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Asheville, NC 28815

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Jonathan Hettrick

Mountain Home Inspections, LLC is a family owned and operated business based in beautiful Asheville, NC. Building on his years of experience with home  construction, renovation and maintenance, inspector Jonathan Hettrick completed formal pre-licensure training through American Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT), is licensed by the North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board (NCHILB) , and receives a minimum of 16 hours of continuing education training annually.  NC License # 3288.Jonathan is also certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors  (ID # NACHI13072404) and is a Certified Roof Data Technician for Owens Corning through InterNACHI.

Prior to opening Mountain Home Inspections, LLC, Jonathan had a professional career managing, recruiting, coordinating, organizing and planning in a variety of environments. This experience has allowed him to develop the strong communication and interpersonal skills necessary to assist you in the evaluation of your home. Jonathan has the ability to prepare a detailed inspection of your home and to present it in a manner that is easily understood. Mountain Home Inspections, LLC will take the time to work with you on your particular inspection needs in way that creates a lasting relationship you can trust. Jonathan has called Buncombe County home since 1984. He and his family currently reside in East Asheville.


NC-License# 3288 NACHI13072404


Jon has the attention to detail you demand with the ability to communicate the information to both the buyer and seller in a way that is understandable and encourages a successful transaction.

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We have bought many homes and have NEVER had such an depth inspection preformed by anyone. Hope we don?t move again BUT if we do Jonathan Hettrick will be our inspector.
- A.B., Atlantic Beach NC, December 2018
We are new to Asheville and needed to find a home inspector for our newly built townhouse before closing. We could not be more pleased to have found Jon. First, he actually read the details of our request and took the time to understand our needs. He was totally accommodating to our schedule. We were flying in late one night and out the next night for a walk through so he did his inspection the day before and them came to meet us the next day arriving early. He is also very articulate and able to communicate complex matters in a understandable way. This being new construction we didn't expect him to find too much but he did find some important things. He was very thorough even including climbing up on the roof although with a townhouse condominium the roof is not our responsibility. Some examples: a) He discovered a 3 way switch on a hallway was wired improperly, b) he itemized little missing items like a window opening bracket, c) he identified another window opening bracket that was not quite solidly in place, d) he identified that some screens for the unit stacked in the garage didn't fit the windows we had (who would have thought to look at that!), and e) he discovered the two half baths had no independent heat source (which still baffles us). And there was much more. Again, not really big items but still, with a new house it's best to start out right. And then there's his demeanor. He's so friendly and patient. He was willing to spend as much time as we needed. All in all, we could not be happier with the experience. If you need a home inspection (and you do, new house or not), both my wife and I heartily recommend Jon.
- K.C., December 2018
Thank you Jonathan, for such a thorough and detailed inspection...despite difficulty accessing some areas of the home. We look forward to working with you again. Do you offer building code consultations? As we move forward with the renovations it would be great to have someone to call on for code clarifications or reccomendations. If so please let us know! If we don't see you before... have a wonderful Holiday season.
- A.R., October 2018
This is the second time we have asked Jon to inspect a home for us. We are repeat customers because Jon is thorough and takes the time to explain his findings to us. We feel confident in making decisions about our home purchase since we have a wealth of information available in the report.
- J.C., August 2018
Great job.Very thorough.Timely finish of job.Thanks Jon.
- P.P., August 2018
Jonathan was highly recommended by a trusted friend who owns several properties in the Asheville area. Could not be happier, it is rare to find someone who is really good at what they do, that takes pride in their work, and who is truly passionate about their work, Jonathan is all these. Additionally Jonathan has a very patient and easy to follow overview process that takes place immediately after his inspection, and when you think it can't be more thorough, and complete, he emails the entire report with such incredible detail. For us, we simply took his images and comments and forwarded them to trades for quotes to have any work done. Hands down and two thumbs up a great experience.
- T.S., Foxboro MA, August 2018
We have used Jonathan on a number of houses/inspections in recent years. Jonathan is a pro - he is highly responsive, available, knowledegable, thorough and detailed. You will be well-served by Johnathan!
- E.L., July 2018
This is the 2nd time I have used Jonathan for a home inspection. I have used his expertise as a seller and a buyer. He makes you aware of the home condition whether it's a major issue or a minor one. I feel confident in selling my home and buying a new one.
- T.W., Fletcher NC, July 2018
Jonathan was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to.
- J.B., July 2018
Already gave his business card to someone else who needs an inspection.
- G.B., June 2018
Always does a great job on the inspections as well as being very informative as he goes over the report with the buyers.
- J.P., charlotte NC, June 2018
Everything about this process was super professional: from first contact to the inspection itself to follow-up. Jon was thorough and detailed, yet explained everything in layman's terms to us. The photos and film clips illustrated findings well. His report will remain a valuable resource for us as we strive to maintain our new home over the years. I will definitely recommend Jon whenever the opportunity arises! Chris Nugent
- C.N., May 2018
was very pleased to work with you Jonathan, you were most informative about any issue that interested or concerned me. Your detailed report pointed me and my family in the direction we needed to pursue. I would highly recommend HomeGauge to anyone I know in need of a housing inspection. Once again, thank you, Peter Gillette and the girls
- P.G., April 2018
Jonathan Hettrick has been great to work with; he's been reliable and thorough inspecting our home before purchasing. We appreciate his complete report with descriptions and pictures. He's been a pleasure to work with!
- P.R., April 2018
We appreciate your attention to detail in your report. The pictures were helpful toward understanding the report. Thank you for getting to the inspection promptly and having the report completed promptly. Thank you for being available for our questions and getting back to us promptly. We are very pleased with your service!
- D.S., April 2018
We were very pleased with his performance! Jonathan was very professional throughout the process. We discovered him when he inspected the home we were selling. The report was very thorough and my husband and I agreed we'd like him to inspect a house for us. He did a great job, again, very thorough and helped us see some things we'd missed. At the end of the inspection before he left he showed us pictures of the areas he'd found and talked us through them. I really appreciated that. My husband has a background in home construction and repair but he explained things so I could understand as well. It was really nice that we didn't have to wait for his printed report to know the issues we were facing. When the printed report came it was very detailed including pictures and printed explanations of the issues. One thing I liked the most were the attached pictures of how certain things would have been properly installed. It was great to see a picture and then completely understand what he had explained earlier, but I didn't completely visualize what he meant. We would highly recommend him to anyone, including friends and family!
- J.D., April 2018
It was a pleasure meeting you! Thank you and look forward to working with you again.
- C.C., Maggie Valley NC, April 2018
Jon was prompt, courteous, professional, and thorough - everything you would want when buying a home. As a first time home buyer, he went out of his way to make sure I understood not only the report, but what possible next steps I may want to look at. I would recommend Jon without hesitation.
- C.A., April 2018
Works well with scheduling and always on time. Referrals for such services as pest inspection. Thorough in inspection and explanations. His work is honest and complete, detailed with clear explanations and photos. He suggested a structural engineer be consulted; the engineer reviewed Jonathan 's report and was able to advise me without going out saving me $650! The engineer was also impressed with my home inspection report. Recommend with full confidence.
- E.C., Asheville NC, February 2018
We really appreciated Jon's flexibility and willingness to work around our fearful dog. Jon was very detailed and thorough in his report while being easy to work with and explained details in a way that was easy to understand. We will definitely use Jon in the future.
- T.W., Fletcher NC, February 2018
Jon did a great, thorough, and honest job with our home inspection. We're first-time home buyers, so it was very nice to have peace of mind provided by Jon throughout the process. He pointed out smaller details that I feel others may have missed along the way. On the day of inspection the roof was covered in snow, which allowed minimal visibility for defects - but nonetheless one was spotted. Jon went back a few days later to check out the electrical junction box (due to blockage on day of inspection) and also went back onto the roof to check it out in its entirety. He went the extra mile to ensure we were getting the full picture painted. We were very happy with the overall customer service provided by Jon - I can see easily why he is recommended!
- J.S., February 2018
Jonathan is very thorough and did a great job for my customer. He took the time to explain his results to myself and my buyer in great detail.
- J.P., charlotte NC, January 2018
Super helpful and personable. Answered all our questions and helped give us a good overall feeling for the state of the house. Thanks John!
- D.B., January 2018
Great job. Found a few issues sent the report to the seller and my new house is being repaired. Jonathan did a thorough inspection and explained everything to me. Thanks Jonathan.
- S.P., December 2017
Excellent and efficient work. You explained everything thoroughly, and even showed us important things that we needed to know, like where the shut-off valves are for the propane and water, and provided suggestions for maintaining key systems. Much appreciated!!
- J.M., November 2017
Jonathan has done two home inspections for us. He does and wonderful job. He is very detailed, thorough, and takes all the time needed to make sure we understand the findings on his report. I would highly recommend him for anyone who is considering purchasing a home !
- D.G., November 2017
I really appreciate The thoroughness of the inspection and his willingness to explain things to me as he went along. Fair priced and flexible on timing, was on time...even early and even in a hard rainstorm did a very thorough inspection...very professional. His reports were not just "fill in the blank" stuff. Will definitely use again.
- M.O., Black Mountain NC, November 2017
Jonathan was thorough, professional, and took time to explain everything to us in detail and answer all our questions promptly. Highly recommend!
- J.A., October 2017
Jon did a very thorough and professional job and I would highly recommend him.
- P.B., October 2017
Very thorough inspection, and very personable. Have already recommended!
- S.M., October 2017
Absolutely totally impressed by the thorough inspection of every part of the home. Then the time that was spent with the buyers to explain the findings and to reassure them was invaluable. Very impressed with the knowledge of this inspector of the codes and will absolutely use again.
- C.H., October 2017
We got a thorough inspection and were able to negotiate some repairs with the seller using Jon's report. We highly recommend his services for anyone purchasing a home.
- D.H., September 2017
Very thorough and pleasant. Explained things so that I understood. I was very impressed with his expertise.
- D.W., September 2017
Johnathan was very professional, and very detailed in his inspection. He explained his findings following the inspection which was very helpful. We have used other inspectors in the past but found Johnathan a step or two above the rest. We highly recommend his services!
- L.H., August 2017
Superb job again. Most thorough inspection you can get. Best of the four inspectors I have used in the last two years.
- H.H., August 2017
Jon was thorough and straight-forward in his approach and final reporting. The comprehensive nature of inspection was extremely helpful to my decision-making around purchasing a rural property. Highly recommend!
- R.C., Saint Augustine Flo, July 2017
Very thorough and sent a detailed report. Report helpful in remembering what needs to be done. Highly recommended. Wanda Peninger
- W.P., Black Mountain NC, July 2017
Your service exceeded our expectations for a home inspection. It is very apparent that you care about your customers and love what you do. We will most definitely recommend you to anyone purchasing a home. Thanks for everything!
- H.M., July 2017
Jonathan Hettrick is very thorough; fair; and explains the Inspection very clearly. He has pictures, which shows the items involved in the Inspection. An "honest" and thorough Inspector. We trust him completely with the Inspection Report.
- J.F., June 2017
This is the 2nd home we have purchased in the last 5 years. We had someone else do the 1st inspection and John Hettrick just completed our 2nd inspection. John was BY FAR the best inspector we have used. He was very thorough with his work, and then stayed with us to explain all of his findings. He made sure we, as buyers, understood any issues that he found with the home. I would recommend John to anyone that is needing a home inspection. -Bryan
- B.F., June 2017
He was very through and gave a detailed report. Thank you so very much!!
- C.I., June 2017
Jonathan helped find every detail of the house that is an issue and found the root cause of them. He was very thorough.
- A.B., May 2017
We are very grateful to Jon for his thorough inspection and for taking the time to walk through the report with us. It was very helpful as we tried to make an informed decision about whether or not to purchase this property. In the end, Jon's work helped us make a decision we could be comfortable with in the long term.
- J.C., May 2017
Jonathan is an excellent inspector and spends a lot of time at the home to be sure the buyer sees everything that could be a potential problem. I would recommend him to all of the buyers I work with.
- B.B., May 2017
The Best!!! If you care about your buyers, Jon's your man!
- M.N., Asheville NC, May 2017
Thank you for your prompt responses, efficiency and your friendly, professional attitude.
- T.D., April 2017
outstanding service
- G.L., Asheville NC, April 2017
I have known Jon for quite some time and knew immediately that he would be the one to do the inspection on my new home. He was extremely thorough and professional. He pointed out things that I otherwise would not have seen or been concerned about. I appreciate his honesty and work ethic. I would recommend him any day of the year to inspect your home. Thanks Jon!!
- M.T., March 2017
Did a thorough inspection. He was timely and provided a detailed report. We have follow up questions and Jonathon quickly responded.
- J.S., March 2017
Very thorough. Gave very specific information on what needs attention.
- G.I., February 2017
Jon is very professional and knowledgeable. He communicated very well with the client and produced an excellent inspection report. I will recommend him in the future.
- R.K., February 2017
Very informative! Saved us from making a huge mistake!
- R.T., February 2017
Very pleasant to deal with very professional and very detailed in the inspection. Explained concerns and repairs in detail.
- C.S., February 2017
Thank you for your thorough inspection of our home. We sincerely appreciate your professionalism and the details you provided in the report. Thank you also for your responsiveness and willingness to assist with our additional questions.
- W.R., February 2017
Jonathan did a great job. He was clear and concise in his explanations. He took his time with us. He answered all our questions and made several return trips to complete the inspections. Best inspection we have had in the seven homes we have bought. Thanks!!!! Steven and Teri Miller
- S.M., December 2016
Jonathan was extremely professional and made us feel totally comfortable with the inspection process. He was beyond thorough and really took the time to walk us through his findings, what they meant, and his recommendations. I recommend him to anyone looking for a home inspector, without hesitation.
- S.H., November 2016
Very thourough and helpful! Thank you, Jon!
- S.R., November 2016
Jon Hettrick is a true professional! He makes the home inspection process understandable by breaking it down with great example, using pictures and explaining it in terms even I understand! A house is a living entity that requires regular attention. When a buyer hires Mountain Home Inspections, that buyer will know what needs their new home has, and whether that attention is immediate, soon or eventually. I strongly recommend Jon Hettrick for your home inspection needs.
- A.P., November 2016
This is the first time that I utilized Jon, but it certainly will not be the last. First of all, he made the process seamless for my buyer client. The day of the home inspection and FHA super water test, he was prompt, cordial, efficient, knowledgeable and fully inspected every facet of the home including going in the crawl space and on the roof. He then thoroughly reviewed his findings with my client even immediately showing pictures on his laptop and discussing them in depth so that there was clear understanding of the issues as well as sharing utility cut-off information for a new buyer. The reports that followed were thorough and timely. I was impressed and would highly recommend him. Thank you.
- J.L., November 2016
Great job. Very thorough. Helpful and detailed report includes many pictures and videos.
- S.A., September 2016
Thank you for doing such excellent work. Although we were on a tight time frame, you came through for us, doing a thorough job and making your report available promptly. I really appreciate your going over your findings with me, and explaining the implications of what you found. You are a real pro who enjoys what you do, and we were fortunate to have the pleasure of working with you.
- M.M., September 2016
Jonathan, you are the very embodiment of a "fine toothed comb." Excellent service, thank you!
- J.S., September 2016
Jonathan has done several inspections for me during my efforts to purchase a home in Asheville. I could not be more pleased with the manner in which he conducted the inspections. He welcomed me to walk with him as he thoroughly inspected the homes. He listened to and answered all of my questions. The inspections were quickly followed up with clear, understandable written reports sent to me via email. Jonathan has a calm, courteous, trustworthy demeanor that makes interacting with him easy and pleasant. I highly recommend him as a home inspector.
- S.B., September 2016
Jonathan thank you for providing a complete and impeccable inspection report. It was a complete pleasure working with you. Working with you taught what to turn my attention to during the buying process, and how to care for my home in the future. Your attention to detail, and expertise are of great value, and I will recommend your services to anyone who in need of a home inspection. Thank you for excellent service. Katherine Becker
- K.B., Asheville NC, September 2016
Jonathan is a very thorough inspector. He will meet you at the home he is inspecting and take his time to explain results so you understand the details. He is professional and compassionate about the work he does. I would absolutely re-hire him if needed in the future.
- C.B., August 2016
I appreciate Jonathan's thoroughness and taking the time to fully explain the inspection report. We have had Johnathan inspect two of our properties and have been extremely pleases both times.
- J.C., August 2016
We had an EXCELLENT home inspection experience. Jonathan at Mountain Home Inspections was able to schedule us quickly and walk us through the entire process. He is punctual, detailed, and patient. As first time home buyers, we were really lucky to have found an affordable and quality home inspector. Thanks Jonathan!
- R.A., July 2016
John is very thorough, personable, knowledgeable, and professional.
- L.S., July 2016
Thank you!!!
- M.N., Asheville NC, July 2016
Jon did an excellent job inspecting our house. We were able to use the information Jon gave to us to have several repairs done by our builder. FB
- F.B., June 2016
Thanks so much for everything!
- L.P., May 2016
None. You were very accommodating to allow us to join you for the inspection. Your attention to every detail was amazing. You thoroughness left now doubt that any defect that could be identified by a inspection was. Thank you, Tom
- T.M., May 2016
Jonathan is a very professional and knowledgeable inspector. We used Jonathan services prior to putting our house on the market in order to address any issue before the potential buyer would. Jonathan expertise gave us peace of mind during a the stressful period that selling/ buying a house could be.
- J.D., Fletcher NC, May 2016
Very thorough inspection, with a detailed and easy to understand written report that followed. We would definitely recommend to others.
- M.H., May 2016
Jon completed a thorough and very helpful report. We could not have asked for more.
- R.F., May 2016
We were very impressed with his thoroughness. Even neighbors stopped by to say how amazed they were with how much care Jonathan was taking inspecting our home.
- M.C., May 2016
Johnathan was very detailed and very informative. Not only did he give knowledge about the house in detail but about the general area as well. Which was very helpful since we are new to the area. He was willing to go above and beyond to make sure I understood everything he was going over. I would definitely recommend him and would use him again.
- K.M., May 2016
Hi John I really appreciate your thoroughness and professionalism. It was a joy to work with you and to meet you personally. I give you my highest rating as a professional colleague and overall excellent individual! -Rick Donley
- R.D., Weaverville NC, April 2016
Jon was extremely thorough and professional. We shadowed him throughout the entire inspection and he answered every question we had and explained everything he saw and documented. Jon took many photographs and took some videos as well. We received our report very soon after the inspection and it was very well documented and clearly written for us to understand. Jon has been available for us when we called and asked him some questions we had.
- E.W., March 2016
The report was very thorough and expertly done and Jonathan Hettrick was vey professional and pleasant.
- A.L., March 2016
He did a thorough job and educated me so I could be well prepared before I bought my home.
- J.L., March 2016
Jonathan was a pleasure to work with! His inspection was thorough and he took the time to explain the results in language that was accessible to me. The written report was extremely detailed and included specific suggestions about how to remedy the problems identified. I would recommend him for a home inspection, and will definitely turn to his expertise for my future home inspection needs.
- A.L., Asheville NC, February 2016
Jonathan was a pleasure to work with! His inspection was extremely thorough, and he took the time to explain the results in language that was accessible to me. His report was detailed and contained specific recommendations to remedy the problems identified. I would definitely recommend him to anyone seeking a home inspection.
- , February 2016
I called for an inspection and Jonathan was able to schedule one for me within 3 days. I live in Miami so I was not able to be there for the inspection. We spoke on the phone afterwards and Jonathan went through the whole report with me. It was very easy and a pleasure working with Jonathan.
- C.N., Miami Beach FL, February 2016
Jon was on time and very well prepared for the inspection. Loved the videos! He was very willing to answer any questions.
- J.R., Black Mountain NC, February 2016
Jonathan was extremely thorough in his inspection, and was able to explain the results in a clear, concise manner. As someone without a lot of knowledge into the inner workings of a home, I appreciated his patience and willingness to provide explanations and guidance in a level that I could understand. I would definitely recommend him to anyone considering purchasing a home.
- A.L., Asheville NC, December 2015
You were the most thorough inspector I have ever seen! We had a pre- inspection by a family member that has been a contractor for 30 years and he didn't find anywhere near the amount of issues you discovered. If it were not for you we would have purchased a home that would have severe foundation issues and potentially dangerous for my family. We are still searching for a new home and intend to use your skills again before buying. Thank you for being so professional and thorough! Sincerely the Holloway family.
- J.H., November 2015
The report had excellent meticulous detail with pictures to accompany the text.It is very helpful to me as well as to the seller and the HOA so that everybody knows what they have to do. Thank you,Rachael Diamond
- R.D., November 2015
John is worth every penny! From my first call, until I received my report - John was super friendly and so very helpful. After crawling all over a 1928 bungalow - he spent almost 2 hours going over the many issues with the house. I am afraid if I had not had such a great inspection, that I could have missed so many problems. I learned a lot from John. It's a lot easier to make a hard decision when you have all of the information. John will let you know what's going on. My realtor told me that she had never seen a report like Mountain Home's and that she hoped all of her clients would choose him.
- C.M., October 2015
Thanks so much Jonathan for inspecting another home for me. The buyers were thrilled with your inspection.
- J.W., October 2015
I have known Jon Hettrick personally for many years, and know him to be a person of intelligence and integrity. And when my real estate agent recommended Mountain Home Inspections, it was a no-brainer to retain his professional services. It was a pleasure to have him inspect an older property we were in the process of purchasing. Although Jon was very busy that week, he fit us into his schedule and did a very thorough job. In addition to his detailed report with many photos, he talked with me personally to summarize and discuss his findings. He answered our many questions readily and was very helpful in explaining his findings, helping us to sort and prioritize items that needed prompt attention, items that could wait, and items that were noteworthy but required no attention. I get the impression that he is genuinely interested in our best interest as we moved forward with our purchase. It is clear that Jon enjoys his work and takes pride in it.
- M.M., October 2015
Jonathan was thorough and informative. I especially appreciated the time and care spent with the customer and I in going over the findings immediately following the inspection. The time you spent with us was invaluable in moving forward with this transaction as there were a number of issues that came up. By spending the time to explain these items on sight we were able to better understand the severity of the issues (or lack there of) so we could make informed decisions about how to address them with the seller. I will not hesitate to recommend Jon to my customers and colleagues in the future.
- M.L., October 2015
Jonathan was thorough and informative. I especially appreciated the time and care taken to go over the inspection report with the buyer and I immediately following the inspection. This is invaluable to us as we move forward with the transaction. This helped us both to fully understand how the home functions and gave us on-sight perspective of the severity (or lack there of) of the issues that came up. I will be recommending Jon's services to my customers and colleagues without hesitation.
- , October 2015
Great job Jonathan. All of my clients always tell me how much they like you!
- J.W., September 2015
Thanks, Jon, for a valuable, thorough and clear home inspection report! My clients loved the detail and perspective you shared while evaluating this hundred-year-old home. Your expertise and calm also provided peace of mind. Thank you! Andrew Pulsifer, Beverly-Hanks & Associates Realtor
- A.P., Asheville NC, September 2015
You did a wonderful job. I can't wait to move into my new home.
- K.M., September 2015
Jon is the type of inspector you want...thorough and detailed. The way he breaks it down made it easy to understand, and it has been most helpful for negotiating and understanding what the house needs. He leaves no stone unturned!!! Nice guy too!
- L.L., September 2015
My buyers were really happy with the inspection that Jonathan did - and they really liked him! I will keep using him! thanks Jonathan!
- J.W., August 2015
Jonathan was so great! Moving in from out of state we werent able to make it for the inspection but his expertise and ability to communicate with us through the whole process made us feel secure in our decisions. He was so personable and professional and I would use him for any future needs and recommend him to all of my acquaintances anyday! Thanks again for the great work!
- A.T., July 2015
Jonathan was so great! Moving in from out of state we werent able to make it for the inspection but his expertise and ability to communicate with us through the whole process made us feel secure in our decisions. He was so personable and professional and I would use him for any future needs and recommend him to all of my acquaintances anyday! Thanks again for the great work!
- A.T., July 2015