We inspect every home as if we were buying it ourselves! It is our belief that service oriented companies should provide exceptional expertise and skill, at competitive prices. This is what we look for in every contractor we personally hire, so this is what we strive to provide with every home inspection we perform.
Would it be outrageous to also provide added value at no additional cost? We don't think so! See our Castle Benefits tab to see some of the added value we provide to you for free. Our professional partnerships provide you with over $450 of free services and products. We don't pay for these services, so there is no additional cost to you either!
Whether you're buying or selling a home, having a professional home inspection from a leading home inspection company will give you peace of mind. The knowledge you gain will help you during home ownership, and can assist you in a fair and smooth real estate transaction.
You can put our outstanding reputation for honesty, integrity, service and reliability to work for you. By using Castle Home Inspections, LLC, you benefit from professionally trained, and experienced ASHI and InterNACHI Certified inspectors. We deliver home inspections and reports which meet, or exceed, the state and national standards.
Now you might have an idea why Castle Home Inspections, LLC is one of the premier home inspection companies in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding counties of Minnesota. We have been trusted by home owners and buyers to help them make informed decisions. See what our clients are saying about us in the Client Testimonies section below.
Our home inspections typically average about 3 hours depending on the size and age of the house. An extra hour will be provided at the end of the inspection for you to walk beside your ASHI certified inspector while they review their findings with you. They will familiarize you with the home and explain deficiencies to you as you move through, and around the house. You will get so much more out of your inspection by being present!
We see ourselves as teachers of home systems, so you're not just getting a home inspection - you're getting an education. Whether you have owned multiple homes, or are a first time home buyer, our clients appreciate learning about their new home.
ASHI Code of Ethics
Our inspectors are bound to a strict Code of Ethics - this ensures quality service while providing important protections.
For example, our inspectors must:
• We work exclusively for the customer
• We follow nationally accepted Standards of Practice (so you know what to expect regarding the inspection)
• All of our inspection reports must be authentic and stand up to the critical examination of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
• Inspectors cannot perform repairs on any home inspected - which could be seen as a conflict of interest
Meet your Inspector
Our inspector is professionally trained to be familiar with a wide variety of situations. We believe that consumers have the right to expect the highest standards of thoroughness, fairness and effectiveness from their ASHI and InterNACHI certified home inspector.
Scott Chinnock, ACI, CPI
Scott has over 25 years experience in light construction, maintenance and remodeling. In 2011, Scott received technical instruction in the home inspection industry, and became a Certified Home Inspector in the spring of 2012. He went on to pass the National Home Inspectors Exam, and launched Castle Home Inspections, LLC. He has since become ASHI Certified (ACI) through the American Society of Home Inspectors, and also Certified through the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (CPI). Scott has been trusted by home owners, buyers, sellers and investors to help them make informed decisions. He takes great pride in every inspection he performs.
"I build my reputation one inspection at a time to ensure my clients get the quality service they expect and deserve." - Scott Chinnock
Our home was inspected by Scott. He did excellent job. He came in time & did inspection thoroughly. Charge was reasonable. Scott was professional and knowledgeable. He was able to address every concern throughout the inspection and completed the visit with a detailed, written report. I will recommend my family & friends if anyone needs inspection of home. Thanks Scott for your nice job.
I wanted to first thank you for the great work you did for us! Having purchased a house before I knew how important it was to have an inspection done. Other inspectors we've used in the past had rushed hard to read reports, were not very thorough during the actual inspection, and they seemed like they did not have our best interests in mind.
I could sense right away that you had a passion for homes and that were very interested in making sure that my wife and I knew about the house we were about to buy. Your knowledge and attention to detail far exceeded our expectations. You pointed out many things we were not aware of on our original viewing of the home. It really made my wife and I very comfortable with the big decision we were about to make. Your walk through of the property went over all areas of the house and left no stone unturned. Your report, suggestions and recommendations were extremely helpful. The final report that you gave us was very clear and easy to read with nice pictures and statements addressing each item in detail.
We highly recommend Scott & Castle Home Inspections to anyone looking for a home inspection and should we ever decide to buy again we will certainly be using your services again.
Scott - thank you for taking the time to meet with me today for the townhouse inspection. This was valuable time spent for me! You pointed out information that is important for me to know. You are extremely thorough in what you do and very informative and educational. I will definitely recommend you to others so they get the same professionalism and respect that I received.
Thank you again!
- Kim Mathes
I was referred to Scott by my realtor after we submitted an offer to purchase a home. My realtor had worked with Scott in the past and found him to be very thorough. Since we would be moving into a larger home, we wanted to ensure the person we hired to perform the inspection would cover every detail.
We found Scott to be very organized and as thorough as advertised. He walked us through every issue he encountered during his inspection and offered a number of suggestions for us to consider. Scott subsequently provided an extensive report that included photographs of specific maintenance or repair issues. We found this to be very helpful as we evaluated the property.
We would highly recommend Scott to our friends and associates in the future.
Scott did a very thorough inspection on two properties I was considering buying and took the time to explain to me what he was looking for and even gave me tips on maintaining my property. He also checked into some things with the city for me, going above and beyond. I would definitely recommend his services!
Elk River, MN
Thank you for the report. Also, thank you very much for the thorough inspection. We really appreciate you taking the time to explain things to us and answer all of our questions. The knowledge you shared with us and your report will help us to make our decision and we will do it with confidence. Thank you again very much!
- Patoa and Dan
Scott is a well-credentialed expert who is dedicated to providing you with a thorough and objective understanding of the condition of a house. Scott inspected two houses for us and he exceeded our expectations both times. We will certainly hire him for our next inspection.
St. Paul, MN
If you are in need of a home inspection, which I strongly recommend, look no further than Scott Chinnock of Castle Home Inspections, LLC. Scott is knowledgeable, thorough and carefully walks you through each step of the process. He is objective and non-judgmental in his evaluation. In short, the time spent with Scott is invaluable in helping the prospective buyer make a prudent decision prior to purchase. My wife and I highly recommend Scott for both his expertise and personal interest in his clients.
- Nina and Anthony Di Angelis
St. Louis Park, MN
My husband and I were very pleased with Scott Chinnock('s) home inspection. Scott was very professional and explained everything to us in detail. The inspection report was superior. As buyers we were concerned that there may be roof damage in the home as it was disclosed by the seller. Scott was great about going up on the roof and taking photos. Scott was very thorough and he provided us with all the information we needed to negotiate the situation. Without asking, Scott provided us with additional information and resources that were very useful. I would, without hesitation, recommend Castle Home Inspection to my family and friends.
- Tamara Neston