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Cardinal Home Inspections LLC

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North Charleston, SC 29410


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Russell Boltin

The property buying process doesn't need to be stressful and complicated. Choosing a qualified, honest, and experienced real estate inspector can give you the knowledge and confidence you need to make sound real estate purchasing decisions. At Cardinal Home Inspections, our comprehensive inspections and commitment to honesty and accuracy bring peace of mind to every client.

At Cardinal Home Inspections, we take the time to do the job right. We spend time with you, clearly explaining our findings, giving you real answers that can help you make the right decision. We understand how important a real estate purchase is to you. Once our thorough inspection is complete. We don't consider a job to be complete until all of your questions are answered. At Cardinal, we don't answer to anyone but you. We do not have any personal relationships with real estate agencies, mortgage brokers, or anyone involved in the real estate industry. We are completely independent. This is how we can honestly say that we operate with Integrity. To us it's a way of life.

Our inspectors are not only experienced construction, appliance, plumbing, and electrical inspectors, they are great communicators. Our professional inspectors are friendly, approachable, and well-spoken. Call us today and experience the difference for yourself. (843) 832-5740.


SC License# 1223, ASHI Member# 243769, NACHI, NHIE, AND CTAR. Licensed Electrician & Certified Mold Inspector


Let us at Cardinal help you to become familiar with your new home and answer any questions or concerns that you may have. Our mission is to surpass any expectations that you have about your home inspection and report. Call Rodney today.

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Russell did such a great job inspecting my home. He was thorough and provided explanations of every image taken so I could be reassured the criticality of each inspection result. I would highly recommend him!
- K.C., April 2021
Thanks for the detailed report. Appreciate your timeliness and getting the job done for us!
- B.S., April 2021
Russell came highly recommended by our realtor and was "as advertised"! Very responsive, and flexible as our inspection date had changed multiple times. I would highly recommend Russell for anyone looking for inspection services. Anthony Merlino & Family
- A.M., April 2021
Russell was truly a professional. Got started right away, kept me in the loop the entire time. Explained details, the report was accurate and very thorough!! If I ever need another home inspection done, he's the person I'm calling!
- P.K., April 2021
Russell was amazing. He took his time to go over every part of our house we plan to purchase. He kept us involved the entire time when he found something concerning and made sure we understood the time frame in which it'd need to be addressed once we were the official owners. We would 100% recommend him to any person looking to buy a home.
- J.S., April 2021
He is so thorough! The absolute best!
- L.R., February 2021
Russell is always very thorough and does a great job explaining everything. I would highly recommend him to inspect any house! 5-stars!!
- B.H., September 2020
Great job Russell! Very professional and detailed.
- J.S., March 2020
Russell is the epitome of professional! He is always on time and his reports are thorough and well presented. I would highly recommend him for all your residential inspections.
- L.P., Charleston SC, March 2020
very thorough, and happy to explain findings. Very professional! Thank you!
- A.K., October 2019
Helpful and thorough, great at answering questions!
- B.M., October 2019
Russell “Russ” is hands down the BEST home inspector in Charleston! He’s very prompt, personable and professional. He’s extremely knowledgeable, pays very close attention to detail, and always looks out for the very best interest of his customers. Cardinal Home Inspections will forever have my business and will always be the first company that I recommend to my clients. Thank you for the excellent customer service Russ! Cardinal is very fortunate to have you as a part of their team!
- A.C., October 2019
Nice jobs done and I thank the company for sending someone with a little knowledge. Thank you
- C.W., Goose Creek SC, September 2019
Russell is always professional, very friendly and personable. He does a very thorough inspection. Always willing to have the client call him with any questions. I highly recommend Russell.
- S.C., Goose Creek SC, August 2019
Thanks for making everything clear and understandable, Russell ! Your thoroughness is much appreciated.
- M.R., August 2019
Russell is on time, courteous, Knowledgeable and gets the inspection reports done the next day if not the same evening. In my real estate business it is important that I can recommend an inspector that I can trust for my clients.
- L.P., Charleston SC, July 2019
Russell was very thorough with the inspection and explain each area to us clearly and answered any questions we had!
- M.A., May 2019
Russell?s report and explanations were extremely detailed, leaving us more educated about our new property. We will definitely call him again when we make future home purchases.
- C.B., May 2019
Russell Boltin did an excellent inspection. I am very pleased with everything!
- L.S., Bayonne NJ, May 2019
Incredible pictures and attention to detail. I would recommend him to everyone, he knows what to look for and has great understanding of what he is doing. Inspection was done and uploaded within a day. I would personally hire him again.
- D.S., March 2019
Russell was super cool, friendly and thorough. I'd be sure to recommend/request him for a future inspection
- D.K., March 2019
Extremely professional, willing to answer any questions, very informative. Explained things in a way easy to understand. Definitely recommend.
- P.W., March 2019
The entire process was quick, easy, and professional. My realtor recommended Cardinal, and I was very pleased with the service. Russ was professional, on time, and very friendly. He explained everything about the process and answered any questions I had. I will absolutely recommend this company to anyone needing their services and will use them again in the future.
- A.W., March 2019
Russell is a very thorough inspector! Super friendly & went over everything before I left the house. Highly recommend!
- B.E., February 2019
Russ is one of the best in the business, and is as thorough as any inspector I've ever used. I highly recommend using him.
- A.H., January 2019
Russell was very professional, and we felt he did a thorough job. He took time to explain in detail the report, and answered all our questions. I would recommend him.
- B.H., November 2018
I was very pleased with Russell's thoroughness, attention to detail, & ability to relay his findings in an easy-to-understand fashion.
- M.P., October 2018
Great experience for my clients, would like to work with him again.
- K.D., August 2018
Being a long distance from the house to be inspected, I needed to trust Russell to do a complete and thorough inspection. Well, it was quite thorough with detailed observations and marked pictures to display his findings. His comments were explained well, and we appreciated his recommendations. His report was written in a way that I felt like I was there. Excellent, work, Russell! Thank you very much.
- J.Y., July 2018
Pleasure to work with. Very thorough. Will definitely recommend to friends and family.
- D.B., July 2018
Very infomative and thorough answers to my questions. The seller was present which was a little awkard but Russ worked smoothly with all of us. No doubt we'd use him again, In fact, I'm looking at an investiment property and will call Russ to inspect it prior to purchase,
- R.C., July 2018
Absolutely awesome at what he does! Very thorough and took his time to explain.
- D.S., July 2018
We found Russell to be professional, personable, and extremely thorough in his inspection. We are very pleased with his performance.
- J.P., July 2018
Russell seemed knowledgeable and thorough. In addition, he was kind and took time to explain, as well as show me, some of his findings. I would definitely recommend him if anyone is looking for a good inspector!
- T.M., Charleston SC, June 2018
Believe you did an excellent job though you were rushed a bit toward the end. You didn't look at the washer & dryer and in the final report you neglected to mention the missing propane tank for the fireplace though you did cite it within your report.
- M.T., June 2018
Incredibly nice, thorough and delivered our inspection report super quickly. Thanks so much!
- K.B., June 2018
Russell always does a great job explaining his findings to the client and does a very thorough inspection. I always recommend Russell! A client just referred him to me which was fantastic!
- C.O., June 2018
Russell was very professional and completed an extremely thorough inspection. I felt that my money was well spent on having him inspect the house. The onsite review of all discrepancies was helpful and the official report arrived much faster than I expected.
- C.K., May 2018
very professional
- J.F., May 2018
We were impressed and appreciative of how thorough the inspection was and received the results almost immediately after. Russell was professional, knowledgeable, and extremely responsive.
- D.S., May 2018
Russell was efficient, thorough, professional and personable. His verbal and written reports were comprehensive and detailed. He made sure that we completely understood everything he inspected and found before we left the property. I would absolutely recommend Russell to anyone!
- B.O., Minnetonka MN, May 2018
Thank you so much for the detailed home inspection report! Excellent job and I would highly recommend Russell!
- M.H., May 2018
Russell was great. He showed up on time, got down to business, and explained his findings thoroughly before he left. I would highly recommend him when needing a home inspection.
- P.K., Summerville SC, April 2018
Russell was absolutely outstanding! As first time homebuyers, he provided us with exceptional service as well as patience through the many questions we had. His detailed answers were thorough but were kept in simple terms to allow for ease of understanding. Highest recommendation for all homebuyers who are getting an inspection done!
- A.G., April 2018
Great job, very thorough and informative.
- R.W., April 2018
He did a very complete job, identified even the minor items that I was able to ask the seller to repair
- M.G., April 2018
Thank you for being so thorough and efficient! Russell was professional, on time, and kind. I was impressed with his extensive knowledge. Would highly recommend.
- M.R., Charleston SC, April 2018
Russell gave me a wonderful detailed report. The pictures were great and showed me exactly what he was referring to. This is the second inspection that I have had done by Russell the first one helped me make the decision to cancel the deal. Wonderful inspector and highly recommeded
- C.W., March 2018
Very thorough inspection. Clearly explained all issues. Would highly recommend!
- B.C., Mt Pleasant SC, March 2018
Russell is very informative and thorough. Gave quality inspection and notices things most of us would not. Highly recommend his services!
- D.M., March 2018
Russell was simply an amazing inspector. The builder and I had already walked the property to look for issues and Russell was able to find several issues that we had missed. Russell also took plenty of time to address any concerns I had and explain all the different aspects of the home. I would absolutely recommend Russell and the Cardinal Home Inspection team to any prospective home buyer.
- J.F., February 2018
Me. Boltin arrived promptly on time and was extremely thorough in his inspection of my new home! I highly recommend their services!
- F.C., February 2018
My recent inspection was the second time I used Russell. He did another outstanding job. He was very thorough and professional. I will definitely use Russell again and will recommend him highly to anyone else looking for a home inspection.
- R.B., February 2018
Russell is the best. He actually did two inspections for me, with the first resulting in me not buying the house due to the significant issues he uncovered. He was very patient with a first time home buyer and explained to me what he was doing and things I should look for. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone purchasing a home.
- K.O., February 2018
Very thorough and clear report - highly recommended.
- T.R., January 2018
Russell's the best!!
- R.D., January 2018
Russell and his partner were extremely thorough. They walked the roof and the crawl space. Took them 2.5 hours and they worked well together. Russell thoroughly summarized the issues and told us what was significant versus what was "normal" wear and tear. He left a card in case we had other questions. I have purchased many investment homes and Russell was knowledgeable, professional and personable. Excellent job!
- M.N., January 2018
Russ, Thanks very much for your detailed work on the inspection. I really appreciate it. It was a pleasure to meet you and work with you, Paul
- P.L., Mount Pleasant SC, January 2018
Though I am a first time home buyer and have never ordered a home inspection prior to now, my realtor (Pam Zibura with Agent owned Realty) and CardinalHI worked together in getting the home inspection done in a very timely and efficient manner. The inspector was very detailed in his findings and pointed out some areas that should required immediate attention. I found the report to be extremely satisfactory. It provides me with what I feel is needed to safely maintain this home as I plan to live here for many years to come. Thank you Russell.
- M.T., November 2017
Did a great job of answering all my questions!
- P.M., Greenville SC, November 2017
Awesome inspection, very thorough and detailed. He explained everything clearly without alarming us.
- P.C., November 2017
I just want to say how great Russell was. He was very professional, thorough, and explain everything he found. He pointed out all the areas of concerns he had and went over his report onsite with me when he completed his report. I'm a GM for a HVAC service company in Boston and understand how difficult it is to find works like Russell. Thank you
- R.S., November 2017
Me and my husband were clueless when finding a home inspector for the house we were considering buying. Our realtor gave us several recommendations and we went with Russell Boltin and we did not regret that decision! He was so thorough and professional. The report was outstanding. He combed the property with a fine tooth comb! If we do not purchase this house, and find another- we will go with Russell Boltin again! I HIGHLY recommend him.
- A.D., October 2017
Russell could not have been any more thorough or professional!! I was nervous to select a home inspector company without any recommendations, but he will forever have mine. I could not be happier with the services provided.
- A.D., October 2017
Very helpful and thorough inspection. Identified the critical items that needed to be discussed with the seller.
- A.R., October 2017
Russell did a though inspection of my home in a timely manner. Thank you Russell, excellent job
- A.T., October 2017
Very thorough job and well-presented in the report. Especially liked the green/yellow categories. Made it easy for us to determine the key issues and generate a list of repair requests for the owners. Thank you!
- T.C., October 2017
Very thorough, and very patient in explaining his findings.
- F.S., September 2017
My home inspection done by Russell Boltin was a very satisfactory experience. He was energetic in his pursuit of finding every possible concern about the status of the property. He explained everything about the process before starting and went into detail about everything he found at the conclusion of the inspection. His home inspection report was organized clearly and had great photos/explanations of the issues/concerns discovered. He was professional and friendly in his interaction with me and gave an impression of great competency.
- E.F., September 2017
Russell did an outstanding job. He was very thorough and explained everything he found in detail and clear language. I have already recommended Cardinal and Russell to a co-worker. I would not hesitate to use Cardinal Home Inspections again should I move.
- A.C., September 2017
Russell was amazing to work with. His inspection report was very detailed and the turn around time was immediate.
- S.C., Hanahan SC, September 2017
After building a home and being sick of contractors in and out. He was a pleasure. He was careful polite and respectful of my home. He was thorough and took more than adequate time to explain everything. My husband is a contractor and just wanted a second look. He didn't miss a thing! Strongly recommend!!
- J.C., Summerville SC, September 2017
Russell is the nicest and most helpful guy any buyers could ever hope to have inspecting their new house!
- C.M., September 2017
Great job. We can take comfort that nothing was missed!
- S.W., Hanahan SC, September 2017
Russel was very professional and thorough, we would definitely recommend/ use in the future. Kyle Eveler
- K.E., September 2017
Russell was very knowledgeable and easy to talk with.
- L.L., August 2017
Thank you so much for the thorough inspection! We really appreciate you explaining everything to us!
- L.S., August 2017
- D.V., Summerville SC, July 2017
Very professional and polite. Thank you for making us feel comfortable with our purchase!
- H.H., July 2017
Russell was very professional, well informed and helpful. We very much appreciated the work he did and his suggestions.
- H.Y., July 2017
Russell was very thorough. He took the time to explain everything he inspected. We will absolutely use Cardinal in the future and will request that Russell be our inspector.
- J.F., July 2017
You did a through job inspecting my clients potential new home.
- C.R., Mt. Pleasant SC, July 2017
Extremely thorough inspection & good walk through of systems, issues, and recommended repairs.
- M.C., July 2017
Thank you so much for being so through! I have already recommended you to everyone I know needing an inspection done!!!
- J.P., Summerville SC, July 2017
I really appreciate the professionalism that he showed with his job. I was wondering if I should have an inspection since the house was new. I am glad that I did have him do the inspection. He found numerious areas that needed to be corrected especially on the roof. It was well worth the cotst to get it done. I would highly recommend an inspection on any house old or new. This is my second time wih Cardinal. John M. Rudowski
- J.R., June 2017
Russ was great. Prompt and professional. He wasted no time in getting to work and was very through and observant. He spent time going over everything he found on his computer in case I had any questions. He didn't rush me through the process and I feel I know all I need to know to move forward! Definitely someone I would recommend! Great Job Russ!!
- S.M., June 2017
Absolutely phenomenal inspector to have. He was very thorough in guiding me through what he was doing and to help me understand why things were being put on the repair list due to the issues it could cause, if not properly addressed, in the near future. He was also very friendly and a pleasure to conversate with during what some may think of as a boring inspection. I highly recommend Mr. Boltin and Cardinal Home Inspection when using your own private inspector and also highly recommend using one in this day in age. Builders like to throw up these houses fast and turn a profit quickly so they're never as thorough as your private inspector will be. Don't hesitate to spend the extra money in having this done or you may regret it a few years down the road when your brand new houses starts having issues that your builder will take no responsibilities for and you have to come up with thousands of dollars out of your own pocket to fix the problem. I give Cardinal Home Inspection and Russell Boltin an A+ for the pride they take in assuring you that your home will be taken care of properly.
- J.B., June 2017
Very friendly, very knowledgeable, very professional. A fair, honest, and logical inspection. This is the first time I've been impressed with a home inspector. I would recommend Russell, and use him again.
- W.V., June 2017
Russell was great - the reports were super detailed and he was extremely thorough. Buying a house, you want him doing your inspection!! Selling a house? Hope you don't get him or you're going to be fixing a bunch of stuff you didn't even know was wrong! :) A+++
- S.W., June 2017
Russ has left everyone of my clients floored with his thorough inspections and how he catches every little thing, Russ is truly an asset to any real estate transaction!
- A.H., May 2017
Extremely thorough; I'm very happy with the inspection overall. Russell took the time to answer any and all questions I had. He has a wealth of knowledge regarding many different aspects of the home.
- B.R., May 2017
Russell did a great job with our home inspection. He was very helpful in documenting issues that we need to address and giving us pointers on how to protect our home from future issues that could arise. I would definitely recommend Russell to anyone who needed a thorough home inspection. Thanks, Stephen Walters
- S.W., May 2017
Russell was very professional and performed a thorough and comprehensive inspection of the property, all of which was compiled in a neat, and easy to read/understand report. Would gladly recommend him to others in need of a home inspection!
- J.R., May 2017
Hi Russell, left you a voicemail after we received the report just to let you know how helpful it was. It was very detailed and simple to read and understand, and the pictures were really helpful. For a first time homebuyer I found the report invaluable and ended up not proceeding with the purchase because of the report. I will definitely request you again in the near future. Thanks, Julie
- J.H., April 2017
Russell is extremely detail oriented and very pleasant to work with. We absolutely recommend him for your inspection needs.
- E.R., April 2017
Russell is a dream inspector. Not only is he energetic and very knowledgeable but he always has a smile and goes beyond to be helpful.
- D.M., April 2017
Russell is very knowledgeable and personable. He explained the process and his findings.
- B.H., April 2017
Arrived on time and did a very thorough check of the property and explained everything he found and all questions we had. We received the report within a couple hours after the inspection - sooner than expected! Highly recommend Russell!
- C.K., April 2017
Very thorough,checked more than i thought. As a do it yourself i hold my standards high and i appreciated the way you conducted the inspection as this is a large financial decision to make using your opinions to help with that. The technical info was appreciated as most do not understand i do. Thanks for listening to my agent as to the type of individual i am and to what i expect. Jeff Ducote'
- J.D., SUMMERVILLE SC, April 2017
Very thorough,checked more than i thought. As a do it yourself i hold my standards high and i appreciated the way you conducted the inspection as this is a large financial decision to make using your opinions to help with that. The technical info was appreciated as most do not understand i do. Thanks for listening to my agent as to the type of individual i am and to what i expect. Jeff Ducote'
- J.D., SUMMERVILLE SC, April 2017