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Buying a home is a very stressful process and there are many home inspectors and services available to the public. I checked out a few that were recommended to us but no one came close to John Howard of Breakwater Inspections. John was amazing and extremely helpful and responded to emails promptly. He was very thorough and knowledgeable and made a lot of recommendations throughout the whole process. He did the inspection without any delays and produced a very balanced and informative report with photographs immediately. John is welcome to feel free to use our family as a reference anytime. Thank you John !
— Marie F. (5-star review on Yelp)

After hearing great comments about Breakwater Inspections from the local town office and several people we asked in the community, we hired John to handle the inspection of our historic home in Maine. We were concerned that with such an old building hidden damage could become a surprise down the road. John put all of our concerns to rest. He couldn’t have been more prepared and thorough. He explained all of his findings in a clear concise manor and it was refreshing to work with someone who was prompt and professional. Our experience was overwhelmingly positive working with John Howard.
— Mary Jo B. (5-star review on Yelp)

We hired Breakwater Inspections for an inspection of a house we are purchasing. We could not have been happier with the service. John is communicative, prompt, and responsive. He is very detailed, and the report was excellent. Based on his findings, we discovered several thousand dollars in needed repairs that we would not have known about until well after the closing. We highly recommend Breakwater Inspections.
— Weston S. (5-star review on Better Business Bureau and on Yelp)

Had a great experience with John! He reached out to us prior to the inspection with thoughtful questions to make the process more smooth and efficient. He was courteous and prompt in communication and knowledgeable, thorough and personable throughout the inspection. We felt he really went above and beyond in explaining everything and overall exceeded our expectations (which were based on an experience with another local home inspector several years ago). Highly recommended!
— Olga Zimmerman (5-star review on Better Business Bureau and on Yelp)

We highly recommend Breakwater Inspections. John Howard was thorough, friendly, and highly responsive. He was able to guide us through his analysis of every issue from a few that needed attention to those that were more cosmetic. It allowed us to relax and actually have confidence in the decisions. The report was timely and thorough.
— Dave N. (5-star review on Better Business Bureau)

I was renegotiating a long term lease on a 170 year old house and had an inspection to see if there were any potential issues or major repairs needed. John Howard did an amazing job, finding both big issues and small. His report provided recommendations for what was pressing, what could wait, and what to watch, as well explaining the dangers and preventative actions I could take. There were multiple pictures and concise summaries which made it incredibly easy to speak with the homeowner - who lives several hundred miles away - about what needed to be done. I felt very secure signing a new lease and besides a couple of big issues, I was able to make many small repairs that could have been problematic over time. Highly recommend, very professional, reasonable fees, and overall great job!
— Andrea I (5-star review on Better Business Bureau and on Yelp)

John from Breakwater is amazing. He is quick to respond, professional, thorough, knowledgeable and matter of fact in his explanation of home issues. He was very patient with us as we followed him around asking all kinds of questions in the large, complex and older house that we are considering buying. One day after the inspection, he delivered via email a comprehensive 77 page report on the house, complete with photos of every potential issue. He also quickly responded to questions we had after he sent us the report. We give him our highest recommendation with no reservations whatsoever to anyone looking to buy a house in Maine.
— Sporty Girl (5-star review on Google)

Buying a home is a very stressful process and there are many home inspectors and services available to the public. I checked out a few that were recommended to us but no one came close to John Howard of Breakwater Inspections. John was amazing and extremely helpful and responded to emails promptly. He was very thorough and knowledgeable and made a lot of recommendations throughout the whole process. He did the inspection without any delays and produced a very balanced and informative report with photographs immediately. John is welcome to feel free to use our family as a reference anytime. Thank you John !
— M Fuller (5-star review on Google)

John Howard did a great job of covering all important areas of the house. We were unable to attend but received a great report and suggestions that allowed us to address issues promptly and efficiently. He was available for numerous questions that needed answered as we were remote for the inspection. This included even minor needs or phone numbers and names. We had complete confidence in the evaluation. Of the three Inspections we have hired this was easily the most complete and useful. We highly recommend.
— Dave Nuschke (5-star review on Google)

We were very pleased with the inspection that John did for us. He was very communicative before the inspection and prompt with his follow-ups. He was on time for the inspection and answered all of our questions in a clear way, and made it easy to understand complicated issues. He offered lots of insights that were really helpful. The report was excellent and delivered to us the next day! He found issues with the house that we were able to negotiate that saved us thousands on the purchase price. We have bought many homes and this was by far the best home inspection we have ever had; and for a very reasonable fee! Highly recommended!!
— Donna Malik (5-star review on Google)

Had a great experience with John! He reached out to us prior to the inspection with thoughtful questions to make the process more smooth and efficient. He was courteous and prompt in communication and knowledgeable, thorough and personable throughout the inspection. We felt he really went above and beyond in explaining everything and overall exceeded our expectations (which were based on an experience with another local home inspector several years ago). Highly recommended!
— O Z (5-star review on Google)

We recently had our parents’ home inspected to make sure everything was in good condition and there were no problems we should be aware of. We called John, and he did a fantastic job with the inspection. He was very thorough and gave us some great advice. We received an 80+ page report on the house as well as a shorter summary of just the problems or potential problems. He also was able to handle a water quality inspection for us. We could not be more pleased with the job he did or his professionalism. We highly recommend him.
— Lady Mustang (5-star review on Google)

Really superb service. John did a radon test at our house and provided great communication, a test result we could trust, and guidance going forward. We hope to use him again anytime we need a similar service. Highly recommended!
— Aaron Sharff (5-star review on Google)

Breakwater Inspections is a real find in the mid-coast area. John was a consummate professional at every step in the inspection process. He was extremely responsive and organized. He was prepared and performed a thorough inspection, providing us with an easy to read, comprehensive report. If you are looking for an experienced professional, who provides a high level of service, John is it!
— C B. (5-star review on Yelp)

John from Breakwater is amazing. He is quick to respond, professional, thorough, knowledgeable and matter of fact in his explanation of home issues. He was very patient with us as we followed him around asking all kinds of questions in the large, complex and older house that we are considering buying. One day after the inspection, he delivered via email a comprehensive 77 page report on the house, complete with photos of every potential issue. He also quickly responded to questions we had after he sent us the report. We give him our highest recommendation with no reservations whatsoever to anyone looking to buy a house in Maine.
— A B. (5-star review on Yelp)

Since we live cross country from the house we are buying in Maine and only had a chance for a brief run-through during our visit in the Fall, it was especially important to have an experienced, professional inspector alert us to any possible problems we might encounter. We simply could not be more pleased with the thorough job done by John of Breakwater Inspections. Because of him, we are able to have a rather expensive problem taken care of before closing which will save us a bunch of money and headaches on down the line. I highly recommend both John and Breakwater.
— Sennett K. (5-star review on Yelp)

I feel that your inspection reports are thorough and look professional as well as the manner you conduct the inspection. I would not hesitate to refer to any one.
— J.M. (Realtor)

Had a great experience with John! He reached out to us prior to the inspection with thoughtful questions to make the process more smooth and efficient. He was courteous and prompt in communication and knowledgeable, thorough and personable throughout the inspection. We felt he really went above and beyond in explaining everything and overall exceeded our expectations (which were based on an experience with another local home inspector several years ago). Highly recommended!
— Olga Z. (Buyer's Inspection)

It was nice to meet and spend some time with you during the inspection yesterday. We were impressed with the thoroughness with which you investigated and discussed the conditions of the property. Thank you for allowing us to tag along and hope we did not create a distraction or impede your work. It was a learning experience for us as well and we left the appointment grateful and confident in your efforts, skills, and expertise on our behalf. Thank you, as well, for the reports and prompt delivery.
— Micheal H. (Buyer's Inspection)

Thanks for the quick report. Best service for a home inspection report that we have had and have had probably 8-9 reports over the years!
— John S. (Buyer's Inspection)

Thanks for always being on time and for being such a terrific communicator!
— C. L. (Realtor)

My wife and I were thoroughly impressed with the detailed report! I have had two previous home inspections on different properties and neither came close to the detail and professionalism that yours entailed. We will definitely recommend your company.
— Paul and Lindsay F. (Buyer's Inspection)

John, these inspection reports are, in the current parlance, “da bomb.” Worth every cent, and cheap at the price. Thank you for your preparation and your integrity.
— Chris D. (Buyer's Inspection)

John drove an hour to arrive to a house my wife and I were considering buying. An extremely thorough, balanced, and detailed report was delivered the very next day, along with a summary version of the report and reference materials. His smart use of a pretty basic digital camera resulted in clear documentation of his findings. John was very patient in answering my many questions, always courteous and professional.
— Ed M. (Buyer's Inspection)

Extremely thorough and took the time to explain all questions that were brought up. Very professional. Have already referred Breakwater Inspections to another family looking to purchase in the area.
— George H. (Buyer's Inspection)

You can trust John to do an excellent job for you. He is very knowledgeable and thorough in his inspections. He will also demonstrate patience in answering all your questions to ensure quality service.
— Mary E. (Buyer's Inspection)

Very professional, timely, thorough and great value. I could not have asked for anything more.
— Ann-Marie K. (Buyer's Inspection)

Our inspection was very thorough and we felt very well informed and confident we were making the right decision in our purchase. John was wonderful!
— John and Selena S. (Buyer's Inspection)

It was so helpful that you were able to do an inspections on a Saturday per the client request. The client’s time and travel were major factors. Also, the website was important to the client in making their decision.
— M. M. (Realtor)

I am VERY impressed with your knowledge and greatly appreciate the style with which you present your findings to the buyer, i.e. informative without being unnecessarily alarming. I will continue to highly recommend you!
— K. D. (Realtor)

The inspector was polite and personable, and so thorough that he even impressed the real estate agents! Thank you!
— Bernadette G.

I highly recommend John Howard for home inspections. Issues were pointed out and discussed openly. The detailed report contains very helpful tips.
— Linda C. (Buyer's Inspections)

It was a pleasure to work with you. I am so glad I was introduced to Breakwater Inspections!
— J. M. (Realtor)