Your Winchester Home Inspector

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My Story:

Thirty years ago, my parents began restoring their eighteenth-century house in downtown Winchester.

As a kid, I was fascinated by the way my father and grandfather were able to take that long-neglected but noble old house at its ebb and make it the strong, beautiful home that it is today.

Building science and mechanics have always been part of my life. My part time jobs in high school were for an electrician and a general contractor. When I was in graduate school, my wife and I meet rebuilding houses in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Now, my wife and I are restoring our own little piece of Winchester architecture. 

My father was the first to discover the world of home inspection. He made it his career and taught me every step of the way. From him, I learned that the job of a home inspector is to teach people about the house that they are buying and put them in a position to make good decisions.

This is what Virginia Dwelling is all about.

Virginia Dwelling home inspections are unrushed, educational experiences that focus on drawing out as much information about a house as possible.

Whether you’re in Winchester, the Shenandoah Valley, Northern Virginia, or West Virginia, let us help you make your house your home.

Home Inspection, Energy Assessment , and Radon Testing

We aim for thoroughness and seek to provide an education-based experience for our home buyers and home owners. 

Getting a Home Inspection from a pro is an important step before buying your home. Whether you are buying new construction or an older home, a Home Inspection ensures you make a sound choice.

If you’re already a homeowner, let us help you keep your house safe and sound. Our Home Review will put you on the right track to safeguard your home for the long haul.

A home is the largest investment most people make. Choose a home inspector to protect that investment.

  • If you want a professional and extremely thorough inspector who teaches you throughout the entire inspection, Joseph is your guy! He was right on time on our inspection day and walked around the entire house and explained each item he was looking at and we learned A LOT. At the end, he reviewed the crucial areas he found and allowed us to ask all the questions we had! 

    Sarah D.
    First Time Home-Buyer
  • The inspection and report that Joe provided on our home will be an indispensable tool for our family for years. He was thorough, informative, and made sure we understood all that he was talking about. I highly recommend!

    Calvin S.
    A Man With A Plan
  • Joseph at Virginia Dwelling was fantastic! I had used another inspector recently for another home and their report wasn't nearly as thorough. The report and descriptions told me all I needed to know and made the negotiation with the seller easier. Additionally, Joseph took the time to explain items to me throughout the process while onsite at the house. You will not find a better inspector/company to work with. Take some of the stress out of home buying process and work with a professional like Virginia Dwelling.

    Michael R.
    A Stress-Free Home-Buyer

While you’re here, explore our website. Learn more about the home inspection process, and browse a collection of online tools and blog posts that focus on home maintenance and care.

We also offer educational classes and seminars on the many different systems at work in a given house.

ASHI Certified Inspector