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Kris Hutchins

Kris Hutchins comes to MWH with years of experience in the architectural salvage and construction industries.  His career in both of these trades has equipped him with a uniquely well-rounded perspective and a full understanding of a building's complete lifespan.  Not only has he built beautiful custom homes from foundation to finish carpentry, he's also managed the piece-by-piece hand deconstruction and salvage of all types of structures from turn-of-the-century mansions to historic industrial buildings.  Kris graduated top of his class from the American Society of Home Inspectors School of Western Washington and holds national and Washington State home inspector certifications.
Kris's professional experience includes:
- Custom home construction, interior furnishings and furniture design and fabrication
- Former senior project manager for a leading Washington architectural salvage and deconstruction firm
- 160 classroom hours at the ASHI School of Western Washington
- 120+ hours of rigorous MWH associate inspector training

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WA State Home Inspector Lic. #2010. Graduate of ASHI School of Western Washington.


Kris Hutchins is equipped with a unique understanding of a building's complete lifespan gleaned from experience in the architectural salvage and construction industries. He holds national and Washington State home inspector certifications.


Kris was very attentive to detail. He was thorough to the inspection and explained to detail whenever he found an issue that needed remedy. I would highly recommend Kris for your home inspection.
- M.K., May 2022
Kris arrived to the site on time and patiently explained to us each and every issue/ details after the inspection. He also educated us where we need to pay attention and where we don’t need to worry about. Very pleasant to work with overall and highly recommend ????
- J.L., May 2022
The best home inspector & inspection we ever had. Very professional and friendly gentleman.
- B.B., April 2022
Kris was super helpful and and very friendly!
- S.S., March 2022
Kris is great at what he does. He is not only knowledgeable about his job, he is extremely polite, very thorough, very humble and kind. I was very satisfied with the home inspection he did at my house. I would recommend him any time. Josephine M
- J.M., March 2022
Mr Hutchins was very professional and respectful when he came to check my home out for any problem areas in the construction of my home before my 1 year warranty runs out. l. He documented what he found with pictures and left little stickers to help the people coming to correct any defiance. I would highly recommend him to inspect other homes, he was very thorough. Joyce Keller
- J.K., Mt Vwrnon WA, February 2022
Kris was responsive, respectful and considerate. He was easy to work with, took care during the inspection, and explained his findings to us in an understandable and pragmatic way. Overall a great experience.
- K.B., February 2022
Kris was very polite and professional. he spent a lot of time and looked at things that I would have never thought of. I would recommend him to anybody in need of his services anytime.
- D.M., January 2022
It is such a pleasure encountering a service provider who is courteous, friendly, professional but congenial and funny. Well, that would be Kris Hutchins! When Kris arrived (EARLY! ??), he immediately began walking the exterior of our property and surveying the roof from the ground, not wasting a moment of time. Whenever Kris needed access to a room of the house, he was mannerable and ensured my family didn't feel uncomfortable with his presence whilst in their personal spaces. He was thorough, quiet and even cleaned up after himself! Kris' report was insightful, straightforward and detail oriented. It did not deviate from the information that Kris shared with us after the inspection, provided us with a deeper understanding of the true condition of the home that we were preparing to purchase and a guide for scheduling routine maintenance throughout. Kris is truly a ROCK STAR and you can't go wrong with him as your inspector!! The Renton, WA Multi-Generational Family
- V.S., Renton WA, December 2021
Kris performed 2 inspections at our future house . Not only that he inspected the house in detail, but also spent some time to explain every single finding and proposed potential solutions to some problems he found, incredible communicator. He followed up with a documented report at the end of the day. Can't recommend him enough, amazing!!!
- D.J., November 2021
Kris was very conscientious and considerate of my new home. He did a really good job explaining what he found and followed up with the report at the end of his day. Overall, he was just great.
- M.G., October 2021
Thinking about buying another house just to get another inspection from Kris. 11/10 would recommend
- S.W., October 2021
Kris was incredibly personable and knowledgeable. I am a first time home buyer with limited knowledge on what to look for during an inspection. He answered all of my questions and even pointed out some that I should be aware of in the future. He made me feel extremely at ease. Not to mention, he is very funny!
- L.C., August 2021
- C.P., August 2021
Kris arrived promptly, was very professional and provided the inspection report onnthe same day. I would highly recommend him.
- C.W., July 2021
Kris was efficient, thorough, knowledgeable and very friendly. I appreciated that Kris approached his inspection of the house we are looking to purchase as though it WAS our house and therefore shared everything we would need/want to know about it's condition. So grateful for Kris and his time and expertise!
- L.E., June 2021
Kris is very professional, and did great inspection job at a property I am purchasing. His analysis is very thorough and detailed. He spent a few hours to inspect the house, and also explained everything to me. Not just that, in his inspection report, he put altogether of the problems he found, and also give some suggestions. I plan to use it as a guideline to fix all the problems. I really appreciate his work. Defiantly I would recommend him to my friends.
- A.L., June 2021
Wow! I was very impressed by Kris. As a real estate agent, I work with a lot of inspectors and he really stood out. 1) My client (buyer, experienced investor) actually selected Kris because she had seen one of his very thorough and detailed reports presented as a pre-inspection on a home and thought it was very thorough. 2) I met Kris for the first time at the inspection and thought he did a very thoughtful and patient job of explaining his findings to the buyer in a way that put the scope of the problem and potential fixes into perspective. I felt that we were in very good hands and he has just earned himself a spot on the list of inspectors I will be happy to recommend!
- E.C., June 2021
Kris was wonderful to work with. He did a pre-inspection for us when we were considering a property and a formal inspection of a different property when we were under contract. Kris was able to give us an overview very quickly that allowed us to have a general idea of what issues were more urgent and others that were less serious and could be fixed later. We had many questions being unfamiliar with some aspects of older homes, and he was patient and considerate while explaining things to us. A detailed formal report was available the day after our call that included photos and in-depth explanations and descriptions. Overall, our experience was excellent, and we will definitely work with Kris in the future.
- A.B., June 2021
We would recommend Kris to anyone who wants to purchase a house without regretting it! We were referred to Kris by our realtor and were really grateful. Kris is really the best inspector and such a nice person. He is very thorough and is willing to take the time it takes to explain the issues he sees and make sure you understand it all. We learnt so much through the multiple inspections we did with him (it is a tough market!!). When we finally got our house, Kris highlighted important issues, but always provided us with possible action plans. It really helped because only having a list of issues can be super overwhelming and counterproductive. His feedback helped us prioritizing the work to do and gave us some clarity. With the report in hand and Kris' comprehensive explanations, we feel better equipped to take care of our first house. Thank you Kris!
- M.V., April 2021
A consummate professional, with a genuine and generous demeanor that can't be faked. We were truly blessed to have his expert eye assess our future home, and couldn't be more thankful to have been in such great hands. Rod & Elodie
- R.L., March 2021
We were lucky to have Kris inspect multiple properties for us during our home buying process. He was always prompt, thorough, and helpful in explaining any issue he found with the property. Beyond being an effective inspector, Kris was always friendly and an absolute pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Kris to anyone!
- S.L., March 2021
Kris was very informative throughout the inspection. Kris is very personable, easy to understand and communicates well. I highly recommend using Kris to complete a home inspection.
- J.C., March 2021
It was a pleasure working with Kris for our home inspection. He arrived at the appointed time, introduced himself and explained what he would be doing. He was very professional throughout the process: Wearing the required mask, asking about shoe covering, asking if he could enter a room, if he could look at or run an appliance ETC. After he'd finished the inspection he sat down with us to explain the main points of concern that he'd found and how he felt that they would impact out home sale. He was so friendly and easy going !!!! We felt that he was very through in his inspection that we plan on using him to inspect our new home!!
- F.R., January 2021
Kris was very thorough and knowledgeable. I was very satisfied with his work as a home inspector.
- S.F., December 2020
I am a new real estate agent, and I was pleased with Kris's work. He was transparent and made all major issues clear. His report was detailed and highlighted all the important concerns. I will be sure to recommend him again. Thank you!
- L.C., December 2020
Kris was great! He was very thorough which I appreciated a bunch since it's my 1st home. He answered all my questions that I had and gave me some tips and tricks on how to fix items. Kris was also hilarious and had wonderful witty banter with me in the morning like we were newscasters! Awesome job. 12/10 stars.
- J.M., November 2020
Kris was professional, detail oriented and well equipped for the job at hand. Whatever little mess Kris made from his inspection process he cleaned and left no traces of his presences. I strongly recommend Kris for anyone who is seeking a thorough and professional inspection.
- C.C., October 2020
Kris was very efficient in assessing our future home and saw a lot of details we had not noticed. He was great at explaining each element, showing us the pictures, and offering tips on how to repair them easily on our own. He was very reassuring, professional, and friendly. I would recommend him to anyone! Thank you Kris!
- M.H., September 2020
Kris was very thorough and I would definitely recommend him. I definitely will try to use him for future needs.
- B.H., September 2020
Kris was the best house inspector we've ever used! He checked EVERYTHING, going well beyond any inspections we've ever had in the past. He crawled through the tiny old crawl spaces, went through the super tiny attic space, thoroughly checked the roof, siding, plumbing, electrical, used water meters on the walls and floors, and checked everywhere else possible. He also explained everything well, and sent us a 72 page report with complete pictures and explanations. The knowledge helped us negotiate an even better asking price, and sets us up with information on how to tackle issues going forward. Money very well spent. Thanks Kris!
- M.B., September 2020
A comprehensive inspection by a really great guy. You definitely get your monies worth. Timely, excellent report which helped us greatly with our new home and negotiating follow-up repairs with builder. Kris you are special and a very Skilled professional.
- C.H., Mount Vernon WA, July 2020
What sets Kris apart is not simply his being knowledgeable and trustworthy, but also his excellent communication skills! We met Kris at our new house at the end of his inspection and he gave us a verbal rundown of all of the important points of our home inspection report, which was followed up shortly thereafter with the detailed written report. I appreciated that in all forms of communication Kris used words and terminology that even I, a not-particularly-handy-person, could understand. And he did this with respect and grace. An inspector’s job is to find things that are wrong, and no one likes to be the recipient of bad news, yet even when delivering this, his words and tone were thoughtful and kind. He happily answered all of our questions, told us we could reach out to him with any more questions (which we did), and he answered those with patience and grace, too. If you’re on the fence about who to hire as an inspector, look no further. With Kris you have found a true alley.
- M.D., July 2020
Kris did a great job! He produced a comprehensive report with lots of photos marked up with arrows to show the exact area of concern or specific issue noted in the narrative. His descriptions are easy to understand and offer clear remediation steps. He calls out what level of skill is needed and even what types of materials should be used to address each deficiency. The inspection was thorough and efficient. Kris is personable and knowledgeable. He answered all of my questions eagerly. I like a guy who gets excited about crawl spaces!
- B.K., May 2020
Kris produced a very thorough a detailed report within 24 hours of having completed the inspection.
- M.B., May 2020
Kris was quick, friendly, and efficient during his inspection. He was especially accommodating and considerate since my inspection had to happen during the Covid-19 pandemic.
- J.R., May 2020
I was extremely impressed by Kris' thoroughness and exactness to detail! I felt like he went through the house with a fine-toothed comb, catching every small detail, down to small cracks and nails. This was extremely helpful to know exactly what we would be dealing with as homeowners. He was very friendly and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for an inspection!
- B.P., April 2020
Kris was great in less than ideal circumstances of COVID. He explained things in detail and went into further detail with each question we had. It was nice to get his professional perspective of the property. We would gladly recommend him!
- R.L., April 2020
Detailed and articulate report. Kris also took the time to explain in terms I can understand what his findings were. Great guy and will recommend to friends and family.
- D.S., March 2020
Kris was a consummate professional - his work and resulting report were highly thorough. He was also very personable and patient in discussing his findings and answering my questions during the inspection. My experience working with him not could have been any better. Thank you, Kris.
- W.C., March 2020
I found Kris to be very knowledgeable, polite, thorough, and I appreciate how he took the extra time to explain what he was doing and what his findings meant and more importantly, why they were documented. All expectations were set up front and were met. I would highly recommend this inspector.
- D.B., March 2020
The best job of any professional I've ever hired to do anything.
- R.S., February 2020
Very satisfied and will use Kris’ home inspection service again. Kris provided a thorough inspection. Every important point was explained in details on site with pictures shown. Report was elaborate, but clear and easy to read.
- D.L., February 2020
Kris was incredibly helpful, friendly, and willing to take the time to talk us through the entire process and his recommendations. He did a thorough job and was flexible on scheduling and working with us to find a time that worked with our schedule.
- J.W., January 2020
Kris was an absolute dream to work with. He was happy to accommodate our scheduling needs by working with our quick turnaround time. His actual work was detailed and thorough; I have confidence that he performed a solid inspection. He hung around after the inspection to present his initial findings and answer the myriad of questions we had. Our final report was delivered that evening and elaborated on our discussions from that morning. I can't compliment Kris enough. Every aspect of partnering with his was smoother than I could have imagined. Home buying can be stressful, but Kris is one thing you won't have to worry about. 10/10!
- K.W., January 2020
He's a great inspector. And he explains a lot. And he sends really good information on his reports.
- J.E., September 2019
Kris was incredibly thorough in his inspection of our new home and was able to articulate clearly any areas needing maintenance or further attention as we proceed in the homebuying process. Kris' scope of knowledge is evident in his exhaustive report and his friendly, approachable demeanor made the entire process both informative and enjoyable. Thank you Kris!
- A.J., September 2019
Kris was VERY thorough! I have been a part of 4 home inspections in my life and I can easily say that Kris is the BEST!! I will definitely be using him for any future real estate transactions where his keen eye and attention to the littlest detail is needed. Thank you Kris, for keeping our family and our future homes safety as your number 1 priority!
- J.J., September 2019
Would absolutely recommend.
- Y.O., August 2019
Knows his stuff-would highly recommend to anyone needing a home inspection.
- C.F., July 2019
Kris was extremely thorough in the inspection and we received a detailed report with images. We were on site during the inspection and we were able to sit down with Kris after his inspection to discuss what he found. He was able to provide pictures, point out some of the specifics in person, and share industry standards/recommendations for changes and maintenance moving forward. As first time home buyers, we especially appreciated his educational approach and feel like we learned so much - that will inform our purchase but also how we'll take care of our home for years to come.
- K.K., July 2019
Prepared, on time, skilled with exceptional communications skills with clients. As a Realtor, Of the 15+ inspections we've done through him, I am impressed with the quality, narrative and imaging presented in the inspection report itself. I have yet to see one comparable to Kris's documents. Our clients have high expectations. Kris meets those criteria and represents a key person in our overall business.
- S.I., Kirkland WA, July 2019
We LOVED Kris! He was super knowledgeable and very efficient. I'm so glad we picked him for our first home inspection (he was highly recommended by our real estate agent). Not only did he do such a thorough inspection but was willing to go over the big-picture things with us in person. He eased our worries and was honest and smart. Thanks Kris! -Lilly and Nate, Duvall, WA :-)
- L.S., July 2019
Kris did a very meticulous inspection and took the time to answer all our questions. Very happy with his service!
- S.M., June 2019
Kris, thank you so much! We have a big "to do" list with the house, but all achievable. I may have a question down the road, but will do as much as possible myself outside of the major professional work. Again, thank you so much for the detailed report and pictures. This will allow me to go 1 by 1 and prioritize. Cheers!
- B.F., June 2019
Kris is prompt, courteous, thorough (very thorough), detailed and kind. Kris arrived early and started work on the outside of the house prior to the appointment. He is very polite and willing to answer any questions I had regarding how certain things work in the house. He inspected a new construction for us and still managed to find very small details that need to be addressed by a very good builder. His inspection is detailed in descriptions and every item is shown with a set of pictures. The items he discovered and identified which I could request the builder to fix worth way beyond the inspection fee!
- J.C., May 2019
Kris was extremely detail oriented and explained his findings and opinions with clarity. I would highly recommend Kris and his team to my friends and would use them again in the future.
- J.F., May 2019
Kris was incredibly helpful, patient, and willing to answer my questions. I would definitely recommend him to others.
- E.H., March 2019
Kris was great! He came out last minute, was very thorough, and was also very kind. And his pricing was reasonable. I would definitely recommend him.
- J.D., March 2019
Wishing I could leave 11 stars for this fine individual. I never have any qualms whatsoever recommending Kris for a home inspection, knowing that he is thorough, effective, and has an excellent "bedside manner," if you will. He can explain to a layperson why something is a big issue, or if something that has caught the buyer's eye why it may not be the problem they assume it is, approximately the work involved in remedying said issues and what buyers should expect over the next few years in terms of life of different systems/roofs/decks/plumbing, etc. He's also just an overall, very kind person and someone who I'm always grateful to see, knowing my clients are in the most excellent, capable hands. 11 stars!
- C.N., March 2019
Kris came highly recommended from a coworker of mine and after working with him, it was no surprise why. He was highly knowledgeable, personable, and did a great job explaining everything to us during our walk through. His report was very thorough and easy to understand, which gave us a lot of confidence moving forward. I highly recommend Kris and would gladly work with him again.
- R.B., March 2019
Chris is Efficient, thorough, funny, and patient!
- M.P., January 2019
Thorough inspection with great notes and explanation.
- L.B., January 2019
Best home inspector I have the chance to work with, Very thorough.
- E.W., January 2019
Kris is a true professional with a very delightful demeanor. The inspection was extremely thorough and I know that Kris will be there for me if I run into any issues after I submit my inspection report to the builder. It was a pleasure doing business with you, Kris. Thank you!
- J.D., January 2019
Kris was very thorough in finding all the issues and was very clear about what needed to be fixed. He also provided a great lesson on the various maintenance items I should do on an ongoing basis. He answered questions as I negotiated the final purchase agreement. He provided directions and photos in some cases to help me understand the issue. Everything was prompt and courteous.
- A.K., November 2018
Professional, kind, patient, personable, thorough...... Kris is a delight to work with!
- R.K., October 2018
Kris was very professional. He arrived promptly, provided our client with a detailed report and made himself available any time that our client had any questions or needed clarification. We would absolutely recommend Kris to any of our clients for future inspection needs. Thank you Kris!
- A.M., October 2018
Kris was punctual, fast, kind, and efficient. It was a pleasure to work with him!
- R.C., September 2018
Kris was great! Friendly, courteous, and professional all the way. We had a time crunch that left us needing an inspector within 24 hours. Kris moved his schedule around for us and never made us feel like we were an inconvenience. We will absolutely recommend him to friends and family who need the services of a home inspector.
- M.W., September 2018
Kris is excellent. He is very thorough in his inspections and had a very detail written report along with pictures ready for us to review very quickly. In addition, Kris pointed out both minor and any larger concerns in person as we were present for most of the inspection. We highly recommend Kris and will use him for any future home purchases should we need an inspector.
- J.M., September 2018
The very best!
- R.S., August 2018
Thorough, made great recommendations, and most importantly Kris made great conversation throughout the inspection.
- G.B., August 2018
Kris did a great job inspecting our new construction. He carefully explained what he was looking for and gave tips on future maintenance. His write up was clear and useful for a follow up meeting with our builder.
- J.E., July 2018
Kris was very thorough and explained all my questions. I feel as though Kris is very knowledgeable which showed me he really loves his work. His report is very easy to read and covers a lot of detail about the home I am purchasing.
- T.S., June 2018
I cannot recommend Kris highly enough for a home inspection! Below is a quick overview of why. 1. Detail: Kris was thorough during both the inspection and the write-up. His level of detail was much higher than the seller's inspection and allowed me to negotiate seller credit for some necessary repairs. 2. Patience: Kris spent hours on my inspection (and the home was not huge). He was efficient, but took any extra time he needed to explain his findings to me. I never felt that he was rushing or eager to move on to the next project. 3. Timeliness: While Kris took his time with me and the house, he then turned around and got the report back to me in less than 12 hours without sacrificing quality of the report. Again, this allowed me to negotiate with the seller before signing. In today's fast-paced market, every hour makes a difference. 4. Humor and friendliness: Kris will keep you chuckling throughout the process. He obviously enjoys his job and it shows! Thanks again! Will tell all my friends and family.
- K.G., April 2018
Kris is thorough and organized. Perhaps even more importantly, my clients enjoy being around him. He is patient with all their questions and takes his time. He is extremely personable, while also being completely professional.
- A.M., Seattle WA, April 2018
Kris was excellent and very detailed in examining my own house as well as explaining conditions that I needed to be made aware of. As I am considering selling and wanted to be prepared prior to listing. I am a Real Estate Broker and have been in residential sales since 1974. Definitely will be referring Kris to future Buyers and Sellers. ~Craig Purfeerst Windermere Real Estate 206.714.1241
- R.P., December 2017
Kris is wonderful! He answered all of our questions throughout the inspection and was super thorough. Can't recommend enough.
- J.F., November 2017