LBI Home & Building Inspection

LBI Home & Building Inspection

5.0 (6)
1 employee

About this pro

What sets me apart from other top inspectors is rather than as rapidly as possible merely documenting the home's structure, systems, and components, and identifying deficiencies and potential problems, as required VA, WV, MD, and ASHI to meet their respective minimum/required Standards of Practice; I take longer in order to focus upon teaching you about the home; and what to expect and how to work with your builder.  Rather than simply enabling you to make informed decisions regarding your contract to purchase, I insure you to understand the specifics of your future home, which thereby helps me teach you how to operate its systems most efficiently, reduce your energy costs, and how to maintain your home and protect your investment.  You needn’t ask if you can accompany me and ask questions — I will arrive before you to set up my program, and document exterior conditions. Upon your arrival we will enter, conduct a detailed orientation, then inspect the home together. During which I’ll explain everything  and answer any questions you may have. When we’ve completed inspecting, we’ll review the draft of the upcoming report, so you’ll know what issues will be in the report before we leave.

After participating in an LBI Educational Inspection, a client shared with me a quote, attributed to Ben Franklin, which he said best described what he had just experienced.

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."

In addition to being licensed in VA, WV, and Maryland Mark S. Londner is licensed as an Architect in Virginia and Maryland. He has also been a member of the American Arbitration Association and, from 1993 - 1996, served as a panel member on their Panel of Construction Arbitrators, he has served on the Board of Directors of The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), the Northern Virginia Chapter of American Society of Home Inspectors (NOVA ASHI) and the Virginia Association of Real Estate Inspectors (VAREI).

Mark worked as an Architect, contractor and quality control specialist before focusing upon construction, quality control, and property assessment. You will find him knowledgeable, methodical, conscientious and responsive. Having developed strong skills in communications, he explains even the most technical subjects in layman terms so everyone understands. Your understanding will help increase your confidence and ease with honest unbiased evaluations.

 

My mission is to help people; thru education and serving as an ongoing resource to assist when problems/concerns arise. I help them save money, not waste it on services and/or testing they may not need, and point them in the right direction when necessary.

I love my job, but hate operating a business to support it.

To learn much more about me and LBI Home & Building Inspection, please visit my website:     www.lbihome.com

    Graduated from Virginia Tech in 1971 with a Bachelor of Architecture Degree

    Graduate of Home Tech Seminars Home Inspection Training Course

    Passed ASHI's® Standards and Ethics Examination

    Passed the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors National Home           Inspection Examination

    Continues to pursue continuing education exceeding requirements set forth by ASHI®, AIA, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the States of Maryland and West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

 

  

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Purcellville, VA 20132
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6 Reviews

5.0

  • Dave Drawdy

    Mark provided an amazing home inspection on a property we wished to buy. He has a wealth of experience and was both personable and professional. He arrived early and began to work immediately. When we arrived, he sat us down and went over the process, then took us through the entire property and looked in detail at everything. He made sure we understood what he was looking at and why, gave us maintenance and service tips, as well as recommendations on possible future issues. Finally presented a very professional inspection document for us and the seller, with pictures, highlights, issues and recommendations. Also a great reference book on home maintenance. Great job. I would highly recommend him to anyone in the area.

  • Judith Hubbard

    Mark did an awesome job with our home inspection. As first time home buyers we had no idea what to expect or look for . Mark was very thorough and showed us everything we needed to be aware of in the home . He also gave us lots of pointers on maintaining the home . The inspection report was also extremely detailed and had notes on each section which we can use for future reference . We were extremely pleased with our inspection and would definitely recommend Mark to first time home buyers.

  • Michael Pangia

    We hired Mark based on his Angie's list reviews and were extremely satisfied. We've purchased several homes and used several inspectors, but Mark was exceptional. Whomever you choose, I recommend hiring an individual inspector (like Mark) rather than use a big-box type inspection company with many inspectors where it's not certain who you'll get. Hire mark, set the time aside (several hours), and watch and learn from him.

  • David FitzHugh

    Phenomenal! Mark went way beyond a typical inspection and taught me about the house and the mechanical systems - how to use it effectively, how to maintain it, etc. I thought I was a pretty savvy homeowner but I learned a few things from Mark. He is highly professional, exceptionally knowledgable & and thoroughly likable. I can highly recommend him.


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

 I will arrive about an hour before you to set up my program, and document exterior conditions. Upon your arrival we will enter, conduct a detailed orientation, then inspect the home together. During which I’ll explain everything  and answer any questions you may have. When we’ve completed inspecting, we’ll review the draft of the upcoming report, so you’ll know what issues will be in the report before we leave.  Please be prepared to spent 4 hours with me.

 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Graduated from Virginia Tech in 1971 with a Bachelor of Architecture Degree

    Graduate of Home Tech Seminars Home Inspection Training Course

    Passed ASHI's® Standards and Ethics Examination

    Passed the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors National Home           Inspection Examination

    Continues to pursue continuing education exceeding requirements set forth by ASHI®, AIA, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the States of Maryland and West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

Pricing to be fair and accurate, other than ballbark guesses, requires information specific to each individual property. 

I will always provide a not-to-exceed fee -- no "bait and switch"   surprises, ever.


How did you get started in this business?

In order to become more involved in my passion to help people, I "switched" from architectural quality control, to serving the general public.


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