Sadly not every home is a castle, some homes are money pits. In 1986 Don Berndt started Southern States Inspections to inform the home buying public about the condition of the home and to protect the home buyer from hidden mechanical and structural defects that could be costly to repair after closing. In 1992 Don sold Southern States Inspections to John Watkins. John has been performing 100% full time home inspections ever since. With over 10,000 inspections completed, rest assured that if the defect is visible and readily accessible, John will find it.
John is very punctual, professional, friendly, pleasant and checked every nook and cranny !! I highly recommend this company .
We have used this service for multiple property inspections for our rental properties. Always on time and always thorough. They have saved us tens of thousands of dollars!!
I hired John three times and was happy with his service every time. The first house he saved me from. The sellers were flipping a the place and didn’t check the plumbing, or just were not being forthright about the conditionof the house. John found a leak that floodee the basement, I walked away from that potential nightmare. Second place I looked at he made me feel comfortable about buying, as it was in good condition. But the appraisal came back and I realized the sellers were trying to take me for a ride. On top of that two days before I got into town thieves broke into the house and stole a fridge and stove. So I backed out on that house. The third time I was able to be in town and walk through the inspectionwith Joh . John walked me through his process, and triple checked everything. He was early to the appointment and explained the ins and outs of the benefits and costs of the house I was buying. I, and my realator learned a lot. I can’t recommend this man enough.