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Hello, I'm Michael Koester, CMI (Certified Master Inspector) & Founder of Direct Inspections. We are a professional, customer-focused inspection company working in the Sarasota & Manatee region. Our inspections include evaluation of the Roofing System, Air Conditioning, Electrical, Plumbing, Structure, Interior, Pool & Spa. For you convenience, we can also schedule an independent Termite Specialist & HVAC Professional at no additional charge! Furthermore, we can provide contacts for special examinations including Mold, Dock & Davit, Elevator, Chinese Drywall and many more. Just ask!
Michael Koester, CPI, Home Inspector
Michael Koester, CMI, Owner
Direct Inspections
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State of Florida
Licensed and Insured
LIC. #HI-8530
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“Michael, the owner of Direct Inspections, did a house inspection for us in December 2019. He showed up at the exact time he said he would. Michael also had 3 separate, independent inspectors for the HVAC system, a pool inspector and a termite inspector during the 3 hour inspection. All of the inspectors were friendly and quite knowledgeable. Each one took the time to explain things to me and listened to my concerns and gave my concerns extra attention. Michael had the special tools necessary to do an excellent job including an infrared detector to make sure the heat and AC distribution was efficient. I was told I would have the completed report by the end of the day and it was delivered via email as promised along with pictures of the troubling areas. Michael was well organized, methodical and very detailed. Although I am now retired, I was a real estate investor and property manager for 25 years and oversaw the complete maintenance of apartment complexes and industrial buildings I owned. I have dealt with hundreds of contractors while renovating many buildings. Michael stands out at the top of the list of contractors who are very competent, well organized and at the same time easy to communicate with.” – Candace M. from Google Reviews


“Upon reaching out to Direct Inspections I was connected with Michael K. who immediately went to work accommodating our busy schedule and providing insights as to how best prepare and maintain our vacation home. He arrived promptly in the early morning on the day of inspection and spent the first hour scrutinizing the home’s exterior, before even ringing the bell to come inside. Thanks for saving the rest of my family the extra hour of sleep. By the end of his inspection he gathered us together and went through each area of the house recounting his observations. He elucidated issues and responsibilities in caring for our residence that we had not even considered, as well as answered all our questions and concerns. The contractors he brought with him, at no charge mind you, to inspect the HVAC and termite/pest concerns of the home, were very knowledgeable and courteous. Before the end of the day we received an incredibly comprehensive report, with pictures detailing each area of concern and recommendations for it’s repair, in addition to noting parts of the residence that were in sound condition. I can’t imagine a more professional, thorough and attentive person for the job; we are truly glad we found Direct Inspections.” – Brett K. – Google Reviews


“Where do I start? If I could give this company 10 stars instead of 5, I would. We hired Direct Inspections to inspect a brand new house that we purchased here in Venice, Florida. We originally called to speak to Michael back in March of 2018 when we went to contract on the house. He explained to us over the phone exactly what was included in a home inspection. We were very impressed with what he had to say… Fast forward to November, 2018. We are closing on the house next week and called Direct Inspections to set up an appointment for Michael to meet us there to do a new home inspection. Michael showed up on time and started his very detailed, thorough inspection on the outside of the house. Nothing was overlooked. He found two roof tiles that had slight cracks in them, completely checked every, single inch of the exterior of the house from the ground up. In the interior, if you could see it, Michael checked it. Even the things that you normally would not see, Michael checked. He was in the attic to make sure it was built properly (structure), I could go on and on about how thorough he was. Pictures were taken wherever he found an issue. Michael even found issues that the construction manager overlooked (when we presented these issues to the construction manager, he replied, “good find”). It took him approximately 3 hours for the whole inspection. The best part, 6 hours later, we had a very detailed, 49 page report to give to our construction manager. He included a 9 page summary (with pictures) that we handed to the construction manager the next morning! If you are looking for a honest, thorough, professional home inspection company, Direct Inspections is the one! We will use Michael again if we ever purchase another new or older home! You will not be disappointed.” – L.S. from Google Reviews


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