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Guiding Light Inspections, LLC

Workphone: (816) 587-0454

Kansas City, MO 64190

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Vince Johnson & Greg Patterson

Guiding Light Inspections, LLC offers high quality, comprehensive home inspections at a reasonable, flat rate price. Our construction backgrounds allow us to not only identify potential concerns with your new home but also explain any concerns in a manner that is understandable. We have been full time inspectors for over twenty years perfoming literally over ten thousand inspections in the Kansas City market. Not many inspectors in Kansas City have been able to evaluate that many properties. We have been able to inspect so many properties for many years because of our reputation of high quality, detailed inspections. Please contact Guiding Light Inspections, LLC if we can be of service to you in the home buying process.


Greg Patterson & Vince Johnson


ASHI Certified, ICC Certified Building Superintendent, KS Licensed Radon Testing & Mitigations, NEHA/NRPP


Over 20 yrs as a full time inspector in the Home Inspection industry. Over 20 yrs residential, commercial, new construction & remodeling experience. Serving the KC Metro and surrounding areas with quality, comprehensive home inspections

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Always appreciate Vince's level-headed and VERY thorough inspections. His base construction knowledge and VAST inspection experience make him among the best!
- S.A., Prairie Village KS, January 2022
I have built or purchased multiple homes, of course each transaction included an inspection. There are no finer in the industry than Vince and team. Do not hesitate to trust your investment to these folks. They will make sure you are clear-eyed going in.
- S.C., May 2021
Vince was great to work with and explained everything in detail. We will definitely use him again for future inspections.
- Z.S., November 2020
Vince was excellent! We were grateful for his expertise, knowledgeable team, and thorough inspection of the home. Further, Vince provided easily understandable information for us as we prepared to move into our new home.
- J.C., October 2020
Very detailed, but organized and presented in a clear way. Courteous and professional. Everything I had hoped for to keep our home purchase running smoothly!
- N.F., August 2020
Scheduling was very easy and report was thorough. Really enjoy working with you guys. 10/10
- J.R., June 2020
Vince was very professional and very informative. I would definitely recommend Guiding Light Inspections!
- K.J., June 2020
Vince was very helpful and responsive
- D.P., May 2020
Awesome job!
- C.D., March 2020
Enjoyed visiting with Vince. Very thorough and helpful. He knows his stuff!
- P.R., February 2020
Vince did a great job of explaining the summary and the various items he saw in the house. He was thorough in his inspection. He was patient with the questions we had as well.
- S.S., January 2020
Vince was extremely thorough in his inspection and clearly laid out the big concerns with the home. I called Vince with subsequent questions the following day and he was more than happy to walk me through every concern I had. I'm very pleased with my experience and would only use Vince moving forward with other properties.
- Z.S., November 2019
Thank you Vince for your expertise, knowledge and thoroughness. Your professional background in building and construction as well as your training and national certification as a home inspector has obviously created a well-informed purview with which you do your job. It is obvious to me that you take the ethics of your job very seriously as well. The thoroughness of your inspection, your reports and your explanation and recommendations was so impressive and much appreciated. All of my questions were validated and answered and you were able to give a solid overview of concerns and categorize them with regards to hazardous, maintenance etc. I was especially impressed with your system of documentation and cataloging with images which then became such a valuable tool for understanding the final report. Your service has made the home buying process seem much less daunting as we feel that we clearly understand any potential issues as well as strengths of the construction and maintenance of our new home. Thank you!
- D.S., November 2019
Vince did an amazing job for my home inspection. He provided me with a ton of detail and could tell he was doing a very thorough job. Thank you!
- A.P., October 2019
Vince and Greg are thorough and very friendly. They do a great job!
- S.M., August 2019
Very Very thorough! He sat down and explained everything. He answered all the questions I had, then walked me through the house and showed me the issues.
- M.R., July 2019
Very professional and thorough!
- M.S., June 2019
I showed up before Vince was finished and he stopped what he was doing to walk through with me and answer my concerns as well as show me some things I hadn't noticed. He was open and honest.
- P.C., May 2019
Vince was personable and professional. He explained each issue clearly and offered advice for the DYI corrections.
- K.V., May 2019
Thank you for being patient and explaining everything you did for us during our inspection.
- M.D., May 2019
Vince could not have been more thorough and completely realistic on what to expect. I would highly recommend Vince to anybody needing a whole house inspection.
- L.S., April 2019
Very thorough and I loved that you provided a hard copy of the written portion of the report at inspection. Very much appreciated the tips on what to look for with roof damage!
- C.B., March 2019
Guiding Light is the perfect name for this company. Making a home purchase can be stressful, but knowing any potential issues or problems that may be on the horizon is critical to making a good buying decision. Vince not only provided peace of mind, but took the time to make certain I understood the concerns he noted in his report. There was snow on the roof which limited his ability to inspect it thoroughly. He came back out a second time once the snow melted to provide a complete report. Now that's what I call going above and beyond. Guiding Light is a great choice to make when you need a home inspection.
- S.T., January 2019
Vince answered my questions in a way that I could understand. Easy to talk to, and I could tell that he cares to do things right.
- J.S., January 2019
Vince was very thorough and took the time to explain things carefully, tag issues to be noted throughout the house, and showed me the functionality of important mechanics (water shut off valve, etc.).
- M.P., January 2019
These gentlemen do a very thorough job and communicate a property's needs very clearly with the homeowner. Wouldn't want to use anyone else.
- C.H., December 2018
Super efficient, extremely knowledgeable, and very professional. Would highly recommend to anyone.
- M.J., December 2018
I have used Vince and Greg as inspectors for more years than I can remember! They do a thorough job and are great about informing the buyer of all the details. They are always polite and respectful of every home they enter. Toward the end of the summary, they always remind the buyer they are available by phone should the buyer have any questions. They are a true credit to their profession! Keep up the great work guys!
- C.C., Overland Park KS, November 2018
Working with Vince was amazing, he has so much knowledge and was very good at explaining his findings and answering questions. Very professional and friendly. The info he shared helped us feel more knowledgeable about homeownership, especially in an older home. Definitely recommend Guiding Light and Vince! Thank you.
- A.S., October 2018
Vince was FANTASTIC. He walked us through every detail in the inspection patiently. He made sure to tell us about the big things versus the little things in the paperwork. He was incredibly professional and represented Guiding Light as a very high caliber company.
- B.L., October 2018
Vince does a great job and very knowledgeable. One of the best inspectors I have worked with over the years. I would highly recommend.
- J.W., August 2018
Very thorough, professional, and trust worthy. Reports of inspection with pics to match are very helpful to the buyers.
- Y.M., August 2018
Vince-man you uncovered 65 issues with the house. Many not visible to the naked eye. Had I signed on the dotted line, I could have been burdened with some huge repair expenses down the road. Thank you for being thourough Until the next house...…….. Allen
- A.N., August 2018
He was awesome!
- J.E., April 2018
Vince and Greg always do a thorough job and are incredibly knowledgeable! My clients always appreciate their professionalism and their attention to detail. I use no one else because I know that I can always count on them to take great care of my clients!
- L.M., November 2017
Great job! Very informative. Took time to explain his findings and actually showed us what he was referencing. Felt comfortable with him- personable. Really liked the report. Like the explanation and the pictures accompanying the report.
- M.R., November 2017
Thanks Vince for your work we truly appreciated your thoroughness. Great job.
- J.W., November 2017
Very thorough inspection and great communication.
- W.H., October 2017
Thank you for your service!
- C.C., October 2017
We've used Guiding Light twice now for our home inspections and Vince was fantastic and extremely knowledgeable. He found and pointed out things that we would not have known to check or wouldn't have known was a cause for concern without his expertise. The report was a very thorough 70-page document that listed out everything that was inspected, including pictures. We even called him the next day with some follow-up questions and he promptly returned our call and answered them for us. He was wonderful to work with and we would highly recommend using Guiding Light for anyone wanting to perform a professional home inspection.
- T.H., October 2017
Vince was very pleasant to do business with. I plan to do business in the future as well. I would refer Vince to anyone for an home inspection.
- C.F., Lees Summit MO, October 2017
Such a great experience! This company came highly recommended and did not disappoint. Thank you for your honesty and professionalism!
- , October 2017
Very thoroughly inspected the house we are going to buy and gave me excellent information on what he found. Thanks.
- A.C., October 2017
Greg did a great job not only inspecting the house but pointed out any and all concerns. But then he also went an extra step further to tell you how you can fix and maintain items on your own or even had a list on trusted contractors to get a hold of. Very professional and provided a great service.
- J.D., September 2017
Thank you for the very professional , comprehensive,& complete home inspection job you performed for us; Barbara and Bill Thompson.
- W.T., LEE'S SUMMIT MO, December 2016
Very efficient and friendly to talk with. Thanks!!!
- J.M., September 2016
Vince and Greg are excellent with regards to all aspects of the inspections. They are incredibly knowledgeable and thorough. I have repeat clients that would not choose anyone else because they feel that their inspections are so informational and complete. It is nice to trust that you have an inspector that covers it all and helps the buyer understand each aspect.
- L.M., August 2016
Always will recommend Vince and the team. I appreciate their scheduling times. My favorite part about working with Vince and Guiding Light is their focus on informing my buyers of the true issues on their new home without making them feel anxious. This is a great team of people to have on your side when buying a home.
- J.S., Kansas City MO, May 2016
Very thorough along with detailed report. Would highly recommend
- T.W., May 2016
As always great job!
- L.M., February 2016
We appreciate your attention to detail and thoroughness of the inspection. We felt that any concerns were reported properly. Thank you
- L.J., January 2016
Superior technical, communication and customer centered skills. Report delivered on time and allowed me to ask question which he answered in a very professional way. Thanks for your service!
- L.R., July 2015
Vince is very thorough and professional with the inspection process and with clients. Explains issues in a way not to alarm clients, but educates as well as accents with pointing out all the positives.
- R.D., July 2015
Vince is always professional and courteous! I will continue to recommend his inspection services! Cory Stewart Director of Business Development Weichert, Realtors Graham-Welch, LLC
- C.S., July 2015
Very professional and knowledgeable.
- P.H., July 2015
Vince did a first-rate job of inspecting our home, and explaining his findings. He answered all our questions, and addressed our concerns based upon his expert knowledge and experience. Great job Vince! Thanks again!
- M.B., June 2015
2nd time I have used Vince. He always does a great job. Extremely thorough.
- N.L., June 2015
Vince was very professional and thorough.
- J.P., May 2015
he was very knowledgeable, thorough & professional. I was very impressed with him, answered all my questions. As a single mother buying a house, I felt as comfortable with him as i would inspecting the home with my dad.
- C.S., May 2015
Very thorough, professional, and fair.
- R.L., April 2015
Very thorough inspection. I have purchased other homes before and some of the items you covered were missed. Thank You for your professionalism.
- M.D., November 2014
Vince is great at preparing my buyers for the most urgent and necessary corrections without overwhelming them or scaring them. I appreciate Vince's professionalism and knowledge.
- J.S., Kansas City MO, October 2014
Good knowledge and communication. Represented your company very well.
- L.N., May 2014
I really appreciated you taking the time to visit with Herk Robinson about the details of your inspection report. You were also able to keep cool when the questions came your way! As it turns out, the buyers accepted the report and did not ask for any additional work be completed on the house. You two guys are great!!! Mike Fraser
- M.F., April 2014
Very personable and explanations were in easy to understand. Thanks
- L.R., March 2014
Thanks Vince for walking me through everything.
- D.J., January 2014 did an outstanding job and I appreciate your professional work. Mike
- M.F., January 2014
Very knowledgeable and answered questions and concerns thoroughly.
- P.K., July 2013
Vince did a great job and was extremely thorough!!
- N.T., June 2013
Greg was very accommodating of a last minute request to conduct the inspection on our home. He was very professional and thorough. The inspection was for a new build job and we weren't sure if we even needed to have one completed. However, the information from the report provided us with peace of mind and a better understanding of the construction of the home. It also provided us with a check list of some items that needed attention before we closed on the purchase. I highly recommend Guiding Light for a home inspection.
- N.H., Overland Park KS, June 2013
Vince was very thorough and did a great job of summarizing the items that were of concern. He was very personable and I would highly recommend his services to anyone.
- R.K., May 2013
They were great , checking the house top to bottom , rarely you can find such great people , and professional knowing everything about their job .
- L.R., April 2013
Thanks guys!
- T.D., March 2013
Vince, You and Greg always do a great job for my clients. You focus on the important items and keep everything in perspective. You are very patient with first-time buyers and make them feel comfortable asking questions. I've relied on your expertise for years and will continue to do so! Cindy Cunningham BHG Kansas City Homes
- C.C., Overland Park KS, December 2012
Fantastic meeting Mr. Johnson. He was very professional but very personable. He put me to ease about the process immediately. I am so glad Robbie Smart reccomended him to me and I will definitely reccomend him to friends.
- K.L., October 2012
My realtor and I were late meeting with Vince and he waited around for us so he could go over the inspection, which was greatly appreciated! He did a great job of answering questions and explaining details of his inspection to us and we never felt rushed, even though we knew he stayed late to meet with us. He was very professional and helpful when discussing his findings.
- J.B., August 2012
Great job! The inspection was comprehensive and thorough, and a detailed report was provided for following up on listed concerns. I will certainly recommend Vince to others.
- V.R., August 2012
Great information. Took the time to explain many things I had questions about. He also asked if I had certain things I was concerned about.
- T.H., July 2012
Thanks Vince ! You are so dilligent in you inspections, and your communication with the buyers always puts them at ease and conveys the points which are important to them. A++ inspector !!
- G.S., July 2012
He was so nice, he did a wonderful job. I will tell anyone who needs inspections to use vince!
- S.S., July 2012
I was thoroughly impressed with the professionallism and thoroughness of the inspection conducted by Vince.I can say that with all probability I would highly recommend GuidingLight Inspections. Billy C.
- B.C., May 2012
I would suggest to provide more of a visual tour of each concern on the property to the customer so that the comments the inspector has is better understood.
- P.G., March 2012
Vince and Greg are the best! Always very informative, honest and respectful. Thanks, guys!
- T.S., Kansas City MO, February 2012
Thanks for the ongoing quality service you provide! :-)
- F.A., Overland Park KS, November 2011
I love working with Greg Patterson! He's the best!
- T.S., Kansas City MO, April 2011
The home re-inspection from Guiding Light was far more detailed than the inspection I had from another company 11 years ago when I bought my house. You pointed out some good issues for me to look at. You gave me piece of mind on other concerns that I had prior to the inspection.
- T.S., February 2011
You're the man & I'm glad to be working w/ you again!
- J.H., February 2011
Vince was great, as he patiently went through the inspection and explained everything that he was doing and what he saw. Vince was very professional, clearly knowledgable about his craft and a great representative of GLI.
- A.D., November 2010
Thank you for your quick response to our inspection. You went above and beyond. You are very thorough in your inspection and highly detailed report. Your thoroughness saved us a lot of future expenses. Thanks Again! The Jeremiah's
- D.J., October 2010
Thanks for doing a great job!
- D.T., October 2010
You were very helpful in assisting us with the inspection of the home. I know we will have some additional questions for you and Greg, but I am sure you all will be more than helpful in answering those just as you were during the inspection. Thanks.
- J.G., September 2010
Very knowledgeable and helpful. Answered all my questions and I was able to follow up with Vince after the inspection to get additional questions answered.
- M.N., August 2010
Professional and business-like in all respects. Easy to talk to, patient, thoroughly explained each item to the level of detail we desired. Report was delivered as promised and is very detailed with good summary also provided. Great service.
- T.K., June 2010
Extremely cooperative and very knowlegable in all aspects of construction. Great Job!!!!!
- J.D., May 2010
Extremely cooperative and very knowlegable in all aspects of construction. Great Job!!!!!
- J.D., May 2010
Extremely cooperative and very knowlegable in all aspects of construction. Great Job!!!!!
- J.D., May 2010
Extremely cooperative and very knowlegable in all aspects of construction. Great Job!!!!!
- J.D., May 2010
Thank you for understanding and taking the time, even with my loud crazy children, during our talk :)
- R.L., March 2010
Very thorough! - Very personable! We appreciate your time today!
- B.B., February 2010
just added your new company to my list....thanks for a good job. janiehowe
- J.H., February 2010