1st Choice Home Inspections is the premier home inspection company in the Western Suburbs of Chicago. Because of our 80 years of combined construction experience, Home Buyers trust us to help them make informed buying decisions.
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Joe, the founder of 1st Choice Home Inspections, has over 40 years of experience in the construction industry. His experience includes ownership of a carpentry contracting company, home building company and real estate company. Joe received his formal education from Roosevelt University, holds a Real Estate Broker's license, and is certified in: home inspections, mold inspections and mold remediation, asbestos and lead-based paint inspections, radon testing, and EIFS (Synthetic Stucco) inspections. He is a member of NAHI (National Association of Home Inspectors), IAEI (International Association of Electrical Inspectors), ESA (Environmental Solutions of America) and has been elected as a prestigous member of EthicalInspectors.com. In addition to his busy schedule in his home inspection business, Joe is also a Senior Technical Trainer for the AHIT Institute (American Home Inspector Training), teaching the home inspection course at many universities and technical colleges across the United States.
Larissa has been involved in the construction industry for over 20 years. Her career began working as a secretary for the Village of Plainfield's Building Department. Her tenure with the department allowed her to gain vast experience about the building inspection process. Larissa was eventually elevated to the position of Office Manager. After 10 years, Larissa moved to the private sector, working with custom home builder, Joe Dudek, as Office Manager. Spending 10 years in the home building industry positioned Larissa for her next venture as Director of Operations for 1st Choice Home Inspections. Her daily activities include: scheduling of inspections, "in-office" management, marketing research projects, and "in-field" marketing. Her ability to work with clients in determining and scheduling their inspection needs is outstanding.
Paul has been working in the residential construction industry for the past 24 years. He started learning his craft by laying out, framing, and pouring foundation footings, walls, flatwork, driveways and sidewalks. His fast track learning ability quickly allowed him to gain experience in rough framing and exterior/interior trim. Paul's experience also includes working as a superintendent for a custom home builder. After working for his employer, Paul wanted to make the move to self-employment and tackle bigger projects. He has become a highly skilled interior carpenter working for builders and homeowners. Projects he has done in the past have been remodeling of kitchens, bathrooms and basements. Paul enjoys what he does and has a great passon for woodworking. He is now a licensed home inspector in the State of Illinois and has received a certification as a mold inspector and mold assessor. One of Paul's greatest assests is his ability to interact with the client and convey the inspection report findings in a clear, concise, and understandable manner.
Rick is our latest addition to the 1st Choice Home Inspection Team. Rick has 40 years of construction, management and client relations experience. He started a roofing company at a young age and grew the company to include home remodeling/re-construction, room additions, etc. He has hands-on and management oversight experience in all facets of home remodeling; from interior and exterior design to complete demolition and rebuilding. Rick was formally educated in construction at Joliet Junior College and gained his Home Inspection Certification from the American Home Inspectors Training (AHIT) Institute and continues to increase his studies. He is certified in: mold, termite and air quality assessment. Rick's expertise and ease of style is evident in knowing how to represent the findings of every inspection to the client for a confident and assured buying/selling transition.
Dave is the son of a second generation contractor and was involved in the construction business early on. His vast knowledge of how homes are constructed, from start to finish, is of great benefit to the clients we serve. Dave is a certified home inspector and has also been certified for: mold inspections, air quality inspections, and EIFS (Synthetic Stucco) inspections. Dave's passion for the home inspection business is exemplified by the way he communicates with his clients, and of course, always with a smile on his face.
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My attorney recommended 1st Choice Home Inspections as "the" home inspection company to provide my home inspection on my recent purchase. I was told they were the most experienced home inspection company in our area. And experienced they were!! They provided us with a 32 page report that documented the overall condition of the home and we received the report the same day. My personal opinion, when it comes to home inspection companies, 1st Choice Home Inspections should be your only choice.
Hsienta Fang, Chicago, Illinois
We have moved quite a few times and have had home inspections on all of our purchases. We hired 1st Choice Home Inspections to do our home inspection when we moved to Naperville, Illinois. One of the reasons we chose 1st Choice Home Inspections is that they were one of the only inspection companies in our area that provided all of our inspection needs. We wanted a home inspection, of course, but also Radon Testing, a Mold Inspection, Air Quality Inspection and a Termite Inspection. 1st Choice Home Inspections could do it ALL!! They certainly helped make this move an easy one.
Bob and Susan Wierhauser, Naperville, Illinois
We finally found our dream home and needed our home inspection completed FAST, since we had a quick closing date. We called 1st Choice Home Inspections and they said they could do our home inspection the next morning and have the results to us and our attorney the same day. That made us very happy campers. It's nice to know that there are companies that still believe service comes first.
Fred and Marianne Gruthers, Plainfield, Illinois
We were buying a very old home and knew it would be very important to have a home inspection. More importantly, we wanted to hire a home inspection company that had a lot of experience in the construction industry. Our realtor recommended 1st Choice Home Inspections. The owner of the company is a retired builder with over 30 years of building experience. That made us feel very comfortable. We hired 1st Choice Home Inspections. Our experience with this company was awesome. They provided a very comprehensive, detailed report. Joe Dudek, the owner of the company, did the inspection himself. He explained everything we needed to know about the condition of the home and answered all of our questions. He gave us information as to the costs of some of the upgrades we were considering, as well as the cost to repair issues that were uncovered during the inspection. All of this information certainly helped us make a better informed decision. 1st Choice Home Inspections is definitely at the top of our list!
Brian and Margaret Filepowicz, Hinsdale, Illinois
I was working with an out-of-town client who had very specific inspection needs. We were also under a very tight time frame to get our inspections completed. My client was buying a home on a wooded lot. He was very concerned about the health of the various trees on the property. He also wanted a home inspection, termite inspection, radon inspection and a mold inspection. I had some very fastidious clients who were very particular about their inspection needs. I was very, very impressed with 1st Choice Home Inspections being able to handle ALL of the required inspections in a timely manner, and very impressively had the licensed Arborist, the Termite Inspector, the Radon Inspector, and the Home Inspector meet with me personally, on site, at the time of the inspection. 1st Choice Home Inspections certainly made my day.
Roseanne Gomer, Realtor, Naperville, Illinois
My house was not selling as fast as I wanted it to. I ordered a pre-list inspection from 1st Choice Home Inspections. They were very informative as to what the problems were and gave me advice on how to fix the minor repairs. They gave me a complete report which I checked off as I made the repairs. I made copies and left them out for potential buyers to review. My home sold!!! Thanks 1st Choice.
Peter and Karen Petra, Aurora, Illinois
I hired 1st Choice Home Inspections to perform a pre-list inspection on an older home I listed. I knew there were problems with the property. 1st Choice performed the inspection explaining the home deficiencies with my client, in laymans terms. They put together a list of items needing addressing along with low to high costs. I was able to set a fair market value for the property. They also gave my client helpful tips on how to paint, do minor electrical repairs, adjust the garage door opener, etc. They helped me out by being a third party that showed compassion for my client.
Maggie Primiano, Realtor, Lisle, Illinois
Our company is Radon Certified, Mold Certified and EIFS (Dryvit) Certified. Our inspection reports conform to and exceed the NAHI Standards of Practice. We also provide the following services: New Construction Inspections (Cosmetic), Construction Phase Inspections, Warranty Inspections, Annual Tune-Up Inspections, Lawn Sprinkler Inspections, Pool/Spa Inspections, Termite Inspections, Air Quality Inspections, Asbestos Testing, and Lead-Based Paint Testing.
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