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Second Opinion Home Inspections

Second Opinion Home Inspection is a privately owned company established to provide the Southwest sector of Florida with professional, customer oriented home/building inspection and consulting services.

Second Opinion Home Inspection was founded in New England in the early 1980's and developed into one of the largest home inspection companies in the area. In 1988 we moved Second Opinion to Florida. The company has a reputation for extreme professionalism. We are members of American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). All Second Opinion inspectors are members or candidates of ASHI.

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Inspector Rob

n 2010, after 28 years of dedicated service and a reputation built on professionalism, the original owners decided it was time to retire but wanted to ensure that the business continued to provide excellent service to its customers and community. The business was sold to the original owners' niece and nephew; Kathryn and Rob Whalen, keeping Second Opinion Home Inspection family owned and operated.

Rob Whalen, Owner/Operator and Senior Inspector was raised in Westlake, Ohio which is a suburb of Cleveland. Rob attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and had a successful career as a Financial Advisor and Bank Manager prior to studying and testing to become an ASHI certified inspector. Rob spends his time with his wife Kathryn and his three children Andrew, Shelby and Van attending sporting events, cooking great gourmet meals and boating on the pristine waterways in Southern Florida.

Rob, along with other Second Opinion Home Inspection inspectors, covers every community from Tampa to Naples. We use the leading “Homebook ®” reporting software. Our inspectors report details covering over 600 major and minor systems and components of your home, giving you critical information to help you make informed decisions.

Rob’s motto is “Make Second Opinion Your First Choice”. As a young boy, Rob was known as a super marksman, placing 5th nationally in the .22 caliber rifle competition at the young age of 12. Rob has always strived for excellence and he will not settle for anything other than being the very best home inspection company in the area!