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R. Heyl and Associates, LLC

Workphone: 314-504-8504
Mobile: 314-504-8504

Kirkwood, MO 63122

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Richard M. Heyl

Before you purchase or sell your home or property, please call R. Heyl and Associates, LLC. We can help protect your investment with a thorough home/property inspection! Call us now to discuss your individual inspection needs. Work Phone: 314-504-8504 Mobile Phone: 314-504-8504

About R. Heyl and Associates, LLC

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 Kirkwood and serve all surrounding areas. We look forward to hearing from you!


Joined ASHI 1979. Member #204. Held many local/national ASHI leadership positions. Voted National ASHI President 1990.


Rick has performed over 17,500 home inspections since 1977. With 40+ years experience in construction, remodeling, real estate investments and inspections; Rick is uniquely qualified in all aspects of the real estate transaction process.


Richard completed a very thorough and detailed building inspection for my home along with useful tips and educational resources. Thanks!
- S.T., July 2019
It was a pleasure getting to know you. I truly appreciate your diligence, willingness to educate me, and recommendations on how to save money and prevent catastrophic financial situations. Sincerely, Chris Riggio 312.218.2022
- C.R., June 2018
Richard Heyl is extremely knowledgeable and very thorough. You are in good hands with him as your inspector.
- W.F., Ballwin MO, February 2018
Rick has been doing every inspection for our company which has been around 50+ years. Our clients love him and I would never use another inspector after such a quality service. Not to mention, he is on time (if not early) and VERY thorough. Rick has helped my clients save money and live happily ever after. Thanks Rick! Andrew Neff Mueller $ Neff Realtors, Inc.
- A.N., St. Louis MO, November 2017
Rick is the best! His rapport with clients is amazing. He goes above and beyond in making sure home buyers know how everything operates, not just the major systems, and how to maintain everything. If my clients have any questions, no matter how trivial, he takes the time to answer them completely. Hands down, he's my go-to inspector!
- P.S., Chesterfield MO, August 2017
Rick is my go-to inspector because he takes the time to make sure my clients understand what he's looking for and why he classifies his findings the way he does. His reports are fantastic! They're clear, concise and categorize everything so I and my clients know exactly what the problems are and what maintenance needs to be done. He inspects every property with the same level of attention and detail, as if he were checking it for his own family. I'm beyond impressed with the level of care and professionalism Rick uses when selecting his subcontractors/referral partners for gas, sewer, mold, etc. I rarely see any business take the time that he does to vet the people he works with and set the standards he requires.
- P.S., Chesterfield MO, May 2017
It was great working with you, Rick. Thanks gain for explaining every step of the inspection process and easing my mind on the process. Keep up the great work! It shows you truly enjoy your job and care about the people that hire you.
- K.K., Arnold MO, February 2017
Rick is professional, highly knowledgeable, educational and provides and excellent service for home buyers.
- L.G., St Charles MO, December 2016
Rick - is always on time & gets right to work only after he introducing myself to the clients. He makes you they are comfortable enough to ask any questions. He is knowledgeable in the many aspects of the building inspections & is unbiased as to the seller or buyer are. If you have any questions about the detailed & easy to read report he is always available to quickly reply. As he says, "after you meet him you are friends for life".
- S.T., St. Louis MO, July 2016
Thank you for making us feel so secure!
- J.D., June 2016
Rick is a fantastic inspector. He works well with clients across the board
- K.W., August 2015
Rick is meticulous is his inspection and provides and unbelievable wealth of knowledge. I highly recommend him!
- M.P., Richmond Heights MO, June 2015
Mr. Heyl was very thorough as well as informative. We appreciated his expertise and suggestions. He is very approachable yet professional with his inspection.
- D.S., Newburgh IN, June 2015
Very knowledgeable and professional. He breaks everything down so you understand it completely. Very detailed oriented and has a great sense of humor. I had no idea what to expect, but he made it easy. The report was as clear as clear can get. I hope to use him in the future
- K.M., June 2015
Mr. Rick Heyl completed a thorough buyer inspection in a timely manner; he discussed with us issues on site, and answered all of our questions. He sent a typed report of findings by the next day, that was easy to read and understand. Mr. Heyl was friendly and professional throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend Mr. Rick Heyl to family and friends in need of inspection.
- S.P., May 2015
Rick was very informative is knowledgeable.I would recommend him to anyone.
- K.c., valley park MO, April 2015
Many thanks for your attention to detail, patience with my questions, the completeness of your answers to those questions, and your positive attitude during the lengthy process. A+
- D.B., April 2015
Rick was very patient with all my questions and took the time to explain everything that was going on with my house. He took the time to explain everything on a generic level as well as on a technical level when asked. This was greatly appreciated as I am a first time home buyer, and I am still learning.
- L.S., St. Louis MO, April 2015
Rick knows his stuff and is very communicative during the inspection. I learned a lot from watching and talking with him and he is very entertaining as well.
- D.P., April 2015
Richard is personable, very knowledgeable, respecful and professional. I had complete confidence in him to fully represent my interests. Hire his guy!
- R.J., March 2015
Complete professional - obvious expert. Richard was detailed, meticulous and thorough. He answered questions, gave advice and was accommodating in every way. Could not recommend highly enough.
- G.H., March 2015
Rick, thank you so much for all the time you took to carefully inspect our future home and walking me through everything. I really appreciated the knowledge you shared and I will definitely be calling you in the future!
- Z.H., Saint Louis MO, November 2014
I never knew how interesting a home inspection could be! Rick is an expert; he knows the ins-and-outs of homes and is able to relay complicated information in everyday language. I definitely feel more confident moving forward with the purchase of this home, thanks to Rick's guidance.
- J.G., Creve Coeur MO, November 2014
Thank you again Rick. As always, you were thorough and informative. We really appreciate you!
- A.S., November 2014
Rick took the time to explain every step of the inspection to us--he basically gave us a two-hour tutorial of our new home. He was a pleasure to work with and always went above and beyond, ensuring that everything was uncovered before we closed on the house. Would highly recommend to anyone, but especially first-time homebuyers.
- B.F., October 2014
Mr. Heyl was very professional in his inspection of my potential home. I appreciate his honesty and his advice on how to improve our efficiency. He looked out for me and I truly appreciate this.
- R.B., September 2014
Thank you for the education about and aluminum wiring!
- M.M., Chesterfield MO, June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to talk with us about all of the aspects of the inspection. I really appreciate it. The one concern that my husband had when we talked last night was that one of the bedrooms had a water stain on the ceiling. Did you notice it and did you find any reason for it? Thanks again. Anna
- A.G., May 2014
We felt that Rick was very knowledgeable, thorough and attentive to our questions during his inspection. We would highly recommend him to anyone needing a home inspection!
- S.F., May 2014
Very much appreciated all the helpful ideas, and thoroughly enjoyed being with you during the inspection. You're professional and clearly knowledgeable and it was a valuable learning experience.
- R.H., Clayton MO, May 2014
Thank you for your thoroughness and ability to explain the entire process to me.
- D.N., St. Charles MO, February 2014
Great job, very thorough and takes his time to explain things. Highly recommend Rick
- R.O., St. Louis MO, July 2013
You did a great job. I like the way your report has photos at the first corresponding to the repair items. Makes it very easy!! Thanks for the help
- K.H., Clayton MO, May 2013
Richard has been very helpful and informative. We will definitely keep in touch. Thank you! Hussen
- H.H., May 2013
Thank you SO much for taking the take to explain everything so clearly and thoroughly. I feel like I know so much more about owning and maintaining a home, and I appreciate the personable and friendly service. I would highly recommend others to use Rick for their home inspections and will pass along his name to anyone looking to buy a house!
- J.L., March 2013
Rick, Couldn't be happier with your report's professional layout, excellent pictures, and clearly defined interpretations. On top of that, your personal concern for my client and exceeding the call of duty by going the "extra mile" to complete the inspection is a mark of your professionalism and good character. Thank you so much! Kris Downham
- K.D., March 2013
I have nothing but great things to say about the inspection Rick performed. He was extremely knowledgeable and professional during the inspection and 100% thorough. Rick, thank you very much for the home inspection, report, and maintenance tips during the inspection.
- M.B., March 2013
Thank you so much for your services yesterday. We are very happy to have somebody whose professional opinion we trust, and who was great to work with. We would highly recommend R. Heyl!
- C.J., March 2013
Very thorough, informative and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Rick for an inspection.
- G.B., February 2013
Rick is always professional, informative and takes time with clients and very knowledgeable! A pleasure to work with.
- S.H., October 2012
Hi Rick - As a followup on Bridlewood Terrace House insp. I think it was a conversation mixup on his name. You said with a K & he thought you ment on his last name. It really is: Marc Sevick. Thanks. Sharlyn
- S.T., St. Louis MO, September 2012
Thank you so much for everything today. We feel great knowing how throughly everything was checked... Warm Regards... Gen and Bud
- G.D., St. Louis MO, July 2012
Personable and knowledgeable. Thank you for making us feel comfortable and confident in our home choice.
- E.M., St. Louis MO, May 2012
Thanks, Rick! You do a great inspection! It's obvious that this is your passion. ~Tracy Mongoven CB Gundaker LSL
- T.M., May 2012
Rick's knowledge, experience and communication are a perfect combination! He does an excellent job explaining noteworthy items to his clients.
- B.G., St. Louis MO, April 2012
Thanks for the terrific job Rick. So glad we chose you to inspect our home. You gave us so much valuable information and answered all our questions. You are truly an expert at what you do. We will be recommending you to others. Tammy Overton
- J.O., April 2012
Mr. Heyl was absolutely excellent! He was extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and personable. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone!
- B.V., March 2012
Awesome!! Rick took the time to explain everything to us as well as little tricks once we moved in to save money! As first time home buyers, we were very inexperienced with the whole process and having someone to talk us through it was fantastic!
- S.R., February 2012
Rick was outstanding. He explained everything to me and was very patient with all my questions. We appreciate the incredibly detailed report, which we will consult throughout our ownership. Rick is competent, friendly, and professional. Highly recommended.
- N.M., Saint Louis MO, February 2012
Richard it was an absolute pleasure meeting you and I look forward to working with you in the future. I appreciate the time you took to explain the problem areas as the inspection went along.
- C.H., July 2011
Mr. Heyl has been a extremely helpful, professional and informative. I would definately recommend him to anyone needing a home inspection.
- J.G., Cedar Hill MO, June 2011
Mr. & Mrs. Mueller were so pleased with your professionalism, and attention to all the details of the property. They could not say enough good things about you. They were so pleased that you would credit them for the termite treatment due to the small size of the villa. Thank you so much!! I always know that I can count on you to take exceptional care of my buyers. Rosemarie Hunt GRI RRES CMRS CNRS Broker Sales Associate Coldwell Banker Gundaker 314 803-6689
- R.H., May 2011
Absolutely fantastic! Thank you very much for your assistance.
- T.B., Maplewood MO, May 2011
Very professional inspector with good eyes and pleasant to work with. Will recommend to friends.
- W.W., April 2011
Thanks so much Rick. My father and I were both really impressed. We didnt ask many questions because you explained things so well. I will definetly recommend you to friends that are also searching for their first home.
- J.R., April 2011
Have always been completely satisfied with your inspections. Your explanations are much better than any we could give and customers understand almost everything coming from an expert. You are our "Expert."
- W.W., St. Louis MO, March 2011
Rick - A+ job. it is a pleasure to work with you!
- S.V., March 2011
Good follow through and repore with the buyer's. Great for pre-sale inspections as well.
- K.B., March 2011
Rick was very professional, showed up on time and we had the report the same day. Would highly recommend.
- S.G., March 2011
Thank you Rick! I learned alot during your inspection, and we apprecaiate your sharing your knowledge with us. Neil and Cheryl
- N.B., March 2011
Rick is terrific at making clients aware of problems but not alarming them. He is a great inspector AND a "people person."
- v.h., Ladue MO, March 2011
Thanks for your help!
- L.S., February 2011
Thank you for your helpful advice and for my home inspection. Feel free to use me as a reference. Jack D
- J.D., December 2010
You made this part of the difficult process of buying a house easy for us. Thank you for being so open and easy to talk to!
- T.M., St Louis MO, November 2010
Without a doubt, we will recommend your company to anyone we know needing a home inspection!! There wasn't a question we asked that went unanswered and everything was explained step by step. Great Inspector, Great Company!
- C.M., October 2010
Very helpful and informative about his process and methods. Easy to work with and very willing to answer all questions.
- N.W., Rock Hill MO, September 2010
Thanks for everything Uncle Rick. You are a true blessing!
- D.E., Saint Louis MO, September 2010
Great job, Rick!
- S.B., Kirkwood MO, August 2010
Uncle Rick is absolutely wonderful! Friendly and very professional and EXTREMELY experienced and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a thorough, well explained home inspection.
- A.V., St. Louis MO, August 2010
It was pleasure meeting and working with you. You were very through, precise and professional. Thank you.
- Y.M., August 2010
Excellent job.
- E.H., August 2010
Rick was extremely thorough and knowledgeable. When he found problems, he fully documented them, explained their significance, and included comments and photos in his report. As promised, his report was ready in less than 24 hours, and is prepared in such a way that it is easy to forward to necessary parties. I highly recommend Rick as an inspector.
- B.M., Creve Coeur MO, July 2010
Rick did a great job. We will recomend him to everyone we know that is looking at homes. He was very prompt, knowledgable, hard working, and funny as well. He answered any and all questions, and pointed out things my wife and I had missed in our first two walk threws of the property. His report was very detailed, with great photos. 2 thumbs up
- S.G., St. Charles MO, June 2010
You are the very best! THANK YOU! BEHAPPY! GAY :)
- G.G., Frontenac MO, May 2010
I will highly recommend R. Heyl to everyone I know. He took the time and attention to detail, expressing to me the importance of home maintenance and explained how different features of my future home worked. Thanks Rick
- D.C., St. Louis MO, April 2010
Thank you Rick very much. I think we have found our new home.
- K.K., St Charles MO, April 2010
Thanks for explaining everything to my client and helping to ensure that he understands the issues and what is actually going on in the home.
- D.W., Chesterfield MO, April 2010
Rick was very thorough. I apprecated the fact that he explained everything to us. I know the current owners were also impressed with Rick, they asked me for the rates prior to leaving. I would recommend him to anyone and will be incontact with him in the future.
- D.H., March 2010
Very professional. Attention to detail. Also very pleasant and knows how to NOT alarm the client.
- K.W., November 2009
As I told my realtor, there was only one inspector I would trust to perform the inspection on my home under contract--Rick Heyl. I'd taken several continuing education courses taught by Rick at the St. Louis Association of Realtors a few years prior and was so impressed with his knowledge that I hired him to inspect a floor deflection problem at my home. His report was so detailed that there was no question what the contractor's scope of work would be; earlier proposals to resolve the issue didn't sound right to me, and Rick's report proved that. He is truly an expert with an eye for detail unlike most other inspectors.
- S.B., November 2009
He was very knowledgable and realistic. He seems to really like what he is doing and when that happens you get a great inspector. I will use him again. Thanks for everything, Joan
- J.S., November 2009
Rick was awesome to work with,very helpful and informative.
- M.S., October 2009
Extremely thorough and user friendly. Answered buyers' questions patiently and in easy to understand terms.
- S.D., Clayton MO, October 2009
Thank you for your professionalism and knowledge. You have made the inspection process not only informative, but entertaining. Thanks again, Frank and Jennifer WIlliams
- F.W., October 2009
very thorough
- R.B., October 2009
Rick did a great job explaining what he was doing and why. As a result we're totally confident we understand the condition of the property we're buying. I would highly recommend Rick to anyone buying property.
- A.A., August 2009
I am happy to recommend Rick to my clients because he provides a thorough inspection, answers questions factually and objectively, and relates well to each client, regardless of their level of expertise.
- C.W., Ladue MO, July 2009