Charles Bellefontaine

  • Inspecting homes since 1993.
  • Illinois licensed home inspector since 2002.
  • Member of American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) since 1996.
  • President Illinois Society of Professional Home Inspectors 1999 to 2001.
  • Director of American Society of Home Inspectors 2003 to 2006.
  • Vice President of American Society of Home Inspectors 2006 to 2007.
  • Created State Certified Home Inspector Course 2001.
  • Partner for Bellman Group, Inc.
  • Home Inspector Training Instructor for the following schools 2003 to 2020.
    • Joliet Junior College
    • Rock Valley College
    • Elgin Community College
    • Kishwaukee Community College
    • Parkland Community College
    • Blackhawk College

The most important item that I have learned as being a self-employed person and a profession leader is the value of consistently exceeding customer expectations.  This attitude has helped me become successful in both my personal and business life. 

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Charlie Bellefontaine
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by Seesppa S. on Charlie Bellefontaine
Inspector: Charlie

Basically the first hour or so involved Charlie checking everything out and taking photos. To be honest we did not even arrive with our realtor until that part was done as the last thing he needed was a nervous buyer looking over his shoulder particularly since it involved crawling around on the roof and in the attic. When we arrived Charlie loaded the photos to his laptop and went through all of the problem areas in detail including physically showing us the issues where it was feasible.

Thank you for the kind words and thinking about me as I do my work. But I actually prefer my clients with me as much as possible. Best wishes to you and your family in your new home.

by Peace Keeper on Charlie Bellefontaine
Inspector: Charlie

Thanks to the inspector's insightful detail on 12/18/19. I decided to pass on a property that had more work needed than I wanted to invest or enter into negotiations . I was unable to attend, we spoke on the phone. The report was delivered same day.

I'm sorry, yet happy, that wasn't the home for you. I'm glad you were able to make an informed decision. I also hope you find the right home for you and your family.

by William W. on Charlie Bellefontaine
Inspector: Charlie

This is the first time we have to get a home inspection done but it is hands down the best, most professional experience we have had. Charlie of Chicagoland Home Inspectors was our inspector and was extremely detailed and carefully explained everything to us.

Thank you for the kind words. I did enjoy the view from your home. I wish you and you family the best in your new home.

by Goce V. on Charlie Bellefontaine
Inspector: Charlie

Charlie came highly recommended from our realtor, Team Barnett at Baird & Warner. We are so happy we called him. He alleviated a lot of stress by being punctual, honest, and instructive. Charlie is very knowledgeable, and helped us better understand the house we eventually bought. His inspection was thorough and detailed. We couldn't have been more impressed with his attitude, honesty, and commitment. Charlie even followed up with us after the closing, answering additional questions about the property, and provided us with excellent recommendations for trustworthy professionals to help with renovations and repairs.

Thank you for the kind words. Kate is a wonderful person and a true client advocate. My best wishes to you and your family.

by Matt B. on Charlie Bellefontaine
Inspector: Charlie

We had such a great home inspection with Charlie. He was very, very, knowledgeable, down to earth, and extremely thorough - everything you could want in an inspector (especially as a first time home buyer). Also, a very quick turnaround on the report, with helpful pictures throughout the process. Would recommend without hesitation! Thank you!!

Thank you Matt for the kind words. I enjoyed your company quite a bit. It made it easy when you stayed with me during the entire home inspection. I wish more of my clients did that. Best wishes to you and your family.

by S. P. on Charlie Bellefontaine
Inspector: Charlie & Tom

These guys are awesome! The most thorough inspectors I've had experience with to-date. Their sewer scope is well worth the nominal fee. Had the pleasure of working with Charlie and Tom. The dynamic duo!

by Safdar K. on Charlie Bellefontaine
Inspector: Charlie

Charlie came to inspect this high rise condo. He is very knowledgeable, and articulate about issues that he found. Very valuable input for our purchase.

by Healthy Life Style Videos on Charlie Bellefontaine
Inspector: Charlie

Look no further for your home inspector! You will not find a more thorough company than Chicagoland Home Inspectors. One home was inspected by Charlie, who hands down covered the entire home from top to bottom. He explained in detail what was found; both benefits and safety issues. A second home was inspected by Roger. Roger carried the same consistency and detailed reporting also further reviewing his findings with us at the time of inspection. Choose Chicagoland Home Inspectors! You will be glad you did!

Thank you for the kind words. Sorry it took two tries to get you in the right house, but as we discussed, that first needed some big repairs. Best wishes to you and your family.

by Spencer S. on Charlie Bellefontaine
Inspector: Charlie & Dave

I had Dave and Charlie out this morning not just on time but early. Incredibly affable guys that were easy to talk to, answered all our questions, and gave honest good feedback. The inspection was about 3 hours and I shadowed them during the process learning a lot about what house maintenance is needed, what is good, what is bad and why, and what I need to do or who to call to take care of it. Definitely worth the money to give me peace of mind and the ability to know what to focus on and get fixed up. Thanks again Dave and Charlie for a pleasant and enlightening morning!

by Khayutin I. on Charlie Bellefontaine
Inspector: Charlie & Dave

Charlie and Dave did an outstanding and very professional job with two properties we looked into. Their input helped us to take decisions that in retrospect were very wise. This is one of the best returns on investment I have ever seen. Highly recommended!

Thank you for the kind words and GO CATS!

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