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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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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
Don is truly professional in this business He is thorough, informative, and easy to talk to. He invited my husband to join him for the inspection. He is prompt and is competent in his computer skills using email to communicate the reports in a very easy secure format!
- D.T., October 2015
Such a pleasure doing business with Don Halligan. He was VERY professional and answered all of our questions without hesitation. The report was completed very quickly and presented to us the next day.
- C.C., September 2015
He was very professional and worked around my busy schedule. Reports were published very promptly. I would recommend anyone looking at homes to use Don!
- S.B., August 2015
Very professional, very polite and informative.
- T.A., Webster City IA, August 2015
Don was very thorough and the report we received helped immensely in prioritizing the things we needed to fix in our new home. I was very pleased with his prompt communication when I had questions, and will use him again in future inspections! Thank you!!
- L.L., July 2015
Don did a good job. He knows what he is talking about and he knows what he is doing. He did a thorough inspection.
- P.S., July 2015
Very thorough, Valuable suggestions for improvement. Thanks!
- C.B., July 2015
I am very pleased with Don. I would highly recommend him to any home buyer.
- V.D., April 2015
It was a pleasure working with Don and I would certainly recommend him. He's a nice man to work with and was very good at pointing things out to me and explaining every issue. He arrived on time and covered his shoes when coming in to the house. Thanks, Don!
- J.R., March 2015
I was highly pleased with the inspection. As a first time buyer of a rental property I felt assured there would be no costly surprises. Thank you for your professionalism and attention to detail in both your verbal and written report. I felt the cost was justified for the thoroughness and my peace of mind.
- S.B., March 2015
I am very impressed with Don's detailed report, he noted key concerns as well as what will need attention in the future. Pictures make reading the report easy, detailing exactly what are the issue areas. I would 100% recommend Don Halligan. I called on a Thursday and home inspection was done that Monday and he walked through the home with me showing me his concerns.
- A.F., February 2015
Conducted a thorough inspection with a well documented report. I will definitely recommend this inspector and his company to any in need of his services.
- J.M., January 2015
Thank you. Very thorough.
- J.R., January 2015
Excellent, through job! Found things that would have interrupted our lives dramatically living in the home. Decided to withdrawal our offer.
- M.M., January 2015
Don was extremely professional and thorough with his inspection. He took time to educate me on potential home issues and provided information to resolve/mitigate any concerns. A true professional that I would recommend to anyone in need of an honest/experienced and patient home inspector.
- M.F., January 2015
I was very impressed/happy with the report that was given to me. It was very detailed and easy to read/understand. The rating scale was a great touch, and the summary at the end was helpful as well. Thanks!!
- J.P., Ames IA, December 2014
Don exceeded our expectations in professionalism and thoroughness and was accommodating to our questions and requests. He could not have been more helpful to us as first time buyers and we highly recommend him for any type of inspection that he is qualified for.
- R.T., November 2014
Very thorough inspector, great for people who want to work on small changes themselves. I appreciate how the safety items are noted as Health/Safety problems. I would love to see some fixing advice or recommendations for people that intend to make the fixes themselves.
- C.W., November 2014
Fantastic inspection, extremely detailed and professional presentation I highly recommend. Thank you Don.
- J.J., October 2014
I thought the report was very thorough, and that Don answered questions I had during our walkthrough very professionally. Don followed through on his report faster than any other inspector that I have ever used (in multiple relocations) and was very accommodating to my schedule.
- D.B., October 2014
Professional, thorough, with dedicated quick service!!!
- V.S., September 2014
Excellent work!! Only person I will trust for a home inspection! Knowledgeable, great explanations, honest!
- T.K., September 2014
The home inspection performed by Don Halligan was very thorough and detail oriented. We would highly recommend him to anyone needing a home inspection.
- D.J., September 2014
Great job
- G.B., September 2014
Very quick, very thorough. Great pictures to accompany comments and concerns.
- G.W., September 2014
This is the third time I've called upon Mr. Halligan for an inspection. Each time he has been prompt, thorough, friendly, honest, respectful and very professional in every way. Joyce Garton-Natte
- J.G., September 2014
Don did an excellent job! Checked everything over and the report format is extremely easy to read and understand. Don even took the time while I was there to explain how things might of happened and options I'd have in getting things repaired! Absolutely highly impressed with his work!!!
- T.K., September 2014
Very thorough and professional. Answered my questions knowledgeably.
- J.H., Fort Dodge IA, September 2014