Recent Testimonials

Hundreds of past clients agree, if you want an excellent home inspector, hire UPCIS!

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"Our inspection with Ben was very thorough and informative. He was easy to talk to and clearly knowledgeable. I consider myself an informed person with regards to home construction and yet I can say his inspection was worth every penny. I learned things by listening to him. His viewpoint and advice with regards to prospective future repairs/improvements was extremely valuable. The resulting report was comprehensive and received in a timely manner. I would use UPCIS again without any hesitation." ~Norm Siren, Iron Mountain, MI

"Ben's inspection of the home was not only thorough, it was very educational. I learned more in those 2 hours than I've learned for a long time! I am glad he advises his customers to come along on the inspection. He was very correct in saying that the up close and personal experience is way better, though it probably takes more of his time. His friendly but professional demeanor is perfect for the job. Well worth every penny." ~Colleen Szabo, Iron River, MI

"Ben was very professional in his ability to both recognize potential areas to address in our home and communicate that in a way that lacked any ambiguity.  His evaluation of our home carried an expertise that shows not only his competence as a licensed inspector, but also as someone who knows how to make many of the repairs.  We weren't left with any questions." ~Ryan Flunker, Iron Mountain, MI

"Ben was highly knowledgeable about every aspect of the property we were having inspected.  He provided excellent insight regarding issues we had specific concerns with, and even pointed out items that we were not aware may become issues in the future.  He was professional and personable.  We would recommend him to anyone looking for any building (home or business) inspection." ~Justin & Heidi Curtis, Commercial/Residential Inspection in Powers, MI

"Ben is an excellent inspector. He is super knowledgeable and will tell you straight up if something is a big deal or not, which I appreciated immensely being someone who doesn't know anything about house conditions. He was very thorough and even offered advice about how I could do simple fixes for the little things. Not only is Ben very professional and experienced, but he is also a very kind and genuine person. I highly recommend his service!" ~Melissa Beauchamp, Iron River, MI

"Ben is absolutely great! He is by far one of the best inspectors I've ever had the pleasure of working with. I've found him to be extremely honest without over exaggerating or assuming needed repairs like some other inspectors tend to do. I guess the bottom line is.. I trust Ben, and what more do you want from your inspector?" ~C.M., Iron Mountain, MI

"Ben is very responsive via phone, email, or text. He makes the whole process stress free. He does a thorough inspection and provides clear and detailed reports. He communicates concerns with the home both in person and on the report so that you fully understand the issues." ~Gust Junttila, Iron Mountain, MI

"I've had Ben do two inspections for me. One of those saved me from taking on a house that looked good on paper and on the outside, but once you got into it had some issues that the untrained eye wouldn't have picked up on." ~Wayne Heinzeman

"Thank you so much, Ben, for your excellent work. I'm delighted with the quality of your work, and for your explanations as we went through the house. You definitely were the tipping point in helping me decide what to do with the house!" ~Patti Gmeiner, Niagra, WI

"Professional, knowledgeable, and thorough, hold no reservations when deciding to use Ben as your home inspector." Brad Zima (Telephone Time 99.1 The Bull), Iron River, MI

"From beginning to end I always felt that this inspector had my best interests in mind. He gave numerous tips on how to care for and maintain my property to avoid future issues. He went over and above what his responsibilities were when he showed me how to light the gas log fireplace. He encouraged me to follow along and answered all of my questions. I would highly recommend his services to others." ~Patti Bjorkman, Kingsford, MI

"Ben was very thorough, detailed & honest. I had lots of questions & he explained them to me very well. I was extremely happy after the inspection was done." ~Christy B. Florence, WI

"I am purchasing my 1st home and very overwhelmed with everything Ben was very quick with getting back to me, keeping in contact, walking me thru everything every step of the way!! I contacted several companies and I am so glad I chose UPCIS!thank you for all your assistance!" ~Leesa Tillman, Iron River, MI

"I was very satisfied with Ben and would highly recommend him. He was very thorough with all the mechanicals throughout the home. He made me aware of 2 major items that were incorrectly shown on the Realtors listing sheet. The inspection fee was money well spent." ~Dave Acred, Florence, WI

"Ben, Thanks. We've done a number of these in the area over the past few years for businesses, homes, and investment properties. Your inspection was the most detailed and professional. And was worth the few extra dollars vs competitors, I'm glad you had time in your schedule as that is why I called." ~Commercial Inspection, Matt Hieshetter, Manistique, MI.

"Ben was great, coldest day of the year and he pushed through it with no problem. Very professional, easy to work with, would highly recommend!" ~Steve Hollister, Watersmeet, MI

"Ben was very clear with his estimate and got the inspection done immediately which I was very happy about. The Inspection Report was professional and clear to understand with pictures." ~Aaron McCollum, Amberg, WI

"I am very impressed with the knowledge and advise provided about the home inspection. Done in a timely manner with a fast turn around rate. I will definitely recommend to others!" ~ Katie Patton, Iron Mountain, MI

"I am extremely pleased with the professional job done by Ben Aho. He explained everything to me and completed a great, well detailed report with pictures. I had a complete inspection done to include house, well and septic. Ben found some things that need to be worked on so I'm thankful I did the full inspection. I'm very happy with the job done and highly recommend Ben to anyone looking." ~Tabitha Marchese, Escanaba, MI

"Very knowledgeable and professional. Got the inspection set up and done within a short period of time. The report was sent back quickly, detailed and very thorough. Highly satisfied." ~Jill Bubolz, Iron River, MI

"Ben is very honest, timely, and puts together a very detailed report. He definitely hit the mark regarding a quality home inspection." ~Ted Vanden Wynguard, Athelstane, WI

"I am very pleased with the service Ben provided to me. As a first time homebuyer, I wasn't sure what to expect. Ben was very thorough in his report and also made sure to point out anything of concern to me during the inspection." ~Alyssa Pontti, Iron Mountain, MI

"Ben was accommodating when scheduling his work. He also went above and beyond what was originally asked of him. I would recommend his company for inspection services." ~Tim Grunlund, Iron Mountain, MI

"Ben was very knowledgeable and thorough. We asked tons of questions, and he answered everything. The report was very clean and returned fast! I would recommend him!" ~Katelyn Meehan, Iron Mountain, MI

"I would recommend UPCIS to anyone looking for a truly thorough inspection. I would definitely use this company again if the need arises." ~Nathan Hodges, Iron Mountain, MI

"Professional, knowledgeable, and takes time to explain what he found and how it can be repaired. He really cares about safety and his clients. Would highly recommend!" ~Greg Peterson, Bark River, MI

"Ben took the time to explain all the issues with the property in a manner that I could understand. I highly recommend him." Wally Dueno, Wausaukee, WI

"Very professional, prompt with getting the report completed, and thorough, thank you!" ~Amanda Lambert, Newald WI

"Would highly recommend Ben to anyone. Knowledgeable guy who takes his time to do the job...!" ~Blake Danoff, Iron Mountain, MI

"The inspection report was quick, simple, and filled with information. Additional photos were provided, when requested. Overall, the company/Ben handled the inspection gloriously." ~Abby Hill, Georgia

"There was no doubt Mr Aho knew his craft. His inspection was complete and professional. I would recommend UPCIS to anyone needing his service." ~Robert Whiting, Iron Mountain, MI

"UPCIS did a great job of the inspection. They found things that I did not as a buyer. They were available by phone to answer questions after the inspection because I was not able to be there. Great Company. Ben Aho was very professional in his work and thoroughness of the inspection. He freely offered advise on further steps to be taken. I will use UPCIS again without hesitation." ~Jim VanPrice, Felch, MI

"The inspection services from UPCIS helped us pinpoint many of the structural and construction deficiencies of a fixer upper we purchased. Through the findings and detailed report, it mapped out many of the items we would need to address in our remodeling efforts. In addition, we were made aware of several issues that would have impacted us from energy losses of the home that would not have been noticeable from the naked eye. The value and knowledge of this services is unmeasurable when you consider the length of time we plan to live in this home. Thank you UPCIS." ~Ken Cox

"Mr. Aho presented his knowledge well, and succinctly, over the phone, in initial contact, and followed up that knowledge, in person, during the actual inspection, and keeping that professional quality through the promised schedule of the delivered report. I would be very confident in referring his services to anybody." ~Robert Consla

"It has been a long time since I have come across a company that knows how to provide excellent customer service. I received a response to my email very quickly and the appointment was set sooner than I ever expected. The report was complete in the time frame promised and Ben called me on Friday evening to give me the most important details. The report is easy to understand and very thorough. I would plan to use UPCIS in the future if needed and would highly recommend Ben's services." ~Sandi Peterson

"Very reliable and verifiable!! Also Very thorough and professional. Ben is a super nice man and gives a Full comprehensive and professional report on your home. I Highly recommend him for Your new home inspection. Our report was available the very next day! It had several excellent pics that showed all the problems with the home." ~Chris Ebert, Crystal Falls, MI

"Ben was extremely polite and more than happy to answer all my questions. He was amazingly thorough in his inspection of my future home." ~Lynn Steiner, Escanaba, MI

"Will definitely recommend to anyone looking for a home inspection. Very professional and knowledgeable! Thank you!" ~Brian Teske, Kingsford, MI

"Excellent Service" ~Stacy Nutt, Amberg, WI

"Ben was very thorough and really knowledgeable. He was willing to answer my questions; being a first time home buyer I am very new to owning a home and what to look for. He was able to give me insight for the property that I did not pick up on when I looked at the house the first time. I realized how important an inspector is to the home buying process and I will recommend his business." ~Amanda Jasso, Escanaba

"As an out-of-state buyer I needed an inspector I could really trust. Benjamin was great to work with and provided me with a thorough report on very short notice, highly recommended!" ~Ron Denoo

"UPCIS was professional, quick, and friendly.  Ben answered all of my questions." ~Beth Modell, Iron River, MI

"Professional and fast service." Kristin Lotter, Escanaba, MI

"Ben provided a very thorough home inspection and had the report to us the next day complete with pictures! He invited us to join while he did the inspection, which I would highly recommend, it was nice to have the opportunity to see things first hand and hear his recommendations for remedies to issues. Excellent service. Thanks for getting it done so quickly!" ~Rick Elrod, Escanaba, MI

"Ben gave us a solid inspection of the house. I was very impressed with his knowledge of the construction trades and local codes. Thanks for your help!" ~Rob Newman, Florence, WI

"Great, professional service." ~Gary Black, Iron Mountain, MI

"Ben was professional from the beginning and very knowledgeable in his commercial / business inspection." ~Leslie Chapman, Brand Manager for Adoba Ecotel & Suites

"Very knowledgeable and forthcoming with information and recommendations for remedying issues etc. Quick turnaround time on report and test results. Highly recommend!" C.G., Iron Mt. MI

"Very thorough inspection. Got our report quickly and it was very detailed. Thank you!" ~Chelsea Swanson, Iron Mountain, MI

"Ben did an amazing job! He was very knowledgeable and took his time looking at everything. He even got up on my roof! I felt very comfortable and happy with my property by the end of the inspection." Melissa Bashaw, Iron Mountain, MI

"Professional, knowledgeable, and thorough. Very satisfied." ~Sandy Seppala, WI

"I think that Ben did an excellent job inspecting the building. I was also impressed that he was willing to come during an evening or weekend to accommodate the customer. The report was prepared in a very timely manner. I didn't really see anything negative about the whole inspection. He was professional,courteous and very friendly." ~Mark Marchetti, Iron Mountain, MI

"The thing I liked most about Ben was how personable he was and [was] willing to answer all question that were asked [to] the best of his knowledge on the subject. He also went right onto the roof to inspect it and also went completely into the attack to take pictures and check for leaks and the overall structure. I would definitely recommend him to others. Plus his Pricing is very respectable." Shawn Zeugner, Iron Mountain, MI

"Ben was very easy to work with and explained everything very well." Dana Devine, Norway, MI

"Very prompt, thorough service would recommend and use again if needed." ~Mary Swezey

"Ben did a great job. He was very thorough and approachable during the inspection and willing to answer questions and address my concerns right away." ~Chris Miller

"Ben was very accommodating on short notice to fit us in to his busy schedule. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. He also took the time and answered questions that I had about the inspection report very thoroughly on a follow up phone call. I would definitely recommend Ben's services." ~Mark Zipperer

"Very fast response, quick turn around time, and reasonably priced." J. Tarsi

"Mr. Aho's inspection report was very thorough including pictures and explanations. He is very experienced about properties in the UP. Also, he was able to complete the project on schedule." ~Victoria K.

"Super Job, provided a easy to understand report that made clear all the shortcomings of the home." ~Mike Cline

"UPCIS recently inspected a home for us. He was very thorough and explained everything he found in great detail. He actually got up on the roof to inspect it rather than looking at it from the ground only. Communication is a big deal and Ben excelled at this. Every time I had a question before and after the inspection he was quick to reply to emails or to call. When the results of our water test came in, he called to explain the results and then also sent an email explaining the results. The report that was generated from the inspection was clean and informative and we had it in our hands a few hours after the inspection, which is quite impressive considering the amount of pictures and information provided. Overall we could not have been happier with our experience and would fully recommend UPCIS." ~Derrek White

"Very thorough and knowledgeable. Took his time and made sure everything was done properly. Had suggestions on how and what to do to bring issues up to code. Was very patient with any and all questions. Went above and beyond expectations considering it was freezing cold and several feet of snow outside AND on the roof. Inspected everything from attic to basement, roof and electric box, to water heater and furnace." ~Diana Oman, Felch MI

"I needed a real professional to inspect a home I was buying without being able to view it physically. I needed to know what condition the house was really in. I couldn't afford any major unexpected repairs and costs. I needed an inspector who worked 100% for me, the buyer. I didn't want anyone who was relying on the local realtors referrals for business. I didn't want the slightest possibility of any conflicts of interest. I wanted a professional to inspect the home and give me a detailed, reliable and absolutely thorough inspection so I could eliminate surprises with my purchase. I needed to be confident buying the home without seeing it in person. Ben's report was comprehensive, professional and in an easy to read format. It was filled with pictures, details, explanations and recommendations for solutions. I would use his company again and recommend it to friends and family. UPCIS really came through for me." ~Chris Howard

"I got an immediate response from Ben when I emailed UP Consulting about my home inspection. He was very professional, gave good advice and the final report was extremely thorough. I highly recommend this company." ~Jessica Gentile

"FANTASTIC!!!! Ben was very professional from my first phone call through all interactions during the process of the inspection. Very quick turnaround for an inspection date and also we were able to receive the results same day! As first time home buyers we of course had many questions, and Ben was very helpful and reassuring throughout! We were very happy with the entire process from start to finish. We will definitely recommend him to others that ask!" ~Jessica H.

"Benjamin did a great job. He was very thorough and professional. Easy to talk to and addressed all of our issues. We are grateful for the help and would recommend his services. Thanks again" ~A.E.

"Everything that was promised was completed. From the time I contacted him and requested the service, to the report given. Very pleasant and helpful. It was nice to be treated with respect. I was called while he was doing the inspection to inform me of what was going on and then I received a refund because he could not do all that was discussed. It was also nice to know he is a Christian." ~Charles G.

"UPCIS did a great job with our home inspection. Not only was he quick and to the point on the issues he found, but he also gave a very detailed description on how to fix the issues." ~Travis V.

"Inspector was very professional, polite and personable.  He set-up the meeting with the sellers and notified them of what he would be doing and would require of them.  He showed up 15-minutes late but was kind enough to call and notify us prior.  He walked us through the entire inspection as he was performing it, prepared a professional report of all the areas he inspected, clearly identified issues and documented all inspected areas with photos.  A very thorough and well communicated inspection and report. " ~R.K.

"Ben was very efficient and did a good job. Would be willing to recommend him to anyone." ~Merlin R.

"Ben was prompt, professional and courteous. He took the time to explain all that he was doing and the results of the inspection. Since I no longer live in the area it was important to me that the inspection occur on time and that he compare the results to other homes in the area. I would highly recommend Ben for anyone looking for a home inspection." ~Gerry Bussone

"U.P. Consulting & Inspection services conducted a thorough and comprehensive inspection of the condition of a commercial office building (and its systems and components) that my company is considering purchasing.  Thereafter, U.P . Consulting & Inspection provided an in-depth 45-page Report detailing the condition of the subject commercial office building, complete with photos highlighted to identify specific conditions.  This Report is both a key and useful tool to assist me in determining the current value of this building.  The Inspector, Ben Aho, went from on top of the roof in the dead of winter to the basement, and every point in between to examine this building, and never wasted a second during the 4-5 hours this inspection took.  Then, while taking the time needed to prepare the critical Report, Ben had that Report to me the second day after the Inspection.  Clearly, Ben has the education, experience, and drive necessary to accomplish a first rate commercial building inspection.  Great job overall, I'll retain Ben's services again should the opportunity arise." ~UPPCO Rep. (Commercial Inspection)