1. We were referred to David through the Redfin web site. After a couple of quick phone calls to discuss his rate (which was quite reasonable) and to schedule an appointment, David and his son were able to accept the job of inspecting our prospective home. I found both David and his son to be very knowledgeable and quite thorough as they inspected things in the home that I never would have thought to check. They provided me with thoughtful explanations during the inspection, but also emailed me a detailed report the next day (in addition to the hand-written report they left with me on the day of) that included everything big and small. They moved quickly and efficiently through the house and aside from a couple minor things I noticed after we moved in, I feel they did an excellent job pointing out everything I needed to know. They even gave me some advice about maintenance that I felt was above and beyond what I would have expected. For anyone looking for an inspector, David and his son will do a fine job and I'd recommend working with them. 

 

2. David and his son did a thorough job!  They not only pointed out issues that needed remedy but also the good aspects of the home.  Very reasonably priced!  

Wilmette, IL

 

3. He is the best!  Hyde Park, IL

 

4. Very detail-oriented.  Very good home inspector. They do a very good job.  

Chicago, IL

 

5. Detailed home inspection.  PDF's and a more in-depth binder reviewing every facet of the new place.  Most important he was able to check the HVAC and Water Heater thoroughly.  

Ravenswood-Chicago, IL

 

6. Very personable, knowledgeable, and helpful!  

Irving Park, Illinois

 

7. The son did our inspection and was very helpful.  He even went the extra mile and gave us some home maintenance tips!  

West Town-Chicago, IL

 

8. Used Dave's services for a 2nd time after my initial condo purchase fell through -again he and his son were thorough and took time to explain any issues.  I'd definitely recommend them to anyone that needs inspection work done.  

West Town-Chicago, IL

 

9. Really liked the job David and his son did on my home inspection.  Very thorough and did a nice job of explaining what work needed to be done.  

Logan Square - Chicago, IL

 

10. I've met David and his son Dave during the inspections of the properties I was buying. After the first project fell through due to adverse condominium information, Dave gave me a good discount as a repeat customer to the home that I have successfully purchased. Their inspection report turn-around time is very quick and they also give their customers good tips on home maintenance. I would highly recommend David Ousley for your home inspection needs.  

Uptown-Chicago, IL

 

11. David and his partner (his son) are a solid team. Prompt, thorough, informative.  Gave us a good sense of the pros and cons of the purchase. Appreciated the "2 for 1" aspect of having both of them loop over the place.  Uptown-Chicago, IL

 

12. I was unable to attend the inspection, but with such a detailed report I felt like I was there! He sent the report promptly and answered all questions that we had. 

Lincoln Square-Chicago, IL

13. David and his associate were very thorough in their inspection, explained everything in plain english and were easy to schedule, on-time and very professional. Uptown Chicago, IL.

14. Dave (and his son were) great - thorough, very professional and kind. Dave even helped me find a plumber after I closed! I'd highly recommend him for an inspection.  

Uptown-Chicago, IL

 

 

 

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1. David Sr. And David Jr. Did a superb job.   They walked me through every issue...... And when they did the written report my husband and I were really impressed with the high quality of their photographs that he sent to us and to the attorneys ..... Problems that I could not really see until he sent the photos !!!! These guys are great. True Professionals!!!!!!! Their price was fair.  I would NEVER just use a home inspector because of a lesser price. This is your Biggest Investment They came highly recommended by realtors..... They gave me a few,I liked them the best because they reported things to us that most will not......You will not be disappointed.

Diana

Oak Park Illinois

 

2. The inspection went very well. Dave was very patient in walking me through all of the inspection points. His inspection was very detailed. I was particularly impressed as Dave took the time to make sure I understood many of the nuances of our new condo (e.g. how to operate the gas furnace, recommendation on humidifier).

Jason

Chicago Illinois

Home Inspections.  Done Right.  Since 2002.

 

Dedication, Integrity and Experience.

 

2. I’ve worked with Building Specs, specifically Dave Ousley, for a number of years with countless clients… never had anything but a great experience! Scheduling is a breeze. Clients are treated professionally. Inspections are thorough and completed in a timely fashion. Full reports are always ready by next business day. Any follow-up questions or concerns are addressed quickly. Clients and their  attorney’s have always been satisfied!

 I consider Dave a member of my team… one of the professionals I always prefer and like working with because I know it will be a great experience.

 

Tod W. Turriff

Broker

Baird & Warner – Fox Valley

Realtors

1. After working with a number of different inspectors early in my career and finding out how important an inspector is to the transaction, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work with Dave Ousley of Building Specs Inc. I realize how important there role is and Dave is a cut above the rest. Always been readily available when needed and accommodated many of my buyers and sellers schedules. My clients have had nothing but good to say about Dave and the way he operates, clients have been very impressed with is knowledge and cutting edge technology, which also helps me as an agent. From knowledge on codes, construction, mechanical, and water damage to using the most up to date technology and presenting everything in an easy to understand manner, nobody comes close to Dave Ousley.I highly recommend Dave Ousely of Building Spec Inc.

 

Kathryn Mastandrea 
Coldwell Banker 

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