Rick is very thorough and timely. Reports are very detailed.


I can’t begin to say enough about RC Certified Inspections. We had recently bought a (NEW) Villa from a highly reputable builder and within months my wood floors were warping in our master bedroom. That told me there was moisture coming into my home. I immediately notified the builder, after several emails, thinking this might become a litigation issues, one of his supervisors came out inspected the area and couldn’t find where it was coming from. So I demanded that we take the sheet rock off the wall in that area to see if there was a leak from the roof or coming in from the wall. My wall was already growing black mold, insulation was wet, 2×4’s wet, and so we began the process of trying to find the leak. After running a hose on my roof by one of the supervisors, having their own inspector out, calling out the roofing company, which all ran a hose on my roof to see where the water was coming in at, could not find the problem.( of course not) Almost 6 months had passed when I found RC Certified Inspections. Within 10 minutes, Rick found the issue, not only did he find the issue but I had several issues, no flashing along my roof, missing tar paper, not enough ventilation, windows were not caulked, and a series of things that were wrong. Rick was very diligent about carefully inspecting our home. And had no issues confronting and standing up for us with the builder, roofing company, supervisors, etc… A home is a big investment. Builders today do not inspect the homes as they are being built and our local city inspectors which are many, some are not doing their job as well. We actually moved in and had no occupancy permit due to a list of unfinished items. The builder did have the issues repaired but with several calls to the roofer to do it right. If not, Amy Anderson with TV 5 news would have been on my list of people to call next along with signs up and down our local area. Builders can not continue to take our money and give us a shady bag of goods. We as the consumer work too hard for our money. The moment Rick began to tell me the process of his inspection, I could tell immediately that Rick took pride in his work, his integrity is very important to him and he was going to find the issues and help me get them resolved. Very few people left like Rick Cauthon that takes that kind pride and it’s not just about collecting a check. I would suggest to anyone building a new home to hire RC Certified Inspections to follow the process and inspect your home for any issues that could arise later. Even years later…. Mold is not something you want in your home or any issues for that matter. Thank you Rick and RC Certified Inspections…


“Highly recommend Rick as a Building Inspector. He did the inspection on my home purchase and found him to be very thorough. He carefully looked at details. Did not overlook anything.”


We had a good experience w/ RC certified inspection. They did a thorough job checking the entire house. We hope to never have to move again, but if we do, we’ll definitely use Rick and his competent staff

Ashlea B.

“Rick did an amazing job!! We are first time home buyers and he checked and doubled checked everything. He took us around the house to explain what was wrong and what would happen if it wouldnt be fixed. He made us feel very confident in what we needed to do. Thank you so much Rick!”

Ardis M.

“Rick was prompt, thorough and created a good, helpful report. Great experience. Would highly recommend.”

Dennis M.

“A general home inspection performed for a buyer (us!). The inspection lasted about 3 hours.”

Gajanan P.

“Rick was friendly and professional. He checked every system in the house and explained us what he was inspecting, what’s good, and not so good. He also inspected the roof and informed us about the issues. I would surely refer him for his professionalism and attention to details.”

Donna T.

“I think your service was excellent.I was really impressed with the time you spent on the inspection and the many pictures you provided. I appreciate your help very much!”

George F.

“I refer Rick to all of my Clients. I have found Rick to be very knowledgeable and thorough in inspecting new or old homes. He is very patient explaining to clients the good and the bad about the issues of a home. Rick’s reports are easy to read and thorough. ”

Delores W.

Rick, Thank you for allowing me to call you if I have any questions before the closing. In this time and age, it is rare in find someone who takes their job seriously. It will be my pleasure to let others know of your skill and thoroughness. You may also use me as a reference, if you like. When Scott and I were discussing having the house inspected, Scott suggested you because of your reputation for thoroughness. I am so happy I took his advice. Thanks for all the reports. It gives us an idea of what we need to do for the upkeep of our new home and you may have saved our lives by advising us of the electrical problem. We truly appreciate your thoroughness. My husband, daughter, son-in-law, grandchildren and I thank you. Best Wishes, Delores W.

Hector and Suzanne

RC Certified Inspections, You’re the best! Rick, we just wanted to take the time to express how pleased we are with you and your entire teams service. You and your team are definitely a “One Shop” company. After your very thorough inspection of our home and your knowledge and patience in explaining your findings, we felt very good about contracting your company to help us with our problem. After a complete review of your findings and our decision to use your company as our mold and dust mite remediation solution you wasted no time in constructing an action plan and then executing on that plan in a very timely manner. Best of all you were presenting every step of the process. We never felt that you were just trying to sell us something. You were there to help us using your knowledge and training to aid us in making good decisions to fix our problem with the removal of the mold and dust mites in our home. Thanks for a great job. You and your people are truly professionals in your field and customer service oriented.

Nikki Henning

Personable; thorough; kept us updated on findings throughout inspection; timely written report. I would recommend to any and all who are needing the services of an outstanding inspector!

Janice Bramen

Rick did a thorough inspection of our property and isolated our mold problem. He was very careful and completely eliminated the mold and left the area clean. He then did an air test to make sure the house conditions met regulations and we passed inspection. We felt Rick did a great job and are confident our property is now safe. We got the repairs made to the wall in question and everything is as good as new. Thanks, Rick, for doing fantastic job!


Rick you are always very thorough and knowledgeable in your work. Your inspections go above and beyond others I have had. I will continue to use you and refer you to friends and family. Not only great at what you do but a pleasure to be around. Always willing to answer questions and explain things in laymans terms. Your reports are great and easy to read, and makes it easy with the photos provided so we know what the heck your talking about! Love that you work with Weavers for the termite inspections as well, makes it easier for scheduling. We have also used you for mold remediation and we were pleased with the work and suggestions for us. Thanks!!


Very knowledgeable and great to work with!


In the fall of 2014, we contracted to purchase a home on which EIFS was used on the exterior. During the property inspection, evidence of water leakage was noted. Our inspector recommended contacting RC Certified to inspect and assess the potential water damage. RC responded promptly and upon inspection discovered significant water damage behind the exterior wall on three sides of the house. We were nearing the end of the inspection period, and RC quickly provided a thorough written report of their findings complete with photos. Based upon the content of their report, we elected to void the purchase contract. Had RC not responded quickly and provided such a professional report, we might have purchased the house and ended up with a substantial repair bill. Our experience with RC Certified was both a professional and extremely pleasant.


Rick was very kind and informative. Thank you for all your help and advice. Thank you for taking the time to go over everything with us. We felt the mold tests were very accurate and telling.


RC Certified is a good company to know when you have need for mold remediation. Our Company had used the services of RC Certified in the past, but this was the first time I worked with the company on a site problem. I found Rick Cauthon (owner) to be very informative, responsive and thorough in handling a recent project. Pricing was competitive, too. RC Certified also provided reports and documentation for the completed assignment. This is my “go to” company for any future mold issues. I would highly recommend RC Certified.


“RC Certified Inspections was ON TIME and very thorough in their inspection of our commercial property. I highly recommend this company.”

Bradley A.

“Ryan came to the condo at the scheduled time and was very professional. He did a thorough inspection and answered all of my questions in a way that I easily understood. He was helpful in advising me on how to proceed with the minor issues I had. I will recommend RC Certified Inspectors to anyone who needs an inspection.”

Stacy H.

“The inspector that came was very thorough in detail and took great pictures of the items in the house that need to be fixed. This was overall great service in a timely matter.”

Susan P.

“Rick gave me some very helpful advice when I was considering purchasing a HUD home. He was patient with me, even though I was stressed out and not listening at first. I’d definitely call him to do any future inspections.”

Whitney Y.

“Ryan did an excellent job inspecting my property. He was there for 3+ hours and went above and beyond the call of duty. My agent afterwards even asked for some of his business cards! Thank you for a job well done!!!”

Jamie B.

“Wonderful — very professional and sent me an email right away with the results”

Bradley C.

“Very thorough and timely to return the inspection report to my lender. Truly professional. Thank you. Accepts credit cards is a plus.”

Darrel Hunter

To whom it may concern, This letter is to confirm that I have utilized the services of Rick Cauthon as a residential whole-house inspector twice in the past six months and I was very satisfied with his services. He performed residential inspections that were very thorough and comprehensive. He clearly communicated the results of these inspections to both my clients and to me. I would use his services again and would also recommend him to others as well.


I hired Rick to inspect my first home purchase. I was thoroughly impressed with his attention to detail. Rick tested all electrical systems, inspected the entire HVAC system, and gave recommendations on preventative maintenance. Rick is also certified to inspect/treat mold. Overall, I’m very satisfied with the work RC Certified Inspections performs. The pricing is very competitive as well. I will recommend RC Certified Inspections to everyone.

George Ismert

Rick is very thorough and timely. Reports are very detailed.

Teresa Commerford

Rick gave us so much more than an inspection. He has tremendous knowledge and we received help from an expert. He handled calls of inquiry from various subcontractors we had employed, and helped us negotiate a plan of action for a complex repair among these several subcontractors. We will use his company for service any time we have a need, and he is clearly whom we recommend for any inspections and diagnostic work. THE BEST.

Angela Meinershagen

I think Rick did an exceptional job on the inspection of my home. He pays alot of attention to everything. His inspection reports are easy to read and understandable. Overall great to work with.

Michele Wills

We had our house inspected by them and they did a very thorough and fantastic job. I highly recommend their services!!!!


I am so thoroughly impressed by Rick! We needed a home inspection for a house in an area we know nothing about and as first time house buyers we needed help. Rick was so thorough! He took 195 pictures during our home inspection and sent them to me through Dropbox so I could down load them. And is report was so in depth and helpful I have easily forwarded this hard work Rick has done to other people (handyman, painters, contractors) to get accurate estimates of what these issues will cost to get repaired. He did such a good job with the description and pictures I am able to get competitive quotes on the work that needs to be done without even being there or having to let tons of people in do run through and get an estimate! So awesome! AND the entire time he did the home inspection and I asked a question he would stop and take time explaining to me what was wrong how to fix it and even his guess at what it would cost to repair. Home inspections are expensive! And at first I was dreading this expense, but after meeting Rick and seeing how much he has help us and all the money he has saved us I am so thankful he was our home inspector!!! Just the best! Thank you so much Rick!!


Job was done quickly and thoroughly and passed inspection. Price was very reasonable.


Rick, came and performed our new home inspection prior to our one year builder warranty expiring. He was very pleasant, showed much expertise, and was quite thorough! The inspection was very valuable in dealing with our builder. We recommend him highly!


Rich did excellent work in a mold mitigation project for a client. He explained everything that needed to be completed and departed the project leaving a very clean basement. His cost was reasonable and competitive with other bids. I would recommend him to other clients


Great work! I was so relieved that the inspection was done and that I got to know the house a little bit better. I appreciate all the hard work and for being so thorough.


Great job. Very good at explaining everything that they saw! Would definitely refer to others. Thanks!

Jeff C.

“Our inspector, Ryan, was absolutely incredible. Very thorough, systematic and patient. Arrived on time and did a great job finding a ton of problems under the surface of an older house, delivered report on time as well. Report was something like 41 pages. Very thorough, and I would recommend to anyone. ”

Nathaniel L.

“Always available at all of the random times of day that we had to call with short notice. Rick and his team behaved professionally and were very helpful with fully explaining things to us and never rushing us.”

James E.

“As a first time home buyer, I was very nervous about the inspection. Rick’s team was very helpful and incredibly knowledgeable about what needed to be fixed or inspected. His staff “trained” me on seasonal inspections that I can do on my own. More importantly, they taught me what to look for. Rick was recommended to me and I will definitely recommend them to anyone needing an inspection.”

Matt P.

“Very thorough complete inspection. They took all of the necessary time and effort needed to give a complete report.”


Simply put, the only company to call. I have had experience dealing with mold remediation on residential, commercial and federal government level. Rick Cauthon works in a very professional matter and at reasonable rates. From the first contact until the job is complete, you know you made the correct decision by choosing his company.
Kevin Cade

Huma S.

“Rick did an outstanding job with our home inspection. He was puntual and extremely professional. Rick was extremely focused and paid attention to small things which we as first time home buyer had no idea about. He took the time to answer our questions after the inspection and went through everything with us .Overall Rick was very patient, friendly and knowledgeable, I would definitely recommend him for the job.”

Bob W.

“Simply the best. The only inspector I use and have for 10 years. I don’t even give my clients a list of inspectors to choose from, because I haven’t found one better and would be doing my clients a disservice to suggest others I know aren’t as good. Extremely thorough and a nice guy too!. Prices are in line with other inspectors. Won’t scare buyers and will try to explain alternative ways to fix an issue. Knows mold inside out and also does mold testing and remediation. If you want the best, and are prepared for a very thorough inspection, hire him.”

Bob W.

“Simply the best. The only inspector I use and have for 10 years. I don’t even give my clients a list of inspectors to choose from, because I haven’t found one better and would be doing my clients a disservice to suggest others I know aren’t as good. Extremely thorough and a nice guy too!. Prices are in line with other inspectors. Won’t scare buyers and will try to explain alternative ways to fix an issue. Knows mold inside out and also does mold testing and remediation. If you want the best, and are prepared for a very thorough inspection, hire him.”

John Simrell

I highly recommend RC inspections . He is very good at what he does and helpful above and beyond what anyone could ever hope for.

Ruthie Ma

Did a very thorough job. But did miss a gas leak from the cook top and outside. Would have loved to have a cost estimate straight from the inspector instead of having to run around blindly trying to come up with a cost estimate for our response to the sellers. Still he was very helpful. Explained a lot and gave good info.

Bill O'Neill

We were purchasing our home during the summer of 2015. I found Rick and his company through an online search. He arrived on time on the scheduled day, was thorough and deliberate in his process, courteous and helpful in his communication during the inspection, and complete in his follow-up report preparation with detailed narrative and photos. He responded to questions readily and offered recommendations then and thereafter about service providers. We were impressed and pleased with his professionalism and would enlist Rick again, should we have the occasion.

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