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Halligan Home Inspection Services LLC

Workphone: 515-576-5327
Mobile: 515-227-9124

Fort Dodge, IA 50501


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Don Halligan



InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector, Licensed Radon Measurement Specialist, Licensed Plumbing and Mechanical.


Professional residential and commercial inspections performed by a certified inspector with over 30 years experience in the new construction, mechanical and plumbing trades industry and older home renovations.

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Don was quick and thorough, and gave good advice on how to resolve issues.
- K.N., May 2019
Extremely thorough and explained everything fully. I feel very confident in knowing the things I needed to know about the property Don inspected for me. I recommend him to anyone I hear talking about needing an inspection.
- J.B., March 2019
Don was Amazing! Very good customer service, answered any questions we had, and inspected absolutely everything! Got the inspection report back the same day! Hes a great guy and will recommend him to any one!!
- S.G., March 2019
Don, the inspection you performed was amazing. We were extremely grateful with your attention to detail and providing pictures for us to see in the report. The report was very thorough and completed quickly considering all the details you provided. We are thankful for the recommendation to use your services and we will recommend you to others looking for an inspector.
- E.M., February 2019
Don, we appreciated your promptness on the home inspection we asked you to do. You were very thorough and detailed. Everything was handled in a professional way. Getting the report the same day as the inspection is awesome.
- W.C., CLARION IA, January 2019
Don has already been added to our office list!
- R.C., Clarion IA, January 2019
thank you
- K.L., January 2019
Don I was really impressed with your inspection on the house we are thinking of buying. You was really thorough on everything during the inspected . Was really impressed.
- D.B., Pocahontas IA, January 2019
Thank you for all of your time and getting the report back to us in such a timely matter. Between your explanation and the pictures we understood everything that needed to be done and to make our decision on this house. Not only are you an expert in your field but you are also a friendly, honest, and caring person.
- C.W., January 2019
Your inspection was very thorough. The extra information you give (the FYI sections) will help me a lot as well! You take a lot of very good photos and the 360 views of the house are a bonus as well. Thank you so much!
- C.V., January 2019
Very easy to work with & very friendly. Did an extremely thorough job and talked me though the issues he found. Would recommend
- B.G., January 2019
Very detail oriented, observant, and knowledgeable in many areas in and around the home. I learned a few things while on the inspection with Don. Would recommend or call him again for future inspections.
- C.O., November 2018
Thanks for doing a great job inspecting my future home. I was able to negotiate a lower purchase price because of the detailed home inspection report.
- J.C., October 2018
I was extremely satisfied by the report you provided. You did a very thorough inspection and included great pictures to show us any issues. I will definitely recommend you to anyone needing an inspection. Thank you for what you do.
- L.G., Fort Dodge IA, September 2018
Really appreciated Don's expertise and experience. Great guy, reasonable rates and very knowledgeable. Thanks much!
- K.S., Humboldt IA, August 2018
Don was very professional and informative. He did a thorough inspection and prepared a user-friendly, online report for us that was easy to understand and identified all concerns, including key issues that should be repaired or replaced. I especially appreciated the ability to select individual items of concern from the online report and automatically prepare a request form that can be given to the Seller requesting that the concerns be repaired or replaced. Job well done!
- T.H., August 2018
Wow! Don was so fast in setting up inspection and incredibly efficient during it. He was done in less than 2 hours and had our full, detailed report with photos to us a few hours later. I had the chance to stop by during the end of inspection and he went through what he found with me, explaining it in a way i could understand. I would recommend him hands down for home inspections!
- J.N., Fort Dodge IA, August 2018
Don is easy to work with and responds quickly to emails and phone calls. He takes his inspection work seriously. He provides a detailed report of the property inspected and points out issues and potential issues.
- A.B., July 2018
In our first home purchase, we went with someone else. We were not impressed with this other individual. Now that is time to purchase our second home, we weren't even sure if we should have an inspection. We decided to give it another try, this time using Don. Don was able to get us in right away (even though we called him last minute). We got our report that afternoon. His report was so detailed and covered everything! He even included pictures. His home inspection really helped us with negotiations with the seller. His report also helped us prepare for what the appraiser will see and help us avoid any issues the appraiser may have before the closing! We are hoping this is our forever home, but if we are to move again, Don will be our first choice! We will definitely recommend to family and friends purchasing a home!
- B.N., Fort Dodge IA, July 2018
Any home buyer would benefit from a home inspection with you regardless of whether or not they intended to ask for repairs to be done. The knowledge you provide your clients as buyers gives us the piece of mind to make a home purchase knowing exactly what to expect as far as deficiencies go. You were extremely knowlegable from the foundation to the roof! Happy customer 2 times in a row! Thank you so much, Don!
- D.B., Madrid IA, July 2018
Don was wonderful, honest, and detail oriented. He gave us good advice and feedback. He made us feel comfortable with our options. Would hire him again!
- E.V., Havelock IA, June 2018
This is my first time buying a home, so I didn't entirely know what to expect going into the home inspection. I happened upon Halligan Home Inspection online and I'm so glad I did. Don was incredibly thorough in his report, including photos and comments that explained his observations. I stopped by for about half an hour as he was doing the inspection and he walked me through some of the larger issues in the home. He answered my questions and I walked away feeling confident that I'd received a thorough overview of the condition of the house. Plus, with it being my first home purchase, I learned a lot. The cost of the inspection was reasonable and completely worth it. Highly recommended!
- M.T., June 2018
thank you don! Your knowledge was second to none! i learned alot of the home and felt my money was well spent with you.
- M.M., Gowrie IA, June 2018
Don arrived on time and after our greeting, we started on the home inspection. We checked the structure of the home, roof and foundation, and found was satisfactory condition. A thorough inspection was conducted on exterior and interior of home. And a list of repair items was created. Through the inspection report, we sent a list of items that need to be repaired to seller, in hopes they will get accomplished. Buying a home without an inspection is not recommended in my opinion. Thanks Don, for your expert service.
- T.H., Fort Dodge IA, June 2018
Very professional and knowledgeable.
- K.B., June 2018
We are very satisfied with Don's inspection. His report was very thorough and easy to read. We highly recommend him.
- R.M., Fort Dodge IA, June 2018
Don is fantastic at his job. Extremely thorough. A buyer can have total confidence that they will have all the knowledge needed to make an informed surprises! He will be the only inspector I will recommend to any one thinking of buying a home. Thanks for your help Don.
- M.C., June 2018
Don does a great job! He is very through. This is the second house I had Don inspect. With the first house, Don noticed things that I did not : negative slope, moisture in the crawl space, sagging beam, and more. I did not buy that house because the seller wasn't willing to fix anything or lower the asking price. Without Don's inspection, I would of been spending thousands of dollars on that house. Don inspected a second house for me and once again I am very happy with his work. Don's inspections are worth every penny spent! 😊
- T.R., Manchester IA, May 2018
Very thorough and knowledgeable.
- M.M., May 2018
Dear Dan, I want to thank you so much for my home inspection done on such notice. I think it was fortuitous that you were going to Minneapolis and had to go through Mason City, which is out of your territory. After receiving the report, I'm extremely impressed with your work. It's thorough and the photos you took are excellent, pointing out the problems which will enable me to bargain with the seller when making an offer. I appreciate the worksheet you sent in order to accomplish this. Being from out of state, it's always a challenge to find someone of quality for any kind of work, but I'm glad I found you! I would definitely recommend you to anyone who wants a quality home inspection done. Mary Harrington, SF, CA
- M.H., San Francisco CA, May 2018
Don was very pleasant and helpful when I called him to set up the home inspection. He came out promptly and worked out the details with our real estate agent since we are 3 hours away from the house we were interested in buying. Very thorough exam of the house. He pointed out issues that we knew about in our walk thru of the home and also many safety issues that we were not aware of. We are very thankful that he did a complete and thorough inspection of the house we would like to purchase. Thank you.
- S.J., Omaha NE, May 2018
We have used Don for home inspections in the past and he was our first choice when we needed a home inspection this time. He is very thorough and presents a comprehensive report that is complete and easily understood.
- D.H., April 2018
Thank you. You did great job. Very detailed and easy to understand.
- M.G., Badger IA, April 2018
Let me just say that if you are looking for a home inspector that is going to inspect like he is buying the property, you've found him! Don Halligan is the very best in my opinion, extremely thorough, hard working and above all else, honest! You won't find better in this business. Thank you Don!
- S.N., Temecula CA, March 2018
I live out of state & without the thorough & complete inspection that Don provided I would have been strapped with overwhelming costs for repairs & possible health problems from mold & radon gas. I give Don my very highest recommendation & will definitely be asking for his assistance in finding my new home. Don's service was the best & wisest use of my money ever!
- S.N., Temecula CA, March 2018
Dan worked extremely well with me as I was present during most of the inspection. Being a female, I had many questions. Dan explained every situation I asked about. He was very patient. And boy, did I learn alot! I can't say enough positive comments concerning his work, professional training and years of experience. If you have any hesitations concerning spending the extra cost, don't hesitate, don't hesitate. Each check point is documented with pictures. And, the company he is connected with has additional advantages you should ask Dan about. One I was certainly not aware of. And one last point, Dan has been doing this work for seven years. Highly qualified!
- N.P., Fort Dodge IA, March 2018
Don did an amazing job! He checked everything, and noticed things that I did not see. Also appreciate all the FYI included in the report. Would definitely recommend anyone needing an inspection to have Don do it.
- T.R., Manchester IA, February 2018
Great job. Thanks for all of the advice for repairs.
- T.D., February 2018
Don, I could not be more impressed by you knowledge and professionalism. You came highly recommended from many others, and I would not hesitate to recommend you to others! Thank You Sir!
- S.W., Fort Dodge IA, January 2018
Really thorough job! Thank you!
- R.S., January 2018
Don did an amazing job for me. He took better pictures of the house than the selling realtor did! He really got to every spot and noted everything that was important - from potential tripping hazards all the way to ventilation of the bathrooms. He was extremely prompt and got everything done in one day. Viewing the report was very easy and the ability to create a request sheet with his comments and photos was the best! Everything was very user friendly. Thanks for a great job, Don!
- L.H., December 2017
Don did such a great job. Called him in a bind needing an inspection in less than 48 hours and he pulled through.
- P.H., December 2017
very very thorough inspection. Clear photos, descriptions and recommendations. We were very impressed!
- J.B., October 2017
I am very pleased with my inspection. Don was very thorough and professional.
- J.B., Fort Dodge IA, October 2017
Don is thorough, easy to work with and timely. He exceeded expectations for timeliness and his reports are easy to read and understand. My children we running around while he went over our inspection results and Don was patient, humorous, and kind. I would recommend him- in fact this was the second house he inspected for us within a few weeks! If I could rate him 11, I would!
- M.C., Fort Dodge IA, October 2017
Very prompt and friendly. Report was more than timely and it was easy to understand. Would recommend Don for anyone who needs a home inspection. He exceeded my expectations! He was also friendly and informative!
- M.C., Fort Dodge IA, October 2017
Don was very thorough with the inspection of the condo. The process online was very easy and we were impressed with how quickly the inspection report was made available. We were very glad we had a property inspection done.
- K.A., August 2017
I thought you were very thorough. I would not hesitate to recommend you.
- R.S., July 2017
Don knows his business. Very thorough. Nothing gets past him. Clear and precise reports.
- M.W., July 2017
Report was very thorough. Good pictures showed the exact problems. Would recommend! Only issue we found was radon test could not be done out of Fort Dodge. Other than that, superb!
- M.A., June 2017
Very prompt response, arranged a time for the inspection immediately, conducted a very thorough inspection and issued the report almost immediately. Very happy with the service from this inspector.
- S.C., June 2017
Thank you so much for inspecting the house on 21st Avenue North. Watching you check the house from top to bottom was so reassuring. Also, getting the report done that same night was awesome. Thank you again for your hard work.
- K.B., June 2017
I believe it was a very good inspection. It pointed out what is deficient with pictures. It would have been better in one picture, if a photo was included to show the actual switch. Where it is in the kitchen was very good. Thankfully, he does the radon test too.
- T.S., June 2017
We thank you so much for the very thorough inspection you did. You included anything small to anything that would be problematic.
- M.S., May 2017
Thank you for your thorough and honest report of my house. I appreciate all of your information and will hire a qualified person to work on your findings in the future. Ann Halbur
- A.H., May 2017
You did a great job! Very thorough!
- R.S., April 2017
Very Precise and Professional
- M.A., April 2017
Don, we sincerely appreciate your willingness to work with us even though we are not in the immediate area. Your quality of service and your friendliness are tremendous assets to your business and for your customers. Thank you for the detailed inspection you provided for us as well as the personalized advice and information you gave to us over the phone. We will gladly recommend Halligan Home Services to our friends and colleagues in the Fort Dodge area!
- J.H., Kokomo IN, April 2017
I would recommend Don to anyone looking for a home inspector, Very prompt and professional service provided. He provided excellent detailed report that was very informative and helpful, Thanks again for outstanding service. Ron Thompson.
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Don did a great job! I would recommend him to anyone! Answered all of our questions!
- J.R., April 2017
Don was very professional and answered all of our questions. We received the report very quickly. I would recommend him to anyone.
- J.R., March 2017
Very thorough and takes the time to explain everything. Would definitely use him again and also recommend him to friends and family.
- B.H., March 2017
Don was very thorough. Due to his inspection, the sellers of the house made multiple repairs to the plumbing and electrical that didn't cost us any extra!!
- A.K., Hampton IA, March 2017
Was very satisfied with inspection
- T.C., March 2017
Thank you for the quick response and timely inspection! I found your inspection very thorough, informative, and most of all reassuring as I prepare to make the biggest investment in my life! I truly appreciate the peace of mind that you provided!
- M.R., January 2017
Don was very professional and very thoroughly. Don left me with a great piece of mind!
- A.W., December 2016
Good and detailed.
- C.P., December 2016
Don. Thanks again on this spectacular inspection. It's great to know that there are Home Inspectors out there like you who diligently ensures the home owners assessment is complete and accurate. Thanks again
- E.G., December 2016
Extremely thorough and and knowledgeable. Well worth the money!
- J.A., November 2016
Excellent attention to detail.
- J.D., November 2016
Don did a great job for me. I am a first time home buyer and his thourough inspection set my mind at ease durinng this life changing event!
- R.K., November 2016
Not only did you do a great job with the inspection, but the findinds and recommendations were presented professionally and easy to comprehend. The pictures that were taken allowed me to see the defects in the house. Just wantes to say great job, and would highly recommend him to anyone that needs a home inspection.
- E.G., October 2016
Don, Thank you so much for the inspection. The inspection report and pictures were excellent, and your recommendations were on point. I would highly recommend Don on any inspections.
- E.G., October 2016
Very complete inspection loved the pictures with explanations so left nothing to guess by! Very detailed but informative.
- K.E., October 2016
He was very thorough and explained all details to me so that I understood what were items needed to be repaired immediately and what items could be completed at a later date. I appreciated that he walked me through the house, garage and yard and pointed out his concerns to me.
- K.R., October 2016
Don was very thorough and took the time to explain those things he discovered upon his inspection that either should be addressed fairly quickly after purchase or those things that needed attention in the near future. And he explained these to me in terms that I can understand! Thank you!
- C.B., October 2016
Don You were very professional and provided the finished report very quickly. Thanks
- D.S., September 2016
We could've not been more happy!! Very detailed inspection!
- J.D., Fort Dodge IA, September 2016
Don was very prompt in setting an appointment with us. His report is very thourough, allowing us to make some minor repairs needed and feel confident in buying our new home. He is very kind and professional and we highly recommend him to anyone!
- M.A., August 2016
Don was very professional and prompt in scheduling and completing the inspection. Thorough home evaluation and report that was well organized with excellent information and a summary of the important findings. Greatly appreciate his work.
- L.J., August 2016
Don was very professional and prompt while scheduling the appointment and during the inspection. Thorough evaluation and report with clearly organized information detailing the inspection and then summarizing the key areas of importance. Greatly appreciate his work.
- , August 2016
Don did an excellent job on our home inspection! Very thankful for his hard work!
- K.R., Fort Dodge IA, June 2016
Very professional! We were very pleased and appreciated the thorough report. Also appreciated receiving the report the same day as inspection. Would highly recommend this service to anyone looking for this type of service. Thank you! Cynthia Wetter Rockwell City, Iowa
- C.W., Rockwell City IA, June 2016
We are thankful to have had our son's home inspection done by Don. He was very, very thorough. Just what all home buyers need for an inspection on their new home. His report was easy to understand and included pictures and advice on how to tackle particular issues. We highly recommend Don Halligan for home inspections. Thanks, Jason, Kriss and Taylor Nelson
- J.N., June 2016
Don does a fantastic job. He is very thorough. He also takes great images for your report which allows you to see the problems along with visuals of what it should properly look like. Further, he did a great job of walking us through some of the "bigger" issues after his inspection so we could ask any questions. Not only that, in his report, he added where shut off valves were just for our knowledge as new home owners, which was incredibly helpful for us. I would highly recommend Don for your home inspection!
- J.K., May 2016
Very thorough! Does not miss a detail. Well worth the money.
- J.K., May 2016
We have used Don's services twice. He's very good at his job. Checks in around and into everything. I would never consider buying a house before having it inspected. Don Halligan is a nice guy and a AAA inspector. Thanks Ron P.
- R.P., May 2016
Thank you Don. You found 3 major problems that I would not have missed. Saved us from making a big mistake. We're still looking and will probably call on you again . Thank You. Ron and Shari Peterson
- R.P., April 2016
Thanks Don, for such a complete report!!!
- J.H., April 2016
First I have to say a big thank-you to Don...he was able to fit me in quickly. Don was extremely thorough and checked everything..I mean he even let me know my ceiling fans 'wobbled'. I was given Don's name from a coworker and he was absolutely right, Don is the best and his wonderful wife was a pleasure to talk with as well. Every step along the way was very professional and straight forward and I can tell you I would recommend him to anyone needing a home inspection. Thank-you Halligan Home Inspection
- T.K., March 2016
Don was very prompt in answering my email request, prompt in setting up an inspection time, and he got the report back to us in record time. He was extremely cordial and we feel he did a good job for us. We would highly recommend his expertise to anyone. We also liked his website. It was easy to navigate around and find the information we needed. Thanks so much!
- G.L., March 2016
Professional, friendly and thorough! The online report is easy to access and to understand. I highly recommend using his service to help ensure no surprises are found later.
- R.H., February 2016
Appreciate your thoroughness and the time you take explaining and answering my questions during the inspection. The ability to grab my report online and the pictures you attach with the descriptions are extremely helpful in remembering what was found during the inspection. I highly recommend Don and only have accolades for him.
- , February 2016
My husband and I were very pleased with Don's work. He explained any issues with us, following his inspection, and made sure we did not have any questions. I would recommend Don to anyone who is in need of a home inspection; in fact, I already have!
- H.B., February 2016
Most thorough home inspection I've ever seen. Highly recommend Don Halligan.
- D.M., January 2016
Extremely knowledgeable and thorough. It is great to know that after I fix up some issues that I will not run into any surprises when I go to sell my house.
- R.H., January 2016
Very complete with his inspection. Was very satisfied with it
- D.E., January 2016
Very thorough
- J.B., December 2015
Thanks so much Don! very thorough and helpful! Phill G
- P.G., November 2015
I thought Don did a very extensive inspection and I would recommend him to family and friends
- J.G., Jefferson IA, November 2015