Here's some of the great things people have been saying
Dean was very knowledgeable and professional and was very forthcoming with any questions I had, would definitely recommend him!
Jeff was very professional and efficient. He was very thorough and answered my questions and addressed my concerns. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone needing a home inspection.
Jeff arrived before scheduled time and was very thorough in his inspection, pointed out areas needed work/ revised. I would recommend to others in the future. Thank you Shoveltown!
Not only were we more than satisfied with professionalism and attention to detail shown by Dean Murphy and Jeff Audrey during the inspection of the property, but appreciated their helpful explanations readily provided upon request after we received the inspection report. We are happy to recommend their services to discerning home buyers!
Wonderful! Dean was super thorough and helpful. Highly recommended!
Excellent and very thorough inspection would highly recommended company and inspector Jeff!!!
Fantastic guys. Very thorough, knowledgeable, and friendly. You’d be crazy to use anyone else for a home inspection.
I was extremely pleased with the home inspection and the home inspection report that were done by Jeff. The report was extremely thorough and easy to read and was turned around very quickly. I like the method Jeff used when conducting the inspection. He did not point out every outlet, every electrical switch, every light socket. After he was done with the inspection, he drew my attention only to the issues which needed to be addressed. He was polite, friendly, and very professional. I would use Jeff and Shoveltown again.
Excellent inspection. Very detailed and informative!
Jeff was excellent. Extremely thorough and informative. He was very easy to chat with through the whole process and was more than happy to answer any questions and give additional details. Highly recommended for anyone needing an inspection done!!
Dean was methodical and detailed on his work, answering all our questions, and noting many things that we had missed. It's been great
The detail in this report was unlike I have ever seen before. Photographer grade photos with explanations/ advice to every little finding in the house. I would recommend over and over again. The process was also extremely enjoyable with the quick turnaround and response time very professional and HONEST
Very professional and thorough inspection!
As a first time home buyer, Dean walked me through everything step by step and made me feel comfortable throughout the whole inspection process! If you are looking for someone who is extremely thorough and takes great pride in their work, then Dean is your guy!
I would use Shoveltown Home Inspections again and recommend them to anyone in the area. They were professional, easy to work with, and provided a clear and detailed inspection report.
Was thorough and very informative.
Dean and his associate did a thorough inspection and explained everything in an easy to understand manner. We highly recommend them for your home inspection needs!
It’s was very professional by checking every aspects, and explain all details I will call you surely for my next house highly recommended!
Dean and Foster were a dynamic team. They were thorough, knowledgeable, and went above and beyond. Their report was detailed and easy to follow. They are the best home inspectors I have ever worked with!!!
Dean and his assistant were awesome and very thorough in the inspection of my new home. I would highly recommend them for any future home purchases. 👍👍👍👍👍
Dean is knowledgable and thorough. He's truly awesome! Thanks!!!
Thank you, highly recommended
Jeff at Shoveltown was prompt and professional. He steered me in the right direction on a previous home that we did not buy, due to his inspection and sound advice. He couldn't have been more thorough in his inspection of our future home.
Dean is awesome to work with. He is very punctual, thorough, and fair. I've used Dean for two home purchases now and will continue to use him in the future.
Mike was great- he took time to explain everything and was very thorough. Would 100% recommend Mike & Shoveltown home inspections!
Dean was friendly and extremely thorough - he is an expert on home construction and systems. Very helpful for our purchase of our next home !
Dean and his work partner Jeff were excellent. Being a first time home buyer we felt reassured with this house after Dean thoroughly inspected it. He was very personable and we received the inspection report first thing the next day. He was also very easy to communicate with before and after the inspection. Overall very happy with Dean and Jeff and would highly recommend them.
Dean was great! Very thorough and gave us a detailed report. We would highly recommend.
Jeff was very honest and thorough with the home inspection. Highly recommend!
Dean was great. We feel very secure in our purchase now.
Dean and his assistant did an amazing job identifying cosmetic, structural and various other issues with my home inspection. He took the time to explain the issues, take pictures and do a detailed report explaining everything. Everything was very thorough, detailed and precise. I am going to definitely use him again. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Jeff did a great job, he was very professional and easy to talk to and understand . He had to get under the home in a small crawlspace that he literally was crawling on his stomach. He pointed out a lot of things I would have missed. I felt relieved after he was done. I thought the software package was great, easy to use and understand. I would recommend them to anyone needing an inspection.
Dean and team were punctual, professional and patient. They walked us through findings, made recommendations and helped us understand how to properly maintain our home. Would highly recommend Shoveltown.
Dean and Foster did a wonderful job. The online packet that they provided afterwards was extremely impressive. After this experience, I would not be able to use anyone else in this business.
Dean and Foster were incredibly knowledgeable and easy to work with. They answered all of our questions and put our minds at ease when deciding to go through with the purchase of our new home. Thank you both!
Jeff did an incredibly thorough inspection and made sure that I understood the issues that were identified with the house. He was extremely patient and followed up as promised to make sure I didn't have any lingering questions or concerns post inspection. I highly recommend his services!
Buying and selling a home is incredibly stressful . Having a home inspector you can have confidence in and then when you can partner that with a genuine and likeable personality that is even better . Dean and Shoveltown Home Inspections was referred to us by a friend . He was prompt to arrive for our appt . He came prepared and ready to work and was incredibly thorough . He was engaging to our entire family in attendance which was quite nice . Respectful and high energy . We are able to move into our new home with confidence and full knowledge of things that need addressed . He’s just great to work with . We can’t recommend him enough . Side note if he encountered something he wasn’t as familiar with ie something high tech he would disclose that and then search the right answers .No ego is a very good thing . He also brought along 2 additional inspectors bc it was a larger property and helped the process move along and they were equally easy to work with
Dean was excellent showed up early and walked us through the whole inspection. Very easy to work with and more importantly helped us make our final decision on the purchase after the inspection was completed! Definitely would give Dean 5 Stars
Jeff was awesome!! Very detailed and he gave us a lot of useful information outside of the inspection. He was amazing! Thanks again
EXCELLENT ATTENTION TO DETAIL, OPEN TO QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS, NOT IN A HURRY TO GET DONE: EXCELLENT, SIMPLY EXCELLENT
5 stars! Dean and Foster were professional, extremely helpful, and I give them the highest of recommendation!
Dean was great! It was clear Dean knew what he was talking about. Very thorough. Helpful after the inspection leading up to the p&s w/ all questions.
Jeff was an excellent inspector who took the time to explain to us everything he was looking at. He explained how to maintain the house and different updates we could do to keep the house in great shape.
very thorough, explanations completely understandable, very personable
Above and beyond. Exceptional attention to detail during the inspection, timely and clear communication before and after, and a user-friendly final report. Highly recommend.
Jeff was awesome! He was very friendly, definitely knew his stuff and was extremely thorough.
Dean was friendly, thorough, and professional. I recommend hiring him for your next home inspection.
I was extremely pleased with my home inspection. Jeff was very thorough, listened to all my concerns and was very professional. I would recommend him to anyone that would need his services.
Dean has helped us with three home inspections now. He has earned 5 stars every time. He is knowledgeable, informative, and friendly. He makes a stressful event more pleasant with his calm and reassuring demeanor. And he includes the owners in every part of the process, allowing you to come along with him to any part of the house. He explains things using understandable language. We can't say enough nice things about him, and would highly recommend him!!
Mike was great! Explained everything in detail to me and educated me on my new home. He inspected the house with a safety lens and was clear about insight on specific issues. I appreciated his communications and willingness to answer all of my questions.
Dean is very thorough and explains the result of any defect or deficiency
Jeff is very efficient and personable. He was able to do a house inspection for us at very short notice. Clearly explained and showed us any issues he found. The inspection report was written and sent to all parties within a few hours. Shoveltown was recommended to me by a very good friend, and I would totally recommend to my friends and family.
Dean did a great job during our home inspection. He was incredibly thorough as he pointed out some the things we should be concerned about as a homeowner. He took the time to answer any questions we had and how to address them. When we had follow up questions Dean was more than happy to help. You can rest assured that he stands by his work. Dean was incredibly nice guy and we would definitely use his services again. We would be happy to refer our family and friends to him.
Dean was very good . give good detail on everything .
Jeff was very knowledgeable, kind and didn’t laugh too hard at my stupid questions. Thanks, Jeff!
Was a pleasure meeting Jeff. He was very professional and an expert on what he does.
Very helpful - checked everything
Jeff was extremely thorough and very pleasant to deal with. He was on time and professional. He took his time to go over any findings he thought of concern. Highly Recommend! Thanks Jeff!
Wonderful experience. Appreciated how in depth Dean was, explaining to us everything he was looking for in the inspection. Answered any questions we had walking throughout. Would not hesitate to recommend Dean to anyone buying a home. Thank you Dean !
Dean was excellent to work with. He explained everything to us in language that we could understood and was very thorough!
Wow incredible guy I recommend Shelton to everyone who ready to buy a house cause he saves me a lot cause when he did inspection he checked all the details he had patience to the inspection after the inspection he never leaves you alone always checked on you to see if you have any questions choose him you will see what am talking about
Jeff was thorough in his inspection - taking the time to explain important points or how something works to a novice home owner like myself. We are more then happy with the details in the report on overall smooth transaction. Online report - which you can also download as a PDF - is modern and easy to navigate through.
Dean has done an excellent job inspecting our house. He checked everything from outside in and explained details what we need to repair or maintenance. He is also a very friendly and funny inspector. You can always reach Dean for help even after the inspection, like what should you buy and how to repair the house. Thank you for checking our house and help us have a better view about it.
Dean was thorough and very knowledgeable in his craft. Don’t be afraid to ask him questions bc he will respond and go out of his way to educate you so that you truly understand the systems in your home.
Recently my husband and I bought our first home together in Pembroke. While this was my second home purchase, it was our first together. Needless to say, I wish I would have gotten Shoveltown Home Inspections to do my first home. Dean was extremely knowledgable and took the time to clarify and answer any questions or concerns. You could tell he had the best interest of the buyer in mind. What was supposed to be a two-hour inspection became a three-hour inspection because Dean was so thorough. In fact, he found some items other home inspectors had missed when the home was sold a year previously. If you are looking for a home inspector who really knows what he is doing, and doesn't mind spending the extra time to walk you through the inspection - Dean and Shoveltown Home Inspections is the company to use. Thank you Dean!
Great home inspection -- extremely thorough and thoughtful!
So professional and answered all my questions. Highly recommend this company.
We can't say enough good things about Mike! As a first time home buyer he was thorough, patient and answered any questions we had. He also was incredibly educational about things we wouldn't have thought of. He walked us around the outside and inside of the house with great detail. The inspection report that came back was detailed and with pictures of everything he was inspecting. I would highly recommend Mike and Shoveltown Home Inspections for any home buyer (first time buyers especially!).
Great service, awesome advice, insight and tips. Much appreciated support and I would use them again the future!
A very thorough inspection and useful, thoughtfully laid-out report. It proved helpful in the negotiation process and also will be a useful guide going forward in prioritizing improvements in our new old house.
Thorough and excellent service. Fully comprehensive report. Highly recommend.
I highly recommend Jeff with Shoveltown Home Inspections! He is incredibly thorough, knowledgeable and experienced. He does a great job communicating throughout the inspection and the reports that they provide afterwards are fantastic! 5 stars!
Mike was very thorough and did great job!
Love working with you guys! You do a great job!
Jeff was extremely informative and knowledgeable. He spent a lot of time providing great advice on how to take good care of our new home and his report was consistent with his onsite feedback. I highly recommend him.
Jeff was great. He really knew his stuff!
Dean was very responsive with scheduling the inspection and very thorough throughout the inspection process. He was also readily available to answer questions after we reviewed the inspection report. I highly recommend Dean!
Very knowledgeable and professional, would highly recommend.
We worked with Jeff and had a great experience. He was professional, approachable, and thorough. I am a first-time homebuyer and Jeff definitely put me at ease, taking time to explain each step of the process, and really helped take care of any anxiety I felt! He gave great advice about ongoing maintenance to keep in mind and things to watch out for as our house and systems age. He wrote up a great, detailed report that gave us the confidence to move forward with the home buying process. I will absolutely recommend Jeff and Shoveltown Home Inspections to friends and family!
Dean did a meticulous job with our home inspection. His attention to detail and thoroughness were much appreciated as we consider making the BIGGEST investment of our lives. My husband and I asked a lot of questions during the home inspection and Dean was not only patient, but also kind and a good teacher. We were also impressed with his follow-up after the home inspection. Once we had a chance to absorb all the information in his report, we came up with more questions for Dean and he responded immediately with a return call to address those concerns. Thank you Dean!
True professional. Did an amazing job explaining any and all question that we had.
Dean did a very thorough job during my inspection. He is very helpful and full of knowledge for new home buyers. I definitely would recommend him to anyone who needs an excellent inspection!
Dean did an excellent job for us. He was fair and very thorough. His explanations were detailed yet in laymen's terms.
What a great experience! Dean and Jeff were thorough and professional. They led us through the house, exploring as we went. Their commentary helped us understand the house, how best to maintain it, and what to watch out for. Fantastic value.
Shoveltown/Dean was timely, efficient and thorough. During the inspection he pointed out things that needed attention from us as buyers and that were important for us to know as owners. His written report was equally thorough and clear and allowed for rapid resolution with the Seller. Would not hesitate to use Shoveltown again.
Dean and Jeff were thorough and thoughtful. The only other thing I could ask for is help with estimates for the repairs flagged, which is not included in their service; however, Dean did point me to some good resources for that. Overall fantastic job, and much appreciated!
Dean and his team were awesome! Arrived early, did a very thorough inspection, sent us a very detailed report, and answered any follow up questions we had.
Dean and team were great. Highly recommend using them for your home inspection. They were communicative, knowledgeable, punctual and affordable.
Best money you will have spent.
Prompt service. Explained everything thoroughly and answered all our questions. 10/10 will use again
First class experience with Dean. Whether it was the in person inspection or the comprehensive written/digital review, we were thoroughly happy to have worked with him. Highly recommend.
We went into the home inspection process concerned that our lack of knowledge would leave us feeling uncertain about the state of our first home; but Dean was incredibly thorough and explained every step of the process to us in terms even we could understand. We have referenced Dean's report regularly after the inspection. Every item is detailed, categorized and supported with a photo; we feel supremely comfortable distinguishing necessary repairs, recommended repairs and maintenance items. If you're in the market for a home inspector, we cannot recommend Dean & Shovel Town highly enough.
Dean is awesome! Incredibly knowledgeable and trustworthy. Very thorough and willing to do what it took to get the information we needed to understand the property the best we could. If there wasn't something he was sure about, he never BS'd. He'd just say he'd look more into it and provided an honest and informed assessment. I would go back to him in a second! He's the best!
Thank you so much for your detailed inspection. The Shovel Town home inspection was completed with the utmost professionalism and customer courtesy. I would recommend your business services most highly.
Mike was great, very informative. He bought my attention to things i didnt even realize i needed. Thanks so much!
WE DIG DEEPER, SO YOU SLEEP BETTER
Buying a home is the single largest purchase most people make in their lifetimes. It is important to have a thorough inspection performed by a competent, Licensed Home Inspector. Shoveltown Home Inspections is a multi inspector firm serving Eastern Massachusetts. Our inspectors have a combined 50 plus years of residential and commercial construction and real estate background. Our backgrounds include: Builders, Contractors, Remodelers, Construction Supervisor, Real Estate Salesperson, Firefighting and Carpentry Teacher. Our employment history is focused around building construction. With this background, we perform all of our inspections as if we were buying the property. Buyers are often star struck by the beautiful kitchen or living areas of the home and put little thought into the condition of the structure and systems of the home. It is our job to dig deep into the bones and systems of the house and report on their conditions. These often unseen areas are where many hidden deficiencies lurk, and it is our duty to inform our clients of these deficiencies. Whether a house is new construction or several hundred years old, most home have some issues that need to be addressed. During our inspections we verbally report our finding to our clients and document them with pictures. The following day they will receive a professional report with all our findings, including pictures and recommendations to correct any deficiencies. At this point the clients typically discuss the report and deficiencies with their real estate professional to determine the best path to address these issues. Buyers have several options: Take the house as it is, Ask sellers to make some repairs, Ask for a reduction in price or sellers concession or sometimes Walk Away. Our job is not to tell you to buy or walk. Our job is to open your eyes and show you the present condition of the property, so you can make an informed purchase decision. We are also here to answer any follow up questions. And it doesn't end there. We are always just a phone call, email or text away from any future questions you have pertaining to your house.
We look forward to the opportunity to inspect your next property.
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