George Wells, Certified Master Inspector

    George Wells, CMI George Wells, CMI

Inspector Hall of Fame Inductee

Home Inspections - Commercial and Industrial Building Inspections
Construction Consulting and Mediation - Electrical Inspections and Consulting

Toledo - Monroe - Dundee - Ann Arbor - Oregon - Lake Erie Islands

Phone 734-418-2860

*I reply to all email within one business day. If you do not receive
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Rates Pre-Inspection Checklist Inspection Agreement Ohio Residential Disclosure


Certified by the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors - Click here to verify. CMI Instructor Comm Inspect

Commercial Inspection Standards of Practice

Before you choose an inspector, be sure to the inspector's qualifications!

George's Qualifications

Certified Master Inspector
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Licensed Electrical/General Contractor since 1981
(Journeyman Electrician 1978, Master Electrician 1981)

42+ years experience in construction, engineering, maintenance, and project management
Ohio Construction Industry Examining Board instructor for five skilled trades (electrical, plumbing, HVAC, hydronics, refrigeration)
Michigan Department of Labor Bureau of Construction Codes approved skilled trades instructor for three trades (electrical, sign specialty technician, and fire alarm technician)
Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board LICENSED contractor
Ohio Department of Agriculture LICENSED Wood Destroying Insect inspector (former)
New York approved instructor for Home Inspection
New York approved instructor for Business
Florida approved instructor for Home Inspection
International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) Instructor
Adjunct faculty at Merrell Institute, Long Island, New York
Master Inspector Certification Board Master Inspector Certification Board Advisory Board member
International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) Certified and Great Lakes Region Chapter President
Management Science Institute's Best Inspectors Network Certified
NAAAI Certified Fee Inspector (CFI)
Licensed electrical contractor for more than 35 years
Certified Indoor Air Consultant # IAC2-00-40266
Former member of the International Association Of Electrical Inspectors
Former member of the International Association of Arson Investigators, Michigan Chapter

"An Opinion is Mandatory"
"How to Write a Better Home Inspection Report"
"Pricing Concepts and Strategies"
"A Baker's Dozen - Thirteen Strategies for Success"
"Conflict and Labor Unions"

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Qualified to perform residential, commercial, industrial inspections and marine surveys

Before Your Home Inspection (Please Read)

Buyers and sellers, my goal is to do a thorough inspection and to have everything go as smoothly as possible.  I follow clearly defined procedures that are designed to ensure that everything goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Please read the following sections carefully and complete the necessary paperwork in advance.

Pre-inspection Checklist

Our goal is to do the best inspection that we can possibly do and for the inspection to go as smoothly as possible. I have prepared a checklist for you to use to ensure that the property is ready for inspection upon my arrival. Client's please have the SELLER or the SELLER'S AUTHORIZED AGENT complete the form. Return the completed and signed form to me by e-mail at least 36 hours before the inspection.  Download

Home inspection clients, please also leave a completed copy of the Residential Disclosure form for me at the property.

Inspection Agreement

It is very important for you as my client to understand the scope and purpose of the inspection.  Please download, review, complete and sign the pre-inspection agreement.  E-mail a completed copy of the agreement to me at least 36 hours before the inspection or leave a completed copy of the agreement for me at the property.  Download


Utilities (electricity, natural gas, water, etc.) must be on at the time of the inspection. Any systems, equipment or components that rely on the utilities being on for normal operation will only be inspected if the utilities are on.

Inspection Procedures

In order to ensure a proper and complete inspection, I follow defined procedures.  It is important that I am able to follow my procedures without impedance or distractions so I limit who can be present during the inspection.  As my client, you are welcome to be present during the entire inspection or for any portion of the inspection. You may prefer to arrive approximately two hours after I begin the inspection. That will give us plenty of time to review my findings and for me to answer all your questions. I allow four hours for all home inspections.

Our conversations are privileged and confidential.  To ensure that we are able to talk openly and freely, and to ensure that we are able to proceed unimpeded, the seller may not be present during a home inspection. Only my client and my client's real estate agent may be present. Under certain circumstances, the seller's agent may be present at the inspection but cannot participate in the inspection.    


Payment is due at the time of the inspection. Acceptable forms of payment are cashier's check, US Postal Service money order, Personal Check (with driver's license and SSN), or cash.

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Did you know ...

Neither Michigan nor Ohio licenses home inspectors.  Many home inspectors become home inspectors after taking a short course, usually two weeks or less, in home inspection.  They then become "certified" by one of the many home inspection companies or organizations after only a few short months of field experience.  Your inspector, George Wells, has been in construction, engineering and maintenance for 35 years and is LICENSED by the Ohio Construction Industry Examining Board, an official regulatory department of the State of Ohio as a contractor, LICENSED by the Ohio Department of Agriculture as a Wood Destroying Insect Inspector, CERTIFIED as a home inspector by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and CERTIFIED (Certified Fee Inspector) by the North American Association Network of Appraisers and Inspectors.

George is also a State of Ohio licensed and is an approved instructor for several skilled trades by the States of Ohio, Michigan and New York.  He is authorized by the State of Ohio to teach Electrical, Plumbing, Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning, Hydronics, and Refrigeration.  He is authorized by the State of Michigan to teach Master Electricians, Fire Alarm Technicians, and Sign Specialty Technicians.  George is also a New York state approved instructor for home Inspection and business and is an adjunct faculty member at Merrell Institute on Long Island, New York.

In addition to doing home inspections, George does commercial and industrial inspections, scientific investigations (building failures, equipment failures, etc.), construction consulting, construction dispute resolution, owner's representation and project management on construction projects.

George has inspected many millions of dollars worth of construction. He also owned and operated an electrical and building maintenance contracting company for several years.

Before you choose a home inspector, be sure to check the inspector's qualifications!




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