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WHO WE ARE

Protect Your Interests

  • Check out potential inspectors yourself.  Don’t blindly accept your agents recommendation. 

  • Visit the websites of several inspectors.  Having trouble making a choice, call and speak to the inspector.

  • The choice must be yours and should be based on the inspectors background, experience and your comfort level. The lowest price is seldom the best deal!

  • In our area, radon testing is important. The best electronic monitors provide hourly readings of radon levels, temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, and are tamper resistant.  Not all inspectors use these types of systems. We do!  

  • The report should come directly to you with a copy to your Realtor. We also include a copy to the sellers Realtor as an added benefit with permission granted as part of the inspection contract. This gets everyone on the same page with the same information quicker.

  • If you have questions before or after booking,  or after your inspection, contact your inspector. 

  • Review the report with your Realtor relative to its implications and how it relates to your contract to purchase. YOU call the shots.

Our inspectors have performed over 7,000 inspections,
We hope that yours will be next!

Experience At Your Service

Chris D. Hilton and Associates, Black Cat Inspection Services, LLC has been in business since 1998 inspecting residential and commercial properties of all types in North Carolina.  With over 50 years of building industry experience, from the ditches to the boardroom, Chris brings a vast amount of knowledge to every inspection and every inspector he trains.  Delve further into his building industry experience here.  Our goal is to provide you with the best inspection services available.  

In the Real Estate Business, it is commonly stated that the three most important criteria for selecting a property are location, location and location.  It can be said that the three most important criteria for selecting a Home Inspector are experience, experience and experience. Cost should be secondary.  The qualities shared by the best Home Inspectors are experience and the ability to observe, report and communicate based on that experience.  As a Home Inspector, what we report affects many others.  Our work must be neutral, accurate, and fair.  Homes are like people...none are perfect, but some come closer than others.

Our inspection team have professional backgrounds in construction, electrical, public safety, and education.  We provide services to a large area of North Carolina, with Winston-Salem as our headquarters.  Our expert inspectors are spread out and live in the communities we serve.  Our competitive pricing, professional service,  and stellar client reviews have earned us a reputation for excellence that we are proud of!  We stand behind our work with a no questions asked money back guarantee.

MEET THE TEAM

JOSH HEDGES

INSPECTOR #4658

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MATTHEW WEEKS

INSPECTOR #5892

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DOUG SIMMONS

INSPECTOR #5551

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EMILY CABRERA

INSPECTOR #5716

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Habla Español

GERALD RUTLEDGE

INSPECTOR #5788

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JERRY COMBS

RESIDENTIAL BRIDGE/CULVERT INSPECTOR

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JEFF KEEGAN

WEBMASTER

PAM HILTON

OWNER/ADMINISTRATOR

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CHRIS HILTON

FOUNDER & IINSPECTOR #1069

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HEAR OUR CLIENTS EXPERIENCE

Richard P.

As a real estate agent, I have to make sure that all of the vendors I use are of the best quality, my clients depend on me for that. I know that I can depend on Chris for an impeccable inspection every single time. He's honest and fair, and the most detailed and thorough inspector I've ever used. His knowledge speaks for itself but he's also kind and very friendly. He tries to teach and help you understand what he's looking at and why it's important. I could not recommend him any more.

Caroline K

Mr. Hilton and his team were absolutely wonderful! They did the most thorough home inspection and also communicated to us in terms that we could understand being our first home purchase! Mr. Hilton and his team were beyond professional, kind and courteous, offering many tips and sharing knowledge! I would absolutely recommend their services!

Joshua K

Chris and Drew are two of the most thorough home inspectors I have ever worked with. Their attention to detail is unmatched. Their knowledge and expertise have saved me and my clients money on future repairs. I highly recommend Chris D. Hilton and Associates

Kay H

For at least 20 yrs, Chris Hilton has performed home inspections for my clients, as well as my own family. He has lots of experience and knowledge to get the job done.

Lisa C

I had never used Chris Hilton before but he came highly recommended by my client. Timely, efficient, detailed and professional. We were very pleased and will definitely use again.

Michael S

Chris is a common sense realist with a plethora of construction knowledge and experience. A great asset to a potential home buyer who wants to be assured that they are getting the best bang for their buck. I highly recommend Chris and his team.

Renee L

If you need a house inspection run, don't walk, to Chris Hilton. Excellent service, explained everything to me. Outstanding professional.

Amelia R

Efficient and extremely thorough inspector. Also friendly. Definitely worth it. With out him my Fiance and I would have BOUGHT a nightmare.

Shannon W

The most thorough, knowledgeable, and professional inspector I've ever had the pleasure of working with when I purchased a home in Winston Salem years ago.  I just wished you were available in Atlanta, GA.

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