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Home Inspections

Home inspections are an important piece of the home buying process. They help to ensure that you are getting what you pay for and avoid unwelcome surprises. Choosing your home inspector is an important decision that many buyers take too lightly.

Because Illinois law sets minimum requirements for inspections, many people make the mistake of believing that all home inspections are the same. That is not accurate. Many home inspectors will cruise through the home with a pre-printed checklist, fill in some boxes, and hand you a stack of papers on their way out, calling it an inspection.

Premium Home Inspections performs a careful review of your prospective home and provides a thorough inspection report, complete with color pictures detailing the condition of the home you are about to buy. We deliver the results quickly and professionally so that you have peace of mind at closing time.

Additional services to help ensure a safe environment are available. Radon, mold, water quality, and air quality can all be tested. Sewer scans can also be arranged to see what’s down under.



Rick Sabatino, ACI, IRB, LEED AP, CLIPP owner and operator of Premium Home Inspections, has been an Illinois-licensed Home Inspector since 2008. He has earned the American Association of Home Inspectors Certified Inspector credentials (ACI), as well as the Inspector By Review (IBR) designation from the Great Lakes Chapter of ASHI. Rick has served on the board of both the National Association of Home Inspectors, Northern Illinois Chapter and the Great Lakes Chapter of ASHI.

Rick has been married to his high school sweetheart for more than 45 years. He has four children and four beautiful grandchildren (with three more on the way). Rick has lived in the Chicagoland area his entire life and is highly familiar with its architecture.

Rick’s 30-plus years in the hospitality industry, with facilities experience, and the construction and building materials industries helped prepare him for his career as a home inspector. A graduate of DePaul University, Rick earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts, with a focus on Facilities Management for Independent Living. He also holds a Facilities Management certificate from the College of Du Page. Rick is an active commissioner on the Building Codes Advisory Committee for Oak Park, Illinois and hold an Illinois license to teach Continuing Education classes for Realtors. Other accomplishments include earning certification as a LEED Accredited Professional from the US Green Building Council, the Certified Aging in Place (CAPS) designation from the National Association of Home Builders. He has completed study at the Living in Place Institute and earned the Certified Living in Place Professional (CLIPP) designation. Rick has been declared an Inspection Expert by a third party industry leader.