Graham & Family
From start to finish John was professional and thorough. He kept open contact with me throughout the process and walked me through every item in great detail. John is incredibly knowledgeable in his field with vast experience. I felt at ease in all communications and trusted his judgement completely. Thanks John for all the help
John is an incredibly thorough inspector! His expertise is beyond valuable, and very easy to reference in his detailed reports. Will be using him in the future and would recommend him highly.
Thank you so much for your thoroughness and timely completion of our home inspection! Any concerns were clearly detailed and action steps were also provided. We will be sure to refer any family or friends who need a home inspection in the future.
Sandie & Joe
We hired John to inspect a large acreage ranch with many structures including main residence, 4 casitas, commercial kitchen and barn.
The inspection was thorough and we were impressed with the 71 page detailed report provided.
Items of importance/risk/fire hazard were highlighted in red making it easy to zoom in on important issues.
Each item had a picture with arrows pointing to maintenance concerns, making it easy to select and create a list for the seller to consider repairs.
John was informative and friendly throughout the process.
He even gave me his professional tape measure. You won’t meet a nicer guy!
We highly recommend John and his team for any of your inspection needs.
John had a great sense of humor while giving us a serious inspection report. I was impressed with his knowledge and thoroughness and his ability to share with us in plain language and answer our questions when he walked us through the review. No need to take notes, because he sent a complete report with photos in less than 24 hours. His sense of humor helped lessen the fear factor when you are buying your first home and hearing about what all is needing repair. I will refer him to others and if I have the opportunity, I will use him again.
We almost didn’t schedule an inspection, thinking a new build wouldn’t need much. We are so glad we changed our minds and went with John. He was able to find multiple small “cosmetic” errors that, if not caught, would have led to much bigger issues down the road. His reports are easy to read and understand, and exceptionally thorough. Highly recommend.
Natalie & Callie M.
We had an amazing experience working with John Pickren. As first time home buyers, we were a bit nervous coming into our home inspection. John went out of his way to make us feel comfortable and took time explaining each piece of the inspection. His report was great -- it was concise yet contained all the necessary information + recommendations. If you want an expert and a fun, friendly home inspector, you should work with John!
Responded very quickly to our short option period and gave us considerable insight into a 20-year-old home. His thoroughness provided a clear window into the issues that needed to be addressed and he gave great recommendations on ways to resolve the key issues. Great use of technology, responsiveness second to none, and knowledge of the building trades made a huge difference. Ultimately John’s recommendations led to the purchase our new home.
John was professional, polite, responsive and extremely attentive. His attention to detail goes beyond expectation. I have had several home inspections in Texas, but not like the service that John provided. I was unable to attend the actual inspection but from the report that I got I could tell that there was no stone left unturned. He provided a very clear and as his company title depicts "concise" report. Every aspect of the home was fully inspected and his attention to detail was truly the shining factor in his professionalism as an inspector. John will be my go to guy for future purchases in and around the Austin area!!!
Thank you John for the professionalism and the exceptional services that you have provided. It is very clear why you come highly recommended!!!
We had a great experience working with John.

He was recommended to us by our Realtor and we were very happy with his work.

He was very thorough and took a lot of time to make sure that we understood everything they found.

In addition to the actual defects he also coached us on how to maintain our new and things to worry about when we have kids.

Overall, we would definitely recommend working with John.
John's knowledge of the home inspection process was clearly evident as he walked us through his findings. He took the time to explain all details of the home's condition both the good and the bad. Certainly a 5 star rating and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
Concise inspected our new home and we were very impressed with the thorough process and detailed inspection report that was delivered. The communication was very clear and the response time very quick. The technology piece was very impressive and made the inspection easy to follow. We will certainly recommend John and Concise in the future.
It was an absolute pleasure to work with John! He was thorough and walked through the property with us to show us the good and the bad. The report was promptly issued and in our inbox the same day with easy to understand explanations and recommendations. If you're buying a new home he's who you want on your team!
All the best
My husband and I were in the process of buying an older home from 1964 and John was recommended to me. He was quick to call/text me back and I booked simply through his website. From there, inspection day came quickly. It was evident within moments of meeting him that I called the right guy, and doesn't hurt that he's a good conversationalist too. He was incredibly detailed in his report and took his time to explain all of his findings during our walk through, answering any questions we had and making solid recommendations for how to keep up with maintenance, etc. This is not the first home we'd bought, but after finishing with John I felt equipped with way more knowledge about being a homeowner than I ever was previously. John turned around his detailed report first thing in the morning. I have no doubt I will be working with John again in the future. Highly skilled, and highly recommended.
John and all the inspectors at Concise Inspection Services are amazing! They provide a complete and thorough inspection, and walk you through every step of the process. They were very clear and detail oriented, and gave me new insight to the home buying experience. They treated me with respect, and it was obvious that they value their clients and want to provide them with all the information possible to help with buying a home and making sure that it is everything they expect it to be. They truly took the time and patiently explained everything in great detail. They are very reasonably priced, and get the report back to you the same day. I am so glad that I had them as my inspectors! I HIGHLY recommend them!
My team and myself have been using John for about 3 years. We use John for his depth of knowledge and ability to explain deficiencies in a home without being inflammatory and scaring the client. He is always willing to sit down with the client and go through his report or talk with them on the phone. We plan to continue to use John for his expertise and and appreciate his partnership.
Victor and Juanita
My fiance and I are so happy with John's inspection and services. He is truly a professional with years of experience and a big heart. We really appreciated how detailed and thorough he was and gave us many great recommendations on how to maintain our new home. He helped us feel at ease for our first home purchase together. We were especially blown away with his hard work and dedication as he had a foot injury but still did a very meticulous inspection crawling through attic space and climbing up and down ladders. Amazing work ethic! We highly recommend John for the job in a heartbeat. Thank you John!!
Jonathan B.
I called John to speak with him about getting a inspection on a home we were purchasing. John was strait to the point about what gets inspected during a inspection. I scheduled and paid for it through the website. It was very user friendly. John inspected the new residence and invited me to come out the last hour and he took the time to show me the issues that he had found during the inspection. He has photos that he attaches to his report. My inspection was from 9 to 12. I had the report that night. Very organized report. I’d give him 5 stars.
I've had many home inspections and remodeled them myself but I've never had anyone as thorough or knowledgeable as John. Beyond the inspection, we got all kinds of useful information about building codes, pest management, plants, referrals to help, and remodel needs that aren't technically issues but still are best dealt with. The first 10 minutes or so I was kind of "yeah yeah, know that" and then I shut up and learned!
This is our second inspection with John. He has done a thorough job on both inspections. His report saved us a lot of money with the first house. On the second inspection, he was very thorough and helped us greatly. I would recommend him to anyone. Definitely a five star experience.

I needed an inspection of my home before my warranty expired. Mr. Pickren arrived ready to work. He took the time to explain what he planned to do. The inspection was very thorough. The inspection report I received is very easy to read and understand. I am so happy that I made this decision.
Dallas N.
Give yourself peace of mind and hire John for any and all of your inspection needs. He is diligent and a remarkable communicator. He helped make complex issues understandable and I'm convinced help me see the whole picture in a way that just made sense. And on top of everything else he is a really great guy and fun to talk to. I won't think twice about hiring him again.
We recently had John do an inspection on a house we are buying. I was impressed immediately with his professionalism, as he sent me several emails verifying the time he was arriving. My husband was there for part of the inspection (which took over three hours) and said that it was the most thorough he had ever seen. John looked at and tested everything! And explained his findings, telling us what things were important and what were to be expected with normal house wear. He then sent us a very clear report of his findings, including pictures. There was nothing about this experience with John that was unpleasant in any way. It was just the opposite, and I would recommend him without any reservations at all!
Being a first time home buyer I had no idea what to ask or what to expect during a home inspection. I was put at ease when John Pickren began to explain the details of procces and after his findings explained them to me. John was very patient and ready to answer my questions. I would highly recommend him to family and friends.
John was a great communicator and super reliable. He was able to come out quickly as I was in a pinch for an inspection! He took the time to explain each of the recommendations he had for the seller to fix, and made sure that I was comfortable with everything we reviewed. I would highly recommend using John for any home inspection. Not to mention, he is very well priced too!
John did a fantastic job with my inspection. He was detailed and answered all of my questions. He did a great job of walking me through every part of my space and highlighting areas that were damaged/needed repair. I would highly recommend him!
I would like to comment on what a great job our home inspector John Pickren did. We had John inspect the home that we are looking to buy. I was beyond impressed with the job that he did. He was thorough, to the point, and it was obvious that he pays great attention to detail. I learned more about the makeup of a home than I realized I could in that short amount of time. I also learned about how many different things one needs to look for when buying a home! There are many more things than I had previously thought there would be. I appreciate that John explained everything in a way that was easy to understand, and had simple answers to any of our questions. I left our meeting with John feeling great about the home that we are looking to buy. I would recommend John to anyone who wants to know exactly what is going on with a house they are looking to buy. Thanks John!
If you are ready to know the truth about the condition of your dream home, then you need to call John with Concise Inspection Services.
John recently completed an extensive and thorough review of a home our family was purchasing. The review he provided was exhaustive and to the point with a personalized walk through of the entire home. Pointing out and educating us on the finer details of the home often overlooked from plumbing, AC, electrical, windows, flooring, appliances.… His patience and great sense of humor made the nearly hour or so walk through to review his analysis seem like a pleasurable few minutes. In the end we felt like we had become better educated homeowners despite being through this process a number of times.
John was a pleasure to work with. I would recommend John for any level of buyer, first time or experienced buyers.
Bill and Dianna G
We chose Concise Home Inspection Services for the inspection on our home in Leander. John Pickren came highly recommended, and he was very responsive from our initial contact through the end of the inspection process. We were impressed with his knowledge of building code, and his years of practical experience as a builder increased our confidence that he knows what he's talking about. Mr. Pickren is professional, very personable, and an excellent communicator. He took all the time we needed to discuss his findings, and his written report was thorough, clear, and "to the point," complete with useful illustrations and photos. We won't hesitate to recommend Concise Home Inspection Services and Mr. John Pickren whenever we are asked for a recommendation for home inspection services
John has a wealth of experience and knowledge at his disposal. He is honest, transparent and values integrity in his work. He was very friendly, accommodating, and easy to work with. His scheduling was very flexible and he was on time for the job. I learned a lot about my home and how to address it's very unique needs. I would recommend John in a heartbeat.
This was my first experience and I have to say it was absolutely great! Concise Inspection Services were "to the point" and very thorough. I had absolutely no questions as he answered them all while going over the report with me on the same day as the inspection, just as he promised. He was very knowledgeable and you could tell he actually cared about "my future home" being a great home for me, especially considering this was the first time I will be purchasing a home in my life! Pricing was affordable and reasonable and exactly what I expected. He did such an awesome job!