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HWS Inspections LLC

Workphone: 434-962-4455
Mobile: 434-962-4455

Earlysville, VA 22936

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Shane Rittenhouse

   HWS Inspections is here to help protect your investment. With over 35 years in the construction industry, I can knowingly  identify both  good and problematic items in a home. Call and I will help you protect your investment for the  future.  


VA Certified Home Inspector 3380000495, ASHI 251538, NRSB 12SS004, BPI 5037986, Licensed Va Contractor 2705144254


I am a second generation custom home builder. With over 15 years as a senior supervisor, daily inspections are routine. I invite you to use 35 years of experience to help protect your investment.


Shane did a fantastic job for me. He took his time and meticulously went through the external and internal house. He has taken fantastic photographs of all findings, major and minor, that I will use for years to come. I really appreciate his careful attention to detail and the time spent in this most difficult time in America's history. Best of luck to Shane and his family!
- K.B., April 2020
Shane is simply the best. He is detailed, professional and kind. This is the second home inspection that Shane has done for me. He is top-notch.
- D.M., March 2020
Shane was amazing. He was thorough, funny, and excellent to work with. I will absolutely suggest him to anyone that is looking for a home inspection.
- T.H., October 2019
Helpful, detail oriented, and prompt.
- J.F., June 2019
Very thorough and detailed inspection. I am certain the return I will receive will far surpass the cost of the inspection. Phenomenal job, I will work with Shane again if I have need of a future home inspection.
- A.N., May 2019
Shane was courteous, throughout, knowledgeable, and took the time to answer all our questions.
- A.N., May 2019
I would definitely use Shane again. Very thorough and informative.
- C.P., September 2018
I honestly didn't know a home inspection could be so much fun! I think it is very important to work with someone who will get the job done efficiently, but also enjoy their time while doing it. Shane was extremely thorough with his inspection. I could tell he had lots of experience and knew what he was doing. I would 100% recommend him to anyone who needs a home inspection. I am pretty sure that we are best friends now!
- K.F., May 2018
Shane Rittenhouse is the only person I would want to do a home inspection. He was thorough and professional, looking absolutely everywhere, noting and photographing any and every problem. He made sure not to track in any dirt, or damage any part of the house, inside and out, during his inspection. Shane was also very kind and patient, which was much appreciated by this first time home buyer! He took away the tension from what was potentially a stressful situation, and made it both a pleasant and instructional experience. I can't recommend him highly enough.
- M.M., April 2018
Thank you for the awesome home inspection. You saved me from buying a money pit. I completely trusted your inspection report on the home.
- A.B., April 2018
The Best!! Thanks, Shane
- A.C., Charlottesville VA, December 2017
Thank you Shane for a thorough inspection. I will continue to refer you to my buyers.
- P.A., November 2017
Thanks for taking great care of my clients!
- S.R., September 2017
Shane is a polite, professional home inspector! He was thorough and openly answered all of our questions. We highly recommend him. :)
- T.R., March 2017
Impeccable attention to detail, comprehensive inspection report, and very pleasant to work with. Highly recommended!
- A.G., Charlottesville VA, March 2017
Thank you Shane, you were incredibly thorough and gave us a lot to think about!
- O.W., October 2016
Shane does a very thorough inspection. And, while time consuming, he makes the time fly with his cheerful humor and thoughtful insights! Great job by a great guy! Thanks, Shane!
- A.F., Washington PA, June 2016
Thank you, Shane, for providing an thorough and well explained inspection. Your pictures are clear and plainly show the deficiencies and you provide the solutions to re-mediate the problems as well. Great job! Thanks again! Alan & Donna Ferris
- A.F., Washington PA, May 2016
Thorough and knowledgeable service. Highly recommended.
- B.J., Charlottesville VA, January 2016
We enjoyed working with Shane and he made the process easy and non-stressful.
- G.P., Charlottesville VA, July 2015
Thanks for the thorough inspection.
- I.K., May 2015
Terrific experience! Thank you so much for being thorough and taking the time to explain everything to us. We appreciate it very much. We highly recommend you and will definitely refer our friends to you.
- C.P., Charlottesville VA, March 2015
Shane was thorough and took the time to explain issues he found as he went through the inspection. He was also very knowledgeable about how certain building codes have changed since our house was built. Because of Shane's attention to detail and information he provided to me during the inspection, I am now better able to understand the inspection report.
- N.R., Pittsburg PA, October 2014
We have used Shane twice for home inspections and he is stop notch!
- B.S., September 2014
Excellent. Very friendly, courteous, thorough and professional.
- M.S., Ewa Beach HI, December 2013
Thank you so much for your willingness to perform a home inspection on my almost one-year-old home w/in 1 1/2 hrs after my initial call to you. You heard panic in my voice & you were genuinely concerned that I hadn't had any luck w/hiring a home inspector on such short notice & that my LAST walk-thru w/the builder's rep was just days away. You took time away from your family time (w/their ok) to spend almost 6 hours (until 8:00 p.m., I believe) going over my 3,000 sf home w/a fine tooth comb. You came prepared w/a device to measure the unevenness of my yard. You were patient w/me & answered all questions I had. I have peace of mind knowing what the minor & somewhat major problems w/my home are before signing off on the rep's paper.Had I not hired Mr. Rittenhouse, this decision would have haunted me until I sold the house. My report was detailed w/a table of contents, pics, descriptions problems, & instructions for repair/replacement. Awesome 35-pg report! Thanks so much!
- V.M., Crozet VA, August 2013
Thank you very much for doing our home inspection. It was very thoroughly and professionally done. We appreciate you reviewing everything you found with us immediately.
- J.J., Charlottesville VA, May 2013
Very courteous, explains all questions to clients and has an excellent demeanor while inspecting.
- Q.B., Charlottesville VA, March 2013
Shane's extensive and thorough inspection will help us prepare our home for sale.
- C.M., March 2013
Dear Mr. Rittenhouse, I am very pleased with your recent home inspection. I especially liked your immediate attention and willingness to accommodate my wife and me with an appointment within 24 hours. Both of us felt at ease with you and we found you to be very thorough and knowledgeable, with great attention to detail. You found things in our home that I never would have thought of and I now feel comfortable knowing our home has had a thorough inspection. I especially liked your professionalism, the thoroughness of your work, your friendliness and your being down-to-earth in explaining each aspect of the report shown with photos of trouble spots. I seemed a personal endeavor for you, honest and straightforward. When the inspection was completed, you provided us with a computer generated report and reviewed the document with my wife and me. Please know that you may use this short note to show prospective customers. Sincerely, Stuart Chaplain
- S.C., VA Beach VA, April 2012