A Hawaii Home Inspection and Commercial Building Inspection Service

First Resort Residential and Commercial Building Inspection Services is a Hawaii home inspection and commercial building inspection company, serving clients since 1996.  Ian S. Laing, CRI, CBST, is the founder and Principal Inspector.

Home Inspection

A home inspection is a visual inspection of the general systems and components of a home, to identify items which may be in need of major immediate repair.  Home inspections are typically performed on behalf of home buyers; however, sellers often order a home inspection in preparing for the sale of their property.  Property types include:

  • Single family dwelling 
  • Multi-family dwelling
  • Town home
  • Highrise condominium unit
  • Pool and spa
  • In-progress residential construction inspection
Commercial Inspection

A commercial inspection is similarly a visual inspection of the general systems and components of a commercial building to identify items in need of immediate repair.  Commercial inspections are generally performed for building owners, property managers, leasing agents, lenders and tenants, and for commercial property buyers and sellers.  Property types include:

  • Retail freestanding building
  • Retail condominium unit
  • Office freestanding building
  • Office condominium unit
  • Industrial warehouse
  • Industrial condominium unit
  • Vacant land
  • Apartment building
  • Shopping center

Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging is an Infrared inspection with a thermographic camera.  Thermal imaging enables a powerful noninvasive method to monitor and diagnose the condition of buildings.  The inspector can quickly identify problem areas that can't be seen by the naked eye, eliminating destructive probing methods.  The results are captured and documented instantly and easily into professional thermal imaging reports, and provide tangible proof of the inspector’s findings.

Inspection Clients
  • homeowners
  • home buyers and sellers
  • financial institutions
  • trusts
  • property managers
  • architects
  • developers
  • engineers
  • building contractors
  • commercial property owners
  • commercial property buyers and sellers
  • and others

Our Commitment

  • Inspections are tailored to the needs of each client, using industry-wide inspection standards (ASHI, NAHI, ASTM E2018-08) as they relate to the property being inspected.
  • High quality, in-depth “form reports” and “narrative reports” in printed and pdf formats.
  • Committed to the highest standard of professionalism, expertise, honesty, and ethics.
  • Service to the client is paramount. First Resort strives to educate, inform and advise its clients.
  • We offer competitive pricing and prompt delivery of reports.