Apex Inspections

Apex Inspections offers the highest-quality home inspection services in the Kona area. Established in 2016 by Derek Mienkwic, our business is led by over 30 years of experience in residential and light commercial construction from Michigan to Hawaii. We are InterNACHI-certified as a CPI and hold a Residential Builders license. With our many years of expertise in the industry, we have a deep understanding of home inspections from every side.

You can count on Apex Inspections' high-quality home inspection services that provide peace of mind for homeowners and real estate professionals alike. We are dedicated to integrity, professionalism, and expertise in every inspection.

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About Our Home Inspection Services

Roughly 86% of home inspections find something that needs to be fixed. This can include issues with roofing, electrical issues, gutters, windows, plumbing, fencing, air conditioning, paint, foundational issues, and more. Many of these issues would otherwise go unnoticed. This is why it is so important to have home inspections done before purchasing or selling a home.

At Apex Inspections, we have been in the business for more than 8 years and have had more than 2,000 satisfied clients. Our decades of experience in the industry help us know where to look when inspecting your home. We are able to efficiently inspect and address all potential issues in the home before they become a much larger problem.

You can trust Apex Inspections to safeguard your investments with thorough and reliable inspections that can save you from spending thousands of unnecessary dollars in the future.

Services We Offer

At Apex Inspections, we offer a range of home inspection services. These include inspections for purchasing or selling a home and detailed reports on current home conditions.

  • Home Purchase Inspections

    Our property evaluations are designed to give you a thorough understanding of the condition of the home you're interested in purchasing. From the top of the roof to the foundation, we inspect all major components to identify any potential issues that could impact your decision. Our team is well-equipped with years of professional experience to pinpoint problems that could deter you from buying the home, lead to future issues, or help you negotiate for a lower price.

  • Home Sale Inspections

    A pre-listing inspection provides a comprehensive understanding of your home's condition. This allows you to identify and address any major defects or issues before they become a problem during negotiations with potential buyers. At Apex Inspections, we conduct thorough assessments of your property's condition, helping you address any issues beforehand. This can both help you make the home more appealing to the buyers and avoid any future causes for negotiating lower prices.

  • Detailed Home Condition Reports

    Our thorough home condition reports are at the heart of our service. They deliver well-organized documentation of our findings during inspections. These reports encompass observations, evaluations, and suggestions, guaranteeing you a complete understanding of your home's current state. This can allow you to better prepare for maintenance planning, property value assessments, budgeting, energy efficiency improvements, and gaining general peace of mind.

At Apex Inspections, our goal is to equip you with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about your property. Whether you're buying or selling, our expert inspections and detailed reports provide you with transparency and assurance every step of the way.

How it works

Our home inspection services start with a detailed walkthrough. This may take several hours, depending on the size of the home or the number of units. We will take detailed notes and photos to assess the state of the property and identify any glaring issues we find. This can help you save thousands of dollars in repairs.

In addition to looking for potential structural issues in the home, we also examine all its major systems, including plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling, water, and sewer systems. Our reports are extremely detailed. Final reports can contain checklists, summaries, photographs, and notes about our findings on the property. After receiving the report, how you respond is up to you.

Our Story

Owner Derek Mienkwic founded Apex Inspections in 2016 in Kailua, Oahu. With a construction background spanning over 30 years in residential and light commercial projects, Derek brings extensive experience to his role as a home inspector serving Hawaii and Michigan.

Growing up in a family where construction and real estate were constant topics, Derek developed a deep-seated passion for the industry from an early age. Derek's journey into home inspection was a natural progression, shaped by years spent repairing and renovating homes. In 2016, he earned the Certified Professional Inspector (CPI) designation from InterNachi. He has long been committed to being an expert in the field. 

Originally from Michigan, Derek began his career in the trades as a teenager. He later pursued studies in construction management while honing his skills in carpentry and handyman work. His journey led him to Colorado, where he expanded his expertise in sustainable building and renewable energies, contributing to high-quality construction projects. In 2010, Derek was invited to visit an old friend in Hawaii, where the area quickly captured Derek's heart. It has become his home ever since. Over the years, Derek has worked closely with numerous families. He started as a contractor and eventually transitioned into a trusted home inspector.

Derek and his wife, Kelly, are proud parents to their three children, Jack (4), Maya (5), and Violet (7). They prioritize hard work, integrity, and enjoying life as a family. They share a love for nature, often exploring mountains and oceans, reveling in the beauty of their island home. Kelly, born in Maine and a Marine Corps veteran, brings her talents as a paralegal and fitness coach to their shared ventures. The couple eventually moved to Michigan which marked a new chapter, where Derek immersed himself in the vibrant community of St. Clair Shores, actively networking with investors and contractors. Achieving his Residential Builders license in 2018, Derek became deeply involved in the Metro Detroit real estate scene, overseeing a wide range of projects.

Fast-forward to today, the couple has proudly owned Apex Inspections for 8 years and has worked with thousands of satisfied clients. Derek and Kelly continue to expand their real estate portfolio, driven by their passion for investing and community involvement. Through Apex Inspections, they are committed to delivering the highest-quality home inspection services available. They prioritize transparency and client satisfaction so that every property transaction is well-informed and confidently executed.

How much does it cost?

Our prices range from $500 - $1500

The final price depends on factors such as the size of the home, the number of units on the property, and other factors. Feel free to reach out to us for an estimate or any additional questions.

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75-5486 Keke St.
Holualoa, HI. 96795

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