Michael Potts - Master Inspector and General Contractor

Master Inspector & General Contractor

Michael Potts

After graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in structural engineering, Mike moved to Tampa Bay and soon discovered a need in the community for trained, professional inspectors. Using his training in the field, Mike established Affordable Inspections, Inc. in 1992 and began offering his services to the public – inspecting commercial and residential properties. Taking on not just inspections, but full-on construction projects, Mike made a name for himself as an expert in structural engineering and worked on large commercial buildings in Tampa and Clearwater.

Now with over 30 years in the business, Mike regularly appears on the radio providing helpful tips to homeowners – helping to save them time and money. Mike and his team have established Affordable Inspections as a leader in their field by applying their training not just as inspectors but as highly-trained specialists. Mike has the knowledge and experience to not only locate areas of concern but to advise and recommend solutions from the viewpoint of an experienced General Contractor.

“Your inspection today is your peace of mind tomorrow” is the motto Mike lives by and he truly believes that your inspection is one of the most important steps you take when making a decision on whether or not to purchase a property. He takes care to ensure you understand every step of the process and he loves to help people. Moreover, he always takes time to answer any and all questions you may have about the entire process, aiming to provide a very friendly and professional inspection while also delivering the best possible service.

"If you want the best, most thorough inspection, Mike is your guy."


Our Team

We are a team of dedicated specialists with one goal – to provide the most professional and comprehensive property inspections in Tampa Bay. We proudly provide residential home and commercial building inspection services to the entire Tampa Bay area, for over 30 years. Our inspections meet or exceed the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) and our professional team of inspectors provides our clients with independent, unbiased reports and observations on the condition of the property at the time of the inspection.

Affordable Inspections has performed over 30,000 residential and commercial property inspections in the Tampa Bay area. Since we began in 1992, our motto has been, “Your inspection today is your peace of mind tomorrow” and it holds true to this day. We believe that a great inspection can not only save you thousands of dollars but more importantly, you can rest assured that the inspection you receive was done right the first time.

Our Focus

Our primary focus is on single family homes, condominiums, apartment buildings, commercial buildings, hotels, motels, warehouses and medical facilities. Because we care about providing the best results possible, we use layman’s terms and relevant photographs in our reports – not technical jargon. Our reports are easy to read and understand. We want you to be able to make an informed decision, not be confused and frustrated.

Some additional services we provide include mold inspections and we perform wind mitigation, Four-Point and Roof Condition Certification Inspections. Each inspection is fully certified and performed by a licensed Florida inspector and comes complete with a full report of findings and images showing what was found. We can also provide a professional estimated “Opinion of Probable Cost” for corrective action(s) should you need it for future corrective actions.

About Your Inspection

Every inspection is performed by a licensed and experienced inspector and comes with a 30-point report which provides in-detail photos with our notes and advice. Forget about guess work. With our complete analysis and reporting system, you can rest assured that you will be making the right decision – every time. Affordable Inspections can get the job done, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week we’re here for you.

Service Areas:





Palm Harbor

Safety Harbor

St. Petersburg



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