First Choice for a Home Inpection in Kitchener & Waterloo

Since 2003


Some of the inspections services offered by Baseline Inspections

Jamie Ruth of Baseline Inspections checking a home's fuse box as part of a pre-purchase home inspection.


Hiring a Home Inspector from Baseline Inspections to perform a pre-purchase inspection ensures that you have an independent and objective assessment of the systems and conditions of the home.

Jamie Ruth of Baseline Inspections checking the attic of a new home as part of the new home pre-delivery home inspection.


A new home Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) is your opportunity to discuss missing, incomplete, damaged or non-functionality issues with your builder prior to the close of your home.

Rod MacGillivray of Baseline Inspections performing a thermal imaging assessment during a home inspection.


A Thermal Imaging Assessment is one of the best non-destructive methods for a home buyer or seller to more accurately investigate these concerns.

Rodney MacGillivray of Baseline Inspections checking the pipes below the kitchen sink during a first year home warranty inspection.


Having a home inspection completed prior to the first anniversary of your new home purchase is strongly recommended by The Ontario New Home Warranty Program.

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Baseline Inspections

Founded by Rodney MacGillivray in 2003, Baseline Inspections has provided over 5000 home inspections to the Kitchener-Waterloo and surrounding areas. Baseline Inspections was awarded a Quality Business Award for The Best Home Inspectors in Waterloo for 2020. With a 4.8/5 star rating on Google, you know you can trust Baseline Inspections to provide you with professional and consistent home inspection services every time.

Based on over 250 independent HomeGauge ratings

Baseline Inspections was awarded The Best Home Inspectors in Waterloo in 2020

Our Inspectors

Meet our professional and courteous home inspectors

Rod MacGillivray

Rod MacGillivray

Registered Home Inspector

Founded Baseline Inspections in 2003, has since completed over 3400 home inspections.

Jamie Ruth

Jamie Ruth

Registered Home Inspector

Joined Baseline Inspections in 2012, has since completed over 400 home inspections.

Want to learn more about our inspectors?

Come on over to our inspectors page!

Google Reviews

Hear what some of our most recent customers have to say about our services!

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We just used Baseline for the second time in the past few months and could not be happier. Rod was so quick to reply and came the next day. He is so informative and helped us find our new home. He is very descriptive, professional and the report that we recieved each time had pictures and descriptions with so much information, plus the after use of the inspection and their portal that you can use to generate lists etc is GREAT! We highy recommend Baseline to anyone searching for an great home inspector that you can trust!
Brittany M
Brittany M
20:52 05 Dec 22
Booked an inspection with Baseline for a home I am putting an offer on, Rod showed up on time ready where he went through the property thoroughly leaving nothing unchecked. Being a first time home buyer, I was nervous with alot of dumb questions but Rod was very friendly and polite, he even educated me on things I would have never thought of. I recommend Rod and Baseline to anyone looking for a professional help being a buyer, a seller or an agent.
Alaa Alrifaie
Alaa Alrifaie
13:11 16 Oct 22
Rod and his team are great to work with, very detailed and explains the process along the way. We recommend them as a first to call service.
Paul Shantz
Paul Shantz
17:29 04 Oct 22
Last minute request from me for a home inspection, they showed up on time, thorough professional inspection carried out and the report was sent to me the next day. I would recommend baseline inspections to everyone.
Jason Brewer
Jason Brewer
12:43 03 Sep 22
We had an excellent experience working with Baseline Inspections. Our inspector was thorough and gave us helpful information about important details about the home. Very professional and all the essential details and findings were laid out super clearly.
14:33 10 Aug 22
Rod is a very thorough and detailed inspector. He tells it as it is, so you are aware of the shape of the home.I appreciated the professional inspection, as now I now how much to invest in bringing my home up to a safe state. Thanks Rod for your stellar service! Jo-Anne Brown
joanne brown
joanne brown
12:27 22 Mar 22
Very thorough inspection. Very detailed and well formatted report.
Robert Cooper
Robert Cooper
17:50 01 Jan 22
Rod wrote a comprehensive report about our unit, and was of great help when preparing our Tarion claim
Abel Molina
Abel Molina
01:26 29 Oct 21
Rod did a pre-offer home inspection for us. He was very thorough and explained things as we went through the house. If he could get into an area to inspect, he did (ie attic crawl space) He found many hidden issues as well as items we had missed ourselves. He gave sound advice and was down to earth in his assessments. Although we likely won't get the house now, it was worth the money spent to save the money and headache down the road.
Kevin C
Kevin C
18:18 12 Feb 21
Rod was very thorough and made sure to check all structural, electrical and plumbing features. He was also a great source of knowledge, which was great for us, who weren't terribly familiar with how houses in the area are built and what to look out for. We also got some great additional maintenance tips. The report was detailed and is definitely a good additional piece of documentation, should we ever decide to sell.Thanks, Rod!
Julian Feurich
Julian Feurich
02:23 26 Oct 20
Very professional and thorough. Rod was very patient in answering all my questions. i highly recommend this company.
Leah Almazan
Leah Almazan
17:58 16 Oct 20
Rodney was fantastic to work with. My wife and I both really enjoyed and appreciated his thoroughness and his ability to explain what we were looking at. We really felt that he wanted to make sure we felt clear and comfortable every step of the way. We are moving forward with the purchase of this house feeling very confident.
Jeremy Tracey
Jeremy Tracey
01:50 13 Aug 20
As a Realtor and builder,I must say Rod the inspector with Baseline with no doubt is one the best in inspection field. very professional, accurate and the price is not base on the time he spends at the property.He really knows his stuff in every aspects of construction .On top of all, I was so surprised when I asked him to run an inspection for a property that I wrote an offer on and the seller only gave us till end of the same day to remove the inspection condition.When I called Rod, he managed to put it in his rushed list with no extra charge and ran a complete inspection and provided us with report all in less than 4 hours same day! Great service.I will for sure keep using Baseline service.
Bita Soroosh
Bita Soroosh
15:08 17 Jun 20
We were very pleased with Rod's inspection. He was organized, efficient and focused on the items we were most concerned about. He used plain no-nonsense language to describe the condition of inspected items. Would definately use him again.
Ron Moreau
Ron Moreau
14:44 16 Feb 20
We were very pleased with our inspection after buying a new home. Rod was meticulous, thorough and extremely knowledgeable. He knew everything to look at and identified many issues that otherwise would have been overlooked. We would definitely use Baseline Inspections again for our next home. Worth every penny!
Kevin Houlihan
Kevin Houlihan
17:20 21 Dec 19
Very professional and detailed report. Went over everything with us afterwards and offered different methods of documentation.
Jason Moss
Jason Moss
00:09 12 Dec 19
Great experience working with Rod. He is very knowledgeable and the detailed report we received was very valuable before we made a final decision on the property. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking at purchasing a home
Jon Kuepfer
Jon Kuepfer
14:32 26 Nov 19
Rod was thorough, friendly, and provided a comprehensive report the same day. I will call Baseline for any future inspections.
Bryan Sansom
Bryan Sansom
14:59 25 Oct 19
I purchased an older home and Rod was very knowledgeable and helpful in the process! By the end of the inspection I felt like I knew the ins and outs of my house which made me feel comfortable with my purchase and prepared for any expenses that may pop up in the future. He even measured my staircase for me so I knew if my mattress would fit!
Lori Sigurdson
Lori Sigurdson
13:34 12 Aug 19
very professional and very knowledgeable. great experience. would highly recommend.
shaecout511 LDS
shaecout511 LDS
01:51 18 Jul 19
Rod did a very thorough inspection for us, and took the time to explain everything clearly and answer all of our questions. Would definitely recommend him.
Amanda Roberts
Amanda Roberts
01:14 17 Jul 19
Rod was a pleasure to work with. His report was sent within hours and included pictures and detailed explanations of his findings. No need to take notes during the walk through, he reports on big and small issues alike!Would highly recommend Rod, a true professional.
Shelley Cameron
Shelley Cameron
13:05 11 Jul 19
It was a pleasure meeting Rod on a Saturday afternoon during the long weekend in May to do a home inspection. He was very thorough and made sure we understood everything as he was doing his job. He had the patience to review again if we didn’t quite understand the first time and would also take the time to answer our questions. I would highly recommend Baseline Inspections.
Margaret Niemela
Margaret Niemela
16:38 20 May 19
Rodney was very thorough and gave a clear explanation of all potential small and large problems that could arise. I would certainly recommend him to my friends.
Bill Prociw
Bill Prociw
19:34 29 Apr 19
Rod was very thorough. He did an excellent job of explaining the potential problems and possible causes as we walked through. Answered all of my questions clearly and thoroughly. The final report was clear and detailed. An excellent experience.
Kevin McQuay
Kevin McQuay
13:47 26 Apr 19
I am very glad that I used this company. Rod is very thorough, with a very keen eye for detail. He exhibits very good patience in listening to questions and taking the time to explain things in both technical and layman's language. This was very important to me as a first time home-buyer. I found his home inspection report to be very comprehensive, well organized, and helpful for ongoing home maintenance. Further, Rod has been available for quick questions post the home-inspection, and he runs an eNewsletter with great home care tips & reminders. I can confidently say that I have had a wonderful customer experience with this company.
Gabriel Kachambwa
Gabriel Kachambwa
17:12 27 Feb 19
Very professional & great communication. Both my client & myself knew what was going on from the confirmation of the appointment to the end of the inspection. I loved how he had the photo's on his computer at the appointment & was able to show us his findings on the spot instead of explaining them, then having to wait for the report to see the photos. Thanks Rod!
Marcia Grove
Marcia Grove
19:41 12 Feb 19
Rod MacGillivray was prompt, courteous and professional, besides being extremely thorough. This was evidenced not only by his activities at the house, but also by the details in the report. It gave me a very good feel for this house and the work that would be involved in making it habitable. Thanks, Rod!
Rob Loewen
Rob Loewen
14:00 25 Dec 18
A thorough and professional inspection of our house before finalizing the purchase! Rod provided me with a detailed explanation of all the components of the house, responded to my questions, and prepared a detailed report of what needs to be taken care of in short and long-term. I would definitely recommend Baseline Inspections for your inspection needs.
Behrooz Golzarpoor
Behrooz Golzarpoor
21:14 25 Nov 18
We had an inspection done on a house we are going to buy. Rod is honest, thorough and very knowledgeable. He offered much helpful advice. The written report received after the inspection is extremely detailed. It includes photos pinpointing potential problem areas and a handy chart that indicates whether the inspected item is 'acceptable', 'marginal' or needs to be repaired/replaced. We highly recommend him.
Richard & Karen Fangrad
Richard & Karen Fangrad
00:59 08 Nov 18
Rod is a professional inspector. He was very professional and inspecting the house in detailed. Detailed description of the problems around & inside the house and suggested repair or upgrade option for us to follow. He was taking the time he needs to finish the job, not rushing to finish it! He was willing to stop whenever there are issues and explained to me – why and what to do with it! I am very satisfied his job and will definitely refer to my friends and family.
Terence Tang
Terence Tang
20:03 05 Nov 18
Rod was extremely thorough and very helpful during our inspection. I really appreciated the time he took and how he would answer all of our questions at any point. Extremely trustworthy and professional, I will definitely be using him again!
Megan Matsubayashi
Megan Matsubayashi
00:11 02 Nov 18
We are thankful we chose Rod. He was recommended to us by our realtor and was exactly what we were looking for in an inspector. He was diligent, he explained things clearly to us and his report was extremely helpful. We would recommend Baseline to any prospective home owners.
Mossab and Gillian Basir
Mossab and Gillian Basir
15:29 06 Oct 18
Rod came and provided us with a very detail oriented home inspection. He explained all of his discoveries. Highly recommend.
Chris Feeney
Chris Feeney
11:52 16 Sep 18
Rod was very accommodating on short notice when we found ourselves in need of an inspection. During the inspection he made us feel comfortable while at the same time passing on a lot of valuable information about our future home.The report we got shortly after the inspection was finished was very detailed and will serve us well as a 'to do' list once we have moved in. Very happy with the experience!
Jeremy Anderson
Jeremy Anderson
12:11 16 Aug 18
It was very easy to book a home inspection online through their website. Rod was on time (early in fact), personable/professional, very thorough and able to point out relevant aspects of the home both from the safety/update perspective, but also education re the features of a century home, common issues to watch for and trouble shooting in the future. He was able to create the formal report (with photos) same day. The home inspection resulted in significant peace of mind, and also a significant reduction to our purchase price as a result of his findings. Would use his services again without hesitation in the future.
Meredith Leigh Pope
Meredith Leigh Pope
23:13 06 Aug 18
Rod is amazing! He really took the time to ensure that we understood all of his findings. He was excellent at answering our questions. Rod was perfect to work with!
Caitlin MacGregor
Caitlin MacGregor
10:51 07 Jul 18
Rod completed my home inspection when I purchased my first home back in 2013. He was open and honest with everything he found while also providing us with direction on how we could correct these issues once we moved into the home. His final written report was detailed and included pictures of anything he found during his inspection that may require our attention. I was so happy with his service that I used him again this month when I decided to purchase my second home. It was his attention to detail that helped to identify a major issue with the home that I would not have noticed on my own. It is because of this attention to detail that I know I made the right decision in choosing him for my home inspection. Thank you Rod!
Brittney Patterson
Brittney Patterson
13:41 19 Jun 18
Rod did a house inspection for us recently and he was great. He was very thorough and talked us through all steps in the process.
Jeff Bertram
Jeff Bertram
14:29 11 Jun 18
Very professional and friendly Made my clients feel at ease. Would not hesitate to use them again!!!!!
Mike Atkinson
Mike Atkinson
03:49 29 May 18
Rod was very thorough with the inspection, and, patiently explained a lot of things about the unit that I might find useful. His recommendations were concise and actionable. Would happily recommend Rod & Baseline for home inspections
Osama Sidat
Osama Sidat
22:34 02 May 18

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