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Inspector Rice Home Inspection Service

Workphone: 828-859-9596
Fax: 828-859-9034

Tryon, NC 28782

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Garland Rice

When you are buying, selling, or building a home get as much imformation as you possibly can. Get professional input from as many places as you can.

Before you make that big real estate transaction you should have a home inspection for peace of mind about your decision.

Please call for our home inspection rates or to schedule an appointment with our home inspector. You may also book an inspection  at the above web site.

Go to for helpful info for home buyers.

Inspector Rice Home Inspection Service is a service, solution oriented company. If there is a problem we will help find a creative solution.

We print ON SITE OR UPLOAD TO YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS for your convenience.

Licensed in North and South Carolina

Serving Tryon, NC..Polk County...Spartanburg/Greenville, Upstate SC areas. And all of North and South Carolina from the Mountains to the coast under special request.

To veiw a sample report click HERE.

Lead and Radon info at

General Home Inspection information

Prices for services

UP To 1500 square feet Inspection $325

1500-2000 square feet $350

2000-2500 square feet $375

2500-3000 square feet $400

3000-3500 square feet $425

3500-4000 square feet $450

4000-5000 square feet $475

5000-5500 square feet $500

Over 50 years old $50.

Radon Test with inspection $100.

Radon Test alone $120.

Water Bacteria Test with inspection $90. Alone $100. 

Lead Based Paint with inspection $80. Alone$90.

Licensed Termite Inspection arranged $65.

Follow up Inspection $75.

Thank you for considering Inspector Rice Home Inspection Service !



 Garland Rice

Work Experience

  Ø       Building Construction/Technology Education/Furniture and Cabinetmaking teacher  North Carolina Schools 25 years

Ø      North Carolina & South Carolina Licensed Home Inspector

 Ø       Custom builder specializing in working with homeowners on one of a kind up grades and unique houses 25 years

 Ø       National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Instructor

 Ø       North Carolina Drivers Education Instructor


Certifications - Licenses – Degrees

 Ø      BS Industrial Arts Education    Berea College, KY 

 Ø       Masters of Industrial Education    Clemson University Clemson SC

 Ø       North Carolina General Contractors license Commercial and Residential


Ø       South Carolina General Contractors license Commercial and Residential

 Ø  North Carolina & South

Carolina Home Inspector License

Ø       Certified Safety Instructor for National Center for Construction Education and Research 

Ø       North Carolina Professional Driving Instructor

Ø       North Carolina Commercial Drivers license









NC#2435,SC#2307 NC&SC General Contractor 25 years home improvements BS Ind. Arts MINED Ind. Educ.


We are a service oriented company. We provide prompt, courteous, and professional service. If we identify a concern in a house we will be able to suggest a positive solution.

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Thank you for your clear explanations to the problems and your prompt response with report. Excellent job
- B.L., August 2017
A thorough and professional job.
- N.H., July 2016
Did I miss the window going to nowhere? Appreciate all the detailed information - it was a good learning experience and well worth the money
- J.C., June 2015
I was pleased with the inspection you did of our house. Very professional and thorough. Thank you!! Barb Tomei
- B.T., May 2015
Garland inspires confidence. He is knowledgeable, thorough, friendly.
- D.O., Saluda NC, April 2015
Very knowledgeable and friendly. Reports are very thorough. Will definitely recommend. Thank you!
- J.F., November 2014
As usual, Garland has done his outstanding, professional job. I always recommend him when asked for suggestions for an inspector.
- G.S., August 2014
Very thorough and knowledgeable. Also cheerful and personable. He made the process efficient and helpful.
- B.H., July 2014
Garland Rice is prompt, professional,dependable & very knowledgeable in his line of work. His manner is calm & courteous at all times, which is very valuable in these situations. I highly recommend him.
- J.W., Landrum NC, June 2014
Garland Rice is very thoughtful & sensitive to both Buyers & Sellers concerns, & his manner with same is comfortable & reassuring. He is pleasant, skilled & good to work with, prompt & professional at all times.
- J.W., Landrum NC, December 2013
Mr. Rice is very friendly, and willing to answer questions and explain situations that may be confusing. Definitely a pleasure to work with!
- E.P., July 2013
We were greatly impressed with the thorough job done by Inspector Rice. Please feel free to use us as a reference anytime in the future. Should we not decide to purchase this home, we would contact you for an inspection in the future.
- J.G., May 2013
Responsive and thorough! Will definitely use again!
- M.P., March 2013
Mr. Rice was very professional and would certainly recommend him very highly.
- A.S., March 2013
did his job with great expertise. recomend him to be on holmes on homes
- R.T., November 2012
Garland was very professional and timely with all correspondence. We found his inspection of our home to very thorough, which was reflected in his report. We would not hesitate to recommend Garland to friends that we have that are looking for a home of their own in the area.
- D.A., October 2012
Thanks so much! I will definitely recommend you!
- N.M., July 2012
Thanks for your thorough inspection and prompt report. If you ever need a recommendation, we would be happy to provide one. Debbie & David McCarthy
- D.M., May 2011
Very complete and Professional Home inspection. Thank You Bruce Walters
- B.W., May 2011
Garland, I'm sorry that I was originally so hesitant about what you would be doing with the home inspection. I felt like you did a superior job and if I'm in the market for a home I'd certainly want you to inspect it. Haven't looked at the report yet, but am confident it is accurate and thorough. I would be happy to recommend you not just for home seller/buyers, but anyone who needs to know the condition of their home. I'm thinking of having you inspect my home here at Red Fox once I get some things fixed that I know are bad. You have my highest praise! Ned Dick
- N.D., April 2011
Thank you for your time...
- T.C., March 2011
Very satisfied with the roof inspection that Garland did today. Would definitely recommend him for anyone needing a good thorough report.
- H.Y., January 2011
Very professional, complete, and thorough service. Flexible and accomdating regarding schedule. We were very satisfied. Thanks Garland!
- J.B., January 2011
Thank you for the prompt and professional inspection service. Jim and Dorothy Ksenich
- J.K., October 2010
Thanks for the quick work
- W.C., October 2010
I was very plaese with the report especially beacuse I an out of state. I feel a sured he has done a very good job.
- D.B., August 2010
Garland agreed to conduct the inspection on the eve of his vacation, with less than a day's notice. The weather was hot and humid, yet he conducted the two-hour inspection with cool precision and a gracious manner. He was an excellent ambassador for the Lake Lure area and his profession in particular.
- J.R., August 2010
I was impressed by your acute perception and your painstaking efforts to uncover "issues" in the house construction. Your findings helped me to better understand the home that I hope to inhabit.
- B.M., May 2010
Very competant, thorough inspection and timely report.
- W.Z., March 2010
great job! Thanks so much.
- M.C., October 2009