Our Kansas City Service Areas
We are based in Raymore, MO. and provide professional home inspection services within a 60-minute radius.
If you live inside that circle and don’t see your city, contact us.
We’ve poured thousands of hours into performing a better home inspection by using the past to predict the future and letting gravity help us find defects we can’t even see.
We call this group of skills:
And it NOT ONLY checks 100% of the items we can see, touch, and test (about 2000 in the average home).
It also uncovers problems that hide above ceilings, inside walls, under floors, behind furniture, and hidden by pesky storage items.
This helps us give you one of the best home inspections in Kansas City.
This is what you get when you choose
Bulldog Professional Inspection Services
for your home inspection:
1. Quick and Friendly Customer Service
We know you sometimes make important decisions after hours. That’s why we’re available to answer the phone and respond to your messages night and day.
We’ll also do our best to schedule your inspection on the day and time that works best for you.
2. Plain Language + Years of Experience
We’ve been a full-time home inspection company since 2003 and have learned a few things about our customers along the way.
For example, every home buyer is different.
You have your own wants, needs, experiences, expectations, demands, fears, and conditions.
Just like each home has its own unique story tell.
And why no two home inspectors are the same.
It’s also why we ask probing questions to give you better answers, more certainty, and smart recommendations based on experience.
So, when the clock is ticking, this helps you make confident decisions faster… whether you’re a first-time buyer or out-of-state investor.
This kind of service takes years of experience, practice, and effort and you won’t find anywhere else.
3. An Exhaustive Home Inspection That Finds The Things That REALLY Matter
Our MaxInspect™ Inspection System. It’s made up of a special set of skills that let us flesh out 95% of all defects:
Gravity is a relentless force working to flatten our homes.
But we use it to predict, track, and locate the source and direction of cracks, leaks, and other structural movement to better understand the impact they have on a home.
2. 100% inspection™
The idea is simple…if we can see it, touch it, and smell it; we will inspect it, test it, and report on it without exception.
While most inspection companies look at roughly 400 items, we look at nearly 2000-items in and around the average home and includes:
- Landscaping (drainage, driveway, porch, deck, and patios)
- Exterior (siding, outlets, windows, window wells, foundation, and retaining walls)
- Roof (soffits, fascias, rake boards, ventilation, shingles (including number of layers), flashings, and chimneys) – and we WILL walk every roof that’s safe
- Attic (insulation, ventilation, ductwork, electrical wiring, roof deck, and rafters)
- Every window
- Every door
- Every toilet
- Every sink
- Every tub and shower
- Every ceiling (including stains and cracks)
- Every floor (for waviness and unevenness)
- Every light and ceiling fan
- Every switch
- Every outlet
- Every air vent
- Every garage (including firewalls and openers)
- All appliances (that stay with the home)
- Foundation (for movement, cracking, and water seepage)
- Operation and testing of plumbing system (inside the home)
- Operation and testing of entire HVAC system (excluding A/C when outside temp. <60 deg)
- Testing and inspection of electrical system (inside and out)
3. Mystery Glitch™ Technique
You know the odd quirks inside a home you can’t always explain?
That’s a mystery glitch.
This usually happens in older homes, which is why it takes real experience to expose, track, and troubleshoot this trickery so you understand where they are, how they work, and if they spell trouble.
4. A Detailed And Easy-To-Read Home Inspection Report Delivered The Same Day
You may not know this, but the home inspection report is the most important part of the home inspection.
Why? Because it’s the only thing you keep when it’s over.
In fact, it’s the only proof a home inspection even happened.
The problem is most home inspectors make it confusing and incomplete.
But your home inspection report from Bulldog Professional inspection Services will be:
- Easy to navigate
- Easy to share
- Easy to download
- Written in plain, everyday language
- Full of enhanced and labeled digital photos
- Explained using easy-to-read 10key™ Comments
- Separated into Safety, Major, and Maintenance items
- Delivered the same day
5. Follow-up and Support After The Inspection
You will get a courtesy phone call after your home inspection to make sure you received your report with no problems, answer any questions you have, and make sure you were happy with our service.
Service Areas In Missouri
Blue Springs, MO.
“Steve took time to explain what he was looking at and what he was looking for.”
F. Davis -Blue Springs, MO.
That oasis later led to the erection of a permanent settlement on Woods Chapel Road.
Today, Blue Springs, MO. is known for its award-winning schools, close proximity to Kansas City and Columbia (home to the nearest White Castle restaurant), growing population, safe neighborhoods, easy access to I-70, and appreciating home values.
Some recent Blue Springs home inspections.
“Steve, I wanted to say thank you for a quality inspection job.
You were very thorough and both written and verbal information was extremely helpful. Your professional demeanor and expertise were great!
I would definitely recommend you to anyone that needs an inspection in the future. Thanks again”
P. Laney -Independence, MO.
What comes to your mind when you think of Independence, MO?
Is it the meth capital of the America?
Of course not. That’s so 1998.
If you’re like most Missourians (and history buffs), it’s the 33rd President of the United States.
In fact, he’s the only the president since 1896 to not have a college degree (he tried a few times, but kept changing his mind).
Independence was named after the Declaration of Independence, is the burial site of a certain infamous local outlaw’s nearly as infamous older brother, hosted not one – but two – civil war battles, and was a key part of the Oregon, California, and Santa Fe trails.
Today, Independence boasts the most massive genealogy library in America, a sister city in Japan (a diplomatic move on our part), and a visually striking Community of Christ world headquarters near the center of town.
It’s also a stone’s throw from the Chiefs and Royals stadiums, straddled by I-70 and I-435 hwys, the 5th largest city in Missouri, 15 minutes from Kansas City, chock full o’ historic landmarks, home to a great school district, progressive neighborhoods, growing population, and steadily rising house prices.
But don’t cross that home buying street without looking both ways. There are blind curves that can hit you like a bread truck without brakes if you’re not careful.
Some recent Independence home inspections.
“Great Job Steve… As a real estate broker I appreciate the thoroughness and accuracy of your inspection and the timeliness of getting our customer his reports.
I was surprised to see the inspection report available at 1:11 am the next morning.
Yes that was A.M. Thank you.”
B. Duncan -Grandview, MO.
“Isn’t that a grand view?”
Grandview, MO. is a town named for the majestic view from the steps of the general store in 1912.
The chicken ‘n biscuits that left a bad taste in their mouth…
When the Kansas Jayhawkers crossed into the future site of Grandview, they commandeered Solomon Young’s 600-acre farm (Harry Truman’s material grandfather) and killed the hogs, shot the chickens, and stole their silver while they forced his grandmother to make them biscuits until her hands bled (ouch!).
Later, the US Air Force turned Grandview into a military town along with all the perks that come with a booming and disciplined community.
It’s got top-ranked schools, a revitalized business community, historic landmarks, progressive neighborhoods, excellent accessibility to I-49, I-435, I-470, and Hwy 150, close proximity to Kansas City and Overland Park, manageable home prices, one of the lowest debt ratios in the Kansas City metro, and one of the most sustainable communities in Missouri.
So if you’re thinking about throwing down roots and raising a family lucky enough to call Grandview home, don’t forget the home inspection.
And since Grandview, MO. is home to the Bulldogs, it only makes sense to give Bulldog Professional Inspection Services a call when your offer gets accepted and you want one of the best home inspectors around.
Some recent Grandview home inspections.
Lee’s Summit, MO.
He was not feeling well but did the inspection anyway so my closing could happen quickly AND it was his wife’s birthday and he came out anyway…he was great to work with and gave me a flawless experience with a real professional inspector.”
R. Richerson -Lee’s Summit, MO.
And I can’t say enough good things about this town.
Some recent Lee’s Summit home inspections.
Kansas City, MO.
“Top to bottom thorough inspection – top of roof and attic all the way down to the sub-basement.”
M. Flint -Kansas City, MO.
Did you know Kansas City, MO. was almost called Possum Trot?
Yep. Rabbitville was also in the running (like what I did there? rabbit…run…anyway).
Thankfully, wiser heads prevailed or we might be rooting for The Possum Trot Chiefs or the Rabbitville Royals. 🙅🏽♂️
But, along with world-class barbeque, Kansas City, MO. also has the world-famous jazz music with its own district that’s home to the American Jazz Museum, and the Negro-Leagues baseball museum that honors black baseball’s rich history.
Kansas city also has a thriving downtown area, world-class dining and entertainment venues, Plaza shopping, casinos, and a sprawling metropolis surrounding the city, which helped Kansas City, MO. rank #51 in the top 150 Best Places to Live in the U.S in 2022 by U.S. News and World Report.
Kansas City is also home to the world champion Kansas City Royals (2015), Kansas City Chiefs (2020 and 2023), and boyhood homes of both Walt Disney (3028 Bellefontaine) and Ernest Hemingway (3733 Warwick).
And with all the hubub and central geographic location, Kansas City has literally become the place to be in the US – bringing unprecedented growth and making homes fly off the shelf like Tickle Me Elmo in 1996.
Some recent Kansas City, MO. home inspections.
“Steve made the inspection easy to understand and did a good job. My thoughts were reinforced when I spoke to friends and family more knowledgeable than me about homes and repairs. They reviewed the inspection report and also thought Steve did a great job!
Steve was professional, knowledgeable, and personable. The entire experience was a pleasure!”
J. Jimerson -Liberty, MO.
In fact, 2011 saw Liberty, MO. become #7 on Money Magazine’s ‘Best Places to Live’ in America.
Liberty, MO. has a top-notch school district, great parks and trails, quick access to I-35 and I-435 hwys, 20 min. to downtown Kansas City, safe neighborhoods, open spaces, booming corporate environment, and diverse culture.
Liberty is also the home of William Jewell College, Capitol Federal Sports Complex, Metropolitan Community College, the Battle of Liberty (September 17, 1861), 7 historic districts, and over 240 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic places.
But, before you don your side’s colors in the next re-enactment, make sure your new home gets a once-over by a high-quality Liberty home inspector to make sure your next battle doesn’t take place between you and your new home.
Some recent Liberty home inspections.
“Steve was very nice, thorough, and helpful. This made for a memorable experience, and I’ll be referring Steve to my friends and family.”
P. Baker -Raytown, MO.
Raytown, MO. began as an $800 treaty way back in 1826.
Some recent Raytown home inspections.
“Steve is a very thorough inspector and would recommend him to everyone!!! He gave very clear and concise explanations of all areas of the property.”
A. Bruce -Belton, MO.
It’s also the home of world-famous public speaker and author Dale Carnegie (who penned How To Win Friends And Influence People and also happens to be buried in the Belton Cemetary), the infamous Dalton Gang, short-lived home of 33rd president Harry S. Truman, and the 2012 X Factor winner Tate Stevens.
But, before you go around charming the pants off your neighbors, that warm box of wood we call a home still needs newfangled home inspection services to make sure you won’t run for cover after you move in.
Some recent Belton home inspections.
“I’ve purchased homes in the past and had experienced the inspection process. But I want it to be known that I was extremely impressed by the skills, knowledge and the professionalism that Mr. Steve Rodriguez has shown throughout the entire inspection and his written summary. I would certainly use his service in the future as well as to recommending him to anyone that would require a professional home inspection.”
R. Jones -Raymore, MO.
Raymore, MO. has been the location of Bulldog Professional Inspection Services since 2014.
Raymore, MO. also has easy highway accessibility with I-49 and US 50 hwy just minutes away, an award-winning Ray-Pec public school district, is one of the fastest growing cities in Missouri, only 25 minutes from Kansas City, has a sizeable median income, an attractive 80% home ownership, and puts you smack dab in the middle of one of the top commercial markets in the country.
But don’t be too quick to roll out the welcome mat, because even though Raymore, MO. is an exceptional place to live with quality homes built by quality builders in quality neighborhoods, they’re still made of wood, so it will still need world-class home inspectors to make sure the Raymore house you choose ends up becoming the home you love.
Some recent Raymore home inspections.
“Hi Steve. You explained everything clearly and you were completely honest. I also appreciate that even to this day, I still have the option to call you with any questions I might have.
That is really impressive and comforting!
Steve showed up the first time to do the inspection and we were in the middle of a crisis (flooded kitchen!!) He put off the inspection until we got the situation solved and made sure that as soon as we were ready, he was available!
Even though he wasn’t doing the inspection the first time, he still took a look at the water damage and took pictures.
He did not have to do any of that and I was incredibly grateful that he did!”
R. Osborn -Harrisonville, MO.
Harrisonville, MO. is named for Albert J. Harrison, one of Missouri’s first Congressmen.
Harrisonville, MO. was established in 1837 and even though it might be small in size (10k as of the 2020 census), it’s big when it comes to history, small town charm, famous (and infamous) figures, and wide open spaces.
In fact, Harrisonville’s town square is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was once the home of 33rd President Harry S. Truman, and the birthplace of Edward Capehart O’Kelley (the man who killed Robert Ford, the man who killed Jesse James).
So, if you’re thinking about moving to Harrisonville, MO., be sure to put quality home inspectors square in your sights before hanging up your six shooters or you might wind up with a Harrisonville home that looks like a pig with lipstick.
Some recent Harrisonville home inspections.
Services Areas In Kansas
“Your inspection was very helpful!
After looking at the issues with the house, and the lack of flexibility of the seller, I have to walk away from this house.
Although I loved the house, the issues that the seller would not fix let me walk away knowing that I did the right thing because if I would have dealt with all these issues myself it would cost me a lot of money!”
K. Twenter -Lenexa, KS.
Lenexa, KS. has a long and rich history.
Which isn’t surprising with Lenexa’s award-winning Shawnee Mission school district, low crime, easy access to I-35 and I-435 hwys, short distance to Kansas City, world-class restaurants, family friendly neighborhoods, open spaces, booming corporate environment, and diverse culture.
Lenexa is also known as the City of Festivals, home to the annual Lenexa Chili Challenge, the Lenexa Outdoor Concert Series, Tails on the Trails Pet Festival, Great Lenexa BBQ Battle, and even a tribute Spinach Festival.
Some recent Lenexa home inspections.
“I’ll be referring you to everyone! You made this easy and explained everything since it was our first time!!”
A. Powers -Shawnee, KS.
Shawnee, KS. was later renamed for the Shawnee Indians who first occupied the area in the early 1800s.
Shawnee is also home to Shawnee Mission Park, hosted to the Oregon, California and Santa Fe Trails, and thrived during the Great Depression as on of the leading fruit and vegetable producers in the region.
Some recent Shawnee home inspections.
“I was very pleased in the manner the report was presented. The report was delivered within the timeframe established between the realtors.
Steve was very professional and knowledgeable. Steve was very clear in his explanations, and I am proceeding with the purchase of this home based on this inspection report.
I would refer Bulldog Professional Inspection Services because Steve spoke in lay terms, making is easy for me to make my decision with confidence.
Sitting down together after the inspection and going over key points made the experience memorable and was very helpful!”
A. Keena -Olathe, KS.
And with award-winning schools, quick access to I-35 hwy, K-7 hwy, K-10 hwy, and a quick 30-min drive to the University of Kansas, it’s easy to see why Money Magazine ranked Olathe, KS. #13 on its list of Best Small Cities in America in 2006.
Some recent Olathe home inspections.
Overland Park, KS.
“Steve’s thoroughness was amazing…the most professional inspection process I have ever been through!”
R. Johannes -Overland Park, KS.
That’s quite a feat, but when you consider Overland Park’s award-winning Blue Valley school district, low crime, easy access to I-35 and I-435 hwys, proximity to Kansas City, world-class restaurants, family friendly neighborhoods, open spaces, booming corporate environment, and diverse culture, you can see that it’s well-deserved.
Some recent Overland Park home inspections.
“I will refer Bulldog to friends and family.
Steve was great and took the extra time to walk us through the entire inspection process.
When we encountered an issue with a water leak and were unable to complete the inspection on the scheduled date Steve had no problem coming back and helping finish the process.”
R. Capps -Leawood, KS.
That’s because he explored the area in the early 1700s.
But Leawood, KS. was first occupied by Native Americans.
Then after Oscar G. Lee bought a large plot of land, and the Kroh brothers put up a residential area in 1948, the city Leawood was born.
It’s also full of manicured parks, clean streets, award-winning schools, churches, world-class dining and shopping, highly desirable homes, and all the modern conveniences the founders wanted when they settled the area.
And even though sleepy Leawood, KS. was ranked one of the Top 50 best places to live in 2020 by Money magazine, it takes a great home inspector to make sure your new Leawood home doesn’t become a nightmare after you move in.
Some recent Leawood home inspections.
Kansas City, KS.
“I was very, very impressed with your professionalism.
You did a thorough job and provided a very detailed write-up of the inspection for us to keep.
I would highly recommend Steven Rodriguez to anyone wanting a quality home inspection.”
J. Summers -Kansas City, KS.
Kansas City, KS. started in 1872 after KCMO was already created, established, and growing.
The leaders may have thought they had more right to it since they actually lived in Kansas (even though Missouri took the ‘Kansas’ in Kansas City from the Kansas river, which took it from Kansa Indians), but the record books say the leaders took the name ‘Kansas City’ hoping to see growth like Missouri was having.
Both cities are still separate today, but together they make up the Kansas City metro area.
But don’t go thinking KCMO has much on Kansas City, KS.
It also has the Great Wolf Lodge (North America’s largest indoor water park), shopping at Nebraska Furniture Mart, Cabela’s hunting and fishing superstore, and Legends Outlet stores, great schools, great neighborhoods, wide open spaces, golf courses, exceptional cultural diversity and all the great food that comes along with it.
Not to mention, Kansas City, KS. has great highway access with I-70, K-7, I-29, and I-35, is only 35 min. to the University of Kansas, and is packed full of historic and established neighborhoods that help KCK enjoy the same growth as the rest of the metro.
But wipe that drool off your chin before you start picking paint colors because it’s still too early to change the locks and have a piñata party.
Some recent Kansas City, KS. home inspections.
Prairie Village, KS.
“Steve was very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. I feel my safety was well cared for and Steve gave me good information to take to the repairmen to correct the problems found.
I appreciated the confident referral from my agent, and the quality of the inspection lived up to all my hopes and expectations.
The whole process gave me much more confidence in my decision throughout the purchase process for my home! “
A. Davis -Prairie Village, KS.
Prairie Village, KS. is a 6 square mile area dreamed up by local legend JC Nichols in 1941 and got its name from the Prairie School (Prairie Elementary today) and the way it looked like a ‘village on the prairie.’
And while it was established in 1941, it wasn’t a city until 1951, despite being the Best Planned Community in America in 1949.
Today, Prairie Village, Ks. is a beautifully landlocked community hidden in the heart of the city and only minutes the famed Plaza shopping area.
But before you go and move into one of these landlocked lovelies, you’ll need to hire quality Prairie Village home inspectors to make sure the foundation isn’t cracked, and the ink isn’t the only thing that stays dry.