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EXPERIENCE = EXPERTISE

We are proud to serve Omaha, Lincoln and surrounding areas with full home inspection services. After over 15,000 Omaha and Lincoln home inspections our home inspectors have gained the expertise only experience can provide. Each of our home inspectors have backgrounds in construction allowing us the ability to understand how the systems in a house work together and why they would fail.

 Nebraska & western Iowa’s #1 Choice for Professional Home Inspection Services

We are a locally owned small business founded in 2008 who has quickly grown to become a highly trusted, reputable name in the Omaha and Lincoln metro areas.

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STEVE VACHA

President

Certified Inspector

ACI & ASHI

steve@hsinspections.com

Mobile: 402-660-9988

With a background in construction, Steve has been inspecting homes since 1996, back when the industry was in its beginning stages. Over the years he has earned his certification as an ASHI inspector.

Steve started Home Standards in 2008 and the company has steadily grown to become among the highly regarded and trusted in the Midwest.

Steve was born in Prairie Center, Nebraska and has lived in Omaha for the past 40 years. In college he started juggling in the Old Market for tips and eventually joined a traveling circus for a year as a juggler, storyteller, and acrobat.

In his spare time Steve runs and competes in triathlons, which keeps him in good shape for the physical demands that home inspections can require.

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JON VACHA

Vice President

Certified Inspector

ACI & ASHI

jon@hsinspections.com

Mobile: 402-660-6935

Jon is a native of Omaha and earned his BA in business from University of Nebraska Omaha. He has been inspecting homes with Home Standards since the company started in 2008.

After inspecting a home, Jon’s clients are always grateful once they better understand the house they are buying. He finds helping others by sharing his knowledge and expertise rewarding and considers home inspectors being a “detective and solving ‘house mysteries’.”

“I especially like working with first time home buyers,” Jon said. “I appreciate the relationships I’ve made with people in the real estate industry.” 

When not working, Jon enjoys spending time with his two daughters and wife, going to playgrounds, riding bikes, and whatever other adventures they can find.

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TIM KROF

Omaha Manager/
Certified Inspector

ASHI & InterNACHI®

tim@hsinspections.com

Mobile: 402-660-1662

Tim was born and raised in Omaha, and spent the majority of his work life in construction. He started in college working as a plumber assistant, a concrete worker and then onto siding houses & building decks as he earned his BSBA from UNO After a few years as an accountant, he transitioned to a new career as project manager/office manager for a new construction Home Builder for over 10 years. With that strong construction background, he then joined Home Standards.

Tim has been inspecting homes with Home Standards for the past 13 years. He enjoys the variety of different types of properties he inspects and says one of his favorite things about working in this industry is helping buyers find their first home. He enjoys the fact that every house is different, and you can always learn something new every day.

In his spare time, Tim enjoys playing golf, softball, and spending time with his dog.

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PAUL PACHUNKA

Inspector & Marketing

paul@hsinspections.com

Mobile: 402-880-2155

Paul is a native of Washington state, but grew up and lived in Nebraska most his life. The majority of his professional career he has been involved in home construction and renovation, including major remodeling, flipping properties, and specializing in redoing beautiful bathrooms and kitchens.

Paul has been with Home Standards since 2015 and likes sharing his home inspection findings with home buyers.

In his free time, Paul enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, cooking with his wife, and target shooting.

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SUE JOSOFF

Inspection Coordinator & Office Support

sue@hsinspections.com

Sue was born and raised in Omaha, attended Burke High School and then attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her first job was at a bank where she developed a passion for customer service. She went on to work for the William H Harvey company and later for the Game and Parks at the Aksarben aquarium working with the hunter ed dept and with the children’s groups that visited.

Sue joined the Home Standards’ team and became the voice home buyers, sellers, and real estate agents have come to know. One of the things she really enjoys working here is helping people. Sue said, “I believe in our company 100% and hope to keep growing with them as a company and a family.”

Sue is married and the mother of 3 children and a grandmother to 4 (and growing). She loves spending time with her family and lives on an acreage with 4 horses, 2 donkeys, 18 chickens, 1 goat, 5 cats (outside mostly), and 2 dogs. “This keeps us pretty busy most of the time.”

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JESSIE FISHER

Inspector & Home Energy Score Program Coordinator

jessie@hsinspections.com

Mobile: 402-660-4789

Jessie was born in Sindey, Nebraksa and grew up on a farm near Davenport. He has been inspecting homes for over 5 years and enjoys the work because of the variety.

“[When inspecting homes] there are often mysteries to solve,” said Jessie. “I enjoy meeting a variety of people, and being able to share my knowledge with them. I appreciate the challenge of explaining often complex and nuanced information to people in a way that is concise and easy to understand.”

In his free time, Jessie creates art, including printmaking and painting. He enjoys hiking as well as volunteering with local groups focusing on food security and food production.

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GRANT WILLMS

Marketing Lincoln, Iowa

grant@hsinspections.com

Mobile: 402-936-6311

Grant is entering his third year with Home Standards. He has worked assisting with Inspections and with marketing. He spent 30+ years in the service industry as a counselor and one of the things he enjoys most about working here is maintaining long standing relationships of the company and meeting new clients and introducing them to the various services Home Standards offers.

Grant has owned, remodeled, and managed rental properties.

His hobbies include working on various home improvement projects at his homes over the years. 

When he’s not working, Grant is an avid reader, and values his time with his faith community. 

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BRIDGET VACHA

Office Director

bridget@hsinspections.com

Mobile: 402-706-6175

Bridget was born in Albion, Nebraska and raised in Omaha and Stratton. She earned her bachelor’s degree from UNO and recently obtained her real estate license.

Bridget has been with Home Standards for a little over 6 years and loves this industry because it gives people peace of mind. “Buying a home is a very stressful process and we can provide them the knowledge they need to gain confidence in their decision,” she said.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, trying out new restaurants, watching “bad TV” with her friends, and spending time with her two daughters and husband.

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AARON NILIUS

Certified Inspector (Residential & Commercial Properties)

aaron@hsinspections.com

Mobile: 402-672-7152

Aaron has been inspecting homes and commercial properties for the past 5 years. He was born and raised in Omaha and in his free time he enjoys playing basketball and soccer and watching football.

When Aaron was in college, he was unfortunate enough to be near a friend who was using a hammer to smash a shotgun primer, sending a piece of metal flying up and becoming lodged in his elbow. He has since had the shard removed and fully recovered.

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GILBERT CRUZ

Inspector

glibert@hsinspections.com

Mobile: 402-709-4916

Among other trades Gilbert has  worked doing drywall and commercial framing, He also has experience working for a roofing company for 2 years and he replaced and serviced garage doors for 3 years.

During his down time he enjoys working out and watching sports all year round. He also likes going to the range and spending time with my daughter.