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Rodney MacGillivray, RHI

Over 3,000 Homes Inspected in Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge

Tel: (519) 656-2402

Baseline Inspections is your partner in the purchase or sale of your home. We provide detailed inspections including:
  • Home Buyer's Pre-Purchase Inspection 
  • Home Seller's Pre-Listing Inspection
  • Thermal Imaging Assessment
  • New Home Pre-Delivery (PDI) Inspection  
  • 1st Year Warranty Inspection


Registered Home Inspector (RHI), Conestoga College Home Inspection program, Carson Dunlop Home Inspection Training.


With over 3,800 homes inspected in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and the surrounding area, Baseline is a trusted inspector for the purchase or sale of your home.

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Rod inspected our 110 year old house and he was fantastic! He was very thorough and explained everything as he went along. He is very personable and answered all of our questions. During this time of Covid-19 he made the experience easy and he was respectful of having to wear a mask at all times. Thanks for such a great experience.
- M.K., August 2020
Rod was extremely thorough, professional and detailed. I would recommend him any time and will be using him on further property inspections. Dean
- D.C., May 2020
Very thorough.
- A.G., April 2019
Thourghal and explanitory!
- M.B., June 2018
Rod - you are a star! Not only for checking out homes so thoroughly yet also for building this great business. Thank you for working so effectively with my team. I also really like the Home Gauge software system.
- R.C., March 2018
Rod is very professional and knowledgeable. He came very highly recommended to us and met/exceeded our expectations. I will definitely recommend him to friends and family.
- D.S., March 2018
Rod was very helpful, knowledgeable, and thorough and took the time to answer all of my questions and alleviate my concerns. Well done!!
- L.H., August 2017
Very pleased, very thorough, honest, explained everything as he went along. Very happy I decided to have the inspection. A++++++++++
- C.H., July 2017
Made me feel very comfortable about purchasing my first home. Rod took the time to be very thorough with the inspection and his explanations. Thanks so much!
- L.S., July 2017
Rod was very thorough and took the time to explain everything to me. He made me very aware of any issues with the house. I will be highly recommending and requesting Rod personally for any future inspections
- A.G., June 2017
very thorough
- A.S., May 2017
Thanks for your help evaluating our new house!
- S.D., Perth East ON, May 2017
Rodney was extremely thorough and made us feel confident when purchasing our home! Two thumbs up!
- C.W., Stratford ON, April 2017
We were in a hurry to have an inspection and Rodney came to our aid. He made himself available for us and did a thorough job. We has kind, courteous, helpful and very professional.
- J.M., March 2017
Great Report! Thank you Rod.
- L.Y., February 2017
Rod, Once again you identified key items that were not functioning or could be potentially significant problems. This allowed us to go back and negotiate getting them fixed or financed before closing on the property. Thanks for the great work. You are also very easy to work with, willing to fit us in at short notice and prompt with reports. Nancy
- M.P., January 2017
My inspection went very well . Rod was pleasant and professional . Very accommodating on a short notice . I would highly recommend Rod to anyone to do your inspections.
- R.P., January 2017
Rod was very thorough and knowledgeable in his house inspection. He answered all of questions and was very helpful. We are very confident of his expertise and trusted his report. Thanks so much. J and S
- , January 2017
Rod was incredibly helpful and thorough. He provided some resources when I told him I'd be doing a lot of the renovations myself. He also gave reasonable timelines for problem areas that aren't an issue now, but would be within a few years. Overall, I feel a lot more confident in my purchase because of Rod.
- A.K., December 2016
Rod's inspection was thorough, and he provided resources and recommendations to help fix some problem areas, and he also gave reasonable timelines for certain issues (i.e. "this isn't an issue now, but you will need to do something about it within 3-4 years.") Overall, I feel a lot more confident in my purchase because of Rod.
- , December 2016
We were very grateful for his valuable insight as an inspector. He identified various important details in the home that provided us a platform to make a wise decision as to not move forward with the purchase of the home. We appreciated his transparency, honesty, and work ethic. Thank you for your time!
- B.P., Kitchener ON, December 2016
Rod was the perfect choice to execute our home inspection. Communication via email was simple and concise, and he made himself available for a time which suited us best. Rod was punctual on arrival, and gave extensive care to viewing all aspects of the home and making observations on not only build quality and necessary improvements, but anecdotal background on what else we could expect from a home built in that time period. The home inspection report was produced within hours of completing the on-site visit, and it was both thorough and clearly documented. Overall, I could not be happier with the service provided, and the obvious attention to detail displayed by Rod.
- C.D., December 2016
Rodney was so friendly and easy to talk to. He outlined and explained everything clearly; giving a very detailed, thorough report, even including photos. His knowledge of older homes and professionalism gave us great ease in making decisions around the house. Thank you!
- Q.B., December 2016
Always a pleasure working with you, I learn something new every time. Nina and Tom felt so comfortable throughout the home inspection, and they left much more knowledgeable on their purchase decision. Great job man, I have another client that would like to work with you, I'll be in touch shortly. All the best,
- H.H., November 2016
Very thorough inspection. Took his time to explain any findings/concerns. Appreciate the honesty and wealth of knowledge that Rod displayed.
- J.L., October 2016
Amongst others: - The report is detailed and contains pictures (highly valuable) with description - Rod explains and inform the buyer about many details in the house, and gives time - Rod is objective - He pays attention to details concerning security and efficiency, - ...
- K.K., September 2016
Rod, thank you for your thorough inspection and report. I appreciated how you included me in the process, took time to answer all of my questions, and addressed any concerns I had along the way. I also valued how quickly you produced the written report to accommodate my schedule. You were thoughtful, personsble, and I felt taken care of. Thanks again!
- E.C., September 2016
Working with Rodney is always a pleasure. Very courteous and personable. Rodney is very knowledgeable is all areas of a home inspection and I trust his evaluations that help me to make the right choice when buying a home.
- Y.C., September 2016
Rodney was very personable and very thorough during the entire inspection. He was very good at explaining things as he done them. He spent the time to find hidden floor drains under flooring and tested everything to ensure it was working properly. Great guy, great job, would strongly recommend him. Jim Stanley
- J.S., September 2016
Thank you Rodney for the work well done! We were able to close the sale on our house, and now we feel confident that we made the right choice in the home. We are thrilled with the work you did, and the suggestions you made. Thank you again for your help in the closing of this sale!
- J.J., September 2016
Very thorough and knowledgeable. Was happy to answer all of our question in a professional manner. Kept the inspection unbiased when explaining the systems and materials in the house.
- S.P., August 2016
Rod was very informative and inspected the entire home with precision
- J.G., August 2016
Rodney was rigorous and thorough in his inspection, giving valuable insights and recomendations.
- J.L., August 2016
I've had Rod perform an inspection on three properties now. Rod always does an excellent job providing good insight and a detailed analysis of the property. I will definitely be contacting Rod for any future property inspections and I highly recommend his service.
- M.H., July 2016
Rod, I can't begin to tell you how happy I am with your service. You have helped me immensely on both the mobile home and the latest house in Woodstock. I will certainly recommend you to anyone purchasing a home. Thanks again. Catherine
- C.B., Woodstock ON, July 2016
This pre, home sale inspection was done in a very professional and respectful manner. Rod took time to provide valuable information and guidence as he went through this procedure. Great service, thank you.
- D.P., July 2016
Thorough and knowledgeable
- S.H., June 2016
Rodney was very detailed in his inspection. He took a thorough look at every part of the home and answered all of my questions.
- M.H., June 2016
Rod was very thorough and took the time to carefully explain things to us laymen. Not to mention highly personable. I would unquestionably recommend Rod, and by association, Baseline inspections, to anyone looking for a home inspection. I was highly satisfied with his work, outlining issues major and minor.
- C.D., June 2016
Thanks Rod for your professional expertise. I appreciate you explaining things as you went along very helpful. Also felt you did a very thorough job and would highly recommend your services. Thanks Laura
- L.B., May 2016
Thanks for a professional job at both locations. I will send a separate email with a suggestion for changing the format of your report, which will avoid the confusion I had regarding what is the "full report" and what is "General Summary".
- L.B., May 2016
Rod was very professional. He was efficient and thorough with his inspection. He helped point out some things while keeping them in prospective. I would recommend Rod again to my clients.
- D.D., May 2016
Had great insight for the structural part of the home but lacked the knowledge of the radiant in floor heating sources that were one of my main concerns. I learned where some improvement could be made and felt the inspection was thorough.
- N.G., May 2016
Arrived on time. Report issued promptly . Did a through job. Answered any asked questions. Friendly
- J.W., May 2016
Rodney performed a thorough home inspection and took the time to explain the process and results of the inspection.
- N.C., May 2016
Rod was very courteous, thorough and helpful - explaining things he found and the implications of them. He used easy terminology and was methodical, taking the time needed to make me feel that he had my best interests for safety and solidity in mind. I was very favourably impressed and will gladly recommend him to friends and family.
- C.S., Water Ont, May 2016
Very knowledgeable and thorough when conducting inspection. Highly recommended!
- C.D., May 2016
This is the second time we are utilizing the services of Rodney to inspect our home. As usual, he is so professional, prompt and very knowledgeable. In both inspections, his thoroughness and honesty can't pass without notice. The quality of the inspection reports he produced along with its detailed contents is very informative and provided us with the needed enlightenment as a buyers, In simple term, we trust him and our experience with Rodney and Baseline Inspection was awesome . We will definitely recommend Rodney for our friends that needs his services. Mustafa Bahlool & Nabila Eldib, April 18th, 2016
- , April 2016
Definitely will recommend to friends and family needing a home inspection. You were thurough, and gave insight to future problems and the problems at hand and how to deal with them. Great experience working with you! Thanks again Rodney!!
- M.V., April 2016
Rod was very knowledgeable and detailed as he conducted the home inspection. The report was provided very quickly.
- E.B., April 2016
Rod was friendly and professional, answered all my client's questions patiently and provided very good feedback on the property inspected.
- O.N., April 2016
Rodney was very thorough in his inspection. He was friendly and informative and explained any concerns clearly. The report was completed and sent to us quickly.
- C.H., April 2016
Rodney was very thorough and professional. I will absolutely hand out his card to any friends needing assistance.
- B.K., March 2016
Rod was very thorough and was able to get me a detailed report back quick. The cost was very reasonable given the quality of service.
- D.B., March 2016
Very thorough and easy to communicate with. Good professional advice.
- S.T., March 2016
Rod was great. He answered all of my questions, pointed out several items throughout the home that I should be aware of, and made me feel super comfortable about moving in.
- J.G., March 2016
Thank you for inspecting the condo after your normal business hours. We appreciate your patience and professionalism. Joe and Nicole Giusti.
- J.G., March 2016
rod was great did a great job would recommend him to everone we know great job
- R.B., March 2016
Very professional, knowledgeable & thorough.
- B.A., March 2016
Thanks Rod. You did a great job and pointed things out I would have missed.
- K.H., March 2016
Thorough inspection, answered all our questions and took the time to explain the whys and the how's. Will definitely use him again and will not hesitate to recommend him to family and friends.
- A.A., Kitchener ON, March 2016
Thanks Rod, You did a great job on our home inspection. You were very thorough and I don't think you missed anything. Because of your knowledge and excellent job you may have potentially saved my wife and I tens of thousands of dollars, as we did not purchase the home. Thanks so much Rod Roger and Heather
- R.R., February 2016
Rod was a great inspector. Thorough, professional, and a straight- shooter. Being a first time home buyer, he made the inspection very easy, didn't say anything to make me panic, offered great suggestions, and was great at explaining and answering questions I had. I will definitely be suggesting him to others, and will request his service if I ever look at another property.
- C.E., February 2016
Rod had a lot of patience explaining every detail he was inspecting, very profesional and knowledgeable. Thank you for your excellent work!
- D.M., February 2016
Thank-you Rodney for being so thorough in our home inspection and explaining the process so clearly to us as first time home owners! Adam and I learned a lot! Corinne
- C.C., February 2016
Rod was very professional, yet very friendly and warm. He provided an extremely thorough inspection with many tips and things to be aware of down the road. He was very knowledgeable and and genuinely cared about helping to make an informed property purchase. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing an inspection!
- B.F., February 2016
Rod was very professional, yet very friendly and warm. He provided an extremely thorough inspection with many tips and things to be aware of down the road. He was very knowledgeable and and genuinely cared about helping to make an informed property purchase. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing an inspection!
- , February 2016
This is the third home Rod has inspected for us. He is pleasant, friendly and I completely trust his judgment. He was in no hurry to be done. Whenever he identified an issue he would show me the problem and potential solutions. Even when he was done he sat down with us and gave us an overall summary explaining each issue he had identified. Since we were concerned about how much it would all cost, he gave us rough ideas of how much work is involved. Now that he has done the inspection and identified what we are getting into, I have a nice list to work with using the level of urgency he suggested for each task. Thank you Rod.
- N.N., waterloo ON, February 2016
Great services, Rod really knew his stuff. We did not ending buying the house because of this recommendations. He saved us literally tens of thousands of dollars in cost we would have discovered if we did not do a home inspection. Worth every penny. Gerry
- M.O., January 2016
"Dr. Rod" was fantastic. My husband and I are first time home buyers so I brought along my mother-in-law and our real estate agent(s) for wisdom and support. Rod did a thorough scan of the house and then walked us through the areas of comments and concerns. I was worried I would forget things and was full of anxiety but Rod was great in explaining things in a way I could understand (My background is Legal Research...I know next to nothing about recognizing building issues) and he had a 29 page detailed report (with pictures) up within the same business day for us to review. His rates were very fair and I would definitely recommend him and/or use his services again. (And off the record - Rod also isn't hard on the eyes). Great job. 10/10
- A.F., January 2016
It was a pleasure working with Rod! Rod was very knowledgeable and honest. We will definitely be using him again on our next home purchase.
- B.S., January 2016
Very honest, and helpful with suggestions. Thanks!
- B.M., January 2016
I have used Rod for many Home Inspections over the years. He is very through and very insightful ie: he misses Nothing! When there is an issue he makes suggestions as to options to correct. He stays on top of all the changes in the building codes, and shares them if applicable. Certainly someone you can trust with a Home purchase!
- G.G., January 2016
We are first time home buyers, and were very satisfied with Rod's inspection. He was professional, thorough, and knowledgeable. Would recommend and use again.
- C.G., January 2016
Although I haven't bought the house in the end, I still think the inspector did good job!
- L.M., December 2015
Professional inspection, excellent interaction with my client. The use of the infrared tool was truly value added service.
- J.M., December 2015
Rod was really good, knowledgeable and helpful in his explanantions
- B.S., November 2015
I've worked with Rodney in the past for 2 of my properties, now that I'm a Real Estate Agent, I'm referring him to my clients.
- C.B., Waterloo Ont, November 2015
Rod was honest and up front about the home inspection. He was very thorough and I felt he did a good job!
- S.P., November 2015
Rod has done a great job on both houses that we have recently had him inspect. He is very knowledgeable and we appreciate his time and effort in helping us find our first house!
- K.B., November 2015
Great job! Rod was thorough and answered all my clients questions. I only received positive feedback from them, and they bought the house!
- L.C., October 2015
Great job! Rod was thorough and answered all my clients questions. I only received positive feedback from them, and they bought the house!
- L.C., October 2015
Rodney was very detailed and explained everything as we went through the house. Our questions were answered very well. Inspector was very knowledgable.
- J.L., October 2015
Very detailed inspection.
- L.L., October 2015
We've used Rod for our last 2 home inspections over the passing 6 years. In each case he was professional, insightful and knowledgeable. He takes the time to explain things clearly on site and is prompt in following up with his post detailed report. You'll have a repeat customer for life, thanks again!
- R.C., September 2015
Friendly and knowledgeable. Explained things well to us first timers! Totally satisfied.
- D.S., September 2015
Thanks again for your work. It is appreciated.
- K.L., September 2015
I am impressed with his quality of service and comprehensive report. Good-Job Rodney!
- H.K., September 2015
I found Rod to be thorough, detailed and professional. He also explained things in an easy-to-understand way - very helpful!
- S.P., September 2015
Professional but explains and speaks to you so that you feel comfortable with the inspection.
- A.S., August 2015
This is the second time I use Rod for a home inspection and he continues to provide quick service with comprehensive reports. I highly recommend using Rod for any home inspection.
- P.G., Waterloo ON, August 2015
informative and helpful.
- M.K., August 2015
Thanks for this thorough report. One thing to note: basement #9. "This staining is an indication of moisture on the surface of the concrete." The foundation is not concrete, it's stone. The stone foundation flakes away of you wash as described. It's not mold, but mineral deposits from the stone. I will wipe and paint it white again. Thanks
- T.V., August 2015
Rodney did an excellent job. He was very thorough and professional. He was able to explain all his findings very well which made it easy to understand where any problem areas may lie.
- R.B., August 2015
Very pleased with the inspectors knowledge. Through and informative. Talked real language that was easy to understand. Recommend.
- J.L., August 2015
Rod was so helpful and addressed all of my questions and concerns with his professional opinion! Thanks so much.
- M.B., August 2015
Rod was fantastic as he explained everything to us as he went through the house. Rod is clearly very knowledgeable and skilled in what he does.
- D.B., July 2015
Rod was extremely professional and extremely knowledgeable. We trusted his inspection. He answered all of our questions thoroughly and took the time to go over anything that I had follow-up questions regarding. He encouraged us to continue to ask questions when it turned out the potential home we were purchasing had mold in the attic. He was also very helpful with determining the condition of the wiring, because the home was retro-fitted. We trust him. And we value his report.
- A.J., July 2015
Rod, I would like to thank you adding your experience, referral to third party and valued option to this transaction. I look forward to using your services in the future. My clients are happy with your personal touch.
- B.C., July 2015
Thank you for all your knowledge and expertise. It was a pleasure doing business with you. Looking forward to future business.
- O.B., July 2015