courteous and professional.
- K.L., February 2022
Don was professional, friendly, detailed, and responsive! We couldn't ask for a better inspector or experience.
Mallory and Kevin
- M.K., August 2021
Don Oakes was tremendously knowledgable and approachable, and took pains to explain to me his findings and various aspects of the house. As a first-time homebuyer, I found Don to be extremely helpful and patient as I asked him many, many questions during the inspection. I would highly recommend Don to anyone.
- M.A., May 2021
Don is the best! He's reliable and thorough! I have referred him many times my Clients. He will remain my "go-to" home inspector! Thanks for all the high-quality work, buddy!
- B.R., Point Pleasant NJ, April 2021
He was great! Completely honest and made the process extremely easy !
- K.M., February 2021
Outstanding job by Don. The whole process was smooth start to finish. Follow up was better than anyone I’ve ever worked with, and I would recommend Beacon to anyone in search of a comprehensive, value-add, best in class experience.
- R.M., November 2020
Don was extremely professional and very thorough. He answered all of our questions during our inspection and was available for any follow up calls. We really enjoyed working with him .
- C.V., May 2020
Don was fantastic. He was incredibly thorough and detail oriented. This was our first home buying experience and Don made the inspection a very pleasant experience. He gave us a lot of great points of information about our new home and how to best maintain it. We are also brand new to the area and Don was kind enough to provide us some references for other vendors we may need in the area. I would highly recommend Don and Beacon Home Inspection to others.
- A.V., May 2020
So professional and through... Highly recommend
- E.B., April 2020
Don was very knowledgeable and thorough. He took time to answer my questions or look into something further if I asked. He was easy to make an appointment with, prompt and organized. He sent the report right away and answered questions that I had after the inspection.
- L.S., February 2020
Don was absolutely AWESOME!! He was friendly, extremely knowledgeable, thorough & explained every part of the entire inspection to make sure I understood everything. AAAAAAA++++++++ I would HIGHLY recommend Don to anyone that needs a home inspection!! He is the BEST!!
- L.B., December 2019
Very Professional and Informative. Understood my concerns as a new home buyer.
- C.E., November 2019
Detailed, thorough and extremely professional. Highly recommend.
- A.G., October 2019
A consummate professional, who made us feel like he was part of our family.
- J.S., September 2019
Don was professional, informative, and made me feel like I was part of the process. Although we had never met before, i found him trustworthy. Would definitely recommend.
- D.O., July 2019
Don took the time to thoroughly explain my concerns as well as additional facets of the inspection process that had presented themselves, which I had not previously seen in a home.
- M.C., July 2019
Don was extremely flexible with our schedule, and was able to accommodate on short notice. The report was thorough, and the tools on the site made it incredibly easy to generate a punch list. Don was more than happy to share what he was looking at every step of the way, and we came away from the experience feeling confident about the purchase.
- S.E., June 2019
Don was professional and very through. He took the time to explain and show me things. It was wonderful working with him.
- S.R., Hackensack NJ, April 2019
Don was excellent. Friendly, professional, patient and answered all my questions. I highly recommend.
- C.F., March 2019
Professional & Thorough
- G.O., November 2018
Don, was very helpful and knowledgeable. Excellent report that helped us with our buying decision.
- J.R., Point Pleasant NJ, August 2018
Don performed a thorough inspection and provided a detailed report. He was very informative and clearly explained all issues and concerns. He is pleasant, easy to talk to, and very professional. He was recommended by a satisfied home buyer and I, too, would recommend him without hesitation to other home buyers.
- L.F., Toms River NJ, July 2018
He was very thorough and efficient and I would absolutely recommend Mr. Oakes. I was very happy with his service and the evaluation of the house.
- E.B., Rahway NJ, April 2018
Don was fantastic. Explained issues in understandable language with appropriate implications of risks.
- E.K., Red Bank NJ, April 2018
Don thank you very much. It gives us great peace of mind that you did the inspection.
- B.B., March 2018
Thank you Donald for patiently walking me through all the different aspects of the home inspection. I now feel confident in my knowledge of how the heating and cooling system, sprinkler system and electrical panel operate. Thanks again, Jon Field.
- J.F., Staten Island NY, February 2018
Don was very professional and thorough. He explained everything and answered all my questions.
- D.G., Staten Island NY, December 2017
He was very thorough and answered all and questions I? had.
- S.P., December 2017
Don was wonderful. He was professional and thorough and talked us through everything he was doing. He then gave us a recap of everything he was going to put in the report and asked if we had questions.
- T.H., Red Bank NJ, November 2017
Don was very nice. He was efficient and gave me a realistic inspection of the property.
- M.R., Tinton Falls NJ, November 2017
Don arrived early, and was thorough, well versed, educated and realistic with his inspection. He answered any and all questions my buyer had, and took the time to give some "helpful hints" for maintenance. I would highly recommend Don to anyone, at any time! Thanks again for your consistent customer satisfaction with my buyers!
- D.S., September 2017
Don was extremely thorough and patient. He answered every question I had honestly and was extremely knowledgeable. He was absolutely wonderful!
- , August 2017
Don was extremely thorough and patient. He answered every question I had honestly and was extremely knowledgeable. He was absolutely wonderful!
- L.G., Toms River NJ, August 2017
Don was both efficient and thorough. He answered all my questions and was extremely helpful. Couldn't ask for a better experience.
- J.Y., Laurence Harbor NJ, July 2017
It was a pleasure meeting you Don. You will be getting a lot of business from us going forward. Have a great weekend!
- E.F., June 2017
Thanks for another awesome and thorough job. The home buying process can be so stressful, and you make the inspection go so smoothly. We hope to stay put for a while, but if move in NJ again, or know anyone who is, we'll definitely give you a call!
- L.S., Point Pleasant Boro NJ, June 2017
This was my first time buying a home, and I had very little knowledge of it. Don took the time to explain a lot of things to me in regards to the house, and what to worry/not worry about. The inspection went well and twice he asked if I had any questions. Both times he was patient with me and explained everything making sure I understood exactly what he was saying.
I would recommend him and your company to everyone. He took the time to discuss which walls were load bearing, why they were, and how to deal with them.
Then I received his report WAY sooner than I thought. And it was extreamly detailed. Making note of everything. A huge thank you again!
- K.R., Brick NJ, June 2017
Talk about thorough!! As a first time home buyer, I was made aware of every possible thing in the house. A 2-hour inspection followed with a detailed analysis with pictures emailed to me. I feel prepared and confident knowing what will need to be addressed now and down the road. Extremely professional and knowledgeable. It is worth the money you pay to have a proper inspection. I highly recommend Don!
- S.V., Somervillle NJ, April 2017
Hi Don, First I want to thank you for your professional persona. Next for the time you took to clarify the things I didn't quite grasp. You were a pleasure to deal with.
- G.B., Toms River NJ, April 2017
Very professional and knowledgeable guy. I appreciate your help and I am glad that you were a nice guy also. .a brother firefighter too..thanks
- M.M., Brick NJ, April 2017
He was very detail orientated and thorough. He also took the time to answer any questions and explain how things worked. It was a pleasure to work with someone who was knowledgeable and experienced.
- M.B., Long Branch NJ, March 2017
Don is thorough and knowledgeable...he's not an alarmist and makes the process comfortable and easy.
- M.J., Point Pleasant Beach NJ, March 2017
Don did an overall wonderful job, let me know what was important to focus on during the inspection and such. Thanks
- M.R., Avon By The Sea NJ, March 2017
Don was extremely friendly and helpful, allowing us to follow him throughout the house and explaining his findings. He encouraged us to ask questions and was able to answer helpfully to all of them.
- B.T., Manahawkin NJ, December 2016
Thank you for a very thorough report. I am sorry you had to make two trips. I appreciate it. It is nice to have the help of competent, pleasant individuals to help with their expertise. I might be calling you again as I am not sure I will take this place, lol.
- M.C., Point Pleasant NJ, December 2016
This rating speaks for itself!
- E.L., Bensalem PA, December 2016
Awesome experience from soup to nuts...from scheduling to confirming appointment to showing up on time, professionalism, comprehensiveness, willingness and ability and patience to educate me about my potential house purchase...would highly highly recommend Don Oakes. Note - he himself is a fire battalion chief - he has an eye for safety and it showed throughout his entire evaluation. Thanks Don!
- J.L., Spring Lake NJ, November 2016
Don did a great job with our home inspection and was very informative.
- C.M., The Villages FL, November 2016
Don did a great job at inspection. Was very thorough with the house and explained everything to me, I would highly recommend using him for an inspection
- C.P., Middletown NJ, August 2016
Great job, Don, thanks !! Sal De Blasio
- S.D., August 2016
Very knowledgeable, extremely thorough. Would highly recommend.
- M.M., Wayne NJ, August 2016
Don is extremely professional, smart and well spoken. He was very thorough and his knowledge of everything was very impressive. This is how a home inspection should be done! We are so happy we chose Don.
- J.C., Monroe Township NJ, July 2016
Thank you Donald for helping us make sure our home is safe and a great investment for the future. We appreciate the details and specifics on the report.
- A.S., Bradley Beach NJ, July 2016
Don was great. He did a very thorough job and was extremely informative in his explanation of his inspection report
- R.F., July 2016
Don was super friendly and did an excellent job explaining each step of the inspection process. I left the inspection feeling very comfortable with everything we discussed and would definitely recommend Don for a future inspection.
- W.G., Spring Lake Heights NJ, July 2016
thanks again, great job
- S.W., Morganville NJ, June 2016
Thank you so much for your attention to detail and patience with answering our questions! We appreciate the time you took with us.
- K.P., Bayville NJ, June 2016
I liked Don's efficiency and thoroughness. During the final walk through, Don's explanations and suggestions were both clear and helpful. Would absolutely recommend him to any of my friends.
- E.Z., NY NY, May 2016
Don was fantastic! He was thorough & took his time to answer our questions. I would highly recommend anyone to use him.
- J.V., May 2016
Don was excellent. Best inspection company around!
- C.L., East Brunswick NJ, May 2016
Second house he has looked at for us
I requested him. And would do so again
- P.L., Howell NJ, April 2016
Thanks Don. No problem with the inspection.
- J.M., Tinton Falls NJ, April 2016
Don: Thank you for the excellent job inspecting my home and for calling me back promptly when I had questions on some of the report items. You were on time, courteous and professional. After the inspection, you took the time to discuss, in detail, the items that you recommend get immediate attention. Purchasing a home can be stressful so having an inspector that a buyer feels confident with definitely eases some of that stress!
- J.J., Toms River NJ, April 2016
Donald was very helpful from the first minute we met at the house explaining the entire process. He answered all my questions through out the entire process. As he went on with the inspection he took time to point out things that may have seemed small but were very important to the new home owner to know. Thank you Donald for your the time took to make this inspection very informative . If you a buying a home I would highly recommend putting the biggest purchase of you life in Donald hands you will not be disappointed.
Thank you Donald the Gallucci Family
- M.G., Jackson NJ, March 2016
Highly recommend Donald Oakes for your home inspection!
- D.P., Brooklyn NJ, February 2016
Don is extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. He was thorough and efficient and was a great help in the process of buying my first home. I would recommend him to everyone I know buying a home.
- J.W., TorquayBrick NJ, February 2016
My compliments to Don for a very professional and complete home inspection. Don is very knowledgeable and clearly experienced with inspecting homes on LBI. I was very impressed with his inspection and his report. Overall I would highly recommend Don for anyone seeking a experienced home inspector.
- H.R., Jackson NJ, February 2016
Don is very knowledgeable and shares it with you as he is doing the inspection. He explained things quite clearly which was most helpful to someone who had not purchased a home in 30 yrs.
- K.V., Bernards NJ, December 2015
Great job - thank you
- B.B., Westfield NJ, November 2015
Great job, very thorough. Exceeded our expectations
- J.M., Brick NJ, November 2015
He is the best!
- A.M., Hackensack NJ, October 2015
Donald was a pleasure to work with. He answered any and all questions that we had. He was very proffesional and thorough. I would recommend anyone in need of a home inspection to to contact him.
- D.M., Monroe Township NJ, October 2015
Excellent, comprehensive inspection that was done efficiently.
- D.J., Aberdeen Township NJ, July 2015
Thank you. You did a awesome job.
- D.L., Tinton falls NJ, July 2015
Very professional and knowledgeable.
- C.C., Toms River NJ, July 2015
Don was thorough, efficient and practical during the inspection process. He helped us determine what were major issues and what were minor concerns. His written report with photos was received the same day and serves as a great to-do list. He is also just an all around nice guy.
- B.H., Ramsey NJ, June 2015
Don was great! He took the time to explain the things that I would see in the report, which I appreciated. He had no problem with me asking questions as he went along doing the inspection. He also had the report done and sent to us that night! Super fast. Thank you!
- S.B., Belmar NJ, June 2015
Donald was prompt and professional. Did a great job going through the home with us and explaining every concern in easy to understand detail. 10 out of 10
- K.D., June 2015
Don, It was a pleasure to have you inspect my client's new home. I thought your report was extremely thorough and the inspection completed in an appropriate time. I will definitely recommend you to my clients in the future.
Diane Turton, Realtors
Spring Lake, NJ
- D.C., June 2015
Don was great!! Professional, thorough and pointed out whatever we needed to be aware of.,report was very timely and complete. Thank you!
- K.B., Spring Lake NJ, June 2015
I feel Don did a great job on my inspection. He explained everything and spent a lot of time. I am very pleased.
- B.M., Wall Township NJ, June 2015
- L.E., North Bergen NJ, May 2015
Very Thorough, Knowledgeable, Friendly, Willing to take time to teach what he is looking for. This is especially valuable to a first time buyer with little to no knowledge of anything
- Z.G., Ocean Township NJ, May 2015
Excellent inspection. Identified lots of things that are issues and those that could be come issues. Thoroughly explained any questions I had or things he thought I should know.
- R.B., Brick NJ, April 2015
Very good inspector, he explained everything very well while inspecting and when he was all done he made sure I understood, he made everything easy, thank you
- D.R., Lakewood Township NJ, April 2015
Thanks for the great inspection.
- P.D., Upper River NJ, April 2015
Great Work! Thank you for everything!
- P.D., Upper River NJ, March 2015
After your inspection we had mold inspecter come and find large hole in attic that was very visable. Also the basement is full of mold.Your partner had inspected our home and found every little no nonsense item that didnt even neeed to be addressed.
- B.L., Manasquan NJ, March 2015
Thank you for your service and thank you for the tips.
- J.S., Bronx NY, December 2014
Was very thorough
- P.H., Wall NJ, October 2014
- A.I., HAnover NJ, September 2014
Don was early to the appointment. He was thorough, patient and clear in answering all questions and timely in producing the finished report.
- B.V., Lumberton NJ, August 2014
Don was pleasant to work with, knowledgeable and efficient. I would highly recommend him.
- M.R., TRENTON NJ, August 2014
Very Happy! Comprehensive and well organized report and appreciate the pictures to make findings clear. I will definitely use you again in the future. Pleasure to work with you!
My only recommendation would be to inform clients of what is not included in a home inspection.
- J.M., Brielle NJ, July 2014
thank you for all your help you did a very thorough job expecting the property thank you very much god bless my lawyer stated that you were the the best she's ever seen
- D.M., Little Egg Harbor NJ, March 2014
Don was very pleasant in our dealings. He was proactive to contact me when an impending winter storm was a threat to our inspection date. He was understanding, as well as flexible when it was determined we needed to re-schedule. On the inspection day he was on time, pleasant, knowledgeable, and thorough in his inspection. He engaged me in the process and was open to questions. His manner was always professional, and constructive. Finally, I find his written report also to be timely and thorough.
I would absolutely use and recommend Don for another home inspection.
- N.C., Spring Lake NJ, February 2014
thank you for performing my home inspection.I feel you did a excellent job.I will be contacting you for the roof inspection also for the air conditioner.Thank you for pointing out some important points of concern.
- J.M., Brick NJ, February 2014
Don was very through and took his time to inspect all aspects of the home. From the roof to the utility room and outside premises, he worked with great detail and precision. He took his time to explain his findings and answered other related questions. I really appreciated his workmanship.
- M.M., Mendham NJ, December 2013
Don did an amazing job on our home inspection. He was their early and explained everything in detail as to what to expect. He found some items that needed repair that I could not have possibly even imagined. I would highly recommend Don to anyone in the future and I would use him again. The inspection report is extremely detailed, but broken down into to terms that my wife and I can both understand. Thank you for your help Don!
- S.W., Jackson NJ, December 2013
Don was very thorough and welcomed every question I asked. He also pointed out what was important, what is cheap and easy to fix, and what's not a big deal. I highly recommend Don for any inspection you need. Thanks Don!
- M.H., Toms River NJ, November 2013