About Ideal Home Inspections

Home Inspector Michael Kelly

Licensed Home Inspector Michael Kelly – Using His Career to Help Others

Ideal Home Inspections, PLLC is owned and operated by TREC-licensed home inspector Michael Kelly. After retiring from a long career as a peace officer, Michael wanted to find a new career in which he could continue helping others. Before entering law enforcement, he had worked as a plumber for several years and developed an interest in the construction industry. He began helping friends with remodeling projects and has gained invaluable hands-on knowledge over the years about how homes operate and what is required when something in a home goes wrong. Wanting to use his interests and knowledge to help people avoid costly mistakes during their home purchase, Michael became a professional Home Inspector.

ASHI Member InterNACHI Member
ASHI Member InterNACHI Member


  • TREC (Texas Real Estate Commission) Texas Professional Real Estate Inspector License #23316
  • ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) Member
  • InterNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors) Member
  • Member of the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce
  • Certified Residential Thermographer

Law Enforcement Background

Michael is an honorably retired peace officer with 37 years of service. Beginning his career as a police officer, he eventually worked his way up the ranks and became the captain of investigations. This job required a great sense of responsibility to others and meticulous attention to detail, both of which translate well into Michael’s career as a home inspector. When searching a home for the small details or defects that can make all the difference in the world to home buyers, Michael puts just as much effort into his work as he would have during his criminal investigations.

In His Spare Time…

Outside of his career and helping others, Michael enjoys making furniture such as cribs, tables, chairs, and more from wood and metal. He is also an avid outdoorsman and spends a great deal of time both on the water and out in the woods.

Call Michael Kelly at Ideal Home Inspections today to make an appointment with a home inspector you can trust.

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