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Oldfield Inspection Services

Workphone: 618-628-2369 (For appointments)
Mobile: 618-920-2059 (Mark's cell)
Fax: 618-281-4217

Columbia, IL 62236

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Mark Oldfield

Before you purchase or sell your home or property, please call Oldfield Inspection Services. We can help protect your investment with a thorough home/property inspection! Call us now to discuss your individual inspection needs. Work Phone: 618-628-2369 (For appointments) Mobile Phone: 618-920-2059 (Mark's cell) Fax Number: 618-281-4217

About Oldfield Inspection Services

We perform thorough inspections at reasonable prices. We can help you get to know the condition of the property you are about to buy or sell, and give you the confidence you need to make an informed decision.

We are located in Columbia and serve all surrounding areas. We look forward to hearing from you!


Mark did a great job with our past few inspections. He is the only inspector we will hire again. Thorough, friendly, and willing to explain and share his expertise with the customer.
- J.P., October 2016
Great Job, very helpful. Would highly recommend this service. Worth every penny............... Mark explained every aspect of the inspection and pointed out every detail....... A+
- D.S., May 2016
Mark thank you so much for your time and professionalism it was a pleasure to work with you!
- T.M., February 2016
He is incredibly thorough, knowledgeable and gives a very detailed report. He's professional, courteous, and even encourages his clients to tag along with him if they would like to on the inspection but not on the roof for safety reasons. His turn around time on the report is amazingly fast. We got it later that same day. Mark is indeed the best.
- S.C., Huntsville AL, February 2016
Mark great job on the inspection. I really like the way your report makes everything very plan and easy to spot the areas of concern. Again thanks to you and your team for a job well done.
- K.M., January 2016
I'm very impressed with your effort and detail. Will be in touch for some recommendations on skilled tradesmen.
- E.E., December 2015
Mark I have to say I am very pleased with your expertise and the way you explain everything in terms that are easy to understand. I would highly recommend your services to anyone I know that needs an inspection done. Thanks for everything.
- J.H., Godfrey IL, September 2015
Fantastic inspector! Easy to talk to, really helpful and informative! Will recommend!
- T.P., June 2015
Thanks Mark! Professional, thorough and friendly service. We feel confident in purchasing our new home knowing that potential problems have been identified allowing us to deal with them.
- A.W., May 2015
You were awesome! My husband is so much more comfortable after talking with you, I so appreciate the time you took answering his questions.
- L.W., May 2015
This was the very best $275.00 I have spent in the last 20 years. I asked many people who the best inspector around was and Mark was mentioned every time! When he showed up at the prospective home I was in a contract to purchase; he explained to me and my wife exactly how the inspection was going to be performed. When he started he immediately notified me and my wife that there was an issue with the foundation. He explained what was wrong. The homeowner had tried to do a cheap fix, but it was not the PERMANENT fix. The home had shifted, The cracks through the foundation and the outside brick were getting worse ans he showed me that the brick walls were actually still moving! I do not think any other inspector would have found it. His expertise saved me from making a $250,000.00 MISTAKE!!! Because of his thoroughness I was able to break the contract. You will not find a better inspector around the Metro East area! Thank you for your outstanding service! J&J O
- J.O., May 2015
How does one rate perfection in an inspector - two words - Mark Oldfield - that is how.
- N.W., April 2015
Friendly, personable, informative and OUTSTANDING! We would most certainly recommend Mark Oldfield for an inspection.
- R.R., March 2015
Now, this is a home inspector. We have now asked Mark to inspect two homes for us in St. Louis. The first one he inspected ended up being a total dud, and Mark was the one that found the problems that had been carefully hidden. He saved us from what could have been a major money pit. After seeing how detailed and thorough his inspection was on the first home, we went with him again as we continued our search, and he did not disappoint. He was exceptionally thorough once again and enabled us to confidently go into the closing of our home. I would highly recommend Mark for any home inspection you have, and we will be using him for all of our future home purchases.
- H.H., March 2015
This was the most thorough inspection I have ever experience obviously someone who has integrity and most of all wants and will do a professional job. His attention to details and knowledge is what the industry should require of all inspectors. He came prepared to get into craw spaces, climb on roof, inspect every outlet, plumbing etc. 2.5 hrs well spent. He is definitely the person to have in your corner when buying a house. I would not buy another house without him. He encouraged questions and allowed shadowing so he provide immediate explanation for anything he observed. His experience of over 10,000 inspections was well represented when you call his company you get him/Mark. the person with the experience not another person. The report is very detailed with picture and explanations. This is what an inspection is suppose to be not be. When he is done you can make a very well educated choice about the house you consider buying. Fare Price & honest thoroughness still exist-MARK
- K.N., February 2015
We were very pleased with the thorough inspection that was provided by Mark. He was informative and personable. Mark did what exactly what he said he would do. Also the report was detailed with pictures. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a whole house inspection. Thanks Mark!
- E.M., December 2014
Thank you for everything! I appreciate being able to get an appointment within the same week! You provided a very detailed report and I love the pictures! Thanks for making this process so easy and for providing me such a professional report! THANK YOU!
- S.S., November 2014
Mark did an incredible job. He was very knowledgeable and was definitely looking out for what was in our best interest. He did a very thorough job and checked every nook and cranny he could find. His work was exceptional and he was a pretty awesome person to talk to as well. Thank you Mark!
- J.S., November 2014
Very professional and personable. He was willing to explain in detail any questions I had on site. I would recommend Mark to anyone who needed a home inspection.
- R.M., November 2014
He does a great job and is VERY knowledgeable in what he does. We would highly recommend him for any future inspections.
- C.P., October 2014
Mark was very professional and timely!!!!!!!!! I would absolutely recommend him in ay home inspection.A great pleasure to meet and conduct business with. We thoroughly enjoyed his professionalism and kind hearted nature.
- P.D., October 2014
- R.H., September 2014
Very nice and explains well to buyers the repairs and future maintenance needed. Would recommend to all my clients.
- J.B., September 2014
Mark has done many inspections over the years for my clients. He is always very thorough. Mark welcomes questions from the clients and offers maintenance tips along the way. I really like the format of this report. The pictures are a big help in giving information to the seller of the property as well as to any sub-contractors who come out to perform repairs as part of the inspection response. My clients who have used Mark in the past use him again the next time they purchase a home.
- W.W., August 2014
Your inspection was extremely helpful and thorough. I feel more confident knowing what I'm about to purchase. Thank you!
- S.S., July 2014
Very knowledgeable, professional and courteous. I have learned a wealth of knowledge on home inspections from Mark.
- R.M., July 2014
06/04/2014. Hands Down!!!!!! The best inspector in the business. This being my first time buying a home, wanting to ensure this home met all the safety standards, and worth the purchase price – I looked for Mark’s expertise. Without any doubt, he educated me and meticulously inspected my future home. Mark has extensive knowledge and walked me through each section of the inspection. Since time is of an essence when purchasing a home, he completed the inspection before the standard turnaround time that the state requires of 48 hrs. His work speaks for itself and if you want an experienced, sophisticated, educated and most importantly an insured inspector….Mark Oldfield is your man!!!!! I highly recommend him because he has the purchaser in his best interest. Thanks Mark for taking your job extremely serious and easing any doubts a first time home owner may have.
- T.S., June 2014
Incredibly thorough, knowledgeable and genuinely acts in your best interest. Actively encouraged me to follow him around and took the time to explain everything he was doing and why he was doing it. 100% happy with the choice of Mark Oldfield.
- A.H., May 2014
Very thorough inspection. I liked the detailed explanation of everything during the inspection. I feel confident that the home was inspected in detai.
- L.R., May 2014
Mark is an outstanding inspector and has always delivered quality timely inspections. We look forward to working with him for many years to come.
- I.F., May 2014
Provides high attention to detail and covers every aspect to the home. Very thorough and informative.
- J.Z., April 2014
Amazing service and explanation of all points of the inspection! The only part of the home buying process that I have felt completely comfortable with and cared for as a home buyer was having Mark do the inspection. Thank you!
- M.B., April 2014
Did a thorough job and was very knowledgeable.
- L.M., March 2014
Professional & Awesome!
- P.T., March 2014
Very professional and informative
- D.H., OFallon IL, February 2014
Simply the best, most thorough inspector you can find. Worth every penny.
- A.S., October 2013
A wonderful experience! Having complete faith in an inspector's skills and integrity makes all the difference! Will highly recommend Mark to everyone I know!
- J.K., September 2013
very infomative and leaves no stone unturned. Mark is there for his clientele.He does a great and complete job. I would highly recommend for this work
- K.B., August 2013
Very thorough and knowledgeable!
- J.P., August 2013
It was a pleasure meeting and working with Mark. He broke everything down on the inspection to where anyone could understand it. He was sincere and thorough in his inspection. He found things that were obviously overlooked by our untrained eyes. I will definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a home inspector. Thanks, Chris & MeLeva Jackson
- C.J., August 2013
Mark - It was a pleasure to work with you on this inspection. You have restored our faith in the home inspection business. You are the epitome of a professional home inspector - hands down! We will certainly recommend you to our friends without question! Regards - Dave & Tina Church
- T.C., July 2013
Mark is one of the most professional people we've had the pleasure to do business with. He was extremely thorough and patient with all of our (many, many) questions. He took his time to ensure that we knew everything we needed to know about our new home. We can't recommend him highly enough. In fact, we liked him so much we're inviting him to our housewarming party! Thanks, Mark!!
- R.C., July 2013
I found Mark to be very competent and knowledgeable. His inspection was extremely thorough. Mark provided good information on helpful ideas for future improvements to the house. Money well spent!
- S.K., June 2013
Mark, I must say, it's difficult to impress me....but you've done it! Thank you for sending the report so quickly. Great deliverable, and you didn't cut any corners. No questions at this time, but if we do have any, we'll reach out. Thanks again!
- J.S., May 2013
Mark was very professional. He went over every thing with me step by step. Explained eveything to me. I would highly recommend him for any of your inspection needs.
- D.R., May 2013
Mark I would like to thank you for your honest in doing your work so awesome. I would recommend him to anyone reason because; before he began inspecting the work on the home he goes over every detail and explain what he about to do and ask u to come along in places that are safe for u to see. Then explain each item or items that he finds and let u know what should be done. Thanks again continue to keep the good work u and u will be Bless. Denice Tunstall
- D.T., May 2013
Mark you were great at your job I enjoyed the quality you put behind your service. You was a big help to me and made sure I understood every step and step by step. Thanks.
- P.C., April 2013
Thank you
- D.T., April 2013
Thank you for your help we would'nt of noticed some of those issues until it was to late. You answered any questions or concerns we had. Following you around helped us see things even my knowledgeable (carpenter) husband missed. Several pairs of eyes is a very good thing. Your report is very professional and easy to read and understand. My husband and I would recommend you to any one needing an inspection. Thank You, Carol Beger
- C.B., April 2013
Mark was very professional and took the time to explain everything he was doing. He was more than happy to answer any questions and concerns that I had. I was very pleased with his services.
- A.N., March 2013
I have used a few other inspection services in the past, and this by far has been the best experience ever. I would absolutely recommend Mark to anyone.
- E.T., March 2013
I have bought many properties in my life and Mark is hands down the best inspector I have met and worked with. He is thorough and friendly. I walk the full inspection with Mark and every step of the way he explains what he finds and any potential future issues we well as possible fixes. I will use Mark for every inspection and always refer him.
- J.B., March 2013
Mark was very friendly and helpful; he fully explained everything that was mentioned in the report and made sure that all of our questions were answered at the time of the inspection. He also made it clear that he would be available at any time for additional information should I need it, including his cell phone number in case of emergencies. I would absolutely recommend his services as he was reasonably priced, prompt, and very knowledgeable in his field.
- C.G., March 2013
Thank you for taking the time out to explain things to me...
- A.M., February 2013
- V.G., February 2013
Thanks Mark! ~Ben
- S.B., February 2013
Always great to work with you and receive your professional inspections.
- B.R., November 2012
Extremely professional and thorough job.
- Z.G., October 2012
Very easy to work with and explains everything very well. Mark is a true professional and I trust him 100%. He is highly recommended for any home inspection.
- M.V., October 2012
Hi Mark, I like the manner in which you do your inspections. You tell it like it is and are very honest. I also like the reports-they are easy to read. You also make the buyer feel as though he/she has made a good decision, even if there are problems. I thin k you will be around a long long time. Mary Porter, 792-0550.
- M.P., August 2012
Mark, I found you to be extremely personable and extremely knowledgeable both of which aided in any identification/explanation of the details or issues with the house I am purchasing. I would most definitely recommend you in the future. Chris Poneleit
- C.P., August 2012
My clients were very pleased with Mark. They said he did a very good, thorough job. They would definetly use him again.
- A.F., August 2012
Thank you for your attention to details and all the information you provided to us at the time of the inspection. It is nice to find someone willing to spend the time for detailed explanations!
- J.H., June 2012
Eduardo and I would like to think you for all your help on the three houses you did inspecions on. We finally found the one. You did a fantastic job. I really like how you showed us and talked to us about anything that was wrong. Thanks again.
- B.P., June 2012
I have moved 10 times in my lifetime and Mark by far does the best job communicating what he is seeing to the customer.
- T.R., May 2012
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mark. He was professional, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable.
- S.T., May 2012
Mark, Thank you so much for your hard work. Your professional attitude and work ethic made Steven and I feel much more comfortable about buying our home.
- M.O., May 2012
Mark, You were so thorough and professional. Thank you so much for your time. We will definitely recommed you to any of our friends in need of your services. -Mike & Cait Embrich
- C.E., May 2012
I feel that Mark was a great inspector who pointed out everything he was doing. I feel that he went out and above his duty to help me make a decision on purchasing the home that I may or maynot consider buying. I like the fact that he took pictures to record his findings. Thank you Mark for doing a great job.
- O.P., April 2012
Excellent job Mark...definitely will be using you again!
- M.A., March 2012
Mark was wonderful!! I will recommend him to anyone I know buying a home. Very happy with his report, his time, and consideration to our questions and concerns.
- M.F., March 2012
Mark Oldfield was very knowledgeable and professional. It was a pleasure to work with him.
- C.B., March 2012
Mark, thank you for such a thorough inspection. I was impressed with the care and time that you put into my home inspection. You took your time and checked everything as if you were purchasing this home for yourself. Purchasing a home is a big investment and because of you, I feel very confident that I'm getting my money's worth. I will certainly be referring you to other homeowners. Quntrell Patterson
- Q.P., March 2012
Mark is a complete professional whose knowledge and expertise is evident throughout out the inspection process. The thoroughness and insight was most helpful.
- A.B., February 2012
I want to thank you for taking the time to do the inspection for my family. I was very impressed by how thorough you were from the beginning of the inspection to the end. I really liked that you pointed out each and every issue you saw, whether or not you felt it was a major issue or just something for my knowledge, and explained it in detail. It was very reassuring. You made me feel at ease, yet informed, through the entire process and I thank you very much for a job done wonderfully. I will definately recommend you to anyone that needs an home inspection.
- A.C., February 2012
Thank you Mark You did a great job Woody
- W.W., February 2012
Mark was very professional, informative, and thorough in my opinion.
- G.H., January 2012
Mark did an excellent job in inspecting our new home. He was extremely detailed, professional, and on time. I could not have asked for anything else. He treated my wife and I with the utmost respect as we followed him all over the house. He explained what everything was, and why it was the way it was. I know nothing about home construction or home inspections, but was more confident about buying the home knowing that Mark inspected it. I highly recommend Mark and Oldfield Inspection Services for your home inspection needs. -Mike, Mascoutah, IL
- A.J., November 2011
Very detailed great job!
- J.B., August 2011
I have purchased 7 homes in the last 10 years and he is the most thorough home inspector I have ever encountered.
- K.C., August 2011
Enjoyed the inspction and felt very comfortable with all your comments and suggestions. I would recommend your services to anyone who needs a home impection. You did a complete job, listened to my concerns and helped me understand the shortfalls but also the good points on the home I am buying. Thanks, Nancy Jeanne
- N.R., Belleville IL, May 2011
Mr. Oldfield was extremely knowledgeable and thorough. He explained in detail, any concerns as well as giving information on care and use of items. We appreciated his timeliness, knowledge and honesty. We highly recommend his services.
- J.G., May 2011
Mark, Thank you for a thorough inspection this morning. I was surprised at the quality of work and the near immediate production of the report! If I am ever in need of an inspection in the future, there is only one phone call to make!!! I'm calling you!!! Thanks again! Dave Hays
- D.H., May 2011
WOW...You made the whole experience so wonderful for a first time buyer! You were very knowledgeable and thorough. You have a client for life and I will recommend only you to my friends and family.
- J.B., May 2011
was very thorough and professional
- A.S., April 2011
Thankyou for this report and excellent inspection. very impressed, I would not go to any other inspector!
- E.S., April 2011
Mark is a great inspector and has a great personality. You get your moneys worth with him! He has a fast response time as well.
- C.H., April 2011
You were extremely thorough and taught me a lot. Thanks so much for dragging me around.
- C.H., April 2011
Mark went out of his way to make sure I understod evrything he did. Mark pointed out and explained any problem or potintal problem. I was 100% happy that the insepection he did was top notch.
- A.M., March 2011
Mark, It was a great pleasure to meet you and do buisness with you. You did a very thorough job. We were very pleased with your work ethic. Again, thank you so much for your time.
- J.G., March 2011
Mark is a very good and thorough inspector who is honest and more than willing to ensure the clients understanding of the house and its contents. He is also willing to give his clients good advice on how to fix their home. I would highly recommend Mark Oldfield to any home buyer.
- B.B., March 2011
Great work - thorough, professional, serice after the sale! would recommend to anyone!
- S.K., March 2011
Great job, really appreciated your services.
- M.G., February 2011
The inspector was very friendly, conscious of the home buyers investment concerns; Explained each process of inspection and explained in detail to what was being inspected and the reasons behind it. Highly recommend. Very Thorough. Thank you.
- R.B., January 2011
Mark was very thorough and professional. I would recommend to anyone purchasing a new house.
- R.H., January 2011
Thank you for the detailed report, Mark. Having your reports generated online are some much more efficient and effective, especially for us since we are trying to get inspections done while we currently reside in DC. Thank you
- R.C., January 2011
Very thorough and explains everything very well. He's honest and I would recommend him to anyone.
- J.P., December 2010
We really appreciate your thorough work, and how you explained every step. Thank you!!
- K.H., December 2010
Mark has the interpersonal skills and expertise necessary to put buyers' minds at ease when it comes to home inspections. Not only was he efficient with his time, but also informative through out the entire process. We thank you for having a part in our home buying process and look forward to your continued support!
- V.C., December 2010
Mark is very thorough with his inspection. In my situation he definately earned his fee. I would recommend his services to anyone. (and if this house doesn't work out will request his services in my next inspection.)
- E.G., November 2010