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NCW Home Inspections, LLC

Workphone: 509-670-9572
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Wenatchee, WA 98801

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Donald Hester

Home Inspection and Structural Pest Inspection Services

Buying a home is probably the most expensive purchase you will ever make.  This is no time to shop for a cheap home inspection.  The cost of a home inspection is small relative to the home being inspected.  I am determined to perform home inspections of the utmost quality, with integrity. I'll make sure that my clients will know and understand every relevant fact about the property that they are purchasing. I consider myself the buyer's advocate.  My job does not end after the report is completed.  Should you have any questions months down the road, I encourage you to give me a call and I will do whatever it takes to ensure that you are completely comfortable with the property you have purchased.


For sellers, I will provide a report that gives 100% full disclosure, with no worries of a buyer coming back and questioning anything regarding the property.

I am here to assist you in making a confident decision about your property.  Whether you're buying a new property and want to be sure of what you're getting... or selling a property and want to eliminate possible problems that could delay or lose a sale... or just want a professional to inspect and advise you on the condition, maintenance, or safety of your current home, I am here to help.

Manufactured Home Foundation Certifications

If you are selling or buying a manufactured home, then most likely a foundation certification will be required. For all FHA and VA loans, an engineer's foundation certification is required that states that the home is placed on a permanent foundation that complies with the "HUD Permanent Foundation Guide for Manufactured Homes", dated 1996 by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


I have partnered with the engineers at Foundation Certifications to provide a turn-key foundation certification service to you. You may place your order online by going to

NCW Home Inspections, LLC  is located in Wenatchee Washington serving Chelan County, Douglas County, Kittitas County, Okanogan County and Grant County Washington and the cities of Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Cashmere, Orville, Cle Elum, East Wenatchee, Quincy and many more…                             

NCW Home Inspections LLC-509-670-9572

Certified Professional Inspector (CPI) 



Washington State Licensed Home Inspector #647 WSDA#80050 InterNachi Member #NACHI10022401


Providing detailed and thorough home and pest inspections,licensed and insured, proudly serving Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Kittitas and Grant Counties. NCW Home Inspections, LLC is the Confluence of Quality and Integrity


Exceeded our expectations. Good value. Prompt, thorough.
- S.C., February 2019
I would consider having a roadmap of what you look at to share with the client as part of the inspection agreement or when you start the inspection (i.e. heating, cooling, electrical, plumbing, safety, roofing, ....). It might help the client to develop questions while you're on site. Otherwise, everything is fantastic!
- J.B., January 2019
This is an attempt to give an outstanding, over the top, review of our recent home inspector, Don Hester. First of all, he goes above and beyond because he is passionate about what he does and REALLY knows all there is to know about home inspections! We had several issues with our home and Don spent hours with us. He was very thorough and his inspection included bugs, rodents, electrical, plumbing, and structural issues, (both inside and outside the home). He includes images of what issues currently look like and makes recommendations to improve, repair, or replace for each issue in each category. Included in his recommendations, he has images of how each issue could be repaired and references websites for your information. This gives you options. He gives you the best inspection, (not just to code), but beyond, if that is what you are will to do for your situation. What is most important to you and what can you live with? We had one recent pest control contractor, David Kaylor, owner of Harvest Valley Pest Control, (who Don recommended to us), tell us, "That we got the best inspector in the state of Washington." That is how we feel. He was very knowledgeable about EVERYTHING, is very intelligent, has a great sense of humor, (actually made the inspection fun), has a passion for sharing to help others learn, and just a great guy! Don did a wonderful, amazing job for us and we highly recommend him for your home inspection!
- R.G., June 2017
Always a pleasure! You are the ultimate go to for any structure inspection. Your knowledge and appropriate application is appreciated.
- T.E., November 2016
Great Guy, very informative and helpful.
- E.S., October 2016
Great Guy, very informative and helpful.
- E.S., October 2016
You rock!!!! Thanks for the great detailed report and such an awesome service. Don definitely puts his self in the customer moccasins and performs excellent job. Thanks for all the good advice.
- J.O., May 2016
Great inspection! I learned a lot and understand much more now. Thank you!
- J.M., May 2016
I have purchased and sold many homes using an inspector for both buying and selling. Don Hester is by far the best ever used. As others have said, his detail work, thorough documentation and up to date technology tools are far above any I've used in the past. He patiently explains what he observes if you are onsight with him. His written reports include written documentation with supporting digital photos, and links for further information. He confirmed all of our concerns about an expensive potential purchase and pointed out other areas of initial building practices that were causing present day issues that would be costly to repair/replace. Being armed with that type of information allows a house buyer to make a more realistic purchase price offer. He sets the bar high for any other inspector. I would use no other person!
- D.N., March 2016
Very thorough, I would very highly recommend Don for a home or commercial inspection.
- J.B., March 2015
It is a pleasure to work with you!
- R.D., October 2014
Very thorough and knowledgable. Prompt, responsive and delivered all items ontime. Produced a very detailed report.
- S.K., Bellevue WA, September 2014
Great service, Great Inspection and Great Person. I have had many inspections done on all my homes before and Don is bar FAR the best and most personal and is working for you which is the most important factor. Thank you Don.
- F.C., September 2014
Don, thanks again for your thoroughness in evaluating our potential new home. You obviously know your business. You were professional yet very genuine in your evaluations and your friendly disposition was icing on the cake.
- T.S., Stanwood WA, August 2014
Another home inspected and another VERY happy client! Thanks again!!!
- , February 2014
Another home inspected and another VERY happy client! Thanks again!!!
- C.K., February 2014
I called Donald Hester to inspect a commercial building for me. He was quick, thorough, and the report details were easy to read and understand. I would use him again. Charles R. Steinberg
- C.C., Wenatchee WA, August 2013
Thanks for taking the time to walk through everything that I had questions about and for knowledgeably responding. I appreciate the dedication and wisdom you brought to inspecting this home. Thank you.
- J.M., October 2012
Thank you for your inspection. We learn alot and really appreciated your complete inspection and how you looked at everything.
- S.W., Omak WA, July 2012
Don is amazingly knowledgeable, and the inspection report we received was not only incredibly useful for getting the information we need to close on our house, but will be an essential guide to caring for our home in the years to come. Don's sincere love for what he does shines through in his service, beautiful and thorough report, and caring follow-up. To anyone looking for piece of mind in the home they are about to buy, give Don a call. We feel so fortunate that we did.
- A.G., Wenatchee WA, July 2012
Richard and I appreciate the time and excellent service you did when you were here.Richard and I thank you so very much.The house needs to be "DEMOLISHED" THIS REALY OPENED MY EYES ABOUT THE CONSTRUCTION CO.TIMBER QUEST LLC & his "CREW" Marsha Thompson :-)
- R.T., Okanogan WA, July 2012
great job it realy open my eyes..looks like we should tear down and start over. thank you so much..richard t @ marsha t..
- R.T., Okanogan WA, July 2012
Don is the real deal when it comes to inspections! I have been in and around construction for 35 years and he knows his stuff from a practical point of view.
- M.L., Orondo WA, April 2012
Thanks for the quality inspection and information. We really appreciated it!
- S.C., Wenatchee WA, February 2012
Don is wonderful! He is very thorough and leaves no stone unturned. Don explains everything and his report is very detailed with photos and specifics including explanations and even instructions if you are a DIY person. He even encourages you to video his inspection just in case you want to review it (not that you need to with his detailed report). Don will check any house I look at purchasing or selling from now on.
- D.G., Wenatchee WA, October 2011
Hi Don, As always a very thorough and professional building inspection. Also appreciate the very detailed pictures. Melissa Kiser RE/MAX Real Estate
- M.K., July 2011
Don is very thorough and a value to WAFA's future homeowners by identifying construction deficiencies that might well result in costly future repairs.
- M.L., Renton WA, March 2011
We felt Don did a very thorough and proffessional job inspection our property. The report was very thorough and easy to understand and we appreciated all the pictures he included with the report. We would recommend Don to other prospective home buyers without hesitation. Thank you Don.
- D.B., Wenatchee WA, October 2010
Very pleasant and helpful. We had a problem we had to solve and he checked with his sources for 3 days and found a good solution for us. I would highly recommend him for anyone needing an inspection. He was very thorough and fixing everything on his list will prevent us from having any structural problems at closing. Thanks again. Jim and Marianne
- J.S., Wenatchee WA, October 2010
Don gave our property a very thorough inspection with thoughtful advice and comment. The report was easy to read, and very detailed. Don was happy to provide follow-up information and comments. A very easy person to work with. He had a professional attitude, and we feel he not only provided a valuable service (home inspection) but also a high quality product (report). I would highly recommend Don for any inspection needs you may have.
- K.M., Bridgeport WA, October 2010
Donald was very thorough and he was very informative about what he was doing. I felt he was very knowledgable about everything he inspected. I felt very confident that if there was anything questionable about the home he would find and inform me about it. I appreciated his professional attitude.
- D.B., Wenatchee WA, October 2010
Don was great! I could tell he really enjoys his job. He answered questions honestly and explained anything that I didn't understand. It was a pleasure working with him!
- J.N., Chelan WA, July 2010