About Me

My name is Darren McClurg. Unlike most professionals you hire, you probably won’t meet me until our appointment. Furthermore, different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods, and pricing. Ultimately, a thorough home inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector’s own effort. If you honor me by permitting me to inspect your new home, I guarantee that I’ll give you my very best effort.

As a Certified Master Inspector®, I’ve performed over 1,000 inspections in my time. Before that, I was a home builder since 1994. It’s an honor working for my home-buying clients and helping them make smart decisions. I am married to the most beautiful woman in the world, and we’re raising a lovely, intelligent son. Feel free to contact me for anything, at anytime.

– I’m an expert on affordability and having an eye for problems.
– Properly trained with COVID, posted the information for it dealing with buyers & sellers.
– Former interior & exterior contractor since 1994 with legal experience.
– I am the most diversified & provide the most amount of ancillary inspections in the Ottawa & Gatineau regions.
– I’m qualified for 34 different inspections with 24 different services I can provide.
– I can teach you how to operate, maintain, save on renovation & energy costs.
– I include infrared scans on every inspection complimentary.
– If there are any problems developing, you’ll know the severity of them.

Why Work With Me

When you get a Bent nails Inspection you are hiring a qualified, experienced home inspector who is an accredited Level 1 Thermograph. I have training, education, experience, licensed and certification in various related industries that far exceeds inspection industry standards. I take my time with your home and conduct a thorough assessment of your home’s major systems and components.

Client Reviews

The quality of our services is worth more than their prices.
I stay in business because my integrity towards clients cannot be changed, I work only for that paying customer and no one else. I can’t thank each client enough for the feedback they’ve given. These let you know you’re hiring quality.

On very short notice, our real estate agent arranged to have Darren inspect a 20 year old home we were contemplating purchasing. Even though there was a very short time (a little over an hour) to conduct the inspection, we were impressed with all aspects of the professional service that Darren provided. Even with the time limitations, he was able to focus on the key issues we needed him to look at in order to make a decision. He knows his stuff and can explain the deficiencies and remediation alternatives so that it can be understood by all. Darren's friendly and outgoing personality also makes this a pleasant experience. We highly recommend Bent Nails Home Inspection.

thumb Frank Palisek
January 26, 2022

We hired Darren for our 1 year inspection with Tarion. We appreciated that he scheduled us last minute as we forgot! He took the time to go through our house and give us guidance on things that the builder and previous inspector never mentioned. The price was very reasonable - especially with the extra time he spent with us. His report came that night and was very detailed. The photos and notes he included made the Tarion process extremely easy. Thanks Darren!

thumb David Jacobs
April 5, 2022

Great experience using this service. Would recommend to anyone who is looking/ in the area. I had no idea what I was walking into and Bent Nails showed me so much about the home I purchased. Definitely would use him again, money well spent and you won’t regret using this service!! Takes his time to explain everything and even created a 60page document for me in the same night (with photos included) of the home he had inspected for me the same day, and I had to emergently book his service the night before. Thanks so much!

thumb Danielle Kiers
December 24, 2021

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Phone: 613.355.0021
Email: bentnailinspect@gmail.com

Business Hours

Sunday to Saturday
8:00am – 6:00pm

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