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Barre, VT 05641

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Jim Breer

 www.betterhomeinspectionsvermont.com

Jim spent 10 months in Texas as an intern with the most prestigious home inspection companies in Fort Worth Texas before becoming licensed in Texas. Jim Breer has been a member in good standing with the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) since 1997.

Rosemary, Jim's wife of 47 years, and Jim are both natives of Central Vermont. They have two sons and now have two wonderful granddaughters. Jim has grown up in construction and his construction career started over 49 years ago. He was the Vice President of a large commercial construction company and vice President of a building specialty coating company, both located in Vermont. Rosemary & Jim have operated J. & R. Builders, Inc., a complete building project company, since 1987. Jim's experience allows him to use his skills wisely and offers him the special ability to find problems. Better Home Inspections was started in 1997. The number of inspections and the continuing education that Jim has completed has improved Jim's ability to discover problems, based on the sheer number and variety of inspections he's satisfactorily performed.

Better Home Inspections proudly offers services to most areas of Vermont including Montpelier, Barre, Burlington, Waitsfield, Warren, Stowe, St Johnsbury and beyond. Also  Western New Hampshire.

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Qualifications:

ASHI Certified NRPP & ARRST Certified for radon testing Licensed in Vermont & New Hampshire Central Vt Chamber

About:

I work very hard to bring the best home inspection to my customers. I have the knowledge of how a home was built and why some conditions have occurred in a home. I am able to describe item in layman's terms. Discounts for the troops.

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Testimonials

He showed professionalism while doing home inspection. He shows concerns of safety of owners and property. L.C., December 2016
- D.L., Barre VT, December 2016
excellent inspector, professional , and timely ; I would recommend him for any of my inspection needs
- G.R., November 2016
Thank you, Jim. It was very nice meeting you today. I really appreciate the time you took to explain various items to me and your calm demeanor was very reassuring. I would definitely recommend you to my colleagues and would certainly call upon you again for my own personal acquisitions. Best, Debby
- D.B., October 2016
Jim was professional, friendly and knowledgeable. He was on time for our inspection. Jim encouraged questions and provided answers. I definitely would recommend him.
- L.C., October 2016
Jim was very easy to talk to. He took the time and answered questions and made you feel comfortable enough to ask. Thank you.
- M.K., October 2016
Jim was fantastic and took his time to explain everything he was looking at.
- A.V., August 2016
I love the house that I am planning to buy, so I missed many things that must be addressed before a closing date is agreed upon. Jim was very focused, and organized as he evaluated every detail from building's exterior to the chimney repairs that were done. I believe the inspection took about 2 hours. My son was present for this inspection. Last November he bought a 3000 sq.ft. home in Williston which took only an hour. He said he wished that Jim had done this job because the inspector the bank hired missed several items of importance. I would definitely recommend Jim's expertise, and he was very honest, polite and professional. Thank you. Nancy anderson
- N.A., July 2016
Thank you for doing this inspection on such short notice. Sorry about Lighthouse Hill Rd, you were great!
- C.S., July 2016
His thorough review of all features of the property and knowledge of the pertinent standards was impressive to say the least. His report was illustrated with photos and clarifying comments . I would hire Jim Breer again.
- R.M., June 2016
Very professional Very informative Great job!
- J.L., June 2016
Very through, Prompt, professional
- M.M., May 2016
This inspection was very informative and helpful.
- B.F., May 2016
Jim was wonderful to work with. He was prompt with his communication and follow-up and did great work for me. I will use him again and highly recommend him to anyone.
- M.G., April 2016
Very easy to understand and work with. Fast turn around on both inspection and report. Professional and down to earth at the same time. Explains any problem areas and why corrections are needed. Absolutely will recommend Jim to anyone who needs his service.
- M.B., Barre VT, April 2016
Very thorough with his inspection and customer service was excellent. Thanks Jim!
- K.S., March 2016
liked how you were prompt and were there before we even got there. very respectful, thorough and answered any questions we had right there on spot. Appreciate the discount for military, every bit helps. and we thank you for you service.
- M.L., March 2016
Jim was professional, personable, and knowledgeable. Jim gave us endless amounts of general information about the home we had inspected. We felt confident in moving forward in our purchase after Jim was done.
- J.C., Randolph VT, March 2016
Jim, you were very thorough on your inspection and took the time to inspect every aspect of the house you could. The report is very detailed and complete. We appreciate the summary sheet which lays everything out nicely. You also took the time to answer all my questions and to point out areas of concern. Thank you again for a top of the line job! Walter and Ginny Ziske
- W.Z., January 2016
Responsive, timely and thorough
- S.S., October 2015
Will definitely recommend Jim for an inspection. Very professional, attention to detail, reports delivered in a timely manner.
- L.F., October 2015
OMG, is Jim thorough. Not to be unkind, but he may be a candidate for obsessive compulsive disorder meds. No, just kidding. Put the word "thorough" into your Wikipedia search bar. Guess what comes back? Answer: Jim Breer. My only fear is that if he inspected the White House, it would be condemned. I've had a lot of homes inspected over the years, and Jim seems to be pretty much the gold standard. If you don't take it all with a tiny grain of salt, you may never find a home to move into. But if you move into a home that Jim Breer inspects for you, you ARE going to know what you are buying. And he will take the time patiently to explain his report to you, which is hugely helpful. Go Jim B.
- J.R., August 2015
Thanks, , Jim, you were very thorough and I appreciated your sharing your observations and knowledge with me as we went through the house.
- A.H., August 2015
Knowledgeable and very professional.
- J.D., June 2015
I liked that he was upfront and honest about everything that he was doing. He was also very informative. So glad we had you do our inspection.
- D.M., May 2015
Jim is a professional! He took time to explain some of his comments and concerns and even made some great suggestions. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
- C.D., March 2015
Jim was very professional and made the process comfortable to ask questions. We would highly recommend Jim. Thank you Jim! Rose and John
- R.J., December 2014
Thanks so much Jim. Your service was prompt (even with the short notice I gave you) and thorough. It was the best home inspection report that I have ever seen. My parents, who are in their late seventies said the same. I will enthusiastically recommend you to others.
- J.G., December 2014
Great job thank you.
- L.S., November 2014
I appreciate the thoroughness of the report. I particularly appreciate the time Jim spent and continues to spend with me following my review of the report in terms of helping me understand the implications of his findings and providing direction to resources for any necessary repairs and improvements.
- W.D., October 2014
Thank You; always a pleasure to learn from an expert.
- J.S., September 2014
Very thorough, excellent comunication and interputation of what if any diffencies may mean to prospective buyer
- C.S., July 2014
As a first time home buyer, I couldn't have picked a better home inspector. Mr. Breer took the time to explain everything that he was looking for and found -and not just the stuff that needed correcting. He also pointed out what was in good or great repair. I walked away feeling much more educated and prepared for the next step in the home buying process. Hopefully I won't need another inspector anytime soon but if I do, I'll use Jim Breer again.
- S.B., July 2014
Very thorough report, detailed explanation of all issues, I was very happy with the completeness of the inspection and report.
- R.A., July 2014
Jim is very professional and no-nonsense. He identifies and explains problem issues, explains when an issue is the result of laws or standards, and identifies when the solution is an easy fix. I would work with Jim again as a home inspector.
- R.S., June 2014
Jim was thorough and professional and provided a high-quality report in less than 24 hours. I would highly recommend Jim for your property inspection needs.
- B.S., May 2014
Thamks for the pictures that correspond to problems so they are easy to find.
- A.H., May 2014
Jim Breer was thorough and knowledgeable, and yet managed to speak in plain English so that we understood what he was seeing. His report was timely and complete, easy to read and understand - because he had talked us through everything while he was conducting the inspection. In addition to his expertise, Jim was pleasant and easy to work with. I would highly recommend him!
- P.J., May 2014
Thank you Jim for a very complete inspection of my future home, with care to keep the inside of the house free of dirt while inspecting it, and being there when you said you would be. I'm now much more knowledgable as to what the home needs, or what is right with it. Thank you Charlie DuBois
- C.D., May 2014
I chose Mr. Breer and Better Home Inspections to inspect both the home I sold and the home I bought. His inspection of the home I sold allowed me to make the necessary repairs before the house went on the market. His inspection of the new house found problems that the Home Association was able to take care of before I moved in - no mess. Stellar service - I recommend him highly. Jacquelynne Utton
- , April 2014
Impressive report. Very thorough and easy to understand. Could save me a great deal of after-the-sale repair money.
- W.B., April 2014
Great job.
- T.G., April 2014
I thought Jim was easily approachable, informative, thorough and willing to share his knowledge. I would highly recommend!
- S.S., January 2014
Jim was very professional and thorough. He answered all questions we had and was very patient. I would recommend Jim to anyone.
- T.L., January 2014
Jim, Thanks for your services - and on a Saturday! We will definitely recommend you to others if we get the chance!
- B.O., December 2013
Thank you for the through job well done.
- E.E., July 2013
Jim was very thorough and took his time explaining everything to us! I would highly recommend Jim to anyone buying a house!!
- T.C., April 2013
Jim, you were fantastic, as usual! Very quick turnaround and very thorough.
- K.T., Montpelier VT, April 2013
Jim was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and thorough. Thank you.
- R.M., March 2013
Thank you Jim! You did an excellent, thorough job once again! I am very pleased with your work and will always highly recommend you!
- A.D., March 2013
Have had the pleasure of working with Jim a few years back and was extremely impressed with his thoroughness then and no less now. I would recommend Jim with absolutely no reservations. Thank you Jim for another flawless job.
- N.S., February 2013
Thank you for your professional services. You did everything you promised to do from arriving on time to timely delivering an easy to understand, comprehensive report. I very much appreciated your explanation of things as you performed your work. Please feel free to use me as a reference. Thanks again - RJN
- R.N., January 2013
Thank you for your most through inspection of my future property. In addition, I found you extremely enjoyable to work with.
- W.K., January 2013
Very helpful!
- S.P., December 2012
Jim, thank you so much for all of your time and comperhensiveness. We have used you for three properties and will continue to use your services whenever needed. We trust and appreciate all that you have done for us! We will recommend you to everyone we know! Thank you! The Hartmans
- T.H., July 2012
Jim is a fantastic inspector. He was punctual, professional, and demonstrated his experience and knowledge in a humble way. His comments and insight exceeded his going rate. My husband and I valued his services as well as his efficiency with getting us a report and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing an inspection. Thank you Jim!
- A.H., July 2012
Jim was thorough, professional, and very knowledgeable. He gave guidance on how to correct the issues he discovered during the inspection, and answered all of our questions in a straight-forward and honest manner. I highly recommend Jim Breer for an inspection. Thanks Jim!
- B.W., May 2012
Very professional and thorough. I will highly recommend Jim to others.. Carol H
- C.H., April 2012
excellent job ... thanks so much!
- E.S., April 2012
We were very pleased with Jim Breer's (Better Home Inspections) work. He was thorough, knowledgeable, and careful to explain to us everything he was examining.
- E.S., April 2012
Jim was very professional and explained every step of the inspection in depth. He was happy to answer any questions that I had and was very thorough with the inspection. I would highly recommend Jim for inspections in the future.
- M.N., July 2011
Nice job Jim. It was good working with you. We feel confident we know the house much better now. The report looks good. Thanks!
- L.P., May 2011
very professional and great to work with. Answered every question I had and gave good advice.
- J.G., Montpelier VT, March 2011
Extremely professional, knowledgeable and helpful!
- A.C., Orange VT, November 2010
I have used Better Home Inspections and Jim Breer for three home inspections. He is a consummate professional and thorough in his report. He invites questions from you about what he is looking into during the inspection and turns around the report in a very timely fashion.
- J.J., October 2010
Very professional. he took the time to explain all the issues and what needed to be done.
- B.B., Concord NH, August 2010
excellent, very thorough, thanks Jim!
- T.E., July 2010
Jim did the most thorough home inspection I have ever experienced. He spent considerable time explaining what he was checking and why it was important. I would highly recommend Jim Breer.
- A.G., June 2010
Jim is an excellent home inspector. He was very thorough and found issues that I did not know about. He was comfortable with me tagging along and asking numerous questions. I would strongly recommend Jim to anyone needing a home inspection.
- R.D., May 2010
Jim, Thanks so much for doung our inspection on such short notice. The information you provided was very helpful. It was nice to see you again. Thanks again, Jennifer & Mark
- M.J., May 2010
Thorough and professional
- N.J., March 2010
Jim does a thorough job and is very quick to respond.
- K.R., February 2010
The home inspection was a great experience. I was glad to walk around with Jim so he could point out in person what he saw. It taught me a lot about what to look for when buying a home. Thank you!
- R.D., January 2010
You did a great job, thank you for being so thorough and resourceful! Renee'
- K.R., January 2010