Plainview Home Inspector

Plainview Home Inspector

    Welcome to the Plainview home inspector page. Lubbock Inspections strives to provide the highest quality home inspection services for the Texas South Plains and the Eastern Plains of New Mexico, including Plainview. We've called this area home for over 5 decades and, not surprisingly, we know our way around.

     We also know our way around houses. Kim Christensen is a TREC licensed Professional Real Estate Inspector and is an ASHI home inspector and member of TAREI. He has over 17 years experience in real estate and construction. Education credits includes a B. S. degree in engineering from Texas Tech and home inspector training at "A Better School of Building Inspection" and Real Estate Training Systems.

     If you have questions, call Kim at (806) 632-3422, or email at kim@lubbockinspections.com. If you're ready to schedule your Plainview home inspection, call, email, or click here to schedule

Plainview Info:

City of  Plainview web site: www.plainviewtx.org/

Plainview Chamber of Commerce: http://www.plainviewtexaschamber.com/

Information about Plainview (Original and from Wikipedia.org and the city of Plainview website):

Plainview, TX is located in northwestern Texas in a region known as the Llano Estacado, but referred to more commonly as the South Plains. The region is just to the south of the Texas Panhandle. Plainview is the county seat of Hale County and had a population of 22,194 according to the 2010 census. The elevation is 3,366 feet above sea level. Names that were considered for the new community in the late 1800’s were “Runningwater” and “Hackberry Grove”, but “Plainview” was chosen because of the vast, treeless plain that surrounded the post office. A post office was secured on March 18, 1887. Because of it’s location on a cattle trail in an area of abundant water, good ranch land, and excellent soil, Plainview grew dramatically. The Pecos and Northern Texas Railway reached the town in 1906. The coming of the railroad brought an agricultural boom for Plainview and the surrounding area, and the city incorporated in 1907.

Agriculture is the primary driver of Plainview’s economy. Plainview also is the home of a Walmart distribution center and Wayland Baptist University, which was established in 1909 after a donation of 40 acres of land and $10,000 by Dr. John H. Wayland. Unfortunately, Plainview’s largest employer, Cargill beef processing, was closed recently due to the effects of the ongoing drought. This created a crisis in Plainview as the annual payroll of $15.5 million was lost and many of the 2,300 employees and their families relocated after being laid off.

The Museum of the Llano Estacado is located in Plainview. Here, visitors can learn about the history of this unique area that lies atop the caprock. The Plainview Point Monument is a national historical marker that recognizes the location near the Runningwater Draw where bison fossils and spear points were found in 1941. Notable people from Plainview include James H. Clark, technology entrepreneur and founder of Netscape and other companies, singer and actor (and sausage king) Jimmy Dean, and Kentucky Derby winner Carl Nafzger. The 1992 film Leap of Faith starring Steve Martin was filmed partly in Plainview. The Fair Theatre in Plainview has been restored to its original grandeur as part of a community wide restoration effort. It is centrally located within walking distance of restaurants, antique shops, and other stores.