I have dedicated the last 28 years to the construction and housing industry. I have performed more than 7000 General and Specialized Home and Building Inspections, produced more than 5,000 construction cost estimates, facilitated more than 600 construction contracts and provided third party management of the same, designed and completed more than 400 commercial and residential renovation projects, contracted and completed major renovations at Cleveland's historic City Hall, Central YMCA, NASA.. Glen Research Center, and the Harley / Helmsley Hotel chain. I am a member of American MENSA, the American Society of Home Inspectors, the International Code Council, the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors and the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants. I am an International Code Council Certified Electrical Inspector, and Building Inspector. Further, I am Registered General Contractor, a Licensed Electrical Contractor, Licensed Plumbing Contractor, Licensed HVAC & Hydronics Contractor, Certified Mold Inspector, State of Ohio Lead Paint Inspector and Risk Assessor, Certified Housing Quality Standards Inspector, and State of Ohio Notary Public. http://www.homewiseinspections.com
I am very very pleased with the service of John. Mr. John is very gifted in buildings and very able to explain all problems to me even with language problems he is the best. 4000 feet house with big basement too. John finds the plroblems and makes report with photos and much information. I asked all friends and agencies for the best man and all say Mr. John Cundiff, Now I say the same.
Posted: 3/09/2016 • Link to this review
I've buying home in Westlake for six months more. My realtor say that she has good guy for inspection and she does not like homewise because he is too good. I use homewise and I'm very happy today. Homewise inspector explain everything so I understand as English is not good so he produces paper tablet and draws for me all of problems then takes pictures and report. John is very smart man about everything I ask him and still he is very nice too. I am so happy to use homewise I will use again when I buy much bigger house.
Posted: 8/21/2013 • Last edited: 3/09/2016 • Link to this review
We used John Cundiff to inspect two homes (we did not purchase the first due to his findings) and we hired him to abate the mold and mitigate the radon. He was so thorough and educational throughout the inspection... I learned so much. He was very accessible during the whole process. I would always use him for any future inspection and have recommended him many times over! A pleasure to work with!
Posted: 11/16/2012 • Last edited: 3/09/2016 • Link to this review
I had an opportunity to call upon HomeWise twice this year ... and both times Mr. Cundiff was very thorough, answered all of our questions and the service was very professional and the detailed reports were given to us before the promised time. We can't tell you how much HomeWise saved us the first time from making a bad decision; and the second time we are overjoyed and very happy that we called HomeWise again when the time came enabling us to make a solid and good decision. HomeWise has been there for us even after the date of service. I can't rave enough about our experience with HomeWise ... The Best Ever!
Posted: 11/10/2012 • Last edited: 3/09/2016 • Link to this review
Ok, so I'm relocating from Pittsburgh and purchased a house in Lakewood. I love the old style and charm of the city. Anyway, my realtor suggested that I call Homewise for the inspection, so I did. Homewise gave me a price of $330. I wanted to be smart, so I called around for other prices. I found a guy who is listed in Lakewood and he quoted me $250. I mentioned that my realtor recommended someone else who was higher cost and he scared me by saying I should never use who the realtor recommends. So I used the lower cost inspector. BAD DECISION! He couldn't answer any question, shrugged his shoulders when I asked about water in the basement, admitted that he didn't know much about boilers and I had to call a heating man, He said I could just wrap the asbestos pipes with duct tape myself , frankly, the guy was just wandering around pointing out small maintenance items. Frustrated with Home Inspectors, I called area plumbers and heating guys and they all said "you should have hired John Cundiff", So I did. I paid homewise $330 on top of the $250 I paid the Lakewood guy. I could not believe the difference. John Cundiff was awsome. he came in with a purpose and was VERY methodical in his approach. He knew it all, explained it all. He helped me understaned what had to be done soon, and what could wait. I ended up passing on the house because the sellers would not negotiate but I will certainly use him for the next prospect. I think he's worth every penny of $330 and more!
Posted: 7/22/2011 • Last edited: 3/09/2016 • Link to this review
We have been working with John for more than five years. Me and my brother are buy / rehab / rent investors in Cleveland and Parma. We know alot about houses and do all work ourself. But the guy that got me started doing this said no matter how much you think you know you got to start witha good inspection. We hooked up with John i the beginning and now he does all of our inspections. He dont give us any discounts but he is worth every penny we pay him.
Posted: 5/25/2011 • Last edited: 3/09/2016 • Link to this review
I relocated from Chicago in March. I had purchased and sold four home in IL. and had a different realtor and a different inspector each time. This is because at the end of the day, I was quite unhappy with each. I worried about relocating because I have so few contacts in Cleveland. I think I really lucked out. My realtor was good, and Homewise was AWESOME! I really thought I knew a lot about houses, but I learned more during that three hour inspection than I ever learned in 30 years of home ownership. Do you want to know what the hecks going on in a house? Hire this man. Hands down, the best money I've spent during this Relo.
Posted: 5/01/2011 • Last edited: 3/09/2016 • Link to this review
After buying our house, Homewise did mold mitigation for our basement. John was very thorough with removing the mold, preventing mold from coming back, and explaining the whole process. He also has done a home inspection and a radon test as well. Great work at a great price! If I need a service that Homewise provides I will not hesitate to call. Thanks!!
Posted: 3/09/2011 • Last edited: 3/09/2016 • Link to this review
Homewise did an awsome job! I was about to step into the worst mistake of my life right in the heart of my beloved Bay Village. Thank gosh I hired Homewise for my inspections. Here's what he found : Furnace leaks carbon monoxide, hot water tank valve was busted off, foundation had pushed off of footer, entire electrical system was ungrounded because someone stole copper pipe and the owner replaced it with plastic, kitchen sink had no trap so it made the house stink like sewer fumes, probably half of the vinyl windows had fog in them, the bathroom had improper wiring, and worst of all, the attic was completely covered with nasty mold because some idiot put the bathroom fan hose up there. I didn't see any of this before and the realtor said it was a great house. I was soooo lucky to have hired John Cundiff. Anybody who reads these things should take it from me, I am real and I approve this ad! thankyouthankyou!!!
Posted: 7/13/2010 • Last edited: 3/09/2016 • Link to this review
I was very glad I found Homewise here on kuzo. John Cundiff took so much time explaining the things I needed to know. At the end of the inspection I really felt educated. There was sooo much more to this house than I really realized. I think I would have been lost during my first several weeks if it weren't for John. Thanks for everything and I hope you get lots of business from this!
Posted: 5/05/2010 • Last edited: 3/09/2016 • Link to this review
Homewise inspected two houses for me over the last month. The first house was just a couple years old but it had some some troubling structural issues that everybody, including my contractor, had missed until John pointed them out. We passed on that house and selected another. That house was fine untill john went up in the attic. It was loaded with mold. We were ready to run from this house, but john assured us that the mold problem can be fixed. We hired a top rated mold guy we found on Angies List. The mold guy had had very high respect for John, and so do I.
Posted: 4/17/2010 • Last edited: 3/09/2016 • Link to this review
Excellent work. I am very happy with the inspection process and report. As others here stated, the cost was a little on the high side, but well worth every penny.
Posted: 2/18/2010 • Last edited: 3/09/2016 • Link to this review
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