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 Professional 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. I am part of three associations, InterNACHI / Better Business Bureau / CAHPI

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.
“I grew up with him in the Ottawa bar scene, he was a bouncer and I was a bartender. He was in construction back then. The report given was outstanding, right to the point to what needs to be fixed first to last. The cost guide is a good add-on, he gave me a few names and numbers of licensed contractors for the renovations. Why are people spending more when they have him?”
Brittany - May 2020
“The inspector, Darren, found on Kijiji was meticulous in the inspection and the report. He offered and taught me how to do some annual maintenance in the exterior and interior as well. He came during COVID, I would highly recommend him because he respects the buyers, sellers and the investment.”
Mark - May 2020

“The seller was in the house and refused to leave, the were unreasonable and rude. They mistreated each of the 5 people in attendance. Darren patiently answered and re-answered their many nit picking remarks several times. The homes inspection Darren said was going to be 2-3 hours MAX, we were there for 4 hours, Darren’s report was still sent that day and although I walked away from the purchase because of the sellers attitude I can’t thank Darren enough. Darren worked very late to get that report out after an exhausting interaction. He was wonderful.”

Clive - May 2020
“The report was given the same day, detailed. Saved us from moving forward on a house we ultimately couldn’t afford the repairs on. Darren also took the time to have a phone conversation to answer some remaining questions we had. Why he’s HIGHLY recommended for his expertise and personal care! Thank you Darren!”
Erin - May 2020
“I have an engineer that does inspections for me and a separate inspector as well, they took the winter off. Darren surprised me, he arrives before anyone and very thorough with the exterior – I appreciate the detailed, easy-to-access online report. Thanks”
Exit realty - May 2020
“Darren did a fantastic job for me again, this is the 4th time using him. He lowered the price for me every time I used him! He was careful and thorough. It’s helpful that he describes the differences between issues that should be taken into account in the purchase versus normal neglected annual maintenance issues.”
Sergio - May 2020

“Darren was at the new home before anyone, prepared and doing the outside inspection already. After he walked us around the outside and showed us the problems. He spent an hour on each floor, he provided suggestions on how to best address and fix the issues. He had excellent customer services skills. He had some great knowledge of the area, told us where the school for our daughter was, the grocery store and even the trails to go walking. He is worth a lot more then what he charged us. He made us feel safe in our environment and investment. Thank you so much Bent nails!”

Brianna - April 2020
“Darren McClurg is the best home inspector we’ve worked with! He is experienced with our company as a contractor. He is very thorough and his reports focus on problems with solutions. He explained and took the time to help my clients understand the answers to every question they had.”
James & Emily - April 2020
“I’ve used a home inspector twice this year, the first was high priced and I lost the bid on the house. I decided to go with you as I was concerned about the lower priced companies especially on Kijiji. I had absolutely no idea you would be that thorough. What a outstanding job! I received the report the same day and shared it with my banker. He will be giving you a call. He said ” Its hard to find inspectors that get to the point in their reports. Wow, I will refer Bent Nails to anyone that needs a inspector. Darren helped my client a lot.”
Thank you for such a great job Darren.”
Kathy - April 2020
“Darren is a consummate professional. Friendly, meticulous and helpful in all aspects of his inspection. I am so glad we hired him to do an inspection before we list our home. I would highly recommend him to anyone.”
Melody - March 2020
“Darren was an absolute joy to work with! Professional, insightful, detail oriented, and super fast to respond by email or text. I couldn’t have asked for more. Furthermore the value for cost and his infrared scan makes him a clear choice above the competition. Do yourself a favor and contact Darren and Bent Nails Home Inspection; I know I’m very glad I did. Thanks again Darren.”
Andrew - March 2020
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Phone: 613.355.0021
Email: bentnailinspect@gmail.com

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Sunday to Saturday
8:00am – 6:00pm

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