Hello! The GATOR Family is here to help, Inspection Gator that is. We offer a unique blend of professionalism and southern hospitality with every inspection we perform.
Inspection Gator began offering services to the local community in May 2008. The housing market was beginning a challenging time to say the least. Our children were buying homes and I saw a need for quality home inspections. With years of experience and after extensive training, Inspection Gator was established. I had a vision for our company, and I knew I wanted to provide more than just a service. I wanted to provide beneficial information, a positive experience, and customer service second to none. Inspection Gator quickly became the one to call for professional property inspection services. Our team of Jason Eddy (Arkansas and Texas), Richard Oakes (Texas), and myself, Derek Ballard (Arkansas and Texas), have over 25 years of combined experience in the building and inspection industry.
Jessica and Heather keep our scheduling and office running smoothly and they might be the first friendly voice you hear when calling Inspection Gator. They are ready to help and get you taken care of in the most expedient way. Our inspectors are bound to a strict code of ethics and we feel our customers deserve a quality inspection. We understand that the purchase of your new home or office is a very important decision and can be very stressful at times. Our goal is to provide you with quality information about the property that may help you make good decisions regarding the purchase. Our motto: “Your Peace of Mind is Our Business,” is our commitment, and Inspection Gator is dedicated to your satisfaction and your peace of mind.
MEET OUR PROPERTY INSPECTORS
Derek R. Ballard –Owner/Founder Licensed in Texas: Trec 10108 and Arkansas: HI1529 ASHI Certified Inspector: #252158
Affiliations: ASHI, TAREI, INTER-NACHI, Texarkana Board of Realtors, Better Business Bureau
Born and raised in the Texarkana area, I have had the honor of many friendships and acquaintances over the years. After years spent working for a local paper mill and years of construction, I really felt like I wanted to serve the community by doing something meaningful to enhance the housing quality in our area. In 2008 I attended the American Home Inspectors Training at the University of Texas at Arlington and also obtained licenses from both Texas and Arkansas. Later that year, I started Inspection Gator LLC. My prior experience and extensive training gave me the confidence to reach out to area real estate professionals and the general public. I must say it was a very humbling experience as so many faithful clients began spreading the word about my style of inspection. My wife Jessica has been a constant support and part of the background success of our company. My personal goals keep me constantly learning, and my fantastic clients continue to drive my desire to serve. We feel like our clients are our family, and we want to be an ally in their quest to make good decisions regarding their real estate investments. As my children have grown and purchased homes, I felt that having a home inspection was a must for them and for anyone wanting to be proactive in determining the condition of a property before they spend their hard earned money.
Why Choose us
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A QUALITY HOME INSPECTION COMPANY?
Why choose Inspection Gator?
Because you are looking for someone that will be an ally, someone that will work for you and you only.
Because you are searching for peace of mind as you make the very important decision to purchase or sell a home or to buy or sell a commercial property.
Because you want to get value for your hard earned dollar. Inspection Gator takes great pride in providing you with the information you need to make quantified decisions. Our reports as well as our business motto project our commitment to you. Our Motto, ‘’Your Peace of Mind is Our Business’’ is taken very seriously. Our Inspectors are trained in the latest industry standards, and all inspectors must meet or exceed continuing education requirements.
Who needs our services?
You- The buyer- Someone considering the purchase of a new home or property and who wants to know the condition of the property before you make a sizable investment in your new home.
Someone considering the purchase of a commercial property and wants to know the overall condition of the property.
You -The seller-Someone considering the sale of their home and having a desire to know about potential issues that may affect the sale or the negotiation of the sale.
You- The current homeowner having a desire to maintain your home and need someone to inform you of the current performance of your property by providing you with an annual inspection and report that allows for information on possible repairs that may improve future performance.
You –The local financial institution needing timely information regarding a home or office that may require conditional information that will allow for quantified decisions about finance options.
You- The local insurance company needing additional information regarding a claim application.
How do we compare to the competition?
We at Inspection Gator have built relationships with area real estate professionals as well as hundreds of satisfied clients that can provide you, the concerned buyer, the peace of mind that you have made a competent choice. Inspecting over 600 components associated with the structure, our inspectors must meet rigid requirements to become part of our team. Our inspectors must meet or exceed all state requirements and must maintain continuing education requirements to stay up to date on changes in the industry.
We pride ourselves in being an enhancement to the real estate transaction, providing additional information where needed to allow our clients to feel at ease with the new home or property they seek to purchase. Inspection Gator is blessed with a reputation built on Honesty, Integrity and Reliability as well as our effort to communicate clearly with our clients. At Inspection Gator, your information is held in strict confidence, meaning that your report and information is safe with us. We do not share any information regarding you or your inspection unless you authorize us to do so. Ensuring that you are a well informed and satisfied customer is our top priority.
When you trust us to inspect your home, we promise to give you the best of our knowledge, experience, and ability. We are a state licensed and certified professional real estate inspection services company committed to providing thorough, detailed and objective home inspections on behalf of you, our client. Unlike many of the people involved in your real estate transaction, we have no stake in the “deal.” Our fee is not contingent on the sale, so you can be assured to receive an entirely objective opinion to help you make an informed decision. ‘’Your Peace of Mind is Our Business’’