Commonwealth Home Inspections
The highest quality, the most thorough, and Louisville KY’s #1 Home Inspectors for protecting you, the buyer! Always have, always will.
Servicing Louisville KY and surrounding areas with the highest quality Home Inspections available for over 16 years with a perfect Better Business Bureau record.
We work for YOU! , not Real Estate Agents.. We do not solicit agents, period!! And never will! And many so called “Real Estate Professionals” will try to steer you away from us preventing a thorough evaluation of the home because we find so much more than other Home Inspection Companies here in Louisville.
We Are Confident and Competent.. We were the ONLY Home Inspection Company with an iron clad guarantee before the State of KY. required licensing, NO other company gave a “If we miss it, we’ll repair it guarantee” as we did, now the State protects you in the Home Inspector Licensing Law which went into effect June of 2006.
We were certified by the American Society of Home Inspectors in 1996 long before any state required licensing but have since moved our membership to KREIA, (The Kentucky Real Estate Inspectors Association) we believe they are a much better education organization and have outstanding continuing education classes twice every year we attend.
What To Expect?… The most thorough Home Inspection in Louisville, KY available! Our over 30 years construction experience and 16 years inspecting over 6000 homes gives us the knowledge to know what to look for how to report what we see.
Our Chief Home Inspector Kenny Martin has been inspecting homes in and around the Louisville Metro almost 20 years and grew up in and around construction.
We do not have a fancy website touting “special” tools that make people sound like SUPERMAN that really do not improve ones Inspection skills overall but then again we do have our fair share and more than almost all other Home Inspectors in Lou. KY.
Our many years in and around construction and Inspecting thousands of homes make us the most thorough Home Inspectors period!
We use a computerized reporting system, (available for view at the sample report link on top of each page), and include digital photos of all defects and maintenance needs we find at your new home.
Most inspections take approximately 3-4 hours but run longer when we find more and then we do the report at the office taking another 2 hours on average.
We spend on average 5-6 hours on every home inspection! 2.5 hrs inspecting the home and another 2 hours writing the report. Double what most spend! We do not rush any inspection, if it takes 4, 5 or 6 hours we take our time to ensure thoroughness.
The only way we ever do more than 1 Home Inspection in a day is if both are very small ensuring you always get the needed attention while we are at the Home Inspection allowing you to ask more questions.
Walk WITH your Home Inspector.. you will receive maintenance information unique to your home and learn more about the home in just a few hours than living in the home for years so bring a pad and paper and make notes of minor things which may be important to you as a new Home Buyer.
Unlike many Home Inspection Companies we actually get on the roof and go into attics and crawlspaces, these are the areas we typically find the most concerns including fungus (molds) and structural issues and yet many other Home Inspectors decline referring to certain safety hazards.
Our Home Inspections are usually twice as thorough as other Home Inspection companies and without exaggeration up to 20 times more thorough, (We know because we have been shown previous inspection reports of some homes we have inspected) we save you more because we find more, every-time!!
We can’t get out of any home these days it seems without AT LEAST 65 photos of issues in need of either repair or maintenance, this way you are more equipped with the knowledge you need to maintain your home and be ready for a smooth home sale when you choose to sell your home.
Pay a little more for a Home Inspection now and you won’t have to pay more after you move in or when you sell your home due to unexpected repairs (excluding normal wear and tear and potential hidden defects) .
If any Home Inspector spends less than 3 hours inspecting your home and 2 hours more preparing the report you are likely NOT getting a thorough Home Inspection! That’s 5 hours total for an average size home and increases dependent on size and condition.
“Don’t Gamble On Your Next Home! Get A Full House!!”
Principle Home Inspector; Kenny Martin KY H.I. License #2158
KY LPCO License #1440 (Licensed Pest Control Operator)
Member KREIA (KY Real Estate Inspection Association)
Certified Member AHIT (American Home Inspectors Training)
Certified Member IACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors)
Previous Member Carpenters Union Local 64
Owned Helping Hands Repairs Maintenance and worked with numerous local Contractors for many years doing remodeling, roofing structural repairs and maintenance of homes.
Graduate from Great Onyx Job Corps Center Class of 1984 (Certified in form construction, framing and general carpentry and construction training for 2 years full time)
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My first impression when I saw Kenny pull up was who’s this in this little car? Kenny gets out and opens his trunk and pops out his little giant ladder and bag of tools and very quickly showed me who he was! I can’t say enough of just how thorough Kenny was and how much he made me feel like his best friend. After the exhausting 3 hour inspection and talking extensively about many, many items I reached into my engineering degree pride and found there was nothing there, literally. I though I had a good, no great grasp of homes being a 3 time home owner doing all of my own repairs, but after this inspection I learned I have alot to learn. Kenny set me strait on things I didn’t see at all and perfectly explained them so I knew he knew what he was talking about. Folks, this guy IS the right choice for your home inspector, don’t let your agent talk you into someone else, or as mine did try to talk you out of using Kenny, because it will be one of the biggest mistakes you ever make.
Kenny is a great guy. Did a great job on the home inspection as well as a detailed report and full of resources to help you addressed issue from the inspection. Just great and very helpful, even after the inspection if you have any questions. Thanks! Would recommend.
Kenny is so great. He makes sure he finds everything wrong with a home. He leaves no stones unturned. not only is he friendly but he will also walk you through the house and explain what he found and make sure you know what you will need to do to fix it correctly. we have used him twice now and my family members have also used him as well. we love how he does not work with realtors so we know he has no hidden agendas to help sell a home. he cares for his customers and his reports are well laid out and easy to read and use when taking them to the table to make an offer. We will continue to use his services in our family for sure and will recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home and needs an inspector.
Kenny was very thorough and did a terrific job of identifying issues (both definite and potential) with a 51 year old home in Anchorage, KY that we had hired him to inspect. He seemed very knowledgeable about every aspect of home construction and maintenance and seemed to know codes by heart. After reading about his higher-than-normal degree of thoroughness on the Commonwealth Home Inspections website and in other reviews online I was wary about the possibility of him being an “alarmist”, but that turned out not to be the case whatsoever; he very clearly articulated which issues were of real concern and which ones were “no big deal”. He answered any questions we had both during and after the home inspection and was always very responsive. I would definitely recommend Kenny to anyone needing a home inspection.
I’ve used Kenny 3x so far and scheduling a 4th. He is incredibly thorough and descriptive. His experience and knowledge enable him to provide the home buyer with a very clear idea of their possible home. Let’s face the reality….ALL homes have issues, lots of them. You just have to pick your battles. I use Kenny’s details to create my own To-Do List for my home. If his details don’t impress you, his knowledge, experience, and friendliness will. Thanks again Kenny and I’ll see you this week!
The main reason we chose Commonwealth Home Inspections is the awesome reviews we found all over the web. It was very impressive reading the many comments of what Kenny Martin did for them and I cant agree more. We have been buying, selling and renting homes for 25 years now and have all of our homes inspected prior to purchase. It actually scares me now that I walked with Kenny and saw the difference in detail he exhibited and the shear pride he took in doing his very best. Looks like I’ll have to save to hire him to inspect what we have left! :/
I have seen several home inspections performed and none come close to the thoroughness and honesty of this company.
Ken met me on a Saturday less than 24 hrs after i called him. He explained exacly what his intent was as an inspector before we got to it and gave me his opinion every step of the way.
As a 1st time homebuyer he gave me real advise on what i was looking at in repairs and warned me off of a home that ,on the surface, was beautiful with the improvements.
He didn’t tell me to run away from the deal but advised what the real world costs would be in the next five years of home ownership so i could make well informed a decision if i could absorb such expense so soon after purchase. He helped me to make an investment decision, anyone that saves me money is a friend.
Also, he is a real personable fellow, as nice as can be. A pleasure to deal with, no downtalking or jargon to make a homebuyer confused, making the process easier. He really makes you a part of the inspection.
Kenny Martin is without a doubt the most thorough home inspector. He truly has the customer in mind and is looking out for our best interest!
I was fortunate enough to have him inspect my last 2 homes and he helped give us the negotiating power to fix the problems that we didn’t see.
His fee was comparable to the other inspectors, but his detail and inspection report saved us thousands!
I recommend Kenny to anyone who is buying a home!
Larry & Stacey
Kenny is so thorough that he is a bad builders worst night mare. He inspects your home and has your best interest in mind. I learned a great deal from him today. He has saved me from making the worst mistake of my life in purchasing a NEW home and it had mold growing rampid in the crawl space not mentioning all the other poor workmanship that he found. The best money I have ever spent and his price is reasonable too. I am a customer for life and will recommend and use him in all future home inspections. I can not express enough of my gratitude.