Testimonials from Previous Clients

"Tim is a great inspector, period. He is very thorough with his inspection and is happy to chat with you throughout the entire process. He talks to you not only as an inspector, but as someone that wants to give you the best possible start in your new home. Finally, his report was delivered quickly and was concise. I have seen 50-60 page inspection reports that are 95% boilerplate language that gives you no real information about the home. Tim's report gives you a summary, pertinent information, and a rating as to how concerned he is about the issue."  – Zach K

"Tim was very responsive and quick from the first call to him to getting everything scheduled to getting us our reports! He was very professional and knowledgeable. He explained everything to us as this is our first home purchase. He made sure we understood everything and answered any questions we had. He actually talked to us as people and not as just another job! He even told us to not hesitate to call him if we think of any more questions which I appreciated. I would 10/10 recommend and would use him again if we ever needed an inspection done."  – Kelsey S

"I am interested in purchasing an older home and Tim was the right person for the job! He was a wealth of knowledge and had common sense solutions to small problems with the home. He was a pleasure to work with from start to finish! Got all of my inspection reports (Radon, Pest, and Full Inspection) back within 24 hours!"  – Dave M

"Tim recently preformed a home inspection for me. He was early to our appointment (which I appreciate). He was thorough during his inspection, and gave us great advise. When we arrived to our home inspection our radon kit was already picked up an pending results! It was nice that it was done before our inspection and we were given our report the very next morning ! I would give him a 10/10 recommendation!!! Also GREAT PRICES!!!"
– Makenzie W

"When I was looking for a home inspector, I looked a few different websites and called a few different people. Tim’s website and his professionalism on the phone were what sold me. Turned out to be a great choice. Tim and his associate were at the house at least a half hour before me to get started with the pest inspection and radon set up. We then walked the outside of the house, roof, and every corner of the inside. Tim’s extensive experience as a contractor really helped because he was able to offer some really good advice on the kitchen floor that I want to re do. He was more than willing to let me barade him with questions about the house. There was nothing he couldn’t answer. Don’t 2nd guess it. Hire Tim!"  – Zach S

"Let me preface this with saying that I have never submitted a review online for any company, individual, or product. However, I had to make sure that other people that were in need on a home inspector were aware of Tim and his outstanding service. Tim was punctual and right on time for our first home inspection. My wife and I, being new to inspections and buying our first home, weren’t entirely sure what to expect. Tim was absolutely wonderful. He has a very keen eye and is extremely meticulous when it comes to his work. The way he explains everything and his extremely detail oriented work made things completely transparent and also made us feel very secure with our understanding of literally everything inside snd outside of the home that we were looking to purchase. Tim went out of his way and made sure that all of his explanations were clear and concise and made sure that my wife and I understood exactly what he was doing, looking for, and moreover, the “why” behind it. After the inspection, Tim took extra time in the driveway to review his inspection and make sure that we didn’t have any lingering questions. Please do yourself a favor and forget about some of the big name companies that lack the heart behind their quality and their service. Tim will be our recommendation to any friends or family in need of a home inspection. Look no further... this is your guy."  – Gannon H

" I was referred to Tim by our realtor, and I am very thankful that she did. Tim is extremely professional, and considerate when inside the home, he was able to point things out to us that we never would have noticed otherwise. He was genuine and no-nonsense, telling us everything we needed to know about what he was looking for during his inspection. He was very thorough and laid out his concerns in a manner that was easy for anyone to understand, we felt as though he was inspecting a home that his own family would move into. We felt very thankful for his time and seasoned knowledge about what to look for, we feel even more confident after his explaining everything and would recommend his services to anyone that needed it, we will certainly request him if we have the future needs!"
– Ralph P

"Tim O’Leary was extremely responsive and helpful when I called him to inspect my first home purchase. I called him on a Friday night when he was spending time with family and he took my call anyway and answered all my questions about what services he provides and how he would conduct the inspection. Then I called him the following Monday asking him if he could come by the house the next day. On such a short notice, I expected him to request some extra time (which I didn’t have), but he said no problem and even showed up early. Tim was thorough. I followed him around the house and he was extremely patient in answering my questions. When I had concerns about specific repairs, he explained what it would take to fix them. He completed the report within a day and emailed it to me the very next day, which gave me enough time to negotiate costs and repairs with the seller. I’m extremely satisfied with O’Leary’s work and would recommend his services to anyone."
– Michael S

"I have worked in the building industry for a long time, but did not want my enthusiasm for the home I was planning to purchase, overwhelm my objectivity; Mr. O'Leary was a perfect fit.

"He was thorough, inspecting all the important components of a dwelling and the systems, was clear about what he could and could not do, without creating liability issues (like bleeding radiators which might not stop leaking once opened). He was clear about what was working and what needed attention by contractors specializing in the relevant trade (Masonry work required to address water infiltration), and even offered experience about what not to expect to repair back to original conditions (old, leaded windows). His report was succinct, both myself and the insurance company (who had reservations about certain custom-built elements) were able to rely on the report for our respective needs.

"I had some concerns about hiring a home inspector, after a previous experience with a highly rated contractor were less than ideal. I would recommend Mr. O'Leary without reservation." – R. Cooper, Pittsburgh, PA

"I am currently in the process of purchasing a home and hired O'Leary Home Inspections to perform an inspection on the home I am purchasing. Tim O'Leary was also punctual. I had arrived 15 minutes before our scheduled time and Tim was already there and had already put up a ladder to inspect the roof and gutters as best he could, as it is February. Tim was very down to earth and took the time to explain how certain items worked and in some cases how easily certain items could or could not be repaired. The inspection took place on an older home, roughly 60 years old, so I asked quite a few questions. He was very patient and took the time to answer my questions in plain English, which possibly lead to the inspection taking longer than usual. I believe his inspection was very though, as was his inspection report. I would like to point out that I did receive the report via email the next morning, and the report was not a one size fits all checklists. Rather the report was written in plain English making each section (electrical, plumbing, heating, masonry, etc.) very easy to read. I also had a radon test and a pest inspection performed as well. Tim mentioned in advance that these services would be performed by others, but were included in the price he quoted me. He also arranged to have the radon test started 48 hours before the home inspection took place, so the radon test would be finished and incorporated in to his report.

"During the course of the inspection, I learned from our conversation that Tim was a retired contractor. I found him good to work with, and I would use services if I find that I need them again." – G. Rogers, Pittsburgh, PA

"Tim was one of the few home inspectors I called to inspect a house we were buying. His prices were lower than the others and he was very flexible with our schedules. He ended up coming out on a Saturday afternoon. Tim did an entire home inspection. We also paid extra to have pest and radon inspections done. My wife and I were in the house the entire time Tim was conducting his inspection. He did a great job pointing things out and explaining anything we had a question about. His report was easy to read and complete. I like how in the report he pointed out issues that needed immediate attention and also issue that were less of a priority. He was very knowledgeable about every aspect of the inspection due to his extensive background as a contractor. After we purchased the house we found a slight issue in a room which we did not see before since that area had a carpet over it and a table over the carpet. I contacted Tim and he came out to check it out a few days later when I was available to meet with him. He documented the issue and because of his help we were able to get the sellers to cover the cost of the repair. I would highly recommend Tim and will be using him again." – V. Gaz, Pittsburgh, PA

E-mails to Tim O'Leary:

"It was a pleasure doing business with you. You were very thorough and professional in your inspection and I would definitely recommend you to friends and family." – Jason B, Pleasant Hills, PA

"Thank you for the home inspection you performed for us. We were very pleased with your report. My wife was impressed with your thoroughness. If you need a referral or recommendation, we would be happy to give one for you." – Joe & Deb K, Irwin, PA

"It was very nice meeting you. Sorry it has taken us so long to write and to thank you for your superior home inspection and pest inspection. Both were invaluable resources for our decision making process as well as knowledge about our soon to be new home. Our Realtor was also similarly impressed with your service. Thank you again. It will be our pleasure to highly recommend you in the future." – Steve & MaryBeth P, Lower Burrell PA

"Great job. Not only do we feel better about the house, I now know how to fix and maintain a few things - stuff I didn't know before!! You were a real help, we'll recommend you to friends & family." – Bill & Mary O, Murrysville, PA

"I would like to thank you so much for your home inspection services. I thought you were extremely knowledgeable and very educational. Your tips will definately be helpful. I was EXTREMELY happy with your services overall. I thought you covered all areas and took the time to especially highlight areas of concern. Your report was easy to understand and simple... yet very informative and to the point. I thought you provided just enough information and you covered in your report everything we spoke about during the inspection. I would - and have already - recommend your services. My family and I were thankful that we chose you for my home inspection." – Breanne G, Monroeville, PA

"It was a pleasure doing business with you. You were very thorough and professional in your inspection and I would definitely recommend you to friends and family. Thanks!" – Jason B, Pleasant Hills, PA

"I wanted to let you know that we received your report based on the home inspection. I read through it and everything was as I had expected it to be based upon our conversation… By the way, I found your report quite easy to review, very concise and organized. I also enjoyed being able to walk through the house with you and get your feedback regarding many of the mechanics and structural items of the home. I did let my agent know that I felt you provided a very thorough inspection, and at the same time you were able relate the significance, or insignificance, of items uncovered. Overall, just very professional - thank you!" – Larry S, Pittsburgh, PA

"Thanks for your fast and professional service! You made this home inspection a good experience." – Sylvia V, Pittsburgh, PA

"Thank for the great job. Our expectations were exceeded. We feel alot more at ease with this house now. We thought you'd also like to know, our agent was not familiar your service. She wanted us to pick an inspector from her list. When we told her we found one on our own (Google search), she seemed a bit "put off", she actually said..."if you go off our list, you're on your own" (funny thing was, a statement on her list said... we were on our own anyway.) Now, I think she'll be adding you to her list...we, and our agent, were very pleased with your efforts, and will highly recommend your service." – Beth & James R, Pittsburgh

"Just a quick note to say thank you. I don't think I mentioned this before, but I contacted about 4 other home inspectors prior to hiring you. I got an answering service on two of them, calls were returned about 8 or 9 hours later. (I had already hired you) The others made me feel as if I was imposing on their time, and went on to explain what a complicated process this was......and how I needed to be prepared for the results! Can you imagine? Anyway, thanks for the good work, we will be buying the house, and will use your report as a 'things to do list.' I will refer you to anyone who asks." – Bill & Mary R, Pittsburgh, PA

"Thank you for your patience with us, explaining everything as we went along. As 1st time home buyers, we appreciated the time you took to show us maintenance tips, and go over each and every problem thoroughly. Your experience with home construction was obvious. We highly recommend your service." – Mr. & Mrs. S, Pittsburgh, PA

"Thanks for the great job! You had more knowledge than anyone else we spoke to before hiring. You said we’d have our report in 24 hours or less, and we did. It was very easy to understand. I especially like the fact that I got right through to you when I had a follow-up question. That kind of service is unheard of. I told my agent about you; she already knows of you and refers clients to you all the time." – Lucille P, Irwin, Pennsylvania

"I thought you were very precise and patient as you took your time and answered all of my questions. You explained things well and highlighted all the important details of the property inspection. I would certainly recommend your inspection to anyone buying a home!" – Erin and Jeremiah, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"Thanks again for taking the time to provide the inspection of our "newly acquired" home. I really appreciated the time you took in reviewing every part of the inspection... although I arrived when you were pretty much finished. I thought you were very thorough in your review and my husband and I have taken heed to all of your suggestions. Again, thank you very much for your thorough services." – Laura M, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"I wanted to thank you for the job you did on my home inspection. You were very professional, personable, honest, cut and dry. You were very thorough, going through the whole house with us from top to bottom. You highlighted the things that needed to be fixed. I will recommend you to any family or friends in the future." – Al B, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"Thank you so much for doing our home inspection. The results are easy to read, very helpful and very detailed. The same goes for the pest and radon inspectors. Be sure to pass that on! We'll be sure to give a good referral if we have the opportunity." – Barry and Yvonne, Pittsburgh, PA

If you have any questions for a professional home inspector or would like to speak with me about scheduling a home inspection for your Pittsburgh or Greensburg home, please don't hesitate to call me at 412-491-5488. I look forward to helping you buy your new home with confidence!