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Terrapin Inspection LLC

http://www.TerrapinInspection.com

Workphone: 609-455-6322
Mobile: 609-455-6322

Pennington, NJ 08534

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Shane O'Neill

Buying a home can be one of the most important decisions that you will make. Terrapin Inspection offers a very thorough inspection that not only follows the InterNACHI and New Jersey standards of practice, but often exceeds them. I utilize modern inspection practices with state of the art technology and inspection tools, including infrared thermal imaging. With over 14 years experience in the construction industry repairing and building homes, I have learned hands on what problems commonly occur in homes and where to find the source. With every home inspection I will provide a detailed report, containing color photographs and explanations about the defects and safety issues that I have found. I also am there to educate you about the systems and functions of your new home. This information will then help you to make an informed decision when purchasing a new home. Terrapin Inspection is a full service inspection company offering: Home Inspections, Radon Testing, WDI (Wood Destroying Insect) Inspections, Pool Inspections, and more. We service all of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. Schedule an appointment today!

Qualifications:

NJ Home Inspector License #24GI00133200 NJDEP Radon #MET13364 INACHI Cert. Energy Auditor INACHI Cert. WDO Inspector

About:

NJ Licensed Contractor with over 14 years experience repairing and building homes. I have learned first hand were and why damage happens in homes. This experience combined with infrared thermal imaging allows me to find things others miss.


Testimonials

Very thorough and knowledgeable. Extremely easy to work with and flexible with scheduling which was helpful in our situation.
- J.R., September 2016
Shane did an excellent job. He is very thorough and knowledgeable about his work. He provided many suggestions for simple fixes and upkeep that would go a long way in preserving the life of the home. No complaints whatsoever.
- T.K., Levittown PA, August 2016
I am very glad that Shane was referred to me. He did a great job with the inspection, and the report was organized and easy to follow as well. Even my seasoned real estate agent who works with many different home inspectors said that he was interested in using Shane for his house.
- J.C., East Windsor NJ, July 2016
Very thorough and helpful. Goes over all you need to know and gives you a great report. He is generally interested in looking out for you as a homeowner and will help you in any way possible. Would recommend and use again.
- D.C., Ewing NJ, June 2016
Shane performed and exceptional job and discover multiple issues with the home that I am planning to purchase. Inspection was done in a very professional way, on time, and incredibly accurate. I am planning to recommend Shane to my friends with the best references possible. Excellent job; thank you Shane.
- M.B., South Plainfield NJ, June 2016
First, we really were limited on when we could do this inspection on short notice and Shane was very accommodating. Second, he did a very thorough job, well documented with supporting photos - which will help us as we move in and prioritize our home maintenance projects going forward. He also brought in a pool inspector which he works in conjunction with making the whole process much easier, timely and seamless. Would definitely recommend Shane.
- C.C., Cincinnati OH, May 2016
Did an excellent job on a detailed, comprehensive inspection with all the appropriate documentation required to take back to the seller. Shane also did a great job dealing with a highly difficult seller who argued with most of Shane's comments. Shane did a great job holding up to this withering criticism on the reinspection and we were able to get the seller to pay someone to fix issues he alleged were completed but had not been properly fixed. Throughout the process, the seller commented that he wished Shane would be available to do an inspection on the new home he was buying in Connecticut.
- R.D., Princeton NJ, May 2016
You were excellent! Very detail oriented. Even the sellers were impressed.
- B.F., Plainsboro NJ, May 2016
Shane was fantastic! He is honest and thorough. He came highly recommended and I understand why. He made sure to explain every thing he saw, good or bad. He gave his honest opinion about what should be done and the order it should be done. His report was very in depth and he went above the normal standards of what inspections should be so that I feel completely safe in my house.
- E.F., Flemington NJ, May 2016
My family chose Shane as our home inspector based on the positive online reviews he had received over the years. After attending his inspection and reading his inspection report, we believe that we made a good decision. Shane spent almost 3.5 hours inspecting our 4-bedroom colonial house that day, often walking up and down in quick steps. He meticulously examined everything, including the 2-story-high roof top, the difficult-to-crawl attic, and even the narrow space beneath the rear deck. His inspection report is thorough, detailed, and illustrated with an ample number of sharp color pictures. Besides, Shane is easy to work with and very knowledgeable in his field.
- , April 2016
Shane inspected our home with absolute care and professionalism. He was detailed, patient and especially knowledgeable. He would coach and guide you on suggestions along the way and didn't hesitate to throw in some tips down the road. He also doesn't put the fear of god in you like some inspectors do. He is down to earth and offers his expertise. I would highly recommend him as an inspector. Top notch!
- M.C., Pennington NJ, April 2016
Shane is excellent. Very detailed and is a wealth of knowledge of anything to do with a home. Working with a lot of 1st time home buyers it's great to have an inspector that's informative but not an alarmist. Shane is highly recommend.
- S.P., April 2016
thanks for being so flexible on the rescheduling at the last minute... and, of course, for the thorough job.
- D.C., New York NY, April 2016
Shane did a very complete and comprehensive job when doing my home inspection and also took the time to explain how his report would reflect items in question. I have already given Shane's name to others prior to my own home inspection being done. They all had nothing but good things to say about the home inspection process with Shane. Thanks again for a job well done M.L
- M.L., Hopewell NJ, April 2016
No complaints
- G.V., March 2016
Shane did a fantastic job--thorough and thoughtful during the inspection, followed up with a complete and extremely helpful record of all findings. I also received a very valuable education on all sorts of aspects of operation of our new home, maintenance, and general information about making our house last longer. He was recommended professionals to assist with remediation of some shortcomings of the house; judging from his own work, I have great confidence in his recommendations as well. The pool team he brought out for us also did a careful and very helpful job.
- B.P., Plainsboro NJ, March 2016
Very professional, flexible, and thorough at an economic price. Highly recommended!
- A.R., North Brunswick NJ, March 2016
Shane was professional, informative and very thorough. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a home inspection.
- A.R., Hopewell NJ, March 2016
Shane was totally professional and amazingly thorough before, during and after my inspection. He was so very helpful and provided many details during the inspection. I learned so much about the care of this home and any home. I would recommend him to any potential homeowner and/or real estate professional!
- M.U., Upper Manasquan NJ, March 2016
Very thorough inspection and extremely helpful suggestions.
- B.T., Pennington NJ, February 2016
Thank you for your very thorough report! Glad to have you on my side!
- C.F., February 2016
Shane was very informative, he took the time to walk me thru various things that he found, and was very conscientious in performing the inspection.
- W.S., Hamilton NJ, January 2016
Shane, You were incredible. I'm fairly certain 9 of 10 inspectors would not be near as knowledgable or thorough as you were. The manual you wrote up covering suggested fixes is invaluable. Thanks again! Matt
- M.M., January 2016
Shane did an outstanding inspection. He was very thorough and left no stone unturned. We'd use him again in a heartbeat and be very confident in the work he preformed. Highly recommended.
- J.O., Branchburg NJ, January 2016
Shane gave an incredibly thorough inspection. We were very very pleased with his diligence and willingness to talk us through issues he found. It'd be great if Shane could provide dollar estimates for the work he recommends. That would be very helpful for the buyer to work with the seller.
- J.O., Branchburg NJ, January 2016
Thanks for your attention to detail and making yourself available even after the inspection.
- C.U., Trenton NJ, December 2015
We recommend Shane ONeill without reservation. He is professional, thorough in his inspection and explanations, does not rush during his inspection, distinguishes between "routine maintenance issues" vs. items that should be addressed, and easily replies to any questions during his inspection. He uses the latest technology that can find potential "hidden" hazards that other inspectors we considered do not use. His price is extremely competitive and his report extensive and easy to understand with lots of photographs for reference. We have high expectations of anyone we hire, and Shane far exceeded them!
- R.B., Chesterfield NJ, November 2015
Shane was very detailed and answered all questions during the inspection. Will recommend again.
- D.J., November 2015
Shane is an excellent inspector. He devoted almost 5 hrs for inspection and provided comprehensive report. I will recommend him to all my known contacts
- A.T., Hillsborough NJ, November 2015
Shane was extremely thorough and took the time to explain everything to us; we really learned a lot about the home we are purchasing during the inspection due to Shane's expertise and background in home construction! We highly recommend Shane!
- A.O., November 2015
Shane was remarkable. His knowledge and expertise was outstanding. Shane took the time to explain everything. I couldnt have asked for a better man to help me to buy my first house. I highly recommend him.
- T.H., Hightstown NJ, November 2015
Thank you for your thoroughness and honesty.
- C.U., Trenton NJ, October 2015
In comparing the inspection Shane did for me to the inspection performed for the buyer of my house, there is NO comparison. Shane's report was a thoroughly professional presentation. His pictures were in color, sharp and clear. His explanations were precise, and his insights and observations were clearly the product of many years of experience. It was a pleasure to have him work for me and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who needs a home inspection.
- M.M., Riverside NJ, October 2015
Shane was very professional in all aspects of his inspection, and spent quality time with me walking through the entire house, explaining not only what he looks for but also what any and all concerns would be over the life of the house. I felt very educated and confident in the quality of my future home purchase.
- M.R., October 2015
great experience with Shane; lots of pointers during the inspection and he ensured I had all the information on why any repairs were needed and how to accopmlish each repair. Highly Recommended.
- C.Z., Lambertville NJ, October 2015
Shane is very friendly, knowledgeable, and easy to work with! We received our results with little to no wait time.
- J.M., East Windsor NJ, October 2015
Shane was easy to work with and very thorough in his inspection. I would most definitely recommend Shane!
- P.F., September 2015
I thought you did a great inspection! You were very thorough, and the report was very detailed & complete! I felt it was money well spent!
- G.S., August 2015
As a real estate agent, it is really critical to recommend the best inspector that I know. In purchasing a home I need my buyers to not only understand the issues that exist in the home but also how to maintain their home once they have purchased it. And Shane does all if that: he finds the issues that need repair or replacement so these can be taken care of before the closing date as well as he educates the buyers about owning a home and how to prevent issues from coming up in the future. He truly teaches as he conducts his inspection. I highly recommend Shane and his company,
- H.B., August 2015
Shane is a very knowledgeable and thorough inspector, I highly recommend him. He goes above and beyond for the inspection and my understanding of the issues. I will definitely be using him again!
- A.O., Kingston NJ, August 2015
Terrapin Inspection went as well as could be expected. Shane spent as much time as needed to go through the home. Well worth the cost. Having gone through the inspection with Shane, I feel like I know so much more about how to maintain the home going forward.
- S.M., July 2015
Best first experience with a home inspector! He was very helpful and encouraged me to follow so he could show problem areas and explain not only why they are problems but ways they could be fixed. Highly recommend Shane!
- M.R., July 2015
Thank you Shane for everything, I feel extremely comfortable with the work you did. Did a great job catching minor details.
- L.M., July 2015
Shane is the MOST detailed, spot-on, precise inspector I have ever worked with in all my years of home buying. I highly recommend giving him a call for your home inspection, if something needs addressing - he will find it!
- V.S., July 2015
Shane was fantastic!! He was extremely thorough and patient as we asked questions, during the inspection. His report was very comprehensive and will be a great manual for us, in the future, as we try to locate mechanical parts of our house. I would highly recommend him to friends, family and colleagues!! Great job!!!!!
- P.W., June 2015
Shane explained everything the inspection would entail. He shared information with me throughout the inspection and was very knowledgable and thorough. I felt very confident with his expertise on all aspects of the inspection of the property.
- J.V., June 2015
Very thorough and professional. Took the time to answer all questions and explain what he was doing.
- L.O., June 2015
Thank you so much for your help.
- B.C., Hopewell NJ, June 2015
Shane is the absolute best home inspector I've ever dealt with. He offers a truly comprehensive service and is not afraid to get dirty or check in high places. Before I purchased my house the seller had an inspector come in and preform a “routine” inspection. Then I had Shane come in and do an inspection and he caught quite a bit that the seller's inspector missed. This ended up leading to me paying less for the house because of the damages Shane discovered! I would highly recommend Shane to anyone who is in need of a home inspector. A+ service!!
- M.M., June 2015
Very thorough and provided a lot of useful information on the condition of home.
- R.R., Pennington NJ, June 2015