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1st Choice Property Inspections, LLC

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Tupelo, MS 38801

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Chesley Ruff CPI, Certified Master Inspector

Reasonable Rates
Home Buyer Inspections
Re-Inspection Services
Seller/ Pre-Sale Inspections
Post-Rental Inspections for Landlords
Annual Home Maintainence Inspections
11th Month Home Warranty Inspections
Commercial Inspections
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Certified by The MHIB Lisc. #0631 and The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors # 15010823


I offer reasonable rates and inspect properties 7 days a week because I enjoy what I do. Read my feedback and learn what my customers think. As your Inspector, we will share a common interest- your knowledge and peace of mind. Call me!

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Mr. Ruff is a very friendly, professional, and highly competitive home inspector. I strongly recommend him for home inspection. He treated me like a friend. A day before home inspection he contacted me to see if there were any specific areas, I wanted him to focus on. Before releasing an official report, he phoned me again and explained the inspection procedure in detail, also pinpointed specific findings and their solutions. His report was excellent. His analysis helped me decide confidently to make my investment in the right place. If you are planning to buy a house, I would highly recommend you get your home inspection from Mr. Ruff. Sincerely, Dr. Raza.
- H.R., April 2022
Very nice interaction. Thorough inspection. Quick response.
- P.F., April 2022
Chesley is absolutely amazing! He called to introduce himself and find out if we had any particular areas that we wished for him to address specifically. He is so friendly and very professional we felt comfortable right away. We knew he was looking out for us all the way, which was especially important to us as we were in a different state. His professionalism is unsurpassed and well exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend Chesley and David the next time you want to have the very best property inspection. You most certainly won’t be disappointed!
- D.D., April 2022
Mr. Ruff is very professional and helpful, would recommend him to anyone in a heart beat
- J.E., March 2022
Chesley was very thorough with his report. He reached out before the inspection to introduce himself and to see if I had any concerns. He made the entire process very easy and I would recommend him for any home inspection.
- C.B., March 2022
Chelsey ruff was great and very detailed and communication was on point. I recommend him to anybody
- L.D., March 2022
Absolutely!!! Excellent service ,photos and communication. I’ve bought and inspected houses in several states over the years. He was best communicating and explaining the report by far. Absolutely would use him again !
- E.W., Round Rock TX, January 2022
Chelsey Ruff was extremely thorough during the inspection and checked things that we would have never thought to check on our own. His review and comments helped us make one of the biggest decisions of our life - purchasing a home for our family! I’m very grateful to have crossed paths with such an amazing professional!
- K.R., January 2022
Extremely thorough and accurate. Highly recommend his services.
- D.D., Nettleton MS, December 2021
Mr. Ruff provided a very detail and informative inspection report. The turn around of inspecting and receiving the report was amazing. I highly recommend him for inspections!
- R.S., December 2021
Very professional and works in a very timely manner. Reasonably priced and extremely thorough. Was able to fit us into his schedule quickly and the report is top notch; truly feel like you’re walking through the house with. Seems to be a great person as well with plenty of people referring him.
- S.M., December 2021
I highly recommend Chesley. I like the fact that he reached out to me before the inspection and asked if there were any particular areas I wanted him to focus on. His after action report was very detailed and thorough and written in a way that anyone could understand. Chesley was also very courteous on the phone and explained exactly how the inspection process would be completed. I would recommend Chesley to anyone who needed a Home Inspection.
- M.L., December 2021
Kept in touch throughout the process. Chesley allowed my wife to sit in on the inspection process and answered mine and her questions. The report was very thorough and beneficial. Highly recommend him to anyone!
- D.R., December 2021
Absolutely! Very thorough and does a fantastic job!
- K.A., November 2021
I recommend this inspector to anyone
- J.W., October 2021
Absolutely! Very friendly and very detailed does an amazing job
- A.D., October 2021
Chelsea was very thorough and very professional, happy with my report!
- E.S., September 2021
Very professional and detailed. Kept me informed at all times. Would highly recommend. A+! Thank you so much for making this painless.
- M.J., September 2021
I highly recommend Chesley Ruff! He was very professional and his attention to detail was very much appreciated! He is an excellent communicator which is always a plus!
- T.E., August 2021
Chesley Ruff is amazing! He has helped us with everything we had questions on! He explained everything so I could understand what was going on in the house. I would defiantly recommend him and use him again! He is the best and super funny! :)
- K.G., August 2021
Mr. Chesley was very easy to work with and did an exceptional job with the inspection. He gave us a clear idea of what we are going into and gave us a peace of mind when making our new house purchase. Highly recommended.
- T.W., July 2021
He is very thorough with his inspections and answers any questions you ask.
- L.S., June 2021
Very thorough inspection with great comments.
- B.J., June 2021
Highly Recommend Chesley. Great communication throughout inspection, very thorough explaining in detail. If you need an inspection he is the guy.
- S.S., June 2021
I have had home inspections and inspectors in the past and can say that Mr. Ruff was the most thorough and approachable of them all. I've had several questions since the inspection and mr. Ruff has gone out of his way and answered them all. I would highly recommend Mr Ruff for any inspections in the future. Regards Floyd Tiwater
- F.T., June 2021
Mr. Chesley provided an excellent, detailed home inspection report! He contacted me the night before to inform me of how the process would go. He is extremely kind and professional. A true genuine guy!! I highly recommend Chesley! He is thorough and honest. He is very prompt in returning calls or texts regarding any questions about the report! I can definitely tell he cares about the safety and quality of your future home!
- B.R., June 2021
Mr. Ruff is very professional and thorough. He has a great personality and explains things very well.
- T.L., June 2021
Very professional and personable. Highly recommended
- J.H., June 2021
Ches made this process so easy and the price was more than fair! He met with me in person towards the end of the inspection appointment and pointed out everything that he made notes of and explained how it could be easily fixed and if any issues were seriously a problem (non of which were). Will definitely be coming back to see him if we have any other inspection needs!
- B.B., April 2021
Chesley was very thorough with the inspection and answered any questions I had! This was an extremely smooth process and I would recommend him to anyone!
- A.H., April 2021
Chesley was fantastic. Very thorough and detailed. He is humorous and great to interact with. Very highly recommended.
- P.S., Tupelo MS, April 2021
He's great at the job he do.
- A.L., April 2021
Chesley was very nice and professional. If I had any questions, he made sure to answer them promptly and very thorough. If we ever need to have any further inspections, we will definitely be using him! Recommending him to all our friends and family.
- C.S., March 2021
Mr. Chesley was a very great inspector. He was able to not just look at the house, but tell my fiance and I in great detail about the house and everything in it. He was very thorough in the inspection, and a very reasonable price as well!!! I would highly recommend calling Chesley Ruff to inspect your home!!!
- L.H., March 2021
Chesley is extremely nice and very professional! He explained everything very well and answered our questions. I highly recommend him for inspection needs.
- C.F., March 2021
Very professional and full of knowledge about home inspections. Will defininetly recommend using for your home inspection. He will give very detailed work. Your inspection day he is only dedicated to you and your property for that entire day. Amazing job.
- R.W., March 2021
Mr. Ruff was efficient, professional, knowledgeable, and customer-service oriented. It was a pleasure working with him. I would recommend him without reservation and hope to be able to utilize his expertise in the future. Top notch!
- H.B., March 2021
Chesley made this process easy and stress free for me. Communication from start to finish was unbelievable. You usually don’t get that but he kept me informed from day 1. And he did a great job with the inspection. I appreciate him and your company.
- J.W., February 2021
Chesley Ruff is one of the kindest, honorable man, and people person that I have ever met. He knows his job and covered every inch of the property I am purchasing. I was so impressed with his work, I would rate him (15) on a scale of (1) to (10). Also, I will recommend him to everyone that I know. He is truly one of a kind. Rarely do you meet a person of honesty, hard working and his work is remarkable. Mary Hallman
- M.H., February 2021
Chesley walked me through the home and explained to me potential safety hazards and explained VERY WELL to me around the house. He also educated me on how to put equity into my home. His report was very clear and easy to read and was given to me the same day! He truly cares for his customers and his job. I’m a first time homebuyer and he was very patient to ask all the questions I had. I will be using him again!
- S.H., January 2021
Inspector was extremely professional, and very thorough i would absolutely recommend him to my friends
- J.P., January 2021
Wonderful, very informative. We are extremely pleased
- B.T., January 2021
Awesome at his job. Very friendly and professional
- N.S., January 2021
Chesley was very helpful, knowledgeable and good at explaining things in a way that made them easiest to understand. He took time to ensure that any issues he may have noticed were explained in detail. Top notch professional service.
- B.W., January 2021
He is very knowledgeable. Best in the business!
- J.M., December 2020
Mr. Ruff was very friendly, professional, and upfront from the first day we communicated. I was instantly comfortable, like speaking to an old friend. He took time to explain the process, his inspection report was detailed, transparent, and he even added some suggestions regarding areas he observed but was not part of the inspection. I felt very comfortable making the investment based on his report. The visible arrows he used to showcased areas of damage, hazards, and safety concerns were helpful. I will use him again and recommend his services to anyone in need of a home inspector. Thank you Mr. Ruff! Sincerely, Dr, Maryellen Pickens
- S.P., December 2020
Chesley did a great job inspecting my home! He was very nice, knowledgeable, patient, and thorough! He was kind enough to explain everything he would do and go over what he would include in his inspection report. Highly reccomend!
- J.S., December 2020
Chesley was a very professional and Thorough inspector. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a home inspection if they want it done right. Well always use him on any future home inspections while in the Tupelo area
- P.H., November 2020
Ches was very thorough and kind, explaining in great detail what he was looking for, and showing us needed repairs, etc. He has lots of inspection experience and good knowledge of how everything works (or is supposed to work). We would gladly recommend his services to anyone needing their property inspected!
- D.T., October 2020
Chesley was very thorough, knowledgeable, and friendly to work with. He took detailed photos and allowed us to come out to the property during the inspection and speak with him in person, which we really appreciated! Would highly recommend!!
- L.A., October 2020
Mr. Ruff did a great job on inspecting a house for us. He was SO kind and very considerate since it was just me and my baby. He did his best to make sure we were comfortable or taken care of. HIGHLY recommend Mr. Chesley Ruff!
- H., October 2020
Very thorough report. I like the "Wish List" of repairs/replacements that the buyer chooses, that they, would like for the owners to address. Plus, you are able to email yourself, your realtor & anyone else you may choose to send a copy of the list. Very impressed with all the options. Thank you Mr Ruff for sharing your expertise, allowing us, to purchase our "new" home with our eyes wide open.
- A.W., October 2020
He is awesome, he really cares about his clients. I would highly recommend him. You will be very happy with his inspection he leaves nothing undone.
- R.T., September 2020
I am very likely to recommend Chesley Ruff for an inspection. He was very thorough. The report contained was detailed and informative. He was able to tell me things about the house that would have taken me years to discover, if indeed I would have ever discovered them.
- D.C., Vicksburg MS, August 2020
He is very thorough and helpful. Would definitely recommend him.
- B.C., August 2020
Chesley has preformed two home inspections for me and he did a wonderful job on both properties. I love how personal Chesley is and how he takes time to explain trouble spots so that you better understand what's going on. He gives his undivided attention to each property and does his best to help you make a smart decision with the home buying process. I recommend him to everyone I know looking for an inspector.
- S.W., Tupelo MS, July 2020
Ches was very professional and thorough with his inspection. I feel that he went above and beyond what is expected of him so we could have a birds eye view of the entire skeleton of the house. Thank you Ches
- P.P., June 2020
He was great! Would recommend to anyone!
- W.M., June 2020
Mr. Ruff did a fantastic job. I was very pleased with how he did his job. He took the time explain everything he found and showed me possible concerns to look for 3-5 years from now. Highly recommended.
- J.K., June 2020
He was very thorough, friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable on everything observed. I will hire him for every home inspection from here on out!
- S.J., May 2020
He was very proficient and timely. His report was thorough and to the point. He was friendly and honest.
- C.M., May 2020
Mr. Ruff was very prompt and thorough. He explained everything in a way we understood him. We highly recommend him to all. Thank you Mr. Ruff
- M.S., May 2020
Ches, did a fantastic job. Far exceeded our expectations. He was very thorough and answered anything we had questions about. We laughed and joked pretty much the whole time. I would recommend him to any and everyone. When we get moved in we plan to have him over for dinner one night. Satisfied Client Joe Quinn
- J.Q., April 2020
Amazing work! Very friendly and professional!
- E.B., April 2020
Mr. Chesley did a fantastic job for us. He was patient with our requests, and gave ample advice on fixing any issues that were found.
- W.R., March 2020
There's only a few works to describe Mr.Ruff... Kind,Honest, Awesome, and very Detailed (the would recommend him to anyone. I'm also very proud to say he was my inspector!!!
- K.J., March 2020
Thorough and professional.
- J.W., February 2020
Chesley was efficient and professional. His work is exceptional and I would highly recommend him to others.
- R.B., February 2020
Friendly, knowledgeable and honest
- J.B., January 2020
Thorough, knowledgeable, patient, and friendly. Chesley took time to explain his findings and answer all of our questions. He really cared about us! In fact, we used him TWICE. There’s no one else I’d recommend more enthusiastically. He’s the best!
- C.M., December 2019
You are very insightful and made it more reassuring for me to purchase the home.
- C.N., November 2019
Great service!
- G.S., November 2019
I highly recommend Chesley Ruff. His service was exceptional and communication was top notch. Mr. Ruff is just as excited to inspect a home and give you a good report as you are investing in it. This was hands down the best home inspection process I've ever dealt with.
- B.D., October 2019
Great job! Very thorough and responsive to communication.
- T.S., October 2019
Inspected two homes for my fiancé and I and couldn't have asked for a better experience. First time home buyers so the process was a little overwhelming to us, but Chesley helped with the process a lot, and even took a little stress off when we found "the house" with his positivity. Talked to us on our level so we didn't get lost in the vocabulary of it and broke things down for me when I needed an explanation. Fast turn around and very detailed reports. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a home inspection.
- B.M., October 2019
Chesley Ruff demonstrates knowledge, experience and great communication skills. We were and are extremely pleased to have him on “our team “.
- S.P., October 2019
Mr. Ruff was very honest and upfront throughout the inspection. I was very pleased with the amount of images and descriptions in his report. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a future home inspection.
- J.H., September 2019
Chesley did a very thorough job and provided us with an extremely detailed report quite quickly. The report detailed all problem area and included suggestions on how to address them. We would definitely use Chesley again for our home inspection needs!
- J.H., September 2019
We were very pleased with the service we received from Mr. Ruff! He was very detailed in his inspection and a very nice guy as well. He has the client's best interest at heart while inspecting their home. I highly recommend him for your future home inspection!!
- B.R., September 2019
I`m happy with the report would have liked some more information about the underneath portion of the house . I also appreciate the repair suggestions such as for the driveway . Very helpful
- H.J., Thomson GA, September 2019
I was very pleased with the in depth report of the home. I have told a few people at work I was happy and I recommend they also use your services for their home purchasing needs.
- M.F., August 2019
Chelsey does a great job and is fun to work with.
- B.C., August 2019
Chesley was very very thorough and extremely informative! He genuinely cares about the buyers. Highly recommended. Great job!
- N.I., June 2019
I found Mr Ruff to be very knowledgeable and thorough in his inspection. He was very efficient and went about his work with purpose. He was always ready to explain situations and answer my questions.
- B.B., June 2019
He has a professional manner and gave us a lot of usable information. He was also prompt and responsive to our time schedule.
- L.D., May 2019
Mr. Ruff was a professional in every sense of the word. He was knowledgeable about everything in the house. His inspection made me much more comfortable with proceeding in the biggest purchase of my life.
- J.C., May 2019
Mr. Ruff was really great! He made the whole process simple and painless, and he was very thorough. He explained everything in terms we could understand and didn?t mind answering questions. He seems really genuine and like he cares about his work.
- B.W., May 2019
Mr. Ruff was very helpful. I really appreciate his honesty and service. He was also very kind and friendly which has come to be a rare quality in people these days. I didn?t know of an inspector that I wanted to use personally when my realtor asked and now I do. I will happily recommend him to others. It was such a pleasure to meet him.
- E.H., May 2019
Chesley was highly recommended by some friends and was also on the list of "approved" inspectors provided by my realtor. He was the only inspector I researched that had a website and it was very informative and helpful. I called for pricing, his estimate was in the same range as every other quote I was given, but his personality and methods made me decide on him right away. Chesley kept in contact with me through phone calls and text messages. Every text I sent him was answered in a timely fashion. All the questions I asked him (and believe me, there were MANY) were happily answered in a way that I could understand. He kept me updated on what was happening and made it clear that if I had any questions or concerns, he would be happy to help at any time - day or night. Chesley made me feel like we were his only client, and I know that that is by design. He focuses only on a single client per day, so that your needs have his undivided attention. I like that a lot. Chesley asked me what OUR biggest concerns for the inspection were, and then talked about those things in particular during our phone call after the inspection. We received the report the on the same day, full of photos, information and suggestions. Now that the inspection is finished, he let me know that he is still at our disposal until we officially own the home. Chesley made me feel confident that he would find any and all issues, but also like I was his only client. His customer service is outstanding, his methods are thorough, his report was detailed and informative while remaining easy to understand. And if his practices, certifications, and methods weren't enough to convince you; Chesley has a wonderful personality and sense of humor, which in our case, really helped with the tension and uncertainty that comes along with the inspection. The home we are trying to buy is 62 years old - we know it has some faults, but the unknown elements are anxiety-inducing, to say the least. His lighthearted banter and upbeat demeanor really helped to keep me from sailing away on anxiety tidal wave during the process. I don't expect to ever use any other inspector - we found our guy, and that guy is Chesley. He is thorough, informative, detail-oriented, dedicated, helpful and kind. I will be recommending him to everyone I know.
- S.S., May 2019
As a first time home buyer, I wanted someone precise and who knows how to inspect a house as if he is the one buying. Chesley Ruff is the one I would recommend to anyone buying a house. He took his time to show us in detail his results. Even more impressive he took the time to educate my husband and I on ways to take care of a house. He promised we, as his customers, were his number one priority and we sure felt like it! Also, his friendliness and funny personality made it much more enjoyable as well. I highly recommend Mr. Ruff to any homebuyer. We will use him again if we ever do choose to get another house! Thank you so much for an excellent job!
- A.H., April 2019
Mr. Ruff gets a 100+ from me!!! He is very prompt, considerate and helpful!!!!
- S.M., April 2019
Extremely efficient and took the time to explain every detail. Excellent in every way!!!
- S.C., April 2019
He was there to answer any and every question. He was available to explain everything in great detail. Even helped with how to fix any issues found.
- S.E., March 2019
Chesley is helpful, fast, and above all very professional. I would recommend Chesley to anyone looking for a home inspector.
- E.S., March 2019
Very good at his job and a great man!! Thank you again!!!
- B.N., February 2019
He did a fantastic job on our home inspection and our report was very easy to read and follow. Thank you so much again, Chesley!
- A.W., February 2019
Chesley. Your report went above and beyond what I had expected. You were so thorough in providing explanations of how things were supposed to be and then providing the information of how the property was in comparison. We really appreciate your complete inspection and feedback. We would definitely recommend your services. Thank you.
- F.B., February 2019
Ches - thank you so much for the thorough job with no-notice.. awesome job Sir.
- K.D., February 2019
Very professional and very thorough I would reccomend him to anyone
- B.M., January 2019
Chess was responsive, punctual and reliable. Great and thorough home inspection. Thank you!
- J.M., January 2019