RCHI has established a market leading service organization based on professionalism, integrity and personalized customer service. Our services will exceed the expectations of our customers. As a Seneca College graduate, Lucas Russell has the education. As a NACHI-certified home inspector, he has the training. As a Certified Master Inspector, he has the experience. Collectively ensuring that each and every client will receive the most professional and thorough home inspection.
RCHI provides the most thorough, comprehensive building inspection services which include thermal imaging and RPAS drone services (as required), all performed by qualified professional inspectors with 10+ years of experience. Don't settle for a clipboard and a hand-written checklist, we offer the leading-edge reporting system. Every client receives an on-site review of the summary report, followed by a detailed, personalized web-based report complete with photographs, illustrations and links to helpful information. All within 24hrs of your inspection
My real estate agent raved about her favourite inspector and, boy, was she right. Lucas was so thorough - he never missed a trick and was the ultimate in patience when it came to questions, etc. I knew I was in good hands immediately. I would not hesitate to recommend Lucas to anyone needing his services. I have hired an inspector before and that service paled in comparison to the dedicated Lucas and his wonderfully extensive inspection report. AND, like everyone else, who can forget those cookies that his wife bakes for his customers - best cookies I have had in a very long time 😁 👍 This is definitely one of those thumbs up experiences👍
I was referred to Lucas by another expert in the home buying and selling business, he was the first call I made. He gave me a price and there was not need to shop around. I was a little skeptical about the necessity of hiring a professional inspector, due to buying and selling homes for a number of years myself, but it was worth every dollar. An extraordinary amount of knowledge and taking the time to explain it in terms everyone can understand and then explaining how to fix it. It was very impressive and I can and will recommend RCHI to anyone who asks and even those who don't. Thanks Lucas.
Lucas is definitely the building inspector we would choose again and again. This is the second time we have needed his services and he helped make our choice of home an easy one. While he's not only the most professional and knowledgeable inspector, but he puts him home buyers first, in making us feel confident in our home choices. Btw his wife makes great cookies. He certainly will be our recommendation to everyone.
The best home inspector we've had in the last 33 years of postings. Would highly recommend. He is extremely knowledgeable and meticulous. The report he provides is highly detailed with clear and concise pictures. We bought out in the Embrun area. Thank you again, Lucas.
Lucas, thank you so much for your exceptional inspection services! As a certified Master Inspector, you were rare to find in Ottawa. Not only did you help us make the hard decision of turning down one home we thought we loved, but had major hidden issues, you did an outstanding job helping us with our Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) for the Tarion Warranty of our brand new home. We cannot thank you enough for your attention to detail, professionalism, and final product. We will definitely be recommending you to any friends and family we know in the greater Ottawa area.
We have never had such a thorough and detailed inspection as we did yesterday from Lucas. He went into more detail and inspected many more areas than previous inspectors that we have had. He is very knowledgeable, and thorough. I would use him again in a heartbeat. He provided a well written, and easy to read report, with recommendations, and a general price list for all possible home repairs for the future. I highly recommend this company!
I'm a first time home owner and the amount of things I missed during the inspection astonished me. He was thorough beyond what I expected and didn't cut any corners. I would not hesitate to call them again and I strongly encourage anyone thinking about hiring an inspector to get your money’s worth and hire these professionals. The report is incredibly detailed and I will be keeping it close at hand so I can get to work fixing up our new home. ***10/10***
Canadian Military teammates, If you are doing a military move to Ottawa this year (or ever) and want a great home inspector I highly recommend - Lucas Russell of Russell Certified Home Inspections. I don't normally share stuff like this, but I figured it might help one of you out. Note - I get no kick back and frankly am generally a nice, but hard to please guy. Lucas is professional, takes his time, did a full 3-hour inspection and checks everything. He has FLIR and a kicka*s drone. You might laugh, but that drone found 3 missing shingles, which vectored us in on a roof leak that needs fixing prior to waiving conditions. His FLIR was useful too. Bottom line is that he is very good and on the BGRS list. Not your average tick in the box guy.
"I was very impressed with the amount of time and attention put into my home inspection. As a first-time home buyer, I was quite nervous, but my mind was put at ease by the very thorough and detailed inspection. I am definitely recommending RCHI to anyone I know who is purchasing a home!"
Having retired from a career in Facilities Management and Building Construction Engineering I was impressed with the thorough and informed inspection completed for our housing purchase. Being an informed purchaser but requiring a neutral assessment I quite naturally had reservations regarding an inspectors quality professional investigation and report. The final report was inclusive, backed up with pictures and the additional report information was supportive to assist owners with maintenance and replacement options. Lucas exceeded my expectations and I would refer him to anyone requiring a quality building inspection and report.