Dufrene Property Inspections
Dufrene Property Inspections
Home Inspector (MS/LA), Residential Builder (MS)
Teacher / Mentor / Dad
Hello, my name is Ned Dufrene, owner of Dufrene Property Inspections L.L.C.
Dufrene Property Inspections is a single Inspector Owner/Operated home inspection service. I am a licensed Home Inspector/Residential Builder (MS) professionally trained and insured in both LA: (L.H.I. # 11141), MS: (M.H.I.D. # 0818 (exp. 01/31/26), MS:(MSBOC # R21931). An affiliate member of the GULF COAST ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® INC., 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 30 years adds tremendous value for me as a Home Inspector. I have a passion for my work and look forward to meeting and/or working with you to help with such an important decision in your 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 :
"On your behalf, to inspect a subject property in an objective/unbiased manner and prepare an honest, thorough inspection report that is both comprehensive and easy to read, containing the information you need to make this most important decision whether buying or selling."
Thank you for considering my service.
LA Home Inspector L.H.I. # 11141
MS Home Inspector M.H.I.D. # 0818
Residential Builder # R21931
State License ID
State License ID
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(s) (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.
* The inspection is not a building code inspection however mirrors or reflects current building standards.
Upon completion of the physical inspection, I will go over my findings with you (if present) and discuss any concerns you may have. After most inspections, your report will be prepared and emailed to you within 24 hrs. After your report is provided, I will contact you in a follow up call 1-2 days after inspection and be available to answer any questions afterwards that 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 of Home Inspectors Website:
LA S.O.P. :
*Mississippi Home Inspector Division Website:
MS S.O.P. :
*Mississippi Board of Contractors Website:
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 are based on total square footage of home, garage/carport, decks, screened rooms and other related areas inspected.*
* Up to to 1,000 s.f.- $300.00
* 1,000 to 1,500 s.f.- $320.00
* 1,501 to 2,000 s.f. - $340.00
* 2,001 to 2,500 s.f.- $360.00
* 2,501 to 3,000 s.f. - $380.00
* 3,001 to 3,500 s.f.- $410.00
* 3,501 to 4,000 s.f.- $430.00
* 4,001 to 4,500 s.f.- $460.00
* 4,501 to 5,000 s.f.- $480.00
* 5001 s.f. - above - call for pricing
* Additional charges that may apply*
- Crawlspaces $75.00 & up
-Additional hvac systems $45.00
-Older homes (25yrs & older) ask for pricing
-Detached Garages - $150 & up.
-Pool Inspections - $150.00 & 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.
" If I could give 10 stars I would. Ned is extremely professional! He goes super into detail about everything no matter how minor it may seem. He notes and breaks everything down to where anyone can understand. He is extremely well at communicating and very patient with answering any questions you may have. I HIGHLY recommend you give him a chance you definitely will not be disappointed! "
As first time home buyers, the process can be overwhelming. Especially when buying a 28 year old home and knowing very little about the home buying process. Ned was so kind and helpful, and most importantly, DETAILED. Even both my partner and I’s parents said that this was the most comprehensive inspection they’ve ever seen. Luckily, our home inspection came back with few concerning issues, however, Ned took the time to detail the little things I’m not sure any homebuyer (esp. a first timer) would notice until they’re all moved in. I greatly appreciated the way explained every detail in the report, and how he talked with us in person about the concerns we had starting out. Most importantly, I thought it to be a highly professional gesture to follow up the next day after we had time to review his report and ask if we had any questions or needed more information on any given aspect. I couldn’t recommend Ned Dufrene any higher, in fact when our realtor asked us who we were going with I said he had the highest reviews on Google and she spoke volumes on him, which sealed the deal. His reviews are accurate and we couldn’t have picked a better inspector to educate us on our first home. "
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
"Mr. Dufrene just completed a home inspection for a house I am in the process of buying. He was very responsive, straight forward, and thoroughly professional. However, the comprehensiveness of his work really sets him apart. He took the time to conduct a very thorough inspection. His report was concise and clearly reflected all aspects of the inspection, including identifying areas where he recommended follow-ups by specialists. Results were easy to see and understand. Potential issues, large and small, were clearly identified, annotated, and discussed. He followed-up with me after I read the report to answer any questions I had and invited me to contact him if other questions arose. My realtor, with several years' experience, commented that Mr. Dufrene's report was the most comprehensive inspection report she had ever seen. I am very pleased with his work and recommend him without reservation. "
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
"Mr. Dufrene is a total professional who saved me from making some big mistakes. His work is thorough, reliable and I highly recommend using his services as a former commercial roofer and mortgage broker.
"I've worked in the real estate industry inspecting homes and I've known many home inspectors. Mr. Dufrene is very knowledgeable and his reports are top tier. I'm buying a home out of state but with his report, I feel like I inspected it myself. He's passionate in talking about the houses that he inspects and he'll give you all of the details to make an informed decision about your home purchase."
" 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. "
" Extremely professional!! I'm an out of state buyer purchasing a home and have never felt more confident about what I'm truly getting. Ned was personable, prompt, and very thorough!! His level of professionalism was very impressive!!! He made us feel as important as a close family member would!! I appreciated the time he spent following up his inspection with a phone call to ensure we clearly understood his report!! Next time I need an inspector he will be my first phone call!! Ty Ned for being such a great person to work with during these stressful times!! "
"Mr. Dufrene came highly recommended and I could not be happier that I has chosen him. His service was very thorough and his report comes with photos with explanations on his findings. It was extremely helpful for us to understand everything. He follows up with you to make sure to answer any questions. I highly recommend! "
Google Review (04/23)
"We have bought and sold six houses in my husband’s career, all of which have had inspections and Ned’s inspection was by far the most thorough, accurate, and professional yet! He was very personable and answered all my questions without hesitation. No other inspector has even allowed us to be in the house during an inspection! Most inspectors spent one or two hours in the houses while Ned spent four and he inspected everything! He even brought me outside and pointed out some findings so I would have a better idea of what the report read, which was in my opinion going above and beyond the scope of his responsibilities! All in all I was very pleased and will definitely continue working with him should we move again in the future!!!"
David S. (Picayune, MS) 12/20
" 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. "
Google Review (07/21)
" Ned is very well rounded with his knowledge of homes, answering any question you may have, and explaining his findings. He checks everything from shingles to outlets! He takes pride in his inspection and fells like he’s inspecting the house for his family! "
Google Review(s) (03/22)
" Absolutely all of the above. Extremely detailed and super kind. Buying a house is stressful enough but Ned makes sure to be honest and attentive which absolutely lightens the load!! Greatly appreciate him and his work for us! Couldn’t have had a better inspector. "
Positive: Professionalism, Quality,
"Mr. Ned was so friendly and professional. From a sellers standpoint, I was curious about all the things he was observing in my home. He was very patient with any questions I had, and he was very informative about his findings. I would absolutely recommend Mr. Ned to anyone needing inspection services! "
Client Email Review (07/23) Ocean Springs, MS
" Ned was wonderful...I appreciate his attention to detail and his professionalism. It's refreshing to know that things I wouldn't consider inspecting were thought through and identified if a problem existed.
I'm grateful that he has assisted me with the purchasing of my new home."
Google Review Slidell (12/2023)
Ned Dufrene operates a superior, efficient inspection business, I have worked with dozens of inspectors and his methodology to his trade is second none that I have worked with! Superb, Thank You Ned.
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