Richland Home Inspection LLC
RHI is a veteran owned and operated company with over 30 years of residential and commercial construction experience. We are a top rated firm in North Central Ohio. We are Certified, Licensed, and Insured. We are members of NACHI, IAC2, and scored a 98 on the national home inspector exam, best in class. We inspect to standard not time, meaning we routinely give our clients and extra 1-2 hours on site to ensure a level of service that can't be matched. We also give the best price, and value in the region. We inspect every house like we are buying it.
I have always loved houses and problem solving. Every house tells a story, I enjoy figuring out what it is.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Usually over the phone, answering questions, and booking inspections.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
HomeSpection Training Institute Certified in 80 hour hands on course approved by the VA. Top scorer on National Exam (98).
NACHI Training (50 hours) and Certification as a Professional Inspector.
Over 25 years in residential building, investing, and remodeling.
Over 11 years in commercial facility management, renewal and remodeling construction.
B.S. in Business from Franklin University
Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.
General Home Inspection is usually $250
Radon is $75 with GHI, $100 stand alone
Wood Destroying Insect (WDI/Termite) is $75
Complete Mold Inspections start at $350, Targeted Mold sampling starts at $100
How did you get started in this business?
My father was an investor and I grew up in the business.
I got into commercial construction through the Army.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I recently complete a complete mold inspection and helped a family determine what was making them ill.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?
The big three are experience, training, and how long do you spend on site.
I would look for someone who has actually built a house and worked in every system. I would also make sure they have at least 20 inspections under their belt.
The training needs to be hands on, and they should be able to pass the national exam.
The last but not least is time on site. Most inspectors will state 2-3 hours but will get out as fast as possible to get to the next job. I recommend 3-4 hours, and as long as it takes. I spent 5 hours in an old house that required a WDI.
What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?
The customer needs to know the size and some inspectors will ask about age, and upcharge old houses. We don't.
The customer should know if they need radon and termite, and if mold is suspected inquire about pricing.
The last thing needed will be to know if the clent will be present. We like clients present but its better they give the inspector space so as not to miss anything. I like to do my inspections in phases and meet with the client to discuss each.