City of Oaks Home Inspections


About Us 



My Story  - the boy inside all of us

The things I most think of from my childhood are building somethings out of nothings - you know?  The tree that I had to make a tree house even though your best judgement told you that it was not going to be easy but it was the coolest tree in the most perfect place.  The dreaming of what a camp would become even before you put one board or piece of sheet metal together to make it happen.  My friends all had the same drive as I it seems because we made a lot of tree houses and camps.  Only to destroy of course but that was all in good fun.  I can only hope that my son will have the same childhood as I when it comes to using his imagination to build.
 
The older teenager in me never strayed too far from the same desire to make things happen as I became a Lifeguard at the local swimming pool.  Well you say how does that tie into the childhood building thing..............well you haven't seen that pool!  It needed everything from the block club house redone to the concrete lining of the pool that always had to be repaired.  Ahhh the days of making minimum wage to sit in the sun and blow whistles at kids running.
 
Anyways I have had a life long interest in architecture and how things were made.  The path to becoming a Home Inspector and General Contractor hasn't always been clear or easy, but the challenge of providing inspection solutions in the Raleigh area makes it worthwhile.

I love to help families learn the condition of their home. I love to teach investors how to maintain and upgrade their properties. I love to show sellers how to make their house more presentable. I love to help commercial owners discover the potential of their buildings. Call me, and we'll do some property detective work!



Business Principles - how we all relate to one another is key:
 

         The Golden Rule: Treating others as I would want to be treated. (Luke 6:31)

         Honesty in all dealings, even when that is not to my advantage. (Proverbs 3:32)

         Mutual accountability with others who follow Christian business practices. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)

         Diligent, objective service at a fair price. (Proverbs 22:29)

         Prompt payment of bills when due. (Proverbs 3:27-28)

         Operating with a margin of flexibility in both budgeting and scheduling. (Hebrews 13:5)

 

References:
Burkett, Larry. Business By the Book. Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1990.

Swenson, Richard. Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives. Navpress Publishing Group, 1995






Independence Policy  - my companys relationships matter:

City of Oaks Home Inspections and General Contracting, LLC provides independent professional services within the real estate community. This means that  City of Oaks Home Inspections and General Contracting, LLC   is not controlled by or affiliated with any real estate agency, lending company, Realtor association, investor, buyer, or seller.  City of Oaks Home Inspections and General Contracting, LLC   will not modify or omit information in order to influence any person or company. This independence results in an unbiased, accurate report of the property's condition on the date of inspection.

City of Oaks Home Inspections and General Contracting, LLC  does not have a professional affiliation with professional groups. Marketing materials from  City of Oaks Home Inspections and General Contracting, LLC    is directed toward three segments of the real estate community: buyers/sellers, agents, and lenders. These marketing items are distributed to make people aware of the various services offered by City of Oaks Home Inspections and General Contracting, LLC . If a person or company receives marketing information, that does not imply any preferred status.

 




Privacy Policy  - your privacy is my priority: 

I never sell, rent, or give away any information about my customers. Your Inspection Report belongs to you, and I will not share it with anyone else without your permission.

 




Payment Policy  - when paying we have options for you:

Payment and signed Agreement are due on the date of the Inspection. Checks or cash are accepted at the Inspection site. Credit cards are accepted before or at the end of the inspection at the Inspection site.  In return I will make your online Report available on the following day of the Inspection. Your written Report and verbal summary cannot be released until your payment and Agreement are received.  City of Oaks Home Inspections and General Contracting, LLC   does not offer credit, or billing by invoice, or payment at closing (escrow).

 

                                                     






Recourse Policy  - your satisfaction is our top priority:

All of my property inspection services are guaranteed to give 100% satisfaction. If you are not satisfied with my services, please let me know. I will answer all of your questions about the inspection to the best of my ability. I will re-inspect your property, or any system within the property, within 10 days of the original inspection, at no additional charge. After the re-inspection, if your questions are still not answered to your satisfaction, I will gladly contact a arbitrator. If you choose to make a more formal complaint or claim, be sure to do so in writing to the address below, within 10 days of discovery. You will also need to provide me with access to the property so I can re-inspect your concern. My goal is your complete satisfaction.






Recourse Policy  - your satisfaction is our top priority:

All of my property inspection services are guaranteed to give 100% satisfaction. If you are not satisfied with my services, please let me know. I will answer all of your questions about the inspection to the best of my ability. I will re-inspect your property, or any system within the property, within 10 days of the original inspection, at no additional charge. After the re-inspection, if your questions are still not answered to your satisfaction, I will gladly contact a arbitrator. If you choose to make a more formal complaint or claim, be sure to do so in writing to the address below, within 10 days of discovery. You will also need to provide me with access to the property so I can re-inspect your concern. My goal is your complete satisfaction.






Giving Back to the Community - all our efforts make our community worth living in:

As I get older and wiser (as many say) the more important I feel giving back to our community is. 

 

                                                                       

A portion of each inspection fee goes to support:

 

 

       

          

                       





About My Logo  - the oak tree story:  

Raleigh was named for Sir Walter Raleigh who, in the 1580's, wanted to establish the first English Colony on the shores of the new world, but was unsuccessful.

One of its nicknames is "The City of Oaks" for its many oak trees.

There's that and then there's the fact that my wife hated my original names that I came up with so "City of Oaks" it became!




Contact Information - one at a time: 

Telephone: (919) 349-9357 in Raleigh, North Carolina

 

 
Mailing address: City of Oaks Home Inspections and General Contracting, LLC
                            718 Nash Drive
                            Raleigh, NC 27608

 





 

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