About Us

Tim Bunch has done thousands of home inspections in Southwest Michigan since 2001.  As an ASHI Certified Home Inspector (ACI), he is constantly involved with continuing education, and very active in his regional chapter working with other Master Inspectors to provide onsite training for other ASHI Members and Certified Inspectors.  Tim is the only Kalamazoo based inspector that has gone through and passed the Inspector By Review (IBR) program.  This is a finely tuned ASHI program that tests the inspectors knowledge base by inspecting a house that was picked apart by a board of Master inspectors to find the “must finds”.  This is followed by an oral review in front of the board to be questioned on the inspectors results, and will also include many technical, ethical and standards of practice questions.  Tim has not only passed this process, but now works on the board to continue to provide this excellent training opportunity to other inspectors.  This is one of the best programs available for an inspector to judge his/her knowledge base and inspection process within the industry.

Insured by carrying both General as well as Errors and Omissions insurance.

Licensed, State of Michigan as a Residential Builder (License #2102162034).

Licensed, State of Michigan as a Commercial Pesticide Applicator, General Pest Mgmt & Wood Destroying Insects (C005090239).

Certified Inspector, American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Member # 210256

President & Founding MemberMichAHI

Our inspection report is provided to the client the day of the inspection. The report (Palm Tech software), covers all aspects of the inspection and exceeds the ASHI Standards.

Secure Start Inspections is an affiliate member of the Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors.

ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics