Waukesha Home Inspector

Home Inspectors | Waukesha County

For more than two decades, we have been helping home buyers in Waukesha and southeastern Wisconsin make smart property investments. We are delighted to be your home inspector and look forward to working together.

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Scot McLean | Milwaukee Home Inspector
License # 0083-106

About Us

When you work with Towne & Country for your Waukesha home inspection, you can rest easy knowing you’re working with the best in the area. Scot McLean has been a certified home inspector and radon measurement provider for over two decades in Wisconsin. He was the President of the Milwaukee chapter of WAHI (Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors). If you have a historic home, Scot is your guy. He is passionate about historic home inspection and preservation and is a member of both the Wisconsin Trust for Historic Preservation and Wisconsin Historical Society. He also holds certifications with the American Society of Home Inspections (ASHI) and National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP).

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What to Know Before Your Inspection

We’d like to take a moment to introduce ourselves and review some important information before your Home Inspection.

Home Inspection Contract

Below are links to both our home inspection contract and the Wisconsin State Standards for Home Inspections. When you’re ready, please review and fill out the 3-page contract form that’s linked below, sign at the lines and X when you feel comfortable and knowledgeable. The inspection can’t be performed without your signature on the agreement being returned prior to the start of the inspection.

If you want to attend the inspection, please let us know.

Home Inspection Basics

If you have any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to ask us — we want you to feel informed and comfortable with every aspect of the process. Remember that inspections are visual only; random testing is conducted for certain items (like doors or windows), but this does not constitute an engineering report or a technically exhaustive survey.

A sample report is available below for you to review.

When an issue is discovered during that process, it may be necessary to call in an expert (e.g., PE engineer, plumber, electrician) for more information about what the issues are and their associated costs. At this point we would indicate how large an issue it might be, however, we do not provide estimates or constructions regarding repair costs — these need to be obtained within your Purchase Agreement’s home inspection contingency period.

Smaller issues are noted purely for your knowledge only; they’re not typically considered Real Estate items requiring seller repairs. Significant issues are noted accordingly.

Finally, we’ll need access to any related paperwork (Property Condition Report etc.), estimates, or reports that may provide more insight into longer-term happenings in relation to seepage or repair history — particularly if the owner has lived in their home for a number of years already!

Help Us Help You

We are at your service, so please let us know if there any special issues or items you would like us to focus on during our time there and we will let you know what is possible.

We’re happy to help answer all of your questions — now and after the inspection too — so don’t hesitate to reach out!

Looking forward to helping you with your Waukesha home inspection!

All the Best,
Scot McLean
Owner & Milwaukee Area Home Inspector


Price was very reasonable and the service was superior. Anything that wasn’t understood was thoroughly explained without hesitation or problem. I could tell the inspector was passionate about his job and he wanted me to have a clear understanding on the findings during the inspection, Five stars truly isn’t enough… Their service is beyond great.

Scot was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. As first-time home buyers, we really appreciated how he explained everything and answered all our questions. He gave us the inspection report within 12 hours! Scot is reasonably priced and we would definitely recommend him to anyone.

I am a first time home buyer and was a little nervous about this process. I found Scot to be very friendly and thorough. He paid attention to detail and explained everything as he went along, and answered any questions I had. I highly recommend this company! Starting from the initial call with Bonnie to set up an appointment to receiving the report, I was met with friendly, thorough, helpful service.

Excellent to work with! Very thorough, and talked to me through the inspection telling me what would need to be done or what was a safety hazard. Definitely would recommend using them for your home inspection! I had my home inspection report the next day and it was very thorough and complete! We are very satisfied and happy with the outcome of the results and gives us some negotiating factors to go off of and work with the sellers! Thank you John and Scot for helping us make our home buying experience just a little bit easier, and taking a piece of stress off of us!

I was extremely pleased with the services (Home Inspection and Radon Test) provided by Towne & Country Building Inspection. Scot was very professional and very easy to do business with. He is knowledgeable and pays attention to detail, which is especially important when it comes to conducting a home inspection. Scot was very polite and was very accommodating with getting the inspection conducting in a timely manner. Scot shared his expertise during the inspection and provided additional information to help explain situations at hand. Scot provided a detailed report in the same day, which was greatly appreciated, even though not expected! I would highly recommend hiring Scot again for a home inspection or other services Towne & Country Building Inspection provides. Thank you, Scot!

I had a fantastic experience from start to finish with Towne and Country! Bonnie was wonderful with figuring out a time that worked with my busy schedule, explaining how the inspection would work, and the different options I had available. On inspection day, Scot was super thorough and went over the house really well. He was great at explaining general maintenance that I would want to keep track of from season to season. He was very detailed and definitely gave me a ton of information that I would need to know. For a first time homebuyer it was really valuable having such a great company helping me out. Made me feel much more confident in my purchase and becoming a homeowner. AWESOME EXPERIENCE!


Do I need to be present during the inspection?

While you don’t necessarily need to be present for your inspection, it’s a good idea to plan to attend. For many inspections, being present allows you to ask questions, get answers in real time, and point out any issues or concerns you may have without relying on a third-party contractor. This is also a chance to learn more about the details of the home or commercial property you’re planning to purchase, including where important elements like the fuse box are. Regardless of if you attend the entire inspection, it’s especially important to come at the end so the inspector can review their findings with you.

How long does a home inspection typically take?

A typical home inspection takes about two to three hours, depending on the size and complexity of the property. During a home inspection, we will check for potential issues with all major components such as the plumbing, electrical, HVAC systems, and structural components like walls and foundations. Additionally, we will check appliances, inspect crawl spaces and attics, and look for signs of water damage or pests. It’s important to note that the time spent on a home inspection may vary based on these factors, as well as any special requests from the client.

What kinds of inspections do you perform?

At Towne & Country, we offer a wide variety of inspection services, including home inspections in Waukesha and surrounding communities, commercial property inspections, historic home inspections, radon testing, and termite inspections. Click here to learn more about our services. 

Do you provide a written report with the results of my inspection?

Yes, we provide a detailed written report with the results of your inspection. Our report will include photos and descriptions of any areas that need attention or repair. It also includes our recommendations for corrective action and information on possible safety hazards. The report is delivered digitally and provides a helpful summary of everything that was inspected as well as any findings.

What areas will you inspect during my home inspection service?

During our home inspection service, we will inspect the major components and systems of your home such as plumbing, electrical, HVAC, insulation, crawl spaces, attics, and structural components. We’ll also check for any signs of pests or water damage and inspect all appliances. Additionally, we can provide specific inspection services based on your needs such as radon testing or termite inspections.

Will you provide any recommendations or advice on how to repair any issues found during my inspection?

While we know our way around a home, as home inspectors, we are unable to provide any recommendations or advice on how to repair any issues discovered during your home inspection. However, we will review our findings with you in detail so you are equipped to make the best decisions moving forward. In some cases, it may be necessary to seek out the help of a qualified contractor or specialist in order to get the best results in resolving these issues.

Are there any issues that are covered or not covered by your inspections?

Our home inspections cover a wide range of items and areas in order to ensure that your new home is safe and up to code. However, certain areas are not inspected due to safety or other reasons. Home inspections are visual inspection, so anything that is behind walls or otherwise out of sight is not covered. Our inspectors will explain what areas are not inspected during the inspection and why they cannot be safely examined. Additionally, we are available to answer any questions you may have about what is or isn’t covered in the scope of the inspection.

Is it possible to book an appointment in advance or is it limited to same-day service only?

Yes, it is possible to book an appointment for a home inspection in advance. We quickly and efficiently to ensure that you can get your inspection booked as soon as possible. We offer same-day inspections if availability allows, as well as appointments in advance based on the inspector’s schedule. Call us today to book your appointment: (414) 228-6573

Can I contact you after the inspection if I have further questions about its results and/or recommendations?

Of course, we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the inspection results. Our experts can provide additional information and recommendations for any repairs or improvements that may be needed. After the inspection, a comprehensive report will also be available to you in order to review the findings at your convenience. If you have any additional questions or need further clarification, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

What type of qualifications and certifications do your inspectors have to carry out an accurate assessment of my property?

When you work with Towne & Country for your Waukesha home inspection, you can trust that you are in the capable hands of Scot McLean. Scot is a certified home inspector and radon measurement provider with over two decades of experience in Wisconsin. He holds state-approved certifications and is a member of both the Wisconsin Trust for Historic Preservation and Wisconsin Historical Society. His extensive knowledge covers multiple areas including construction, plumbing, electrical systems, safety codes, HVAC systems, and structural integrity. Furthermore, he is certified by the American Society of Home Inspections (ASHI) as well as the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP). You can rest easy knowing that your property investment is in the hands of one of Waukesha’s most knowledgeable experts.

Do you also inspect commercial buildings and what is the difference between residential and commercial inspections?

Yes, we do inspect commercial buildings as well. The differences between residential and commercial inspections are mainly in the scope of the inspection. Residential inspections are typically more focused on the health and safety of inhabitants while commercial inspections emphasize structural integrity and functionality of the building, taking into account any underlying systems such as electrical or plumbing. Additionally, commercial inspectors may consider zoning regulations, fire codes, disability access requirements, and other factors that may not be applicable to residential assessments.

What do you look for in a historic home inspection?

When inspecting a historic home, our home inspector will assess the overall structure of the building, focusing on things like rot or decay. They will also check for wear and tear, termites, and pests, as well as any water damage. The inspector will additionally look at the electrical systems and plumbing to ensure they are up to code and meet modern safety standards. Additionally, they often use specialist tools such as thermal imaging cameras to determine if any insulation is missing or faulty. Finally, an important part of a historic home inspection is looking for any structural changes that may have been made to the original design of the house which could indicate changes in functionality or even health concerns.

Do you serve Waukesha County in addition to Milwaukee County?

Yes, we are proud to provide you with an expert home inspection in Waukesha County or Milwaukee County.

We Offer Home Inspections in the Following Cities

Waukesha County

  • Menomonee Falls
  • Merton
  • Brookfield
  • Oconomowoc
  • Waukesha
  • Lannon
  • Lisbon
  • North Lake
  • Hartland
  • Okauchee
  • Pewaukee
  • Sussex
  • Delafield

Washington County

  • West Bend
  • Germantown
  • Hubertus
  • Richfield
  • Hartford
  • Slinger
  • Kewaskum
  • Jackson
  • Allenton

Walworth County

  • Lake Geneva
  • Delavan

Jefferson County

  • Ixonia

Ozaukee County

  • Cedarburg
  • Grafton
  • Port Washington

Milwaukee County

  • Milwaukee
  • Wauwatosa
  • Franklin
  • Mequon
  • Oak Creek
  • Hales Corners
  • South Milwaukee

Kenosha County

  • Kenosha

Racine County

  • Caledonia
  • Racine
  • Waterford

Sheboygan County

  • Plymouth
  • Sheboygan
  • Sheboygan Falls


  • Vintage and historic home inspections
  • Lakefront and lake home inspections
  • Commercial property inspections

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