Parkman Home Inspections, LLC Home Inspectors

Parkman Home Inspections, LLC

(770) 868-9651 www.parkmanhi.com

5885 Cumming Hwy, Suite 108-B222Buford, GA 30518 map »

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Business overview

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 due to the current economic crisis, 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, east Cobb, Dekalb, Forsyth, north Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Jackson, and Walton counties in north Georgia.

We specialize in foreclosure property, pre-foreclosures, short sales, bank owned, REO, and lease/purchase deals, as well as new construction, pre-listing, resale, 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, also proudly serves on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Association of Home Inspectors (GAHI), 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!"

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Service Area

  • Alpharetta
  • Buckhead
  • Buford
  • Cumming
  • Decatur
  • DeKalb County
  • Duluth
  • Dunwoody
  • Gwinnett County
  • Lawrenceville
  • Lilburn
  • Norcross
  • Roswell
  • Snellville
  • Stone Mountain
  • Tucker

Clients

  • Residential

Services

  • Home Inspection
  • Radon Testing

Kudzu's "Best Of" Winner

2012, 2013

Credentials

* 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)

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • 9:00am
  • 6:00pm
  • TUE
  • 9:00am
  • 6:00pm
  • WED
  • 9:00am
  • 6:00pm
  • THU
  • 9:00am
  • 6:00pm
  • FRI
  • 9:00am
  • 6:00pm
  • SAT
  • 9:00am
  • 3:00pm
  • SUN

* By Appointment Only

Payments Accepted

  • American Express
  • Debit Card
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Money Orders
  • Visa

Year Established

2004

Documents

[PDF] Sample Report: Framing Inspection (18 pgs)
[PDF] Sample Report: Resale Inspection (51 pgs)
[PDF] Customer Testimonial

Green Credentials

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.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Reviews

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Professional and Thorough, 6/01/2014

Mike was professional throughout the inspection process. He walked me through the details of his results and answered all my questions. I'd faithfully have him inspect any property in the future.


Great Experience, 2/27/2014

Glenda and Mike are a pleasure to deal with. Setting up the appointment was easy and the cost was as good or better as anyone else in town. Mike was very thorough and was willing to answer the... questions I had as a first time homeowner. I am glad to have the piece of mind that the inspection gave me prior to the expiration of my 12 month warranty from the builder.

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  • Ready to serve you in Metro Atlanta!
  • Tablet PC and color photos ensure accuracy.
  • We use the ASHI Standards of Practice, the Gold Standard in the industry.
  • We are CABO/ICC Certified in all four exams (Residential Combination Inspector).
  • Make sure your inspector is an ASHI Full Member at www.ashi.org.
  • Fully equipped truck with GPS, Tablet PC, and hi-speed HP color printer.
  • Voice prompt GPS means more time inspecting, not in traffic.
  • Your inspection is backed by a Georgia Professional Engineer.
  • Do other inspectors provide you an online Inspection Agreement?
  • Proud member of GAHI, the only HI organization requiring Full Code Cert (ICC-R5).
  • Proud member of the local ASHI Chapter -- ASHI Georgia
  • Radon Measurement Provider certified by NEHA-NRPP.
  • Member of American Assoc. of Radon Scientists & Technologists
  • Radon testing with Electret Ion Chambers
  • Radon results available in 48 hours
  • Thermal Imaging Available
  • Pay online at www.parkmanhi.com
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jgtowne

Reviews: 1

Professional and Thorough

Mike was professional throughout the inspection process. He walked me through the details of his results and answered all my questions. I'd faithfully have him inspect any property in the future.

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stinton

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Great Experience

Glenda and Mike are a pleasure to deal with. Setting up the appointment was easy and the cost was as good or better as anyone else in town. Mike was very thorough and was willing to answer the questions I had as a first time homeowner. I am glad to have the piece of mind that the inspection gave me prior to the expiration of my 12 month warranty from the builder.

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genies

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Outstanding!

Mike performed a great inspection, pointing out several things that I would never have seen (apparently, some nearby homeowners hadn't heard a couple of things on their inspections.) He's prompt, thorough, and very pleasant to work with. Thank you, Mike!

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Estroid

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Trustworthy and on your side!

Mike and Glenda are absolutely wonderful to work with! They're so thorough and give you such customer service. Who knew that getting an inspection could be so informative and actually fun! I would highly recommend them to any of our friends. Hands down.

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zinglah

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Very Professional, thorough inspector

Mike was professional, patient, gave me an education on my townhouse. I did the entire walk through with him (Closing Inspection) and he checked everything. Glenda, his wife was wonderful. Even though they had a slight family emergency the day I called. She made sure my appointment was set and I knew exactly what to expect.

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Mal_Atl

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Thorough Home Inspection!

Mike has the right skill set and training to do an effective home inspection. This is our third home buying experience and he definitely raised the bar on our expectations. Highly recommended!

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dkim88

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Excellent service and quality inspection

Mike came out twice due to the builder not completing the home in time for the final inspection. Mike walked me through the whole house, explained to me in detail all of the equipment, and was very thorough. He was extremely nice, and very understanding. He wanted to make sure I got a full home inspection, so he made the second trip to test the things he wasn't able to before. Highly recommended!

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JaredL

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Quality Service

Mike and Glenda are quite a team! I spoke with Glenda on the phone and was impressed with how knowledgable she was on the home inspection process. She patiently answered all of my questions without hesitation. On the day of the inspection, I arrived at the home early and Mike was already there working. Mike walked me through every corner of the home and EXPLAINED the function of each component in the home.I appreciate his honesty,thoroughness and use of technology. I highly recommend Parkman Home Inspections to all prospective home buyers!

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AP8523

Reviews: 1

Good Service

He did awesome job and put it in his report. He walk through each and every room and examined it such a detail. And explained me those issues which he found.

Parkman Home Inspections, LLC replied on 10-07-2013

To our Kudzu readers: We reached out to this client and asked how we might have earned all 5 stars in Value. To date, we have received no response.

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ECraig

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Very Professional and Knowlegeable

As a new home owner, I am very pleased that I had the Parkman Home Inspector to look at my new home during the pre-drywall inspection. Mike is a highly qualified inspector who knew the building codes. His report was detailed, informative, and professional. He provided helpful advice. I truly appreciate his assistance. E. Craig

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chad_85

Reviews: 4

Great home inspection!

Thank you, Parkman Home Inspections, for the help with the home inspection. I was very pleased with the responsiveness, how quickly I could get onto your schedule, and Mike's extensive knowledge! We wrapped up the inspection with Mike sometime around 1pm, and no more than a couple of hours later, our home inspection report was available on-line, which was fantastic! I was extremely pleased with the level of detail in the home inspection and the written report. If anyone ever asks me if I know a good home inspector, I will definitely send them your way!

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Atljmark

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Thorough and extremely flexible

The Parkmans were awesome to work with - and EASY! We are relocating to the area and because of travel issues needed a home inspection on short notice and it had to be on a Saturday. No problem. On time, friendly and thorough on a hot summer day? And a PE to boot! Also conducted the Radon testing for us. Very pleased with the experience and highly recommended.

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lindslcg

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Use Again and Again

I've been completely satisfied both times I've used Mike in the past 3 years. He is very thorough, he takes his time to explain issues and concerns fully. The report provided is very detailed, easy to follow and great to reference for repairs and concerns post closing. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a complete understanding of their home's condition before purchase.

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jlo1976

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Very Thorough and Professional

Mike's reports are incredibly thorough -- our two were 77 and 84 pages, including loads of clear and useful images. He saved us from making a big mistake on one house and gave us the information we needed to negotiate on another. He was very patient and willing to answer all of my questions. Payment was easy and worth every penny. He was on time and very professional. I couldn't recommend any service more than this one.

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opaque

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Amazing and Thorough...

Mike has done a total of 4 inspections for us. We had three done several years ago when trying to buy a house that ultimately led to us not buying two of them and then one recently that also caused us not to buy the house. He is very humble, thorough, detail oriented and provides same day reports. I will always choose to use him in the Atlanta area and would recommend him to anyone.

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