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Get to know Michael Merino
I am a family man and Father of three children, located in the south-western suburb of Oak Forest, Illinois. I enjoy my kids, sports, World War II history, humor, and knowledge. I am one who likes to have fun as I work, and I bring my sense of humor with me everywhere I go. I got my work ethic from my Father; "If your going to do something, do it right". As a matter of fact my Dad is my hero. My other hero is my wife. I am a better man because of her. I thank her for the love and support she has provided me.
I am a member of InterNACHI, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors; and a candidate in NICASHI, the Northern Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspector. I am licensed by the State of Illinois through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation as a Home Inspector and as a Home Inspector Entity.
I service all cities and areas in the following counties: Cook, Dupage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Kankakee, and Will.
Illinois Home Inspector License 450.010091
Illinois Home Inspector Entity License 451.000851
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I believe in customer service. I know everyone says they provide "customer service"; but I believe in anticipating the needs and expectations of my clients; then meeting and exceeding them. I am here for my clients. I perform the inspection at your convenience, not mine. If I am scheduled at the same time that you desire your inspection, I will do everything I can to accommodate your need. If I can't perform your inspection, I will help you find an inspector who mirrors my work ethic and values to perform the inspection.
I am all about educating my clients. I am not an alarmist. There is no defect-free house, and I let my clients know this. It is all about educating them about the defects. I use the FOG rule; Fact, Opinion, Guidance. Fact: is the defect, Opinion: the issues involved with the defect, Guidance: what can be done to resolve the defect.
I am a very good communicator, verbally and written. My reports are narrative and contain full explanations of all defects with digital photos ; NEVER in a check list format. They can be delivered electronically, by mail or fax.