InterNACHI is featured as the sole source for home inspectors in the 2007 Annual Buyer's
Directory of Timber Homes Illustrated. The article titled "Who's in Charge? Hiring and working with a general contractor" recommends that consumers hire a InterNACHI member to oversee their project.
"Private home inspectors abound throughout the country and are easy to find in
the telephone book or online. Here, again, make sure the supposed expert is qualified
A good place to start looking for a private inspector is with InterNACHI, the National
Association of Certified Home Inspectors. One of the country's largest associations
of home inspectors, InterNACHI also serves Canada. The organization doesn't accept
advertising on its website and requires its members to meet a lengthy set of written
The total cost for an inspector depends on the scope of work a homeowner needs,
says Nick Gromicko, InterNACHI founder. Count on $400 per visit, which includes the
inspection and written report. InterNACHI relies heavily on technology to communicate
with its clients who can access their online reports, including photos, with a
Most homeowners use an inspector in two ways, Nick says: Multiple times throughout
construction, what InterNACHI terms phase inspections, and after construction is complete
but before a client closes with the builder. Some homeowners also use an inspector
to develop a punch list several months after moving into the house and just before
the typical one-year warranty period expires."
The Buyer's Directory is available in thousands of retail outlets such as Barnes
and Noble book stores and Kroger grocery stores and sells for US $6.99/CAN $8.99.