Virginia's Choice Home Inspections

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Serving Charlottesville & Surrounding Areas

Virginia's first choice for home inspections









& everywhere in between

Central Virginia's Best home inspector

Our Promise

Home inspections shouldn’t bring uncertainty to the home buying process. Our goal is to inform, educate, and empower home buyers to feel confident that they are making the right decision for themselves and their families.

We’re a favorite among homebuyers and real estate professionals in Charlottesville and the surrounding areas because of our structural engineering qualifications, thorough approach, and effective and timely communication.

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Our Services

Residential Inspections

Our fully encompassing inspections are performed by a nationally accredited and licensed inspectors. Specifics include foundations, crawlspaces, basements, exteriors, interiors, major systems and appliances, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, roof, and attics.

Commercial Inspections

Comprehensive commercial inspections ensure that all systems are safely operating, supporting structures are in proper working order, and the space is up to date on the latest accepted standards for safe and functional occupancy.

Specialty Inspections

Some of the more specialized inspections we offer include structural design and inspections, thermal imaging, pools and spas, irrigation and sprinkler system, radon inspections, and more.

Structural Inspections

We offer a wide range of structural engineering services including real estate structural inspections, manufactured home inspections (HUD), third party inspections for AHJs and private clients, and Owner’s Representative consulting. We also offer a multitude of structural design options to suit your needs.

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Hi, I’m Alex, a certified home inspector and licensed Professional Engineer

In 2011, a natural distaster changed my life forever. Today, I help homeowners understand where they live, why the structure in which they call “home” is built the way it is, and why such stringent rules and codes are in place and enforced. I help bring peace-of-mind to each homeowner I work with so they can sleep soundly in a structure that they trust will keep them and their loved ones safe.

Virginia's Choice Home Inspections - Alex Rayfield

our Virginia’s choice inspections experts

Alex Rayfield, P.E.


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Home Inspections, Commercial Inspections, Specialty Inspections, Structural Inspections, Structural Design

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As first time homebuyers, Alex demystified the home inspection process through his knowledge and professionalism.

He was incredibly thorough, and he pointed out many easy actions that we could take to prevent and maintain different home components. Alex took the time to share his opinion on triaging future repairs in terms of priority, budget, and logistics that we should begin preparing for. Alex also was able to explain complicated concepts in an easy to understand manner. We would absolutely choose Choice Home Inspections again and again!

— Heather B.


I’m a local realtor and highly recommend using Choice Home Inspections to all of my clients.

Alex has done multiple inspections for me and my clients. He is very thorough and goes above and beyond making sure my clients and myself are informed and answer any and all questions that we may have. I will continue to use Alex in the future!

— Sarah H.


Alex was fantastic to work with. He went through the home meticulously and took the time to figure out some oddities with me so I knew what I was getting into.

The report he provides is fantastic and outlines in detail all of the potential issues with the home. I’d work with him again and will definitely be suggesting him to any friends who need a home inspection.

— Jeff G.


Alex did an awesome job!! He wanted to make sure my first home was perfect for me.

He was very thorough and took the time to explain everything he found. There was a couple small things that he even brought up that I would of never noticed. Definitely recommend using Alex for your home inspection!

— Macee E.


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