About Secure Inspection Services

Wilmington Sunset Beach Myrtle Beach Home Inspectors Secure Inspection Services
  • 2016 -2020: North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board
  • Served as Chairman of the Board for 1 year
  • Education Committee
  • Investigation Committee Chairman

John Gainey

President & Owner

John has been inspecting homes and commercial buildings for almost three decades. Over that time John has helped thousands of homeowners feel secure when closing on their new home. He started Secure Inspection Services in 1992 to ensure that homeowners have the best possible information available when purchasing a home. “Homeowners want to feel secure when they are making, what might be, the single largest purchase of their lives. That security isn’t something you leave to chance.” 

John is a recognized leader in the home inspection industry, serving the North Carolina Licensed Home Inspector Association as the Public Relations Chairman for five years and is currently serving the inspector’s association representing the five counties of Southeastern North Carolina. He is passionate about educating homeowners and fellow inspectors and is always working to continuously improve communication channels between the Home Services and Real Estate community. Because of John’s passion, expertise, and excellent leadership, Secure Inspection Services is the oldest full-time inspection firm in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and the Brunswick Islands of North Carolina.

John has also served the NC Licensed Home Inspector Association as Southeast Chapter President for 14 years and 5 years as their public relations coordinator. John is also a certified master inspector with the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (Inter-NACHI) and one of the very few NC Certified Field Training Instructors for individuals working to obtain their NC Home Inspector License.  John started inspecting properties in the North Myrtle Beach SC area in 1992. NC & SC started licensing inspectors after 1995 and John has a NC #669 & SC #51 to show his early start in the industry. John is also certified in other fields of environmental services through NORMI (National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors) and is certified in areas of mold inspection, mold remediation and Indoor Air Quality along with other designations.

Normi Certified
Brunswick County North Carolina Home Inspector Secure Inspection Services

Terri Gainey

Vice President

Terri has managed operations at Secure Inspection Service for more than 20 years. She is the friendly voice on the other end of the line when you call. Terri has ensured that clients and agents are always well taken care of. She enjoys making sure that clients understand the value of a great home inspection and that they feel secure when closing on their new home.

Prior to working with Secure Inspection Services, Terri owned and operated a day care, seeing to the well being and development of local children. She was also the Activity Director at a local nursing home, planning and providing activity for the elderly.

Home Inspection FAQs

Call up and ask about their credentials and experience. If for some reason you don’t feel comfortable asking this of the inspector when speaking with them on the phone then how will you feel asking questions at the inspection. You must feel that the inspector is qualified, experienced and attentive of your needs.

Most Inspections take about three to four hours. These times may vary depending on the size, age & condition of the home.

We recommend that you be present at the site of the inspection, from start to finish.

The purchase of a new home is one of the single most costly investments that a family will make. Along with the extra stresses this will add, there is also the fear factor of, “Will This Home Stand The Test of Time?” It is also important to know what YOU, as the primary investor, are getting for your money.

A home inspection is an excellent tool for you, the home buyer, to help determine not only the condition of the home, but to also help foresee any immediate unnecessary additional cost that may go unnoticed without the help of a home inspection. Home inspections are not a prediction of future performance, but can pinpoint existing problem areas.

This is the biggest mistake many potential new homeowners make when purchasing a home. Although the person you are considering may be very skilled, they are not trained or experienced at professional home inspections. Professional home inspection is a unique skill like no other. Professional inspectors get what we call an inspector’s instinct for problems. That instinct takes extensive training and lots of experience doing inspections to develop. Many contractors, and other trades professionals hire a professional home inspector to inspect their homes when they make a purchase.

You can call us and discuss all the aspects of your new home whenever you like.
Our service is a long-term investment.