The John Cranor Difference

As a Virginia Licensed Home Inspector with the New Residential Construction endorsement, an EDI Level II Building Envelope Consultant, an ASHI Certified Inspector and 24-years of inspection experience, John Cranor has the knowledge, crendentials and confidence to deliver an exceptional thorough inspection with only your best interest in mind.  As a third generation contractor that slowly transitioned to an inspector,  John has been around construction most of his life... Everyone knows something...he knows houses!  In his career as an inspector he has completed many thousands of inspections, chaired two committees for the American Society of Home Inspectors which included the Technical and Standards committees. The committees develop, review and interpret resources for inspectors and consumers.  This background and professional journey has provided John Cranor with the knowledge, experience and ability to provide a superior service to his clients. 


John Cranor's credentials as follows:

Certified Inspector of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) - 24 year member

Commonwealth of VA Licensed Home Inspector #3380 000119, Exp. 10/31/2023 (NRS)

EDI Level II Building Envelope Inspector (Active)

EDI Adhered Stone Veneer Advanced Certification (Active)

EDI Certified Toxic Drywall Inspector #TDVA-004 (expired / inactive)

Certified Residential Thermographer

Member and past President (2016-18) of the Central Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). 

Member and past President (2008/09) for the Virginia Association of Real Estate Inspectors (VAREI) and served on the board of directors for 6 years.

Maintained a Commonwealth of Virginia Contractor's License in Roofing, Home Improvements and Radon Mitigation up until 2005

In the inspection business for 24-years (since 1998) but began working in the construction field more than 40 years ago.

His experience in roofing allows him to routinely hire out as a roof inspector and has testified as an expert numerous times

Served on the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Technical Committee for four years (2002 through 2005) and was chairman of that committee for three years

Chaired the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Standards of Practice Committee for three years (2006 - 2008)

American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Standards of Practice Committee Member in 2011.

Has continuously served on the Board of Directors for the Central Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors since 2001 which includes committee chair, secretary, Vice President and President.  

Honored by being invited to Chicago and served as a subject matter expert, assisting in writing exam questions as well as an exam review for the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors

Have been interviewed concerning home inspections and have been quoted in both local and national print media numerous times and have been interviewed on the local news about inspection issues

Quoted in the Best Selling book "The Everything Homebuying" third addition by Piper Nichole about why home inspections are important.

Honored and recognized as a reviewer in the book "Everybody's Building Code" by Bruce Barker

Authored and published inspection articles in "Shingle Roofing", "EPDM Roofing", "Flat Roofing",  "Inspector Safety in Crawl Spaces", "The facts about Clothes Dryer Exhaust Systems", "How to Identify a Manufactured Home", "Roofing tuitorial for Home Inspectors on on Inspecting Flat Roof to Wall Flashing", "New Home Inspections"  as well as interpretations of ASHI Standards of Practice.

Presented education on roof inspections 2016 Hampton Roads ASHI Holiday Tech Talk conference

Presented education on Report Writing at 2019 Hampton Roads ASHI Holiday Tech Talk conference

Served as a FEMA Inspector / Technical monitor for 3 weeks in Nappannee, Indiana in January 2018 

At the 2006 Inspection World Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL  John was honored to be recognized by the ASHI President for leadership of the ASHI technical committee in developing the ASHI virtual home inspection and received a Special Service Award for his efforts

John routinely hires out to assist in litigation as an expert witness and has testified as an expert in Home Inspections related issues including roofing, exterior siding and renovations in both General district and Circuit Courts to include Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hanover, Middlesex, and Prince George.  I have also testified before a General Assembly Housing Committee and in a contractor disciplinary hearing at the Department of Professional Occupation and Regulations.

Chaired, Co-chaired and has served on the education committee for the Central VA Chapter of American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) for numerous years.

Won the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2016 Super Service Award on Angies List for Home Inspections for the Richmond, VA area.

Honored by Central VA Chapter of ASHI inspector colleagues with Chapter Member of the year in 2015.

Cranor Inspection Services, LLC. is a referral based business with thousands of satisfied clients all over Central VA.  John is committed to conduct thorough and honest inspections, provides excellent customer service, and adheres to the highest technical and ethical standards.  His experience and confidence allows him to offer a 100 % refund if your are not completely satisfied with his services.

You'll not only get the facts you need to feel confident about your purchase decision, but you'll also receive useful and practical information about how to care for your new home and protect your investment. 

John will gladly answer questions and serve as your home consultant for as long as you own the home.

The cost of an inspection is based on size and age so please call or text John for a competitive quote.  But remember to only compare prices with equally crendentialed and experieced inspectors because experience is critical...

Call or Text John at 804-873-8534