The Ultimate Home Inspection

Technology Coupled With Deep Knowledge Allows Us To Provide An Exceptional Home Inspection With Unique And Innovative Features, All Delivered Within A Seamless Brand Experience. This Experience, And The People Who Deliver It, Has Made Pillar To Post North America’s Largest Home Inspection Company.

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Pillar To Post™ is always committed to the health and well-being of our clients and homeowners, as well as our inspectors. This is especially true during this time of Covid-19. We remain highly focused on providing the highest quality home inspection while adhering to the strict safety and cleanliness guidelines provided by the CDC and local governments. While our processes may have changed, our commitment to Ensuring Confident Homeownership has not. Our job is not complete until you no longer have questions concerning the home you have asked Pillar To Post™ to inspect.



Pillar To Post Home Inspectors

We are your local, full-service professional home inspection team. For 20 years the Paul Ferguson – Pillar To Post Home Inspectors Team has brought the best in professional home inspections to North Central Ohio.

We are the largest Pillar To Post team in the area and have been extensively trained on how to convey information in a way that is educational and not alarming. We have a full-time local office staff, ready to answer your calls and help customize your inspection experience. Our highly qualified team members are family-oriented as well as full-time inspectors, so we care about the importance of the purchase of a new home and understand what it means to you and your family. The trust that our clients place in our home inspection services is one that we value intensely and work hard to keep.

Home Inspections are Our Specialty

The home inspection we provide is very thorough and will usually take from two-to-four hours to conduct. After the inspection is complete, a comprehensive report and color photos are printed out detailing the findings, and this is provided onsite at the time of the home inspection before the home inspector leaves. We welcome all questions, even days or weeks after the inspection has been completed.

Our years of experience throughout North and Central Ohio gives us the knowledge to inspect homes of all types, sizes, and ages. We have extensive experience in homes built near the lake, century homes, slate roof properties, older larger homes, and new builds.

Added Services

We are a full-service professional home inspection team—this means that in addition to home and commercial building inspections 7 days a week and some evenings, we also can provide:

  • Mold Inspection and Testing
  • Radon Testing
  • Well Testing and Assessment
  • Septic Tank Inspections and Testing
  • Wood Destroying Insect Inspection (WDI)
  • ***Sewer Scope*** We are one of the few inspectors in the area qualified and licensed to perform sewer inspection services
    • A full sewer line replacement costs between $3,000 and $25,000 depending on the distance from street to home according to Home Advisor.com 
    • Sewer scoping can determine if there are roots or debris build up within the sewer line. They can see if there is separation in the line letting waste enter your yard. This can show collapsed/crushed piping which can indicate if repairs or replacement needs to occur. Click here to view our video and learn more.

Respected in the Industry

We have had the opportunity to inspect over 17,000 homes in North Central Ohio.

What does 17,000 inspections mean for you as the client?

First and foremost we have learned how to treat your home inspection as if it is our own. Our extensive experience gives us the knowledge and experience that allow us to view issues and help determine causes. Answering questions from buyers, while doing so in a way that is not alarming, is a trait we have mastered over the years.

WE WANT YOU ONSITE AND VALUE HAVING YOU COME ALONG WITH US FOR THE HOME INSPECTION. This allows you to ask any question you have and learn along the way.

Our wealth of knowledge allows us to offer State Approved Continuing Education Courses for real estate professionals. We have taught hundreds of inspections over the year and are offered free of charge to any agent. These free classes can cover everything from Radon Gas to Clandestine Drug Labs, and everything from attic to basement. Click here to learn more about our CE courses and where upcoming classes are happening.

Working to Improve Our Community

It’s important to every member of our team that we give back to the communities we all live and work in. Some of the work we enjoy most includes attending and donating to the Children’s Free Care Fund, providing an informational booth for the North Canton Safety and Preparedness Expo, and volunteering at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

Achievements In The Industry And The Community

Paul Ferguson’s team is very active and involved in the community and has achieved a number of industry recognition’s as well.

  • Certified Pillar To Post Inspectors.
  • Members of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).
  • Members of the Akron Area Board Of Realtors.
  • Ferguson team has conducted more than 200 Continuing Education Courses.
  • Pillar To Post ranked #1 in the home inspections category by Entrepreneur Magazine in its Annual Franchise 500 issue for five years in a row.

Paul Ferguson Team Photo

Areas of Service

As your local professional home inspection team, we have the ability to cover a wide range of homes and commercial buildings in North Central Ohio with a native understanding of each city’s specific needs. For example:

Akron OH
Alliance OH
Amherst OH
Ashland OH
Avon OH
Avon Lake OH
Barberton OH
Bay Village OH
Brecksville OH
Broadview Heights OH
Brunswick OH
Canton OH
Cleveland OH
Elyria OH
Fairlawn OH
Hartville OH
Lakewood OH
Lorain OH
Louisville OH
Massillon OH
Medina OH
Middleburg Heights OH
North Canton OH
North Olmstead OH
North Ridgeville OH
Norton OH
Ohio City OH
Orrville OH
Parma OH
Parma Heights OH
Rittman OH
Rocky River OH
Sandusky OH
Seville OH
Sheffield OH
Strongsville OH
Tremont OH
Vermillion OH
Wadsworth OH
Westlake OH
Wooster OH

Feedback From Our Customers

These are a few of the comments that we have received from clients:

“Inspectors were extremely professional and thorough. They walked with me around the residence and property to discuss any issues, concerns and maintenance. At completion of inspection I was presented with a professional binder with computer disk as well as copies of issues and details from inspection with pictures of the areas of concern or problem. They did a great job, I would highly recommend them to anyone who needs an inspection.”

“Well written report received very quickly. Pictures to help identify potential problems. I’ve moved several times and this is the best service I’ve seen.”

“Pillar to Post and their inspectors were extremely professional and thorough. They walked with me around the residence and property to discuss any issues, concerns and maintenance. At completion of inspection I was presented with a professional binder with computer disk as well as copies of issues and details from inspection with pictures of the areas of concern or problem. They did a great job, I would highly recommend them to anyone who needs an inspection.”

“Very prompt, timely communication. Well written report received very quickly after inspection was completed. Pictures to help identify potential problems. I’ve moved several times and this is the best service I’ve seen.”

“The inspectors were very professional, friendly, punctual, thorough, informative and helpful. They had a great deal of knowledge on every aspect of home components and offered advice on how to better protect a home from future problems.”

These are a few of the comments that we have received from real estate professionals:

“As an agent I appreciate the skills and professionalism expressed during the inspection. Having said that those are things shown by a number of different inspectors I have worked with in the past. The thing that really stood out and impressed me was the people skills shown by Neil Clark and Mark Hershberger to accompany their knowledge of homes. They did a great job with the inspections I have seen and did not scare the clients over minor details. Even with larger issues that were revealed through the inspection they calmly reassured the buyer that this issue would be properly dealt with. I would highly recommend Pillar to Post.”

“There are 2 inspectors and it takes less time. You are able to do termite, septic, and well all at the same time. The knowledge of the inspectors is great and the service to my clients is excellent before, during and after the inspection. I like how professional the inspectors are, how professional the reports look and how quickly the reports are available. The perfect home inspection company.”

“I love that Pillar to Post offers a One-Stop-Shop and performs every inspection needed in a professional manner. Good job, guys!!”

“Very professional, efficient, and I always have good comments from clients. The attempt and willingness to work around and/or with our crazy times needed are very much appreciated. Thank you.”

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