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Northern Home Inspections

Workphone: 1-847-927-1957
Mobile: 1-847-927-1957
Fax: 1-847-548-8603

Gurnee, IL 60031

John Olson

Before you purchase or sell your home or property, please call Northern Home Inspections. We can help protect your investment with a thorough home/property inspection! Call us now to discuss your individual inspection needs. Work Phone: 1-847-927-1957 Mobile Phone: 1-847-927-1957 Fax Number: 1-847-548-8603

About Northern Home Inspections

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 Gurnee and serve all surrounding areas. We look forward to hearing from you!


IL # 450.000455 ASHI --American Society of Home Inspectors


20 years experience in home inspection. 28 years of residential construction experience. I enjoy teaching people about their new home purchase. I want to make sure you know exactly what you are buying.


I had multiple inspections by John and they were all well worth it. Literally inspected every part of the properties and performed different types of tests to check the operations/performance of appliances, thermal imaging for proper insualtion of walls/ceilings, temperature readings of all sinks/bathtubs water supply, checking outlets for proper connection/grounding and wirings, little tips and tricks for outdoor areas! Overall 10/10, would and will definetly use/recommend his services again.
- J.S., April 2021
Very knowledgeable and thorough. Highly recommended!
- P.M., March 2021
John was a pleasure to work with. He very clearly and professionally explained the process of the inspection and carefully walked us through the items he was inspecting. His soft spoken demeanor and extensive experience made us both comfortable and confident that the inspection he was performing was one that would give us a good basis upon which to determine how to proceed with the purchase of the home. John performed two inspections for us. Because of items he found with the first home we were able to determine that the home required more work than we initially thought and we were able to move on to another which was better suited. I would strongly recommend John for you home inspection needs. You will not find someone easier to work or as detailed and professional in their reporting.
- J.H., October 2020
John was extremely professional and took the time to educate my husband and I about the severity of issues observed. This was extremely appreciated as we are first-time single family home buyers. He was extremely thorough, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with! Couldn't recommend him enough.
- G.G., July 2019
I've used John for two home purchases and I can't recommend him enough. John is an extremely thorough and knowledgeable inspector. On both purchases his inspection report helped me negotiate a credit or price reduction. On my most recent inspection of a single family home, John spent at least 4 hours inspecting the place top to bottom and provided such a detailed inspection report that we were able to negotiate another $30k off a negotiated price that was already over 5% below asking price. John also provided great advice for future improvements and maintenance of the home.
- J.S., July 2019
John Olson is very professional, down-to-earth and meticulously thorough. John is an inspector you definitely want to partner with if you're looking to buy a home or sell your home. His vast experience and knowledge-sharing is welcoming as well as his candor when answering questions. I highly recommend John Olson of Northern Home Inspections.
- K.G., May 2019
John is great! My lifelong home inspector! :)
- K.S., October 2018
His good and he give suggestions in every house that he inspect
- R.A., September 2018
John has inspected 5 homes for our family. I would highly recommend him for your home inspection. He is very thorough and his reports are very comprehensive.
- A.T., August 2018
The report you sent was thorough and easy to understand. Thank you so much!
- S.W., June 2018
Took his time and inspected everything. Explain and answered all of our questions also gave a very detailed report. Excellent work!!
- L.D., April 2018
To anyone considering purchasing a property, I HIGHLY recommend using Mr. John Olson as your home inspector! I have bought & sold 4 different properties in the last decade & never have I had a home inspector as detailed & thorough as John was with me on my latest investment prospect. John took his time, photographed every issue, no matter its significance & was able to communicate with me the technical aspects of building mechanics that were beyond my pedigree. When his analyzed written report was securely sent to me via email, the report was so lengthy & detailed that there was a table of contents. The photographs were clearly taken & highlighted exactly what the problems/issues were. Then beneath the image was either a solution or a plan of attack; as to whom to consult on resolving the specific defect. John Olson's education & keen, intrinsic insight gave me the wherewithal to make a comprehensive decision; which more likely than not saved me from making a quarter of a million dollar mistake. Best check I've cut in years.
- J.D., February 2018
Thank you so much for a very comprehensive, informative, and enjoyable inspection. I really appreciate that you were able to fit me into your schedule at such short notice. The final report (with pictures!!) will be an extremely helpful tool when it is time for me to address the repairs you identified. I will gladly recommend your services to my friends and family.
- J.K., February 2018
Stellar inspection and comprehensive top to bottom.
- J.L., December 2017
John goes above and beyond to male sure you know everything about your potential new home! Best in the business!
- B.B., November 2017
Thanks John! Really appreciate your thoroughness and detailed report. Great to work with you again!
- S.M., October 2017
First time home buyer. John went through everything with me in great detail. Very knowledgeable and a great inspector to have. I will refer him to anyone going forward in need of a home inspector. If you are researching for one, stop here! You will be very pleased with his services!
- D.M., August 2017
Thank you for all the help John. Was a pleasure working with you and look forward to using your services again.
- J.J., June 2017
John Olson is an awesome person. This is our first home and we don't know what to expect from an inspector. He was very understanding and was very sharp in identifying the issues and elaborative while explaining what it means to us. Really suggest this professional to any one who is a first time home buyer and trust me you will learn a lot just bu walking with him. Also he is very friendly and our 2.5hrs went like 30 mins with his way of presenting things. He never ignores any question and his answers reflects his experience.
- V.M., April 2017
Very through, second time using his services in the past 3 years. Very knowledgeable and shares his vast knowledge with you during the process.
- M.B., March 2017
Thank you for all of the time you took to inspect our new home, we truly appreciate it!
- C.B., December 2016
Knowledgeable, thorough, efficient, friendly. Not much more anyone could possibly expect from their home inspector.
- M.A., Chicago IL, March 2016
THANK YOU "Uncle" John Olson - Always a pleasure to work with someone when it feels like family! All my questions were answered and everything was explained in detail. I am sure the inspection was conducted exactly the same if it were for John himself. Very prompt in sending the report also!
- J.P., August 2015
John, Great job. Very thorough and informative. Thanks Peter
- P.U., May 2015
Extremely detailed and thorough! Top notch.
- S.T., April 2015
Very thorough job, willing to take time to explain everything in detail. Highly recommended!!
- D.A., March 2015
My address is 5701 N Sheridan Rd Apt 27A 60660. Let me know what time you'll be here.
- A.R., February 2015
John provided a great and informative service on short notice for my clients. It was my first time working with him and I look forward to working with him in the future. Angel Rivera American Realty Network
- A.R., November 2014
John is a pleasure to work with. Fun to watch an expert do the detective work while educating you about your potential new home. My wife and I related to him well. His report is exceptionally thorough and is sent on a timely basis. Thanks for all the help John. Ben & Kate
- B.S., October 2014
Thank you for another very thorough and professional home inspection. As usual, our client was well satisfied and came away with a good deal of knowledge about their house. Rich Tomoleoni American really Associates Network 847.912.6642
- R.T., September 2014
Excellent Service!! Highly Recommended!
- S.P., August 2014
Very professional, thorough, attentive and knowledgeable. I learned a lot from him too.
- S.N., June 2014
John was very thorough and knowledgeable in his inspection. He really prepared us well for our first home and explained all problem areas and safety concerns on site and completed an even more helpful inspection report!
- A.C., May 2014
John is great, nice and helpful. the inspection was very detailed. He is knowledgeable and patient. He gives valuable advice on the existing problems. I would like to recommend him to my friends and families.
- M.J., April 2014
You are the best. After only about 25 years of using you, My clients have never been disappointed. Barb Soracco Castle Homes Realty Buffalo Grove, IL
- B.S., Huntley IL, March 2014
Absolutely the most thorough, knowledgable, and congenial inspector in the entire universe!
- E.F., March 2014
You bet we will call John again! great service, explains thoroughly, and always with a smile.
- M.T., March 2014
John was not only thorough, but he takes as much time as necessary to explain problems to the buyers.
- M.S., November 2013
John Olson was thorough, skilled and highly informative. The final report contained a complete summary of deficient items discovered and a concise l action plan to rectify them. Pricing estimates for remedial action did not appear on the written report; however the inspector interjected repair costs (and inexpensive yet effective solutions) while providing recommendations throughout the inspection. Photographic documentation of notable items was clear and unambiguous. Although photos showed detail well enough, I found that a left click of the mouse over a photo enlarged it to a full page resolution. This was helpful for viewing details of more complex items such as the electrical service panel and furnace interiors. Excellent work!
- S.F., October 2013
Always does a fine a job.
- B.E., June 2013
Happy with the service. John Olson demonstrated in a very professional way his knowledge and experience with home inspection.
- I.M., May 2013
Excellent Inspection. John was very thorough and really took the time to explain the findings of his inspection. I really learned a lot from John.
- C.M., April 2013
Skilled-communicative-professional. That sums it up.
- M.A., Chicago IL, March 2013
great job john thanks
- J.S., November 2012
You are the best!! Bromann's really liked your work. Barb
- B.S., Huntley IL, April 2012
- C.G., August 2011
John was thorough, friendly and able to answer all of our questions and concerns. I really felt that John was there to work for me.
- A.D., May 2011
Real Professional. Highly recommended!
- E.B., May 2011
John is great at his job. Took the time to explain all the details and possible fixes or cures. Very thorough. This was the second time my family has used him. Thanks John Eric Scarbro
- E.S., March 2011
John, You have always been professional and highly informative on all the inspections I've completed with you. Much Thanks, Mike
- P.A., February 2011