NOVAhi™ - Northern Virginia Home Inspection
NOVA home inspection LLC- NOVAhi™ - focuses on providing the very best home consultations and inspections in Northern Virginia. Sergio “Serge” DelHoyo is the owner and principal inspector. Serge is a member in good standing of The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI®) and is an ASHI Certified Inspector, #248788 (Click to verify) — a designation reserved only for those members who meet the highest educational, experience and ethical requirements set by ASHI. Serge is on the Board of Directors and a Committee Chairman of the Northern Virginia ASHI Chapter - NOVA ASHI. ASHI represents more than 5,000 professional independent home inspectors and more than 80 chapters across the U.S. and Canada. ASHI maintains the most rigorous standards of practice and code of ethics enhancing professionalism in U.S. home inspection services. Founded in 1976—ASHI is the 'Gold Standard' of the home inspection industry. As the oldest and most respected professional association for home inspectors, ASHI has the most industry-stringent requirements for membership. In addition to requiring members to have a minimum level of experience, Certified ASHI Inspectors must pass The National Home Inspectors Examination. There are tests and yearly classroom continuing educational credit requirements which all ASHI inspectors must meet. ASHI Home Inspectors are the only home inpectors certified and acredited by a recognized-independent third party as The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
As a NOVA ASHI chapter member, Serge attends monthly meetings and bi-annual seminars which provide the best opportunity to learn about structural and mechanical systems as well as remain current on residential building practices, procedures, and real estate issues affecting the local Northern Virginia real estate and housing market.
Serge is also an active member of VAREI, The Virginia Association of Real Estate Inspectors. VAREI is the voice for Virginia home inspectors and consumers in statewide issues. Members that span the Commonwealth protect the standards that regulate professional inspectors and the interest of the public.
NOVAhi™ inspections may take longer than most—on average, 2½-3 hours—because we are very thorough. We not only try to detect and report all the significant major deficiencies, we point out issues or concerns that may avoid future expense and repairs, and also recommend possible upgrades to improve safety and function. Serge explains all findings so they are easily understood, answers your questions, and makes recommendations on how deficiencies can be repaired. Your home inspection is a home education!
We may be referred by your agent, but you hire us, we work FOR YOU and only you, it's that simple. ASHI inspectors are prohibited from receiving compensation (in any form) for referrals from realtors, contractors or performing paid repairs on houses they inspect. We’ll attempt to find every significant deficiency and report it accurately, objectively, without bias.
NOVAhi™ demonstrates and fulfills our professional obligation to you by promoting and proclaiming these ASHI Client Bill of Rights.
Our inspections are compliant with Virginia State Certified Home Inspections and the ASHI Standard of Practice for Home Inspections and Code of Ethics.
NOVAhi™ delivers the most professional and comprehensive Property Inspection Reports in Northern Virginia. Our reports are site-specific—jam packed with important information about the property and complete with lots of high def color photos.
Serge DelHoyo holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and an Executive MBA degree. Serge is a graduate of the Home Inspector Training Academy (HITA), and continues to pursue home inspection continuing education in excess of requirements set forth by ASHI and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Serge is highly qualified with 32 years of home remodeling—in all of the trades, and 7 years as a home inspector with proven experience in technical residential construction practices, defective materials, mechanical systems, and home maintenance. Serge has a unique combination of qualifications and communications skills that enable him to not only provide the most comprehensive home inspection—but also educate his clients on how to effectively and safely operate their home.