Meet Randy Near

Randy is a Northwest native, raised on the Kitsap Peninsula, currently residing in the Lofall area of the Hood Canal. Randy’s job as a deckhand on the Alaskan scow F/V Evelyn S. inspired his love of wooden boats, which he spent ten years repairing and restoring after pursuing a degree in boat building. Randy’s skill in yacht repair helped him transition into home construction, and renovation; he, his wife, and first son Liam, moved to Australia where he started a construction business. For six years Randy built and renovated homes down under, and the Near family grew to include their second son, Charlie, before moving back to the Northwest in 2006. Once back in the Northwest, Randy founded Visible Changes Home Improvements, which specialized in kitchen and bathroom remodels.

More than 25 years of professional experience have established Randy as a thoughtful, and detail oriented home inspector.


(Reviews courtesy of Yelp)

Michael G.
Boulder Creek, CA
★★★★★ 9/19/2021

Exactly on time (twice, our fault not his). Detailed report with detailed pics and recommends based on the findings. Couldn’t have asked for anything more or better done. Every possibility (except preset exclusions) covered in exacting detail. The recommendations list is our prioritized fixit list with minimal review. Extremely happy!

Kate T.
Santa Rosa, CA
★★★★★ 8/9/2018

Randy was professional, thorough and prompt. Also, very easy person to communicate with and clear in explaining all the details. Unfortunately because of his good work, I pulled out of the purchase deal. So, well done, Randy, for helping me not make a bad decision!

I would recommend Randy to do your inspection and in fact he’ll be doing mine on the next offer I make.

Bruce and Donna P.
Seattle, WA
★★★★★ 2/2/2020

Randy Near is one of (less than a handful of) our most trusted inspectors whom we refer our clients to. Integrity, advocacy, experience, proficiency sum it up. We’re thankful that we have someone as skilled to put our clients in front of. Part of our reputation depends upon our ability to refer to quality and reputable service providers, and we always know that we’ll hear back positive feedback from our clients with Randy. I’ve been on countless inspections to observe, and am always impressed. You’re in good hands.

Brian N.
Everett, WA
★★★★★ 5/31/2018

My fiancé and I recently submitted a bid on a home in the Everett area and our realtor recommended Randy Near, with Asgard Inspections, to perform the buyer’s inspection. Working on a short turn around, Randy scheduled us in a few days of notice. I was thoroughly impressed with how well he knew his material. He walked me through the property taking pictures, answering questions. Later, that same day, we were presented with a detailed summary as well as a collection of photos of each area under concern, such as attic and crawl space shots. As the result of his feedback, we were able to make an informed decision, providing a level of comfort regarding the property we intended to buy. His fees were also reasonable. I would highly recommend Randy Near and his Asgard Inspections to others needing a buyer’s inspection.