We are a leading Northwest Indiana home & property inspection provider.

We are local, rooted in The Region.

We are licensed.

We are Certified.

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Certified Home Inspections of Valparaiso is officially licensed in Indiana and provides commercial and residential inspections for Northwest Indiana, from the Illinois line to South Bend. And as of 2017, we now proudly service Southwest Michigan. We provide home, property, & pest inspections, mold detection, radon testing, radon mitigation and detail our findings in a comprehensive 300-point Property Inspection Report. The report typically includes pictures and, upon request, video snippets. Each Property Inspection Report is delivered via email same day as inspection.

Services Include

Home & Property Inspection

Inside the Home:

  • Heating
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Walls, Floors, Ceilings, & Windows
  • Attics

Outside the Home:

  • Roof, Chimney and Flashing
  • Siding, Trim, Doors, Windows and Storm Windows
  • Foundation and Landscaping
  • Driveways, Patios, Decks and Porches
  • Air Conditioner Compressor

Business / Property Inspections

For your business home:

  • Commercial Building Inspections
  • Industrial Inspections
  • Small Business
  • Franchise / Retail Chain
  • Property Inspections
  • Historic Downtown Buildings

Agrarian / Farm Inspections

Annual Maintenance & Specialty Inspections

Routine & Precautionary

Whom We Serve

As our name implies, we started in Valparaiso in 2003. We have since grown to proudly serve the following areas…

Counties in Northwest Indiana: Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton, Starke & Jasper.

Cities in Northwest Indiana include: Valparaiso, Portage, Chesterton, Merrillville, Crown Point, Hammond, Munster, Highland, Hobart, Schererville, Kouts, Knox, Michigan City & La Porte.

Southwest Michigan: New Buffalo and greater Berrien County.

Certified Home Inspections confirms appointments via the phone from 9am-5pm CST, Sunday through Saturday. We also can provide email and Google Calendar updates upon request.

Areas served

[Actual] Customer Reviews

Google Maps

“Jim was extremely professional through the all process. Scheduling was fast and easy. He provided a very thorough report prior to my arrival and then walked me through and showed me everything he noted. I would recommend Certified Home Inspections to anyone how needs an inspection done.”
Joshua West

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“As a local Realtor, I have had clients use him and he is efficient, quick to get the job done and extremely professional!”
Debbie Terry Rasala

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“Jim Ullom did the inspection for us in May 2017. He was very thorough and honest. The inspection report we received afterwards was in a pdf format that is very specific and easy to read. This was my first time hiring a home inspector and he was very friendly and patient with me.”
Melissa H.

There are more reviews on our Yelp listing.


There are no dumb questions.

Home & Property Inspections can be intimidating. First-time buyers and Real Estate Moguls alike can get jitters. We make it simple for you. Ask us any & all your questions. Please. Our trained, experienced inspectors will guide you through the ins & outs of home & property inspections, from foundations & drainage to attic ventilation. They can even tell you who invented the flush toilet.

We service Buyers, Sellers, Realtors…

Our customers have included home buyers, sellers, realtors, small businesses, manufacturing centers, and more. We’ve inspected churches, theaters, farms, hotel chains, and hot dog stands. Each property has a story to tell. We’re ready to hear yours next.

"American Home Inspector Training"

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Greater Northwest Indiana Association of REALTORS®

We’re happy to be associated with Greater Northwest Indiana Association of REALTORS®.

We are a proud member of the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST) & the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP).

Your Inspection & Report.

Our AHIT-Certified Home & Property Inspectors will typically take between 2-3 hours to perform a 300-point inspection upon a standard size home & / or property. Once completed, they will compile their research into a report which will be emailed to you, typically within 2 business days. Pictures and video snippets available upon request.

Prevention is the best medicine.

Our team offers preventative maintenance & seasonal inspections on your home and property to help make sure your investment is safe and secure for years to come. We also offer specialty and safety inspections including Radon Testing & Detection, Pest Inspections, Mold Detection, Water Testing, and Property Condition Assessments.

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Inspections Include:

  • Full 300-Point Property Inspection.
  • Video and / or Pictures for Samples.
  • On-Site Digital Reports.
  • Same-Day Emailed Reports.

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