Thank You

First and foremost, I want to thank you for spending the last few days with me.  I really enjoy doing these field events.  I hope you all picked up a few things to help with your new profession.  The following items are to help you get your license and get your business started.


When I do these field inspections with you, I really try to go out of my way to help you understand building sciences, communications, and business practices.  I hope you felt I tried to share as much as I could with you and didn’t hold anything back.I would like to ask that you take a moment of your time and write something explaining your experience and if you felt it was helpful.

For ICA, I would appreciate it if you would post a review using the links below:


Write a review on –> Facebook


Write a review on –> Better Business Bureau

For NACHI, please make a post on their Facebook page, or their forum.


Multi Inspector Firms that are Hiring.

The following businesses are multi inspector businesses that usually look to hire inspectors. If you are interested in working with a successful group; all of these companies are successful and you can learn from each one of them. I do consider these owners personal friends of mine. And we all talk to each other.  Please tell them I gave you their contact information.


V1CE Card (An Electronic Business Card
Getting into the cell phone of the real estate agents is key.  These devices are far cheaper than business cards and are one time fees.  You can change, or update, your information at any time.  Please click here to find out more.


ADT Secure 24

Many, if not most, of our clients want to install an alarm system.  ADT is one of the leaders in the security business.  We put in our agreement that our clients’ information will be shared with ADT.  Our company receives a commission on every alarm system installed in one of our clients homes. Our association also receives a commission.

To add this to your income stream, please  They are a vendor of the IAHI and help support our lobbying efforts.


You will need an attorney to ensure your contract and report is in compliance with IDFPR Rules and Statute. You can do a search for home inspection contracts in Illinois and try to do it on your own, or you can hire a professional.  This is a serious business and I would spend the money to hire a pro, but the choice is ultimately yours. 


Craig Capilla of Charles Franklin Law is a vendor of the IAHI and an ex-prosecutor for the IDFPR.  He is our best advocate, and the best way to keep you out of hot water with the IDFPR.

His contact information can be found here.


ICA and NACHI both offer Radon education to get your license.  You can also subcontract with full time radon companies. Our company uses Sarah.  We mark up her prices and do make a profit from her.

Radon Ron – Sarah Bowers –


If you are looking for a report writing company that creates professional documents, is a great source.  You can get a free subscription for 6 months by using promotion code Inspect2021  

The fee afterwards will be $24.00 a month


If you want a professional website designed for home inspectors please visit Using the same promotion code Inspect2021, you can get the site set up for $99.95 and pay $24.95 per month with no contract.  You can also save an additional $60.00 per year if you pay a year at a time.


The business management software that I use is Inspection Support Network. Their website is  Please drop my name and they will offer you 3 months free.  This software is my savior and the success to my business..


My website is Go to training and employment and you will find our entry exam, field sheets, and videos.  I hope they help. If you want me to go over the test with you, please feel free to ask.  I am more than willing.  The best thing you can do is find out what you know and what you don’t know.  This test will do that.


Please join the Illinois Association of Home Inspectors at The membership is free.
Also join the mailing list for the IAHI 


If you want to join NACHI, and I hope you do; please visit and use promotion code BELLMAN4FREE.  This will get you 4 weeks free membership.  Another promotional code is WEBINAR. The webinar code is good for 50% off of a one year membership. NACHI membership is $50.00 per month or $500.00 per year.


I would also like to encourage you to join the NACHI, and ASHI Facebook Groups. There are many others as well. I personally would appreciate it if you would share your experience in the NACHI Facebook group.  I do quite a bit of field training for them as well.  There are a few other good Facebook groups to follow and pick up new things as well.  My favorite is home inspectors helping home inspectors.  


These link will show the results of the inspections that you did. 



My contact information is below.  I do hope you share when you pass the state exam.  Any questions you have, please feel free to reach out and ask.  I promise to respond.  I sincerely wish you the best in all you do.


Good luck and best wishes in your new endeavor.




Charles Bellefontaine
Inspector, Chicagoland Home Inspectors, Inc.

312-759-7045 | 630-327-2700 |

980 N Michigan Ave #1400, Chicago, IL 60611
Listen live on 560AM on Sundays at 8:00 a.m.