We had the good fortune of connecting with Jason Lindsay and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jason, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
One of the most important factors behind the success of Ox Home Inspections is our unwavering commitment to customer service. I believe our clients choose Ox Home Inspections because we are there to help them with all of their homeownership needs even after the inspection process has ended. That customer service we provide to our clients/homeowners also extends to the realtors that refer us to inspect their client’s homes. We work with some of the top agents in the Valley including: Kenny Pulsipher and Mike D’Elena with North & Co.; Sarinah Brooks with Realty One Group; Mike Mazzucco with My Home Group Real Estate; and Pat Martin with Homesmart. Great realtors and home inspectors want their clients to have a complete understanding of the condition of the property before purchase – not find out the defects after the sale is complete. Being honest in our business dealings and working with professionals that want their clients to be fully informed has helped us earn the trust of home buyers and realtors alike.
What should our readers know about your business?
My first career began in an East Valley classroom. For twenty-one years I taught the Pythagorean theorem, coached runners, supervised student events, and collaborated with teachers. After years of service I decided it was time to hang up my calculator and ties, but education was still at my core. I decided to pursue an entrepreneurship in a field where I could combine my passion for education with my love for homes and construction.
I started Ox Home Inspections with the intent to provide an in-depth education to clients purchasing a home. My business is based on three core values: education, integrity, and loyalty. Each of these three traits are extremely important to our mission: educating home buyers with thorough inspections, detailed reports, and extensive walk-throughs while upholding high standards of honesty and integrity. Our clients become part of our Ox Family.
Growing a business during a pandemic has definitely had its challenges. Unfortunately, there is no remote option for home inspectors -we can’t Zoom from home. At Ox we’ve worked hard to carefully follow strict Covid protocols for the safety of home owners and our inspectors. Getting in front of realtors to speak to them about our services has been the biggest challenge during the pandemic; it’s difficult to share your personality from behind a mask. During tough times and now as restrictions lift, we continue our pledge to help realtors and home buyers in need. We feel this practice of providing honest, quality work and loyalty to our clients will help our company grow.
My second career also began in the East Valley, only now I tote a temperature gun and walk on roofs. I still pride myself on keeping education as my focus. At Ox Home Inspections we provide a great service to our clients for a reasonable price. Potential home buyers in Phoenix and Tucson can rely on the Ox to teach you about your potential purchase by discussing the condition and maintenance of the home to ensure that you have a safe place for your family to reside.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I moved to Arizona in ’93 and have many favorite activities in the Valley. I enjoy the outdoors and love to show visitors the beauty of this state. Hiking Camelback has always been a favorite. It’s a fun hike and you always get to meet interesting people while enjoying an amazing view. I also enjoy driving up to Payson to explore the Tonto Natural Bridge and then standing on the edge of the great Grand Canyon. A visit up north always includes a stop in Sedona. I proposed to my wife there – it’s such a beautiful place! I also enjoy exploring Tucson for a visit to Sabino Canyon. While south, a drive up Mt. Lemmon has amazing lookout points which provide some breathtaking views. Kartchner Caverns State Park in Benson, Arizona, is also spectacular and a totally unique experience. I haven’t been on the Dolly Steamboat in Apache, Junction, yet but hear it is a lot of fun.
I love to eat and it has been fun to watch AZ turn into a mecca for foodies. With Joe’s Farm Grill and Joe’s Real BBQ in Gilbert for the belly and Soda Rush soda shops to wet your whistle, there isn’t a shortage of fun places to eat. Boca Taqueria is one of my family’s favorite Mexican restaurants and we love getting a sweet treat at the Great Gadsby Bakery in the East Valley. The Rock Springs Cafe off I-17 heading to Flagstaff has the best pies in the Southwest. In Tucson, I like to go to Brushfire BBQ and Frost for dessert. Truland Burgers in Oro Valley is a local eatery that is quite good. The Sugar Bowl ice cream parlor in Scottsdale is just one of those local traditions that everyone should try at least once.
Being an avid car fan, I like attending the Saturday night car shows at the Pavilions (101/Scottsdale Rd.). I used to have a ’71 VW Convertible I would drive out there. Unfortunately, I no longer have that car but would love to start working on an early 60’s Chevy truck with my son. My kids enjoy going to the Top Golf driving range and heading to Fat Cats for the games and movies. I also enjoy watching Sun Devil football and baseball and have participated in many Pat Tillman Foundation 4.2 mile runs – one of the largest races in the country.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
As a young child growing up in the 80’s, I was a huge fan of Dale Murphy. I began playing baseball while my father was stationed in Puerto Rico. TBS was one of the only channels we received on the island and all of the Atlanta Braves baseball games were telecast. I was glued to screen watching my favorite outfielder. As I began collecting Murphy’s baseball cards, I read on the back of one of them, “Dale Murphy is an active member of the Mormon Church.” I couldn’t help wondering, what was a Mormon?
I cheered when Murphy won back-to-back MVP awards; but as much as I admired his efforts on the field, the way he carried himself off the field impacted me even more. As I entered college to play baseball, I decided I wanted to be the kind of player that would make Murphy proud.
When I was twenty-one years old and attending Arizona State University, I enrolled in a world religion class. When the subject of Mormons came up, memories of that baseball card, still safely tucked in a plastic sleeve at my house, came rushing back. At first I looked into the religion with a bit of nostalgia for my hero. However, it wasn’t long before I realized the doctrine of the church aligned with the kind of person I wanted to be. After a great deal of study, I decided to become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The LDS Church has been extremely influential in shaping me personally and professionally. A strong foundation in the church has provided me with the principles to not only run a respectable business, but to also be a good husband to my wife, Rachel, and father to my three children: Emma (14), Carter (12), and Nora (7). The gospel of Jesus Christ has definitely shaped my life and contributed to my success.
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Pic #4. (The only pic with someone else) – Jason Payne (on right), State 48 Roofing