Patrick Norton (Norton Inspection Co)

Norton Inspection Co. is a professional home inspection/consulting company that has been serving SE lower Michigan since 1990. ASHI certified member.

Get to know Patrick Norton

The Company...

Norton Inspection Co. has been in the Michigan home inspection business since 1990. Norton Inspection Co. is not involved in any other business. Professional home inspections, infrared inspections and home energy inspections are our full time business. Norton Inspection Co. is fully insured with Errors & Omissions and general liability insurance. We answer the phones 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and perform inspections 7 days a week. An inspection can usually be scheduled within one or two days. A typical home inspection of a 2,000 to 2,500 square foot house will take approximately 2.5 to 3 hours.

The Inspector...

Patrick Norton is the owner and sole home inspector of Norton Inspection Co. Mr. Norton is one of the leading Michigan home inspectors and has performed over 7,000 home inspections in Michigan. Mr. Norton has over 25 years of construction and inspection experience. Mr. Norton has a degree in Building Construction from Michigan State University. Mr. Norton is a founding member of the Michigan Association of Home Inspectors. Mr. Norton is a certified member of The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI ). The American Society of Home Inspectors was formed in 1976 and is the oldest and leading non-profit professional home inspection association in the United States and Canada. ASHI's "Standards of Practice" and "Code of Ethics" are recognized internationally as the benchmark of performance for professional home inspectors. To become a certified member of ASHI, home inspectors must pass two comprehensive exams, have performed a minimum of 250 professional fee-paid inspections and have their reports verified for compliance with the "Standards of Practice". ASHI members are required to take a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education annually to maintain membership. Certified ASHI inspectors, in general, are the most educated, experienced and seasoned professionals in the business. Buyers beware, many home inspectors list credentials with other home inspector associations that have not been in existence for long and/or do not have the strict requirements for membership as the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). Mr. Norton is a certified building science thermographer. Mr. Norton is a certified energy inspector with CMC Energy Services Co.

The Reports...

Mr. Norton prepares an extensive written home inspection report that generally runs 15+- pages. The report is narrative in nature so that you can read, in plain English, the results of the home inspection. Advice on logical discretionary improvements and home maintenance and safety information is also provided. The infrared inspection report and home energy inspection report will include all findings and recommendations along with applicable natural photographs and thermal images that will identify and document all suspect conditions. The home inspection report is computer generated and printed on-site. There are no sloppy handwritten checklists and you don't have to wait for the report (infrared inspection reports and home energy inspection reports are emailed or mailed within 48 hours). 


Infrared Thermography - Flir certified building science thermographer

Home Energy Inspector - Certified energy inspector with CMC Energy Services

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