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CheckPoint Property Inspections

Workphone: 802-503-3884
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Burlington 05403

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Joby McDonald

Before you purchase or sell your home or property, please call CheckPoint Property Inspections. We can help protect your investment with a thorough home/property inspection! Call us now to discuss your individual inspection needs. Work Phone: 802-503-3884 Mobile Phone: 802-503-3884

About CheckPoint Property Inspections

We perform thorough inspections at reasonable prices. We can help you get to know the condition of the property you are about to buy or sell, and give you the confidence you need to make an informed decision.

We are located in Burlington and serve all surrounding areas. We look forward to hearing from you!


Trained in commecial property inspections as well as state certifications in lead and natural gas laws.


Over 22 years experience over 3,000 inspections completed


Joby is professional, thorough, and knowledgeable. He takes the time to explain his areas of concern to buyers particularly when it come to health and safety issues. He is reliable , courteous, and has a great sense of humor. He is my go to guy for home inspections and I would highly recommend him.
- K.C., January 2018
Joby was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He explained things in detail and was happy to answer any questions I had for him. Highly recommend.
- J., December 2017
Great experience ( twice!) using Joby for an inspection. The experience was relaxed yet jam-packed with information not only about the property but general property maintenance which I really appreciated. Joby is professional and very thorough, also quite jovial and I would highly recommend him. Thanks Joby !
- H., November 2017
Thank you for your flexibility and honesty.
- K., September 2017
Joby was very personable, easy to work with, and explained things clearly. I would most definitely recommend him. A suggestion would be for him to bring a tape measure and have the clients measure the foundation of their future home. We figured out afterwards that the house wasn't the size the town says it is (the foundation is 120 square feet smaller) which affects the space he's inspecting, plus the assessment for tax purposes! This has nothing, of course, to do with his actual inspection but could be enlightening to many a potential home buyer.
- A., September 2017
Extremely knowledgeable and professional inspector with top of the line technology and expertise. Joby will take you through all the details on how to improve everything with your house step by step. Would highly recommend to anyone without hesitation. Eric Quintin Barre VT
- Q., August 2017
Joby McDonald is knowledgeable, patient, and professional. The house he inspected for me is over 100 years old. He knew the construction techniques of that time period and what their pluses and minuses in today's terms. He welcomed my "tagging along" throughout the inspection, explaining his findings, answering whatever questions I had. It meant that the inspection took longer than if I was not there, but he was in no way bothered by that. He also did not talk down to me as a woman. Even though my brother accompanied me throughout the inspection, when Joby found out that I am the purchaser, he addressed his comments to me. He never dismissed my questions. I also like the fact that he used a drone to view the roof, and that I am able to see the condition of the roof for myself as a result. I also found his fee to be reasonable.
- L., August 2017
Joby was very thorough and knowledgeable about everything in my new home. Great to work with! I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing a home inspection!
- C., July 2017
Joby was very pleasant and even though his written report was very thorough, including lots of images, he still time on a weekend to walk me through it all on the phone. Highly recommend!
- W., July 2017
We're so glad that a friend recommended Joby McDonald to us. He was so thorough, knowledgeable, and explained everything in layman's terms! He answered all of our questions, was completely frank and also fun to be around! We have already recommended him to friends and will continue to do so. Thanks, Joby!
- C., July 2017
Up Front, honest, tells it like it is
- B., July 2017
I would very highly recommend Joby McDonald for an inspection! In a busy season, he was the only one on my call list who actually answered his phone. We scheduled an appointment that very day and he was punctual for and personable during the inspection. He was thorough in the inspection and even before it began, providing a quote over the phone and giving any necessary reminders. His total cost was even less than he quoted! Joby is definitely the guy for the job.
- , June 2017
Joby was professional, very thorough, all around outstanding!
- M., June 2017
Joby was prompt, efficient and best of all he was very thourough. My wife and I appreciate the information and feedback he provided us and the pictures that were helpful.
- I., June 2017
Jody was a pleasure to work with on the inspection. His detailed knowledge of construction and mechanical workings made the inspection both helpful and reassuring to us. He could tell quickly whether something that looked like an issue was or not, had specific recommendations on both solutions and/or ways to test it and answered all questions until we were satisfied. His easy going manner made it an enjoyable time both learning about the details of our house as well as understanding its issues. We highly recommend Jody to anyone wanting a thorough and detailed inspection of their current or future home.
- H., June 2017
Thank you for doing the inspection!
- R., June 2017
Thank you for a thorough, intelligent, well explained inspection of my prospective new home. Your report was clear and reiterated everything we discussed in person. Your on line reporting system is amazing and so easy to use to review each area of the inspection and to create a list of items to be addressed by seller.
- L., May 2017
We learned so much at our inspection with Joby! I feel like our house will be in better shape for years to come and we'll be better homeowners because of the things we learned. We know exactly what we're buying--Joby explained everything simply but in detail. The report and all the pictures are great! We'll refer back to it for years.
- P., May 2017
Thank you for such a thorough and incredibly helpful discussion and report about the house and barn! Not only do i feel like i have a better idea of what issues there are with the house but i also feel like i have a great way to prioritize the necessary repairs and upgrades to the house as well. My previous experience with home inspectors pales pitifully compared to what you offered and how ready i feel to live in this house for many years to come.
- U., May 2017
Thanks for covering the details and taking the time to do the inspection well! i really feel like i know what i am buying now!
- C., May 2017
Joby has done 2 properties for us this month. He is very methodical. He takes his time with you to explain what he is doing and why and also how to either fix, repair or maintain the upkeep and care of each area. He goes over the updates on the regulations and codes to date. A true expert in his field and very personable. I would highly recommend his company and services. D. R. Fish
- F., April 2017
Great inspection, very detailed and a lot of great conversation and suggestions on home repair. Highly recommend Joby, great job and report. Jeff Koch April 2017
- K., April 2017
The amount of pictures and details provided were amazing. Also, the information on recommended issues and if they need a contractor to fix, estimated life cycle and possible replacement needed. Excellent communication any time need. He WILL be the one I will ask to inspect a home if I ever need it again. -Mike
- G., April 2017
Very helpful, knowledgeable and thorough. Personal contact was especially appreciated for specific questions and answers. I would recommend Joby McDonald to anyone looking for a well qualified home inspector.
- H., March 2017
It was a pleasure to work with you. A combination of practical, historical, insightful, and approachable. It made us even more excited about the property, and we now have a wonderful list to plan around for the next several years.
- M.K., March 2017
Honest and trustworthy Joby will not steer you wrong.
- T., March 2017
Joby did a fantastic job inspecting our potential home. He was extremely thorough and took the time to explain everything to us. We are so thankful to have him as our home inspector!
- D., March 2017
He was very thorough, explained everything about what he was looking for and why, and provided a comprehensive inspection report which was so useful to us upon move-in.
- M.P., February 2017
Thanks Joby for doing the inspection. Always on time, professional, and thorough. Thanks again
- Z.B., February 2017
Joby was outstanding! We will use him on all future inspections and recommend him highly.
- K.G., January 2017
Joby did a very thorough job! He was very knowledgeable on all home systems and walked through the house with us explaining everything as he went. He also advised us on how to remedy the problems he found. I also hired a plumber to walk through the house and Joby actually found a major problem in one of the cast iron pipes that the plumber missed. I would definitely hire Joby again!
- J.Z., December 2016
Very pleased...thorough and happy to explain what he was doing, seeing etc. as we tagged along. The end product/report was extremely helpful.
- W.F., December 2016
This was my first time buying a home, I was very impressed with Joby, he was professional and very personable which made the whole process rather enjoyable, he explained everything in full detail what he was looking at and what if anything needed to be repaired or modified, he was happy to answer any questions we had, he even extended that to any questions we may come up with in the future and told us not to hesitate to call him, Joby is super nice and knowledgeable, we are actually using him again on another home, would highly recommend him to anyone buying a home.
- A.N., December 2016
I can not say enough nice things about Joby. He was knowledgeable about everything we asked about, was very clear about what was and what was not a problem. He was very polite and friendly which made a 3-4 hour process enjoyable. I will recommend Joby to anyone who needs a home inspected.
- , September 2016
Joby was an excellent inspector. This was the second property that he inspected for us, and both times he has done a very thorough job. He is very good at explaining what he is looking at as he does the inspection, and provides suggestions for how to deal with issues as he finds them. I recommend Joby very highly, and would encourage anybody in need of a home inspection to utilize his services!
- S.E., September 2016
Joby is a joy to do business with! He is very professional and makes the inspection informative. I appreciate his availability & willingness to answer any questions - even afterwards!
- L.E., Montpelier VT, September 2016
Joby was wonderful! We appreciated how thorough he was and how he spoke with us directly in constructive ways about what he found and how some of the minor and more major issues with the home could be solved creatively and to code. Joby's inspection absolutley informed our decision about the home. We will use Joby in the future and happily recommend his services to others.
- P.C., August 2016
Very personable and professional. Does a thorough job.
- J.k., August 2016
He is extremely knowledgeable and is more than informative with the answers to your questions. I left confident that I knew everything I needed to know about the property!!!
- N.B., August 2016
As first time home borrowers we were very pleased with the thorough home inspection!
- J.M., August 2016
We were very happy with the thorough inspection. Joby was very helpful, patient and informative. In addition, he has also been easily accessible after the inspection for additional questions and as a valuable resource moving forward.
- A.P., August 2016
As a first time home buyer, the entire process is new to me. Having an inspector who will walk through every room and look at every corner of the property is crucial. Not only was Joby extremely thorough in his inspection, he is a pleasure to spend time with. Lastly, he produces an extremely detailed and comprehensive report within days. I will be recommending his name to anyone who is in need of his services. Thank you, Joby!
- M.B., August 2016
It was a pleasure working with you and it was so nice to walk though with you and getting the personal inspection with you we thank you for you service .
- A.Y., August 2016
He was thorough, frank, and enthusiastic! He really knows his stuff. I'm grateful for his work, and would absolutely recommend him for other properties.
- M.A., July 2016
Joby was friendly and knew everything you would need to know at the home inspection. He told me everything that needed work, and how to be maintained after. He knows what he is doing, and worth every dollar so please hire him. Reports are A+
- S.S., July 2016
Mr Joby was phenomenal. Very detailed and informative. Any question we would have had was answered in just his inspection. When "flaws" were noticed with the house, he explained where, what, and why. He made a multiple hour task fun, comfortable, and stress free. My wife and I are now, going through the purchasing process with no worries about the house itself. I never figured I'd want to have my home inspector over for dinner, but Joby will receive an invite to many BBQ's. Joby Rocks! I've recommended him several times over already.
- K., June 2016
Mr Joby was phenomenal. Very detailed and informative. Any question we would have had was answered in just his inspection. When "flaws" were noticed with the house, he explained where, what, and why. He made a multiple hour task fun, comfortable, and stress free. My wife and I are now, going through the purchasing process with no worries about the house itself. I never figured I'd want to have my home inspector over for dinner, but Joby will receive an invite to many BBQ's. Joby Rocks! I've recommended him several times over already.
- , June 2016
Joby was prompt, efficient, and friendly. Best of all, he was thorough. I appreciate the information he gave me and the pictures.
- S.T., June 2016
Joby takes time with my clients and really brings them into the inspection process fully. My husband and I have been designing and building homes for over 40 Years so I feel that I have enough knowledge to know when an inspector knows his stuff. Joby is spectacular!
- J.B., May 2016
I enjoyed touring the house with you, found it to be educational and you present things in a way that is easy to follow and understand, thank you.
- P.J., May 2016
Thanks for an exceptionally well-done job!
- S., April 2016
Thorough, professional, enthusiastic, highly competent and extremely knowledgeable. If you are buying a house in Vermont you won't find a better inspector. We recommend most highly.
- S., April 2016
I was very pleased with him and I recommended him to a friend who is in the process of purchasing a condo.
- A.C., April 2016
Truly amazing job! He is so great to work with. He is careful and takes his time, making sure he looks everything over. Joby also will gladly take the time to explain anything you would like, or you're not sure you understand to the full extent to which you would like. I will always use Joby, and recommend him to anyone!! He is so personable! Thanks soo much for your hard work and dedication! You're a special soul!
- G., April 2016
Excellent work Joby!
- s., March 2016
Joby is incredibly thorough, as well as a lot of fun to work with. I feel that he covered every base possible, and gave us some terrific safety and upgrade suggestions.
- P., March 2016
Very thorough and pleasant to work with.
- L., March 2016
Excellent home inspection, great to work with, noticed all the little details!
- H., February 2016
I would, will and have recommended you because my family and I think you provided us with a great report and lots of advice on how to make our home safe and efficient. We have started the renovations and carry around a copy of your inspection report with us as we go to make sure we address everything that you pointed out. You were very efficient and detailed about everything and answered every question we asked. Thank you so much and look forward to having you come back and inspect the home once all renovations are complete.
- R., February 2016
The inspection was very thorough, he not only did the inspection but gave several good recommendations to extend the life of existing features with maintenance and upkeep to get the most life out of our new home. Was a truly pleasurable experience. I will be calling him again for any inspection needs I may have in the future. Thanks Joby
- R.S., Burlington VT, January 2016
Thank you for your service and knowledge. we were extremely happy as well as impressed with how thorough and personal your inspection was.
- H., January 2016
The inspection was extremely thorough, the report was comprehensive. Joby was extremely knowledgeable and willing to share information with us, encouraging questions and providing information on things that would help us make our home safer and last longer. I would highly recommend Joby!
- M., January 2016
Thorough, knowledgeable, congenial, professional. responsive
- R.S., Montpelier VT, January 2016
Joby was very thorough and took the time to explain everything to me in great detail. I learned a lot from him and now feel as if I have a very good idea of the home I'm buying. Thank you Joby!
- S.S., December 2015
Joby was extremely thorough and took the time to explain anything and everything we had questions about. We had a very pleasant and informative inspection, and the report was delivered in a timely manner and included every detail.
- L., December 2015
Thanks for being so thorough, down to earth, and easy to communicate with. You made this process easy and I appreciate all the care you took - and the suggestions! Thanks again!
- F., November 2015
The report was did a great job presenting all the facts in a professional manner. The pictures helped immensely...I will certainly use your services again.
- L., October 2015
Awesome Inspector.
- E.J., October 2015
Joby was an absolute pleasure to work with on both of our home inspections. He was incredibly thorough and took the time to talk us through every nook and cranny. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services!
- F., September 2015
Very thorough with a lot of good tips and suggestions. He made sure I knew what should be fixed right away and what could wait. Thanks!
- D.D., August 2015
First I want to thank you for your prompt response to my phone message & being able to schedule the inspection appt so quickly. I thought your approach and explanations were very helpful as well as reflective of the reality of your findings. I would definitely recommend you to others ! Also will tell you I chose you after listening to your telephone message - very genuine and engaging !! Hope you are well!! Carol Graham
- C.G., August 2015
Well-informed and thorough!!! Great experience! Joby is easy to talk to and will answer any question you may have, so it is important to ask. Thank you so much for your hard work!
- S.K., August 2015
We could not have been happier with Joby. He was very knowledgeable and thorough, but he also took the time to explain what he was doing and what he was seeing, and he did it in language we could understand. He gave us a lot of useful advice about how to care for the house in the future, too. He was down-to-earth and friendly. We would highly recommend him.
- Z., August 2015
Joby was very approachable and answered all of our questions, no matter how silly we thought they might be, with very clear detailed answers. His inspection was very thorough and it was a pleasure working with him!!!
- L.O., July 2015
Perhaps you should not recommend getting opinions from so many other types of people.Yes that is a fine line. I think you did a great job pointing out what is good and what is not !!! I think that something is either done right or wrong and you made that clear !!! Sometimes less is more! Nice job Joby!
- A.L., July 2015
We have used Joby on two occasions and both times he has been responsive, punctual, thorough and thoughtful. He is patient and a pleasure to work with and I would not hesitate to use him again. Hopefully, it will not come to that, if you know what I mean.
- T.S., July 2015
Joby did a great job and made the home inspection experience enjoyable and informative.
- R.L., July 2015
I called Joby and he was able to inspect our future home in a very timely manner. During the inspection, Joby was very thorough and informative with every step. It was great to see all the ins and outs of our new home. We had originally planned on performing a Radon test as well, but once at the house we found out the sellers had recently done a test and it had passed with no problems. Joby mentioned that we could skip the test as it was very rare for anything to change, saving my husband and I some money. It was awesome to have that pure honesty from a professional. Thank you Joby!
- F., July 2015
Thanks, your report was very detailed and explanatory, and you took pictures of everything from every angle. Good work! Cathy Mayo
- C.M., July 2015
Joby did a great job talking us through everything and made sure we understood every aspect of the home inspection. There were no surprises when we received the final report.
- C.F., July 2015
I would recommend Joby McDonald as a home inspector to anyone in the market for one. He was professional and knowledgable. He was able to answer any question presented during the inspection and he gave us his full attention. We did not feel at any point that he had somewhere else to be. If home inspections could be fun and enjoyable then that is how I would describe how we felt that morning. I would like to take this moment to thank Joby for his services and if I or anyone else I know ever needs a home inspector I would immediately recommend Joby and the company he works with.
- E.C., July 2015
Joby took the time to answer all of my questions and provided very easy to understand explanations of the issues of concern throughout the house.
- H.H., June 2015
I enjoyed working with Joby on the home inspection. Very informative and professional. I didn't feel rushed and no question went unanswered. Thank you!
- E.C., June 2015
Really like Joby's approach and openness. Straightforward, professional and personable. Great experience- Thank you!
- J., June 2015
Not only are we likely to recommend you, but we have already told three different people in the less than a week since the inspection about how pleased we were with your service, detail, and expertise.
- M.D., June 2015
Joey was very personable and friendly. He walked us through the process explaining everything as we went. He was very thorough in the inspection and he was quick to explain anything that did not seem clear. It was our first time working with him and I would definitely recommend him or use him again.
- S., June 2015
Thank you so much for inspecting our new home. We were so impressed with your process, and how you answered every question we had. Being first time home buyers, we went into the inspection very nervous. You put us at ease quickly with your great attitude, and friendly demeanor. I will definitely recommend you to everyone. Thank you so much.
- F., June 2015
This is my first inspection, but I felt right at home and felt no details were left out. Great job.
- D.C., May 2015
Very thorough. Inspection was easy to comprehend. Inspector was professional and polite.
- J.H., May 2015
Joby you were amazing, very informative and very details. It was a pleasure. I will defiantly recommend you. Thanks again so much.
- M., May 2015
Joby, It was a pleasure meeting you and very fortunately for us...having you inspect the house we are looking to purchase. You were very informative about every aspect of this home and explained everything clearly and concisely; pointing out things that needed to be done and the positive aspects of this house. We both enjoyed your "down-to-earthness". This definitely put us as ease. Thank you.
- P., April 2015
Joby, Thank you for performing the inspection of the property I am purchasing. I enjoyed working with you and found you to be very professional and thorough. I would/will highly recommend you to family and friends.
- D.T., April 2015
We were very happy that we choose Joby McDonald to do our inspection. He was extremely thorough and took the time to answer the questions we had. The property was extensive that was being inspected and he took his time and showed us areas of concern. The report was clear, concise,specific and thorough. His services were well worth the fee.Joby is a true professional!
- Z., April 2015
Joby was very thorough and obviously knew what he was doing. He took the effort to examine everything.
- S., April 2015
Joby was good humored, knowledgeable and thorough. This is our first time buying a home and having someone who could set our mind at ease while making the process interesting was a definite plus.
- S., April 2015
Joby was extremely thorough. He took the time to explain his observations and findings during the entire inspection. We would definitely recommend Joby!
- M., April 2015
Thanks for the great pointers and your insight on the houses structural and mechanical details. Lets get a beer sometime.
- C.M., April 2015
Thank you for making our first inspection really thorough and taking the time to answer all of our questions... as we had many.... being first timers. Thanks again.
- G., April 2015
Joby is extremely thorough and competent. We felt very confident in his abilities and would recommend him to anyone in need of a home inspection. Well worth it.
- P.C., March 2015
Joby was great. Very professional and knowledgeable. I learned a lot during the inspection
- C.M., March 2015