Phone: 314-918-0600

Location: Cottleville, MO

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Over 15 years of experience inspecting Residential and Commercial properties
Serving St. Louis & St. Charles Region

ASHI Certified Home Inspector #205024
Member-St. Louis Association of Realtors
Member-St. Charles County Association of Realtors
MO Licensed Termite Inspector #N5789
MO Licensed Well/OWTS Inspector #50849
5000+ Inspections Since 2000

As a Senior Inspector with BPG, my experience inspecting thousands of Residential and Commercial properties including Condos, Small Office Buildings, Churches, Retail/Storefronts, Multi-Family and Single-Family homes will serve you well.

After graduating from Ranken Technical College with an Associate Degree in Science & Technology, I started my career as a Quality Control Engineering Technician at a manufacturing company in the testing lab where I began developing my talents of performance based defect recognition and comprehensive technical report writing. Before long, I worked my way up to a managerial position leading my team.

Then, while going back to school to study Engineering through the University of Missouri at St. Louis (UMSL), my career path led to the Facility Engineering Department of St. Louis County Water Company. In the field, my responsibilities evolved to overseeing maintenance personnel and outside contractors. At my desk, I researched technical construction contracts for capital projects. While there I gained experience with building codes and construction standards. After developing relationships over the years with veteran building inspectors and with their encouragement, in July of 1999 I considered another direction in my career path as a Professional Building Inspector.

My experience and commitment to quality & professionalism along with the industry leading resources of BPG, provides my clients the perspective and confidence necessary to help them make an educated financial investment.

Schedule an Inspection by calling our office at 1-800-285-3001 and ask for me personally.

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Joe was very thorough and took the time to explain everything to my first time buyers. He really put them at ease.

Inspector patiently and thoroughly explained everything they were doing, what they found, what findings meant, etc. At no point did I feel like the conversation was going over my head or that I was left out of what was being said.

Joe always gives very helpful information to my clients without instilling fear and doom! He explains any problems and is honest about what to expect for repairs. My clients appreciate his expertise. Joe is always my first choice when ordering an inspection. My clients like him and he goes above and beyond to make sure they get a thorough and accurate inspection.

Joe is very professional and helpful with all questions. He explains what he is doing and communicates in a way that helps the buyers feel educated about their new house. He never speaks down or makes anyone feel stupid for not knowing what he knows.

Joe C was awesome and did a thorough inspection!! Helped us not buy a house that needed tons of work!

Joe was amazing, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Answered all of our questions without hesitation. We are very satisfied with the process and how easy he made it. Thank you so much!

Joe was very thorough and was a great communicator. We're very satisfied with the level of service we received.

Thorough and well explained. Buyers were very happy and mentioned they would be recommending Joe Cawein to friends. As a Realtor, I myself cannot ethically steer buyers on who to use for inspections. I am glad they chose BPG and Joe. I give them the ASHI list and let them choose.

Joe was informative, educational, helpful, responsive, and thorough. Will definitely request him again!

Bpg inspectors are very well versed in all aspects of a home. They are the only inspectors I use for my buyers inspections!


The email delivery of the inspections has been terrible lately. I have had problems on the last two and your issues need to be resolved.

This is the first time I have ever had a property inspected and I would like to give a big "Thank You" to our inspector Joe. He was excellent, answer all our questions and was very knowledgeable. I will definitely recommend your company to my family and friends.

Joe is an excellent inspector and does a consistently good job. He is thorough without being an alarmist and is a good communicator to the clients.

Joe Cawein does an exceptional job. He is very thorough and takes the time to explain the situations that arise. I would strongly recommend Joe to anyone looking for a home inspector.

Very thorough. Took the time to go over his findings and go into further detail as needed.

I appreciate the education about shut off valves and locations of important things in the house. Education on the reasons WHY things are not up to code/unsafe was wonderful. He was kind in his tone and speech; chose words that I understood without treating me like I was dumb. Service was suburb.