After buying and selling ten homes in the last 22 years we have come to expect the cursory findings of inspectors (most appear to feel obligated to find something/anything in order to help the buyer feel they are getting something for their money). Our latest home purchase involved a log cabin, something we had no knowledge of and needed expertise beyond that of a typical inspector. Jack is not a typical inspector; he is personable, professional, thorough and extremely knowledgeable. Jack's credentials and the fact that he was not and quot;tiedand quot; to either real estate agent earned our initial interest in hiring him. However, when we arrived to conduct the inspection, both buyer and seller were present and we immediately saw Jack's personable attitude and professional candor. He called all of us by name, took the time to explain in advance what he was going to do and then he went out of his way to review both good and bad issues so we understood what his report would ultimately contain. Jack asked us if it was OK to discuss his findings in front of the seller and when he did he did so directly yet respectfully. We were fortunate to have a cooperative seller, and the discussions among the parties, with Jack's assistance, took repair negotiations out of the hands of the real estate agents and made for a smoother transaction. The items Jack uncovered were items that a homeowner should consider correcting or monitoring but they were not contrived or trivial. Jack’s general expertise provided a great deal of knowledge and confidence for us with the purchase of the log home. His report was straightforward and easy to understand, and is something we will reference as we maintain our new home. We had Jack test the home for radon, which was done with a continuous monitoring device, not canisters, to avoid any tampering during the testing. The results were available within hours of the test's completion and indicated radon activity hour by hour. In summary, Jack is an extremely competent, personable and accurate inspector. His assistance prior to the inspection and after the inspection has proven to be a pleasant and unexpected added value. We highly recommend Jack!