We provide quality, offordable home inspections, energy audits, radon inspections, and handyman services to the Des Moines metro and surrounding communities.
If I'd given this review a year ago when I purchased my home and used Redfox Home Services I would have only positive things to say about this inspector. However, it is now a year later and I am attempting to sell my house and my buyer is also using this inspector. When I bought the home there were no issues with the overall condition of the roof, only with a small flat area that he stated would eventually need repair and currently showed no signs of leaking. Now it's a year later and he has told my buyer the roof has less than 2 years of life and should be replaced. One, I don't believe this is true and the roof is being inspected by an actual roofing company. Two, I had some shingles replaced over the summer that had blown off and had 2 roofers out to give me a bid for that $130 job and neither mentioned the roof being in bad shape - wouldn't you think they would say something in hopes of getting some more business? Three, if this is true, how does it go from no problems a year ago to less than 2 years of functionality now? Four, if I had known of this when I purchased the home, I would not have bought it. Again, I would previously have given highly satisfied marks to this inspector but the new information I am hearing regarding my home are making me question his opinion and if I was not completely informed when I made my home purchase. A side note, when I tried to contact the inspector after I closed on my home to do some handyman work, he never responded to inquiries.
Posted: 8/22/2014 • Link to this review
I am a first time homebuyer and I was very pleased at how friendly and professional Dan was from Redfox. He was able to address any questions I had and went further to explain alternatives to any small fixes that may need to be fixed. He was very thorough with the inspection and did not rush. I got more than my money's worth working with Redfox. Thank you!
Posted: 12/11/2013 • Link to this review
As a first-time home owner, I was very impressed at the professionalism and knowledge of Corey and the Redfox team. I compared inspectors from across the Des Moines, IA area, and Redfox was the least expensive and most thorough, by far. Corey walked me through every step of the inspection process, and I learned a lot about home ownership and maintenance as a result. The report that Corey emailed to me was very detailed, and contained many, high-quality photographs. I was extremely impressed by Corey's knowledge and I will definitely use Redfox for any future inspections, energy audits, or handyman services!
Posted: 9/24/2013 • Link to this review
Corey came highly recommended to us, and we can see why. A family friend who is also a realtor told us he's the best and very affordable. Corey definitely knows what he's doing. He was very thorough, yet efficient. He is a down-to-earth, trustworthy guy. We wouldn't buy another house without having Corey inspect it first. The peace of mind was well worth the money.
Posted: 7/15/2013 • Link to this review
I was very pleased with the services that Corey DePenning provided for a home inspection I requested. He was very knowledgeable, professional and thorough during the inspection. He obviously has years of experience with knowing home products and structure/mechanicals. He answered all questions asked and was honest regarding his experiences with certain products. I highly recommend his services. C. Swanson
Posted: 4/19/2013 • Link to this review
Corey was both knowledgeable and friendly. He arrived at the appointment early. He listened to my questions and worked around the house at my pace. He was a great listener and patient with my questions, and several times he sensed I was unclear and stopped his inspection to help me understand what he was seeing. I learned a lot from him not only about the house but also about inspections generally. I would definitely work with Corey again!
Posted: 4/16/2013 • Link to this review
Corey inspected our new home yesterday and did the radon testing. He is very professional and willing to answer buyer questions about the property, he wasn't rushed to get to next job site. His price was also cheaper than local inspector who doesn't do radon testing. We highly recommend Corey's company!
Posted: 4/05/2013 • Link to this review
Was there when I needed him for a last minute inspection and treated my clients with respect and great care! Corey is the best and I will give his card out to ALL my buyers and sellers! Thanks Corey for the professional work and care. Lynette Dyer RE/MAX Opp 515-250-1155
Posted: 5/20/2011 • Link to this review
Corey worked around my schedule to get my home inspection done just two days after I contacted him. He did a great job explaining things in a simple but thorough way to a first time home buyer. When we found a few items that needed fixed, Corey even came back for my final walk through and made sure the items were fixed correctly. He was very neat - always took his shoes off outside and cleaned up insulation that fell from the ceiling while he inspected the attic. I will definitely recommend Corey!!
Posted: 3/31/2011 • Link to this review
We recently used RedFox Home Services for a home inspection before we closed on our house. Owner Corey DePenning spent plenty of time with us walking through every inch of the property and took note and pictures of every item that either was or could become a concern. After the inspection, we recieved a detailed report of all of the items that came up in the inspection and was accompanied by detailed photographs of each item. Most home inspectors are reluctant to climb into tight attics or crawl spaces, not RedFox. They are very thorough and extremely helpful with explaining how things work, how to fix or upgrade items down the road and with identifying critical items to be addressed. Corey's knowledge of energy efficiencies, heating/cooling, windows/doors and making your home more efficient is extremely useful. I highly recommend calling them for home inspections, energy audits and/or home maintenance.
Posted: 3/24/2011 • Link to this review
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