Whether you’re a homebuyer, seller, or homeowner, we’ll provide you with a detailed and detailed description of a home’s condition so you can move forward confidently and with peace of mind.

As the energy audit service continued to grow for HPE, we soon recognized a need in the Columbia, Missouri market. The more energy audits we performed, the more we ran into homeowners and realtors who were looking to get quick, affordable home inspections that weren’t drug out over weeks of time.

The feedback has been great. Those who have had a home inspection from HPE have enjoyed:

  • Quick Turnarounds
  • Affordable Rates
  • & Professional Service

Our home inspections will make buyers confident in their evaluation process, sellers happy in their home’s increase in value, and home builders confident in the foundational structure of their home. Get your HPE home inspection now!




Home Inspections for Buyers

In both new and older homes, the best way to ensure that you are well informed about the strengths and weaknesses of a property is to have a professional home inspection performed. We are trained to identify all problem areas both small and large that may have been unknown to the previous owners and to identify which require immediate attention.

If you’re interested in purchasing a residence, we want to inspect it and help you thoroughly evaluate it. From the foundations to the roof, we assess over 1,800 items — including attic, and crawl spaces. By gaining these critical insights you will have the necessary facts needed to make an informed buying decision! Let HPE you provide honest information about the home, making you the most informed you can be.

Home Inspections for Sellers

Whether you are selling your home on your own or using a Realtor, it’s always a wise idea to have a professional home inspection. Knowledge is power and all homes have strengths and weaknesses. We help you answer how serious the problems are and which must be immediately addressed and which can wait. The more you know about your home, the more prepared you will be for negotiation. Disclosing as much information to potential buyers will help the paperwork transaction go smooth and without surprises.

Construction Inspections

In a new home, the quality of construction can vary from job site to job site, therefore many buyers have independent reviews of their construction during various stages of the process, including slab, frame, insulation, HVAC and final inspection. This relatively inexpensive inspection protects your purchase, prevents unpleasant surprises, and ensures the quality of the home before a final purchase.


A professional home inspection gives you an independent, unbiased view of any problems and possible solutions, so that you will have all the facts you need to make an informed decision. Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough home inspection will take usually between three and four hours. Ideally, you will accompany your inspector during at least a portion of the consultation, so that you will have visual reinforcement of your written report. We take the details in our inspection reports seriously. Every inspection is a complete and thorough analysis of all the major systems and components in the home. The report includes a clear description of what we’ve found with any problem areas noted, so you can easily identify them. Our inspectors also provide a free telephone consultation after your inspection to briefly discuss and answer any questions you might have.


  • Electrical System
    • Service panels
    • Breakers and fuses
    • Outlets
    • Switches
    • Fixtures
  • Plumbing systems
    • Pipes
    • Drains
    • Valves
    • Shut-offs
    • Water heating equipment
    • Sump pumps
  • Heating/Cooling systems
    • Proper function
    • Safety and efficiency
    • Energy sources
    • Distribution equipment
  • Interior features
    • Walls
    • Ceilings
    • Floors
    • Windows
    • Doors
    • Stairs
    • Railings

    Home inspectors only perform a visual inspection, and are only liable to inspect what they can see and access. Inspectors should not be taking apart equipment, putting holes in your walls or digging up your yard. That said, underground pipes, septic systems and components sealed inside walls are off the table from the beginning.

    There are certain aspects to your home that home inspectors are not required to inspect, some of which require specific licensing requirements. Here are some of the things you will not find on your basic inspection report:

    • Hot tubs and swimming pools
    • Kitchen appliances and central vacuum systems
    • Lawn sprinkler systems
    • Fire and smoke detection and suppression systems
    • Alarm/intrusion detection systems
    • Television antenna or satellite dishes
    • Detached structures like a garage or shed
    • Well systems
    • Code compliance
    • Environmental hazard report like radon, asbestos or lead
    • Termite and pest report

    If you are concerned about what will or won’t be included in your home inspection, just ask your home inspector.


    Home Performance Experts participates in the Columbia Water & Light Department’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program and their QA program. Together, we are committed to performing at the highest level of quality possible and providing the best service to the homeowners. All reporting is reviewed by CWL and submitted to the national program to ensure all customers receive the top standard of results and the largest return on their investment possible. 

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