LPCAR Affiliate Members

Inspection Services

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Aardvark Home Inspectors
David Klima
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TA Roberts
Tom Roberts
"Inspections you need to close"

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!!!

Pillar To Post

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



  • Termite Inspection - Water Tests - Well Chlorination - Pump & Well - Roof-Foundation - Termite Structural Report.  All FHA/VA Accepted

  • Our Water Lab operates 24/7

  • Our termite inspection includes a free 1-year warranty. NOW RENEWABLE! A real value for your buyers.  If termites show up, we treat for Free

  • As always we provide the lowest cost treatment and the highest quality service.  Call or click Amy today!  Fully licensed and insured.  Compare!.

  • Sterling "R" Recipient 

  • 2-time Affiliate of the Year


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!


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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.


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.

Quality Home Inspections, LLC - James Elwell



Quality Home Inspections is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction--we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. We are a fully licensed and insured property inspection company. We offer a complete and thorough inspection describing the overall conditions of homes and properties. This is a useful tool for the purchaser sale of homes.


US Inspect

Jason Sommer



Susan Alexander



Psst! We love your home. US Inspect is the nation's leading home inspection company, delivering residential inspections since 1987.


   We deliver the best home inspections in your neighborhood.  Our reputation is built on decades of honesty, integrity and excellent service to our customers at one of the most important decisions in their lives - buying or selling a home. We are committed to ensuring that each of our customers enjoys an exceptional inspection experience.

Lakeshore Home Inspections, LLC - Joerg Wichlas



Accurate Inspections - Paul Moser



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





Kolar Roofing

Tim Kolar


Kolar Roofing is a privately owned local company designed to service the community providing roofing installation and repair services. We offer friendly, timely, professional service and advice.


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.

La Porte:                                                                                             

Carl Savich - csavich@genins.com   



Michigan City:

Anthony Dubbs -  adubbs@genins.com





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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. 


Dawn Zigler - dzigler@meridiantitle.com


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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.


James Kist, Mortgage Advisor - jkist@unitedfcu.com

Direct 574-413-6728

Cell 219-393-8702

Fax 574-413-6734

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Charlie Roberts - croberts@midwest-lending.com



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.

BROOKE LEONARD | Rural 1st Loan Officer
NMLS 2114056
2901 Leonard Drive Valparaiso IN, 46383
T 219-462-2819  F 1-219-477-4955 | rural1st.com


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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)


Shayla Kaye Shembarger

Mortgage Loan Originator, Retail Mortgage Origination
306 E Main St

Niles, MI 49120

Email: shembargers@1stsource.com

O | (269) 684-3070

NMLSR# 1319403

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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.


Carol Lisoski - clisoski@metrotci.com


Jane Krass - jkrass@metrotci.com


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.


Brooke Christ - bchrist@centier.com

Jennifer Smart - jsmart@centier.com


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.  https://www.horizonbank.com/personal/borrow/mortgage


Lois Swanson - lswanson@horizonbank.com

Leslie Kalil - LKalil@horizonbank.com

Kelly Guhlstorf - KGuhlstorf@horizonbank.com

Karol Organ - korgan@horizonbank.com

Peggy Loza - ploza@horizonbank.com



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.

Cynthia L. Reed  219.241.1477    cynthia.reed@libtitle.com
William Schott    219.508.5964    william.schott@libtitle.com


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 www.allisondentloans.com

Contact information

Office: 219-213-7339

Allison Dent

email: a.dent@gofcm.com

website: www.allisondentloans.com


Jesika Wallen

Email: j.wallen@gofcm.com


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Since 1984, Ruoff Home Mortgage has been making the dream of home ownership a reality for thousands of home buyers. With more than 30 years of experience, we make the process of securing a mortgage simple and straightforward. Our own in-house processing, underwriting and closing departments help expedite the entire process while providing individual personal service. Ruoff also prides itself by taking an active philanthropic role in the communities in which we serve.  

Dee Waggoner

Cell:  574-310-0005

Office: 219-200-5181

FAX: 574-231-7093

Email: dee.waggoner@ruoff.com


Website:  www.ruoff.com/deewaggoner

Dan Granquist - Attorney

Granquist Law

1070 S Calumet Road Unit 892

Chesterton, Indiana 46304



Dan offers trusted representation to individuals and businesses in NW Indiana and NE Illinois, concentrating his law practice in business and real estate. Real estate law is about representing clients as they negotiate the purchase or sale of residential and commercial property, including tax strategy planning, asset protection, and use of land trusts and limited liability companies. Business planning is about helping clients set up and grow a successful entity with liability protection, contract negotiation, proper budgeting, and strong financial future.

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®.