DonVila Services

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60648 Lilac Road
South Bend, IN 46614
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DonVila Services

DonVila: The House Detective has offered expert inspection services since 2002. The purpose of a Whole House Inspection is two-fold. Identifying significant deficiencies within a structure is important, but client education is another goal. By accompanying the inspector, the client can become familiar with systems in the building, pick up some tips on maintenance issues and learn of potentially useful upgrades. DVS specializes in older homes and has an excellent reputation in the community. The charge for most Whole House inspections is $275. DVS creates detailed evaluations with color photos and an easy-to-read summary. Reports are delivered over the Internet to anywhere in the world within 24 hours. Copies can be sent to others at your request. We are experts in our trade and our commitment to quality shows from beginning to end of the process. We look forward to earning your business.


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Service Area

  • South Bend
  • Elkhart
  • Mishawaka
  • Bremen
  • North Liberty
  • Niles
  • Buchanan
  • Walkerton
  • Granger
  • Wakarusa
  • Osceola
  • Donaldson
  • Nappanee
  • Notre Dame
  • Tyner
  • Wyatt
  • Lapaz
  • Edwardsburg
  • Plymouth
  • Galien
  • Lakeville
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Services Offered

Home Inspection
  • General Home Inspection

Areas of Expertise

  • Home Inspections
  • Lender Foundation Inspections
  • Commercial Draw Inspections

Product Brands Used

  • DVS uses HomeGauge inspection software to generate a professional report with a password protected link for viewing.

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In Business Since: 2002
Memberships & Affiliations
  • NACHI Standards of Practice
State Licensing
Trade: Home Inspector
License #: HI00500304
Expiration: 10-01-2019
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Community Involvement

Rebuilding Together of St. Joseph County

Court Appoint Special Advocate (CASA) for children.

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