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  • "Larry is an absolutely stellar inspector! We could not have been more pleased. He is measured, cool, and collected and works with the up-most professionalism always."

    Erin S.
    Chicago, IL

  • "I have purchased several homes and have never  had this detailed of an inspection. If I buy again, I would only call Cottage Hill Inspections."

    Western Springs, IL

  • "Thanks so much for the thorough inspection! I appreciate your explaining everything to me so clearly and being so patient and considerate. It was extremely helpful!"

    Chicago, IL

  • "Your walk through inspection was extremely thorough & personal, and the written report was excellent."

    Rick & Lisa
    LaGrange Park, IL

  • "This was the most thorough inspection I have ever seen!! Thanks!"

    Forest Park, IL

  • "My Inspector was both professional and pleasant. I felt that he was looking out for my best interests. The best inspection I’ve ever had done!"

    Elmhurst, IL

  • "Our Inspector was Fantastic! Very informative, professional and friendly! The report was very thorough and very helpful in assessing the property!"

    Kevin & Penny
    Glendale Heights, IL

  • "Very professional, courteous and prepared. Extremely thorough!"

    Chicago, IL

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We service Elmhurst, Oak Brook, LaGrange, Oak Park, Villa Park, Lombard and all the surrounding suburbs of Chicago.

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Light Commercial Inspections now available from
Cottage Hill Inspections, Inc.

Professional, Personal, Detail Oriented

The term 'light commercial' is used to describe commercial properties containing less than 20,000 square feet, with or without living quarters attached, such as apartments. It can also include a multi- unit building containing 5 or more apartments.

Such buildings often include a small company or doctor's office and may have additional apartments in the building, or may be a warehouse of many thousand square feet. These types of structures often contain many of the same systems and components found in a residential building. So for clients planning to purchase a storefront or a warehouse, this is a perfect solution to their professional inspection needs.

Our Commercial Inspections adhere to the Standards of Practice of the American Society for Testing and Materials Designation: E 2018-08, as outlined in Section 8, excluding Section 7 (Document Review and Interviews), Sub-section 8.4.8 (Vertical Transportation) and Section 9 (Opinions of Probable Costs to Remedy Physical Deficiencies).

  • Access to the roof is expected and necessary to complete the "Walk-Through Survey".
  • A building manager or designated representative must be available at all times during the Walk-Through Survey.
  • A "Walk-Through Survey Agreement" between the client and Cottage Hill Inspections, Inc. must be signed and returned by the conclusion of the Walk-Through Survey. This agreement is usually e-mailed in advance and upon acceptance of a Walk-Through Survey Proposal.

A comprehensive, narrative style "Property Condition Report" is issued to the client within 72 hours of the conclusion of the Walk-Through Survey. This custom report will include digital photos, associated diagrams and maintenance tips.

For more information on your Commercial Property Inspection needs, please contact us at 630.530.5201.

Recent commercial property inspections include...

  • Industrial Warehouse, 3000 SF, 5416 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL (August 2011)
  • Industrial Office/ Warehouse, 10000 SF, 27845 Irma Lee Circle, Lake Forest, IL (April 2011)
  • Industrial Office/ Warehouse, 14000 SF, 820 Frontage Road, Northfield, IL (March 2011)
  • Commercial Office, 14000 SF, 1665 Larkin Avenue, Elgin, IL (April 2010)
  • Commercial Office, 8000 SF, 5848- 5852 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL (April 2010)
  • Commercial Office, 4000 SF, 1005 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL (March 2010)
  • Commercial Office, 4000 SF, 14606 John Humphrey Drive, Orland Park, IL (December 2009)
  • Commercial Office, 2 Story/ 18000 SF, 5860 111th Street, Chicago Ridge, IL (June 2009)