About Us

Advocates Home Inspection provides licensed and certified home inspection services, including property management inspections in and around Arlington (Jacksonville), FL

Doug McCullough
Licensed And Certified Home Inspector

I am a real estate investor and certified master home inspector with over 30 years’ experience in home construction, repair, remodeling and consultation. My investigative approach starts before the inspection, researching the listing, tax and county records to formulate the best plan for a complete and educational report. My approach to home inspection, is to follow the mandated standards of practice, while also being guided by the experience of personally owning over 30 different homes.

In the role of a home inspector, I find it important to share with clients that I work in their best interests at all times. What this means above all else, is that a home inspection from me is a one-time cost that will always be performed to your educational benefit through documentation and reporting. I have not, nor will I ever sell products or additional services as an upcharge to my clients, as I see it as being contradictory to the interest of the client.

The report I create for my clients is their intellectual property to use to the best of their gains, and not anyone else’s. Furthermore, all of my reports are saved to the cloud, so that in the future, if someone claims a client needs something for their home that is different from what is documented in the report, I encourage the client to contact me before they give that person or company money, or sign a contract. As I mentioned before, I am a real estate investor and a home inspector. Working for clients is opportunity to protect their investment from people that come after me and try to sell them something they do not need.

As an independent owner and operator of my business, I look forward to working with you and answering any questions you may have about the house you are looking to make into your home, or your next real estate investment.

Working in your best interest,

Doug

 

With over 25 years of experience in the Home Improvement Industry, Advocates Home Inspection, LLC, is your industry expert in Arlington (Jacksonville), FL. We are certified and trained by InterNACHI, ASHI and DPOR.

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Certified Master Inspector

Certified Master Inspectors (CMIs)® are the best inspectors in the world. CMI® is a professional designation available to all qualifying inspectors who wish to become Board-Certified by the Master Inspector Certification Board. All CMIs® are experienced, dedicated to education, and have a proven record in the inspection industry.
Verified Certified Master Inspector

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InterNACHI Certified

InterNACHI is the International Association of Certified Inspectors, which is the world's largest nonprofit association of residential and commercial property inspectors. InterNACHI provides its members with accredited training and education, free benefits, expert advise, and peer support.
InterNACHI Member # 18061132

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ASHI Certified

ASHI is the American Society of Home Inspectors, which is the oldest and most respected professional association for home inspectors in North America. ASHI promotes standards for property inspections and provides educational programs needed to achieve excellence in the profession.
ASHI Member #266075

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CAPS Certified

Certified aging-in-place specialists (CAPS) offer services to seniors and older adults as home remodelers, healthcare professionals, and home care providers. These services are popular among those who want to maintain their dignity and independence as they age. A CAPS professional can help modify homes to make them safer and more comfortable for aging adults.

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What Others Have To Say…

"Doug and his team at Advocates Home Inspection are truly exceptional. Doug's professionalism is unparalleled, and his expertise is evident in the meticulousness of his inspections. What impressed me most about Doug is not just his comprehensive understanding of home inspections as a whole, but his keen insight into nuances dictated by a home's specific location and the era in which it was constructed in.

As a buyer looking to purchase an older home, knowing the number of issues you need to look out for can feel overwhelming. Yet, Doug's thorough approach never felt intimidating. Instead, he has this incredible knack for breaking down complex findings into easily digestible terms, ensuring I was informed every step of the way. He also explained everything in terms of "house issues" and "home issues" to help me grasp the urgency, and potential cost/impact of each of his findings. His knowledge, paired with his genuine desire to advocate for us as homeowners, instilled a sense of confidence and trust.

For anyone in need of a home inspection, I wholeheartedly recommend Doug and Advocates Home Inspection. Their excellence, integrity, and thoroughness are unmatched, and you'll walk away feeling not just as a client, but as a homeowner who's been truly advocated for."


Nicholas P.

 

"Doug is a truly outstanding home inspector, a consummate professional, and a friendly and genuine person. Working with him was just about the best experience I could imagine. He is obviously passionate about what he does, takes pride in his work, and clearly has the best interests of his clients at heart. He went above and beyond in going over every detail of our new home, and meticulously documented everything for future reference. He also took the time to answer all of our questions and make sure that we actually understood all of his findings, which as prospective first time homeowners is invaluable. His report was incredibly detailed, and provided us with what will essentially be a homeowners manual of everything there is to know about our new house. Thanks to Doug's work, I feel extremely confident that I understand the investment I am about to make.

If you need a home inspector, hire Doug. Period. I know I will absolutely work with him in the future again should the need arise, and will recommend him wholeheartedly to absolutely anyone looking for a home inspector."


Eric P.

 

"Doug was our home inspector when we bought our house in May 2019. The market was hot, houses were getting sold in a matter of hours and we'd been looking for months, but we still didn't want to buy our first home without inspection. So we decided to do one for information purposes only and hired Doug. It was the best decision we could've made. Doug was thorough, extremely knowledgeable, and very patient. His expertise showed every time he pointed something in the house that needed attention. Being that it was our first home, we had a lot of questions during the inspection and he always responded to them without hesitation. He walked us through the whole house and helped us understand the areas that needed improvement. He was never in a rush and he took the time to explain things properly. We needed to close in 15 days and Doug again delivered on his word and professionalism by providing us with the inspection report only 24 hours after. The report, as he promised, had every single detail mentioned in the home inspection, along with instructions on how different valves and switches work that we had no idea what they were for. We felt confident about the home and ended up getting it, even after a bit of a war price. That's how confident we felt about the house and I truly believe Doug's report helped us build that confidence. A year later we contacted Doug to inspect our new roof, since we wanted that piece of mind that the new roof was installed properly. Doug again over-delivered; he showed up on time, climbed into our attic and inspected our roof thoroughly; no issues there. Even though I insisted to pay for the roof inspection he never wanted to take any money from us. He said that it was part of the service he offered as being our home inspector. Doug is truly a gem in this industry, very knowledgeable about houses and structures, very passionate about his work, and a person that will be there to answer all your questions, regardless of how long it has been. I cannot recommend Doug enough; his customer service is exceptional, something that you don't see much anymore these days."


Karina G.

 

"Doug was fast, thorough and helpful! He was recommended by our realtor and I can see why. We had a quick turn for our home inspection and Doug was out to the property the same day. He gave us so much peace of mind in making such a big purchase!"


Caroline K.

 

"By far the best home inspector I’ve encountered. Doug takes so much pride in his work and the reports he puts together shows. He explains everything he is testing, seeing, and recommending. He encourages questions during the process and leaves no stone unturned. I cannot recommend advocates home inspection enough!"


Bryan C.

 

"Best home inspection period. If you are in need of a home inspection, stop and schedule with Doug NOW! Unmatched knowledge, professional experience, and integrity. Doug truly looks out for his clients as if their purchase were his own. He is an expert building scientist. He is thorough, honest, and personable. Upon completion of his inspection you will have a complete clarity on the health of the home, the extent of potential corrections required, and access to a vast network of reliable subcontractors to perform the work. I cannot thank Doug enough for his diligence, clarity and care. He is a true professional."


Gary G.

 

"My wife and I worked with Doug of Advocate Home Inspections three times. He completed our pre-drywall, final walk through, and one year home inspections. We can confidently say that you should never go through the home building inspection without Doug. He helped us identify issues with incorrect plumbing, HVAC issues, and electrical safety concerns. Our home is safer and we have had a better experience living in our home thanks to Doug’s professional and thorough inspections. Money spent on a home inspection from Doug is money well spent and I would never go through the home buying process without having Doug by our side."


Josiah

 

"Doug has been extremely informative and helpful throughout the entire home inspection process. He has even provided exceptional service with providing recommendations on who to contact for home repairs. His communication and responsiveness to answer questions for us has been quick, thorough, and always detailed. We could not have been recommended a better home inspector. We are grateful for Doug."


Josiah

 

"Doug not only helped us with our initial home inspection, but he was there for me and my family with any projects we had weeks later with our home. Whenever we needed assistance or had questions with home projects, he would answer and provide exceptional service, excellent recommendations, and connected us with reputable and highly skilled professionals around the area. He not only gave us peace moving into our new house, but he has helped us make it our new home!

I highly recommend Doug McCullough for anything that you or your family might need regarding home inspections if you are looking to buy now, or in the future! He is a professional at heart, and also a great friend.

Doug, thank you for everything!!!"


James W.

 

"Doug is the very best! My husband and I had Doug do two home inspections for us - in both cases, he was patient, thorough, and made sure that we understood everything that he was doing. He took the time to educate us about our new home, and all of his inspections are followed up by an extremely detailed, and easy-to-read report. On top of this, he is just simply a really nice guy. We loved working with him!"


Julia H.

 

"Would give Doug more stars if possible. He's an extremely knowledgeable and friendly inspector, and clearly takes his job as an advocate for home buyers seriously. I was able to be present during the inspection, and Doug provided an excellent commentary on his observations as he went - and an even more detailed report afterwards. Extremely happy, and would absolutely recommend!"


Brandon W.

 

"Doug really takes the time to do things right; a detailed inspection, written report, and in-person explanation that truly acquaint you with your new home. His commitment to his clients does not end with the report...he prides himself on being there for you with any issue that pops up later on. In fact, Doug took the time to come back to our house to help my wife and I with an issue that popped up a few months after our inspection. The icing on the cake is that he is a genuinely nice guy who is passionate about and professional in what he does. Strongly recommend!"


Josgua L.

 

"I'm not one to usually leave a review, but Doug deserves all the five star reviews possible! Doug is extraordinarily thorough in his reports, knowledgeable in the process, passionate about the craft, and thoughtful in his follow ups. As a first time homebuyer the process can be extremely confusing and overwhelming Doug he was so patient and helpful to us and it truly made the world of a difference. Doug is a quality guy who does quality work and I would definitely recommend him for all your home inspection needs!"


Victoria C.

 

"Home inspection Services - Doug did a phenomenal home inspection! He is thorough, committed to education and empowerment, and entertaining. I greatly appreciated his sense of humor and dedication to balancing providing education with honest advice in a fun way. The report was easy to follow and presented as he described it would be. It's a comprehensive home manual that is a highly valuable resource. I felt informed, empowered, and have great memories from working with Doug. I know I can count on him for any questions in the future and he's my #1 inspector recommendation to anyone. Great vibes and amazing advice."


Natasha B.

 

Contact Us

Advocates Home Inspection provides professional inspection services in the following areas throughout Florida:

Arlington, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Nassau, and St. Johns

Have more questions?
To schedule an inspection please call, email, or reach out through the contact form. We look forward to getting the opportunity to work with you.

Phone: (904) 578-9478
Email: doug@advocateshomeinspection.com

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