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Importance of Completing Inspection Repairs on Buyer’s Response Prior to Closing

After reviewing and writing estimates on over 13,000 homes we have a few reminders on the importance of addressing buyer’s response on inspection repairs before the closing on the sale of the home:

  1. Major and Safety Repairs.

Major repairs and deferred maintenance can quickly lead to additional issues and further damage to the home if left unrepaired.  Safety issues can lead to harm to the new homeowner and their children.  Agents, buyers and sellers all need to protect themselves. Get it done.

  1. Limits Seller’s Liability.

Completing all the repairs agreed upon by both the buyer and seller limits the seller’s liability to post closing issues, such as complaints, claims or lawsuits.

  1. Buyer’s Assurance.

Completing repairs before closing protects buyers against hidden damage and unforeseen costs that could be exposed when a repair is made after closing.  Buyers want to have peace of mind about their new home and not be surprised with unforeseen issues. When repairs are completed, this provides the buyers the opportunity to have the repairs re-inspected before they take ownership.  Buyers can settle in to their new home knowing that the repairs were done properly.

  1. Negotiating.

When price is negotiated down or money given back at closing we find that often times the new buyer fails to have the repairs made.  The needed repairs come up again when the house is resold.

  1. Storm Damage.

Seller’s insurance company could pay for roofing, siding, or other damage if caught in advance of the sale.

As a leader in our industry, Indiana Residential can provide a quick accurately written estimate, and repairs made correctly, on-time, by professionals.   While others promise results, we provide them.

Contact us and learn how we can be integrated into your process, helping you be more productive and focusing on what you do best, selling homes!


Indy Top Producers Spotlights Indiana Residential

Closing! The word (in the context of real estate) inspires a plethora of emotions, a host of experiences and the summation of an event that provides everyone with a “win” – or at least it should. Many approach closing day with an unexpected laundry list of repairs found during the home inspection. Reaching that crowning day only to have something go awry, can leave many unhappy and unpaid. That is why it is so important to choose people that are devoted to the success of your rewarding moment.

The dedicated owners and staff at Indiana Residential understand this concept and champion their business as a solution. Following an inspection report, Indiana Residential offers a program designed specifically for Real Estate professionals to streamline the inspection repair process. With “One Call” (or email, text, one-click online submit), they appoint “One Contact” and provide “One Estimate” for all the inspections repairs that are required on the Buyers Response. The company is a MIBOR Affiliate Member that also offers many years of experience in home remodeling and renovation. Additionally, they are an IICRC Certified Mold Removal Specialist and an Owens Corning™ Preferred Roofing Contractor.




Window Service Announcement -Window Glass Replacement and Wood Window Restoration

We are excited to announce the addition of professional window glass replacement, wood window restoration and window repair services to our one-stop construction service offerings for realtors and homeowners.  Now you can include your window restoration needs on your Inspection Repair report and Buyers Response and we will estimate and complete with your other necessary repairs. Learn More>


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Window Glass Replacement

indianapolis window glass replacementFoggy Windows? Visible condensation or residue between your window panes? The Indiana Residential Window Restoration team can professionally restore existing window glass to like-new condition.  Replacing the glass and failed thermal seal on insulated glass units (IGU) can offer a quick and cost-effective way to extend the life and look of windows, and can be fixed at a fraction of the cost of having the entire window unit replaced. We can properly repair the bad ones and keep the good ones in place.

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Wood Window Restoration

Yes, wood windows can be repaired! It is essential to utilize parts that are designed specifically for each window type when restoring wooden windows to their original glory.  Your typical handyman or repair company cannot do this. Why? Well, every original window was designed with a specific profile for proper fit and function. To achieve that exact fit and function, you need to use an exact replica of the original components. And that’s exactly what we do; we utilize specifically engineered window sash replicas that are duplicates of the original window profile. We match yours to these replicas AND have stock on hand for most brands of windows that were installed in the Indianapolis and surrounding areas. This allows us to quickly identify and start restoring your window, compared to months of lead time for custom tooling. 

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Window Repair & Replacement

Have broken or faulty window parts? Got leaks or damaged frames? Foggy Glass? Condensation? Various window components can fail or be damaged over time.  We repair everything from failed thermal seals and weather-stripping to locks, balances, cranks, openers, operating arms, and screens. From double-hung, sliding and casement windows to bay and garden style windows, our team installs quality windows to meet your energy and insulation needs.

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Contact us today to discuss your window restoration needs.


Indianapolis Mold Prevention Tip from our resident Mold Removal Expert

Indiana Residential mold removal specialists inspect chimney cap, replace and repair.

Do you have a fireplace? Then you have a chimney cap.  Chimney caps can leak and allow water inside your home. Water opens the door for mold growth. Mold growth can lead to extensive mold removal and home repair expenses.

So, what condition is yours in? Well, you probably don’t know until a Home Inspector reveals on your Inspection report that there is biological growth (aka MOLD) around the chimney chase, flue, etc. This is one of the most common water intrusion repairs that our Indianapolis mold removal team addresses for homeowners when they are selling their home.  Unfortunately, over time chimney caps can become rusted, pitted out and will deteriorate, which allows water into your attic.  That water accumulates and mold begins to grow when the conditions are right. Attic mold spreads and can become a major issue and big expense to remediate the mold.

Avoid treating your entire attic for mold growth and mold removal by knowing how to look for warning signs and catch the leaks early. If your home is 25 years or older, or you suspect the need of a new roof, you can stay ahead of major damage by having your roof and chimney area evaluated by an Indianapolis mold removal professional. Our team can help you avoid this costly repair by providing a free inspection of your chimney and evaluate the condition of your entire roof. Don’t wait for an Inspection to find out the extent of the damage, be proactive and avoid this costly mistake that we see so often.

Contact us today to schedule a time for us to take a look at your property and assess your needs for mold growth and mold removal in your Indianapolis area home.  We service all of Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Avon, Westfield, Zionsville and the nearby surrounding areas for mold removal.  Because we are an established Indianapolis general contractor, our team not only removes mold from your home but also handles every aspect of restoring your property.  From drywall and flooring replacement to paint and all the finishings, we are qualified and experienced to do it all and you don’t have the hassle of working with multiple contractors to get your home back.

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Before and Afters- Complete Home Remodel

From floor plan restructuring to all new kitchen and baths, we said goodbye to 1960 in this lake house remodel.  The entire house, located in Lake Maxinhall Estates in Indianapolis, Indiana was transformed into a new modern and functional space for the homeowner.  This Lakeside neighborhood in Washington Township is a beautiful and mature Indianapolis community offering custom waterfront homes, making this remodeling project a great investment.

Too many updates were made to this home to list them all, but lets walk thru some of the big areas where you can really see this dramatic transformation.

Watch Remodeling Transformation

Kitchen Remodel

The dark dated kitchen was very small and enclosed away from the rest of the living space. Old rustic cabinets, black tile and appliances and laminate countertops had this space screaming for major attention. Who wants to cook and entertain in this dungeon?


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Our remodeling team started by knocking down walls and gutting the structure to open up this space to the living and eating area of the home.  New cabinetry, granite countertops, stanless steel appliances and restoration style lighting compete the transforimation.



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Creating Open Floor Plan

The main living area featured an odd entry way divider wall, dated lighting and deco style metal railings that divided the living area.


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The enclosed kitchen walls were removed opening this area to create an island seating area now open to the dining space. The entryway divider wall was torn down making this all one open living space. The dated hand railings were removed and the stairs were remodeled to open up the living space.  Fresh paint and new fans and lighting complete the open floor plan.


Door Replacement & Bedroom Addition

The exterior metal glass sliding doors were original to the home and were rotted and leaking.  Off the living area was a festive study area with dated stained glass windows.


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Our Indianapolis remodeling team enclosed the entrance to this blue study area, separating it from the main living area, creating a much needed extra bedroom for the homeowner.


Master Bedroom Remodel

The master bedroom entrance area was odd and an unfunctional use of space with a dated vanity area just inside the door. The hall bath needed a complete transformation and accessibility opened up for easy access to the rest of the house.


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A new, more private entry was created to access the master bedroom by removing the vanity area and bumping back the entrance to the bedroom. This, in turn, opened up the hallway area outside the bedroom making way for a larger hall bath that was now accessible to the main living area.  A wide window was added to the exterior wall of the hall to let some much needed light into this entryway space. The hall bath was enlarged and completely remodeled with new cabinetry, flooring, plumbing and lighting.

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Office Remodel

Inside the master bedroom was a dark setting room/office area that was open to the sleeping area, complete with 1960’s wood paneling.


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Custom sliding barn doors were installed to add visual appeal and create a separation from the bed to this this office area. Paint, new modern built-in entertainment shelving with granite top, and new flooring complete the transformation of this unique space.


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Bathroom Remodels

All five bathrooms in this home were screaming for a remodel.  Original or dated lighting, plumbing, tile and flooring made these bath areas a big eyesore.


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Four bathrooms were given an overhaul to make them clean and modern.  Each bathroom was remodeled using white subway tile on shower enclosures, glass shower doors, wood look grey tile flooring, brushed nickel plumbing fixtures and vanity lighting, new toilets and vanities with granite countertops.


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Are you looking at an investment property, or the purchase of a new home that needs a major renovation? We can work with you on the project from the very beginning and he you with all your remodeling needs.

About Indiana Residential

Indiana Residential is the original one-stop general contractor serving homeowners and real estate industry professionals in Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Avon, Westfield, Zionsville and the surrounding areas. Our services include one-call inspection repairs, home remodeling and repairs, mold removal and put back, roof replacement and repair, kitchen and bath remodeling, and general home maintenance including painting, electrical repairs, windows and siding, plumbing repairs, and more.


Record Indiana rainfall calls for Indianapolis water damage remodeling contractors to step in

Did you know that Indiana has seen the highest recorded rainfall in history from April 2017 to today? This 25 year old Carmel, Indiana home hasn’t experienced any previous water issues, but the owner found wet carpet and swollen baseboards inside the home.

Upon demo, our team identified a crack in the exterior concrete foundation where water was trickling in through the foundation. We professionally repaired the crack, waterproofed the foundation damage, completed a full dry-out, treated for mold, and repaired all the materials with water damage.


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Even the most secure properties are experiencing water intrusion this year with the amount of rainfall Indiana has seen. Our remodeling and mold remediation team can help with your Indianapolis mold removal and Indianapolis water damage repairs.



Why use a certified mold removal specialist?

The IICRC outlines five major principles of mold remediation.

  1. Make sure safety and health precautions are taken by cleanup professionals and occupants. Mold-contaminated buildings can be associated with a number of health problems. Anyone involved in the mold remediation process must be protected from exposure through a combination of practices and controls.
  2. A post-cleanup assessment by an independent environmental expert. An      effective mold remediation cannot be developed without first determining the extent of the contamination to be removed. To ensure that remediation work is being properly performed, it is highly recommended that appropriate documentation of the remediation process be kept by project management
  3. Control of mold before it spreads further. Eliminating mold at the source of      contamination is essential. Once mold spores spread through the air, it will be much more difficult to capture.
  4. Oversee the proper physical removal of the mold. The mold must be physically removed from the structure. Attempts to isolate mold or remove signs of mold on the surface are not adequate. Note that bleach alone cannot kill mold.
  5. Ensure that moisture is controlled to limit future contamination or recontamination. Mold growth is virtually inevitable if moisture is not controlled. Moisture problems must be identified, located and corrected or controlled as soon as possible.

Application of these principles may involve multiple disciplines and professionals from a wide range of restoration and indoor environmental fields.

Certified professionals have the training and experience to:

  • Identify moisture sources
  • Evaluate mold growth (visible or suspected)
  • Contain damage to the smallest area possible
  • Physically remove contamination
  • Dry materials to ensure that mold will not return
  • Perform or recommend procedures for returning property to a pre-loss condition
Professional restoration technicians understand the need for quick response. Immediate remediation is key to controlling any escalating costs. The longer the remediation is delayed, the higher the cost of restoration. Certified restorers like Indiana Residential have the knowledge to test materials and apply the restoration techniques required to return the items to their pre-loss condition. Please always look for the IICRC logo to verify IICRC certification.


Many homeowners complete the closing process and immediately start their own search for qualified contractors. Many times we’ve already been in the home to complete repairs so we are very familiar with the condition and its need for updates. We can help reduce the transition stress by staying on the project after the inspection repairs are complete.

Famazon-100giftcardor every new remodeling/construction client we complete work for, we will send you a $100 AMAZON GIFT CARD as a THANK YOU!  This includes anything from house painting, kitchen or bath remodel, roofing and more (with a estimate value of $5000 or more) 

If you know your friends or clients are looking to do some additional enhancements or remodeling, let us know and we’ll take it from there.  Or pass along our info and be sure they let us know you sent them.  It’s that simple, we’ll send you $100 Amazon card for your referral if we end up winning the bid.

The Details:

  • Reward is $100 Amazon Gift Card that will be sent to you via email.  You can use the code we provide you when completing your Amazon transaction. If you have an Amazon Account, just let us know the email you use for that account and it will sync and deposit as a credit onto your account. Easy right?
  • You can receive reward multiple times… simply send us more referrals. We are happy to give you our money!
  • To count, your referral must become a new Indiana Residential client
  • To count, your referral must result as a client and the value of the work completed must be estimated at $5000 or more


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projectmanagerEstimator/Project Manager

Successful and growing construction services business is seeking an Estimator/Project Manager in the Indianapolis, Indiana area. This position will be responsible for preparing accurate and profitable job estimates, converting estimates into successful bids and for planning and managing the resultant projects to successful completion.

Salary plus company vehicle included. No cold call sales.

Must be a dynamic and proactive communicator, who competently uses written and verbal disciplines such as e-mail, MS Office and voice-mail, etc. Candidate must be dedicated, motivated and loyal. Prefer experience in the construction field or a similar position estimating jobs within the construction industry

Indiana Residential, where homeowners and real estate industry professionals turn to for quality workmanship, competitive pricing and superior customer service.  Apply directly to Mike


Meet Our Team

Just as your real estate business relies on referrals, Indiana Residential also depends on the quality of the relationships we build and the unique service we provide.  You count on us and we count on you.  Our team of experienced employees make us who we are, so we’d like to introduce them to you properly.





Meet Tom, he is a Project Manager and Estimator at Indiana Residential, responsible for preparing accurate and cost effective job estimates and managing projects to successful completion. From conception to completion, Tom is hands-on, on-the-job, and doing whatever it takes to ensure customer satisfaction. 

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Meet Joel, he is a Project Manager and Estimator at Indiana Residential, providing timely, accurate and detailed estimates.  He makes the process from initial contact to final completion as painless on the agent and homeowner as possible.  Joel plans and purchases equipment and material, organizes and oversees contractors, and most importantly, makes sure that the customer is happy at the end of the day

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Meet Elyse, she manages the daily operations at Indiana Residential, and that’s no simple task. She handles everything behind the scenes from scheduling, logistics, HR and payroll to office management and all aspects of company financials. Basically, she’s the one that keeps everyone in line and keeps the train running. 

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Meet Robert, he leads the Indiana Residential Mold Division, managing the entire remediation process from visual inspection, sample collection and testing to on-site estimates, mold removal and material replacements. He finds the most cost effective ways of making projects affordable while still providing quality and on-time completion. 

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Meet Kelly, he is the Co-Founder of Indiana Residential and leads the roofing division, Indiana Roofing. Latimore specializes in roofing repairs and replacements; ensuring a home’s resale value is at its highest. He is intimately involved in all aspects of customer relations from on-site Project Management, Fleet Management to preparing project estimates and safeguarding customer satisfaction. 

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Meet Mike, he is the Co-Founder and a Project Manager at Indiana Residential. His main focus is to ensure the job gets done efficiently and effectively, while making sure everyone is happy, healthy and prosperous. From project management and estimates to keeping up with the latest remodeling trends, he is involved with every aspect of the business. 

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