My Promise


My Promise to You: Choosing the best home inspector can be a confusing and hard decision. The highest designation in the Industry is Certified Master Inspector. I hold this board certified designation along with 18 years experience as a full time Home Inspector.

My promise to you: If you will trust me to represent your best interest, I will be diligent and take pride in producing a very thorough inspection.

My promise to you: Upon delivery of my inspection report to you, walts_jpegI will thoroughly explain my findings, and will gladly discuss any questions you may later have over the phone. When I upload the report, I can also have it forwarded to anyone you chose. I have a secure merchant account so you can pay by credit card for convenience, if desired. If you find the need to cancel or re-schedule an appointment, I do require 24 hours notice.  If I have not been notified of the cancellation, and payment by credit card has been made, you will be refunded 1/2 the price of the inspection by crediting it back to your account. If it has not yet been paid, you will be charged 1/2 the price of the inspection. Refunds are in accordance with the inspection agreement, which you can view by clicking on the Inspection Contract menu tab.



Walter Fish

Owner, BAHI, LLC



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  My Qualifications:

Board Certified Master Inspector

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Laurium Village Counsel Member (ordinance committee) 2010-2016

Member of the Upper Peninsula Association of Realtors 2007, 2008, 2009

Licensed Inspector since 1999    WI #739-106

Certified Member of InterNachi (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors)

Graduate of AHIT (American Home Inspectors Training Insititute)

Graduate of North East Wisconsin Technical College (Home Inspection Certificate)

Certified Master Inspector Walt has hundreds of hours of inspection training.

16 years construction experience (including: residential and commercial electric, asbestos abatement, plumbing, flooring, drywall, landscaping, heating & cooling, Insulation, windows and remodeling) 

Lead Inspector Training in Lead Based Paint (2007) 

Licensed Property Insurance Agent (6 yrs. former)

BSBA (Cum laude) from Michigan Technological University

8 years Military service (Supply/Combat Engineer)

  Member of Board of Trustees, 1st Baptist Church of Calumet

Member of the Advisory Board, 1st Baptist Church of Calumet



I am Walter Fish Owner of Bay Area Home Inspection, LLC.  I have been inspecting homes since 1998 and have been licensed in Wisconsin since 1999 #739-106 (Michigan does not require licensing and has no competency standards). I am extremely thorough and represent my customer with the highest integrity. I realize that a home or building purchase can be a huge investment. It is extremely important that a thorough home inspection be performed to protect your investment. Home Inspectors are not alike even though we should practice under the same standards. Choosing a home inspector is a very important decision that should be made by yourself or from the recommendation of a trusted friend. Again, since there are no competency standards in the state of Michigan, hiring an inspector with specific training in home inspection and some years of experience specifically as a “home inspector” is an important distinction. Also, finding an inspector who is dedicated full-time to his craft will ensure he has the experience to provide a detailed report. If you want the best inspector in this area, I am the one. I deliver a computerized report complete with digital pictures and the ability to present you easy to understand comments about the condition of the home. After reviewing my inspection you will feel confident you made the correct choice by calling me. Please call us today or click on my calendar/scheduler and book online now.  You can even pay with your Visa or MasterCard for your convenience.  See you at the inspection! 

My Full Inspections include:

  • Roof, vents, flashings and trim.
  • Gutters and downspouts.
  • Skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations.
  • Decks, stoops, porches, walkways, and railings.
  • Eaves, soffit and fascia.
  • Grading and drainage.
  • Basement, foundation and crawlspace.
  • Water penetration and foundation movement.
  • Heating systems.
  • Cooling systems.
  • Main water shut off valves.
  • Water heating system.
  • Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets.
  • Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats.
  • Electrical service line and meter box.
  • Main disconnect and service amperage.
  • Electrical panels, breakers and fuses.
  • Grounding and bonding.
  • GFCI’s and AFCI’s.
  • Fireplace damper door and hearth.
  • Insulation and ventilation.
  • Garage doors, safety sensors and openers.
  • And much more.





Bay Area Home Inspection, LLC
110 South Hecla Street
Laurium, MI 49913
Telephone: 906-231-0773