Inspectors

Home Inspector Reviews

The best way to tell you about our inspectors is to let our clients speak for us. Here are a few of their more wordy reviews.

Robert and Rob are not only knowledgeable and thorough home inspectors, they are also caring and conscientious service providers. We enlisted them twice this summer in our quest to purchase our first home. After the inspection of the first house, they diplomatically alerted us to some serious latent defects in the house, which would have cost us tens of thousands of dollars to address. After they inspected a different house for us today, however, their manner—in addition to their comments–conveyed their confidence and delight in the quality of the house. They were also clearly pleased that their initial report saved us from a bad purchase and, by extension, led us to a great one. Competent, credible, and caring—what more can you ask a home inspector to be? We recommend them most highly.
David and Tobi K.

Very resourceful and competent inspectors, who took the time to explain all relevant issues and point out any matters that potentially needed to be addressed. I really appreciated the useful tips and suggestions that were offered. Sincere thanks for your time and patience. Your conscientious approach to the inspection process was quite evident.
Amad S.

Experience and care go a long way. Rob and Robert set expectations well, walked through every step, covered every detail and soothed every worry. Couldn’t be more pleased, and will definitely recommend. Sold by the experience and pedigree, and they delivered.
John C.

Review over 100 more testimonials or let us summarize to save you some time. Our clients say that they:

  • are happy with the thorough job we did inspecting.
  • felt included in the process and that they had ample time to have their questions answered.
  • came away feeling much more informed about the decision they had to make.

So when you need a home inspection, call HomeXam.

Our Inspectors

Our inspectors have the right education, professionalism and residential construction experience. Having the skills to build things ourselves has served our clients well. Our observations are offered in a calm and consultative manner. There is no need to be an alarmist about the defects we will find as we go through the home. Most often they are minor and easily addressed. When more significant defects are discovered, we will have the patience for your questions and offer non-technical explanations. We enjoy working with clients to help them gain a better understanding of their new homes and we look forward to working with you.

Robert Cornish

Inspecting Ice and Water Shield Robert has always had a keen interest in residential construction. He grew up in a family that built and renovated several properties. As a teenager, he was framing additions, soldering copper pipes and wiring receptacles. In fact, he lives in a home that he built himself.

After a successful career in information systems, he worked through the Home Inspector program at Algonquin College and various other related courses to meet the qualifications of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors. Robert was also fortunate to be mentored by inspectors with decades of experience. Working with them took him from million dollar homes in the city to country farmhouses with dirt cellar floors and plenty in between. At HomeXam, he draws on this background and understanding when searching your potential new home for issues.

Robert has several years of inspection experience. He has earned both The Ontario Association of Home Inspectors’ and American Society of Home Inspectors’ highest designations. He gives back to the industry through his participation as an instructor and his contribution to the management of his professional associations.

  • Holds the designation Registered Home Inspector, (RHI)
  • Holds the designation ASHI Certified Inspector, (ACI)
  • Certified as a New Construction Inspector (NCI).
  • Instructor in the Home Inspection program at Algonquin College.
  • Appointed to the OAHI Board of Directors 2014
  • VP of OAHI Board of Directors 2015-2017.
  • Appointed to CAHPI Board of Directors 2015.
  • ASHI CoR Rep 2015-2017 for CAHPI Ontario.
  • ASHI Strategic Planning Committee 2016-2017.
  • Chair of OAHI Insurance Committee 2016-2017.
  • Served on the 2013-2014 Finance committee of OAHI.
  • Served on the 2014 National Conference committee of CAHPI.

Robert Simpson

Inspecting Cracked Masonry Robert Simpson is a professional residential home inspector, licensed carpenter and construction technologist with over 30 years experience in building construction quality control, inspections and code enforcement in both the private and public housing sectors. He teams with HomeXam to deliver high-quality Home Inspections in the greater Ottawa area.

  • Former Chief Inspections Officer with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).
  • Instructor in the Home Inspection program at Algonquin college.
  • Holds the designation Registered Home Inspector, (RHI)
  • National Certificate Holder, (NCH).
  • Certified Energy Advisor, licensed through National Resources Canada.
  • Serves on the Board of Directors of OAHI.
  • Served on the 2014 National Conference committee of CAHPI.
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