Exceptional quality at affordable prices! Our owner and founder, Mike Parkman, is a board certified, registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) licensed by the State of Georgia, and a fully code certified International Code Council Residential Combination Inspector (ICC-R5). The owner of the company, Mike Parkman, P.E., performs all inspections.
Don't be misled by others with few or no credentials. There are no licensing requirements or regulatory criteria for becoming a home inspector in.. Georgia. Anyone with a truck and ladder can call themselves an inspector. You want an inspector that knows what he or she is doing and has certifications in all four of the Georgia Residential Building Codes (ICC-R5) to back it up. Ask to see the inspector's ICC-R5 certificate (ours is on our parkmanhi.com company web site under the Credentials tab). Going cheap on the inspection of probably the biggest investment of your life is unwise.
There are some great deals on residential property out there, but buying one after relying on a faulty or incomplete inspection could turn into a disaster.
For the most thorough inspection, Parkman Home Inspections uses the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Standards of Practice protocol. We will check the: Structure, Exterior, Roof, Plumbing, Electrical, Air Conditioning, Heating, Ventilation, Insulation, Interior, Fireplaces, and Kitchen Appliances. The inspection usually takes between 3 and 5 hours. We will produce a written report of our findings -- typically 30 to 60 pages in length.
Our reports are computer generated (no illegible handwritten reports). They contain 50 to 100 color photographs (not just 2 or 3) showing exactly the problem areas and where they're located. The report is produced and delivered online the same day. A summary of the recommended repair areas is color-coded and grouped into Major, Moderate, and Minor categories for easy reference. All reports are uploaded to our password-protected vault on the Internet for your safekeeping for at least three years. You can view, print, and forward your report 24/7 from any Internet-connected computer.
For our clients' health and protection, Parkman Home Inspections also provides radon gas measurement testing. In fact, portions of metro-Atlanta have been designated by the U.S.-Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as "red zones" for radon. Radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. Our radon measurement testing employs the best in true integrating Electret Ion Chambers -- more sensitive and accurate than standard charcoal canisters!
Many callers are now asking about thermal or infrared imaging. Yes, Parkman Home Inspections has it. We use only FLIR-brand cameras -- a world-renowned leader in the manufacture of infrared equipment.
Regarding termites, we recommend you choose a licensed pest control operator for termite inspections. These companies are licensed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture to apply termiticides and can treat the property as needed. An annual termite inspection and warranty bond from a reliable pest control company are important in Georgia.
For a complete list of our services, see our corporate web site at parkmanhi.com.
We serve Barrow, Forsyth, north Fulton (outside the perimeter), Gwinnett (north of I-285), Hall, Jackson, and Walton counties in north Georgia.
We specialize in new construction, pre-drywall, resale of homes built after 2000, and builder warranty inspections.
For Continuing Education purposes (we take at least 30 training hours per year), we are proud members of: ASHI National, ASHI Georgia, Georgia Association of Home Inspectors (GAHI), American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST), International Code Council (ICC), and the National Radon Proficiency Program (NEHA-NRPP).
Our owner, Mike Parkman, is also President of the Georgia Association of Home Inspectors (GAHI)for 2016-2017, the only Home Inspection Society in the nation requiring full code certification for membership.
We are fully insured. We carry General Liability Insurance in the amount of $2,000,000. We have SUPRA Lock-Box keys for easy scheduling and access to Multiple Listing Service (MLS) properties (w/CBS Code).
See examples of our work by checking out our sample reports at the Attachments link above and at our corporate web site at parkmanhi.com.
In business since 2004, Parkman Home Inspections has performed thousands of residential property inspections for buyers, sellers, investors, and homeowners throughout metro-Atlanta and surrounding areas.
Unparalleled credentials, unsurpassed quality, unbeatable prices, and unmatched savings! Why use anyone else?
Contact us today at 770-868-9651 to schedule your appointment!
Like our slogan says...."A Parkman Inspection is Your Best Protection!"
My real estate agent Ann Marie Sharp recommended them and after seeing the 100s of 5 star reviews I see why. They are very detailed which is what I want from someone inspecting my home. The inspection report is very easy to read.
Area Cumming, GA
Cost $250 - $499
Date April 2016
Posted: 4/09/2016 • Link to this review
Mike inspected a home for us in Roswell, GA a few weeks prior to closing and we couldn't be more pleased with the job he did identifying problem areas and taking the time to explain them to us. While he was at it, he also pointed out some existing features that added to the value of the home. He wrote the inspection report that evening and we had access to it the next day. Highly recommend.
Posted: 2/17/2016 • Link to this review
Mike far exceeded expectations. Not only did he thoroughly inspect our house, but he gave a detailed and informative account of what he found. In addition, Mike provided electronic reports of our inspection and radon test extremely promptly. Moving forward, I cannot imagine using another inspector. Mike is the type of professional we should all aspire to be.
Posted: 2/08/2016 • Link to this review
We live in South Georgia and fund our forever dream home in Roswell GA! Well there were so many MAJOR problems with this home that were not seen by us. Without the knowledge of our inspector we would have made the miss stake of our lives. Therefore we didn't purchase the house and feel this was the right move to make and protected our investments.
Posted: 1/24/2016 • Link to this review
I hired Mike to perform an inspection for a home I was purchasing, solely on the basis of other kudzu recommendations. He proved to be extremely knowledgeable and thorough. He was patient with me as I asked questions and gave me helpful advice. He also provided the report the same evening he conducted the inspection, which was awesome. I would hire Mike again in a heartbeat.
Posted: 1/23/2016 • Link to this review
What a great experience. It started from the get go with Glenda answering all my questions and being flexible with my schedule. Then to have Mike come out give a thorough inspection was great. He also answered all of our questions and was super friendly. the report was easy to download and very easy to understand. I'd recommend using them anytime!
Posted: 12/19/2015 • Link to this review
Mike Parkman recently inspected two homes for me. The first home had major problems that were not obvious, but he caught them and saved my husband and I from making a huge mistake. We are going to purchase the second home he inspected. Mr. Parkman's reports are finished in a timely manner (in a few hours, available to view online later the same day), they are thorough, easy to read and very informative. My husband and I were present during both of our home inspections performed by Mr. Parkman. He answered all of our questions in great detail and has given us a lot of great information. I can't say enough great things about Parkman Home Inspections!
Posted: 12/06/2015 • Link to this review
I take comfort in recommending Parkman Home Inspections, knowing that users will be pleased with the experience. Mike is very knowledgeable and performs a very thorough inspection. He takes the time to explain his findings to inlcude detail of root causes. I am very pleased and recommend Parkman for your home inspection needs.
Posted: 7/07/2015 • Link to this review
We highly recommend Mike Parkman if you need a home inspection. We debated whether to do a home inspection on a new construction home and we are glad we did! Mike identified several issues that need addressed by the builder. Mike is professional and patiently shares his knowledge. We learned so much about our new home from following him around during the inspection. Both Mike and his wife Glenda provide excellent customer service...they return phone calls and emails promptly and are very professional. We would definitely recommend Parkman Inspections and will use Mike for our future home purchases. Jack & Karen
Posted: 4/11/2015 • Link to this review
If you want a good honest inspector who knows his stuff, then Parkman is the one for you. Not only was the office staff friendly, the inspector was professional and knowledgable. There were no surprises (i.e. they followed through on all promised and deliverables). The report was of high quality. I hope not to need another house inspector for a while, but I would definitely use them, again!
Posted: 3/07/2015 • Link to this review
I actually lucked upon Mike as I recognized his logo on Kudzu from a house I purchased 10 yrs. ago. I remember the report was very thorough. Well, I was right again. He looked at a rental home I was considering purchasing and he was extremely diligent down to even the most minor of details. Very honest as well as the gas wasn't on and he obviously had a fee to come back out but stated the gas company will probably turn on the light at no charge. Which they did. I will only use Mike on every home I purchase as he is worthy of all 5 stars
Posted: 1/23/2015 • Link to this review
My initial contact was with Glenda and was very educational. I understood exactly what they would and would not inspect. Mike arrived on time and was very pleasant. I stayed with him for all 4-1/2 hours. He was very thorough, detailed, and explained various deficiencies to me. I will highly recommend Parkman.
Posted: 10/28/2014 • Link to this review
Highly recommended for anyone seeking a top-notch home inspection backed by great customer service. Choose Parkman Home Inspections and you eliminate costly disappointments and gain satisfaction in a detailed-job well done. After calling over 15 different home inspectors, I was convinced that I need not look any further after speaking with Parkman Home Inspections. They exceeded all expectations. Furthermore, they provided a surprisingly quick turn around on the inspection report, especially with consideration of the highly detailed nature of the report. Two thumbs up. Thank you so much.
Posted: 10/28/2014 • Link to this review
We have had to have two houses inspected recently. For first one used an inspector recommended by my agent. Wasn't really impressed so called Parkman. Best move I ever made. Mike's inspection made the previous one look like exactly what it was...a waste of time and my money. Mike is thorough, honest, and determined to represent you his client to the best of his abilities. In a real estate transaction there aren't too many parties who are only there to protect you, but Mike will be. His work will give you everything you need to be an informed buyer or to negotiate with the seller. Glenda is also wonderful to work with in scheduling and answering questions. One of the best experiences with a business I've had in a long while.
Posted: 10/09/2014 • Link to this review
2012, 2013, 2014
* Georgia Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) * International Code Council (ICC) Residential Combination Inspector (ICC-R5) (by examination in Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical) * American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI National & ASHI Georgia) * Georgia Association of Home Inspectors (GAHI, Board Member) * Certified Residential Radon Measurement Specialist (by NEHA-NRPP examination) * Association of Radon Scientists & Technologists (AARST)
* By Appointment Only
Our Inspection Reports and Inspection Agreements are totally paperless! You can even pay online! No more faxes, overnight letters, or paper checks! One more reason to use the best in the business: Parkman Home Inspections.