Meet Our Team

Paul Bugge started Inspection Protection in 1986 and we have been doing residential inspection since then.

Paul Bugge

Home Inspector

I started this company in 1986 and have been doing residential inspections since this time. It is our desire at Inspection Protection to provide a comprehensive, knowledgeable, and unbiased view of the property we are inspecting to allow you to make a sound home purchasing decision.

Paul J. Bugge started this company in 1986 and has been doing residential inspection since this time.

  • As a past  general contractor for new home construction  I have built a variety of custom and modular homes and continue to stay current with the latest designs, materials and methods of construction used in the home building industry.
  • Since starting Inspection Protection, I have inspected thousands of homes in northern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.
  • Certified Gold Member of the American Society of Home Inspectors #3507
  • Minnesota Department of Health Radon Measurement License RMEA—238
  • Licensed Wisconsin home inspector #251-106
  • Snell certified thermographer
  • Residential energy auditor
  • I am an active member of the American Society of Home Inspectors. I have served as a national representative to ASHI, a member of the technical review committee for The ASHI Reporter, along with various other positions within the Heartland chapter of ASHI.
  • I am well versed in building science, cold climate housing, moisture investigation, carbon monoxide testing of heating equipment, radon testing and mitigation.
  • I am an author and speaker on issues affecting the home inspector and the home inspection industry.
  • I maintain a continuing education program of 30 hours annually to further my knowledge of homes and issues affecting the home inspection industry along with methods of communicating this knowledge to my clients.

It is our desire at Inspection Protection to provide a comprehensive, knowledgeable, and unbiased view of the property we are inspecting to allow you to make a sound home purchasing decision.

Andy Schwab

Home Inspector

Your safety is my priority and I have the knowledge and training necessary to protect you, your family, and your investment. I received my hands-on training by working with a highly respected home inspector who has been in the business for decades.

  • Master of Science Degree: Occupational Safety and Health
  • Nationally Certified Home Inspector
  • Certified Associate Member of The American Society of Home Inspectors
  • Experienced Landlord and Rental Property Manager
  • Licensed and Insured Home Inspector in Minnesota and Wisconsin

Our Services

Inspection Services

We provide residential home and commercial property inspections in accordance with the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Standards of Practice.

An Inspection Protection Home Inspection includes a detailed, inside and out, top to bottom review of the property.  We will note deficiencies, test the efficiency of fossil fuel appliances, and provide recommendations based on observations of the home.

You will be provided with a detailed report describing the various systems in the home or property.

As a client of Inspection Protection, we welcome questions before, during, and after your inspection has been completed.

Radon Monitoring

Radon is a radioactive gas naturally occurring in earth’s crust.  You can’t see, smell, or taste radon.  The United States Surgeon General reports that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today.

The only way to detect radon in your home is with a radon monitoring device.  We are licensed and equipped to perform radon testing in your home at the same time we perform your home inspection.

We highly recommend a radon test be completed along with your home inspection.