As an agent, one of my favorites is Mark Harman of "The Inspector" Home Inspection Services. I have known Mark for the last several years, and he has been a consistent good performer. He finds more than you think he will, yet he knows how to prioritize which items are a real concern vs. things you should just keep an eye on. As a contractor, he also will have a good idea about cost estimating, though he won't bid out for work as that'd be a conflict of interest. He is reliable, honest, knowledgeable and straightforward.
Mark can be reached at 209-883-0162, or firstname.lastname@example.org or via his website, http://www.theinspector-home.com
The Lewis Team
Prudential California Realty