Thomas Stone

Minnesota Residential Inspections

Buying a new home means a major life change, sometimes good, sometimes bad. Whether you are upsizing, downsizing, relocating far from friends and family, we understand that it can be a stressful time and we put our best effort forth to help you through that transition along with your real estate team.

Whether you are purchasing, selling, or remodeling a property, knowing the home’s condition can save you potential headaches as well as protect your investment.  We have many years’ experience in:

Inspecting existing construction

Designing and building new homes

Truth in housing programs and standards

Teaching real estate CE on home inspections, FHA and related issues

Buying and selling as a licensed Broker

But our one true passion is inspecting homes and educating buyers. We take all these experiences and disciplines to the table and help you put your new home into perspective. Builders and contractors have skills and experience on how a home goes together. We start with that base, but our focus is on how homes come apart. We train regularly to search for issues caused by age, poor building materials / practices, improper use and a multitude of other issues that plague homes throughout the years.

Once we walk you through your home, you can proceed with confidence that, in the time allowed, you are armed with as much good information as you need to make a good decision.

MRI Field Staff:

Thomas Stone has been in Construction, Real Estate, and inspections for over 25 years. He is the former Education Coordinator for Inspectors in the state of Minnesota at the Minnesota Society of Home Inspectors. He has also spent over 10 years coordinating, writing and teaching classes for both Real Estate agents and Home Inspection professionals. He has taught for Minnesota Society of Home Inspectors (MSHI), Minnesota Association of Realtors (MAR) and on his own.

He is also trained and through Midwest Universities Radon Consortium (MURC) to perform Radon testing in residential applications.

Nicholas Stone is currently working on his degree in Mechanical Engineering at Bethel University. He has trained in the field with Thomas since 2012 and is also trained through MURC .

We offer a $50.00 discount for all Police, Fire, EMT & Nursing Professionals & Military Personnel


"I have run a successful real estate business for over 20 years. I recently took Thomas' 'Positioning' class.

His unique insights and ideas gave me a whole new perspective on how to market.

I plan to integrate them into my business immediately."

Rochelle Johnson,
Keller Williams