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Chicago – Bronzeville


Why Chicago Bronzeville Home Inspectors

Not only are we the most highly rated home inspectors in Bronzeville, but we also have some of the most thankful home inspection customers in the Bronzeville area. We have plenty of public feedback from customers on Google and Yelp. There is no other home inspection company in the Bronzeville area that compares.

To see what makes us different from our competition, please view a sample inspection report, read about our inspectors on the right side of the page, or check out our Home Inspection Blog, which is updated weekly.

We also guarantee our work; if you’re not happy with your inspection, you don’t pay us. No fine print. We offer this because we’re so confident in our service.

Call Us: 312-759-7045

Below is a little history of Bronzeville.  We are kinda Chicago History Buffs

AFRICAN AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOOD, C.1925

In 1920 the African American population in Chicago was 109,894. Republican-oriented Negro leaders like Alderman Oscar DePriest and Bishop Archibald Carey were referred to as “Race Men” because they were blasting the downtown establishment on behalf of African Americans seeking a piece of the sunshine pie.The dominions that DePriest and Carey presided over were the Second and Third Wards on the South Side, which were alternately referred to as the “Black Belt” or “Black Ghetto” and occasionally “Darkie Town.” Geographically, the Second and Third Wards were bounded by 22nd Street on the north and 51st Street on the south and Cottage Grove on the east and the Rock Island Railroad on the west. Many citizens of color resented having their neighborhoods referred to as the “Black Belt” or “Black Ghetto” by the major media.

James J. Gentry, a theater editor for Anthony Overton, the cosmetic king, and publisher of the Chicago Bee suggested that they use his coined word Bronzeville to identify the community since it more accurately described the skin tone of most of its inhabitants. Overton supported the idea and in 1930 his newspaper sponsored an unsuccessful Mayor of Bronzeville contest.

In 1932 Gentry left the Chicago Bee and carried his Mayor of Bronzeville idea to Chicago Defender publisher Robert S. Abbott. Abbott jumped at Gentry’s idea. Charles Browning, the Chicago Defender‘s promotional genius, developed the Mayor of Bronzeville contest into the newspaper’s second most profitable promotion. The Bud Billiken Club and Parade were and still are the Chicago Defender‘s most successful promotions.

The mayoral contest attracted many of the high-profile business and professional leaders in Bronzeville. Thomas A. Dorsey, a mentor of Mahalia Jackson, was a candidate for the Mayor of Bronzeville, and Cora Carroll, a businesswoman, was the Mayor of Bronzeville in the 1960s.

Our Services

Standard Home Inspection

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Sellers / Listing Inspection

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Rehab A Home With HUD/FHA 203K

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Radon Testing

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Sewer Scope Inspections

We are proud to offer sewer scope inspections. Sewer inspections are important because any problems with the main sewer line are the …

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FHA VA Certifications

Appraisers and Home Inspectors generally call for FHA VA Certifications when they notice unusual issues on the property they are appraising…

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Tools Used on Most Inspections

  1. Combustion Analyzer – To determine if the furnace is properly tuned and check for Carbon Monoxide.
  2. 4K Camera attached to a flying drone (only if I cannot access, and walk, the roof)
  3. Thermal Imaging Camera
  4. Moisture Meters (if I see areas of active water)
  5. Natural Gas Detector
  6. Outlet testers
  7. 1300 lumen flashlight
  8. 12-foot ladder to access roofs and attics.
  9. We include photos and videos in all of our reports.
  10. Blacklight to find hidden pet stains.

Price for most homes is $495.00

We also train home inspectors through Bellman Group, Inc. and we provide free Real Estate CE credits for the IDFPR about Home Inspections and the Standards of Practice we follow.  We will come to your facility and provide your team breakfast or lunch and the class at no cost to you.  Click Here for More information.

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