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Sarasota & Manatee Home Inspections

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! 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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Licensed and Insured
LIC. #HI-8530
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New Construction Home Inspections


Are you in the process of buying or building a new home in the Sarasota-Manatee region? If so, you may be considering the benefit of getting the home inspected before you take possession. New home builders range in quality and attention-to-detail. Secondly, all new home builders rely on subcontractors to assemble their projects. It is fair to say that you would need luck to buy a new home that did not require some sort of repair. In fact, to this day, we have not inspected a “perfect” new home.

Direct Inspections inspects the Roof, Electrical, Air Conditioning, Plumbing, Windows, Doors, Balconies, Appliances, Kitchens, Bathrooms and Interiors. We evaluate the water heater, visible plumbing supply lines and shut off valves, under sink waste lines, main water shut off, HVAC air hander, HVAC condenser, electrical panel, accessible outlets, GFCI protection, doors, windows, balconies, lanais, interior surfaces (non-cosmetic issues), fireplaces, smoke detectors, laundry, kitchen, oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, bathrooms, toilet, sinks, tubs and showers.

Roofing Systems Inspected


Heating & Air Conditioning Inspected


Plumbing Inspected


Electrical Systems Inspected


Attics Inspected


Appliances Inspected


Interiors Inspected


Exteriors Inspected


EXAMPLE: An investor recently hired us to inspect two brand new houses he was buying in the same development. Both were built by the same Florida builder simultaneously. However, that is where the similarities ended:

House A had the following issues: Windows were tight in the frame from poor installation; Air Conditioning condenser (outside unit) was not connected to the air handler (indoor unit); Bathroom power vents were not hooked up; Attic was missing insulation over the living room; Roof had over 25 broken/cracked tiles.

House B had the following issues: All 4 sinks were leaking (kitchen, master, guest and laundry); Water Heater in garage was burned out (a subcontractor turned the power on when it was still empty);  Half of the electrical outlets were wired backwards; HVAC system was installed correctly but was cooling poorly (it turned to to be low on refrigerant).

Our reports contained a to-do list with photos that the investor gave to the builder. He was able to get all of these items resolved before the closing on the homes.

Direct Inspections’ service area for new home inspections is Sarasota & Manatee counties. We service the region from Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Bird Key, City Island and Siesta Key to Venice. Inland, we service Parrish, Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, Sarasota, Nokomis, Osprey and Venice.