About Us

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Jim’s Building Inspections provides industry leading building and house inspections.


Our strict pre-selection process ensures your building consultant is highly skilled, qualified, experienced, fully insured and where required licensed. Jim’s Building Inspections is now delivering services in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Sydney.

Regional areas are also being actively serviced with inspectors based in regional centres of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. Jim’s is Australia’s largest and fastest growing network of building consultants and inspectors servicing the clients throughout metropolitan and regional Australia.

The Jim’s Group currently has 33 divisions and approximately 3200 franchisees.

We are growing at a rate of 5-8% across the divisions annually and now have a presence in four countries including Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Canada. As most people will know, the Jim’s Group started as a part time gardening business while Jim Penman completed a PhD in history. By 1982 Jim was working on his mowing business full time and he began franchising in 1989.

The organisation has a strong focus on customer service which is the basis for its success.

Jim Penman became renowned for his commitment to customer service and he now has the face that ‘…launched a thousand trailers.’ Importantly this brand now achieves 94% recognition across Australia. Jim Penman’s approach to franchising is expressed in the group’s values and these are the basis for his successful franchising of a wide array of services. Jim will only sign up franchisees he is convinced will succeed and his first priority is their welfare.

With more than 25 years of experience establishing franchises that are dedicated to the success of the franchisee, the Jim’s Group ensures that the rights of franchisees are protected and promoted. Jim is the owner and full time CEO of the Jim’s Group. He is married with 10 children, loves his work and has no plans to retire – ever.

Meet The Team:

Our Inspectors

Inspections for our clients include:


Home Buyers




Property Investors


Property Managers


Commercial Clients

Featured Partner 

Habitat for Humanity – Building Homes, Communities and Hope



Jim’s Building Inspector’s support Habitat for Humanity to provide housing for people living in poverty, in Australia and internationally.


What others are saying

  • "It was my first time building a new house and I have had issues with my builder throughout the process, but Richards’s inspection on the day, report of defects and general discussions have given me the peace of mind I needed. "

    Mar 23, 2014 by Tim BurtonInspector: Jim's Building Inspections (Lockleys, SA)
  • "Just a note to emphasise the great work and report delivered by Jack at our property in Boolarra, Victoria. "

    May 01, 2014 by Joseph O'KaneInspector: Jim’s Building Inspections (Pakenham)
  • "Brian was very helpful when I called him to get a quote. He wasn’t pushy at all like previous company’s I had spoken to. "

    May 23, 2014 by MelInspector Jim’s Building Inspections (Yokine, WA)
  • "I was really happy with the service I received from start to finish. Andrew was well-organized, arrived at the property on time, conducted a thorough inspection, answered all of my questions and sent a comprehensive report to me via email on the same day. Having a building inspection done was well worth the money because I was provided with a list of all of the potential problems which needed to be addressed with the property, many of which I would not have noticed myself. Very happy to recommend this service."

    April 22, 2015 by Marco SanInspector: Jim’s Building Inspections (Adelaide, SA)
  • "His willingness to travel outside of the metro area to carry out the Building Inspection was really appreciated. "

    Jul 08, 2014 by Kathy WoodInspector: Jim's Building Inspections (Victoria Park, WA)
  • "Andrew provided efficient, knowledgeable and thorough inspection of our property plus advice as to how to rectify problems which was invaluable. "

    May 26, 2014 by Anthea CookInspector: Jim’s Building Inspections (Prospect, SA)