Big Island Inspections by Pacific Inspection Group, located at 16-566 Keaau-Pahoa Road in Keaau, has provided quality home inspections in Hawaii for over a decade. Pacific Inspection Group is owned by Tom Burgess, an experienced and certified home and condo inspector who has inspected over 5000 houses, condos, and commercial buildings all over the Big Island: Kona, Hilo, Waimea, Volcano, Oceanview, Waikoloa, Kamuela and everywhere in between.

Tom’s passion for inspection started more than twenty years ago in Chicago as a general contractor, and then as a commercial building inspector for the City of Chicago. He came to Hawaii in 2005 and established Pacific Inspection Group as a leader in premier home inspections direct to the buyer and making it the top rated inspection business in Hawaii.

Unlike other home inspectors, Tom notes that “he is not dependent on real estate agents for work.” A certified Master Inspector, he conducts thorough and honest home inspections for all residential property in and around Hawaii Island so that the home buyer knows exactly what he or she is buying. “The prices on homes are on the rise,” Tom says. Land remains a great investment especially since it is a limited asset or as Tom’s dad once said, “they aren’t making more of it.” “Except, of course, in Hawaii,” Tom jokes, “but that won’t be anytime too soon.”

The inspection the buyer gets from Pacific Inspection Group typically can include the following things:

Foundation and support structure
Safety controls
Water heater
Electrical capacity & components
Structural integrity
Steps and stairs
Central Air Conditioning system
Walks and driveways
Built-in appliances
Plumbing system & fixtures
Garages, Carports, Workshops or other external buildings
Surface drainage
Windows & doors
Gutters & downspouts

Some of the fixes on these issues may cost only a few dollars, but some can cost tens of thousands of dollars. The wise prospective home buyer should know upfront so that the dream home does not end up the costly nightmare. Pacific Inspection Group carries E&O and general liability insurance for the buyer’s protection and peace of mind, and promises to buy back the home at full purchase if anything is missed in the inspection. In addition, Tom is a member of NACHI and IAQ2 and can provide certified inspections for mold, asbestos, and lead.

Pacific Inspection Group provides service in Hilo and Kailua-Kona seven days a week. Home buyers who need more information or would like to arrange for an inspection should contact the website at

Tom Burgess
Company: Big Island Inspections
Address: 16-566 Keaau-Pahoa Rd, Keaau, HI 96749
Phone: (808) 344-0974

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