At The House Doctor ,
we pride ourselves in personable, honest services to home owners,
wanting to make those special changes to their house to transform it
into their home.
When you call the House Doctor, you get the Doctor, not the intern, not the nurse, not the medic, but the Doctor with his knowledge, expertise, tools and experience!
In 1970 Dulany Sriner started Summertime Construction Co. to take up the summer vacation from a local grade school where he taught math and science to 7th and 8th graders. That was the beginning of his construction career. In 1976, Dulany F. Sriner, Owner, The House Doctor, checked out a house as a favor to a long time friend who was a real estate agent with a "queasy" client. This first inspection led to more inspections and eventually, to what is now known as the whole house inspection. This was the beginning of home inspections in Springfield. Home inspections became the prime directive within 10 years. Dulany Sriner better known as the House Doctor ( He says, "It was easier to spell") became synonymous with quality home inspections in Central Illinois. Through associations with Property Inspectors Training Institute and a now defunct National inspectors association, Sriner became associated with the American Society of Home Inspectors. After the extensive membership process which took almost two years, he was awarded full member status. He continued this membership and the required continuing education until 1995 when it became apparent that his membership became more of a liability than an asset and he dropped that association. In 1999 he helped form the new Central Illinois Professional Home Inspectors Association, CIPHIA. Now with the market flooded with inexperienced inspectors often willing to sacrifice quality for referrals he has returned to the construction business.
The House Doctor
House Doctor Services, Inc.
Summertime Construction Co.
Vice-President, Charter Member CIPHIA
For those of you who are buying a home we offer some information regarding previous inspection services offered by the House Doctor. With the growing demands of the handyman services offered by the House Doctor, it became obvious that we couldn't provide both inspection services and construction/handyman services. So, we have discontinued the pre-purchase inspection service. Remnants of those services will be found on this web site for you to use to educate yourself before contacting another inspector. I will still provide free phone consultation to past inspection clients. Good luck with your purchase. When you are ready to make that new purchase more your home, call us for an estimate.
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