Commonwealth Home Inspections, LLC



Our mission is to establish relationships built on expertise and trust so you feel confident with your home decisions.


As a licensed home inspector, licensed master HVAC mechanic, and home contractor, John Short has over 15 years of experience working in the commercial building and residential home markets.  John brings his mechanical expertise and contractor knowledge to every home inspection he does, going above and beyond to make sure his customers feel more knowledgeable at the end of the day. John takes pride in his work and treats your home as if it’s his own, leaving you with the confidence to know you are making a smart decision.

VA Home Inspector License #3380000999

Master HVAC License #2710051877

Certified New Residential Structure (NRS) Inspector

Certified Indoor Air Quality tester

Association of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Board of Directors member

15+ years experience with commercial & residential systems

Servicing the Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and surrounding Maryland area. Check out the different types of home inspections CHS offers.

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