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Verle Ladd

Before you purchase or sell your home or property, please call InspectionSmith. We can help protect your investment with a thorough home/property inspection! Call us now to discuss your individual inspection needs. Mobile Phone: (337) 349-8684

About InspectionSmith

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


Louisiana LHI 10801 / Certified Member InterNACHI / HomeAdvisor Screened & Approved


Professional home inspections for peace of mind


Verle with InspectionSmith is the most professional and best overall home inspector I?ve come across. He is not only professional and hardworking but one of the most honest people I?ve met. Verle did phase inspections for us on a new construction and we are so glad to have been referred to him. He found things that the builder and builders inspectors missed. Things like moisture issues, incorrectly laying the roof materials, things that you would expect a builder to find and take care of. Verle went out multiple times, any time of day, any day of the week to go over things we had concerns with that the builder wouldn?t fix. He is extremely knowledgeable and goes above and beyond for his clients. I recommend anyone purchasing a new construction to hire Verle for phase inspections prior to spending any additional funds on upgrades. He will ensure the structure and quality of your home is the best it can be. Due to our builders inability to fix the issues that were found, we ended up purchasing a resale home and hired Verle to do our home inspection. Verle gave us the same quality of work and customer service the second time around. We are so happy to have met Verle and with the quality of work he has provided us. He return calls, texts, emails quicker than anyone else. His reports were sent to us so quickly and we?re so informative. He ensures you are satisfied with the work and goes above and beyond to meet the needs of any client. Thank you so much Verle for all your help and time during this process! InspectionSmith will be our #1 recommendation for home inspections!!
- J.D., July 2018
My home inspection experience was exceptional. It was so easy to set up and was very informative. Mt. Ladd provided a detailed report with photographs depicting all of his work throughout the inspection process. I highly recommend him to inspect your home purchase
- L.D., March 2018
I thank you for the professional way you provided the inspection. You made me feel relaxed and comfortable with you and your expertise. I thank you so very much for the promptness of your services. I will definitely recommend you to all my friends who will have a need for your services. Thank you. Judy Miller
- J.M., September 2017
Very professional, knowledgable and thorough. Highly recommend Verle
- A.D., June 2017
You have done an excellent job Sir! Now I feel comfortable enough to close on this home knowing what to watch for and to get fixed before doing so. We will do business again in the future!
- M.T., August 2016
Thank you, Mr. Ladd, for taking time to show and explain to us your recommendations! We really appreciate it.
- E.J., June 2016
Mr. Verle was very professional, fast, and thorough. He explained everything to me and answered all of my questions. I would definitely recommend him to everyone that I know!
- J.D., May 2016
Verle was on time and did a great job. I was very pleased with the thoroughness of his work. Would definitely recommend him.
- M.H., April 2016
I would like to say thanks for the professional inspection and friendly services provided. The inspection confirmed some of my concerns and opened my eyes to potential other important things to address. It will allow me to make the best decision possible.
- M.L., March 2016
*****BEST INSPECTOR IN ACADIANA!!!! Thank you so much Verle - you went out of your way today for my client and I really appreciate it. Inspection report was easy to read and I love how you put everything in sections so we know what the big problems are versus what the minor issues are. When I told you I was meeting my client at the house so he could see what was in the report and you offered to come and go over it with him.. you showed me how much you really care and are willing to do for me as a Realtor and our clients. Thanks again and much appreciated. Great Job! A+++++
- L.D., February 2016
Mr. Ladd is very thorough and very nice. Everything I asked he had an answer. This will be my first home and he put my mind at ease knowing he truly cares about his clients and the conditions of the homes they are buying. David was awesome as well he too answered all of my questions. Thanks for your help guys! L.P.
- L.P., January 2016
He was very pleasant and easy to work with...i will surely recommend him....such a kind man...thanks Mr. Verle...
- D.L., October 2015
Verle and David did an outstanding job performing the pre-purchase inspection on this home. Ultimately, I did not buy this home due to the extent of the repairs needed to be done on it, but it was because of the fine job by Verle and David that I was able to make an educated decision not to purchase this home.
- B.T., August 2015
We really appreciate Verle's hard work to produce such a thorough report. We will certainly be calling him again when we look at another house.
- A.V., August 2015
The overall inspection went very well to my knowledge. Mr. Ladd was very informative and gave very good suggestions.
- A.C., April 2015
The BEST in the industry!
- B.M., February 2015
Verle is the best! We will definitely recommend him to everyone!
- E.B., February 2015
Verle is at the top of my shortlist for inspectors. He is fair, thorough and knows his stuff. He is especially helpful with clients in followup questions and troubleshooting. He goes the extra mile for them (literally!)
- M.C., February 2015
Thank you very much for your hard work. we really appreciate everything you did.
- J.M., February 2015
Great service. Will use in the future.
- A.M., November 2014
You are always so professional, thorough and most of all pleasant to work with. Thanks for another great job!
- J.L., November 2014
Very reliable and punctual, knowledgable and extremely professional.
- J.L., July 2014
Mr. Verle was very and informative
- T.G., July 2014
He is absolutely wonderful! He is very friendly and easy to work with. We appreciated him a lot. Thank you Verle!!
- A.L., May 2014
Verle was very knowledgeable, thorough and helpful with our recent home inspection. He is very professional, finding many items that needed attention that I would have never noticed, even offering a rough estimate of costs of repairs. I would definitely use his services again if needed and would recommend him to friends and family.
- T.S., Arnaudville LA, May 2014
Verle Ladd is a top notch home inspector. He arrived on time and well prepared to perform the home inspection. He is very knowledgable and explains the inspection findings. Then to top it off he a friendly guy. The home inspection report contains information that will help you make a informed decision. There is no need to continue searching for a home inspector you will not be disappointed with Verle, he will do you a great job!! Bill
- W.F., May 2014
Mr. Ladd was a joy to deal with during this stressful and exciting home buying time. Not only was he very knowledgeable and professional, but he was prompt, polite, and kind when answering all of our questions and concerns. He wanted to make sure that every little question we had was answered to the fullest of his ability, and truly went above and beyond when he explained what to expect in the next few steps of buying our house. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for an inspector! Ashley O. Dorsey
- J.D., April 2014
I don't have any complaints! It was a very thorough inspection and I don't feel like money was wasted! I actually learned a few things myself!
- J.C., Oakdale LA, March 2014
Thank you
- S.B., Lake Charles LA, January 2014
Verle, Really appreciate your help with this, since this is my first time buying a house. Thank you for being so thorough in your inspection and keeping me involved with every detail. I will definitely refer you to anyone else needing a home inspection. Thanks again, Cole
- C.L., Scott LA, January 2014
I think you did a good job! I just want to know more about the roof and vents!
- P.W., December 2013
Mr. Ladd was extremely professional and knowledgeable about the home. He was very helpful in answering all of my questions and even gave me some sound advice. The videos and pictures on the report was amazing. I recommend Verle Ladd for anyone reading this that needs a home inspection. He has fair prices and gives you a lot more than your paying for. thanks Verle and God bless you
- E.P., December 2013
Mr. Ladd was extremely patient with us throughout the inspection. He took the time to give us detailed answers about the inspection process. A big point in his favor, he was able to just talk and act very comfortable with us; like an old friend.
- J.M., Eunice LA, November 2013
Mr. Ladd runs a first class operation, and was very helpful with the questions I had for him.
- E.T., October 2013
Mr. Ladd runs a first class operation, and was very helpful with the questions I had for him.
- E.T., October 2013
Verle was great!!!! Very thorough, has great knowledge of building codes, and tips for problems that may occur in the future. He has a great personality and responds instantly to phone calls. Verle will go the extra mile just to make sure you are satisfied, that quality is very hard to find in an inspector. I do not give perfect scores and without a doubt Verle deserves an 11. You can't go wrong with him.
- T.H., Lafayette LA, August 2013
It took a little longer than I had anticipated to receive the inspection report; other than that it was GREAT! I really loved how you brought us on a tour to explain what was going to be in the report. THANK YOU
- C.B., August 2013
Verle was very good with explaining everything that was wrong & right with the house for a better understanding. His surveys topped it off with every detail and pointed out exactly where and what the problem was.
- H.T., August 2013
A definite pro! Prompt reporting and very thorough.
- J.O., Lafayette LA, August 2013
Very professional & knowledgeable.
- D.B., July 2013
Thank you for all your help Verle!
- M.P., July 2013
Very thorough. I have already recommended you to a family member who is considering buying a house.
- T.S., Lafayette LA, June 2013
great guy. very helpful, thorough, and he enjoys his job
- K.H., June 2013