I had the unfortunate luck to have Chuck Covar as my new home inspector. New to the area and North Carolina, I didn't have anyone in mind when it came to home inspection, so I took the advice of my realtor. This mistake cost me the amount of the inspection report and is still costing me today (thousands).
Chuck found some obvious items inside the home that needed attention, but he made a crucial mistake on the HVAC system portion of the inspection report. I have a split system, outside heat pump and inside air handler. Chuck wrote up the HVAC portion of my Inspection Report using photos and information for a clean-looking 5 year old Haier unit. Unfortunately, my HVAC unit was the 29 year old Trane unit next to it. The heat pump for my new home had a faulty compressor. It was in the mid 70s when I did my walkthrough and myself, the realtor, and the inspector (supposed expert in homes) missed the fact that the blower mower was spinning, but cold air wasn't coming out. Whether by mistake or not, I deserve to be compensated for this deception by Chuck. If I could go back again, I would most definitely find a more reliable inspector. I am now receiving estimates for a new system to the tune of $4-6k.
When I tried to contact Chuck about my troubles, I was informed that North Carolina is a Buyer Beware state and I should have known better. Chuck gives a bad name to hard-working contractors. They're not all bad, but Chuck is certainly one to avoid.