Unlike some of the reviewers here who relied on their realtor's recommendation to hire a home inspection company, I decided this time to find one myself. I have contacted half a dozen inspectors including two I have used in the past. During our initial conversation Chris of Haystack Home Inspections stood out from the rest thanks to his friendly telephone manner, professional knowledge, and readiness to accomodate our time frame and certain specific requirements. On the day of inspection Chris gave me a brief yet comprehensive summary of his most important findings and later the same night sent me a clear detailed report with a lot of pictures taken in the process of inspection to illustrate the text. Unlike the other inspectors I hired in the past, Chris then followed up with me to see if there are any items in his report requiring further clarification or explanation. Haystack's price was not in the lower part of price range among other quotes I received (albeit frankly the prices did not vary too much) , I do not regret spending a little extra money considering a lot of extra value received. Recommend wholeheartedly.