Professional Experience

The House Detective is owned and operated by Gary Mashburn, a fully licensed Florida Home Inspector. Gary has been conducting property inspections in the greater Jacksonville area since 1992. Prior to starting The House Detective, he owned a residential construction business in Jacksonville and worked as a structural engineer in Atlanta, GA.
Knowledgeable and trustworthy, Gary combines his depth of experience in construction with his expertise in building systems to give you a complete and unbiased understanding of the property. Such experience is vital to determining existing and potential problems, whether you are buying or selling a home.

Professional Service

Hiring a small company means you will have direct access to the most experienced inspector on staff. Gary performs all of the inspections himself. He inspects each home as if one of his children were buying it. His friendly, personal service will help you understand the condition of the home and will help you to feel confident in making an informed decision.
For more details on the types of inspections provided and a sample report, please visit the Services page.


  • Florida Residential Inspection Certifications
  • Home Inspector / License No. HI454
  • Residential Contractor / License No. CRC011219


  • Member of ASHI / Member No. 98185
  • Civil Engineering Degree / Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Continuing Education Classes Taken Yearly