#141: Scott Seaton: The Man Behind 5,500 Home Inspections

Kankakee Podcast

Mar 11 2024 • 1 hr 6 mins

In this riveting episode of the Kankakee Podcast, host Jake buzzes in with home inspector Scott Seaton for an insightful conversation that's much more than skin deep. From his unexpected entrepreneurial leap to harrowing tales on the job, Scott divulges the rollercoaster ride of crafting a successful home inspection empire in Kankakee County, starting way back in 2007. But that's not all—Scott's yarn spins through laugh-out-loud homeowner encounters and wades into the tension of a life-threatening medical odyssey.

Scott's homegrown business, built upon a staggering 5,500 inspections, is peppered with adventures like his first inspecting gig involving a semi-trailer and nonpayment. He lightheartedly recalls more than just foundations and fixtures as he teaches us why when selling your home, a pre-listing inspection is a must—to avoid those buyer-side surprises.

Amid the highs and lows of entrepreneurship, Scott faced a menacing foe: his own health. The heart-pounding moment a stent was placed in Scott's artery has since reshaped his life. We learn from Scott's laughter-laced lessons on how, after a friendly challenge from his daughter to watch "Forks over Knives," he shifted gears toward a plant-based diet—a heart-healthy path he's walked for the past dozen years.

Scott's story is one of humor, hardship, and heart—both in the literal and metaphorical sense. He shares tales that will prod you to peek more closely at the corners of your own home and lifestyle choices alike.

Turn the lights on and check every nook and cranny of this episode; you're in for stories that'll entertain and inspire, proving once again that Kankakee's locals are as rich in character as they are in expertise. Remember, it's not just the homes in Kankakee that have stories to tell—so do our people.

Before you step onto that property ladder or make any life-changing diet decision, you'll want to catch every minute of Scott's storytelling. Tune in and maybe, just maybe, you'll become a believer in the power of change, whether that's transforming your home, your health, or your heart.

And let this be a reminder: whether you're taking on home improvements or facing down personal challenges, it's always wise to enlist the right support. In Kankakee, you're never inspecting alone.

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