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Jacksonville Home Inspector with real building experience & infrared technology. Fully certified, licensed and insured. Serving all of Northeast FL.

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Welcome

Internachi-CPI

As a State of Florida Licensed Home Inspector, Certified Master Inspector and a certified member of both the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR), our goal is to help you make an educated decision on what may be your largest investment. We perform inspections on existing homes, new construction, condominiums, manufactured, modular, mobile and townhouses. A bonus is that we also have real building experience-- and because of that added experience in building houses from the ground up, we know EXACTLY what to look for. We'll have your interests in the forefront as we provide a detailed home inspection, giving you the facts on the condition of the home you're buying.

Infrared Technology

Infrared Technology

Proudly Serving

Proudly serving: Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Nocatee, Fernandina, Fernandina Beach, Yulee, Amelia Island, Callahan, Macclenny, Baldwin, Middleburg, Orange Park, Mandarin, Fruit Cove, Green Cove Springs, Ponte Vedra, Palm Valley, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Seminole Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Mayport, Arlington, Fleming Island, Whitehouse, Penny Farms, Bayard, Vilano Beach, Crescent Beach, Glenn St. Mary, Hilliard, Palm Coast, Daytona and more.

 

Infrared Technology


An infrared thermal imaging inspection could identify and document

• Items we wouldn't see without it
• Fire Hazards - Electrical faults
• Fire Hazards - Overheated equipment
• Fire Hazards - Overloaded circuits
• Water Damage - Plumbing leaks
• Water Damage - Hidden roof leaks, before they cause serious damage
• Water Damage - Water and moisture intrusion that could lead to mold
• Water Damage - Missing, damaged, and/or wet insulation
• Energy loss and inefficiency
• Heat loss and air infiltration in walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors
• Air conditioner compressor leaks
• Dangerous fluid leaks
• Clogged water pipe


 

Home Buyer Inspections

Our Detailed Inspections include:

• any special concerns you may have
• moisture at walls, ceilings and flooring
• water damage
• pool/spa
• roof, vents, flashings and trim
• gutters and downspouts
• skylight, chimney, and other roof penetrations
• eaves, soffits and fascia
• basement, foundation and crawlspace
• water penetration
• heating system
• cooling system
• water heating system
• interior plumbing fixtures and faucets
• electrical service line and meter box
• main disconnect and service amperage
• electrical panel(s), breakers and fuses
• grounding and bonding
• GFCIs and AFCIs
• fireplace damper door and hearth
• insulation and ventilation
• garage doors, safety sensors and openers
• and much more...

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Other Services Available Include:

• New Construction Progress Monitoring
• 1 Year Warranty Inspections
• Pre- or Post-Rennovation Inspections
• Yearly Home Maintenance Inspections
• Move-in Ready Certification

More Information

Standards of Practice (PDF)
Why use AFCI (PDF)
Why use GFCI (PDF)
Learn about Smoke Alarms (PDF)
Learn about Fire Extinguishers (PDF)
Tree Trimming Safety (PDF)
Why use Refrigeration Caps (PDF)
Why use Pool GFI (PDF)
Choosing the Right Home Inspector (PDF)
What Really Matters in an Inspection (PDF)
10 Easy Ways to Save Energy in Your Home (PDF)

 

Seller Inspections

Advantages of selling a home that has been Move-In Certified include:

• A Move-In Certified seller inspection is the ultimate gesture in forthrightness on the part of the seller.
• 1st Class Home Inspections Plus can inspect the home properly before the buyer's inspector arrives.
• The seller can schedule the inspection at his or her own convenience.
• The seller can assist the inspector during the inspection -- something not normally done during a buyer's inspection.
• The inspection may alert the seller to any immediate concerns.
• Move-In Certified yard signs attract potential buyers.

• A seller inspection reveals problems ahead of time, which:
      - gives the seller time to shop for competitively-priced contractors to make repairs;
      - permits the seller to attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the inspection report;
      - makes the home show better after problems are addressed; and
      - removes over-inflated buyer-procured repair estimates from the negotiation table.
      - A seller inspection lightens negotiations and 11th-hour re-negotiations.

There are other distinct advantages of having a Move-In Certified inspection report, including:

• The seller is given an opportunity to discuss any concerns in the inspection report before it is distributed to real estate agents and prospective buyers.
• The report provides an unbiased, third-party, professional opinion to potential buyers.
• The report may encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency, no unexpected problems at the last minute.
• The report can help the seller substantiate a higher asking price if problems don't exist or have been corrected.
• The report may relieve a prospective buyer's unfounded suspicions, before he walks away.
• The report provides full-disclosure.

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Client Reviews

Hear what others are saying!

Rating ★★★★★ 5.0

Review by a Homeowner in in Elkton, FL

I'll start by saying that I have a good amount of experience with home repair/construction and have also built my prior home as an owner/builder. The home we are currently buying is older than what I was used to so I decided to get two independent inspections to make sure no deficient items were missed. Jason was the second of the two inspectors, so I had a good comparison of the work done by both. The other inspector was adequate but Jason went above and beyond with the thoroughness of his inspection. Jason showed up to the property early and was already reviewing the outside of the home on my arrival. I really appreciated how he clearly identified items that should be addressed by tagging them with red stickers as reminders. The first inspector poked his head in the attic and just took a brief look around. In the Florida heat, Jason crawled the entire attic and found a few minor issues in the process. His attention to detail was second to none and his report also well documented everything. It has made for the perfect punch list of items that I need to work through upon move in to the home. Lastly, was his knowledge on a few safety items that I was not up to speed with. The first inspector wouldn't even look at the pool equipment. Jason looked through it all and noted that the pool light was not GFI protected. After some research, I learned this is a potential serious hazard that would have otherwise gone unnoticed. I would recommend Jason to anyone without any reservations. He was professional, courteous, knowledgeable, and thorough in his work .

Rating ★★★★★ 5.0

A Realtor:

I used him to inspect a home for a buyer and I cannot say enough great things about him. I will be recommending him to all of my buyers .

Rating ★★★★★ 5.0

Reviewer Connie J. Location Jacksonville, FL

Great service. Jason was very professional and on time. Reasonable and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend his company. Very satisfied customer. 5 stars for sure .

Rating ★★★★★ 5.0

Comments: Jason did a fantastic job. Highly recommend. Review by Donna F. in Jacksonville, FL

Rating ★★★★★ 5.0

Reviewer Dexter D. Location Jacksonville, FL Review

Fast response, detailed report, good price .

Rating ★★★★★ 5.0

Reviewer Suzanne H. Location Saint Augustine, FL

Review Overall was impressed with his promptness and thoroughness. Would hire him again and recommend to friends. Thanks Jason .

Rating ★★★★★ 5.0

Thank You! One of the best and thorough inspections I have seen. Karl M .

Rating ★★★★★ 5.0

Thank you so much for your thorough inspection today. We will happily recommend your services in the future. Best regards, Cheyenne

Rating ★★★★★ 5.0

Reviewer Darwin D. Location Jacksonville, FL

1st Class home inspections was very professional & knowledgeable about home inspections. The guy who came out to inspect my home was a prior Contractor who was very knowledgeable about how homes are built and construction terminology .

Rating ★★★★★ 5.0

Thank you for such a quick turn-a-round and for walking me through the house and explaining the issues to me. You were so very helpful and the report is great. Yvonne

Rating ★★★★★ 5.0

Thank you, Jason. Job well done. We are getting the improvements done on Monday. I really appreciate your professionalism, advice, and concern. Sharon B

Rating ★★★★★ 5.0

I wanted to take a moment to send my remarks about my experience with Jason Brown. I had an inspector cancel on me 45 minutes before my inspection, prior to reaching out to Jason. I was very upset when he received my call. He was so kind and professional. He assured me that he would be on time, and I was able to get an inspection with him the next day. Just the phone call and Jason's explanation of what he could inspect in my condo assuaged the bad experience with the other inspector. We were supposed to meet at 10am; I arrived at the property early, around 9:40am and Jason was already there. Jason had a very clean and neat appearance, and was very polite. My agent would echo my remarks. She, too, plans to use Jason in the future. Jason seemed to know a lot about his craft and didn't mind the myriad of questions I had for him. He did explain, however, his limitations in terms of hidden or obstructed areas. He was honest in that his inspection couldn't reveal every possible defect. I feel in terms of Jason's wonderful experience in his field and immediate attention, his fee was on target. I would, without hesitation, recommend Jason to friends and highly encouraged my agent to use him for her future inspection needs. Jason or anyone may feel free to discuss their findings and hopefully my solid review of Jason's great work. Sincerely, Jerry L

Rating ★★★★★ 5.0

Review by Stefan L. in Jacksonville, FL

Jason was super thorough and stayed until he made sure all of my questions were answered! I would definitely recommend him.

Rating ★★★★★ 5.0

Review by Jeff H. in St. Augustine, FL

Comments: Excellent Service, Professional, Very Thorough..

Rating ★★★★★ 5.0

Vinny B. in Kingsland, FL

Fast and dependable. Very happy with Jason Brown work.

Rating ★★★★★ 5.0

Review by a Homeowner in Jacksonville, FL

Comments: The inspector was clean, neat, professional and efficient. And arrived at the appointed time. I felt I got my monies worth. I would highly recommend him.

Rating ★★★★★ 5.0

Review by a Homeowner in Orange Park, FL

Comments: He was very helpful and easy to speak with.

Rating ★★★★ 4.5

Review by Patricia C. in Saint Augustine, FL

I was provided a thorough report and would recommend their service

Rating ★★★★ 4.5

Review by a Homeowner in Saint Johns, FL

Rating ★★★★ 4.5

Review by a Homeowner in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Prompt and professional

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Pricing

Detailed Home Inspection

Your home investment is too important to use the wrong inspector. Our experience building homes from the ground up and our advanced technology benefit you, so upgrade your home inspector to 1st Class Home Inspections Plus. Anyone else is just looking around.

New Home Construction

Detailed Home Inspection

Based primarily on square footage of home:
 • Below 2,500 sq ft starting at $298
 • 2,501 to 3,000 sq ft starting at $398
 • 3.001 to 4,000 sq ft starting at $498
 • 4,001 to 5,000 sq ft starting at $598
 • Above 5,000 sq ft Please call for pricing
 • Homes 25 years+ add $25
 • Homes with crawlspace add $25

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Additional ways to save money!

Ask your insurance provider if you need one of the following insurance inspections. If you schedule it at the same time as your home inspection, the price of the inspection is greatly reduced in addition to the potential ongoing savings from your insurance carrier for having these inspections done.

Do you need a Wind Mitigation Homeowner Insurance Inspection?

As a homeowner with windstorm insurance, state law entitles you to certain qualifying premium reductions, but you cannot get them without a Wind Mitigation Inspection! This is different than a home inspection, it is an entirely different set of forms and measurements. If you haven not had a wind mitigation insurance inspection at your current home, you could be PAYING TOO MUCH FOR YOUR INSURANCE! For this inspection I will need access to the attic and the exterior of the property. A Wind Mitigation Inspection is not a guarantee that the insurance carrier will qualify you, that the home is insurable, that the carrier will require no other certifications or inspections, or that you will not be required to have work performed after the home inspection. 1st Class Home Inspections Plus does not work for or have any control over any insurance company.

 • Pricing: starting at $85  • During/with a home inspection $55

Do you need a Four Point Homeowner Insurance Inspection?

A Four Point Inspection is very specific information the insurance company wants to know about the four systems of the home (Roof, HVAC, Plumbing, and Electric). Generally this is required on homes that are 15-20+ years old. Four Point Inspections require full access to the home. A Four Point Inspection is not a detailed home inspection, which is much more comprehensive in nature. The Four Point Inspection only satisfies insurance carrier requirements of particular home systems and lacks the necessary information for you to make an informed decision in buying a home or its condition for selling. It also is not a guarantee that the insurance carrier will qualify you, that the home is insurable, that the carrier will require no other certifications or inspections, or that you will not be required to have work performed after the home inspection. 1st Class Home Inspections Plus does not work for or have any control over any insurance company.

 • Pricing: starting at $85  • During/with a home inspection $55

New Home Construction

New Home Construction Inspections

It's always good to have someone with experience and YOUR best interest in mind. Call for pricing.
 • Pre-construction consultation
 • Framing
 • Pre-closing inspection

Additional Valuable Services

 • 1st Year New Home Warranty Inspections
 • Yearly Home Maintenance Inspections
 • Pool/Spa Inspection By Itself
 • Pre- or Post- Renovation Infrared Inspections
 • Move-in Ready Certification (see above, detailed home inspections)

Methods of Payment

 • We gladly accept cash and personal checks as our preferred methods of payment.
 • We also accept major credit cards which can be swiped at the inspection or accepted online through a secure PayPal Invoice Checkout.

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About Us


Hi, my name is Jason Brown.

I am licensed and certified through the State of Florida (HI7729), a Certified Master Inspector, and a member of International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR). Prior to this I was employed as a residential construction Superintendent/Project Manager and also employeed by the State of Florida as an Investigator of Unlicensed Construction with the Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR). I am a top rated home inspector on HomeAdvisor and was awarded the 2015 "Best of HomeAdvisor" award. On a personal note, I was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL and currently live in St. Augustine with my wonderful wife and three amazing kids. I love my job, and my experience with every stage of the home building process has given me the set of tools to help you make an informed decision on your home purchase. Please know that I will have YOUR interests in mind if I am given the honor to work for you.

 

Contact

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Hours
8am-9pm EST
Phone
904-229-7780
Address
52 Tuscan Way
Ste 202-165
St. Augustine, FL 32092