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wz_003.jpgAdvanced Home Inspections of Elkhart  County, LLC is Elkhart county’s oldest inspection company serving you on a full time basis.
We are a service oriented, local, and privately owned company.  

As Advanced Home Inspections of Elkhart County, LLC, I am a State Licensed Home Inspector (Indiana Lic # HI00500078) serving you with 20 years of construction background in remodeling and new residential and commercial construction.

Advanced Home Inspection is Elkhart County’s premier service provider offering: Whole House Inspections, Pest Inspections, potable Water Analysis, Well System Inspections, Septic System Inspections and Radon Measurement.

Serving Northern Indiana in all of Elkhart, La Grange, Noble, Kosciusko, and St. Joe Counties. We are a MLS affiliate member in good standing with ECBOR, KBOR, NEIAOR, and
SB-MAOR. These memberships grant us access privileges with the MLS SUPRA key pad into homes in the MLS program. This is accomplished in communication with the listing Real Estate Agent and Seller involved.

As Elkhart county’s leading Home Inspector, I am the only inspector in the company and you get results from the owner, not an employee who clocks in for a pay check. There is no comparison. I take seriously keeping all my credentials up to date in the fields I work for you and represent. To learn more, see the Credential menu.

 Contact me at: mynest@advancedinspections.biz    574-825-HOME
or call my cell phone at 574-370-3564.  Fax 574-825-8700
Manass Hochstetler
As a Professional Service to You, Advanced Home Inspections Will:

  • Create easy to understand reports with color photos and an easy to read format.
  • Respond promptly to your calls and requests.
  • Deliver the Whole Home Inspection Report over the Internet for quick and easy access.
  • Use HomeGauge inspection software to generate a professional report with a password protected link for viewing and printing. Your report remains stored at this secured server for at least 3 years.

As a full time Inspector I am available Monday through Friday as long as there is enough daylight. I am also available on some Saturdays, depending on family commitments. Sunday is the Lord’s day. I accomplish professional results in 6 days and take a break for renewal and worship.

As a Home Professional, I am your source for free consultation concerning the components I inspected as long as you own the home I Inspect for you.

What does a Whole Home Inspection Include?

Roof: Ventilation, Flashing, Chimney, Gutters, Downspouts, Drainage, Skylights and their seals
Exterior: Siding, Trim/Windows, Porches, Decks, Patios, Driveways, Walkways, Retaining Walls, Grading/Slope, Foundation, Crawlspaces, Concrete and Masonry
Garages: Mechanical Doors, Attic Ventilation, Truss/Rafters, Insulation in Attics
Interior: Walls, Ceilings, Floors, Doors, Windows
Basement: Walls, Floor drain and Sump Pump, Girders, Piers, Beams, Floor Joists, Steps, Risers, Railings
Electrical: Panel Circuitry, Smoke Detectors, GFCI Circuits, Electrical Grounding, Switches, Plugs, Light Fixtures
HVAC: Fireplaces and dampers, Furnace, Heat Source, Air Conditioning, Filters, Gas Leaks
Plumbing: Water Heater, Relief Valves, Main Water Supply, Water Pressure, Waste Drain Lines, Sinks, Showers, Toilets
(Providing these components are present in the subject home.)


  • Certified member of the American Society of Home Inspectors www.ASHI.org
  • Member of the Great Lakes Chapter of ASHI www.greatinspectors.org
  • Credited Master Inspector by Review
    • *Master Inspector by Review is a privileged accreditation where the Inspector is reviewed by his/her peers and passes all the “must find” defects of the subject home, has served 3 years in the Chapter or ASHI National, and again passes a session of “must find” defects.  
  • 20 years of home construction and remodeling background experience.
  • Professionally performed 8000 property inspections since 2003.


I complete 30- 40 Hours of continued education per year staying current in all inspection fields of services provided.

Indiana State Licensed # HI00500078  }Indiana State Chemist License# F216568  }Indiana State Department of Health Radon License #RTP00772  }NRPP Radon ID# 105185 RT  } Indiana Onsite Wastewater Professionals Association-Installers Certificate #378,-Inspectors Certificate #2021  }St Joseph Co. Health Department Septic License ID# 01700931  }National Home Inspector Examination.