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Testimonials

  • "If you're thinking of buying a house or any other real estate, call Mark Eberwine. Mark will find problems, major and minor, that other home inspectors will miss."

    Sylvia Romo client
  • "We thank you for your service and for being very informative and precisive on our new home inspection. Your report made us feel more secure about the decision we made on buying our new home. Our new home is what we expected and with more positives."

    Alex & Janie Sanchez client
  • "Mark did a great inspection on my home before the insulation was installed. One thing that I didn't notice, even after walking through the house multiple times, was that a box window was side ways. Mark caught it and it was fixed. Thanks Mark."

    Jose Saballos client
  • "Mark Eberwine at Five Star Inspections is fantastic. I use him for all my clients (I am a realtor) and just used him on the purchase of a new home for me! Because he is extremely detailed, Mark does an amazing job. He explains everything to the buyer so they understand all about their new home. I recommend Mark Eberwine. He does a great job!"

    Caroline Decherdclient
  • "Mark Eberwine was recommended to us from a HUD inspector who has been in the business for over 20 years as one of the best. After setting up the initial appointment, which was a breeze, he was on time and came ready to do his job. Mark had a very unique ability to interject some light humor into the process while maintaining his professionalism and dedication to the job. As a first time home buyer, this was critical as it helped put my wife and I at ease during a very stressful (but exciting) time in our life. Mark walked through the entire house pointing out not only things typically covered in inspection but giving me advise along the way. After the inspection, he stayed up late to put together his report and had it to us by the end of the same night as our inspection which was important as we were “on the clock” as far as getting our request for repairs in to the seller. Even after that, Mark placed a follow-up call to make sure everything was okay and always answered my calls afterwards as many questions came up to ensure that we were completely comfortable with the house and the decision that we were making. I would use Mark again in a heartbeat and would recommend him to anyone who is going through the process. He truly does have your best interest in mind and not that of the seller or a real estate agent."

    Scott Palmberg client
  • "We had the privilege of working with Mark as we built our new home. We had been advised from the beginning of the building process to seek a 3rd party inspector, and we are so thankful we heeded this advice! Mark was available at a minute's notice to help us at each stage of the building process. He saved us no telling how much money on problems that weren't seen to the average person who would examine a house. We thought our house looked amazing, but Mark was able to recognize serious structural issues that would have caused major problems in the future if they would have gone unaddressed. Most people might hesitate to spend extra money for a 3rd party inspection when building a home, but we saw it as an "insurance policy" for the future of our home. Mark has an amazing eye for detail and is the most knowledgeable person we have ever encountered as we built our home. I would strongly encourage every person who is building a new home to seek Mark's assistance-the quality of your home will improve and you will be satisfied with his excellent skills!"

    Todd & Amy Miller client
  • "Mark Eberwine was contracted to inspect our future home in Spring Branch and we were extremely satisfied with the results. Mark spent the first half hour just getting to know the house and feeling his way around before beginning his inspection. He paid careful attention to every detail and was extremely thorough throughout the inspection. I feel that Mark probably pointed out things to us as buyers that most inspectors would not have. I especially appreciate the time he took to personally explain to me what he was looking at and what it meant to me as a home buyer. This was a great learning experience for me as I walked away much more familiar with the house than I would have been otherwise. Thanks Mark…..we appreciate your services.”

    Brad howell client
  • "When Vicki and I decided to build a custom home, we researched many builders through the Internet, personal interviews, and through others who had built homes. When we selected our builder, we felt that our decision was educated and wise. As the process went on, we felt that if we had another set of eyes overseeing our build, we would feel more comfortable. We decided to contract you and soon discovered that it was the most intelligent decision we made related to our project. Mark, "you are worth your weight in gold". When you conducted the first inspection, we quickly took note of you extensive knowledge, your thoroughness, and your professional manner in dealing with us, and the build supervisor. You discovered and exposed problem areas in a way that was effective and non-offensive. When you pointed out these areas to the builder, you followed up with an explanation of how it didn't meet codes, or manufacturers' recommendations, or safety requirements, etc. The building supervisor had no choice but to agree with your findings. Vicki and I learned so much from you and we feel very, very, fortunate to have had you on our team during this process. All that is left to say is "Thank you so much". We wish you the very best in 2012."

    George & Victoria Nimmoorclient
  • "My experience with Mark was good. He was recommended by a property manager of a place I was renting. I gave him call and had no trouble making an appointment for that week. He showed up on time and walked me through the house and pointed out what he saw wrong with the house. He worked well with the general contractor of DR.Horton who built my house and provided a good report promptly after the inspection. The general contractor mentioned how thorough he was and called him “brutal”. I am very comfortable purchasing the house after Mark’s inspection."

    Jason Hemingway client
  • "On the strong recommendation of a close friend who used to be a home inspector I contacted Mark Eberwine for an inpection on a 10 year old home I planned to buy. Thankfully Mark was able to schedule the inspection on short notice. He also did such a thorough job... uncovering a couple of significant problems that I never would have noticed even though I evaluate homes regularly in my insurance business. He saved me from a significant hidden problem and cost that some inspectors might not have uncovered. Mark kept in touch with me and was available several times for additional questions as I considered whether to buy the house and what repairs might have to be made. He didn't discourage me from buying the house but sure helped me make an informed choice not to. If you want to be sure of what you are buying, contact Mark and Five Star Inspections. We have chosen to pursue building a new home now and will be sure to have Mark do phase inspections on the new home. I want a trained 3rd party eye watching out for the new home construction since builders do make mistakes and warranties are not a fool proof remedy. Better safe than sorry later. Call Mark Eberwine!"

    Larry Dalton client
  • "My experience with Five Star Home & Termite Inspections has been absolutely top grade. On several occasions Mark Eberwine did a phenomenal job of inspecting a home which I was considering purchasing. He saved me from buying a home which had numerous items that needed major repair and it would have been a mistake to buy the home. For that I am truly grateful. He explains in detail the items that need repair and will grade the severity of the problem. That is another factor that I truly appreciated when trying to make a decision on which house to buy. Top this with a great sense of humor and a good imitation of Roy Orbison singing and the entire experience is quite memorable! I would highly recommend Five Star Home & Termite Inspection."

    Ingrid Horne client
  • "I have consulted Mark of 5 Star Home Inspections twice now for the homes I have built. He is a thorough professional with many years of experience and integrity. Not only has he done a great job for myself, but also for many friends and coworkers. If you build without Mark, you're gambling with one of your biggest investments. I would never consider building without his personal inspection."

    Carl L.client
  • "We were extremely pleased with Mark’s inspection. I addition to finding all the “little stuff” he found thousands of dollars worth of major fixes. I would have hated to hire someone whose inspection told us no more than the state required “Seller’s Disclosure.” Mark’s inspection was worth every penny and saved us from getting in a bind on a house that needed a new roof, leveling, termite treatment and host of other odds and ends. We really appreciated how Mark walked us through the entire inspection process giving us a verbal/visual report so that we would understand the paper report (which he had in our inbox the same day)."

    Clay & Carlie Bond client
  • "I was happy my realtor referred me to Mark Eberwine to inspect the house we were planning to purchase. Mark encouraged me to be at the inspection so he could explain his findings. As he inspected the house, he would point out deficiencies and give his opinion on whether the problem was a quick and easy fix or a potentially expensive repair. Mark is an experienced professional who takes his time, does a thorough job, and produces quality results. As a result of Mark’s inspection and findings we decided not to purchase the house he inspected for us, however, you can bet we will use Mark again when we find our next home. Thanks Mark for a job well done!"

    Irene French client
  • "My experience with Five Star Home & Termite Inspections has been absolutely top grade. On several occasions Mark Eberwine did a phenomenal job of inspecting a home which I was considering purchasing. He saved me from buying a home which had numerous items that needed major repair and it would have been a mistake to buy the home. For that I am truly grateful. He explains in detail the items that need repair and will grade the severity of the problem. That is another factor that I truly appreciated when trying to make a decision on which house to buy. Top this with a great sense of humor and a good imitation of Roy Orbison singing and the entire experience is quite memorable! I would highly recommend Five Star Home & Termite Inspection."

    Ingrid Horne client
  • "Mark made what I was expecting to be a nerve wracking home inspection into a very informative and entertaining few hours. His attention to detail was pretty amazing and it gave me a sense of comfort in knowing that he was representing my best interest in the purchase of my new home. If my wife and I ever need a home inspection service again we will definitely look Mark up."

    Jeff and Barbara Chandlerclient
  • "We have had experience and worked with Mark and 5 Star Inspections as a seller, existing home buyer, and now as a new home buyer. While you would expect an existing home inspection to have been the most valuable that was not our experience. Early in our new homes construction process we started having questions. These questions turned to concerns causing a lot of frustration, especially when the responses didn’t always seem appropriate. They seemed more directed at addressing new buyer anxiety and not at resolving the issues causing the concerns. My wife had suggested we hire an inspector earlier, but I was admittedly hesitant. Our builder touted nine independent inspections during the building process in addition to their own. Finally several weeks into the process and after noting what I questioned as a structural issue, we contacted Mark to perform an independent inspection. Mark found the same structural issue I had identified; plus he found two additional structural and numerous minor issues. Many of the other issues I would not have found and some I would never have even thought about. Luckily we brought Mark into the process fairly early. On presenting the inspection report to the builder I found Mark was known and well respected. The builder did not argue about anything. They verified the issues he identified and immediately started work on repairing them. I believe the builder and contractors knowing we would be conducting phased inspections for the rest the construction process changed the quality of their initial work. We also noted more aggressive self-identification and fixing of things up front rather than waiting on subsequent identification\inspections. We are now looking forward to keeping our dream home instead of documenting things to facilitate breaking our contract had it been necessary. I believe our home is now likely one of the best built in our neighborhood. In conclusion, I would never consider building another home without coordinating inspections at each phase of construction; start to finish. The peace of mind that came after starting inspections using an experienced inspector has been invaluable. Mark is definitely a buyer’s advocate. Hire an excellent inspector!!!!! We have done so more than once."

    Stan & Lydia Ward client
  • "Mark is great, very thorough, which sellers' realtor will probably dislike, but that's ok, because he's been hired by the buyer to inform and therefore protect the buyer! We used Mark on three different houses and thank goodness we did, or we would have purchased a house made of sand! We love our house now and would use Mark as many times as it takes! He is highly ethical, knows all the codes and fully understands construction methods and techniques - knows good work when he sees it."

    Lorian and Mark Sessions client
  • "Mr. Eberwine inspected our newly constructed home. We are so glad that we hired Mr. Eberwine. He caught several small things that we didn't and probably wouldn't have noticed. Additionally he spotted some items that were not in compliance with code. Our builders had plenty of time to correct these things so that we were able to close on the home. Mr. Eberwine was extremely thorough and even brought several pairs of shoes so he didn't dirty up the carpet and flooring."

    Shawn Zielinske client
  • "As a real estate agent, I ALWAYS recommend a home inspection. I have referred Five Star Home Inspections, with confidence, numerous times in the past six years to my clients including my own parents and brother in the purchase of their homes. Everyone has always been very satisfied and even considered it to be a great learning experience. Mark is not only knowledgeable, but reliable, extremely thorough and definitely worth every penny."

    Lisa Jimenezclient