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Workphone: 4254574497
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Issaquah, Wa 98027

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Loren Chewning

With over 16 years of HUD, commercial and residental building inspections. Loren is a Certified Master Inspector, Structral Pest Inspector, a HUD/FHA Compliance Inspector and a 203(k) Consultant. Loren has expensive training in bulding design, engineering, and holds a degree in building construction. Having performed thousands of inspections during his career, there is not much he hasn't seen; however, he enjoys finding new things to add to his list of stories.

Summit to Sound Inpsections offers an array of inspections, and is always willing to go the extra mile!! Call or order online today.

425-457-4497

http://www.summittosound.com/
 

Qualifications:

Washington State 1038, HUD Inspector P974 203(K)Consultant S0781 ASHI 253013 NACHI 04080471 Wash. State SPI 86696

About:

Inspecting houses since 1996 and a former home inspector instructor, Loren is versed in all aspects of building. He has taken multiple courses in building construction and has many hours of engineering and building design under his belt.

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Testimonials

Loren, thank you so much for the detailed walkthrough and the report! We greatly appreciate all the information.
- F.C., September 2016
Very thorough and good at his work. Does not rush through home inspection. Teaches you what he's inspecting and why. Very personable and enjoys his work, making it a positive learning experience. Provides a very detailed home inspection report that is easy to understand.
- W.C., July 2016
I absolutely recommend Loren for your inspection. He arrived early, stayed late, and did a complete and thorough job. He was friendly and easy to talk with, and was happy to explain and answer any questions I had along the way. His report arrived quickly, and was easy to read and follow along with clear pictures for all findings.
- L.M., July 2016
Great job and thorough. Texted me to let me know he was running a few minutes behind.
- T.M., July 2016
I could not imagine a better experience. Loren was knowledgeable, great at explaining things, and darn pleasant to talk to. As far as I'm concerned, he went above and beyond, coming out early on a Saturday and making what I believe was the most thorough inspection possible. He left no stone unturned. He also humored my daughter's attention and random prattling as he worked. And in the end, his report gave us great peace of mind that we weren't about to buy a lemon.
- R.S., May 2016
Loren was great to work with. Took time to explain everything and answer questions. Great sense of humor and would absolutely use him again.
- A.W., April 2016
Lovely gentleman who is a pleasure to work with.
- F.O., March 2016
Loren was both professional and personable on the job, and made the absolute most of his time inspecting my home. As a first time home buyer, I'm missing a lot of basic knowledge about how to identify problems and how to maintain a home, and Loren guided me through a ton of it. The inspection was a very helpful mix of thorough checks for problems and lessons on how to identify and/or fix new problems as they arise myself. I feel confident both with my purchase and with owning my own home for the first time thanks to Loren.
- J.W., March 2016
My wife and I used Loren for 2 inspections and were extremely satisfied with both. Loren was prompt, professional, had a good personality and most of all he located a serious issue with the first home we were looking at. We appreciated how thorough he was even noting minor problems and suggestions for fixing them. I would highly recommend him to anyone else in need of a home inspection. Well worth the money spent in peace of mind.
- S.E., January 2016
Very thorough and knowledgeable. Not only did I learn about the state of the property but also about how to maintain it in the future to avoid problems. Loren worked very hard and checked everything.
- F.P., November 2015
Loren was personable, knowledgeable and thorough. I would absolutely recommend Loren as a home inspector to anyone.
- K.C., November 2015
Thank you for your professionalism, friendliness, and promptness. Sean & I are very happy with your thorough inspection and glad that you do a good job to keep our home in tip top condition. It was nice that you addressed our concern about the water leak in the living room corner of our home and thankful that you took pictures of it with your heat sensing camera. The report is easy to understand and very detailed.
- V.P., October 2015
You were great. Thanks alot for all your pointers and suggestions and quick tutorials for us first timebuyers.
- N.R., September 2015
Loren was wonderful. He was very responsive and accommodating for our schedules. Sadly, we couldn't make it to the inspection due to our work schedules, but Loren did a great job in making a very detailed inspection report including representative pictures of the property. He also set up a phone call with us to answer any questions about his findings and the property. Great with giving a realistic representation of the property, easing concerns, and describing the necessary next steps to improve the condition of the property. Thank you for all of your help! Cynthia Cech
- C.C., August 2015
Excellent customer service! Extremely knowledgeable and great at explaining what needs to be done. Very detailed and thorough.
- A.S., July 2015
Loren have inspected house with details and well experience , Thank you Loren for great help. Vijay Giri
- V.G., July 2015
Loren is very responsible.His inspection is thorough and detailed.
- Y.L., July 2015
Loren was wonderful!He not only provided very thorough and detail-oriented inspection reports for me, but also went above and beyond took the time to walk me through every minor or major item so that I could understand and take better care of my less than a year old town home?You just can tell that he is genuinely interested in doing a great job and covering all the bases.I would HIGHLY recommend him for your home inspection!
- H.G., July 2015
I had a really good experience in home inspection with him. Such a Nice and reliable expert.detailed on every single space to find out any hidden dangers. A very detailed and useful report which following with pictures and some recomendations, also Some good resources for future reference. If he can provide a little bit more informations of costing problems fixed that would be perfect.
- Y.J., May 2015
Thanks Loren for your expertise! After inspection Loren took a time to explain what he find in inspection, and what has to be done. Galina
- G.P., May 2015
Very knowledgeable and I appreciated his approach of making sure I understood how to maintain the home I purchased.
- C.P., April 2015
Came on time, did a through check of every item. Lot of patience and gave lot of info about the house. Answered all my questions and gave detailed instructions on how to take care of minor issues, etc. I highly recommend him.
- N.T., March 2015
Loren, was very proffesional , knowledgable , and complete in his inspection of the smaller older condo that we are buying. I felt very comfortable with his recommendations on the condition and what should be taken care of to make the property safe and up to code. We are from out of town and did not know an inspector, only from talking to him over the phone. He made us feel very at ease and answered all our questions, which helped us to decide to buy the condo. Thank you Loren. Kathy LeFors
- K.L., March 2015
Loren, was very proffesional , knowledgable , and complete in his inspection of the smaller older condo that we are buying. I felt very comfortable with his recommendations on the condition and what should be taken care of to make the property safe and up to code. We are from out of town and did not know an inspector, only from talking to him over the phone. He made us feel very at ease and answered all our questions, which helped us to decide to buy the condo. Thank you Loren. Kathy LeFors
- K.L., March 2015
Loren showed up early for our scheduled inspection and did an exceptional job in explaining the issues that he found with the house. Loren was able to give us some base line estimates of what the repair costs might run and shared his opinion on the structural integrity of the house. We very much appreciated Loren's honesty throughout the inspection. Loren was very professional and through.
- R.R., February 2015
Great job by Loren. Very through inspection of the house. Very detailed inspection report. Would definitely use Loren for future inspection as well as recommend to my friends and family.
- S.B., February 2015
Lauen, you were wonderful!! Easy to work with. Explained everything great.
- J.C., February 2015
This guy is awesome! Anyone buying should be happy with the work Loren does.
- M.L., February 2015
I couldn't recommend Loren more! He was extraordinarily helpful in his explanation of the issues around the house, and provided very detailed explanations of how to resolve those issues. In addition to all this, he had a high attention to detail, and was very thorough. Thanks so much!
- J.K., February 2015
Amazing inspector - we have hired numerous inspectors as we have purchased various homes through out the years. Loren is by far the most thorough and easy to work with. He knows his stuff. I would highly recommend him.
- C.K., February 2015
I had to schedule the home inspection in a short notice. Loren helped it and did a great job in inspecting every corner of the house. I’ve got lots of small maintenance items that would be very useful to me in the future and he also provided how to maintain those things. I appreciate all the work he has done.
- Y.L., January 2015
Very detailed and knowledgeable. Will be recommending this inspector to all my friends and family.
- E.A., January 2015
Thanks again for being so thorough and helpful!
- D.K., January 2015
We loved working with Loren! He helped us see the challenges we were about to face with a home we were hoping to buy. He discussed with us pros and cons and recommended specialists to answer any more of our questions. We did not buy the home he inspected for us (no fault of his) and we will definitely be using him again for our next home process!
- B.D., December 2014
Loren is such a great inspector, he went over every single details with me during the inspection. During the inspection he showed and pointed out very single thing that need to be fix. Very details and thorough inspector.
- N.N., December 2014
Very thorough, knowledgeable, and professional. Loren does a tremendous job of explaining things for all to understand. I highly recommend him for your next inspection! Thank you!
- B.H., December 2014
Loren is an affable and funny guy, but the main reason I took an immediate liking to him is because he's the only inspector who spoke up (unprompted) about the fact that he likes having buyer accompanying with him during the inspection process. This did not happened with any of the other 5 inspectors I was considering and spoke to. So if you are like me, willing and interested in learning more about the goods and bads of the home you are likely going to be buying and end up staying in the near future, and want to know about home operation, improvement and maintenance tips, then Loren will be a perfect fit for you. A 3-4 hours interaction with him is enough for me to know that he's incredibly experienced, thorough and competent in his job, and I feel very blessed and fortunate to have him, especially because the home I am planning to buy is a "flip" house. Loren is my go-to guy right now for home inspection and I will not hesitate to recommend him to family/friends
- J.G., November 2014
Loren was a true professional; punctual with his appointment and was thorough with his visual home inspection. He didn't inundate with industry jargon but, rather, communicated ideas and concerns in an understandable manner. Would highly recommend to friends and utilize his services in the future!
- M.W., November 2014
As a new resident and probable home owner, Loren did an outstanding job and thoroughly explained all of his observations. We were very pleased with his eagle eye and knowledge!
- D.F., November 2014
Great inspection and thorough.
- S.G., November 2014
You did an awesome and very thorough job. Thank you very much. Kristin Griffith
- M.G., November 2014
No complaints here, thank you for everything. The fixes that were made were definitely needed and made our place way better before moving in. I really appreciate your knowledge and expertise. And I also appreciate the way you communicated with us, got back to us quickly, and were available to finish our job quickly. You are a life saver!
- C.M., October 2014
Great job! The builder complained that the report was difficult to follow. I probably should have sent just the summary. Nice catch on the missing drip edge. The builder questioned whether it was code, so I pointed him to the section of the IRC (would've been nice to have that in the report). Thanks again for doing a great job! Steve
- S.M., October 2014
Loren was great. He was very outgoing, thorough, and informative. He made me as a first time buyer, feel in the loop the entire time.
- J.B., October 2014
Amazingly thorough report with photos and descriptions that were easy to understand.
- U.S., October 2014
Loren was very professional. He was informative and thorough. I highly recommend him for your next home inspection.
- C.N., September 2014
Mr. Chewning is very thorough and a pleasure to work with. We went through the house quickly and efficiently. He explained everything he was checking and explained care and maintenence. We will recommend to friends and family when needed.
- W.F., September 2014
Brian and Lori loved you. Thank you for your fine work!
- P.P., September 2014
Thank you Loren for such a personable, friendly service. I really enjoyed working with you.I appreciate the advise and hints you gave me for maintenance on everything to ensure a long life and proper usage. Keep up the great work you do and your positive attitude with that smile.
- D.N., September 2014
Always ready for last minute inspections! Always friendly and knows his field!
- K.G., September 2014
Loren was extremely pleasant and helpful in the inspection I hired him for my real estate buyers. He took his time to explain everything and was extremely friendly and professional. His report was also delivered very quickly and it had a ton of extras which my buyers/clients really appreciated. His suggestions and helpful tips will help in the future!!! I will definitely be using Loren as the home inspector for my future clients!!! Thank you Loren! Sincerely, Adelina Draghici Broker CBBain-Mercer Island
- A.D., September 2014
You are a 10 in my book
- H.W., August 2014
loren is a good inspector, easy to talk to, thorough and a pleasure to work with. i would and will use him again and would definitely refer him to friends and family. thanks loren!
- B.S., July 2014
Loren is very knowledgable and thorough with all inspections. This is the 2nd house he has done for me and I would recommend him to anyone who wants an honest, no BS inspection report.
- K.S., July 2014
Loren is just amazing. I had no idea a home inspection could be so fun! He was so informative. He even gave us some safety tips that weren't really part of the inspection, but were so important for us to know. Loren is more than just a great home inspector. He's a great guy who cares about his clients. We only met him for one afternoon, but he really showed us that he cares and wants to make sure we are safe and happy in our new home. I would recommend him to anyone!
- A.V., July 2014
Loren was through, friendly and helpful! He definitely knows exactly what he is doing and explains issues clearly.
- E.B., July 2014
Loren was great, I did some searching around before contacting him and all the reviews were true. He showed up 15 minutes early and was very professional. Loren came out and checked every nook and cranny. The house a little older but very well maintained. Loren was able to tell me what sort of maintenance would be needed to take care of the house and recommended what would need to be upgraded and the timeframe if I chose to purchase the house. I was looking to get a VA loan and he was able to tell me exactly what would need to be fixed for the house to pass their inspection. He also did a pest inspection for me, for free on the spot. I was a little unsure of exactly what to look out for before making an offer on this house and Loren was able to answer all my questions and help me out. He is very personable and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to get a really thorough inspection.
- N.B., June 2014
Attention Home Buyers! If you need inspect the house you want to buy - look no further. This guy like "walking microscope".! 3 hours inspection and whole clear picture about everything in the house. Nothing left not inspected. I tried to follow him and gave up on attic. THE BRILLIANT JOB OF THE MASTER! Thank you Loren so much!
- Y.U., June 2014
I loved that you were able to walk through all of the details with me and answer all of the questions that I had, regardless of how trivial. I also appreciate the suggestions on how to best maintain the home.
- N.B., June 2014
Loren first was on time to our appointment, which tells me a lot about a person. In his inspection, he covered I could imagine. He performed a through inspection on our home. Afterwards he went over the complete itemized report so we knew just what he found in discrepancies on our home. He also listed fixes with each areas of concern. After leaving the next day I received a full report(with pictures)of all things in question. I have no problem recommending for your house inspection.
- R.S., June 2014
Loren was early to the appointment and exceeded my expectations throughout the inspection pointing out areas of concern and educating us about regular maintenance. He is very thorough and knew the code. Loren went above and beyond the inspection of our new home. Our home was recently inspected and the inspector pointed out a major concern with potential water behind the shower tile. Loren pointed out that the inspector was using the wrong meter and offered to come to my house and use a infrared camera to see if there was really water behind the tile. He also provided a report. Loren did not charge us for these additional services. I would definitely hire him again!
- R.D., June 2014
He was on the dot when it comes to the things that were wrong with the house. I would recomend him to anyone. he was also early for the appointment. early bird is a plus.
- J.S., May 2014
Great inspection and very detailed report. Very high quality at an extremely fair price. Will definitely refer Loren to everyone I know who is buying a new home.
- J.M., April 2014
Loren is a pleasure to work with and we will continue to recommend him in the future. His knowledge and report with the clients is fabulous.
- W.C., Redmond WA, April 2014
I would highly recommend Loren Chewning of Summit to Sound Inspection Services. My husband and I were interested in an older home that had been fully remodeled on the inside, so visually it was nice. However, Loren discovered some major issues with roof ventilation that had caused the roof to be near failure despite the new shingles covering it. There were several other issues that he caught as well, that while most were minor, all needed attention. I appreciated that he wanted me there for the inspection; this is a huge investment and knowing what we were getting into was important to us. Loren was very knowledgeable, personable, and an amazing resource for information. I felt that if we had decided to go through with the sale, my husband and I would have had all the information we needed to repair/replace items and maintain the home properly based on Loren’s information. Additionally, we needed someone quickly due to a short inspection window, and he fit us right in. While we ended
- C.A., February 2014
Lorne has been proactive and thorough with our inspection. Since we were not present during the inspection, he spent time to go through the whole inspection report item by item with us and answered all the questions patiently. Great job, Loren!
- J.C., February 2014
Was very pleased by the work, performance, and the report was very detailed and easy to read.
- W.C., Redmond WA, February 2014
Loren was very knowledgable and friendly. He aptly and expertly explained all steps before we started and as we were conducting the inspection. We were encouraged to accompany him, and he was happy to answer any and all questions we had. He went above and beyond to make sure that all aspects of the house were looked at and in working order. He was happy to provide suggestions and tips about projects that were needed. His report was clear, and well organized, both easy to read and comprehend. The added materials he left us with for working through the home buying and home ownership processes were an added bonus that leave us feeling more prepared and confident then we could have asked. I feel that he was thorough and complete, not leaving anything to chance. It was a pleasure working with Loren, and would recommend him to ANYONE looking for a home inspection. We will keep his info around and will be glad to work with him in the future.
- T.H., PUYALLUP WA, December 2013
Loren was very knowledgable and friendly. He aptly and expertly explained all steps before we started and as we were conducting the inspection. We were encouraged to accompany him, and he was happy to answer any and all questions we had. He went above and beyond to make sure that all aspects of the house were looked at and in working order. He was happy to provide suggestions and tips about projects that were needed. His report was clear, and well organized, both easy to read and comprehend. The added materials he left us with for working through the home buying and home ownership processes were an added bonus that leave us feeling more prepared and confident then we could have asked. I feel that he was thorough and complete, not leaving anything to chance. It was a pleasure working with Loren, and would recommend him to ANYONE looking for a home inspection. We will keep his info around and will be glad to work with him in the future.
- T.H., PUYALLUP WA, December 2013
I appreciate Loren for inspection our home, he done his job professionally, the inspection report very clear and understandable. I would recommend him to people who really care about their homes. Thanks Loren.
- L., December 2013
Very thorough and nice to work with. Thx.
- J.L., November 2013
He took time to go over every little thing and explain the depth things I will need to fix in the near future. He also gave great recommendations on what I need to keep an eye on regularly to maintain my home. Very professional with a sense of humor.
- I.G., October 2013
Great job, very thorough, Had knowledge of condos and more.
- D.E., October 2013
The inspector noted every defect as is required by his profession. But he also told me what was a must-do, and what was just technically wrong in some areas. This was a great help in deciding what to fix and what to wait on for later.
- P.F., October 2013