Home Inspection Client Testimonials



Google Review Codi Mikell  Posted on 12/14/18

1st Defense Home Inspection did the inspection on my house and they did an amazing job! They took the time to answer my question and explain things to me. They were very professional and knowledgeable. I would most definitely recommend they to anyone!


Facebook Review Rachel Jane  Posted on 10/04/2015

Professional, proficient and affordable! The 1st Defense Home Inspections Team made the entire process so user friendly! We were able to speak to a representative on the phone to set up our appointment and to discuss the costs and coverage of the services they offered. We devised a plan and within minutes received an email confirming our appointment date/time and had the convenient option of paying online! On the day of our inspection, the trend of professional and proficient service continued! 1st Defense worked diligently inspecting every inch of our home and informed us of their findings. Within 24 hours we had the completed reports in our inbox! This made sharing the reports with our prospective insurance companies a breeze! I would absolutely recommend giving the 1st Defense Home Inspections team a call!


Google Review JG McNnight Posted Two Years Ago 

We have bought and sold several houses during our military career and in the 6 years following. I've seen more than a few home inspection reports but Mr. Stutler's (1st Defense Home Inspections) was the best organized, best written and most useful report we have ever received from an inspector. His prices were very reasonable and moved quickly in short order to meet our timeline. Very professional and earned our recommendations and future business.


Yelp Review Tracy Wood  Posted on 04/03/2013

As a new realtor I knew nothing about the home inspection process and how beneficial or detrimental it could be in the sale of property! Scott Stutler is amazing! He is always available for my clients - before, during and AFTER their home purchase! Knowledgeable, honest, timely and patient - Scott takes the time to explain to the buyers, sellers AND their realtor (when neccessary) all the steps he s taken to make sure their home is safe and sound. I would reccommend Scott to anyone needing a home inspection. He s always my first choice!



Testimonial from Ted Corcoran

As the President of the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, it is always first and foremost on my agenda to search for Chamber members when a need for a service is required—either professionally or personally.  When I needed a home inspector for a house we were considering buying, I was disappointed to note that our chamber had no home inspectors. 

Thus, I did what we all do in this day and age—I Googled: Home Inspector in Fort Walton Beach.  And thru the normal process of reviewing the various choices, I selected 1st Defense Home Inspections.  My email inquiry for information was almost immediately answered in a professional manner. Whatever skepticism I might have had pertaining to hiring someone simply from a website inquiry was quickly vanished with the process that Scott Stutler handled the job.  From our initial phone call to his very in-depth post inspection phone call followed by an even more through report, I achieved more than anticipated with his service. I found his prices to be reasonable for the services rendered.  And then when I requested that he return to the house to check the follow up of some of the repairs the home owner was to have completed, I found Scott again very accommodating.  Finally two reports were requested from my insurance company—and Scott—once again, completed them in a very timely manner. Of course home inspections are at the total discretion of the buyer—and not required.  If you have questions whether one is needed in your particular case, I would chat with Scott first to allow him the opportunity to assist you in making that decision.  We were very glad that we used him.  He assisted with areas of expertise pertaining to the house that I would never know.  He allowed us to find areas of concern that the owner could repair as part of the contract process. 

Interesting, I never have had the chance to meet Scott face to face—alas the world in which we live—emails, phone calls, electronic invoices, checks in the mail—but I without a doubt, would HIGHLY recommend Scott Stutler and his 1stDefense Home Inspections services to anyone requiring any type of home inspections in the NW Florida area.  I would be pleased to share more details if requested.  Ted Corcoran Destin/Fort Walton Beach Florida  1-850-978-1930   November 7, 2011



Google Review by Jean Posted on 02/09/2011

Scott did a great job. We had never seen this home except through photos, and we were very happy with the service we received. We had a friend representing us during the inspection, and Scott went over all of the issues he found. We felt he did an excellent job and the comprehensive report that he provided us, let us know exactly what we were buying(good and bad). I would highly recommend him to anyone.