THE BEST – FOR OVER 2 DECADES
When making the biggest purchase of your lifetime, you deserve the best and most thorough property inspection available.
Brooks Kimo Franklin, the owner and lead inspector at Island Home Inspections, is fourth generation kama’aina born and raised on Oahu. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In his free time, he enjoys a range of outdoor activities & sports, supporting community projects, supporting local agriculture, writing and spending time with family, grandkids & God.
We provide property inspections all over the island of Oahu. RELIABILITY, TRUST & HONESTY IS OUR PROMISE TO YOU! We have lived and worked by that promise – and that is why after 25+ years and well over 6,000 inspections, we maintain 5-star ratings across the board.
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After 25 years of doing property inspections and having received valuable feedback from our clients – we are confident you will be pleased with our work also.
We guarantee that you will be 100% completely satisfied with the quality and thoroughness of the property inspection, inspection report, and our communications and consultations with you. If you are not satisfied with the value of the information we provide to you – we will gladly refund to you the inspection fee in full.
REASONS TO HIRE US
YOUR BEST CHOICE IN HAWAII HOME INSPECTIONS
Comprehensive & Easy to Read Reports
We are dedicated to providing the most objective, thorough, and comprehensive computer-generated home inspection reports available. All our reports include separate sections (e.g. structure, electrical, plumbing, etc.) that concentrate on a specific system or part of the home. This makes the home inspection report very easy to read and comprehend. Please contact us for a sample report.
Photo Album is Sent with Report
Each section of the home inspection report is divided into segments which include Action Item List, Descriptions, Observations, Photo Album & Limitations. This ensures that you will be able to easily interpret our observations and comments. The report contains many digital photographs of the property in general and of specific items observed during the home inspection. Photos can be crossed referenced easily when reading the report.
The final home inspection report may contain many pages of information. We normally e-mail the report directly to you within a 48 to 72 hour time period.
Action Item List & Photos which is the main part of the report can at times be sent quicker in advance of the full report. Thus, you can get going immediately in addressing any items of concern.
Insured for Your Protection
We carry errors/omissions and general liability insurance for your protection. All of our reports conform to or surpass the ASHI Standards. The ASHI Standard of Practice can be obtained by simply contacting us.
ASHI standards are submitted to all clients before the inspection.
ONLY HIRE THE BEST WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR HOME
Providing Quality, Comprehensive Property Inspections on O’ahu
Know Who You are Hiring
We recommend that you hire the home inspection company you are most comfortable and confident with; however, be sure you investigate the home inspection company and inspector before hiring. Home inspectors in the state of Hawaii are not regulated (no licensing required) at this time. Consequently, it is very important that you know whom you are hiring. Please contact us directly for a list of testimonials from some of our recent clients.
You Need to Receive Reliable Information
Be sure to know the inspector’s background including experience, education, training, and affiliations or organizations belonged to or that they have been associated with. You should also know the quality of work the inspector is going to perform and what type of report they will submit to you.
Don’t Hire on Price or Inspection Fee Alone!
Please do not hire the home inspection company on pricing alone. Most inspectors’ prices are competitive; however, there is a range. It is advised that you not try to save $50 or $100 on the cost of the home inspection at the expense of hiring an inspector whose qualifications are suspect or whose inspecting and reporting format are of poor quality.
“I cannot thank you enough for the thorough report. As a first time home buyer, Iʻm pleased with the report and Iʻm glad I chose you to do my home inspection. Your professional opinions are right on and I would have no problem hiring you again in the future nor recommending you to others. Mahalo!”
““I am very pleased with the inspection report given by Kimo. I especially appreciate
the photos that go along with the report. When you are in the midst of purchasing a
home it is hard to remember all the details and being able to go back to the photos is
comforting. Kimo suggested several things to watch and also things that should be
fixed as soon as possible. The report is thorough and explained for the average
person to comprehend. Thank you very much for your help and time on our home