the best value home inspector in Johnstown, PA - about hpi


Welcome to Hill Property Inspections, LLC. At HPI we truly offer the best value in home inspecting in Johnstown, PA and the surrounding area. We do this by providing many free benefits to our home inspection clients that offer additional protection, valuable information, and assistance - all at a competitive price. 

Whether you’re buying or selling, a property transaction is likely the biggest financial decision you will ever make. Having your property thoroughly inspected is one of the most important things you can do before making such a major decision that will significantly affect you for the rest of your life, and our goal is to provide you with clear and detailed information about your property so you will be completely confident in your decision prior to closing.

Owned and operated by Certified Professional Inspector Steve Hill, we perform many types of inspections for homeowners, home buyers, and business owners throughout Western Pennsylvania, and we provide inspection services to both residential and commercial clients. In today's world, a home inspection is a must and occurs with nearly every real estate transaction - and for good reason. Your inspection fee is well worth the peace of mind it gives you before making such a major investment!

Steve, our owner, has extensive experience as a contractor, real estate investor, and former State Farm Insurance Agent in addition to high-level training in inspection services. That means additional knowledge of how properties are built, sold and insured beyond the standard inspection process, and that type of experience is exactly what you need in a knowledgeable home inspector you can depend on - someone who fully understands every facet of residential and business property investment. In addition, Steve is the founder and President of the Southwestern PA Chapter of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI).

We realize there are other inspectors you could work with, and we’d like to take a moment to point out what sets us apart as we seek to earn your business. We offer same-day reporting, so you will receive your report(s) immediately, and our reports are clear, easy to understand, and include high-definition photos along with written observations, recommendations, and a concise summary. Most home inspectors' reports contain countless check boxes and condition ratings that are overwhelming, confusing and difficult to weed through for the average client. On the contrary, our reports are a narrative style with simple written explanations, lots of pictures, and easy-to-understand example illustrations, making the report reading experience extremely simple and user-friendly. We use state-of-the-art technology during our inspections to ensure the most accurate reports possible. For example, we use a high quality drone for inspecting high or steep roofs, allowing us to see any roof in great detail. We charge no mileage fees within our large service area, and we proudly offer a military discount to all current and prior service members. We provide all of our home inspection clients with a free home maintenance guide, which you can save to reference as needs arise. We have a "call any time" policy, so our clients are free to call us any time, 24/7/365. If we can't answer or respond immediately, we will respond as quickly as possible. In addition, we are fully insured and offer all of our home inspection clients a comprehensive, complimentary, zero deductible, FREE 90 Day Home Warranty through Residential Warranty Services to give you true peace of mind once the inspection has been completed and you’ve moved into your new home. Beyond the home warranty, we also provide all home inspection clients with three additional free protection plans: SewerGard, MoldSafe, and a 5-year Platinum Roof Protection Plan. For more information about these great plans, click here

During the inspection, we submit information from appliances to a company called RecallChek to make sure there are no outstanding safety recalls. If there are, the manufacturer is required to send a professional to the property to do a free in-home repair or replacement, and RecallChek is a free, lifetime benefit! We will also give you the opportunity to take advantage of a service called the Porch Home Assistant to help set up any home related services you may need. You may easily opt out of this service, but many of our clients find it very helpful. As one of our clients, you also receive free access to Homeowners Resource, a very helpful service that allows you to call and speak with a professional regarding any home maintenance or repair questions you ever have, free of charge, and we provide you with a list of approved local contractors you can trust to complete nearly any job related to your home. 

In short, we don’t simply give you your inspection report and go on our way. Our job remains on-going after the inspection has been completed, and we strongly encourage you to contact us at any point after your inspection if you have any questions or simply need advice regarding your property, as we aim to build long-term, friendly relationships with our clients. We invite and encourage you to join us at the end of your inspection so you can see everything that’s inspected first-hand and we can go over the details together, in person. We very much look forward to working with you!

meet our owner


Steve Hill, CPI

Certified Professional Inspector Steve Hill is the owner and operator of Hill Property Inspections, LLC. Steve resides with his family in Windber, Pennsylvania and has experience as a contractor, real estate investor and former State Farm Insurance Agent. Steve is the founder and President of the Southwestern PA Chapter of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). He is an affiliate member of the Cambria Somerset Association of Realtors (CSAR) and stays up-to-date with changing real estate trends and the agents in our area to provide our clients with the best possible service. When he's not inspecting properties, Steve loves being outdoors, crafting woodworking projects, building and remodeling, and making music. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army JAG Corps and is proud to serve the Laurel Highlands by providing top-notch inspections and building lasting relationships within our community.

NACHI Certification #: 18030632                   

ICA Certification #: 17401

PA DEP Certified Radon Testing Individual #: 3311

IAC2 Certification #: IAC2-07-9684

FAA Certified Remote Pilot #: 4233086

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