John McLaren

Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)®

John McLaren is the owner and inspector of McLaren Home Inspections. A whole lot must come together in order for a home to become fully functional, and with John, you’re getting a home inspector who is especially well-versed in the methods in which good homes are made. This proven expertise is an asset to your home-buying journey, and you can count on John to direct all of his efforts toward the bigger picture.

For each and every inspection he performs, John strives to help his clients feel safe, knowledgeable, and prepared—elevating your overall understanding of the home’s deficiencies and strengths so that you can formulate a sure strategy for success as a home-buyer and soon-to-be homeowner.

Certified Home Inspector John McLaren

A Home Inspector Who Sees It Like It Is From All Sides

When he was still a teenager, John worked as a mechanic on agricultural equipment, a formative experience for his problem-solving skills and his subsequent love for construction. Starting in 1997, John joined the Carpenter’s Union and began partaking in numerous residential and commercial construction projects.

For over 25 years, John has been involved in the building trades, even going on to obtain his Illinois Real Estate Brokers license to become more skilled and knowledgeable on that side of the industry. Now as a professional home inspector, John is able to combine his experience in construction and real estate to help protect the interests of home-buyers—providing an honest assessment of a home that will inform and secure a pending real estate transaction.  

We’re in This to Help You Take the Next Big Step

For your convenience, we’re open to scheduling home inspection appointments on weekends so that you don’t have to stress finding extra time during the work week.

We’ll be ecstatic if you’re able to join us at the home either during or after the inspection so that we can give you the full rundown of our findings in person.

When the inspection is over, we’ll still be here for you, taking your questions over the phone for as long as you need to ask them so that you can invest with confidence.


When he’s not inspecting homes, John loves to spend time outdoors with his wonderful family and their pets. Some of John’s hobbies include hunting, sports shooting, drag racing, and flying drones—as well as his RC helicopter!

First Time Home Buyers With Home Inspector John McLaren

Proudly Serving Will County

We’re excited to be in a position to help you buy your next home, and we’re able to serve clients located throughout Will County and the surrounding area.

At McLaren Home Inspections, our trusted home inspection services will verify the quality of your prospective home’s construction, ensuring that all major systems operate smoothly, efficiently, and safely. Contact us today to request an inspection.

We have discounts available for active military, veterans, and first responders. Contact us for more information.

Weekend appointments are available when requested. We’re able to accept online payments for your convenience.