Because I was purchasing a 68 year old home, I knew I would need a brilliant home inspector similar to Mike Holmes seen on the DIY and HGTV networks. I contacted Mike Holmes Inspections and since they only work in Canada, they directed me to the American Society of Home Inspectors to find an ASHI certified inspector for my area. When I put in my zip code, Gordon Glidden was one of three certified inspectors. Besides being certified by ASHI, I liked Gordon's background in civil engineering and construction management along with his 25 years experience of inspection services. Gordon was punctual, friendly, extremely knowledgeable and patient with all my questions. He took his time to complete a hands-on, thorough assessment of my home and property He also used specialized equipment such as thermal imaging and a drone. His 34-page report is very detailed with information, pictures and recommendations. I'm so grateful I found such an exceptional inspector and I am confident your will be very pleased if he inspects your next home.
His 34 page report was very thorough
- N.W., August 2020
Mr. Glidden listened to questions my wife and I asked, and answered them thoroughly and in easy to understand terms. I actually learned a number of new things today. He took the appropriate time to check and test the home's functions including plumbing and fixtures, electrical, HVAC, foundation, windows and blinds, awning, appliances, etc . We walked the perimeter of the house as he pointed out his observations and the house's systems such as drainage, elevation, sprinkler system, gas/electric/water meters, etc. He visually checked the attics and also inspected the exterior roof and chimney using a drone. We also requested a radon test which is in process. Overall we are very pleased with the Mr. Gliddens inspection.
- R.P., holly MI, September 2017
I was very pleased with Gordon's process and professionalism. Gordon was early to the appointment and was able to execute certain parts of the process in advance, saving the group time. He was very systematic in his approach to assessing the property. Periodically, he would comment on various observations, sharing relevant information with us. Gordon skillfully gauged our knowledge/experience on various technical housing topics before proceeding with a discussion point. We appreciated his restraint on making general assumptions about us and our general awareness of home-ownership. Gordon electronically logged his observations real-time to prevent any data loss. We appreciated Gordon's seamless shifting between the core inspection risks and general home maintenance suggestions over the duration of the visit. We would absolutely recommend Gordon to other home buyers!
- J.S., July 2017
Gordon took the time to explain everything, was very thorough and offered options on the small "joys of homeownership" which he noted. Radon test was only major problem he found after inspecting a very long list of items. We learned a lot about the house. I highly recommend Gordon Glidden from Inland Lakes Inspection Services, LLC to anyone.
- M.M., July 2017