About Your Inspector



My name is Douglas Mudge and I am the owner of Accurate Home Inspections, centrally located in Marathon, Florida and serving the Florida Keys, from Key Largo to Key West.

I have been in the construction industry for more than 30 years. I have worked in many different capacities, after two tours in the Navy, I started out as a carpenter working mostly on additions and remodels in Cape Cod, eventually I attained my general contractors license in Massachusetts an opened Mudge Construction Inc., In 1989 we decided to relocated to Florida (choosing sunshine over snow) where we focused on framing high end homes in Sarasota and the Long Boat Key area. After a number of years, I had an opportunity to become a Structural Building Inspector for Sarasota County in Florida, which I enjoyed very much. Later on, I went to work for Centex Homes, a National Home Builder, working closely with the Product Development department on new developments in Florida, eventually to become Project Manager for Dooley Mack Constructors, a very large commercial contracting firm that brought me to the Florida Keys in 2005 to build some high end homes and condominiums.. In my desire to become well rounded in every aspect of residential homes, I attained my Real Estate License in Florida. I have enjoyed all of those positions, but nothing compares to working as a private indepent home inspector, which we have been doing full time for the last ten years. I love meeting new people, and helping them by sharing my knowledge and experience with them. 

Why We Are The Number # 1 Choice For Home Inspections In The Florida Keys  

We are proud to be members of The Independent Home Inspectors of North America association. What does this mean for the consumer? It means, our company is completely unbias, our only goal is to provide the Client with a full and honest assesment of the property they are interested in. To avoid any perception of  interest conflict, we do not market our business to Real Estate offices and we do not pay referral fees to Realtor's or their Brokers. That is one reason you may not find us on your Realtor's list of preferred inspectors, the second reason is because we Certified Profesional Inspectors with FABI ( Florida Association of Building Inspectors) whos Standards of practice far exceed the state of Florida requirements and actually exceed other organization standards as well. In short, are more thorough than most inspectors.  Some Realtor's may even try to discourage you from using a Home Inspector that is not on their "approved list". Rest assured in the State of Florida you may choose whom ever you feel most comfortable with. 
For more information and to better guide you in your selection of a Home Inspector, go to: "http://www.independentinspectors.org/florida"

Our Company typically starts the inspection process with available public records, checking for open building permits, inspection results of past permits, code violations, etc. This gives us a feel for the property, whats been upgraded and anything I may need to pay special attention to, then once onsite inspection begins, I thoroughly inspect the clients future property including all structural, electrical, air conditioning system and plumbing using the latest hi tech inspection equipment. After the physical inspection I then summarize the overall condition of the home and discuss any areas of concern that are discovered. We provide a printed report with color photos throughout, listing and showing all deficient items that is easy to read and understand, we offer a 90 Day Limited Warranty on structure and appliances as well as a membership in Recall Chek. (a service that checks for recalls and monitors for service updates on your appliances)

I am a Certified Master Inspector, (meaning we have completed thousands of hours both in education and in performing inspections.) We are the only Master Certified Inspector located in the Florida Keys. We are one of the few Home Inspection Companies in the Florida Keys with a A+ Rating on the famous Angie's list and for three years in a row have won Angie's Super service award as a Florida home inspector(Angie's list is a  referral service that helps home owners / buyers find good contractors.) Our goal is to keep that rating through good service and fair pricing to our clients. We invite you to go on the Angie's list website and read some of the reviews our previous clients have posted. 

Our company provides honest, objective, and thorough inspection reports in electronic format 24-48 hours after reciept of payment. Each report is easy to read and customized to your home, you wont find items like basements or boilers in the report unless your home has one. From the first contact with us through the inspection delivery and explanation of your report, you will experience the ultimate in professionalism. A large percentage of our business comes from referrals or word of mouth advertising. Because we are not building contractors looking for fill in work, the report will be Accurate, not exaggerated. You will not see an estimate attached to our report. We do not offer any repair services, as that is illegal and unethical in the state of Florida and we do not refer contractors to our clients as that too, can be construed as unethical. We only suggest that our clients contact at least three licensed qualified contractors for an estimate before hiring anyone to do repair work that may need to be completed. We are one of the few, truly independent home inspection companies in the Keys.