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Dove Home Inspections LLC is the leading home inspection business in Iowa. Owner Jim Dove brings 35 years of relevant construction experience to the job.  Whether you hire him for your  home, or for a home you are considering to purchase, you'll find him to be a thorough, knowledgeable inspector.


He is also an AHIT certified home inspector, a background verified inspector, a member of ASHI, the leading home inspection industry association, and a proud US Army veteran.


In 2021, Jim added drone inspections and services including drone photography and videography after becoming an FAA certified SUAS remote pilot.  

Dove Home Inspections LLC uses the latest home inspection software in the industry and provides you with a detailed report including a pre-inspection agreement, a summary page with overview, a room by room detailed inspection including overall condition, photos, any discovered problems or safety hazards, as well as my recommendations. In most cases you'll receive your inspection report in 24 hours.

Check out my service offerings below:

Signing a Contract

Home Inspection

Once you find your new home and the sellers have accepted your offer, call Dove Home Inspections for your peace of mind. We will inspect your new home from top to bottom to ensure there are no hidden costly repairs or safety hazards. 

Using ASHI Standards of Practice, all readily accessible, visually observable installed systems and components including electrical, plumbing, heating/cooling systems, roof, and the interior/exterior structure will be inspected. Call for pricing.

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Pre-Listing Inspection

Before you place your home for sale, a pre-listing inspection by Dove Home Inspections can reveal defects that may exist in your home without your knowledge. This inspection of your home’s systems and components can save you time and help you make more money from the sale of your home! It gives you the opportunity to make necessary repairs before listing your home or establishing an asking price. A pre-listing inspection gives you leverage and confidence as a seller and can shorten the time your home spends on the real estate market. Call for pricing.

Signing a Contract

New Construction

An independent inspection by Dove Home Inspections of the building techniques and materials used during your new home’s construction will ensure that nothing has been overlooked by your builder. A new construction inspection is performed before the pre-final walkthrough and enables you to address any defects with your builder before the construction process is complete. Call for pricing.


Drone Services

A drone façade or drone roof inspection by Jim Dove can discover problem areas before expensive repairs are needed. Jim also provides drone property condition assessments, as well as drone real estate photography and drone real estate videography. Call for pricing.

Connect with me to find out how I can help with your home inspection needs.

When you hire Dove Home Inspections, I assure you I will provide you with a very thorough, complete home inspection. Let me know how I can help you! ~ Jim

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I chose Dove Home Inspections because of Jim's knowledge and experience. Jim provided a very thorough examination of my property. Turns out there were several safety issues I need to address. Had they gone unnoticed the repairs could have been quite costly. Thanks Jim!

Lisa H - Ames, Iowa


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