Who We Are

When it comes to making one of the biggest decisions of your life, The Real Estate Inspection Company can help. We provide sellers, homebuyers, and commercial buyers with a host of inspection services. Call (800) 232-5180 or schedule now. We serve San Diego and the surrounding areas.

$3 Billion in property value inspected annually

Philippe Heller started the company in 2004 after a really poor home inspection on his own house. He decided he could do better. Working for SDG&E, GE Power Systems, Cox Communications, and Time Warner Communications gave Philippe a strong base in technology, quality, and customer service. He applied his background in technology to the inspection industry and built an innovative, industry-leading company.

What started as The San Diego Real Estate Inspection Company has changed to The Real Estate Inspection Company after expanding to Temecula and South Orange County. The Real Estate Inspection Company now inspects more than $3 billion worth of real estate every year. That level of experience is unmatched in Southern California.

A Personal Business

Many home inspection companies are one-person businesses, and inspectors work hard to build their own reputation. But there comes a time when a good inspector just can't schedule any more inspections. When it came time for us to grow our team, we set out to find the best people we could. Our work allows the individual personalities and abilities of each inspector to shine.

Philippe Heller

CalBRE Instructor

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Jamie Hawks

Service Manager

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Don Moore

Sr. Inspector

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Mike Davis

Sr. Inspector

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Kevin Burgess

Certified Inspector – NACHI, IAC2

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Brian Pennington

Certified Inspector – NACHI, IAC2

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Aaron Tonnesen

Certified Inspector – NACHI, IAC2

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Jim Rose

Certified Master Inspector, NACHI, IAC2

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Gary Wright

Certified Home Inspector

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Cody Kifer

Certified Sewer Scope Technician

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Kevin McCarville

Certified Home Inspector

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Quality Control Is Part of All We Do

Jamie Hawks is our general manager who oversees field operations and reviews the inspectors' reports for extra quality control. Philippe and Jamie train and mentor all the inspectors. The whole team have thousands of inspections under their belts collectively. We have inspected homes ranging from the most run-down foreclosures and “hoarder” houses to multi-million-dollar estates. You name the defect and our guys have seen it – and a lot more too!

Our inspections tell the story of your house.

Inspector Excellence

We work very hard to make sure all of our inspectors abide by the highest standards so they can provide you with the information you deserve.

  • Our training processes and customized software reinforce the same high standards among all of our inspectors.
  • Each one is a certified member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), which is the most prodigious home inspector organization in the world.
  • Ongoing training and education is also part of our routine, and inspectors benefit from in-person training from local experts at our education center.
  • We also have a unique advantage of having multiple inspectors who constantly share what they find and regularly challenge each other on things they see in the field. This shared experience ensures that you benefit from their combined efforts.
  • During an inspection, we equip our inspectors with state-of-the-art thermal infrared imaging cameras, voltage detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, combustible gas detectors, microwave testers, and all the other standard tools of the trade.

Your Satisfaction Guaranteed

And with our 4/90 Home Inspection Guarantee, clients feel confident having any of our inspectors perform their property inspection. All of our staff are employees, not 1099 contractors.

If you have questions about home inspections, pricing, scheduling, or general assistance with your account, please call our office.

Interactive, Multi-Media Reports

After the inspection is finished, we’ll issue a same-day report. We’re proud of the peer-reviewed, multi-media reports we create for our clients. They contain the following:

  • Pictures
  • Embedded videos
  • Tips
  • Diagrams
  • Thermal imaging pictures
  • Report summary with a list of repair items that functions as a repair list
  • Insurance information sheet
  • PDF version of report for emailing and downloading

We’ve found that most of our clients get a return of three to four times the cost of the inspection in seller concessions. The combined experience that goes into each report is unmatched in Southern California.

why choose us?

Comprehensive inspection services that educate our clients.

TheQwikFix repair estimates based on your report.

4/90 Home Inspection Guarantee.

Numerous, InterNACHI®-trained and -certified inspectors.

Optional services such as pool, sewer scope, and IAQ inspections.

Interactive, detailed multi-media reports = negotiating power.

San Diego California Specialty Inspections

Schedule an Inspection Today

You can’t go wrong with an inspection from The Real Estate Inspection Company. Our professionals provide the best inspections and reports in the business. We are 90,000 strong and counting. For more information call (800) 232-5180 or schedule now. We service San Diego County, Riverside County, and Orange County.

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