Heritage Home Inspections, Inc. Heritage Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspection Service, West Columbia, SC

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Client Testimonials

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This is a good report Donnie. Thanks for completing this so quickly for me. I get so annoyed when I have a seller and the buyers uses an inspector who delivers a 40 page report, half of which is not even meaningful.

It insults the seller and strikes fear in the buyer. Your reports are thorough and helpful. We can easily see what is urgent and what will need attention but doesn’t kill a deal. Thanks for being good at what you do.

You are always my Home Inspector of choice. You are well respected among Realtors across the area.

Thanks,

Kathy S. Wikle
Coldwell Banker

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Heritage Home Inspections turned out to be a great company to work with! Professional, affordable, and personal- Heritage walked us through every step of our buyer’s inspection. The report was easy to follow and very detailed. We highly recommend them!


Kaleb Eisele

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Donnie,
I wanted to thank you very much. I also want you to know not only myself but my wife Donna were impressed with your report. You are probably one of the best inspectors I have ever seen. The report is detailed, easily referenced by photos and highlighted. In no way vague. And you didn't miss even the minutest aspect of the home. Thank you for looking out for homeowners by being so thorough.

You are awesome. I will call on you to do the follow up inspection. I can't emphasize enough how much I was impressed yesterday.

Very Respectfully,

Joseph and Donna Zeek

P.S.- I'm boasting about you all over, Yelp, Google, yP.com....

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Mary and I Really appreciate the professionalism and thoroughness of the home inspection today! We are confident in the house we have selected and that confidence comes with the inspection and the completeness of how Donnie checked everything! Wow! I expected someone to look with a flashlight at the door or crawlspace entrance, but that is just where he got started.
Donnie went through everything and found a couple of problems in the process, and that really increased our confidence that we are making the right choice in not only this house, but on making South Carolina our new Home!

Thank You,

C. Cook

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Thank you for the home inspection. The service was impeccable (and, as a civil engineer, I may not be that easy to please!), and left me satisfied and feeling safe about the choice: with my family, we look forward to moving in. I was very satisfied with the clarity and professionality of the service.

Fabio Matta

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This was a first class inspection report. This being my first inspection and home the detailing of the flaws were very accurate and professional.

Joseph Manigault

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I am very pleased with your service. It was very professional and was done in a very timely manner. I will recommend to my friends.

Sandra Ula

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I could not be present for the inspection but was very pleased with the service I received. Thank you Heritage Home Inspections! Janet was a real pleasure to talk to on the phone and we were very pleased with the service we received as well as with the time frame in which we received it.

Patricia Renneker

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Donnie, at Heritage Home Inspections is highly recommended by a majority of area real estate agencies...that is how I heard of him. The most detailed inspection report you can get, he gives the buyer/seller an easy comprehensive checklist of improvements and replacement. Thank you, Donnie.

LaShon Richburg

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Your service was excellent. I would highly recommend you to anyone. I was very impressed with receiving the report on site. Thank you for your courtesy, prompt service, and professionalism.

Joy Fleming

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Since I am not a client. But the realtor of a client, I will just say that the number one importance is that the client is satisfied with your service and they told me they were very satisfied and recognized your expertise in your field. You performed your inspection with professionalism and with patience and kindness to my clients. You were attuned to their questions, and you listened and took the time they needed to be comfortable that their concerns were answered.

Patty S. Bagwell/ Coldwell Banker Realtor

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Heritage Inspections was recommended to us by our realtor. That′s always a good sign! Their website was a pleasure to “surf” and we were given immediate responses to every question we had. Both Donnie, the inspector, and Janet his wife/assistant were remarkably professional and efficient. Donnie′s report was thorough, easily understood and prompt! Janet has one of the most welcoming voices I have ever heard. She was remarkably accomadating in regards to processing our paperwork, despite us living in Spain. The “icing on the cake” for us was that although Donnie is capable of inspecting pools for a very nominal fee, he suggested that we gt a specialist for a more thorough pool inspection at some point. He also guided us to our final decisions to NOT have him perform radon testing, again a potential service fee for him! In short, he put our needs ahead of his own. I wish all businesses were run like that! What a nice surprise!

Nancie Shillington-Perez

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Donnie Ulmer is an excellent inspector. Well equipped with all the necessary equipment to conduct his job. His wife, Janet also did an excellent job to keep us informed on what was going on. If we ever need inspections again, he will be #1 on the list.

Alexander F. Birnie, Jr.

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Donnie and Janet were wonderful to work with. My wife and I are first time home buyers and came into this inspection very nervous about what to expect. Donnie′s explanations of the discrepancies he found were easy to understand and he was more than willing to spend as much time as necessary going over the inspection with me. Janet′s customer service work was among the best I have ever dealt with. The personal service I received brought a great and unexplained value into this inspection.

Trace Parker

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Our home was a rental duplex when we contracted to buy and had many issues, including two HVAC systems, two hot water heaters, two kitchens, and lots of cosmetic problems to inspect. Donnie was very thorough and professional through the whole inspection. He spent a lot of time with us, printed out the report at the site, and made sure we understood everything in his report. I would absolutely use him again and have already recommended him to others!

Matthew Penn

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Fantastic Work. Home Inspections the way they should be. Your company was terrific. Donnie was very easy to work with. Thank you very much, I will surely recommend you to others.

John Nerges

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I am 21 years old and a first time home buyer. I had no clue what to expect when it came to home inspections. Janet, was very gracious in answering any questions I had. There were multiple check-ups from Janet, which included many e-mails and a phone call to remind me of the home inspection. Donnie was more than happy to let me shadow him as we walked around the house. He answered every concern that I could think of and also explained each test that he was doing. The process ran very smooth and efficiently. At the end, Donnie printed the report and gave me and my realtor a copy and went over it with us. Donnie also e-mailed me the report in a PDF so I could have a digital copy for my records. I was thoroughly impressed with Heritage Home Inspections. I enjoyed talking with Janet over the phone and sharing stories with Donnie while we were walking around the home. I will refer all my friends that are in need of a home inspection to Heritage. This is how a business should be run and I am very glad that I was able to do business with them!

James Roper

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Donnie was very personable and contained a good deal of knowledge. He was open to listening to what I had to say and was willing to help out beyond just a simple inspection.

Tony Chapman

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Thank you Donnie and Janet!!! It was truly a pleasure working with you both. We will be sure to contact you for any and all of our future inspection needs!! Great Job!!!

Patrick and DonnaThompson

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The technology additions make a real positive difference (Website, PDF, Report/Files). Also, the very clear communication in setting up and confirming the inspection. I think it is also great that the entire inspection and report are done at the site. No delays in getting the final report.

David Brinkman

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I am very satisfied with the expeditious and professional manner in which I was treated. The response was quick and efficient - a nice quality in this day and age!! I would not hesitate to refer or use this company again.

Bea Clifford

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On time, very professional, followed up on areas that I had questions about and answered all of my questions. I received a follow-up phone call the day after the service. How many businesses do that these days? Highly recommend.

Melissa Carter

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Heritage Home Inspections made buying my condo a much less stressful task. I felt extremely confident that my new home was in good hands with Mr. Ulmer. I was blown away by how thoroughly my condo was inspected. Mr. Ulmer made me feel very at ease about his finding and gave me and in-depth explanation that even I could understand.!! All in all, I would recommend Heritage to anyone and everyone who is buying or selling their home! They are extremely courteous and immensely knowledgeable. I was quite impressed!

Sarah Rand

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The best parts of my service was all the knowledge I gained from Donnie. The difference from the other inspection companies I called and HHI was when Mrs. Ulmer quoted me the exact same price as the other company, but run down all the things HHI was going to be checking. After hearing this all this I just felt like I was getting my monies worth from HHI. I′m really glad I selected HHI and will be using them in the future on rental properties I plan to purchase, and definitely recommend them to others that are planning to purchase a home. Thanks, Donnie & Janet.

Willis Taylor

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This was my first home-buying experience and I was a bit nervous about the details of completing this task. But Heritage Home Inspections made it a wonderful experience. From beginning to end I was very please with the level of service and professionalism I received. I would strongly recommend them to any friend or family member I need of their services.

Felecia Stewart

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I felt the service I received was very informative and professional and thorough. I have purchased a lot of homes in my life and been part of a lot of home inspections, but none came close to the quality and professionalism as yours. I was impressed with the fact that the report was completed on site and the contents explained in detail. If I ever encounter any one in need of a home inspection I would certainly recommend your company.

Kelly & Shirley Randall

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This was our first home inspection. Donnie made my entire family feel welcome during the inspection. He explained every aspect of the inspection and encouraged us to ask questions. My husband is a supervisor for Terminix and Donnie welcomed him to go under the house and inspect with him. I could not imagine any other inspector and I will recommend him to everyone I know.

Thanks Donnie
Jennifer Jackson

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Donnie, you did a thorough job. Cheryl and I appreciate your taking a few moments to explain how the gas log fireplace worked. It was new to us-we′ve never had one. Explaining things like that was a nice touch. Explaining your findings following the inspection was extremely helpful, expecially since we had a computer printed copy to follow you. Thanks again for a job well done.

Gratefully,
Glenn Sherman

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The whole report was great and the pictures really helped to see what you were talking about. This was the first time I had a home inspection and you did a wonderful job. I look forward to telling more people about your services and the fast response you give. Thanks for all you have done for me and the things you found I would have looked over.
Thanks for a job well done.

Charles Mosier

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What was most enjoyable was the professional service, friendly, welcoming. Good communication and follow up. The availability and instant results of the inspection were really appreciated. Everything went smoothly. Good communication and friendly service were a bonus.

Mike Owen

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The fact of how things are explained to the buyer was most enjoyable. Great Job! As an agent of twenty years in this market I have had the opportunity to help my clients choose a home inspector more than 500 times. Donnie Ulmer has always more than satisfied the need for the inspection process. At this time, there is not a better inspection on the market than the one(s) provided by Heritage Home Inspections as performed by Donnie Ulmer.

John Kneece,
ERA Wilder Realty

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Thorough review of home systems with easy to use report. Photos very helpful. Very approachable regarding questions and clarification of information.

Donna Kelly

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If you are looking for a home inspection company that takes pride in their work and provides a detail inspection of all aspects of your home; Heritage Home Inspections, Inc. should be your choice. Being on time and taking the time to walk me through the home inspections process was most enjoyable.

Michael Bass
Prudential Midlands Real Estate

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The moisture meter to measure the amount of moisture in the sheetrock was something we didn't expect. He was very thorough and the report was so easy to understand. We were impressed with Donnie Ulmer with HHI, Inc. He was courteous and thorough as well as being very knowledgeable.

Kellie Williams

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I love the printed report and insight into what would be needed in my home. I am thankful for what you did for us with our home. We needed someone we trusted and Donnie was the one for us. Your information was complete and clear for us to understand. Thanks for your hard work and insight into what will be needed to make our new home even better. What a great job!

Dr. Shane Stutzman

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The time Donnie took to explain things during the inspection process and allowing me to follow him around was what was most enjoyable. I was very impressed with your knowledge and professionalism, and that personal touch a family business has to offer. Thank you both very much!

Tobin Polley

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Donnie was extremely helpful and attentive. He really did a perfect job. Thanks!

Jon Sears

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I enjoyed walking around with Donnie and him explaining anything to me that I may have not understood. Some inspectors do not like the client to be there and I really like that he allows the client to follow him around.

Chad Wadford

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I appreciate Donnie talking to the listing agent about the home having not been de-winterized. He was also very thorough explaining everything to my first-time homebuyer. I have worked with several home inspectors. One was too nervous- their nervousness projected onto my buyer and made the negotiation process more difficult for me. Another socialized too much, greatly lengthening the time spent at the home. The whole inspection home inspection experience is a pleasure with Donnie and Janet. Janet is very thorough in making the appointment, asking all the right questions to ensure proper coordination on the seller, buyer, agents and Donnie. She always asks if the utilities are on! It’s so easy for us agents to forget or confuse the homes and think we took care of that! Donnie is always on time—even though I’m never on time. Donnie is extremely thorough in examining the home, knowledgeable of all the systems and any problems he sees. He always offers to speak to my clients anytime after the inspection if they have any questions or concerns. I appreciate the complete report at the inspection and e-mailed soon after. I appreciate Heritage Home Inspections, professionalism. Thank you!

Donna Butler
Real Estate Partners Realty

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Everything was good. I Really liked the detailed reporting and the pictures. Prompt, pleasant, and professional… what more could we ask for. You were detailed and we felt that you did a great job!

Thank you,
Donald Nichols

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It was a very good experience to work with you- your prices are reasonable- very punctual and good job you did. I will recommend you to others for your services.

Thank you,
Navin Patel

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Being out of state, I didn’t know what the building codes are in South Carolina. Donnie took the time to tell us what was standard and appropriate for the area. I appreciated the fact that, I was asked what my main concerns were about the house.

Vickie Bender

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Donnie was very nice and informative. Before the inspection, he reminded me that he works for me not the agent, not the seller but for me. When he said that it made me feel very secure. He explained everything in depth, allowed me to ask questions, and most important was his honesty.

Artina B. Wallace

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Heritage Home Inspections, from my perspective as a realtor, is simply the best. They have been my choice, repeatedly, because their service is second to none and I always know they will provide my client with expert knowledge about their new home.

Don Horton
Russell and Jeffcoat Realty

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First, I would like to say is, Donnie Ulmer is a first rate inspector. Everything from start to finish is outstanding. As a first time home buyer, he walked me through the process and I was very impressed with his knowledge and experience. I would recommend Heritage Home Inspections, Inc. to anyone who is ready to move into any dwelling or wants to know about the place they’re in at this moment. Thank you so very much.

Sincerely,
Douglas N. Wilson

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Dear Donnie,
Thank you for inspecting the home in Gibson Forest for me last week during the winter weather advisory. I appreciate what you do for our clients.

Thanks Again,
Laurie Rowe

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Hello Donnie,
I read your interview in Sunday’s paper. Congratulations! What great exposure!

It made me proud to say that I had worked with you.
I pray that the interview richly bless and increase your business.
Please tell your lovely wife hello. Heritage Home Inspections
will always be my first choice.

Kim Gregg,

Weichert Realtors

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Dear Mr. Ulmer,
Every now and then we meet someone while transacting business
whose high quality of work, professionalism, and integrity are above reproach. I write to thank you for the demonstration of those qualities during the home inspections at 3248 Jackson Drive, and 1560 Masters Lane, respectively.

The very thorough, easy to understand computerized reports, accompanied by diagrams and color photographs, were Critical to decisions I had to make. My very special thanks for the prompt response to my request to return to 1560 Masters Lane to check the status of issues identified in your Oct. 18th inspection report, particularly the water damage in the utility room and the master bedroom. Your input validated the need to fix those problems prior to closing which took place on Nov. 15th. The fact that you took time out of your busy schedule to conduct that follow-up visit at no charge is deeply appreciated. I shall, of course, highly recommend Heritage Home Inspections to individuals in need of a home inspection.

Sincerely yours
Doris Dingle

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I have used the home inspection services of Heritage Home Inspections
recently on two occasions when my children purchased new homes.
Mr. Donnie Ulmer provided thorough, timely, and fairly priced services
for both Property’s. He was very gracious and considerate of both
the seller and buyer’s property and time. He consistently conducts
his business in a professional manner.

Thank you,
Teri Ficicchy

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To Whom it may concern: It is without hesitation that I recommend Heritage Home Inspections.

The following is a list of reasons why:
* Thorough home inspections performed in a timely manner.
* Easy to read report format and willingness to accommodate my client’s
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* Prompt turn around time in getting the report to me
* Excellent attitude and communication skills with all parties involved.

You will be pleased as I am with the entire process with Donnie and Janet.
Sincerely,
Jeff Riley,
Russell and Jeffcoat Realtors

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Thank you, Donnie. My feedback is only positive as you made our business together efficient and extremely accommodating and for that I genuinely thank you. I feel relieved that you knew the condition in the crawl space prior to repairs and were able to re-inspect after repairs. You and your wife are a great team and I’ll gladly refer you.

Thank you again.

Sincerely,
Micah Currier,
Russell and Jeffcoat Realtors

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Hi Donnie and Janet,

Thanks so much for coming to do the re‐inspection of Carolina. Hope this is the last. I appreciate so much the thoroughness of your report

and your quick response in doing the inspections as well as how quickly you present the report. The color coding is great and lets me know immediately what needs to be addressed. I look forward to a great working relationship in the future.

Thanks Again,

Alice Hutto,
Century 21 the Moore Group

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For your most thorough and in-depth inspection and even for the return visits to make sure the work was completed and up to par, I am truly grateful. May God always bless you.

A New Homeowner,
Daisy Myers

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Donnie,
The digital photographs and the quickness of the report submitted to me, and everything went very smoothly.

Thank you,
Lisa Fraser-Gass

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Donnie,
Thank you very much for the excellent and professional job you did for us. I was completely satisfied with your work and feel much more comfortable in the purchase of our new home.

Butch Jacobs

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