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Tom Ruemenapp

Big Moose Home Inspections is a leading provider of real estate inspection services in Michigan, Northern & Central Wisconsin and expanding into MN.  With 30 certified and licensed inspectors, we are one of the largest inspection companies in the midwest - offering our clients and agents alike - stability, promptness and professionalism unmatched by our competitors.  

Big Moose has been performing residential and commercial inspections since 2004 and  have earned the reputation of performing quality inspections with consistency on every property.  Our inspectors provide a better understanding of a property’s condition so that our clients can be familiar with the home that will help make negotiating closing terms less stressful. 

Big Moose Home Inspections is a full service company that takes pride in offering the best services in our industry.  We offer quality inspections for homes, cottages, condominiums and commercial buildings, along with septic, well and water testing.  Big Moose also has a full service customer service staff that is full of knowledge to help answer your questions and make your inspection experience a memorable one.  

We know buying a home is stressful, your home inspection doesn’t have to be part of the stress.  We value the personal relationships we build with our clients and are a phone call away to answer any questions you may have.  There is a reason our clients choose us over and over again...when confidence matters, Big Moose delivers! 


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Big Moose a leading provider of real estate property inspections in Michigan and Wisconsin. We are a family centered company with an exceptional team. Call us for your Big Moose experience...where the inspection is just the beginning!

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Tom and Big Moose have been absolutely wonderful. Their team is Informative, understanding and provided us with as much information as we asked for and more. I would not hesitate to have Tom inspect our property again, or Big Moose handle our reports.
- S.B., December 2018
Tom your inspection report was very helpful,also looks very thorough. thanks for all the advise and hard work!
- R.S., April 2017
Great detail!
- T.L., November 2016
Tom did a great job with our very complicated inspection. I highly recommend Big Moose Home Inspections. They are easy to work with and deliver what they promise.
- D.A., July 2016
Very efficient and received my reports in a timely manner. Loved how quickly he returned your phone call and scheduled your inspection quickly. I would highly recommend this company to anyone. When I called the 800 number the lady that answered the call was very friendly as well. GREAT customer service.
- K.H., April 2016
Tom, I value and welcome your business, Big Moose Home Inspection Services, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and the surrounding areas (E.U.P.). I feel very confident in recommending you and your staff's services to any of my clients, customers, friends and/or family. Thank you for offering your services to our area. I appreciate your work ethic and your commitment to serve our community with the highest of standards. Thank you so very much! Best regards, Leanne Marlow, Realtor Associate Broker, ABR, GRI Century 21 Advantage Plus 1910 Ashmun Street Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
- L.M., October 2014
Very prompt and accommodating with the buyers needs for this inspection. Thank you, Tom! Kathy Tutt - Broker/Owner RE/MAX Action North Realty Mercer, WI & Ironwood, MI
- K.T., September 2014
Thank you, the sellers thought very highly of the inspector, said he was very well spoken, presented himself very professional and thought he was very detailed oriented. They just want you to know that you have a very good employee.
- K.L., May 2014
KC did the report and I felt he did a great job. Roger was with KC and seemed to be knowledgeable as well. Thank You!
- J.B., May 2014
Tom was very through. He found areas that I never even had thought of. His inspection was complete. It gave me a plan to start the repairs necessary to make this my dream home. I would recommend Big Moose Home Inspections to anyone thinking of purchasing a home. I got a lot for my money. Patrick Sullivan
- P.S., Wright MN, March 2014
Thanks Tom, Due to the weather conditions & time of year the inspection was limited but still covered most of the items we were concerned about. You were very professional and detailed but yet easy to talk to and willing to listen to our concerns. We are eager to see the results of the water test as that's a final detail in the inspection, thanks Kevin & Mary Swanson
- K.S., February 2014
Thank you Tom. I need some of your cards please.
- L.M., November 2013
Thanks for working with us. Dan & Sharon Rahilly
- D.R., August 2013
Fantastic report and very thorough. I love having it on the computer. I can look back at it at any time so I don't forget what repairs I want/need to make. I really appreciate the suggestions and specifications in the report that I need for making the repairs. The photos you provide with specific areas highlighted and/or with arrows are very helpful. Thank you!!
- S.A., June 2013
You were very efficient and thorough. Your performance instilled confidence in me regarding your ability to perform your job.
- A.P., June 2013
How do I remember Doug Robbins???? Because that is the man that did the Inspection, not Tom Ruemenapp. Doug is GREAT, very courteous to us all, very helpful to us all in answering our questions, and offering suggestions. Doug was extremely thorough in his 3 1/2 hours at a home without a basement. After his inspection, I met with Doug outside, where he filled me in on items that needed attention,while pointing out the home was wonderfully maintained ,but a few things should be done soon, and then kept up to speed on a regular basis.There was one(1) code problem(cat run through the wall leading to the garage), which I will see to getting done before I occupy the home. Other than that, the home is beautiful and spotless, and should be a pleasure to live in and maintain. I will refer Doug and "Big Moose" to ALL!!!! Jim Maniere Buyer's Agent for this property. MANY THANKS!!!!!!!
- J.M., Shelby Township MI, June 2013
Tom was not the inspector, Dan Whitten was. Dan does an excellent job, He is very through and patient. Works with the clients and answers any questions that they have. Will continue to recommend Dan for every inspection.
- T.A., April 2013
No one else could have handled the homeownerâ??s interference so professionally! Keep "smiling proudly" Gary.... Thank you, Bill & Tina....
- B.H., April 2013
Great Job! Professional all the way!
- A.S., April 2013
Outstanding! Very throw & Professional I would recommend Big Moose to anyone buying a home or business property.
- G.G., November 2012
Thankyou for educating us about our home.Very thorough!Pleasure to meet you both. Sincerely, The Keens:)
- B.K., November 2012
Thank you for the very thorough job that you did on Afternoon Lane. We are very impressed and appreciative. Barb and Gary Weisenburg
- B.W., November 2012
Very professional and thorough.
- K.P., September 2012
Thank You Tom
- D.R., August 2012
Tom and Josh were extremely helpful, knowledgable and friendly. I would use them again.
- S.M., May 2012
Very thorough. Thank you very much.
- J.W., March 2011
Tom: Sorry for not immediately following up your inspection with this response. Thank you for such a thorough and professional job. We are now in our new home and your inspection report provides me with an invaluable "honey do list" for all the minor fixes that I need to accomplish. Best regards. Roger
- R.G., Royal Oak MI, March 2011
Tom, Pat and I want to thank you for the most thorough and professional inspection we have ever had. Not only did you inspect the home completely you took the time to explain everything and answered any questions we had. The follow up regarding any possible appliance recalls was a surprise. The pictures you provided us will help in the future when we are getting familar with our new home. Worth every penny and more. Thanks again!
- P.O., West land MI, February 2011
Excellent report with detailed information, explanations, illustrations and photos to verify the work that was performed, the septic system and all determinations and recommendations. As a Real Estate Broker with 17-years of experience I must say that one cannot expect more as it does not get better than this. Sincerely, David E. Koss - Associate Broker, REAL ESTATE NORTH, LLC
- D.K., February 2011
Tom did a wonderful job on the inspection. I followed him around through most of the inspection and was amazed at the amount of detail and time he put into everything. He know's his job well, is very knowledgeable, and answered all my questions thoroughly. A real nice guy. I knew we were getting our money's worth and nothing was going to be missed. I'm glad we went with Big Moose!
- S.B., Oscoda MI, January 2011
Tom did a great job and I will definately recommend him to any friends needing home inspections.
- C.E., Alpena MI, January 2011
Tom...Thanks again for another great job. I greatly appreciate the thoroughness and promptness in your response to my cliants request for an inspection. She mentioned how pleased she was with the report she received and how helpful both you and Amy were.
- M.O., Rogers City MI, December 2010
This was the most complete home inspection I've ever had. Excellent job, great report format and pictures. I highly recommend Big Moose for anyone needing and inspection. Dave
- D.B., Cement OK, November 2010
Tom, My wife and I would like to compliment Andy on the very professional and complete inspection. Andy is a true professional, courteous, engaging and a true asset to your business. Please give him a "Well Done" and our sincere thanks. Prior to this inspection, we weren't sure of the value of this expense. I can tell you with all sincerity that we have "drank the Kool-Aid" and will never buy a property without one. While the results of this inspection have caused us to not purchase the property, it was well worth the piece of mind to know we weren't getting a "money pit"
- R.L., Milford MI, November 2010
Tom did a very through inspection and the report was outstanding. We appreciated all the time he took and will highly recommend him and your company. Thank you
- J.F., Sterling Heights MI, November 2010
Thank you for your wonderful service. Andy & yourself both were very helpful. Extra thanks to Tom for teaching me Boiler 101!!! We would not hesitate to reccomend your company.
- J.N., Roscommon MI, October 2010
Great Job as always
- J.C., Tawas City MI, October 2010
Did a great Job!
- L.S., Lansing MI, October 2010
Great job, was very thorough. Would recommend him to anyone.
- L.C., Highland MI, October 2010
I would definately recommend Tom. Thank you for your diligent work.
- K.K., Dearborn MI, September 2010
Excellent job !
- D.M., September 2010
Tom, Just a note to say thank you for your professional and courteous service. We are especially appreciative of your prompt response to our short-notice request for a home inspection. The information you provided is very thorough and comprehensive. We will be able to use the list as a followup guidline for some of the repairs/upgrades that we will be doing in the future. We would definetly recommend your company to others. As a matter of fact, we expect to use some of the other services you provide in the near future. Thanks again, Rich & Barb Dillinder
- B.D., Newport MI, September 2010
Very friendly and helpful service. Thanks again for your quick service last weekend. It was really appreciated.
- G.L., September 2010
Professional and efficent!
- S.H., Lewiston MI, August 2010
You did a great job, thank you
- J.T., Alpena MI, August 2010
Tom & his assistant were very thorough and professional and gave a working mans understanding of the problems and offered solutions and reccomendations, Thanks for a great job
- B.Y., Alpena MI, August 2010
Both Tom and his assistant were very nice. They throughly inspected the house top to bottom. They were friendly and professional. I would definitely recommend them.
- R.S., South Lyon MI, August 2010
Thanks - I appreciate the thorough inspection and especially the picture documentation.
- D.R., Commerce Twp MI, July 2010
Great pictures. Love the ability to do this via the web site.
- L.C., Swartz Creek MI, July 2010
Thanks so much for spending alot of time on my new house for inspection. I feel alot better about purchasing it.Thanks for making me feel safe in my new home.
- N.C., Alpena MI, July 2010
I am very impressed with your web site, inspection and follow up!!! Will definately highly recommend you in the future.
- M.L., Gladwin, MI. 48624 MI, July 2010
Tom, You did a out satnding job for my brother laast year.. I'm sure that you will do the same for me. Thanks Leo Goyette
- L.G., Onaway MI, June 2010
Thank you Tom. I appreciated the complete evaluation you conducted. Hope you have a great summer. Jim
- J.D., Alpena MI, May 2010
Extremely thorough. Much more that was expected. Top notch professionalism!!
- R.H., Fraser MI, May 2010
Completed a thorough inspection. I appreciated the attention to detail. Thank you :) Will use company again.
- J.H., May 2010
Tom and team member Mike were found to be efficient and professional. Displayed great patience with my questions and thoroughly explained everything. Would not hesitate to use them again or recommend their services. Mike Z
- M.Z., St.Clair MI, May 2010
This is the second time that we have engaged Tom's services. Not only is he exceptionally thorough, he also takes the time to answer questions and address concerns that we have had during the inspections. Tom and his staff are very professional, friendly, prompt and very helpful in navigating the entire inspection process. We would happily recommend his services without hesitation. Laura & Greg Huff Bloomfield Hills, MI May 4, 2010
- G.H., Bloomfield Hills MI, May 2010
Great job Tom......I would recommend you and Big Moose to anyone needing a home inspection..... Would it be possible to have a printed copy of the report sent to me? My printer is on the fritz and I am stubborn enough not to get a new one until I figure out why this one does not work. Thanks, Ed Weinecke
- E.W., KawKawlin MI, May 2010
Tom, thanks for a thorough report. I'll purchase this home with a clear idea of the items that will require my attention, and as importantly, with the confidence of knowing I can trust the overall state of the building, water, and septic system. I'm happy to have done business with you and will not hesitate to recommend you to others!
- R.K., Dearborn MI, April 2010
Thank you.
- A.W., Royal Oak MI, March 2010
We have moved many timesthroughout the years and have had to purchase more homes then most people. We have had quite a few home inspections and we would like to say Tom Ruemenapp did the most professional and thorough home inspection we have ever had done.. The inspection was performed in the middle of winter and Tom still got on the roof and completed other parts of the inspection that most inspectors would have just bypassed. Tom did not miss a thing. We would highly recommend Tom to anyone requiring a house inspection.
- C.S., Cheboygan MI, March 2010
We are extremely satisfied with our home inspection! Money well spent! Tom inspected everything pertaining to the house thoroughly and in great detail. The reports he prepared are very well constructed and user friendly. The pictures are very helpful with arrows pointing to the exact areas of concern. Tom took time to explain everything to us and made recommendations on how to properly repair the problems. We highly recommend Tom to anyone in need of a home inspection!
- E.S., Posen MI, March 2010
Thanks for the great job.
- C.R., Redford Township MI, February 2010
we were very pleased with the professional report and promptness.
- D.T., February 2010
Tom's inspection reports, with the inclusion of all of the corresponding photos, serves as a perfect repair list. It let me know exactly what I was getting into. I would strongly recommend Big Moose to anyone purchasing a home.
- J.R., Howell MI, January 2010
Tom, does an honest and thorough job. I trust his work. Sheryl Realtor Target Real Estate
- S.S., East Tawas MI, November 2009
Excellent Job! Every minute detail was brought forward complete with pictures. If your looking to buy a home, these are the guys you call hands down! Mark Carlson -Onaway MI
- M.C., Onaway MI, November 2009
Very thorough. Does an excellent job.
- C.S., Troy MI, October 2009
We were very pleased with Tom's swift response to our request. The information he gave us on maintaining our well and septic system will be invaluble due to this being our first home with a well and septic system. No question we asked was too trivial and we were never treated like a question was a stupid question! Remarkable! We were very impresses with his professional and personable nature. We will surely recommend Tom and Big Moose to any of our friends that will need their services. Brian and Dianna Johnson Atlanta, MI
- B.J., Atlanta MI, August 2009
Awesome report.Very through. Illutrations very detailed. My husband and I think your report is great. We are so glad we had you do it! Thanks Joyce and Bill Jones
- J.J., Brownstown MI, August 2009
A very thorough report and complete in all respects.
- P.S., Trenton MI, July 2009
Great Guy to work with. Honest and dependable. Thanks Sheryl
- S.S., East Tawas MI, July 2009
A very professional report. We greatly appreciated the large number of pictures, many of them annotated. Prompt and friendly service.
- D.C., Columbia MD, July 2009
Thanks for your service Tom. Don Houseworth
- D.H., Ludington MI, June 2009
Tom, Thanks for the excellent inspection. You are very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. Your attention to detail found several items that otherwise would have been missed. It was very helpful to read about an item then see a photo of that item.
- R.H., Harrison Twp. MI, June 2009
Excellent report format Tom. Great job! Thanks. Don Houseworth
- D.H., Ludington MI, June 2009