Carson Dunlop has been a leader in the home inspection profession since 1978 – over 40 years! Alan Carson is a Past President of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and a founding member of the Canadian Association of Home Inspectors (CAHI, now CAHPI).

Carson Dunlop is a home inspection company with 17 inspectors.
Carson Dunlop Weldon is their commercial inspection company with 6 inspectors.
Carson Dunlop is a registered Private Career College and has trained thousands of home inspectors across North America.

Carson Dunlop has created Horizon Inspection Software. Horizon is a web-based system that runs your entire business. Horizon lets you create brilliant reports easily, provide great service, run a smart business, market for growth — and spend less time doing it all!

Horizon connects seamlessly with Guardian Financial to allow you to process client payments quickly, easily and cost-effectively.

Through our interaction with companies like Horizon we have developed merchant accounts that are specific to the home inspection industry. Here at Guardian, we understand your business and we understand Horizon. When you choose us as your credit card processor, you can feel confident that our service will allow you complete compatibility, unbelievable simplicity and guaranteed affordability.

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Just 3 Simple Steps…..

  1. Call Guardian Financial. Our representatives have been working with the Home Inspections Industry for over 15 years. They will answer all your questions and build your online application.
  2. Fill out the simple online application (takes less than 10 min.) We will have your account set up and active within 2 business days.
  3. Link your new Guardian Financial merchant account to the Horizon Software by simply inserting your CardPointe gateway credentials into Horizon.

It really is as easy as 1,2,3.


Because our merchant account is completely compatible with Horizon you will have the ability to accept all card types right inside your Horizon software.


The rates and fees associated with processing credit cards are primarily determined by the risk associated with running the transaction. Because we work with so many Home Inspectors, we have been able to create an account that gives the lowest rates to transactions that have historically been charged at a higher risk level. We try our very best to make sure our pricing is as simple as possible to understand.


  • Transactions

  • Debit transactions: 1.70%
  • Communication Fee: .30
  • Credit Cards: 2.69%
  • Rewards cards and Corporate cards: 3.29%
  • Monthly

  • NO Account Maintenance Fee
  • NO Secure Gateway Fee
  • NO Monthly Minimum
  • NO PCI Compliance Fee
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