John Olson

A home inspector since 2002. John knows this business inside and out.  He gets a lot of feedback regarding his knowledge and passion from his clients.

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 by Theodore Kantayya
Inspector: John Olson

I wanted to ensure that the house i was buying was inspected thoroughly since I was not sure how well it had been maintained and built. It was reassuring to have John and Charlie do the inspection. I followed John around the house, asking him questions throughout the way. He didn't get annoyed with my pestering and made sure all my questions were answered, giving his honest take on the situation at-hand.

Both gentlemen were experts at their trade and had the experience and know-how to give the best advice. They use various tools, such as thermal imaging cameras, CO detectors, a drone to check the roof, chimney inspection cameras, and a furnace efficiency gauge.

I was also very impressed with John and Charlie's well-documented report, extremely user friendly and easy to navigate. It includes a tool to allow you to generate a repair request list for the seller along with comments for each problem.

Charlie is very prompt in answering questions through messaging or email, and has a polite, calm, professional demeanor. In fact, he answered my text even while he was on vacation during the Holidays. He will make sure you are very satisfied with the work they are doing and go the extra mile for you. For instance, I wanted another mold test done after the inspection at a different location in the house, and Charlie returned to the property and did that for me a day or two afterwards, in addition to checking a couple other questions I had with no hesitation.

Overall, I highly recommend this company. Charlie and his team do the home inspection business right.

 by Karina Gaio
Inspector: John Olson

Excellent service. John was very knowledgeable, thorough and professional. He took the time to revise the house top to bottom and explained all the issues he found so I would have a better understanding at the time of negotiating. I would highly recommend the Company and John. I will adopt them as my go-to property inspectors!

 by Toni B.
Inspector: John

We wanted a pre-sale inspection as we are planning on selling next year and want to know what we may need to take care of before then. We were so impressed with John! He was very thorough! Found things we would not have thought to take care of. Now we have the time and are sure the house will be more than ready for the sale. Loved the format of the report also. Took pictures and explained with great detail. We highly recommend Chicagoland Home Inspectors!

 by Natalia S.
Inspector: John

Seriously, go with this crew. We had John and he was the best!!! So happy I chose these inspectors. Everything was perfect, (besides the issues at the house) and our report was sent the next day, *super promptly and it was SO organized. It included pictures of every thing he inspected that had issues. John taught me so much during my home inspection and literally walked me through each step. I felt like he really cared for the home we were buying. We brought our kids with (three toddlers) and he even explained to my 6 year old what he was doing. Patience and educated on what he's doing. He knew so much little tricks to help you with other certain things in the house. He even knew the brand of my windows and showed me a neat trick on how to take them out . He listened to EACH and every concern. Seriously, hire this guy. He pointed out siding rot outside by the chimney in cold weather. He spent lots of time outdoors and indoors to give us a full inspection. This company is extremely professional and top notch at what they're doing. Bravo. Highly recommend John. PS: Charlie, the owner, is the fastest to reply on any questions or issues you have regarding inspection and radon testing. I found them on Facebook and he scheduled my appointment immediately and he worked with my family to accommodate a crazy schedule we had. He is awesome too. Check them out!

 by Nathan W.
Inspector: John

We had a great time inspecting our home-to-be with John Olson. He was very knowledgeable and a joy to work with. He took the time to thoroughly explain what he was seeing and even assisted in locating the supplier for some minor window repairs. He was thorough and more than happy to answer questions from first-time home buyers. Planning the inspection was a breeze and Charlie, the owner, returned my calls promptly and was upbeat, energetic, and happy to answer my questions regarding their services. The morning of the inspection I was notified that not all the utilities had been turned on as we had requested. Charlie and John were gracious enough to split the inspection over two days at no extra charge. We we're actually inspecting two homes, the main house and a coach house. And even though it turned out to be a bigger job than anticipated Charlie honored our original estimate with no prompting from me. I was prepared for an increase in price but he informed me there would be no change, he does not like to go back on his estimates. I couldn't argue with that. Overall a very good experience I'd be happy to work with them again in the future.

 by Maria R.
Inspector: John

John from CHI did an excellent and informative job! Would recommend CHI to my family and friends

 by Annette K.
Inspector: John & Dave

John and Dave were on time, courteous, and respectful of the property by removing their shoes while working on the inside of the house. They performed many inspections and took their time in explaining what they found to us (the client). They took each floor and went over everything in the time we spent together. We were pleased that they allowed us to follow them around and ask questions about what they had found. We were never rushed during the whole process. John and Dave made it a delightful experience during a stressful time. I would not hesitate to recommend Chicagoland Home Inspectors to future home buyers.

 by Chicago Girl W.
Inspector: John

Good reviews but most importantly lived up tp them. Professional, was able to do inspection on short notice. John, did my inspection... was through, professional, and made sure I understood his findings. I have used other companies in the past for other purchases, and had not been happy with the results. I definitely will recommend and use Chicagoland Home Inspectors again.

 by Chris and Rachel W.
Inspector: John

After having a scheduling issue Charlie found a guy to come and do our pre purchase inspection later in the same day. John was thorough and very pleasant. Explained everything that needed to be explained without trying to be super technical. He also showed us the issues he had discovered so that we could see them with our own eyes. Highly recommend this company especially considering the extra little warranties they provide as part of their services. Job well done gentlemen!

 by Robert T.
Inspector: John

Purchasing our first ever home and we couldn't be more impressed with the home inspection performed by John. He was thorough and insightful with a few jokes sprinkled in. If your looking for quality service Chicagoland Home Inspectors is the way to go!

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