Tim Palmer, CMI

Certified Master Inspector



  • Certified Master Inspector
  • Level 1 Certified Thermographer
Certified Master Inspector

Service Area

Ajax, Whitby, Pickering, and Oshawa Region

Durham Region, Clarington, Newcastle, Port Hope, Cobourg, Port Perry, Peterborough, Uxbridge


Contact Tim

27-1300 King Street East, Suite 278
Oshawa, ON L1H 8J4


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Have me call you.Tim has been a successful Certified Home Inspector with Lighthouse Inspections for over 10 years and brings years of experience in renovation and customer service to this position. He has continued to maintain certification through both Lighthouse Inspections and InterNACHI (The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors) throughout this period. Both certifications require adhering to strict standards of practice and code of ethics, as well as ongoing educational training.

Tim is also a Level 1 Certified Infrared Thermographer, an intensive training and evaluation for the proper use and interpretation of findings with the Infrared Camera.

It was our approach to home inspections that originally drew Tim to Lighthouse Inspections; Lighthouse Inspections has a client focus that is both interactive and friendly; something that we believe is what people want from a Home Inspector.

We provide not only an investigation service but also an education to you, the client. We take the time to explain how things work, how to properly maintain and how to identify problems and concerns before they become major issues.

Regardless of whether you are a first time or seasoned homebuyer, we will take the time to make sure you understand the home in terms that you can relate to and understand your priorities with your new property.

We will provide you with an honest and thorough inspection and treat every home inspection as if we were buying it. We do not like surprises and we imagine you do not either.

We encourage you to be our shadow throughout the inspection so you are able to see first-hand when we find abnormalities and explain how to resolve them.

We will even follow up with you after you have had time to digest the report to see if there are any questions.

When you’re ready, so are we. Call us today to schedule a convenient time for your Home inspection. You’ll be glad you made the right choice.

Here’s what our Past Clients have to say:

Rated 5 stars out of 5 on N49.com

Outstanding Service

I recently found myself buying a home for the first time, and along with all the stresses and decisions that accompany such a purchase I needed to find a Home Inspector. After reading Tim Palmer’s reviews, I decided to give him a call. Tim fully lived up to his reputation. He made the experience painless for this first-time buyer, walking me through every aspect of the inspection and ensuring that I understood everything he was doing. He was a delight to work with and a consummate professional in every way. I would not hesitate to recommend Tim to anyone needing a Home Inspector, and will certainly use him again myself in future should I buy in Durham. He is fully deserving of all the glowing reviews he has received. August 11, 2014 – Mark MacKinnon, Oshawa


We had such a great experience with Tim. He was able to work around our schedule to get into the house to do the inspection. The inspection report was detailed and easy to read. He even gave us recommendations on how to help keep up the condition of the house. Thank you, Tim!!


We purchased a 25 year old home and let’s face it, you never know what to expect with a house that old. Lighthouse Inspections (Tim) was absolutely amazing! He went through our home with a “fine toothed comb” and we knew exactly what to expect when we moved in. The time and attention to detail, not tomention the professionalism was outstanding and we are so very happy we chose the right person to expect our new home! Thank you! – Kelly and Steve McCandless

Exceptional Attention to detail

You will find Tim to be very personal and detailed. He welcomes his customers to participate in the inspection process, highlights the critical issues, and goes beyond to offer commentary on potential areas of concern into the future. I have no hesitation in recommending Tim….You will not be disappointed. -Nelson Gregorio

Best Inspector Ever

Tim provided us with a very informative report and spent the time to go through each detail with us. His knowledge and expertise made us feel very confident in our purchase. Tim’s service is well worth every penny and he utilizes all the time your book with him. We would highly recommend Tim to all new and repeat home buyers. If we were to do this all over again, I wouldn’t hesitate to give Tim a call. Thanks again! – – non-member57214

Delivers more than what you Expect

It’s easy to recommend you Tim. Your work is amazingly thorough, highly skilled in all the details of an inspection, and with a very friendly professionalism. It was a pleasure to meet you and enjoy your needed services. You can have every confidence with Tim’s home inspection work that your major purchase has been thoroughly and systematically investigated. I’m more than happy to tag my name onto this kind of quality business and person. – Doug Schneider

Was I surprised

Tim is not what you expect. He can be described as a very friendly professional who really knows his inspections. He was completely courteous to not only myself but also the seller who was present at the time. He completed his inspection and then sat me down explaining each room of my Condo telling me what could go wrong and how to fix it. He answered all of my questions in an understandable way. I recommend Tim to anyone who is buying a property and needs a friendly professional inspector. – non-member56907

Tim was great

Tim is a very detailed and enthusiastic Home Inspector. I would highly recommend him to anyone. As a first time home buyer I was very happy about how detailed and professional his report was and I felt very comfortable knowing my home has been inspected top to bottom. I don’t give many reviews this positive. He was a great person to work with. – non-member55345


With purchasing my first home it was important for me to make sure i received a thorough inspection from a reliable comany. I would highly recommend Tim Palmer @ Lighthouse Inspections! Other family members have had Tim do their inspections and have had the same results as myself. – non-member53090

Agent comments about a home inspection

On behalf of my clients and myself I thank you for your thoroughness and help even beyond the inspection report (re:pool info).This was much appreciated. Perhaps we shall meet again in the near future. Until then take care. – Khrys

Great Experience

Over the years I’ve purchased several homes and have witnessed as many home inspections. Tim will from now on be my inspector of choice! He arrived early, was friendly, thorough, and very helpful. Tim went through every single issue and explained how to fix them; as well as pointing out all the important features (water shut-offs, etc.) of the house. I am confident that he performed the most thorough inspection possible, and I would highly recommend Tim! – non-member50748

Great Home Inspection Service~!!

I recently purchased a home in Oshawa and Lighthouse Inspections was recommended to me as a home inspection company. Since this was my first time ever purchasing a home, I welcomed any advice from my family and friends. From the minute I met Tim, I knew he would inspect the house I wanted to buy, as if he was looking it over for his personal friend or family member. He was extremely thorough and not only did I feel like he did a great job of inspecting the property from top to bottom, he also took the time to sit down with me and tell me about the entire inspection. As a young single woman buying her first home, I was really happy with the service Lighthouse Inspections provided and I would recommend Tim to friends and use his company again in the future! ~Jennifer

Our first home. Our first home Inspection

Tim Palmer gave a 5 star Home Inspection. He was interactive throughout the home inspection, and was more than helpful with explaining what he was doing every step of the inspection. Tim Palmer took the time to sit down with us and go through each part of the binder(that had the outcome of the home inspection). Tim offered friendly advice and made sure to express what needed to be done right away and what could wait till later on. Tim was friendly and helpful. We will be making sure that we refer others to him. – Sarah-Rose and Travis

Offering Home Inspection Services in Durham region, including Oshawa, Whitby, Brock, Ajax, Scarborough, Beaches, Courtice, Clarington, Scugog, Pickering, Uxbridge, Shorley, Port Perry, Mount Zion, Kinsdale Macedonian Village Taunton, Hampton, Blackstock,  Bowmanville, Bond Head, Port Darlington, Greenwood, Brooklin, Columbus, Orono, Pinedale, Blackwater, Port Perry, Mount Carmel, Prospect, Manchester, Utica, Epsom, Ashburn, Myrtle, Myrtle Station, Raglan, Dagmar, Glen Major, Balsam and Surrounding areas.


Every Lighthouse Inspection includes:

  • On-site Reports
  • Inspections to fit your schedule
  • Available 7 days a week to serve you better
  • All Lighthouse Inspections Inspectors are members of national and/or provincial associations, and are fully trained, certified and E and O insured
  • Advice you can count on
  • Complete information, clearly delivered in a way you can understand and use to make the right decision for you.
  • Straightforward information that you can use
  • Reasonable rates for superior service
  • Peace of mind
  • Practical recommendations you can use
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One of our certified professional inspectors will contact you to confirm the appointment date and time. Only confirmed appointment will be kept. If you do not receive a confirmation from an inspector with their name and contact details within 1 business day, please call: 1-800-217-2450.