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OBLADA, Inc d/b/a O'Brien Home Inspections

Workphone: 828.216.1612
Fax: 866.304.6006

Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

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Dan OBrien

Before you purchase or sell your home or property, please call OBLADA, Inc d/b/a O'Brien 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: 828.216.1612 Fax Number: 866.304.6006

About OBLADA, Inc d/b/a O'Brien 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 Pisgah Forest and serve all surrounding areas. We look forward to hearing from you!


NCLHI # 2421


We have been providing professional home inspections in the area since 2004. We also perform electronic radon testing. Extensive knowledge and hands on experience that you can rely on.


Dan never lets me down! Precise to a T with a bit of humor too. I recommend him to all of my clients!
- R.S., Asheville NC, April 2024
Dan was comprehensive, informative and detailed in his review of our home. I would definitely recommend Dan for any home inspection. 10/10!
- B.H., Asheville NC, April 2023
Always enjoy working with Dan. Easy to reach and make appointment. Never disappointed. Very professional. Blair & Margaret Heinlein Blair Realty
- M.H., Highlands NC, May 2022
We have been fortunate to have Dan perform 2 home inspections for us! Dan is thorough, punctual, honest, and simply a great person to work with. I wouldn't want to buy a house without his guidance.
- H.F., April 2022
Always prompt. Enjoy working with Dan. Very professional.
- M.H., Highlands NC, June 2020
I feel totally comfortable that Dan did a through and exceptionally knowledgable inspection of my house. He is able to competently explain to me his findings and I believe I have a solid basis to make decisions on his findings. I like the way he organizes his report and summarized the major findings. I am completely satisfied with his performance in all areas of the inspection.
- A.M., November 2019
Is there a grade higher than A+? Dan deserves it. Great thorough job. Appreciate him. Recommend him for sure.
- L.H., July 2019
Never late, never any excuses and always thorough! I do not use anyone but Dan.
- A.Z., January 2019
Detailed and extensive report, very easy and professional to work with.
- D.R., August 2018
Dan was knowledgeable and took his time to explain everything. Even has superpower'll have to ask him. I highly recommend him.
- C.A., July 2018
Very helpful in understanding home condition relative to accepted building practices, and pleasant to work with. Was pleased to offer education regarding installed systems and their correct operation.
- S.K., Salt Lake City UT, February 2018
Dan, you provided me with valuable information which allowed me to make the appropriate descision regarding this property. Thank you!
- S.S., December 2017
I think you are very thorough and know your houses....Thanks for being so accommodating!!
- S.W., June 2017
Thank you Dan!
- V.B., Asheville NC, August 2016
We felt the inspection was very thorough and that our interests were being protected. We especially appreciated the fact that you were fine with our being present to ask questions.
- D.O., June 2016
Dan was very conscientious. He let us go around with him and explained things in a low key, non alarmist way. We appreciated his home inspection of our new place very much!
- K.H., May 2016
Extremely thorough, highly recommended
- C.R., November 2015
Dan consistently provides a very high level of professionalism for my clients. They have all been extremely happy with the detail he provides and care he takes to help them in their home buying. Kerry Kathleen Finn RE/MAX Mountain Realty Waynesville, NC
- K.F., Hendersonville NC, October 2015
Dan, you performed the most comprehensive house inspection I have ever experienced! Very thorough and very professional. You definitely know your stuff. Thanks for a great job!!
- W.E., September 2015
Service with a smile.. and a laugh. I would recommend him to anyone! -Robbie Sherrill / Broker Carolina Mountain Sales Asheville, NC
- R.S., Asheville NC, February 2015
Dan covered the needed items with us and gave good information.
- W.W., January 2015
Knowledgeable and thorough, and did a great job explaining what was really necessary to repair and what would be nice to have done.
- A.S., January 2015
Dan is thorough, meticulous,responsive and a real pro! He was recommended by our real estate agent, Chrissie Miller and she knew what she was doing! As we are 2000 miles away, we are at the mercy of others to provide the needed services and Dan O'Brien is top notch!
- B.M., December 2014
Thank you for coming out and meeting us on Saturday. It was a pleasure getting to meet you. I am very glad that we went ahead and got the inspection done before the purchase so we know what we are dealing with going forward. I'm sure some of the things that were wrong we wouldn't have noticed without your through inspection. We would recommend you to any one that needs an inspection done. Dale and Elizabeth Early
- D.E., November 2014
Thanks for helping me... Joan
- J.M., November 2014
Finally moved in and very happy with my new home. Dan was very helpful and informative, a pleasure to work with.
- S.H., October 2014
Excellent inspection, fair, knowledge . great eye for problems.
- J.Y., October 2014
Dan is very thorough, personable, and prompt with his reporting. He is very knowledgeable about his craft, and he knows how to communicate information to people who are lacking knowledge about home construction. Great job! Laura Greenlee
- L.G., September 2014
Mr. O'Brien was extremely helpful in the decision to purchase a property. I live in Philadelphia, and relied greatly on his expertise to inspect the home. I would not hesitate to use,or recommend, his services again.
- J.L., August 2014
Great job! Clients enjoyed working with you! Found you to be thorough and knowledgeable.
- S.M., August 2014
Dan is the best I've seen. He is the inspector I trust my clients to. Thorough, knowledgable, efficient and clear, he tells it like it is. With his experience, a problem that might scare a home owner or buyer has a remedy with a plan of action. His experience in construction, remodeling and home rehabilitation is vast, and I try to be at every inspection he does for my clients, because I always learn something. A very nice guy too.
- T.M., July 2014
I just did recommend Dan O'Brien! Thanks for the additional time spent to share all the details and walk me through!!
- V.R., June 2014
Dan was recommended to me by a fellow REALTOR in Buncombe County. His report was one of the most detailed I have ever received in 10 years in real estate. It was extremely comprehensive and painted a clear picture of the home's condition. I will definitely recommend him to clients and my fellow agents. Kerry Kathleen Finn RE/MAX Mountain Realty 26 N. Main St. Waynesville, NC
- K.F., Hendersonville NC, June 2014
Dan is very personable and pleasant, but more importantly he is extremely thorough and goes above and beyond to address all questions and concerns. He is exceptionally knowledgeable, honest, and dependable. I highly recommend his services to anyone in need of a home inspection!
- J.D., May 2014
Extremely helpful and had wealth of knowledge about home construction. Really cares about what he is doing and very competent. Thanks Dan
- J.D., May 2014
Bring coffee and donuts !! for morning appointments and beer for afternoon appointments!
- M.C., May 2014
Dan was very thorough in his inspection. I knew going in that there were some issues I would have to deal with but through Dan's report, I was informed of several more problems I am going to have to address, a couple of them on a more important scale, that I probably would have never caught. Looking at what probably would have surfaced down the road, the inspection fee was well worth the cost.
- R.R., April 2014
My sister was with you during the inspection, and she thought you were very knowledgeable, friendly, and thorough!!
- L.S., April 2014
Great job once again! Dan even provided us with the name and number of an electrician to fix the problems!
- M.S., March 2014
Good Work ! Dan O !!! That was a Unique and Difficult Inspection !! Bill Wescott, P.E.
- B.W., Asheville NC, January 2014
Thanks a lot Dan for doing that work. The steel house has been a very interesting endeavor. I'm interested in green construction and plan on getting a green certification this year. BTW, I need to get a few bids for installing radiant floor heat at Chrisdon's house. Can you recommend anybody? Good luck out there, I'm sure we'll be working together again. Best, Ron Harris 707-8916
- R.H., January 2014
Dan did really helpful research to prepare him for inspecting our very unique property. He even contacted a particular specialist within his extended network that was able to get involved in helping us all learn more about the history of the property. Dan was incredibly thorough and included us in the process the entire way. We would definitely recommend Dan for his knowledge, professionalism, and engagement in the home inspection experience!
- C.H., January 2014
Dan is extremely thorough! He works very hard for his customers! He was at our property for 5 hours making sure there was nothing he had missed and did not charge us extra! His reports are very clear and easy to follow. He prefers his customers to be there during his inspections so that he can explain his findings to them as they come up. We will definitely use him again in the future.
- M.S., January 2014
You were recommended to us by a friend whose home you had inspected. We are extremely pleased with your inspection of Eden Glen. You are professional, knowledgeable and thorough. We appreciated being able to tour the home with you as we were able to ask questions and also learn what to look for in our next house-hunting venture. You will be hearing from us again as we continue to pursue our search for a home. Thank you!
- P.D., December 2013
You were very efficient, professional and personable. I enjoyed chatting with you and I appreciate you listening to my ramblings!
- D.G., November 2013
Thanks Dan, great inspection report, very thorough. Now I have a good idea of what needs to be done to make the place into a beautiful home again:) Looking forward to seeing the water inspection results too. Very pleased!:) Many thanks!
- S.H., October 2013
Very thorough report, thank you!
- A.Y., October 2013
I've used Dan's service on at least 10+ homes. He has always been prompt and very thorough on every inspection completed. I highly recommend him and plan on continuing our business relationship in the future. Thanks Dan.
- J.H., October 2013
You took the time to talk with me and show me what you were talking about and you listened to my concerns. I appreciate your being so thorough. Thanks.
- K.H., September 2013
My husband had nothing but good things to say about you. He thought you were very thorough and took your time looking at our new home. He definitely would recommend you. Thank you
- K.L., September 2013
Very thorough and knowledgeable. Takes time to listen, point out areas of concern and talk to customer during a crucial part of the home buying process. Concise solutions to repairs needed in a orderly fashion. A pleasure to work with Dan.
- D.S., September 2013
Dan, Thank you for your attention to detail on the recent inspections. You cover every aspect of the home and identify the concerns for the purchaser. Whether the contract on the property allows for the request of repairs or the agreement is the property is purchased in "as is" condition, the reports have provided my clients with the needed information to construct a check list to move forward. Paula Floren Keller Williams
- P.F., September 2013
That was a very informative Inspection Report that you did for the property. The pictures, the layout of the report and the in depth comments were extraordinary. Thank you for your efforts. P.K.
- P.K., September 2013
I have purchased many properties and, without a doubt, Dan is the best inspector we ever encountered. His knowledge is invaluable.
- J.N., September 2013
Thanks Dan.....appreciate your effort & honesty. Tom Campion
- T.C., September 2013
Thank you for your very thorough inspection and great communication with our buyer client.
- R.J., Montreat NC, September 2013
Great guy who completed a great report quickly.
- L.A., September 2013
Thanks for doing another inspection on short notice. You have always come through for my clients and given them a thorough, expert inspection. I have always been completely satisfied with your work. Sid Blake Prudential Lifestyle Realty
- S.B., September 2013
Hi Dan, You did a terrific inspection on this home for my buyers, with no nook or cranny overlooked. The report is very detailed, good photos of the issues that need repaired, and shows that this home was thoroughly inspected. Thank you ever so much for coming on such short notice. I will be calling you again. Deb Burks
- D.B., August 2013
Your work as an inspector is far above other inspectors that I have had previously. I have had five previous home inspections and none have been as thorough as yours. It was also very helpful how you explained all your findings to us. I would gladly recommend you to others. Thank you so much, Russell Long
- R.L., August 2013
Great Job all around.
- C.C., August 2013
My clients were very pleased with your professionalism and attention to detail and explanations both verbally while at inspection and also your written report. It was great to receive a thoroughly documented report without it being 60 to 80 pages long. Thank you very much. Look forward to working with you again in the near future
- E.B., Brevard NC, August 2013
Very professional. Report was thorough and easy to understand. Quick responses to my e-mails. Answered all my questions.
- A.F., August 2013
you done good. the problem is the items that need fixing. thank you again jim
- J.C., August 2013
Thank-you for your thorough and comprehensive report, Dan. It was better than I expected. Given that I'm 2,700 miles away, your inspection was the key for me to decide to move forward or not with the purchase. Great job. I'll be using you again, I'm sure.
- H.H., March 2013
Thank you so much for your honesty and obvious integrity.
- D.H., January 2011
Dan: Nice job - I thought your work was very detailed.
- P.F., December 2010
I have briefly scanned your report and once I can unwind from the events of today I will be reviewing, carefully, what is obviously a very thorough and comprehensive report based on your inspection. Thank you. Regards, N. Andrew Schuele - Sandy
- N.S., August 2010
We were very impressed with Dan's home inspection report. The report was very thorough and easy to read and understand. We liked the way he summarized all the sections of the report at the end of it that needs to be addressed. If you're looking for a professional home inspector Dan is your man. Thanks, Dan Frank & Rosemarie Britt
- F.B., July 2010
Very pleased with your attention to detail/s!
- P.R., February 2010
Great job! Dan never misses a thing!
- F.S., December 2009
Absolutely great with my clients! He takes the time to understand their needs and even goes the extra mile when needed. I would recommend him for any job! Awesome service and attitude. Susie Noble Keller Williams Professionals
- S.N., Asheville NC, December 2009
Dan was very specific and is always good about answering any questions you may have after the inspection.
- J.R., November 2009
Superb inspection! I highly recommend Dan O'Brien.
- C.D., October 2009