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"Customer Reviews"

Home Inspection definition,

A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home. Home inspections are usually conducted by a home inspector who has the training and certifications to perform such inspections. The inspector prepares and delivers to the client a written or digital report of the findings. The client then uses the knowledge gained to make informed decisions about their pending real estate purchase. The home inspector describes the condition of the home at the time of inspection.

Earth 2 Home Inspections 

Goes above and beyond the standards of practices by using the latest in technology to help with the home inspection process. This will give you the highest quality inspection in the central Illinois area. Earth 2 Home Inspections is a company that understands the stress, hard work and finance's it takes to become a homeowner.  This is why we provide our clients with the most honest, unbiased and thorough home evaluations possible.  Since owning a home or property may be one of the largest and most expensive investments you will ever make, you will want to learn as much as you can about its conditions for the sake of you and your family's health and safety as well as your financial investment.  At Earth 2 Home Inspections the health, safety and financial wellness of our clients is what matters!  We believe in taking the time to fully investigate each home as if it were our own.  

I wish I could give 6 stars, no 10 stars! Joe’s thoroughness and attention to detail will leave you speechless. His use of todays technology allowed him to find a potentially huge issue with a house we are interested in. Couldn’t see it with the naked eye and he caught it. Much appreciated, and will recommend you to everyone we know buying or selling a home!

Brad Malone 

I was left impressed by this inspector. He did an excellent and in depth detailed job today. I was running late and he was still extremely professional and friendly. ( I was nearly 30 minutes behind our agreed meeting time ) hey he stayed and inspected the garage that I had forgotten to unlock! I would highly recommend this gentleman for your home inspection needs!

Jacob Fry

My wife and I would highly recommend using this company. He went above and beyond what i expected. He saw it was going to rain the day of the inspection so he went a day early to make sure he was able to fully inspect the roof and exterior of the house. He fully explained all issues in as much detail as we needed before we left the house. The written report was extremely detailed with clear pictures. There was an issue in the crawlspace that he was more than happy to crawl back under the house to show me so i could take pictures. We were very happy with the results of how the inspection was done.

Kerrick Sprague

Joe was awesome. I have no construction or home related knowledge. He walked me through the entire process. Was incredibly patient and explained things in a way I could understand. Had some great advice for the future plans for the house outside of the details of the report. His report is incredibly thorough. I feel like I know everything currently a problem and future potential problems to save for. He even stuck around and let me measure some things while the house was accessible. I can’t say enough good. Really. You won’t regret hiring Earth 2 Home for any of your needs!

Amy Marsh 

Joe Spalding came out and inspected the house that I am interesting in buying in Forsyth.  He took about 4 hours to check out the entire house, test what needed to be tested, and his final report was very detailed on what issues he found.  He also took the time to explain each item which was very important to me as I am a first time home buyer.  He was very professional, very cordial, responded to any and all my questions, even the dumb ones.  He understood my needs as I actually flew in from another country for evaluating the house and his inspection was very key to my continuing with my offer on the house.  I highly recommend Joe for any house inspection and other services.  If needed in the future, he will be my first contact. 

Jason Hetherington

Best home inspection ever, very professional, very thorough and super report - couldn't ask for more. Up on the roof - check, up in the attic - check, all corners of the crawl space - check and clear photos to show all areas of concern. Condition of major systems... electric, plumbing, heating and cooling - check, check, check. Every home buyer deserves an inspection this thorough!

Connie Wood

Joe does a good job inspecting homes. He is thorough and is very good with explaining things to his customers. He makes them fully aware of exactly what they are buying but at the same time doesn’t scare people to death while explaining issues or general maintenance items that should be addressed. Most homes you buy now a Days will have some issues unless they’re brand new, and even then there’s sometimes still room for improvement. Thanks Joe! I appreciate your hard work and treating my buyers with honesty and integrity. Angie Castelli, Realtor with Brinkoetter and Associates.

Angela Castelli

I'm on active duty stationed at Ft. Bliss and me and my wife will be retiring soon and returning to my home town of Decatur, IL.  We have been trying to purchase a home to live in for our return. Anyone that has ever bought a home by internet pictures only knows that this can be a very stressful process. I contacted Earth 2 Home Inspections and spoke with Joe Spalding. I explained to him our situation with being in Texas and trying to purchase a home without being able to see anything but pictures.  He was very knowledgeable and professional and emphasized with our circumstances. He inspected the first house for us and sent a very detailed 50 page report including pictures and explanations of everything found, good and bad. Due to his thorough report he saved us from making a bad purchase. So we tried our luck at another property and had Joe inspect it for us. Again we received another very detailed report with pictures, followed up by a phone call explaining everything. Fortunately this property was a winner except for a few small issues that he advised us that could be safety hazards. The seller fixed the issues and Joe went back to the house to give us peace of mind with a re-check. He again sent us pictures to show us the repairs. How Awesome Is That!!!! I would Highly Recommend Earth 2 Home Inspection to anyone purchasing a home! He will give you peace of mind where you need it!
Thanks Again Joe!! Your Awesome!

Joe & Tina Stricklin

"Joe performed the home inspection while I was going through the home buying process.  He was recommended to me by a friend, who commented on the quality and detail of the inspection that Joe performs.  As a first-time home buyer, I can attest that Joe went above and beyond anything I had expected in a home inspector.  He walked me through the entire house, pointing out every detail that caught his eye, made sure I understood where everything was, and detailed the condition of everything.  His report was absolutely exceptional, as was his customer service.  Following the inspection, he followed up with me to see how everything was going and if the inspection was to my satisfaction.  I would HIGHLY recommend Joe to anyone buying a home - very high quality and detailed work."



I am very cautious about making recommendations but I can recommend Earth 2 Home Inspections and Joe Spalding without reservation.  I own a real estate company and have 60 agents.  The most challenging part of a real estate transaction can be the home inspection.  As agents we want both the buyer and the seller to be treated fairly and honestly.  Joe provides one of the most comprehensive home inspections I have seen.  He is very good at pointing out areas that will need attention as well as major items that could be an added expense to the home buyer.  He does this in a calm, matter of fact way that informs the home buyer.  His report is comprehensive and an excellent tool for the buyer to use in monitoring and maintaining their home.  I have had many clients use Joe's services and all have been very satisfied and confident in his report.

Carla Brinkoetter, Managing Broker/Owner
Brinkoetter & Associates, Realtors

Joe did a great job inspecting our new house. He left no stone unturned and spent as much time as needed explaining every detail of the report. He really helped me get to know my house. I wouldn't hesitate to use him again. Thanks Joe.   Blake

I had a pre-sale inspection done by Earth 2 Home Inspections before I was going to put my home up for sale. They had found some issues I wasn't even aware of with my electrical that was a safety issue. I was glad they had found it before it became a fire hazard and made it worse. I would recommend them to anyone who would like to know of issues before they sell there home.  Thanks Rob

If you are in need a home inspection, then Earth 2 Home is the place to call. Joe is the inspector and he is honest, hardworking, knowledgeable, and he stands behind his work. You can have confidence that he will do the job right!    Bev G Broker Brinkoetter

Great experience! I would refer Joe to anyone needing a home inspection.
He even went as far to check-in with us later on to ensure we understood our report.
He was patient and thorough, and it's hard to find that anywhere these days.   Aly H.

Joe with Earth 2 Home Inspections is as professional as they come. My wife and I just used Earth 2 Home Inspections in our recent home purchase. Joe was there for us. He wanted us there when he did the inspection, so we could see all the things he wanted to point out. He has extensive background in construction and is very knowledgeable. We would recommend Earth 2 Home Inspections to any upcoming buyer and all Realty Agencies.
Thank You.       Brandon

Joe at Earth To Homes is the real deal.  He is hungry to help those and willing to go to great lengths to ensure a thorough inspection in a timely manner.  His background in construction is definitely an added benefit.  He will gladly help and answer any questions you may have.  To any Realtors or Home buyers out there, look no further than Earth to Home Inspection.   Thanks Again Nick