Located In Ottawa IL,
The Number One
Home Inspection Company

Indoor radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. However, it is important to know that radon in your home is completely preventable! Measured by radon testing and fixed through well-established ventilation techniques, we can help ensure a safe living space for you and your family. Our team is fully equipped and educated on the detection as well as treatment of radon in a home. Contact us today!

Welcome to Ruby Home Inspection Services, Inc.

My name is Rich Mennecke. Unlike most professionals you hire, you probably won’t meet me until our appointment. I have spent the better part of 30 years restoring historic homes. I am active in my community. Whether the home you are purchasing is brand new or 150 years old, it will receive the same detailed evaluation. I have learned much of what I know by doing, but I am also a firm believer in education. A house is comprised of many sub-systems that must work in concert with each other. As a Mechanical Engineer, I have designed, built and tested systems. I would be honored to inspect your new home. I promise it will be “Reliable and thorough, providing peace of mind.” View Our Sample Inspection

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  • Roof, vents, flashings and trim
  • gutters and downspouts
  • eaves, soffits and fascia
  • grading and drainage
  • basement, foundation and crawlspace
  • water penetration and foundation movement
  • decks, stoops, porches, walkways and railings
  • heating system
  • cooling system
  • main water shut-off valve
  • water heating system
  • interior plumbing fixtures and faucets
  • electrical service line and meter box
  • main disconnect and service amperage
  • drainage sump pumps with accessible floats
  • electrical panel(s), breakers and fuses
  • grounding and bonding
  • GFCIs and AFCIs
  • fireplace damper door and hearth
  • insulation and ventilation
  • garage doors, safety sensors and openers
  • radon measurement for an additional cost
  • Termites and other wood destroying organisms for an additional cost
  • electrical panel(s), breakers and fuses
  • grounding and bonding
  • GFCIs and AFCIs
  • Termites and other wood destroying organisms for an additional cost
  • insulation and ventilation
  • radon measurement (additional cost)
  • fireplace damper door and hearth
  • garage doors, safety sensors and openers
  • skylight, chimney, and other roof penetrations

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​InterNACHI will pay up to US $10,000.00 (maximum collective aggregate) for the cost of replacement of personal property lost (and not recovered, restituted or insured) during an inspection and stolen by an InterNACHI-certified member of who had displayed the Honor Guarantee webseal (below) on his/her inspection business website and was convicted of or pled guilty (or no contest) to any criminal charge resulting from the member’s taking of the personal property. Claimant agrees that the exclusive venue for any action against InterNACHI arising out of this Honor Guarantee is the District Court in Boulder County, Colorado. InterNACHI’s Honor Guarantee is valid in all of the U.S. and Canada.

Reviews From Our Customers

Rich was very knowledgeable and accommodating to our needs. Not only was this observed on-site, but also in the report provided later that evening. The report was very easy to read and even included embedded videos for certain sections.

Stephan S.


Ruby Home Inspection went above and beyond our expectations. We truly felt he had our best interest in mind. And he’s very friendly! Always a plus in this stressful business! We  really feel we got a better inspection on this home than on our last. Would HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Allyson A.


Rich did a thorough job and the report was very helpful. I highly recommend his services.

Susan S.

Nice Guy! Knowledgeable and has your best interest in mind! I will confide in their great work!

Efrain M.

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  • Ottawa, IL
  • Serving 50 miles around Ottawa, IL
  • 815-343-9541
  • Rich@RubyHomeInspections.com
  • Hours
    Monday-Sunday 8:00am-10:00pm
  • License Numbers:
    State of Illinois: 450.011874
    IEMA: RNI2018228