“We hired Mel Argun to do 3 house inspections over the years. Mel is professional, punctual and knows his work. He told us exactly what we needed to do or fix immediately and what to expect to fix in a few years. Due to his thorough last inspection, we were able to negotiate $15000 off the purchase price of a new house. We are very satisfied with his services and would without hesitation recommend him to anyone.”
“This is my second time attending to you as your âvolunteer assistantâ. Your knowledge of building practices, understanding of common and unusual faults in construction and thoroughness in documenting the issues found Â pretty well makes your delivered binder and photos an authoritative guidebook of maintenance for any prospective home owner. Â Your sense of humour only adds to the thrill of the ride.Â “
“Mel is knowledgable, thorough, organized, takes time to listen and answer every question we had. And as first time home buyers, we had a lot of questions. He really held our hand through the process. Which is what I wanted. As far as experiences go, we had an absolutely excellent one with Mel. If I ever get another house, I will call Mel. If friends ask of I know anyone, I’ll refer them to Mel. Professional and friendly.”
Eric and Melanie
“My husband & I are in the process of purchasing our second home. My husband was so impressed with Mel’s attention to detail on the our first purchase that he knew Mel would be our go to for any future home inspections. We were an inspection away from buying again, when Mel discovered unforseen problems that could have cost us thousands of dollars. His knowledge and understanding of the “bones” of a house is impressive, he provides suggestive improvement options, and explains things so that us as homeowners can understand. We are still looking for a home and when we do, we know that we’ll be calling Mel.”
Jamie & Chris Russell
“To whom it may concern! My wife and I recently moved to the Gatineau region from Quebec City. While in the process of purchasing a residence in Aylmer, Quebec we needed to have a building inspection done by a professional. Local people we met started mentioning Mr. Mel Argun as probably the best candidate for the job we needed to have done. I then proceeded in contacting Mr. Argun late one Friday afternoon. After giving him a short description of the subject and the very short time frame we needed to get the inspection done by, Mr. Argun was all ears and ready to help us with our situation. Not only did he sound very knowledgeable over the telephone, he suggested to me that if we were in such a rush he could arrange for us to meet in the next hour or so and that he would inspect the house in question and have the report done that same evening if that was acceptable to us. After being in the service industry ourselves for over thirty years, it was easy enough to recognize someone who is sensitive to someoneâs needs and ready to do the extra mile if such is required.
To make a long story short, we met at the house approximately one hour later where Mr. Argun proceeded in doing a very thorough inspection. You could tell it was his field of expertise and that he knew what he was doing. He zoomed in to the more important issues and what to look for immediately. In no time, he was on the roof in the attic in the basement in the yard hence he simply covered it all. Once his detailed and thorough inspection of each sector was done, he would take the time to explain in a simple language even an inexperienced no knowledge of construction person like myself could clearly understand. I really appreciated that special attention and his delivery skills. As he had mentioned along the way, at the end of his inspection he wrote everything down in a nicely well put together professional binder for our records all of his findings and recommendations that should be addressed with the sellers.
In closing, I must admit it was a pleasure to deal with Mr. Argun. After his inspection had been completed, my wife and I both felt re-assured and could proceed with peace of mind in finalizing the purchase of our new home. All this, thanks to a professional who well deserves our appreciation and to whom we highly recommend to anyone who may require his services..”
“I have had the pleasure of having Mel Argun inspect two homes which I purchased in the last 3 years. The first time, I was on my own and a new home buyer and he put me at ease explaining each step of the inspection thoroughly and answering all my questions with ease. He was also extremely helpful with suggestions on what to look out for in the future in regards to upgrades and maintenance that may be needed. When Mel agreed to inspect my second home it was on a tight schedule and he came through with great understanding. He provided the same kind of reliable meticulous inspection on my newest home with advice and expertise on a number of things which would have been easily missed otherwise. I appreciate his detailed approach immensely. Mel is a friendly and courteous guy who is clearly an expert in his field. I would recommend him without a second thought to anyone who asked.”
“My wife and I contracted Mr Argun to inspect our cottage near Summerstown, prior to making a final offer to the seller. Mr Argun has been punctual, thorough, giving great advice and consultation on future eventual repairs as well as renovations and useful suggestions. At the same time Mel has been extremely tactful with the owners of the property and that was appreciated by everyone. We would heartily recommend Focus Home Inspections and Mr Argun to any prospective buyers in the property market.”
Stefan & Susan
Saint Lawrence Seaway
“We had been looking for a professional and dependable home inspector to assess the condition of a potential purchase in the Montreal, Quebec area. Mr. Mel Argun came highly recommended and provided us with exceptional service. Mel was very detailed, taking over 3 hours to ensure that he meticulously looked at the interior and exterior of the property, giving us the best picture of what we were buying.
He was very thorough and knowledgeable in identifying problems, potential problems, and providing us with suggestions and recommendations. He appeared to genuinely take interest in ensuring that I understood how he was assessing the condition of the property and was very receptive to my questions and concerns. We would recommend Focus Home Inspections without hesitation to anyone looking for remarkable service !”
Marc & Sophia
“Over the past 7 years I have had the pleasure of dealing with Mel Argun for our home inspection needs. Mel is a knowledgeable, thoughtful, honest, motivated, methodical, attentive and most of all thorough home inspector. He will stop at nothing to ensure that the property has been properly inspected and that the client is thoroughly informed. Our most recent dealings with Inspector Argun stem from performing a Pre-Sale inspection on our current home as well as an inspection on the new home that we wish to purchase. In both cases, Mr. Argun went through both homes with a fine tooth comb and provided us with a detailed analysis of these properties. Mel gave sound advice on any areas where improvements or repairs were required as well as advice on future renovations or repairs we wanted to perform on the homes. He spent the time that it took to explain every detail of the inspections and answer any questions we had. The inspection process that Mr. Argun employs is extremely thorough and efficient. Mel walks you through a 2-3 hour marathon verifying every nook and cranny demonstrating his years of experience and knowledge along the way. To sum things up, Melâs work is impeccable and we believe that Mr. Argun is the best in the business.
We would recommend Mel Argun to anyone requiring a home inspection of any kind whether the home is new or old.”
Christian and Michelle
“We needed the best we could find for a power of sale home inspection, and Mel Argun of Focus Home Inspections fit the bill. Having an architectural background, Mel is exceptionally thorough, knowledgeable and, perhaps more importantly, patient in walking clients through all of the intricacies of structures and whatnot. He even takes into account what your future plans for additions or changes might be, offering insights and advice.”