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Dream to reality board.     This is the 2024 dream to reality board that has been years in the making. My wife turned 65 on December 30, 2023 and has been a dedicated server in the local school district food service program for the 23 years. There have been 3 different companies running the progr...
02/23/2024
21 Kids Will be Biking After Christmas.     How do I know this you may ask? I know this because I helped collect then repair then deliver those same 21 bikes to the local Kankakee, IL Salvation Army. They have a Toyland event where local underprivelaged families can come to the Salvation Army gym...
12/19/2023
You Don't Know What You Don't Know.     Boy is that ever true, especially when it comes to tech stuff on the computer. Over the years I have spent literally dozens of hours trying to search for documents, create a postcard or flyer or prepare presentations only to have them blow up in my face whe...
10/30/2023
Lessons From Life and Business.     As a father of 6 kids, it has been one of the standing jokes of the family over the years that I am always telling stories about random events and happenings in my life that should be a valuable lesson for them to learn from. Here are a couple examples. I told ...
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Why Us You May Ask?     That's a great question and isn't asked very often. Most of the time the very first words we hear when the phone rings and a potential buyer is on the other end is "How much is a home inspection?" Literally 9 out of 10 times, that's all the caller wants to know. They don't...
07/30/2023
Flower season is way too short.     Every April and May in Bourbonnais, Illinois we get an amazing blast of color thanks to the wide and assorted collection of flowers that bloom seemingly all at once. These flowers make real-life paintings in everyone's gardens and flower beds. Having a job wher...
05/30/2023
  Nope, I Didn't Always Know Everything     Someone recently asked me what it takes to start a home inspection business. How did you get started? You seem to know everything. Really?          When I started my business, I had the good fortune to already have a full-time job. Good thing too, becau...
05/01/2023
Maybe a Seinfeld Episode?     Many years ago when I first started doing inspections, I had the pleasure of inspecting a condo for my daughter and her soon to be husband. The marriage didn't last for a few good reasons but that's not what this story is about. They were buying unit one of a 4 unit ...
03/26/2023
Not a Bozo Bucket For Sure     About 6-7 years ago, I had an inspection scheulded for a client that was buying his very first flip house. He owned a carpet cleaning business and this property was only $30,000. I remember thinking how many carpets he must have cleaned to save up $30K. Nothing was ...
03/23/2023
Now Just Hold on a Second There.     There are many times when a seller is present at the home inspection. Most of the time they just hang around the house, in the kitchen or family room watching TV or reading, etc. They may say to check with them if we have any questions we need answered. Very h...
03/23/2023
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