General Contractor/Home Inspector

Your Inspector, Larry Oleson, is a fully licensed home inspector by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation in the state of Illinois (License No. 450.010836). Larry, who has been in the construction industry for over 28 years, has been a General Contractor and owner of a local construction business for 13 years. He specializes in roofing, rough framing, windows and doors, siding, interior trim and custom woodworking. He also has additional knowledge of footings, foundations and concrete work.


Larry graduated from Parkland College with a degree in construction technology and continued his education at Illinois State University. This experience prepared him to work in the ever-changing construction industry.


Larry is committed to continuing his education and has since received his certifications in lead paint renovation, repair and painting activities and has constructed Energy Star certified homes. Larry also served his community for 21 years in the Fire Service which brings yet another perspective to every inspection.


With his further experience and training, Larry brings a unique perspective to each home inspection--just as he will to your own.

Full Scope Inspection

At Full Scope Inspection, we understand that purchasing a home is one the largest investments you will make.  Why take the chance with other inspectors that have no experience in the construction industry?  There is no substitute for an inspector with hands-on experience and knowledge in the field.

  • Basement, foundation and/or crawlspace
  • Signs of water penetration
  • HVAC systems
  • Water heating systems
  • Sump pumps
  • Electrical service and meter
  • Electrical panel, breakers or fuses
  • Main disconnect and service amperage
  • GFCI and AFCI
  • Grounding and bonding
  • Water and gas shut-off valves
  • Roof, vents and flashings
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Chimney and/or porches
  • Siding, windows, doors, soffit and fascia
  • Decks, stoops and/or porches
  • Walkways and driveways
  • Grading and drainage
  • Interior and exterior railings
  • Structure
  • Plumbing
  • Insulation
  • Ventilation
  • Appliances
  • Interior

You've found a home that fits your needs, and it's in a great neighborhood.  Maybe it's your first home.  Maybe it's your dream home.  Whatever the case, the hard part is over.  Now let Full Scope Inspection assure you that you've made the best decision possible for you and your family.  Let us give you the peace of mind needed to fully enjoy your new home.


In selecting FSI to perform your home inspection, you get an inspector who has met all state of Illinois licensing requirements and who follows the guidelines of InterNACHI, the most stringent governing body in the home inspection industry.


FSI abides by InterNACHI's comprehensive standards of practice and strict code of ethics.  You can be confident that we will provide you with the best service possible. 


Our goal is to help YOU feel at ease with your decision to purchase a home.




Items Covered in Inspection

Welcome

1. Call or email to set up a time that works for all parties involved.

2. Read and sign a Pre-Inspection Agreement.  You may request that the agreement be sent to you prior to the inspection date.

3. Read theStandards of Practice.

4. Read the Code of Ethics.

5. Determine which parties will receive a copy of the report.

6. Sellers and their agent need to be notified that all areas of the home should be accessible for a complete inspection.

7. Clients are welcome to attend the inspection.

8. Payment is due in full on the day of inspection.  Make checks payable to Full Scope Inspection.

9. A copy of your report will be emailed to you following receipt of payment.


Larry OlESON

 Home Inspections

 Pre-listing Inspections

 New Construction  Inspections


Home Inspection Cost: Standard Rates by Square Footage

It is recommended that buyers of new construction homes hire and work with their own inspector, in addition to the municipal inspector, to ensure that what may be minor issues now don't slip through the cracks in the building process and become major issues down the road.


Having your own inspector with you throughout the building process gives you the confidence that from foundation, to framing, to finishes, your new home is everything you would expect it to be.  Finding issues stage by stage increases the likelihood that they will be corrected and adds to the quality of your home as a finished product.


At FSI, we understand that the home building process can be quite stressful at times, but with our comprehensive inspections and detailed reports, you can feel confident every step of the way.

A key aspect of the home selling/ buying process is the home inspection.  You may worry as a seller that the buyer's home inspector will find issues with your home that will lead to costly repairs at your expense or a drawn out closing period.  Even worse, you may worry that the sale of your home will fall through all together.


To feel more confident upon the arrival of the buyer's inspector, arrange for your own pre-listing inspection. You can find issues you didn't know existed and correct them in your own time at a price that is reasonable for you.


With FSI, rest assured that your pre-listing inspection will be detailed, comprehensive and that it will lead to smoother, less stressful closing experience.



Pre-Listing Home Inspection

Other inspections offered

 The Post-Inspection Review

Your Inspection Process at Full Scope Inspection

About Full Scope Inspection

Standard rates include the inspection of 1 furnace, 1 air conditioning unit and 1 hot water heater.  Inspection of secondary units will be subject to an additional $5.00 charge per unit.


  • Up to 1999 sqft.- $300.00


  • 2000 - 2499 sqft.- $325.00


  • 2500 - 2999 sqft. - $350.00


  • 3000 - 3499 sqft. - $375.00


Properties larger than 3500 sqft. will be assessed and charged an additional .05/sqft.

New Construction Inspection

What it is: An essential part of the review process. It allows me to review all statements to assure you of their accuracy and to provide a more detailed explanation of the findings.

Why we do it: Most inspectors process and complete the reports on site.  I prefer not to do so.  The additional time and attention to detail that I provide ensures the most accurate for you, the client.  Even with this additional procedure, reports will be provided within 24 hours of the inspection.  Usually, you can count on receiving your full report the same day as your inspection.


Your report will state the facts and our opinion.  If needed, we will provide guidance on what you should do next.  Your report will also include photographs to illustrate important information and/or deficiencies. 


Following the post-inspection review of the findings, we will email you and other requested parties a copy of your inspection report.


"As your home inspector, my goal is to be your resource.  I encourage you to ask as many questions as you need to feel comfortable with your decision."--Larry Oleson, Full Scope Inspection


We do what it takes to give you the confidence that you have received a "Full Scope Inspection."