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1st Inspection Services

Workphone: 513.766.3811
Fax: 513.766.3811

Cincinnati, OH 45219

Richard McKenzie

1st Inspections Services -   Not your ordinary inspection company.
Termite inspections, Radon testing, Well flow and water testing, Septic Dye and inspection, Mold air sampling and surface swabs.
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 Free Recall Chek included with every residential inspection.


Members of NACHI; ASHI; service the Greater Cincinnati areas.


Web based reports, full service inspections. We do the scheduling using your preferences. All reports completed in 24 hours or less. See pricing and sample inspections at:


I would recommend Richard McKenzie to every client.
- M.P., MILFORD OH, January 2022
Richard was very attentive to my concerns & questions. He took the time to explain in detail about what He or I may have found. What needed to be taken care of and why. Suggestions with Reasonings,etc. An Home Inspection is a Must. Don’t Buy w/o One Mr. & Mrs. Nearor
- M.N., September 2020
Richard is the consummate professional. The feedback I get from my clients that use him for their inspections is always very good. I enjoy working with him.
- J.B., July 2020
Richard is very thorough and always does a great job. I will continue to refer him to my clients.
- J.B., July 2020
Richard of 1st Inspection Services Cincinnati provided a through and detailed inspection of the house and property I intend to buy. Following Richard's complete review and report, I now have an accurate detail of exactly what I am getting - the great, the good, and things that need or will need some work. I especially appreciate that Richard provided his in-person feedback specific to my needs: in my case, with an eye to preserving historic details about the property while also maintaining it's structural integrity. I strongly recommend 1st Inspection Services to anyone needing a complete, personalized inspection, at an affordable price.
- K.P., February 2020
Extremely thorough, A+
- D.B., January 2020
Friendly, on time, reasonale prices and knowledgeable!
- M.s., October 2019
Richard McKenzie was professional, prompt, thorough, and easy to work with. I will definitely use 1st Inspection Reports for all my future projects and will request Richard. I highly recommend him. Well done!
- A.M., Glendale OH, August 2019
Absolutely thorough. Very professional and kind. Will recommend to anyone who needs the services. He literally took the time to answer any questions and explain everything to me.
- K.G., June 2019
Richard was fantastic. We will definitely recommend him every chance we get.
- J.W., June 2019
It was a pleasure meeting you today. Thank you for working with my client on this home. We will be calling again. Thank you. Julie Stratman
- J.S., December 2018
My sister and I really enjoyed working with Richard. He is very knowledgeable and pleasant. Looking forward to utilizing his services again!!
- T.M., October 2018
Very knowledgeable. Very responsive. Very helpful! Definitely on my "go to" list of property inspectors.
- C.G., September 2018
Richard is thorough and detailed, yet he explains things in simple terms. Would highly recommend him to do a home inspection.
- D.W., Liberty Township OH, August 2018
As I expected. Richard was professional and very thorough. Very pleased with his services. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an inspection.
- R.J., February 2018
Excellent. Very helpful and I formative.
- J.S., September 2017
Richard was thorough and informative as usual. I will definitely be recommending him to future clients who need an inspection performed.
- J.B., July 2017
Hi Richard, Thank you so much for letting me walk through the inspection with you while you explained everything to me in great detail. Even though I had my children with me; you treated them with the upmost respect as well as giving them tips on how to add the pulleys to the windows and details of how to do the upkeep of the property. You also was very personable with my sons and daughter and gave them a link to an artist about music. Because you were so personable with them it enabled you to find out that loved to do and that they had a heart for music. Thank you for sharing this with them. That was truly awesome and worth mentioning! I would recommend your company to everyone that I know who needs an inspection completed. This was my second inspection within the past month that I have had done with your company. Because I attended the Homeowners class and personally met you we were given a discount of $55. Now that this was my second inspection and because the house was 103 years old, this inspection was a little higher, but you also gave me a discount of $90 for this one. Thank you so much for that, you were very professional, timely and an absolute joy to work with. You absolutely knew what you were talking about. You totally rock! To anyone who is needing an inspection please don't call anyone else, call 1st Inspection Services because they rock! They give you great bright pictures and details of everything about your house and it will also give tips on how to care for your property which will be a huge bonus for me that I will live by once I am the owner of this property. Thanks again Richard!
- B.H., March 2017
Thank you, Richard! I appreciate you taking the time to explain everything to me and answering all of my questions. I'm still puzzled on where that second cat was : )
- J.R., March 2017
Richard does a excellent job explaining items of concern as he inspects the house. We are really pleased with the service 1st inspection services provided and would use them again on other houses we would purchase. The report is also very helpful in bring to mind those items we talked about on the inspection. I especially like the Summary section. Would not hesitate to recommend Richard to our friend and family when purchasing a piece of property that needs to be inspected.
- D.W., Liberty Township OH, September 2016
Richard did an excellent job investigating and considering all possible issues with my property. He was prompt, friendly and very professional. I highly recommend Richard for any property inspection.
- R.S., July 2015
I appreciate the manner in which Richard conducted this home inspection. He explained findings in layman terms where it was easy for me to understand. Richard was very thorough and in my opinion should be highly regarded as a subject-matter expert in his field.
- Y.D., March 2015
Outstanding job.
- J.R., February 2015
Thanks for taking time to answer all of our questions, we really enjoyed learning about our new home from Richard. Appreciate you sharing your knowledge and expertise, and look forward to being your neighbor, too!
- C.W., January 2015
Thanks for providing such good, detailed feedback and for patiently sharing your expertise with me!
- G.T., October 2014
I thought you did a great job!
- T.M., August 2014
Richard was thorough and knowledgable. Great to work with and explained findings very well.
- L.L., August 2014
Richard was a joy to work with. He was extremely knowledgable and willing to answer all my questions. He was very thorough and his comments on the report were easy to understand. The owner was present and he was respectful of her property at all times. I fell like he didn't miss anything.
- V.C., August 2014
Did an awesome job!
- K.B., July 2014
Richard was very knowledgeable and professional. He observed many items overlooked during our initial property investigation. I would highly recommend Richard as a property inspector and would use him for any future property inspections that I may require.
- N.S., July 2014
Thank you sir, if you recall, I commented that you guys are really good
- L.N., February 2014
Richard McKenzie is an excellent inspector. I will refer him to future home buyers. I had never seen an inspection like the way he did it. He explained everything to us while he did the inspection. Sincerely Zeleanor Hayes
- Z.H., February 2014
Highly recommend! Thank you Richard! :-)
- T.C., February 2014
Very thorough. I highly recommend Richard McKenzie with 1st Inspections.
- B.L., January 2014
very prompt and complete work!
- T.D., December 2013
Richard M. did an absolutely thorough inspection ! Would/will gladly recommend him to friends and family ! Thank You
- J.Y., October 2013
Very Friendly and thorough
- P.B., September 2013
The process was simple and educating as he provided answers and solutions for any concerns I raised about the house. The only error that I found in the wrong in the report was the architect type of the house. The house is a Tudor style and not a Cape Cod. Overall, I felt that it was worth my time and money.
- K.F., July 2013
Richard was extremely thorough both in his inspection and in his explanation of things he saw. I felt very comfortable asking him any and every question I could think of. I was very impressed and very happy with the job he did.
- J.S., July 2013
I had a great experience and would recommend Richard to anyone who needs an inspection.
- A.T., June 2013
Richard was very personable when setting up my appointment for the inspection. Ryan, who performed by inspection did a great job. He was very informative and was thorough in his work.
- C.N., May 2013
Richard was very thorough! He came out a day before the inspection to get good pictures before the snow storm. He explained everything very well, and told me exactly what I needed to do to repair items he found. Very good experience! Priscilla Sloan
- P.S., March 2013
Mr. McKenzie was very thorough and personable. He made the inspection painless and I feel very confident in the information he provided. I will definitely recommend his services to anyone that needs an inspection. Thank you so much
- S.D., March 2013
Did an excellent job. Was thorough and knowledgable. He helped us better understand the value in an older house while at the same time pointing out issues that needed to be corrected. We would highly recommend Mr. Mckenzie as a home inspector.
- D.W., Liberty Township OH, November 2012
Great Job once again!
- M.M., October 2012
He was great throughout the whole process
- S.J., Glencoe KY, August 2012
Very pleasant and knowledgable. Took time to discuss what he found and how to go about repairing items.
- A.G., July 2012
A pleasant and very nice man.
- A.M., April 2012
Richard was very knowledgable and thorough during the inspection. There was an instance of the outlets in the kitchen not working, Richard was dilligent in his search to find the GFI reset for the kitchen outlets. He found the reset and checked that all kitchen appliances were functional. Richard was also very professional, friendly, easy to talk to and ask questions of. I would definitely recommend him.
- J.J., April 2012
Always does a good job and sends reports back in a timely manor. Will definitely use his services again.
- M.P., March 2012
Thank you very much for the timely and professional inspection. It was a pleasure working with you and look forward to working with you again. Jim Crowl Sibcy Cline
- J.C., May 2011
I was very pleased with the inspector. He wasn't pushing and allowed me to ask many questions. He answered all my questions completely.
- M.B., May 2011
Richard was extremely knowledgeable and very helpful with my first experience with a home inspection as a home buyer. The inspection process went very smoothly and I learned a lot of valuable information from him about home maintenance and repairs.
- S.G., May 2011
Thank you! Very thorough inspection. Kept us informed on the whole process, by telling us step by step what he was looking at. Very nice.
- R., April 2011
Highly recommend their services and very informative for the home buyer. Steve S
- S.S., April 2011
Al was great!
- G.H., Morrow OH, April 2011
Great job!
- C.D., April 2011
1st Inspection Services was very thorough inspection. They identified positive and negative aspects of the home and taught me a great deal about home maintenance.
- C.D., April 2011
We appreciate how thorough Richard McKenzie was in our home inspection.
- C.H., March 2011
I always recommend Richard and First Inspections!!! Very dependable and trustworthy. My clients are always satisfied and that is the heart of my business! Thanks, Lori :)
- L.S., WestChester OH, January 2011
Very thorough and informative inspection with excellent follow up report and documentation provided same day. Would not hesitate to recommend to others. Thank you Richard.
- K.M., January 2011
Al was very thorough and provided several tips and suggestions to maximize use of the home. Very detailed inspection report with tons of relevant pictures. I would certainly recommend the services of 1st Home Inspection to anyone who asks.
- R.B., December 2010
I thought he was conscientious and thorough. The report looks complete, and was easy to read. Lots of pictures made it clear. One improvement would be to start new items on a new page. Most started on a page with a picture from the previous comment. It was easy for me to generate a "to do" list using his report.
- T.R., November 2010
Richard, We really appreciate the time and attention to detail that you gave our home inspection. We feel very confident that we are not missing any potential problems and you have certainly helped us with some ideas of how to remedy some of the smaller items.
- R.S., September 2010
was on time and well prepaired. full of information and thorough.
- B.G., August 2010
Richard was fantastic today at our home inspection. He was friendly, helpful, and very professional. He gladly walked me through the inspection while he was performing it, pointing out minor cosmetic repairs and telling me how to fix them. He was also able to refer other professional for more specialized work, for the chimney and other structural work. I would definitely recommend 1st Inspection Services.
- J.S., August 2010
Richard was great to deal with. He made the inspection fun and informative. His knowledge base of homes is incredible. He answered every question with confidence. I learned a lot during the inspection and am more comfortable buying this home. I would highly recommend Richard to anyone who asks.
- B.T., July 2010
Richard was very courteous,professional,and very informative. He answered all of our questions and concerns. Richard did an excellent job and we would highly recommend him to our family and friends. Thanks again Richard Randall and Katherine Stockman
- R.S., June 2010
Great job, findings were a big help to our decision whether or not to move foreward with our purchase. Thank you
- C.C., Milford OH, June 2010
Richard, Thanks for getting me in to do these inspections at such a busy time! Debra
- D.W., Beavercreek OH, April 2010
Richard and Michael did an excellent job. I would recommend them to anyone that would like a complete and accurate report. Thanks for taking the time to go over everything! Dave and Dawn Janson
- D.J., March 2010
Thanks for all your effort, support, timeliness and know how. We'd never hesitate to recommend your company. Sincerely, B. Johnson
- B.J., February 2010
Richard was extremely professional from start to finish while on site. He was thorough in his inspection and took the time to explain any concerns of ours. He was very timely in putting our reports online and emailing them to us. Most importantly, he was ABSOLUTELY accessible after the inspection to me and our realtor. He answered our calls on Christmas day!!! You should consider him one of the best in your crew. Because of his and Kal's professionalism and attention to detail, we will highly recommend 1st insepection services. Jon Sanchez
- J.S., January 2010
Richard,thanks for the thorough inspection you preformed on the property on Fiesta Ct. You checked out everything above what I expected.Thanks again for the professional way you preformed your job Willard & Margaret Buettner
- W.B., December 2009
Richard,thanks for the thorough inspection you preformed on the property on Fiesta Ct. You checked out everything above what I expected.Thanks again for the professional way you preformed your job Willard & Margaret Buettner
- W.B., December 2009
Thanks Richard for everything we appreciate how thorough you were in the report and the time you took with us. Thanks Brandi
- D.B., December 2009
We were very pleased with our inspection. We felt the inspector was very thorough and explained everything in great detail.
- W.P., November 2009
Great JOB Appreciate the effort you put into the inspection and report.
- C.C., November 2009
Al did a tremendous job. He was very informative and precise on the inspection. I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks. Aaron
- A.E., November 2009
Richard was very complete in everything he inspected. He took his time to make sure everything was inspected to the best of his abilities. He was very friendly, and open to discuss the problems he saw. I would gladly recommend him to anyone needing a home inspection.
- N.F., September 2009
Richard-Thank you for professional inspection performed on Gray Road. I look forward to the oppportunity to work with you on the next inspection.
- G.H., Morrow OH, September 2009
Richard, Thanks so much for being thorough and for being so professional.
- T.M., June 2009
very thorough and knowledgable; curteous and helpful
- R.S., Cincinnati OH, June 2009
Inspector was very thorough and honest with his findings.
- D.C., May 2009