Need a certified professional residential inspector for your Bozeman area home?
Bozeman Home Inspections | Shedhorn Inspection Services, LLC | Belgrade, MT | Certified Inspector Walter Smith

Walt Smith, PE, CPI

Certified Professional Home Inspector

A home is most likely the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, so it’s important to have your potential investment inspected by a professional so that you understand it’s condition. I am a Certified Professional Residential Inspector trained to perform a comprehensive inspection of your home. If you honor me by permitting me to inspect your home, I guarantee you that I will give you my very best effort and do a thorough job including preparing an easy to understand Inspection Report summarizing the condition of your home.


Home Inspection

A Home Inspectors job is to help home-buyers make wise decisions…

Commercial Inspection

Our clients count on us to reveal every physical defect and major issue…

Construction Inspection

During an inspection, we’ll thoroughly evaluate the physical structure of…

Log Home Inspection

Log homes are susceptible to air leaks and moisture, resulting in shrinkage…


Home Inspection by the Numbers

  • 88%

    ...of all U.S. homeowners surveyed believe home inspections are a necessity, not a luxury.

  • 72%

    ...of U.S. homeowners agree their home inspection helped them avoid problems with their home.

  • 64%

    ...noted, in the long run, they saved a lot of money as result of their home inspection.

  • 70%

    ...assume all home inspectors must be certified and licensed, when in fact, not all are.

Poll conducted in 2011 by ASHI

Inspection Qualifications

I am a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of Montana and a Certified Professional Home Inspector and Certified SWPPP Administrator. I worked as a General Contractor building custom homes for 10-years prior to my 20-years as an engineer performing residential, commercial and municipal inspections. My qualifications include:

  • InterNACHI* Certified Professional Inspector
  • Residential Inspector
  • Commercial Property Inspector
  • Log Home Inspector
  • Roof Inspector
  • Certified SWPPP Administrator in Montana
  • 10 years’ experience as a General Contractor
  • 20 years’ experience as a Professional Engineer

* InterNational Association of Certified Home Inspectors