. Mr. Cowley pointed out and explained any issues that he found and equally pointed out the good. Mr. Cowley is very detail oriented and answered any questions that we had. He is also very friendly and easy to work with. I would absolutely recommend Mr. Cowley's services to anyone looking for a trustworthy home inspector to provide a quality inspection.
- R.S., Madison AL, August 2017
We appreciate your thorough work, Michael! You took so much time looking into the property. Thank you for helping make our transition more smooth!
- M.C., Decatur AL, August 2017
Michael, you did an excellent job for us. We appreciate your thoroughness in pointing out issues, as well as recommended fixes. This report is great and very helpful. Thank you!
- L.B., Sharpsburg GA, August 2017
Very thorough and knowledgeable. Highly recommended
- B.W., Somerville AL, July 2017
Michael was extremely thorough in his job and patient with me following him around asking questions about what he was doing and why. He seemed very knowledgeable about what he was doing and offered advice on simple repairs as he systematically checked off the items on his list. I was concerned about the amount I paid upon his arrival on site, but after he spent four hours crawling over every inch of my house, I felt satisfied that he had earned every penny. I would, and already have, recommended him to other home buyers.
- M.B., Moulton AL, July 2017
Looks like a very thorough job. Great detail. We hope to get the major items taken care of by owner, but we will see.
- K.T., Johnson City TN, July 2017
Michael is AWESOME!!! We will be using him on many more to come.
- H.W., July 2017
Did a great job and is very knowledgeable with easy to follow format. Would recommend Mr. Cowley to anyone.
- M.J., Decatur AL, June 2017
Mr. Cowley was very thorough in our inspection. He explained things that I was unsure of and gave recommendations on things he thought should be looked at by other contractors. He was a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him.
- C.F., Hartselle AL, June 2017
Michael's scheduling and communication to both myself and my buyers was precise and clear. He took the time to explain his findings to my clients. Reports are send within a 24 hours period.
- K.R., May 2017
I though the inspector was prompt, and thorough with the inspection. I would recommend him to future home buyers.
- M.M., Huntsville AL, May 2017
Michael did a very thorough inspection and I got to be there with him the whole time. He did a great job explaining things to me. I highly reccomened him!
- K.B., Danville AL, May 2017
Mike was very courteous and seemed to be on top of all issues pertaining to our home inspection.
- L.M., Decatur AL, May 2017
Great job on the inspection and working with the customers!
- C.S., May 2017
Very thorough, experienced, and communicates well with client. Thank you.
- M.H., Soledad CA, May 2017
Awesome inspector. Michael is very thorough and helpful. I would highly recommend that if anyone needs a home inspection, Michael Cowley is they guy you want.
- D.M., Decatur AL, April 2017
Very pleased with the service I received from Mr Cowley. I would recommend him to anyone. He checked the house good and explained everything he found Thanks
- J.R., Hartselle AL, April 2017
Michael has a communication like none other. My clients have had nothing but great things to say about his inspections as well as him . Very personable , communicates exceptionally well, very knowledgeable in what he does . Explains things very well to home buyers as well as sellers. Very quick reports that really helps us to get any inspection finds resolved. I along with my clients would recommend Cowley inspections .
- C.M., Athens AL, April 2017
Very nice guy, very thorough report, we are extremely satisfied with his service!! Thank you Mr. Cowley!!
- C.C., Decatur AL, March 2017
Absolutely the best of the best inspector for anyone to use! Professional, efficient, and most of ALL great customer service!!! STRONGLY RECOMMEND!!!!!
- B.G., March 2017
Michael did an excellent job! My buyer was at the home inspection. Michael was not only very knowledgeable but also very patient and informative with the first time buyer. And was very helpful afterwards, when I called with questions. Excellent job!!!
- J.T., March 2017
Michael did a great job on my home inspection, I went with his company after seeing how thorough he was with my grandmother's house. I would highly recommend him.
- C.W., Hartselle AL, March 2017
You did a great job! You explained everything so well!
- W.E., Courtland AL, February 2017
Did a great Job, It was complete Inspection.I would recommend you to any one.
- R.G., Danville AL, February 2017
I have known Michael for a couple of years prior to becoming a home inspector. During the time of wanting to become an inspector I could tell that he had a passion to do this. I figured since I was buying a home it would be a good time to see what he was capable of. I was leery at first due to being new to this but all worry went out the door once I received my report. This was a very detailed inspection and loved the simple to read report. I will highly recommend Cowley Home Inspections to anyone I come in contact with needing a home inspection. A+
- J.T., Trinity AL, February 2017
I found Michael to be the ultimate professional - personable / approachable in style - extremely knowledgeable and detailed in his evaluation. Willing to exceed expectations is Michael's hallmark and I enthusiastically recommend Michael as a person and a professional. He takes the time to thoroughly review his report with you and responds to questions with clear and concise answers and practical suggestions for follow up actions. I am pleased to endorse Michael for your home inspection provider.
- J.J., Normal IL, February 2017
Very thorough with his inspection and very helpful in recommending possible repairs/fixes. Will use him in the future and recommend him.
- C.H., Decatur AL, January 2017
Michael is a great inspector with a report that is easily read and understood by Realtors and their clients. He also has a program that allows the client to send us their repair list which saves us a lot of time in the preparation of our "Request for Repairs"! I would recommend him to any of my clients and fellow Realtors! Eric George Realtor-Exit Total Realty
- E.G., Decatur AL, January 2017
Thank you for your thorough inspection. You were friendly and had all my questions answered for me as I had asked. I will recommend you to others and keep you in mind of any other issues or questions that may rise in the future.
- H.G., January 2017
We needed a home inspector on fairly short notice and Michael was recommended to us by a realtor we know. That could not have been a better recommendation. Michael was very courteous and professional in all manner of communications and prompt in getting back to us with information on what his inspection will consist of and what we would see in the final report. From the results of the report we could see that he was very thorough in evaluating the exterior and interior of the property. If he missed anything we don't know what it could have been. We are very satisfied with the inspection Michael performed in advance of our purchase of the property.
- R.B., Huntsville AL, January 2017
Michael I was very pleased with your inspection. You were so good to explain everything to me. I will for sure reccomend you to others.
- B.T., Ringgold GA, January 2017
Thank you Mr. Cowley for your promptness, professionalism and attention to detail!!!! I would definitely recommend your services to friends and family. Great work!
- S.P., Russielville AL, December 2016
This was my first time needed a home inspection. He made the whole process very easy and was very understanding. Michael was very friendly and thorough. He answered any questions or concerns with the inspection report. The report was well done and easy to understand. I epically liked the pics of the issues along with the descriptionstart so I knew exacty what I was looking at.
- S.D., December 2016
Great job. Thank you for doing such a good job with our home inspection.
- M.C., December 2016
Very professional and I will 100% recommend him in the future!
- C.H., Hartselle AL, December 2016
Thank you for everything!
- H.H., November 2016