Professional Home Inspection Company began serving Minnesota and Wisconsin in 1992. After performing thousands of property inspections, we have earned a reputation of being exceptionally thorough. Our goal is to educate and empower our customers. Our computerized report includes pictures, and a summary sheet. Our post-inspection support includes email newsletters, and self-help documents. We encourage client attendance during the 3-4 hour inspection, but please be aware that it is important to allow your inspector to concentrate on the inspection. The inspection is more time efficient and goes more smoothly when you can consolidate your questions rather than subjecting your inspector to a constant barrage of interruptions. Constant questions and interruptions may slow the process significantly. If you cannot attend the entire 3-4 hour inspection, we recommend that you come at the end to receive a summary from your inspector. Our goal is to educate you as thoroughly and concisely as possible.

We educate our customers in maintaining the value and safety of an asset that is frequently their most valuable. Our inspectors are experienced, fully licensed and insured. We provide inspections to buyers (pre purchase inspections), sellers (pre listing inspections) and homeowners who simply want to keep their homes maintained properly (home checkup inspections). We also provide NRPP certified radon testing. We pride ourselves on our knowledge and customer service.

With every inspection the customer also receives our Customer Savings Program a several page listing of local companies offering various discounts on home and non-home related items. The CSP was started in 2005 to help customers save money and find quality resources for additional inspections related to HVAC equipment, fireplaces and hot tubs. These items require training and tools beyond the scope of a generalist home inspection. Since 2005 we have expanded the program considerably covering more home and non-home related items. PHI believes in keeping money as local as possible and referring customers to other local quality resources that maintain PHIs industry leading customer support.

Our Team

Tom Kruse, ACI

Licensed Inspector - (President)

# 627 - 106

Troy Peterson, ACI

Licensed Inspector

# 1067 - 106

Professional Home Inspection Company inspectors:

Are fully qualified to inspect every aspect of your new or existing home. Have passed both a difficult national exam and a state exam. Instill knowledge and a comfort level by answering all your questions. Are ASHI Certified Inspectors (ACI) the highest level of ASHI Membership

Service Areas:

We generally serve southwest Wisconsin and southeast Minnesota (Coulee Region and Surrounding Areas) including, but not limited to: La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau Counties in Wisconsin, Winona and Houston Counties in Minnesota. We have performed home inspections and radon testing in La Crosse, Holmen, Onalaska, West Salem, Barre Mills, Trempealeau, Galesville, Centerville, Ettrick, Mindoro, Melrose, Viroqua, Coon Valley, Westby, Chaseburg, Ferryville, Cashton, Leon, Sparta, Bangor, LaFarge, Rockland, Tomah and more in Wisconsin and Winona, La Crescent, Dresbach, Goodview, Lewiston, Rushford, Caledonia, Spring Grove, Hokah and more in Minnesota. We have provided inspections to more distant locations. Charges are based travel time and expenses in addition to inspection time. Call for estimates.

Property Types Inspected:

We have inspected single family homes, duplexes & other multifamily homes, mobile homes, condominiums, townhomes, multi-use commercial/residential properties, apartment buildings, log homes and earth homes.

Situations for which we have provided inspections:

We have provided inspections in situations of purchase, sale, divorce, general maintenance, insurance condition reporting and foreclosure. We have also been retained as expert witnesses in various court cases. PHI is the largest and oldest home inspection service in the area. We believe we have the most extensive experience of any service in the area.

What is an ASHI Certified Inspector (ACI)?

ASHI Certified Inspectors (ACI) have reached the highest level of ASHI Membership by having accomplished all of the following:

  1. Passed the National Home Inspector Examination
  2. Completed the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics Education Module
  3. Had Inspection Reports successfully verified for compliance with ASHI Standards
  4. Submitted valid proof of performance for at least 250 home inspections

ASHI Certified Inspectors are the only true 3rd party certified Inspectors in the industry that are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)

Why is peer review important?

Peer review means that other ASHI ACI inspectors look at some of our inspection reports to make sure that our reports continue to meet ASHI standards. Peer review of inspectors and their reports helps ensure a consistent and quality product.

Peer review is not required:

By home inspection training institutes that “certify” their graduates To maintain the Wisconsin Home Inspector license By insurance companies providing coverage to home inspectors Professional Home Inspection Company voluntarily belongs to ASHI and participates in the peer review process in an effort to continually improve our service to our customers.

Why Should Home Inspectors be ASHI Certified Inspectors?

Certification helps home inspectors and consumers. ASHI Certified Inspectors set a higher standard for professional home inspections. Consumers need home inspectors who have taken the time and given the energy to improve themselves and their profession. Many potential clients ask for ASHI Certified Inspectors. Achieving the ACI status is one way we demonstrate our commitment to the profession. Schools often offer “certification” through their training programs. ASHI is taking that one step further. The ACI Program is designed to bring structure to the learning process and identify training weaknesses through a comprehensive testing process. This program tests lifelong home inspector/home inspection competencies and skills. ASHI does not directly produce training materials for this program. They do however, give participants a listing of study materials for review prior to taking the exam.