Residential and Commercial Inspection Service LLC

Welcome to Residential and Commercial Inspection Service, LLC, serving the greater Chicago area with home inspections and commercial property assessments.  Whether you are already a client, or visiting for the first time, this website has been designed with you, the homeowner, in mind.  RCIS LLC knows that real estate is generally the single largest purchase any of us makes.  This site is loaded with tips, links, resources and comments from my inspections all designed to provide you with an unbiased opinion about what to do for your home.

RCIS LLC will be with you for the entire process from booking the appointment through the end of your home inspection/attorney review contingency.  And the service doesn’t end there.  When you are a client once, you are a client for life.  You can check back with your inspector at anytime with questions regarding your home:  additions; remodeling; system upgrades or how do I relight the pilot light on my fireplace or water heater.

So no matter what type of property you own or are thinking of owning, RCIS LLC will provide you with expert knowledge, detailed reporting, and use the latest technology to make sure you have the answers you need to make an informed decision.


Residential Properties Inspected

  • Condos
  • Townhomes
  • Single family attached
  • Single family detached
  • 2-4 flats
  • New construction
  • Older homes

Commercial Properties Inspected

  • Multifamily residential
  • Light office
  • • Light commercial
  • • Light industrial

I have been a home inspector since 2003.  Prior to that, I had a brief and rather unremarkable career as a real estate sales agent.  Before that, I worked in the corporate and industrial theatre world for companies that designed and built scenery, lighting rigs, and special effects for corporate functions, sales meetings, trade shows, product launches, awards ceremonies, sporting events and festivals.

My background is in technical theatre.  I received a BS from Illinois State University and an MFA from the University of Connecticut.  I worked in corporate theatre for almost 10 years before economic challenges caused companies to cut back on spending for their meetings.



Home inspection is a great fit for me.  I got the Master’s degree because I thought I would teach at the college level someday.  Now I get to teach at every inspection.  I get to show my clients how to maintain their home, how to make the home more efficient, and how to make their home safe.  I love working with first time buyers because they ask such great questions.  I really enjoy inspecting old homes.  It is great to see the history of Chicago architecture one basement or attic at a time.

My goal is to provide my clients with the information they need to make an informed decision, and to present that information in a non-alarmist way.  If there is an issue I want to describe what it is, what can be done to correct it, and what can be the consequence of not correcting it.  Most of all, I want my client to come away from the inspection knowing as much as they can about that property. I also want them to know that I am always there for them and that they are my client for life.

John R

Buyer Client

I was very impressed with the inspection provided by Jeffery Wadsworth. He was efficient, comprehensive, and very thorough. A friendly manner and ability to explain house issues in layman's terms.

Eric V

Buyer Client

Very thorough and informative inspection. Have used him three times now, and we've always been impressed. Saved us from a bad investment.

Marlene A

Buyer Client

Jeff was great, super thorough but also made sure to walk us through each element of the inspection. Our new house is !00yrs old and he clearly understands what to look for in buildings of that age, so it was comforting to have him pointing out not only what he was seeing, but what he wasn't seeing and why that was good or bad. Overall terrific experience.

Gina P

Buyer Client

Jeffrey Wadsworth served as a valuable asset in purchasing our home. He is an absolute specialist in dealing with older homes, knew precisely what was right, and needed to be fixed with our property. Jeffrey was an absolute delight to work with, and I will personally recommend his services to anyone.