Find out why we are the first choice for home inspections in the Florida Keys.
I’m Doug Mudge, the lead and only inspector here at Accurate Home Inspections. When I was 25 years old, after serving two terms in the Navy, I went to work in construction, starting at the bottom and working my way up to General Contractor in Massachusetts. I have worked in many different capacities along the way and built or supervised more homes than I can count. To date, I have been in the construction industry for over 35 years, with the last fourteen being a property inspector and business owner with my wife, Kate, at Accurate Home Inspections.
Kate handles most of the administration of the business including pricing, scheduling inspections, and home research. She has been a licensed Realtor since 2004 and has been a large contributing factor to our company’s success. She is very familiar with the inspection and real estate industries, including real estate contracts and mortgage or insurance requirements when buying a home. In 2005 we were fortunate enough to move to the Florida Keys and enjoy this tropical island life, something we have always wanted to do for the crystal clear water, world-class fishing, and scuba diving on our reef systems and the best diving wrecks in the U.S.
A Complete Inspection
We typically start the inspection process with available public records, checking for open building permits, inspection results of past permits, code violations, and more. This gives us a feel for the property, what’s been upgraded, and anything to pay special attention to. Once on-site inspection begins, we thoroughly inspect the property’s structural, electrical, air conditioning, and plumbing systems using the latest inspection equipment. After the physical inspection, I then summarize the overall condition of the home and discuss any areas of concern that are discovered.
Doug is a Certified Master Inspector, one of very few in Florida Keys. This means he has completed thousands of hours both in education and in performing inspections. We hold multiple active state licenses and certifications, giving us a more well-rounded knowledge base. We are one of the few home inspection companies in the Florida Keys with an A+ Rating on the famous Angie’s list and for four years in a row have won Angie’s Super Service Award as a Florida home inspector. Our goal is to keep that rating through good service and fair pricing to our clients.
From the first contact with us through the inspection delivery and explanation of your report, you will experience the ultimate in professionalism. You will not see an estimate attached to our report. We do not offer any repair services, and we do not refer contractors to our clients, to guarantee unbiased results. We only suggest that our clients contact at least three licensed qualified contractors for an estimate before hiring anyone to do repair work that may need to be completed. We are one of the few truly independent home inspection companies in the Keys.
A TRUE MASTER
Hiring a Certified Master Inspector like ours ensures that your property will be inspected by a highly trained and experienced professional who has completed thousands of hours of education and inspections, providing you with the highest level of expertise and assurance.