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Harold Van Dyk - Owner

Harold Van Dyk – Owner

As the owner, let me start off by making you a BIG Promise. With HJ Home Inspections, Inc. of Grand Rapids, MI, you will receive one of the most through inspections and comprehensive reports available in all of the industry.

After more than 18 years in the Home Inspection Business, I’ve seen many vague, sub-standard inspection reports. Many of the reports out there run 25 to 35 pages where ours consistently run 50 to 100 pages, depending on the size of the home and the discrepancies found (most of our reports are about 70 pages).

You see, I understand this is an important step in your life. This guarantee is just one more way to demonstrate my desire and commitment to meet and exceed your expectations. Also, I want to ensure you have an enjoyable real estate experience.

So at HJ Home Inspections, we offer a simple, no weasel words Guarantee. Attend your home inspection and if for any reason you’re not satisfied with the “Quality” of the home inspection service, tell the inspector before receiving your report and we’ll either make it right, or you don’t pay the home inspection fee! We also do not limit our liability. (See “How to Avoid the Limit of Liability above)

How Can We Guarantee Our Inspections?
That’s easy – We’re more thorough. We take our time. We’re not trying to rush through your inspection to get to the next one. That often means we find defects the other guys don’t. And that can mean the seller, not you, will pay for the repairs. And because we’re more thorough, our fees tend to be a bit higher. So you can pay a higher fee and get a more thorough inspection, or you can save some money by hiring the cheap inspector, and maybe spend thousands more to fix the things the cheap inspector missed. “We feel so strongly that you’ll be satisfied with our inspection service and our inspection report.” This inspection is an important step in your life and we understand that we want to make sure you have an enjoyable inspection experience. This Guarantee is one more way to demonstrate to you our desire and commitment to meet and exceed your expectations.

The More Thorough We Are, The More Defects We Find, and The More Money You Save!


canstockphoto4611903Our Certified Home Inspector will spend 3 to 3 1/2 hours thoroughly evaluating all aspects of the property you are purchasing, from the roof to the foundation and all areas in between.

We want you to come along with us during the course of your inspection. Okay, if you’re a seasoned home buyer it may not be as important that you’re there the entire time.

However, if you’re new to the home buying process, it’s very important that you’re there from start to finish as we’ll not only inspect the house you’re buying, but we’ll share with you what needs to be maintained and why. You’ll get a real education about your new home.

Don’t worry, we’ll explain everything in terms you can understand. We are a “Jargon Free” Company!

One of the ways to judge the quality and professionalism of the work done by a home inspector is to take a look at their inspection report, so we have included one here for your review.

Click Here To View Our Sample Home Inspection Report (pdf)
Click Here For Our Service Area

Order Your Inspection Now! We know your schedule is very hectic so we work hard to accommodate you! Please know we offer a convenient online form here on our website for you to order your inspection. The form is a Request For A Home Inspection. Once you complete the information, please press submit. Once the inspection request is received, we will call you, usually within 1-2 hours, to go over the information and schedule the inspection. Requests received after 7:30pm eastern will be returned the next morning. If received after 3pm on Saturday, we will call you the first thing Monday morning.

Our inspection times are Monday – Thursday, 9:30am Or 2:30pm, Friday 9:30am Only



24/7 Online Scheduler – Book Your Home Inspection Here –


By using this online request form, you are requesting an inspection with the information you are entering. When you select submit at the end of the process, you will be requesting your inspection.  If you need to schedule an inspection for the same day or next morning, please call our office at (616) 217-4646 and speak with one of our Customer Care Coordinators.




Harold Van Dyk, Home Inspector, HJ Home Inspections, Grand Rapids, MI, Certified Master Inspector

hj-logo-websiteYour Premier Grand Rapids Home Inspection Company | Let this experienced HJ Home Inspections Inspector help keep you from buying The Money Pit. We’ll alert you to any and all health or safety issues and maintenance needs of the home you’re looking to buy.

HJ Home Inspections will be your home buying or selling advocate!  We are committed to providing you with outstanding service. We’re highly experienced and extremely thorough. If you’re looking to buy or sell in the Grand Rapids area, we can help!

Giving you the highest quality inspections that you can rely on is what I do best!

Call HJ Home Inspections Today (616) 217-4646 To Schedule Your Home Inspection and Other Services.


What Our Clients Are Saying

I have recommended Harold to all my buyers since 2004. He has a high degree of knowledge when it comes to inspecting homes and I trust him to give us the honest truth. I have also personally had Harold inspect homes I have bought in the past. Harold is willing to go the extra mile to make sure you have all the information you need and keeps up with current issues regarding construction and inspection practices.


Harold was wonderful! I mean really great. He did a lot more than just note the state of things as we walked through. He gave great advice all the time. He was worth every penny and more-an invaluable resource. He printed out the inspection results right there and was a great balance between efficiency and thoroughness.


It seemed like a very detailed inspection and all little and big issues were pointed out. Also, he did not think that a mold inspection was necessary since he said that the house seemed to be in great condition. He answered all questions we had about the house very patiently. A very detailed report was provided which was very easy to read and understand. He even sent a soft copy to the real estate agent soon after the inspection was done. Great service.