Protecting YOU through excellence
We feel lucky.  Wayne
impressed me from start to
finish.  He spent 5 +  hours
combing through our
prospective residence
from the crawl space to the
roof top and everywhere in
between.  examined all of
the systems, appliances,
and conditions in the
house.  He provided a
17-page narrative list with
132 items/issues for us to
consider before we
proceeded w the
transaction.  It was
thorough.  A few of the
problematic electrical and
plumbing issues were not
obvious and we would not
have discovered.  He also
provided a binder with
color photos taken from
his remote-controlled
drone.  V. cool and helpful
to see from numerous
aerial perspectives.  When
he was done, he sat down
and explained the good,
the bad and the ugly in an
unhurried conversation.  I
highly recommend him.   

Stuart F

This lady did NOT call me for her home inspection! All kidding aside, use me and you
won't be disappointed.

Mike Holmes & and his son are amazing guys. I've watched them for years. They have the
industry, as well as the real estate industry in general. They have little to no tolerance for it.
Thankfully, they are in a unique position to educate the public about these things and it is
making a difference. It encourages me to do the same, because I share their values.

The "WHY" you should consider using me begins with a brief education on how I differ. The
home inspection industry is NOT regulated in Hawaii. There are no licensing requirements.
There is no supervision. That means anyone can call themselves a home inspector.

Here are some important things to consider. It bears mentioning, because the industry is not
regulated here:

I DO NOT ENGAGE IN DECEPTIVE ADVERTISING: Everything I advertise is accurate.   

doing that. I spend as long as it takes to do the job right.

I DO NOT SKIP IMPORTANT THINGS: My inspections meet, and usually exceed the
HAHI Standards- the highest Standard for Professional Home Inspectors in Hawaii- and I
wrote them.

THE RIGHT BACKGROUND: I have extensive experience, both before and during my
career as a professional home inspector. Learn more about my background here.

ARGUABLY THE BEST CERTIFICATION: I passed the National Home Inspectors
(supervised) exam more than 10 years ago. I was a Certified Member of ASHI for years.
I'm currently the President of HAHI (Hawaii Association of Home Inspectors)- Master
Level. I set the high standards, and I'm the author of the examinations, Standards and
Code of Ethics.

I SHOW MY PRICING: I have always published my prices, with the exception of those
few extraordinary 5000+ sq. ft. properties which can vary tremendously. You can shop
my company 24/7 and know exactly what my pricing is for all typical property types.

GREATER CARE: I wrote and published the best Consumer Pledge on Oahu from a
home inspection company.

PREPARED: I come prepared for every inspection, with a wide selection of tools to do
the job right.

INTEGRITY: I have actually declined to inspect some homes, because of poor condition.
On others, I have given the Client the option to proceed or stop, and adjust my fee
accordingly. In both scenarios, Clients thank me for looking out for them. I have
inspected as many as four houses for a buyer, until they found one they could live with.

PROFESSIONAL IMAGE: I continually set the bar high for others and lead by example.

MY CLIENTS CAN ATTEND MY INSPECTIONS: I have always welcomed my Clients for
my entire inspection, and have made some good friends along the way. I have nothing
to hide, and enjoy working with people.

CALLS OR EMAILS:  I return all calls and email personally and promptly.
More ways I help you:

  1. You want to know if there are any readily-accessible defects or safety concerns.
  2. You want to confirm claims made by advertisements, Sellers, or Realtors about the
  3. You want to enjoy your new home, not hate it, pour unexpected money into it.
  4. You don't have "money to burn", and care about protecting your investment.
  5. You want to get your best deal, even in "AS-IS" purchases.
  6. You may not have the skills, experience, or objectivity to see the real problems.
  7. You want your family and visitors to be as safe as possible.
  8. You are interested in learning as much as possible about your selection.
  9. You don't want to end up with a problem home you might have difficulty selling later.
  10. Your Realtor (like most these days) will encourage it, and for good reason. If you do not
    elect to have it done, you'll most likely be required to sign a waiver. Think about it!

Wouldn't it be just wonderful if:

  • Homes were always advertised accurately and honesty.
  • MLS listings always showed the correct year built- not the "effective year built" which is
    not the original year built; this can make the home look newer than it really is.
  • Sellers disclosures were complete, current and accurate.
  • People who have knowledge of problems outside the written disclosure always
    disclosed it.
  • Sellers and Realtors always disclosed (without having to ask) when previous home
    inspections have been performed for the current listing.  
  • Every Realtor on Oahu referred us to their Buyers.
  • Sellers properly updated disclosures after inspections, when deals fall through.
  • Homes were always well built, with quality materials, and properly maintained.
  • Homeowners, contractors and sub-contractors didn't rush or cut corners during
  • New construction, additions and renovations were always fully permitted where
    required, and were actually inspected by municipal inspectors for code compliance.
  • Everyone could be trusted.
  • Tax records were updated more often to reflect changes, additions, etc.  
  • Hawaii had regulation in place for home inspectors like most states do.

Smart Buyers protect themselves through education, and researching major purchases
thoroughly first. They entrust those with experience in areas where they do not have the
experience themselves. They do not pay top dollar for something that needs thousands of
dollars in immediate repairs. Simply put, smart Buyers have a plan and are not influenced by
market or other pressures. They only buy when they have found the best home for them.
They stay in charge, and have home inspections performed. They know a home inspection is
not a warranty, but having it done just might prevent disaster. They also know having a
professional home inspection by a seasoned inspector is money well spent.

-Wayne Blackburn
"There are a lot of pretenders
out there, pretending to be
something they are not. In
this case, I call it a protender".

-Mike Holmes, Jr.
Son of HGTV's Mike Holmes"