VENDOR APPRECIATION




Recipient of the, Bonita Springs-Estero Association of Realtors Affiliate Company of the Year Award

A Vendor Thank-You, from Keller Williams

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



Q) My home is new, why should I have it inspected?

A) New homes can also have issues - many builders in an attempt to cut costs, have laid off supervisors. Most employees in a construction company are not licensed contractors, they are working under the license of the General Contractor. The knowledge and experience of the licensed contractors is lost when lower cost employees are hired. Also without the guidance of the supervisors, many things will not be checked as they used to be and issues can arise.

Also the builder will tell you they have a year to correct all problems in your home but then you either have to arrange to let them into your home when you are not there, or take off work to be there for them, or a multitude of other awkward situations you can be put in. It would be better to have an inspection uncover any issues before you close on the home and have all issues corrected before you move in, to save yourself from a lot of hassle.

COMPANY HISTORY:

We have grown Orion Home Inspections since 2004 during a down turn in Real-estate. While other companies were closing their doors due to lack of business, we were growing an inspection company by providing a quality service to our customers before, during and after the inspection. With an attention to detail and a dedication to customer service, we have been able to overcome the failing housing market and build a new age inspection business with the capability of printing a copy of your inspection including pictures of any issues we may find. If you are not able to be at the inspection we can e-mail you a copy of the inspection the same day as your inspection. We will discuss the inspection report on the phone. With the written description and pictures it will be very easy to see the issues and discuss repairs.

KEVIN BARRY:

Owner/Inspector

Kevin J. Barry was born and raised in Rochester, NY and came to Florida by way of Las Vegas. While in New York he played semi-pro Soccer, Lacrosse and also coached youth Lacrosse. In search of warmer climates, he arrived in Florida in 2003. Not long after he arrived, he met the lovely Jennifer, and the two were married in 2008. While working in management for JJ Taylor Distributing, Kevin decided it was time to go out on his own.

Kevin started ORION HOME INSPECTIONS in 2004 and has been growing his business since. Kevin is a licensed home inspector; a member of NACHI (National Association of Certified Home Inspectors) and a graduate of the Ed Klopfer School of Home Inspection and Kevin is a State Certified General Contractor. Kevin is an active member of B.E.A.R. and is on its affiliate member social planning committee, helping to plan charitable and social events. Kevin is also a member of the Bonita Chamber of Commerce and BNI (Business Networking International.) In addition, Kevin is one the founders of Southwest Florida Youth Lacrosse, bringing the sport he enjoys so much to the children of this area.

"I love what I do, helping others during one of the most important decisions they will make to better themselves and their future by purchasing a home."

JENNIFER A. BARRY:

Owner/Office Manager

Jennifer was born in Bloomington, Indiana while her father attended Indiana University and obtained his law degree at the University. She was raised in Terre Haute, Indiana, and went on to also attend Indiana University in Bloomington and receive a Bachelor Degree at the School of Education. Upon graduating from the University, she travel south to warmer weather, and made her home in Southwest Florida. She has been there ever since. She started a career in law in Fort Myers and went on to work with KC Management, a sports and entertainment management company, working with Florida college atheletes, assisting them in entering the NFL draft, and working with them to manage their football career. In addition, she worked with regional musical talents, helping to get them signed with record companies.

In 1994 her son, Sam was born and the decision was made to become a stay at home mother, a job that was so very rewarding. In 1996 she decided it was time to go back into the work force and began her career as a paralegal for Laird A. Lile, P.A., a Naples law firm specializing in estate and wealth planning, trust and estate administration. It was there she stayed for the next 13 years. During her employment as a paralegal she met her husband, Kevin and they worked together to begin Orion Home Inspections. In addition, she and Kevin (along with Michael and Terry Pfeffer) created the Bonita Blues Charitable Foundation and began organizing the annual Bonita Blues Festival, which is currently in its fourth year.

Jennifer enjoys music, especially The Blues, sports, especially The Indianapolis Colts, and lacrosse, especially watching her son, Sam play for the Estero Wildcats. She is very excited to begin actively working with Kevin at Orion Home Inspections and hopes to be a major asset to this growing company.

RECENT TESTIMONIALS:

"Orion was recommended by our realtor, and as we were out of state buyers we were unable to attend the inspection, therefore, choosing the right home inspector was critical as they had to act as our “eyes and ears” during the inspection. Orion (Kevin and Jennifer Barry) were the perfect choice as they were professional and exceeded our expectations as to customer service and professionalism. Orion presented us a very comprehensive report detailing deficiencies found with the home, for which the seller did not dispute and agreed to make all repairs saving us a considerable amount of money. Thank you Kevin and Jennifer, and congratulations on building a terrific business!"
Paul & Sue Ruane

"You know that I've used your company, almost exclusively, since you inspected my own home purchase. But I had to write to you today to tell you what a wonderful job that Allan did with [my clients] on their Bay Creek purchase. They have complimented him over and over. He kept in contact with me all the way and kept me informed of what was happening. He has a wonderful knack for calming anxieties, both buyers and sellers.

I so appreciate how he handled things and the Buyers can't say enough good things about him. We so-o-o-o-o often do not take the time express our gratitude to each other when they've done a great job and I simply wanted to make sure I did not let this one fall through the cracks.

Thank you, Allan, for everything, and thank you, Kevin, for having such capable people on your staff. Orion looked really good this week and I will recommend you any time I have the opportunity!"
Peggy A. Wagner, CIPS, ABR, GRI, SFR, BPOR
Perfect Place Realty


"This is a note to say how thrilled we are to be working with Kevin Barry at Orion Home Inspection. Their company is on our approved Home Inspector list and are very professional,knowledgable and timely and a pleasure to work with."
The Nancy Burgess team

"Orion Home Inspections is wonderful! From the ease of scheduling and customer payment, to the friendly and professional inspectors, I always know that my customers are in good hands with Orion. Kevin and his team are always on time (usually early), diligent and thorough, provide a professional and comprehensive report via email to both the agent and their buyer, and are always willing to discuss their findings with customers until they have full understanding of what the findings may be. You can feel 100% confident in recommending Orion Home Inspections to your customers."
Dena Wilcoxen, REALTOR®, ABR, GRI
Prudential Florida Realty


What a GREAT experience I just had with the ORION INSPECTIONS, INC. This was the first time I used their services, and I am so impressed! Jenn was very personable and friendly on the phone with me and with my clients, and Kevin was prompt, professional and very through! Even with a few glitches that weren’t really expected (surprise-surprise), Kevin handled them with calm, cool and collected responses. I can’t think of any company I would rather build my business with! Thank you both for making my job much easier!
DeAnn Kamp
Prudential Florida Realty