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I am a native North Carolinian, and a graduate of Appalachian State University. I founded First Call Home Inspections, in 2006 and have inspected thousands of properties in central North Carolina.


As a NC licensed home inspector, I complete 12 hours of education each year, and as a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors, I complete an additional 8 hours of training.


I attend numerous professional meetings that focus on home inspection and electrical practices to help me better understand changes in construction techniques, local municipal codes, and new construction materials that are used to construct homes today. 


In 2019, my business was rebranded as First Call Property Inspections to accommodate the growing need for commercial services in the Triangle area. As such, First Call Property Inspections brings the same level of service, experience and communication to every client throughout the inspection process, whether residential or commercial.

John Cauthen home inspector

ASHI Certified Property Inspector

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American Society of Home Inspectors


ASHI Certified Inspector


Performed 3000+ inspections with

ASHI Standards of Practice


Triangle Multiple Listing Services

Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® subscriber


NC Licensed Home Inspectors Association

President Triangle Chapter  (2010-2014)

Vice President Triangle Chapter (2014–2018)

Full Time Licensed NC Inspector Since 2006

Licensed NC General Contractor Since 2007

Member - American Society of Home Inspectors

Member - NC Licensed Home Inspectors Association

President NCLHIA Triangle Chapter,  2010-2014

Graduate of Inspection Training Associates – Fairfax, VA

Principles of HVAC, NC Central University – Durham, NC

Graduate of Appalachian State University – Boone, NC

20+ hours inspection related training annually

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