Inspections By Gibson

Home Inspection
221 Woolwich S Breslau ON N0B 1M0
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Private User
Private User
1 review Cambridge, ON
1/10

Home Inspection

This man has a lot to learn about doing business and overall manners. He parks on the street and surrounds his vehicle with pylons, impending on the flow of traffic in the area. He shows up with a gold badge around his neck as if he is with the FBI. Without introducing himself he proceeds to conduct his inspection as if he owns the home, embarrassing beyond belief. He then will spend far too much time with small things talking to the would be purchaser as if they are a kindergarten child. He will pick out the smallest imperfections, probably to justify his high fees, and make a huge deal of it. Definitely would not hire nor recommend.

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Company Response

Dear Home owner.
I use pylons to protect my truck. It has been hit several times just sitting in front of homes I am inspecting. I got the idea from Rogers and Bell. It also works for them. It has not been hit since I started using the pylons. I am a ASHI Certified Inspector. The badge is through ASHI. We are third party verified. We are the only home inspection society in the world with third party verification. I left an introduction letter at the house that explains what I do and I did not go on to the property until the agent arrived. I am looking for big potential expenses for my client I also point out small things along the way. It is critical to maintain your home. Small things turn into big things if they are not addressed. The feed back from my clients is usually positive. I don't assume that my clients know it all so I explain things to them. I do this so that they can maintain and protect their investment as well as you have. The home on Chase Cres that I am parked across from was well maintained and received a good rating.
Comments like this usually come from disgruntled home owners when the deal falls through.
I don't know what happened but explaining how to maintain a property as well as you have is critical for my client to maintain their investment.
Alden E Gibson ACI RHI NCH

Private User
Private User
1 review London, ON
10/10

Home inspections for experienced buyers

We've hired him a couple of times, and while his opinions could make you look closely at such a big purchase, imho you need to know what you can and can't live with as it relates to potential future repairs. In one instance, he cautioned us on a home we had an accepted offer on and we ended up walking away due to the expensive repairs needed. Found out later that same home we walked away from, ended up selling for tens of thousands of dollars below our offer. The final home we ended up purchasing didn't get a perfect score from him either, but was way better than the other homes he helped us vet. He also provides a detailed report with pictures/diagrams. Overall would highly recommend for seasoned home buyers that have owned/maintained a home before, or for first time home buyers that absolutely want to know everything.

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DAVE from Toronto
DAVE from Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
2/10

INSPECTIONS BY GIBSON

DONT KNOW WHERE TO START.. THIS GUY HAS A LOT OF LETTERS AFTER HIS NAME, AND HAS ALL THE LITERATURE, BUT HE IS A DEAL KILLER AND THINK HES WORTH $500.00 PER HOUR TO BOOT. TECHNICALLY HE IS A 9, BUT PERSONALITY, JUDGEMENT, FAIRNESS, OBJECTIVITY, BALANCE, AND ULTIMATELY VALUE, THIS GUY IS A 3.

THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF COMPETENT, FRIENDLY, INTELLIGENT INSPECTORS OUT THER WHO REALLY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING FOR ALL OF ONTARIO, AND NOT JUST THE SMALL HAMLET OF BRESLAU WHERE THIS GUY IS FROM.

SHOP AROUND FOLKS, YOU WONT BE SORRY.

I WOULD NEVER USE HIM AGAIN , OR RECOMMEND HIM TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

IN A WORD INFURIATING!!!!!

DAVE

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Company Response

Hi Dave
Obviously you are the agent and the deal fell through. Sorry for your loss. I work for my clients and it is their decision on weather they can afford the house or not. You are right technically I am a 9. I explain the deficiencies of the house to my client and they chose to purchase the house or not. Some times it is not.
Sorry for your loss.
Alden E Gibson ACI RHI NCH

Halo in Laurelwood
Halo in Laurelwood
5 reviews Waterloo, ON

First Review

10/10

Home inspection before purchase

I've hired Alden Gibson twice now to inspect houses I've been considering purchasing, and couldn't be happier. He's very thorough- wants the buyers there while he does his inspection, and unlike others walks you through each room/ floor/ area, pointing out both small and larger issues. His advice about getting stuff fixed was great (suggested that most of it I could do myself, and explained how). He even made suggested for future finishing of the basement, and showed me where an extra electrical line entered the house.
Thanks Alden!

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ALDEN E. GIBSON RHI, ACI, NCH PRINCIPAL INSPECTIONS BY GIBSON Alden Gibson is Principal of Inspections by Gibson and has been performing home inspections since 1992 after completing the Home Inspections Training Program with Inspection Training Associates. He began his career in 1981 performing home renovations and moved on to ...
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