Why Hire Me

If you are looking for an experienced, Certified Master Inspector (CMI) in the Gulf coast of the Tampa Bay area, you’ve arrived at the right place. With over 40 years of experience, I offer you the peace of mind that comes with knowing if your home is safe and securely built. When you’re buying a home and need a real estate or property inspection, I offer you the knowledge, accuracy and expertise to complete the entire job. I have an eye for detail and will provide a thorough inspection to help you make an informed decision concerning your property.

Choosing a Home Inspection Professional

While cost may play a big factor in the types of homes you are considering, now would not be the time to skimp on your home inspector. Even in this perplexing real estate market, a new home could be the most expensive purchase of your life, so it is important that your investment is a solid one. Only a certified master home inspector can give you a true analysis of the home you are about to purchase. Important attributes when considering a Home Inspector:

  • Education
  • TrainingInterNACHI-certified-residential-property-inspector
  • Certification
  • Licensing
  • Experience
  • Customer service

I, Rich Ingalls, offer you the benefit all these standards. Plus, with more than 40 years experience and as a current Florida licensed contractor having personally built and overseen the construction and remodeling of countless residential and commercial buildings, I offer unsurpassed home inspection experience, with a unique understanding of construction technologies, systems and components. I can provide you with a true representation of defects, how and why they occurred, and if there are maintenance issues or a system failure.

Why should you choose a Certified Master Inspector?

Because Every Certified Master Inspector® is…certified master inspector logo


All CMIs have completed at least 1,000 fee-paid inspections and/or hours of training and education combined.


All CMIs have been in the inspection business for at least three years prior to becoming Board-Certified.


All CMIs abide by the inspection industry’s toughest Code of Ethics.


All CMIs have completed professional education prior to being approved. (Note educational transcript below)


All CMIs have agreed to submit to periodic criminal background checks.

The Best.

Not everyone can become a Certified Master Inspector®. Hiring a CMI means hiring the best.

Bottom line: When you’re about to make the biggest purchase of your life,  make sure you hire me, Rich Ingalls, a Certified Master Inspector®

Transcript provided by InterNACHI, the home inspector organization

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