Our knowledgeable inspector has built trust in the community by providing exemplary service consistently.

On Time

With discipline instilled by the US Coast Guard, you can expect timely and professional conduct from our inspector.


You can count on The Coastal Guardian to do the job right the first time, every time.

Easy Appointments

Call and speak with Rachel or Jim.  They will answer all your questions and book your appointment quickly and easily.

Comprehensive Reports

Detailed reports with full-color digital photographs for every inspected area.  Easily accessed and utilized by you, your realtor, or your insurance agent.

Our Investment With You

You are encouraged to attend your inspection and to ask questions.  If unable to attend, we will happily report what we find via phone calls and interpret any details of the inspection.  Investing in Coastal Guardian means we invest our time in our clients.

Seasonal Home Care

Weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly services available to our seasonal residents.  We ensure your home-away-from-home is secure, protected, and guarded against damages while you’re away.

Our Services

We offer complete Home Inspections, Wind Mitigations, 4-Point Inspections, and our tailored-for-you Seasonal Home Guardian Services. Let us take the stress out of your home service needs!

Home Inspections

We inspect the major systems of the house. These include the Roof, Exterior, Structure, Electrical, Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Insulation, and Interior. Our goal is to identify any existing major problems that would affect a typical buyer’s decision to purchase.

Seasonal Home Care Service

A custom service built around your needs. Typical services include:

-Physically inspect property weekly-run water, flush toilets, ensure HVAC is operating properly, check for leaks and general well-being of property

-Ensure any additional owner-secured services are being conducted

-Provide owner a weekly update

Wind Mitigation Inspections

This is a specialty inspection performed on your home, to provide your insurance company specific information about your home’s construction.

Four Point Insurance Inspections

A Four Point Inspection focuses only on four main areas of interest:


Electrical wiring and panels

Plumbing connections and fixtures


Book an Inspection

Call or email us to quickly and easily book your inspection.

Have Questions?

We’re here to help! Email us and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.

Useful Links

We’ve compiled some useful links to some fantastic resources for you.


Our Mission:

Our promise is to provide you with the most thorough, easy to comprehend inspection, allowing you to feel confident in your decision to purchase or sell a home or investment property. We follow the InterNACHI standard of practice and go the extra mile to ensure every question is answered. We strive to perform the BEST, not the most, inspections possible.

About Us:

An Honorably Discharged Veteran, Jim retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in 2008 after serving his Country for over 20 years. He began his career as an enlisted service member, and after four years, joined the CG Reserve and returned to college, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He returned to Active Duty and after attending Officer Candidate School and graduating at the top of his class, was assigned to the Marine Inspection Office in NYC as a Marine Inspector and Marine Investigating Officer. His inspection duties included commercial ocean going cargo vessels, gas/chemical carriers, cruise ships, and small passenger vessels. He worked extensively onboard and in dry dock repair facilities in the US and abroad. He continued his duties in supervisory capacities as he advanced and transferred to locations in Alaska, the east coast, and the St. Lawrence Seaway in northern NY. He excelled in his inspection duties and brought that dedication and attention to detail to Home Inspections. In addition to being a certified and licensed home inspector, Jim has spent 2015-2017 further educating himself about Florida’s building codes and regulations through Indian River State College. (Please see below for a list of the classes he finished and mastered). He and his partner, Rachel, have completed numerous personal inspections, renovations, and sales of residential and investment properties. They bring their personal drive for excellence to their client’s endeavors. Dependable and committed to their clients, Jim and Rachel strive to instill confidence and satisfaction. They work within the framework of a quality certifying organization, International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) to ensure their accountability to their clients.

  • Methods and Materials of Construction, Finishes, and Systems
  • Florida Building Codes and OSHA Regulations
  • Residential Energy Fundamentals
  • Construction Office Practices
  • Concrete Construction Methods
  • Introduction to AutoCAD drafting methods
  • Methods and Materials of Construction, Basic Structure
  • Plans Interpretation, Residential
  • Plumbing and Electrical Systems
  • Florida Residential Building Codes and NEC Regulations
  • Construction Accounting and Cost Control
  • Plans Interpretation, Commercial
  • Construction Estimating, Finishes and Systems
  • Energy and Building Design

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