Hazelbaker Inspections



Joel Hazelbaker has been in the residential and commercial construction and real estate business for more than 35 years. As company owner, he makes sure he and his team keep up on the latest guidelines, trends and requirements to provide the highest quality home inspections.

Our Credentials


  • NACHI certified inspectors. (HI1874, HI9806, HI8075)
  • Full time Florida licensed home inspectors. (HI1874, HI9806, HI8075)
  • Certified Florida General contractor. (CGC#1519084)
  • Certified Florida radon measurement technicians. (R2238, R2520, R2381)
  • Certified Florida termite inspector.
  • State licensed Realtor with active license and Supra key for dependable access to homes and communities.(SL3117925)



Joel Hazelbaker, Owner

(HI874, R2238, CGC#1519084, SL3117925)

In 2004 my wife and I decide to move to Florida. I shut down my business in Ohio and starting building homes in the Florida Keys (all high end waterfront properties). I turned my expertise to the home inspection field and began providing quality home inspections throughout Lee and Collier counties in 2010. He is fully licensed and insured as a Home Inspector, Realtor, General Contractor and Radon Technician.

My main selling point is my substantial construction experience. Most home inspectors have little if any practical experience in the construction industry and are ill equipped to do home inspections. My extensive back ground in quality control in the commercial and residential construction industry make me uniquely qualified to provide in depth, detailed home inspections.

My focus is in providing the home buyer with thorough inspections that will provide them with the facts they need in making an intelligent decision on what may be the largest investment of their lives.

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Joel Hazelbaker

Jack Defossez

(HI9806, R2520)

Jack is Joel’s son and has worked closely with Joel on many projects over the years. Jack is a licensed home inspector with a great deal of construction experience. He is polite, professional and committed to becoming the best home inspector in the business.

Jack was raised in Naples and attended the University of Tampa. He worked various construction jobs during his college years and joined a remodeling company in Tampa after college. Jacks desire to make a home in Naples brought him into the inspection business.

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Jack Defossez

David Hernandez

(HI8075, R2381)

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, David served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Combat Engineer in Okinawa and Camp LeJeune where he learned about military construction & demolition. After his military service enlistment ended, he continued in the construction field for several years in North Carolina working as a carpenter and home remodeler. He later moved to Florida and began learning to manage a busy auto body repair shop for close to 10 years. This sharpened his quality control and customer service skills. In 2013, David decided to return to his construction background and he became a licensed home inspector. He has worked diligently in this field ever since, consistently undergoing additional training and education to hone his skills.

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David Hernandez

Home inspector Naples, FL

Mike Tyler

(HI8994, R2469)

Originally from Louisville, Ky, Mike earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Louisville, and holds multiple patents related to the agricultural and food industries.  After working in industry for over 15 years and then owning his own company with his wife for over 20 years, they moved to SWFL in early 2015.  All during this time Mike had a love for building construction that was sparked by a construction job he had while in college.  Mike has been a licensed home inspector for several years and is also a certified radon measurement technician.

Mike has experience with new residential construction as well as renovation and remodeling of existing homes in KY, SWFL and Costa Rica.  Years of being successful in business has taught Mike the value of exceptional client experiences and the need to continue learning and developing one’s skill set.  The purchase of a home may be one of the most important decisions and financial commitments a person will make.  Mike’s goal is to provide a thorough inspection to our clients so they can make wise, informed decisions for themselves and their families.

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Mike Tyler

Angela Parrish

Angela is our Office Manager. She gives quotes, schedules inspections and is the customer liaison. She is generally your first contact in the office. She and Joel have been working together for 6 years but Angela has been working for over 16 years in the Home Inspection field.

We understand that most of our clients are on a strict contractual deadline, and we strive to be available to help within that time frame! 

She’s happy to answer any questions. Give her a call, she can help!

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Angela Parrish

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Call us today at 239-451-9415 or request a quote online.