Charlie was an excellent recommendation by my realtor! He was very easy to work with in setting up my appointment. During the inspection, he walked me through things he was looking for and explained any issues he identified and what he thought was needed to bring things up to par. The report was very thorough and clear. Very happy to have his services and would definitely recommend getting him on your team in buying a home.
Charles did an inspection for my "soon to be" new home a few days ago and he was absolutely amazing. He was extremely thorough, patient, kind, and just wonderful to work with. We had are full inspection report that same night with pictures and video. He took the time to speak to both my husband and I, and also took time to walk us around and show us his findings. I would definitely use his services again!
Friendly, prompt, efficient, and well-versed in all the necessary features and recommendations. Some very useful technological resources as well, such as the automated recall-check for all the appliances. I buy and sell a lot of property, and Charlie's service has eased and accelerated the process in measurable ways!
I highly recommend Charlie for your home inspection. His professionalism and thoroughness is far superior to any other inspector I've used in the past. He is personable, engaging and made sure I was informed and educated on any issues. He took pictures and videos which further enhanced his findings.
I would highly recommend Charlie for home inspections. He was prompt and well prepared with all the tools needed to preform our inspection - including a drone to take pictures and video of our roof! Charlie is very thorough,takes the time to explain his findings, and provided us with a very complete report with pictures to support his findings. We had used another home inspector in the past who wasn't available an we're glad he wasn't as this led us to Charlie!!!
As a first-time homebuyer, Charles was recommended to us through our realtor. He was amazing and we feel lucky to have been connected with him. He was very thorough in his inspection and took the time to explain everything in as much detail as we needed. His inspection report and follow-up was incredibly helpful (and fast). He was very patient and willing to talk through any questions that came up afterward. He is clearly very knowledgeable and has much experience to speak from. He is also very buyer-focused and easy to work with. I can't recommend him enough.
This is our 2nd time using Charlie in the past 6 months. He did such an amazing job on the first house and really helped us avoid a huge mistake in buying that home. We knew that we had to have him inspect our second one. We couldn't have been happier with his professionalism and how serious he takes his job. I will highly recommend him to anyone that needs a professional home inspection.
Charlie sent Mark to an inspection and he was very thorough. They know the ins and outs of the job and they do not cut corners. I would recommend them to anyone and would definitely use them in the future!!
While selling my home, a home inspector said the roof discharge was too close and I needed to get a structural evaluation. Charlie came out and looked at the foundation. He told me that the one crack present is normal and does not indicate movement. He provided me with a structural certification. Everything was done professionally and quick.
Thorough, thorough, thorough! Charlie is passionate about his work and it shows right from the moment you contact him. My wife and I are very fortunate we had Charlie for our inspection. You know he's on your side and will do everything to find out what might need attention in your future home. I highly recommend using Charlie for your next inspection!
I am in the process of buying a condo...I worked with Mark McCutcheon of Chicagoland Home Inspectors, Inc. and I was very pleased with the inspection process. He was very personable and took time to show me procedures for the breaker box, heating/air, and shut off valves, etc. He was very thorough, took pictures of any issues that he included in the report which I received early the following morning. He was also very responsive in returning my call when I had a followup question.
I had an excellent experience with Chicagoland Home Inspectors, specifically Chuck Ryan, and highly recommend his services. He was extremely thorough throughout the inspection, and walked me through how to use all appliances, repair issues that would need to be addressed in the home, and specific resources I would need to reference for those repairs. He was able to explain in a simple and clear manner repair issues - for example how the gas furnace and water heater worked, and why/how certain parts needed to function properly. In addition to having a great in-person home inspection experience, the report I received was extremely thorough and easy to follow. Not only were my home issues addressed, there were cost resources, information and diagrams for further information. Further, Chuck was able to personally help me with an estimate needed for repairs that would need to be done. I had a great experience as someone who was previously unfamiliar with this process, and recommend them to anyone who needs a home inspection completed.
Charlie was absolutely amazing. I am a first time home buyer, and he took his time to answer any questions I had. He inspected the house very thoroughly and gave me very helpful tips about it. I strongly recommend Charlie.
So happy we used Mark for our inspection. He was extremely detailed and knowledgeable when inspecting the property we were considering for purchase and found many hidden defects. He was personable and didn't mind that we stayed with and asked questions during the process. The final report was very comprehensive. We avoided a very costly mistake. Thank you, Mark. We will definitely call you back for our next home inspection!
Mr. Ryan was our Inspector. He was very professional, and courteous. I appreciated his explanations of the inspection and also the detailed report. He did a Great Job for us! I wouldn't hesitate to call upon him or recommend him to others needing this type of service. Thank You!
I highly recommend Charlie Bellefontaine of Chicagoland Home Inspectors. He is extremely thorough, knowledgeable, \friendly, and patient. As a first-time home buyer, I felt very confident in the services he provided. Using state-of-the-art tools (including a drone to survey the roof when the condo building didn't offer access to the roof for a closer look), he turned around the inspection report in very short order. In addition, he offered insight on what I should be looking for in the things he was contracted to inspect and on things I should ask the HOA about (e.g. dryer duct cleaning schedule). The online option to sign the engagement agreement and pay online was also very convenient. Again, I highly recommend Charlie's services.
Charlie is amazing! He does his work with incredible passion and professionalism. He is an excellent teacher as well. Rather than just giving a report, he empowers you with knowledge and also gives you many tips to keep your potential home in good shape in the future. When you are buying a new home, you need a true expert, who is a third party. I also love his gadgets!!! His drone and thermal report are amazing!
I had a very positive experience with Chicagoland Home Inspectors. Charlie was very prompt during the scheduling process and very helpful answering my questions on the phone. Roger performed the inspection and was very thorough. He answered all of my questions, even those unrelated to report findings.I didn't realize they had a warranty service as well. That was a nice surprise to make me feel even more comfortable with their work!Thanks Rogerand Mark!
I couldn't recommend Charlie Bellefontaine of Chicagoland Home Inspectors more. They were very quick and professional. They were referred to us by a family member and we will definitely recommend them in the future!
Roger was excellent! Arrived on time, extremely professional and friendly. I appreciated his enthusiasm and attention to detail. Was able to provide me valuable information on how to take care of my appliances, how often things should be inspected/cleaned. Would happily recommend them to friends and colleagues in the future! Thank you again!!!
Highly recommended! We are looking to buy a house in Evanston intending to do a full gut rehab. Charlie was recommended by our realtor and was a great pleasure to work with! Charlie pointed out some things we should be concerned about with the guts of the house, called out things that will cost us extra as we do our rehab, and gave us several new ideas and suggestions about what we could do with the house. What sets Charlie apart from other inspectors? In other home inspections I've been through, the process has seemed rushed. Charlie really took the time to explain things in detail and related to me more than I've felt from other inspectors. Thanks very much!
I hate home handiwork as much as I hate math, but I'm still too cheap to pay anybody to EVER do my taxes for the past 20 years. Just 'cause I hate it doesn't mean I don't want to know how to do it, so I made a point of following, listening and learning everything Roger had to say about a potential condo purchase. Not only was he a lot of fun to follow around and patiently answered any questions I may have had, but he even took the time to answer questions that I didn't know to ask. I enjoyed myself. I used to follow my grandfather (a master mechanic who built his home from the ground up) around like this, trying to soak in as much as possible. I found similar mannerisms in Roger's way of explaining things as I did my grandfather, which made it all the more cool to do. And if there was something I didn't quite understand, he'd visually re-enact what needed to be done to fix potential issues. Some things I would actually do. For other things, I'd rather take a trigonometry class again before I'd do them. But I respected that he was so professional and observant in his approach to inspecting the condo. (As someone with a journalism background, I also find it rather impressive that he is an award-winning editorial cartoonist with 10 Lisagor awards. Oooh la la! Funny how people's careers evolve.) I see why my real estate agent likes working with Chicagoland Home Inspectors, Inc. so much. And the price was very reasonable too! Nice job. I'd recommend them to anyone.
I have used Chicagoland Home Inspectors twice in recent months. Both properties were 3000 sq foot houses with a lot to inspect. The entire transaction was seamless from online scheduling to the receipt of the report. Charlie came highly recommended from a friend and exceeded our expectations. He was thorough and took time to explain things in simple terms and answered every question no matter how mundane. His arsenal of tools to scan for moisture in walls, temperature changes and others provided a high level of comfort to us and served as excellent evidence to present to our seller to aid negotiations to address items. I highly recommend you stop looking and book your inspection with Charlie. You wont be disappointed!
Thoroughly professional. On time, attentive to details, patient and friendly. It was a very pleasant experience getting the house inspected by Roger. He was on time and started working immediately. Never did I feel that he was rushing in any task. He took his time in testing and checking every small aspect. He patiently answered all my questions. The price is right too. I shopped around a lot and spoke to multiple firms before choosing Chicagoland. They are the best. You won't go wrong with them.
Buying a home can be very stressful! whats even more stressful is hiring the wrong inspector to inspect the home you are looking into purchasing! The past two property inspections my husband and I had were absolutely horrible! At both times both inspectors missed most of the important issues with the properties which resulted in my husband and I spending a lot of money on repairs. A lot of the problems that were also not discovered during the inspection were common things that should've been discovered during a property inspection according to a lot of people. Many times my husband and I would literally have people ask "how did your inspector miss this problem?" Recently, we booked an inspection with Chicagoland Home Inspectors to do a inspection on a 3 flat that we are purchasing. For the first time ever, I can finally say that both my husband and I are were highly satisfied with the inspection. Our two inspectors were Charlie and Andrew and both of them were excellent! They were both very professional, knowledgeable and really took the time to be very thorough and not miss a thing. They also made me a part of the entire inspection and discussed every thing they discovered whether if it was a big issue or not and even the few positives that were discovered. They both also made recommendations to every thing they discovered and really took the time to make me feel comfortable and really understand every single problem with the property. Charlie and Andrew definitely did a phenomenal inspection! They were both prepared and equipped with the best tools to discover every thing and any thing which made me feel even more comfortable with having them perform the inspection. I am highly satisfied with Chicagoland Home Inspectors and will definitely recommend them to every one who is seeking a home inspector! I highly recommend Charlie and Andrew to do your property inspection! I guarantee you, you will not be disappointed! Charlie and Andrew, thank you so much for an amazing inspection! You both will be hearing from us for our next property!!
I did a lot of research online and decided to go with Chicagoland Home Inspectors. I requested a quote in the morning and received a call from Charlie quickly thereafter explaining everything to me. I had a good gut feeling about this company after such a quick and thorough response, that I decided to move forward with them.Roger came out to the building and spent a full 4 hours very thoroughly inspecting everything. He answered all my questions, pointed out potential issues, and was very professional. I received the full report later that day and could not have been happier with the level of service provided. These are genuinely good people that really take the time to ensure their clients are happy - I would recommend to anyone without reservation.
Mark just performed the most thorough inspection I've ever had. Five long hours and he left no stone unturned. He was patient and explained some of his key findings as he went along. He was great about providing perspective as well - letting us know which things were easy fixes and which were not. He even pointed out cleanliness concerns in addition to life & safety issues/items needing repair. It was a bonus that a limited warranty was included with the inspection. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Chicagoland Home Inspectors or Mark to anyone - he did a fantastic job!
Such a great experience working with Charlie. He takes his time and shares his knowledge every step of the process. He answered all our questions so we felt very confident about all aspects of the inspection. I would definitely recommend his services!
I highly recommend Chicagoland Home Inspectors! From the time I scheduled the appointment with Charlie to meeting Mark and Andrew at the inspection, I had a seamless and positive experience. They were both very thorough and I was well informed about the issues the house had after reviewing the inspection with them when it was complete. Buying a house for the first time is not easy, however, being made aware about potential problems that can happen down the road is extremely important. It was assuring to see each phase of the inspection process and become educated on buying an older house. Keep up the amazing work! Thank you.
Top-notch! Charlie's initial email was the reason that I chose Chicagoland Home Inspectors. He responded quickly and with all of the details that I needed (and more!). This put my mind at ease from the start. Every interaction lived up to this standard - quick and thorough. Mark and Andrew performed the inspection. They were there early and ready to go! They were very helpful and thorough and took time to answer my questions along the way. I needed to know what I was getting into with this house; they delivered on that and made it a great experience along the way. Thank you Chicagoland Home Inspectors!
These guys were punctual and very thorough with their work. Mark and Andrew made sure to show me everything that was cause for concern and explain it to me. The report was prepared immediately after the inspection. Mark kept in constant contact with me letting me know when part two of the inspection would take place. It happened the next day and the inspection report was updated immediately with the results. I highly recommend use their service.
Charlie and Andrew of ChicagoLand Home Inspectors Inc., Chicago teamed up at our property inspection. The inspection was thorough and timely. I had all my questions answered and even witnessed a few of the tests being performed. A detailed explanation was given about their findings and it left me with a very satisfied feeling.I would use their services again
My wife and I recently purchased a condo in the city. A close supervisor referred us to Chicagoland Home Inspectors...and they did not disappoint. Not only was Roger thorough during the inspection, he was very professional and answered any questions post-inspection that arise prior to closing.However, this review would be amiss if I did not include more of their post-inspection customer service and support. After moving in, we had an issue with our refrigerator that needed repair and replacement of a key part. And it was not cheap. Although this issue would have not been covered in a "normal' inspection and warranty, Charlie (the owner) knew and heard our concerns. He reached out to me via phone and offered to reimburse us for this service call, which was much appreciated. These guys definitely went beyond the call of duty here, and won us over as a customer! So be sure to use Chicagoland Home Inspectors for your future home/condo purchase. If you read positive reviews up to this point, don't be surprised since these guys are the real deal. You won't be disappointed!
Charlie and Andrew were very thorough with the property, patient with my unending questions, professional and delightful to work with! I highly recommend Chicagoland Home Inspectors, Inc. as you are buying or even thinking of selling and want to get ahead of things. They were quick to respond pre and post service. Charlie took all the time needed to ensure I was comfortable with the process and communicated very well with my agent. Thank you Charlie and Andrew!
Great service, from scheduling, to online payment, to reminders, to inspection, to a super quick report. Couldn't ask for a better experience. Mark arrived early and was thorough, but efficient. Pointed things out that were above and beyond the scope of the inspection, just so we would be informed when we moved in. Highly recommend!
It is rare to find a business in the service industry that has it all, excellent work, great customer service, responsiveness, and affordability. Here we are with outstanding marks in all four categories. We hired them and booked the time through the website (less than a week in advance) and on our day of inspection they went through everything and provided commentary on everything they saw. The report they provide promptly after the inspection, with photos, is excellent, as well. The group of guys they sent out are all easy to get along with and are very thorough. As we continue to navigate our home purchase process we will undoubtedly continue to use Chicagoland Home Inspectors, there is really no need to try someone else or go elsewhere for a home inspection.
Mark did my inspection , and he was great. Extremely thorough, and had a great way of explaining it all so I could understand it all. They really focused on the important stuff, and ways to fix it or change it for the future. Highly recommend these guys!
This is an excellent company with absolut amaze services! They take 100% responsibility behind their work! My husband and I bought a house in Oct this year and later on found some cracking issues appearing in the house, when we called them up to ask for opinions. The owner Charles took action quickly and provided a great help. Charles and Roger came to our home and checked the issues. They analyzed the problem and made some recommendation on the solutions. We felt relief after getting their professional opinions and understand how to do the repair work. We would like to say Thank you so much for coming out to help us, we really appreciated it.
I was very pleased with the inspection that Mark did on the townhome I am purchasing. He showed up timely and professionally. He did a very Thorough inspection of the home and gave me a very clear picture of what I need to be on the lookout for. He seemed very experienced but would give me a reasonable picture of what it might look like to get something repaired. He didn’t seem rushed at all and was willing to answer all of my questions. I think if they were able to give better price estimates on repairs that would be great, but to the best of his ability he did. He also encouraged me in the negotiations with the seller And gave me good points of negotiation. She used highly advanced tools to test the furnace and look at the HoT or cold spot in the home, (I would have enjoyed seeing those pictures but I guess he didn’t show me because there were no issues. She provided the inspection report within just a couple hours at finishing which made things very helpful. They offered good value in flexibility. I would recommend them and use them again.
Had Charlie for our previous inspection for a home we backed out of subsequently. He saved us a bunch of money! Ended up having Mark the second go around and he was just as great! Found some little things I definitely missed after learning some from Charlie. I can't recommend these guys enough!
I had Charlie do my review and he was fantastic. I really loved how he wanted you by his side throughout the whole inspection. We had many great conversations which made things natural and comfortable. Also, his knowledge base was so vast, please just ask him any questions you may have and he'll provide any insight. This company traveled very far to my property without charging extra. The report was so detailed I truly felt like I got my money's worth!
We had an absolutely fantastic experience with Charlie, who completed the home inspection for us. He was incredibly thorough and diligent in his examination and a pleasure to work with. Some of his best qualities are his patience, enthusiasm, and willingness to answer any questions or concerns as well as taking the time to talk through his inspection and findings. We received the full detailed inspection report the very same afternoon. He has also been very responsive and available for any follow-up questions or consultation in the days after the inspection. We would very highly recommend Charlie and Chicagoland Home Inspectors to anyone looking for home inspection services.
Excellent customer service from Roger and owner Charlie. They were very responsive leading up to the inspection, and all of our questions throughout the process were welcomed and encouraged. They were very clear about what they could and could not tell us about the condition of various parts of the house. Very thorough (moisture meter, checking insulation, turning on appliances and running the heat, checking exterior lights, every electrical outlet) and the report gives us a crystal clear to-do list and an idea of what types of contractors we need to hire for the various repairs. The house we are buying is 120 years old, so their thorough, actionable assessment is extremely valuable to us.
Just had a house inspection done with Mark. I'm very pleased on how he conducted the whole process leaving no stone unturned. Not only he was super friendly but very knowledgeable. I definitely recommend them
Charlie was recommended to my husband and I by our realtor and we are so thankful to her for that. I can't speak to how Charlie compares to other inspectors but I will tell you to look to no other than Charlie and his team for your home inspection. Charlie was very sincere when I met him and demonstrated that he cares about the work he's doing and WILL NOT nickel-and-dime you. As someone who does not know much about homes or what add-ons I needed or should include, he could have easily taken advantage of that to make extra cash. However, Charlie did not; he asked why we wanted all of the offered add-ons and when I explained that we would rather be safe than sorry, he understood but explained what was a good use of our money and what wasn't. Also, my husband could not make it to the inspection so I went for the both of us. As someone who knows very little about homes and appliances, Charlie walked me through how to work certain equipment such as the furnace and water tank and explained to me, in terms that made sense, why something wasn't correct and needed to be changed. Charlie was also very thorough during the inspection and took his time. We had some delays (in no way on Charlie's end) at the start of our inspection and Charlie ended up running a little late to his next appointment. Charlie did not rush, skip, or lie about any part of his inspection. He continued to inspect every inch of our potential house, taking detailed notes and pictures until he was finished. On top of that, he was easily accessible through email, phone, and text, and got back to us quickly. One of the greatest things about Charlie is the actual report he and his team put together. It was so well organized, clear and easy to follow, and detailed. His report had pictures, details of what the pictures were showing, what wasn't up to code or what was a potential issue, etc. Charlie even offered to come re-inspect our place, once the updates were made to the issues we found/noted. Charlie is super kind, respectful, passionate, and educated and is definitely the way to go for any inspection needs.
Charlie was very professional and thorough. He didn't just blow through the inspection like he had a hot date waiting for him. He took his time to give the home a good look over and he explained everything he was seeing - which enables me to become a more informed home owner. Great guy and great service I highly recommend.
My business partner and I had Mark McCutcheon inspect an investment property for us last summer. Since the inspection we've had nothing but problems. The roof has been repaired twice and we were told the roof would last 30 years or more. The chimney had to be relined with a new liner after being told the chimney was in working order and just needed to be cleaned. That fee was $1,500.Several plumbing issues also arose as the pipes were galvanized and we were told that they were copper per his report. The plumber said it would be $6,300 for new pipes and the main sewer line was blocked. Mark did say it was not part of the process but nonetheless it was just a surprise to me and my business partner.I would not choose this company nor Mark as your inspector he was referred by our realtor and he was also the cheapest of the three inspectors. We made a huge mistake by going cheap and using our Realtor's recommendation. My advice is to get an independent inspector free from the agent's influence.
We had our home inspection today with Jon. He arrived early and walked the outside of the property with us. Jon explained what he was looking for and what I as a homeowner should look out for in the future. Once we got inside he was again very detailed in his inspection and explanations. Charlie the owner came by towards the end with his sewer camera and drone to inspect the drains and roof. Jon and Charlie have lots of knowledge and tips to share. I received the inspection report later the same day. The report was professional, easy to read, and broke down any issues in an easy to navigate format. These guys did a great job and I would recommend them to anyone who not only needs an inspector but a professional who homeowners can learn from.
I felt extremely comfortable with John as our inspector. I was unable to attend the inspection, but John provided an extremely thorough report that gives us a much better idea of what we bought. It was tough to find a trusted inspector, but I'm glad I found these guys. Would definitely use them again on our next purchase.
Great service! Charlie was recommended by a friend of mine and I could not be any happier with the recommendation. This is our first time buying a house so I had no idea what to expect or how the whole process worked; He made sure to take his time to explain every step of the way. He is very professional, knowledgeable, honest and friendly. He did a very thorough inspection and answered every question I had along the way. Truly received a service beyond my money's worth. It was a pleasure working with him, and I will definitely recommend to all my friends and family.
Mark was an excellent inspector, very thorough and excellent communication. On our inspection he used a drone to take pictures of the roof, a moisture meter to check the moisture level inside the wall, a carbon monoxide detector on our furnace and a number of other neat gadgets. Well worth the money considering the investment of a home and the potential for costly surprises. Thank you very much!
Charlie did an incredible job with our home inspection. He was very detailed and thorough with his report and he was very professional while doing his inspection. I knew we were in good hands and I would not hesitate giving Charlie a call back the next time we need an inspection. Thanks again!
We just had Chicagoland Home Inspectors come out and look at a house we're thinking of buying. We booked our appointment online, and there was a lot of communication even before our appointment--confirmation of appointment time, of course, but also information on what to expect, how to prepare, etc. Charlie showed up right on time and spent the next FIVE HOURS walking us through the house, answering any and every question we had. He was knowledgeable, patient, and super friendly. He told us what he saw, noted when it was good or bad, but he never seemed pushy or alarmist. When it came time to read our report, there were no surprises, as we had already talked through everything with him. It was still nice to see everything organized so nicely, though--and to see all the pictures. It's the clearest, most thoughtful inspection report we've ever had. Yes, you'll pay a good chunk of change for their services, but I've never felt more confident buying a home. I couldn't recommend Charlie and Chicagoland Inspectors more.
I just had my inspection this morning and I got a very thorough report a few hours later. I had two inspectors, Mark and Dave, who were super knowledgeable, thorough and helpful. I got to follow Mark around quite a bit and he was excellent! Very polite and answered all my questions with patience. I got to speak to Dave about some issues he found and I was pleasantly surprised at the attention to detail. They both went into the attics, finding problematic areas with insulation, wasp and bee hives, and chimney deterioration. For a first time home buyer, Mark and Dave's patience and thoroughness was much appreciated and put me and my wife at ease. Would definitely recommend these Gents to anyone!
I had my inspection a week or so ago, with Tom, and Charles. Both are very professional, thorough, and knowledgeable. Aside from what they came across during the inspection, they addressed any additional concerns of mine. Though the property being inspected did not turn out to be as nice as we had hoped, the overall experience with Chicagoland Home Inspectors was excellent. I will not hesitate to use them for future inspections.
Tom was great! He was very knowledgeable and thorough. As a Certified Master Inspector, we felt confident in his ability to identify any potential issues and explain possible causes and what that may mean to us as homeowners in the future. He even physically got into the attic space and used drone tech in order to get the most accurate assessment of the roof, instead of relying on just binoculars. Would definitely recommend!