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LPCAR Affiliate Members

Inspection Services

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Aardvark Home Inspectors
David Klima

Accurate Inspections - Paul Moser


Aardvark is one of the top home inspection companies in the country, has over 40 employees, has over 1500 5 star reviews, and provides 25K in FREE warranty protection with every inspection.  Aardvark's services include home inspections, radon testing, installing radon mitigation systems, mold testing, mold remediation, full service termite and pest control services.  Aardvark also has the ability to help real estate agents market their listings, capture buyer leads, drive leads to the listing, and drive leads to the agents website.  If it is your listing it is your leads!!!

National Property Inspections-Rick Brooks


Serving Valparaiso, Indiana and the counties of LaPorte, Porter and Starke. National Property Inspections will provide you with a thorough unbiased, detailed, confidential and professional inspection of your property, whether that is your home or a commercial building.

Pillar To Post

Pillar To Post Home Inspections: The Tim James Team-Tim & Laura James



The Tim James Team is the largest home inspection company in Northwest Indiana, servicing Lake, Porter, La Porte, Jasper, and Newton Counties. With a trusted and professional team of 5 licensed home inspectors, we are happy to offer evening and weekend inspection appointments and we are able to provide your thorough and comprehensive inspection report to you the same day as your inspection! Besides performing standard home inspections, we also perform premium level inspections, full-scope pre-listing (seller) home inspections, home warranty inspections, radon testing, well water testing (meeting the guidelines for FHA/VA loans, as well as the La Porte County well water testing requirements), Wood Destroying Insect (WDI/termite) inspections, mold testing, air quality testing, asbestos testing, lead based paint testing, and more. We answer our business line evenings and weekends as well, so feel free to call us at your convenience to schedule your inspection! With a 9.8 out of 10 from more than 500 reviews, you can feel confident that will certainly be in good hands with Pillar To Post Home Inspectors: The Tim James Team!


Lakeshore Home Inspections, LLC - Joerg Wichlas


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NW Radon & Environmental
Tim & Laura James

NWI Radon & Environmental provides safe, long-term solutions to protect homeowners and their loved ones from the harmful effects of radon and indoor air contaminants.

Founder and owner Tim James is an experienced home inspector who has inspected thousands of homes in Northwest Indiana and has performed radon testing in many of those homes. He's met many residents with lung cancer diagnoses without any other risk factors or smoking history, and they all had one thing common – elevated levels of radon in their homes.

Tim and his wife, Laura, started NWI Radon & Environmental, a radon testing and mitigation company, to help homeowners in the area become educated on radon and other air quality issues and give them access to radon testing and a team of knowledgeable, professional, and highly-qualified mitigators who can help them take action to protect themselves and their families by resolving radon and air quality issues within their homes.

With our office located in Crown Point, Indiana, NWI Radon & Environmental serves South Bend, Merrillville, Valparaiso and many areas in Northwest Indiana.


Specializing in general home inspections, we are dedicated to providing homeowners and homebuyers with peace of mind by offering precise reporting and assessment of their investment. At Lakeshore Home Inspections LLC, we strive to provide accurate home quality Inspections and reporting services to help protect our clients from potential safety hazards and major problems of their Investment.

Sewer & Septic Services

Gene's Sewer and Septic Service

Serving LaPorte County since 1954! We are a family owned and operated business - we treat you with the respect and professionalism you deserve!  We always put you first, so stop by and speak with us about our services today!


Restoration Service

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1st Choice Fire & Water Restoration


Get the expert fire and water damage restoration you need when you need it most. Contact us today to schedule your appointment, or call for the 24/7 emergency answering service you deserve! You can rest assured that your satisfaction is our goal, and that we stand behind our work!

55266 Mayflower Road

South Bend, IN 46628


Cleanup Services


James Wagner CleaningUp Services & Hauling

James Wagner 

We are a company that remove all your unwanted stuff.  We also do yard waste removal. House cleanouts when needed. Not sure if we do what you need reach out to us and we will let you know.  No job to big or to small. We are here to help.

(219) 608-1525


General Insurance Services

General Insurance Services is an independent insurance agency serving Northwest Indiana. For more than 80 years, we have helped our clients manage their risk to protect what matters most. But our mission goes far beyond quoting a policy. What we do has a far greater impact. We’ve set out to be an agency built on strong ethics, enduring relationships, and an undeniable passion for what we do. We strive to be your source for all forms of insurance and risk management. It is the deep understanding of our client’s needs, combined with our knowledge and expertise, that allows us to successfully deliver sound advice and adhere to our mission of securing the futures of the communities we serve.

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Experience a streamline homebuying process that starts with a preapproval. Knowing you’ve been preapproved for a mortgage, and how much you may qualify for, can help you focus on looking at homes within your price range. Contact me today for a complimentary preapproval

Stephanie M. Stout | NMLSR ID #733201

708-229-3034 (Office), 219-851-7998 (Mobile)

15255 S 94th Avenue, Floor 6

Orland Park, IL 60462

Meridian Title Company

In addition to its unparalleled customer focus, Meridian Title has the unique ability to issue title policies for a host of National and State Underwriters allowing options to best serve our customer's needs and preferences.  Meridian Title is one of the nation's largest independent title agencies with over 75 years of experience in providing title insurance coverage, escrow closings, and real estate related services. 


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Metropolitan Title Company

Metropolitan Title of Indiana offers property transaction services to real estate professionals, lenders, property owners, attorneys, engineers, commercial, realtors, and residents and has over 100 years of title insurance and escrow residential and commercial closing experience, founded in 1857, Metropolitan Title of Indiana is dedicated to serving all Hoosiers and maintains a vision of helping to shape and build strong Indiana communities. Metropolitan Title belongs to the Indiana Land Title Association, American Land Title Association, multiple board of Realtor organizations, multiple Chamber of Commerce as well as the Better Business Bureau. In addition to their headquarters in Mishawaka, IN, they currently maintain offices in LaPorte, Fort Wayne, Elkhart, Plymouth, Angola, Lafayette, Logansport, Kokomo, Goshen, Bluffton, Warsaw and Syracuse.


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Centier Bank

A warm smile, a friendly greeting, a personal touch. That's what you can expect at Centier. Whether you're looking to purchase a home or simply to open a new account, we're here to help get you started.


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We're one of the largest credit unions in the U.S. but we are locally driven.  That means we understand our Members.  Because you're our neighbors and our friends; because we're Members too.  We know it's not just about great rates on a loan or low fees.  We have those things, but it's about being here when you need us and constantly improving for you.  Come see the difference for yourself.


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Direct 574-413-6728

Cell 219-393-8702

Fax 574-413-6734


My Guy Charlie is a local Mortgage Officer with a proven track record of making tricky mortgages easy. As a native of Northwest Indiana and an active community volunteer, he understands the needs and challenges of his neighbors in Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois.

With more than 15 years of financing experience, Charlie is the guy in mortgage lending. He finds things other industry professionals may overlook by staying current on the latest mortgage guidelines. Utilizing technology and the newest marketing techniques, he has become a vital resource for homeowners and Realtors alike, allowing him to help hundreds of homeowners purchase and refinance homes.

Not only is Charlie dedicated to being available for his home buyers, but he is also committed to spending time with his family. When not challenged by lending guidelines, he enjoys solving other challenges with his wife and four daughters at escape rooms, VR rooms, and board game nights. During football season weekends, you will find him at Soldier Field, and during the summer weekends, you will find him enjoying the local lakes with friends and family.

Charlie can help with various mortgage programs, including VA loans, Jumbo, Conventional, FHA, USDA, DSCR, Non-QM, and down payment assistance programs. He is available to help turn your hard work into a new home; apply today at

Mobile: (219) 561-3203


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Horizon is a community bank serving Indiana and Michigan. Our focus is to anticipate and fulfill customer needs with exceptional service and sensible advice. This philosophy is what has kept us operating under our original charter and growing stronger than ever since 1873.


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Liberty Title
At Liberty Title, we’re a neighborhood provider of nationwide settlement services – able to handle the most complex needs with a high level of personal service. To do this, we’ve structured our company different from our competitors. With Account Representatives in each region, we’re always ready and available to work with you and help you succeed, not just at closing time. Behind the scenes, you’ll have a small team of dedicated specialists with one point of contact using the latest technology to focus on your particular situation and accommodate your needs. Plus our on-staff attorneys are ready to address any legal concerns that arise and facilitate quick, effective resolutions. The result: better customer service and settlements done right every time.

William Schott    219.508.5964


Rural 1st® is the consumer lending division of Farm Credit Mid-America, providing lot, recreational land, construction, home (purchase and refinancing), and home equity loans in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, and in Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Illinois through Farm Credit Services of America and Farm Credit Illinois. Rural 1st provides specialized knowledge, products and solutions to help families live their dream of making the move to rural living.

RANDI WEBBER | Senior Rural 1st Loan Officer
NMLS 469916
2901 Leonard Dr Valparaiso IN, 46383-7150
T 855-800-8211  F 219-477-4955  M 219-246-1672 |


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Julie Deal

Asst. Vice President

Marketing Manager

Fidelity National Title

53 Michigan Ave. Suite 101, Valparaiso, IN 46383

219-462-4188 (office)

219-241-8888 (cell)

First Centennial Mortgage is a residential mortgage lender headquartered in Illinois, founded by brothers Steven and David McCormick. Family-owned, the company strives to deliver an extraordinary experience to the communities it serves through an extensive portfolio of mortgage products and services.
The company has been named one of the Top 100 Mortgage Companies by Mortgage Executive Magazine, and one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine. For more information, visit

Contact information

Office: 219-213-7339

Allison Dent




Shayla Kaye Shembarger

Mortgage Loan Originator, Retail Mortgage Origination
306 E Main St

Niles, MI 49120


O | (269) 684-3070

NMLSR# 1319403


Ruoff Mortgage is a full-service residential mortgage company with 70+ retail locations. Ruoff has been recognized by several prominent industry publications such as the Scotsman Guide’s list of Top Mortgage Lenders and Mortgage Executive Magazine’s Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America and have been listed on the Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies for nine years in a row.

Dee Waggoner, Senior Loan Officer

NMLS # 127742

Cell:  574-310-0005




Mike Schultz, Assessor
555 Michigan Avenue, Suite 103
LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-326-6808 ext. 2268 
Fax: 219-326-7084
Office Hours are from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday
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We are REALTORS, we live by the Code...

The Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS® is a document which is universally recognized by lawyers and laymen as the measure of professionalism in the real estate industry. It does not describe the lowest common denominator of permissible behavior as do the licensing laws of the state. Instead, it outlines the highest ideals of professional performance the public, and other REALTORS®, have a right to expect from REALTORS®.

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