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Beneficial Home Inspection Services, Inc.

Workphone: 847-356-9632
Fax: 866-421-1168

Lake Villa, IL 60046

Steven Johnson

Are you buying or selling your home?
Choosing the right inspector could mean the difference between finding hundreds or thousands of dollars in problems -- or not finding them at all. What should you look for? What types of skills or credentials are required? The inspector's skill and credentials are extremely important. A knowledgeable contractor with years of experience does not mean that he will be thorough in all areas of the home. The training or experience of an inspector is very important, but it still does NOT guarantee a thorough inspection. The inspector's ability to find defects is the most important criteria. No matter the experience or the training, the inspector must be able to find the defects. I suggest to you that the best way to determine the right inspector is by trust. Trust me to represent you with sincere integrity and diligence and I will be the right choice. How do you know that I am the right choice? Because, I will trust you first with this pledge: After the inspection, if you feel that I did not do my best to find and report all that I could on the condition of the home, I will refund your fee to me if you ask. Let me give you assurance that you'll be glad you found me. Call me now; let me inspect this home or building for you. I will get you scheduled in right away.


State Licensed, certified home inspector, mold and radon gas testing for Iliinois and Wisconsin. NACHI AND ASHI


"Setting the standard in home inspection", Guaranteed satisfaction, free 90 day limited home warranty included. Radon, mold and air quality testing. Proudly serving N.E. Illinois and Southeast Wisconsin.


Very nice and took time to explain everything.
- A.H., Naperville IL, May 2021
Steve is very thorough and detailed in his inspections and recommendations. He performed an inspection on short notice, and the report was completed the same day! He has all the latest technology, and a sharp eye-he doesn't miss a thing!
- R.R., January 2021
Prompt, courteous, detail oriented, and educates the customer. I will be lost when/if he retires.
- E.E., La Grange IL, May 2020
Thanks again, Steve! Will recommend you to anyone else I know that needs an inspection.
- E.H., September 2019
Top notch, really knows his stuff!!
- E.V., June 2019
Steve was very thorough, educated and experienced in existing and new construction homes. His eye for detail along with not raising red flags on minor items to scare the buyer was fantastic. the written report along with pictures was very easy to understand. Thanks Steve, Don Westerholm Re/Max Suburban
- D.W., March 2019
I'm very fortunate that my realestate agent recommended Steve Johnson to inspect the home that I plan to purchase. He was everything I had hoped for and much more. He took the time to do an incredable inspection explaining each and every issue in detail in a very professional way. He was very generous with his time offering up his professional opinions and answering my every question. I would not hesitate to reccomend him to anyone looking to hire an inspector. Steve G.
- S.G., March 2019
Steven is very thorough and helpful with any questions you might have!
- B.B., February 2019
Steve is amazing! He?s very thorough and helpful. He explains the issues and is very factual- he doesn?t make a mountain out of a mole hill but gives you the facts in context. Highly recommend Steve!
- E.K., January 2019
Steven was very thorough knowledgeable, and professional. He explained everything and showed me every thing that needed to be repaired. I would recommend him to anyone purchasing property. He did a wonderful job!
- A.C., Bartlett IL, December 2018
Steve is the most knowledgeable and thorough home inspector I have met.
- J.O., October 2018
Looks can be very deceiving after falling in love with a home only to discover it had a multitude of problems. I?m so grateful to Steve for his very thorough inspection and sharp senses, which solidified my decision to have my attorney cancel the contract. The three-hour inspection was so worth the time! Further, Steve is very friendly and patient answering questions. I anticipate hiring him again for the next inspection(s) and also highly recommend his services.
- G.J., September 2018
Steven is very thorough and methodical in his inspections. He is also very professional and courteous.
- A.K., June 2018
Steve was very helpful during the inspection. He took the time to explain how things work and walk through items that are not obvious to a new buyer. He is very detailed in his work. Thanks Steve!
- J.W., May 2018
Steven did an awesome job, answered all questions and his report was thorough. Meticulous to be exact. Great job.
- D.K., April 2018
Thank you for all of your help and patience Steven! You answered all of our questions and were so thorough. Highly recommend!
- E.R., March 2018
Steve was fantastic. He was extremely thorough and complete in his evaluation of the two properties he inspected on my behalf. I would highly recommend him.
- D.G., March 2018
Steve is very professional. He even climes on the roof for first hand inspection. He is quite knowledgeable and exam every possible details. His service also include 3 absolutely valuable bonus:90 days grantee, free check on call appliance and $300 worth discount for professional repairmen. He has been supervise many Chicago and Chicago north property instructions. He definitely knows the construction/inspection business and on the top of his business area.
- Y.Z., February 2018
Steven really knows his stuff. He was thorough and took his time to make sure he inspected the entire house. He also gave great explanations of the issues. And even after the inspection, he took time out of his day to answer all our questions. The report that we received was very detailed (it included pictures, comments, and an overall summary), but very understandable. Steven offers a great 5 star package that includes the standard home inspection, pest inspection, air quality and radon tests for a reasonable price. We highly recommend Steven, you won't be disappointed.
- U.J., December 2017
- R.Z., October 2017
- R.Z., October 2017
Steve did a great job explaining everything he found during his inspection and helped put things in perspective. He was very thorough and created a great report, which is easy to follow and create repair / maintenance lists. I would recommend Steve to anyone. Thank you.
- J.W., June 2017
Steve is very professional and friendly. His inspection is quite thorough and when finished you know he has covered everything. We were very pleased with his findings - both good ones and those that needed fixed. We highly recommend him.
- G.D., February 2017
Steve was very thorough and very helpful. He was also super friendly and informative. I would recommend him to everyone I know!
- S.M., Addison IL, December 2016
Thank you for the extremely thorough work.
- A.J., November 2016
He is The Best!!
- M.C., October 2016
This is my second inspection using Steve's knowledge and skills. He is informative and extremely thorough. Most importantly at the end of the process I appreciate that if we do as he recommends then my family is safe.
- N.M., August 2016
Thanks so much for a very thorough inspection! I really appreciate it! :)
- M.K., June 2016
Steve was an old-school professional in the best possible way - conscientious, thorough, and honest. We were extremely impressed with his candor and willingness to answer all our questions. We would recommend Steve without hesitation.
- S.T., Chicago IL, June 2016
Steve was fantastic in his attention to detail and how methodical he was. He took time to point out issues and explain them thoroughly so that we understood the problems. I can't recommend him high enough. If we ever need another inspection we will certainly be contacting Steve.
- J.B., June 2016
Hey Steve, You were awesome
- T.S., May 2016
Excellent inspector - comprehensive, responsive, efficient and friendly!!!!
- J.F., May 2016
Steve was very thorough, polite, and professional. He went above and beyond a traditional home inspection with tips and tricks to prepare me for home ownership.
- M.H., April 2016
Very thorough work and detailed.
- T.G., Mundelein IL, March 2016
Great inspection. Very thorough. Only thing that bothered me was that the realtor kept talking to him and I couldn't get a word in. Luckily everything was on his report.
- R.S., March 2016
Outstanding Home Inspector, Very Professional, Very Knowledgable
- T.G., February 2016
Great service, thank you for everything!
- J.B., December 2015
Mr. Steven Johnson is a very professional inspector. He is prompt and if he is running late he calls to inform you as to when he expects to arrive at your property. Our Association has used his services for several years and will continue to do so.
- A.C., Oakbrook Terrace IL, October 2015
Very thorough inspection and fast report turn around time.
- B.V., September 2015
Steve came highly recommended Very thorough and explains everything I liked his suspenders too :)
- L.L., Lake Zurich IL, August 2015
Steve is very knowledgeable and thorough. He takes the time to explain what is being inspected and why. I highly recommend his services.
- R.M., July 2015
Very cute in the suspenders. I was impressed by your level of detail.
- J.H., Palatine IL, June 2015
Extremely knowledgeable and went above and beyond answering my questions and educating me on home safety.
- R.A., May 2015
Very nice and honest guy. I've already referred him to a friend and she felt the same after her inspection.
- D.B., Round Lake IL, April 2015
Great to work with and knew all there is to know about inspecting homes/condos. He was a great teacher for first time home owners.
- T.N., March 2015
He was extremely thorough and educational about the process. I would definitely recommend him to others.
- J.B., March 2015
Steven was so friendly! Was thorough and incredibly helpful, especially for a 1st time home-buyer that isn't neccessarily in tune with typical questions to ask or things to look out for. I'm going to be recommending Steven to many others as they embark on their home buying journey.
- M.L., February 2015
You're the greatest! Thank you for your time and effort.
- P.B., November 2014
Steve Johnson is the most professional and knowledgeable home inspector. He is usually early to the appointment. Takes time to explain items to my clients and puts any concerns in perspective. I would highly recommend him.
- P.S., Libertyville IL, September 2014
Steve came highly recommended and did a fantastic job. I will certainly recommend him in the future.
- M.D., August 2014
I really appreciate your knowledge and help through me and my wife's journey in house hunting. You helped save us from a disastrous money pit, your that piece of mind we needed when buying a home. You and our realtor Patty have been awesome with my wife and I, you both are knowledgeable, friendly, courteous and made our buying decisions helpful. So thank you again Steve. I will be passing on your info to friends and family. I will also share my experience on Facebook.
- E.T., June 2014
Great job, very helpful and informative.
- C.B., June 2014
Your assistance has been invaluable. Thank you for everything.
- R.F., May 2014
Steve is an outstanding home inspector.
- M.B., May 2014
Thanks again Steve. I appreciate all the information your shared with me and allowing me to tag along during the inspection
- B.R., March 2014
Steve has always offered great quality service. Very knowledgeable in all aspects of the inspection field. All my clients have had nothing but great things to say about him. Would recommend him.
- S.S., McHenry IL, March 2014
Mr. Johnson was very thorough and ensured that my husband and I left with all of our questions answered. Thank you, and I will definately recommend him to others!
- I.W., February 2014
Professional, expert who is wonderful with his clients.
- L.B., August 2013
Very detailed and did an outstanding job!
- J.H., August 2013
Steve was an absolute joy to work with! As a first time home buyer, he was happy to answer all of our questions and he made the process easy. The report he gives after an inspection is very in depth and detailed!
- J.M., August 2013
I feel this inspection was very detailed and extensive. Steve took his time and explained things to us as he inspected our home. He was patient, knowledgeable and professional.
- J.W., June 2013
Very thorough and professional. Went out of his way to make sure he was available. Would definitely recommend Steve's services
- A.R., June 2013
I have been in this business for 10 years. In September/October 2012 Steven Johnson was the buyer's inspector on one of my listings. I was so impressed with how he conducts his business, delivers the information, backs it up with expertise and knowledge, and has a wonderful on-line report in a short turn around time. I called up the Buyer's Agent and asked if I could get his information and if she would mind if I started using him too. This is inspection #6 or #7 with Steven. He has even inspired some of my client's family members to consider being Home Inspectors too. AWESOME!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
- E.E., Chicago IL, March 2013
Thanks for the outstanding job Steve! Bob & Karen Deiss
- R.D., December 2012
Very impressed with your knowledge and desire to inspect the house fully.
- G.M., November 2012
Mr. Johnson was extremely professional and courteous. He explained things during the inspection as well as following up with a well written report in case I didn't remember well. He included precise pictures too. Mr. Johnson was very detail oriented and always made me feel included during his inspection. I didn't feel like, "you should know this or anything". Mr. Johnson treated me as an equal even though I am a young first time home buyer and that really felt good. Thank you Mr. Johnson!
- , August 2012
Steve is THE MAN! I learned a lot
- D.K., July 2012
I've had about 6 inspection done through Steve and all of my clients have been very satisfied with his work. They would all highly recommend him. The report is very detailed with pictures and the warranty is a great benefit I have not seen any other inspectors offer. Will keep recommending him. Thanks Steve!!! Sandra Sanchez Century 21 Roberts & Andrews
- S.S., McHenry IL, July 2012
Steve was great. Very thorough and informative. Really helped us to get a good sense of the house and its strengths and potential minor challenges. He also answered all our novice homeowner questions with patience.
- M.H., April 2012
Steven did a marvelous job inspecting the condo. He was very thorough, informative, patient and unrushed. Anyone researching inspectors would be very happy with hiring Steven Johnson at Beneficial Home Inspection Services, Inc.
- J.D., March 2012
Steve's inspection was outsandingly detailed. I was extremely satisfied with his documentation and professionalism throughout our home buying experience and intend to use him exclusively for these types of services moving forward. Thank you Steve for all of your help. Kindest Regards, Christopher Hanson Siemens Industry Inc.
- C.H., October 2011
Thank you very much. You were very informative and the report was very clear and easy to understand. Thank you very much for your services.
- A.F., August 2011
Steve is a wonderful inspector who is honest, friendly, effective, and is fully committed to his work. I have used Steve several times and will continue to do so. Patty Sanchez Century 21 Roberts and Andrews
- P.S., Libertyville IL, March 2011
Steve was responsive and professional. he understood my needs and met them.
- B.R., November 2010
Very friendly and knowledgeable. Very informative! Will definitely use again.
- S.M., October 2010
Steve did a great job and went out of his way to not only inspect the property but show me where things are located for maintenance in the future - how to shut off water to a sink, how the doors lock, how to change a filter - all things I needed to know. I would recommend him to anyone!
- E.S., October 2010
Thanks for a great job, Steve. We are awaiting the inspection. Marcia and Bob Bein
- R.B., October 2010
4 years ago, I started using Steve Johnson as a home inspector referral. Since then, I have referred no one else. I know that with Steve as my client's inspector, they can be confident in the home they are buying. And as an agent it gives me peace of mind knowing that my clients are in the hands of a knowledgeable, and just as importantly, personable home inspector.
- J.C., Gurnee IL, August 2010
Steve was a fantastic professional and gave detailed advice on every aspect of the home. I feel like I know everything about my new home now thanks to Steve. Thanks a lot Steve!
- J.D., August 2010
We appreciate the fast service we received and all of your recommendations. Shirley Drexler Arbor 40 Condo association
- A.C., Oakbrook Terrace IL, August 2010
Great work. Thank you for all of your time. Doug
- D.D., July 2010
Steve, you went above and beyond and in this stressful situation, it was very much appreciated! Thank you for all your help!
- S.O., June 2010
Steve.. It was a pleasure to meet you. I do hope to do business with you again.. Thanks for all your advise and your help.
- K.S., May 2010
You were wonderful! Thank you so much!
- L.S., February 2010
Steve was very thorough. He paid extreme attention to detail throughout his inspection. He went above and beyond just telling me what was good or bad about the house but made general recommendations as to what professionals I might seek out to address some of the concerns. I was very impressed by the report. It was detailed but very easy to understand. I would highly recommend Steve.
- C.J., December 2009
Very thorough and explained things well. Thank you.
- C.P., November 2009
Thanks for all your help yesterday, you did a great job!
- M.W., October 2009
Thanks for the great job Steve! Kathy & Ron Ottinger
- R.O., October 2009