Helping You Buy With Confidence

Helping you buy with confidence


The Home Inspection Connection Advantage:

  1. We work for you. Not the seller.

  2. Inspector is also a Handyman. Better positioned to assist you with any minor issues on the property.

  3. Computerized report includes detailed information and descriptive pictures. Report sent to you within 12 hours after the inspection.

  4. Fast Service. Available within 24-48 hours of requesting an inspection.

Service Area

We proudly serve the following counties in Illinois: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, and McHenry.


Phone or text

(847) 902-9702


Mon-Fri 8am–8pm
Sat 8am–6pm
Sun 10am–5pm


Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047



  • Pre-Purchase Inspection for Buyers

  • Pre-Listing Inspections for Sellers

  • New Construction Home Inspections

  • Commercial Property Inspections

  • Townhouse Inspections

  • Condominium Inspections

  • Radon testing coming soon…



I am David Smith, the owner of The Home Inspection Connection, LLC. I created this company because I enjoy helping people, and to be able to apply my extensive knowledge of residential and commercial properties. I was the kid who used to take things apart to see how they worked, or how to make them better. As I got older, I applied that curiosity to rehabbing and flipping houses. I did most of the work myself, exposing me to all of the workings of homes and buildings.

Now, I have the chance to share that knowledge base with my clients. I am a State of Illinois licensed inspector for residential and commercial properties. My license number is 450-012065. I am trained by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and operate under their standards of practice, including the Illinois standards of practice.

When I am not working, I enjoy boating, car racing, and of course, home repairs. I am married with two daughters and four grandkids.

Thanks for visiting with me.

Here, I am getting ready to do an inspection with my state of the art computer program. It allows me to discuss the inspection with you as soon as I am done. A copy of the report will be emailed to you in PDF format in a few hours.

I inspect the water heater to provide you with important information about the brand, its age, capacity, serial number, and any maintenance that may be needed. This will be on your report for future reference.

As long as it is safe to do so, I try to get up on the roof. I search for any possible leaks, hail damage, or other damages, and identify any areas that I think may present future issues.

I check a majority of electrical outlets, making sure they are wired properly. I check all ground fault circuit interrupt (GCFI) outlets for proper operation for your families safety.

I do a visual inspection of viewable plumbing, checking for leaks past or present.

I inspect the AC condensing units to provide you with important information about the brand, its age, its capacity, serial number, and any recommended maintenance. This will be on the report for future reference.

I walk the grounds of the property, doing a visual inspection. Items I am looking at include: drainage, landscaping growth, siding, gutters, power lines, and many other areas of possible concern.

I perform an ASHI standard visual inspection of a furnace to determine if it needs to be further looked at by a HVAC professional. I will also inspect the air filter condition.

When it is safe to do so, I enter the attic space. I look for water leaks and possible mold presence. I also check for rodent intrusions and the quality and level of visible insulation.

I check the heating and air conditioning temperatures to make sure they are within standards. This can help me decide if further evaluation is needed by an HVAC Professional.


I was referred to use David for my home inspection. I will say this, he definitely knows his stuff. Took his time on the inspection, and made sure I understood everything he found and how to address it.
— Jack R.
David was available the next day at a time convenient for me. I was in a time crunch, but he got my inspection done quickly. I feel he was very thorough and knowledgeable. Would gladly recommend him.
— Liam B.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does an inspection take?

There is no set/defined time. Every home is different, so there will be different amounts of time needed for each location. I do allow, and welcome clients to shadow me as we go along. As a rough guide, an inspection on a 2000 sq. ft. home takes 2-3 hours. A 4000 sq. ft. home takes 3-4 hours. I want to do the best job that I can for you, so I never watch the clock.

Is there a contract involved ?

Yes. A copy of the contract is here on my site. Please read it thoroughly prior to the inspection. It must be signed by you, or your agent, before the inspection is started.

What forms of payment do you accept ?

I accept cash, credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, or Quick Pay. I do not accept checks. Payment is due at the end of the inspection.

What if I have questions, days, weeks, months after the inspection ?

Glad you are asking this question. I am all about building relationships with my clients. It is my goal to provide service long after the inspection. I will be there for you if you have questions about the inspection, or if something has broken 2 months after your purchase, and you need help. If I can help you as a handyman, I will. If it requires a licensed professional, I have a list of vetted trades people that I can easily connect you with. These professionals have a list of satisfied customers. They provide exceptional customer service. Please don’t ever hesitate to call me within my business hours.

How should I take action to address the items found on your inspection report ?

If there are small repairs to be made, I would be happy to help you myself. If a professional is needed, I can connect you with a list of qualified professionals who can advise and assist you in addressing those issues.



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