Arizona State Certified Home Inspector #40885
Errors and Omissions Insurance
General Liability Insurance
Our principals, Craig and Kristine Owen have different backgrounds but share a passion for their work, which they say takes the best efforts of both of them.
Craig has a talent and love for homes for more than 20 years now, there is actually little that could go wrong with a home he could not fix himself. He is intimately familiar with all areas of home construction, and every major system in your home, including plumbing and electrical as well as tile, drywall, masonry, roofing, siding and more.
Kristine, was an account manager for a title company for ten years, and handles all schedule coordination. Service is a way of life for Kristine, including serving as a foster parent and working with animal rescue. Following her personal passion, Kristine started a company called 'The Parent Warrior' where she is an advocate for parents trying to get mental health services for their children.
We go beyond the basic inspection to provide a level of detail that gives property owners and buyers information not often provided or otherwise overlooked. We use such state-of-the-art equipment as moisture meters, gas leak detectors, and infrared thermometers for air-conditioning temperature differential. We are lock-box-key equipped.
We’re distinguished by providing an integrity of quality and personalized experience. We realize that every property is different and treat it accordingly. We inspect a property the way we would want it inspected for us. And with all our experience, we’re never afraid to say that there’s something that we don’t know.
We cover Phoenix Valley, Arizona, including Maricopa and Pinal counties. We’re a member of NACHI and the Southeast Valley Regional Association of Realtors, are licensed, and carry comprehensive errors & omissions insurance and general liability coverage.
Committed to consumer education, we at Owen and Associates urge you to be present at the inspection, a valuable educational experience during which you can ask questions on the spot and better understand our report. We focus on helping homeowners avoid costly mistakes through shared knowledge, thus empowering them to make a good decision. We offer preventive and maintenance tips and an understanding of the property that gives you control, confidence, and peace of mind about your negotiations, including your knowing ahead of time if costly repairs are needed.
Knowing the condition of the property guarantees a fair, smooth transition, especially with today’s high cost of real estate. Our pre-listing inspections help sellers prepare their house for sale and our 11-month warranty inspections help home owners maximize their coverage and avoid long-term problems.
Owen and Associates has a genuine interest in your safety and well-being. From top to bottom, we inspect the property for any existing or potential safety hazards that may exist, and report on them in clear language. We also check for problems with the structural integrity of the property.
We are always pleased to offer complementary telephone follow-ups. Re-inspections are available for $125.00, depending upon our schedule.
Our user-friendly detailed reports are typically 28 to 30 pages, with a color-coded summary report, serious problems highlighted in red with minor issues in green and extensive digital photography. They are usually posted online the night of the inspection. A hard copy is available upon request.
We love our work and we give it our all. Our confidence in our work and our extensive knowledge make us patient and personable, good teachers, and easy to deal with. We want to help clients in every way possible and we keep their concerns uppermost in mind throughout the entire process. We believe in building our business one client relationship at a time, with concentrated focus on your situation and on your needs.
Our dedication to you and our wish to see you safe and comfortable in your home are unparalleled—call us today to find out for yourself why Owen and Associates is your home inspector!