Teacher - Mentor - Dad
Hi my name is Ned Dufrene, owner of Dufrene Property Inspections L.L.C.
Dufrene Property Inspections is a single inspector owner/operated firm. I am licensed, professionally trained and insured in both Louisiana (L.H.I. # 11141) and Mississippi (M.H.I.D. #0818 (Exp. 1/31/24). An affiliate member of the GULF COAST ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® INC., the Pearl River County BOARD OF REALTORS® and a member of InterNACHI® (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors®).
Having a long history in the home building industry working with my late Dad, Ned Dufrene Sr. (a building contractor for many years in Louisiana), that taught me the early skills of looking for potential issues as well as having been in the service industry this last 29 years adds tremendous value for me as a home inspector. I look forward to meeting and/or working with you to help with such an important decision in this home buying/selling process.
-Picayune/Pearl River County;
-Hattiesburg, Columbia, Wiggins, Laurel Areas;
-MS Gulf Coast Communities (Supra eKey® access available).
-Slidell, Pearl River, Lacombe Communities;
other areas upon request.
My pledge to you : "To inspect a subject property in an objective/unbiased manner and prepare an honest, thorough inspection report that is comprehensive and easy to read, containing the information you need to make this most important decision whether buying or selling and to work on your behalf."
Thank you for considering my service.
L.H.I. # 11141
M.H.I.D. # 0818
State License ID
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Included in a standard home inspection are the following:
All inspections shall include a report containing descriptions and supporting photos of the home's systems and components, along with a series of recommendations regarding necessary repair(s) and areas requiring ongoing future monitoring, along with possible recommendations of further evaluation by a specialized contractor of a subject area.
All inspections shall cover the following systems and components:
-General grounds and site drainage;
-Roofing and related components;
-Attic area (if present);
-Insulation (where visible);
-Kitchen appliances (built in);
-Interior surfaces (ceilings, walls, floors);
-Garage area & components;
-HVAC System(s) (heating & air).
The report is intended to give the client information about the home's overall condition and each area's ability to perform (or not) its intended function.
The inspection report is considered a "snapshot in time" and the inspection procedure is visual, non-invasive and not technically exhaustive in its nature.
Upon completion of the physical inspection, I will go over my findings with you (if present) and discuss any concerns you may have. In most cases, your report will be prepared for you by the next day. After your report is provided, I will contact as a follow up call and be available to answer any questions you may have about your report and its content.
My inspection follows the Standards Of Practice and Code Of Ethics as outlined by each State's Licensing Board.
The following links are to each state's website and S.O.P.
*Louisiana State Board Website
LA S.O.P. :
*Mississippi State Board Website:
MS S.O.P. :
Other Helpful Links:
*When Choosing a Licensed Home Inspector, what to expect from a home inspection: https://vimeo.com/401313288 ,
*Why have a Home Inspection
*Home Component Life Expectancies:
*Estimated prices for a standard home inspection based on square footage (under roof).
-Up to to 1,500 s.f. - $300 & up
- 1,501 to 2,000 s.f. - $325 & up
- 2,001 to 2,500 s.f. - $350 & up
- 2.501 to 3,000 s.f. - $375 & up
- 3,001 to 3,500 s.f. - $400 & up
- 3,501 to 4,000 s.f. - $425 & up
- 4,001 to 4,500 s.f. - $450 & up
- 4,501 to 5,000 s.f. - $475 & up
- 5001 s.f. and above - call for pricing
* Other conditional charges may apply *
- Detached Garages - $150 & up.
" My wife and I were extremely happy with our home inspection report. Ned at Dufrene Property Inspections LLC was prompt, thorough and provided a very detailed inspection. He did a basic overview of the findings before he left and followed up with the full report the following day. We were impressed with his knowledge and experience to find things I did not even think about. It gave us the piece of mind by having the house inspected by a professional. We would highly recommend him to family and friends. "
" Ned with Dufrene Property Inspections inspected our home we were preparing to buy. He was very informative, answered and explained all of our questions. We appreciate the great job he did and his professionalism.
" Being first-time homebuyers, we were thrilled with the degree of care and thoroughness Ned showed during our inspection. He was punctual and made himself available for questions after completing the job. Since my wife and I are totally new to this, we wanted to make sure we asked a lot of questions, and we were impressed with how he explained what he was talking about. His professional approach to the inspection made us feel confident that we were making the right choice in buying our home. Would definitely recommend! "
" Punctual, polite, easy to work, thorough, and had our report back very quickly. "
" Ned Dufrene worked with me on two houses in New Orleans. He was extremely helpful, honest, and reliable. He pays close attention to detail, is thoughtful, and communicates well. I highly recommend him!
David S. (Picayune, MS) 12/2020
" Mr. Ned Dufrene,
I would like to thank you for your response to our deadline need for an inspection on the house we were considering buying . Can't thank you hardly enough. Please free to to use my letter or refer anyone you want that would like speak to me in person.
Respectfully , David S. "