Old North State Home Inspections, Inc. is a residential home inspection company founded in February 1999, thus bringing over 24 years of home inspection experience to you.  Prior to founding Old North State Home Inspections Kent Duke, I served 21 years in the US Air Force (10 active and 11 reserve), 10 years as a crime scene investigator for Wake County and several years as a general contractor remodeling homes and doing home repairs

Kent Duke is licensed by the State of North Carolina (License #1070) and follow the Standards of Practice as set forth by the NC Home Inspector Licensing Board.  I have inspected condos from 700 square feet to estate homes over 10,000 square feet; new construction homes to homes built in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s.

Servicing The Wake, Durham, Orange, And Other Triangle Area Counties

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Buying a new home is stressful. After you have found the right house in the right location at the right price, you find yourself worrying about any problems your new home may have.

As a licensed North Carolina home inspector I will give you an experienced, unbiased, professional assessment of the condition of the physical structure of the house and various systems within the house, an expert opinion and professionally prepared, detailed report.

I will conduct a visual and physical home inspection to collect information on the condition of the home. The inspection process typically takes about 2-3 hours to complete; however, this amount of time can vary depending on the size and condition of the home.

I strongly encourage you to accompany me during the inspection. This will give you a chance to ask questions and become familiar with the systems of the home. If you can’t be at the home inspection for the entire time, try to come at the end of the inspection if possible. This will allow us to review and discuss any issues or problems discovered during the inspection and cover any questions you may have.  Also, this is a great time to discuss maintenance requirements for your new home. Typically, you will receive your written pdf inspection report by email within one (1) business day.

Your home is a group of systems which function together. I will inspect each of the following systems (if applicable):

I will inspect each of the following systems (if applicable):

  • Foundation
  • Roof
  • Exterior, walls, siding
  • Porches and decks
  • Attic
  • Electrical systems
  • Plumbing systems (tubs, showers, toilets)
  • Interior
  • Doors and windows
  • Heating and air conditioning systems (HVAC inspection)
  • Ventilation
  • Fireplaces
  • Built in appliances


A Home Inspection is essential to making an educated purchase of a new home by:

  • Finding items needing repair (both large and small).

  • Giving you information you need to negotiate for repair of items found during the inspection.

  • Answering any questions you may have about the home and its systems.

  • Giving you peace of mind that you are going into this major purchase with as much information about the condition of the home as possible.

Are You Purchasing A Home And Need An Inspection ?

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Selling your home? A home inspection prior to listing your home will give you an idea of the minor and potentially major items that need repair.

This gives you time to find someone to do the repairs without the pressure of having to have them repairs done in 10 days or less.

As an example: That small area of decayed wood or the very slow drip of a pipe leak in the crawlspace may be a quick and reasonably priced repair but it could also scare a potential buyer and cause them to walk away. Really, when was your last trip through your crawlspace?


Buying an existing home? You were so excited to find a home you loved the minute you walked in the door that:

You never noticed the 6” hole in the chimney siding even after visiting the home three times or

Thought about the house being 22 years old with the original roof.

The home inspection is a visual and physical inspection of your potential new home. A home inspection allows you to know the little and big items that may be in need of repair.


Buying a new home? Tell your builder you are thinking of having a home inspection and the likely response is “you don’t need a home inspector, this home has been inspected by the local building inspector.”

The thing is, the local building inspector did not check every electrical outlet, fill all the sinks and tubs, open and close all the windows/doors and may have never passed through the crawlspace door to see the cut floor joist under the ½ bath toilet or the drain line that’s not connected from the kitchen sink…


I am not the cheapest home inspector nor am I the most expensive. My home inspector license number is #1070 and I’ve been in business since 1999. You are about to spend money on the largest single purchase you may ever make.

Condo’s up to 1000 sq ft $375
Homes up to 1500 sq feet $425
1501-2000 sq feet $450
2001-2500sq feet $475
2501-3000 sq feet $500
3001-3500 sq feet $525
3501-4000 sq feet $550
Over 4000 sq feet Call for Quote
Re-inspections $200
Pre-drywall inspections $375 -$100 credited to cost of final home inspection
  • Radon testing $150 for continuous 48 hour monitor (additional fee may apply outside the Triangle area)
  • Additional fees will be added based on the age of the home.  Additional fees start on homes built before 1969 and vary based on the age of the home.  Additional fees start at $30. No additional fees on homes build 1970 and later.  
  • Out buildings/Boat houses are an additional $100 
  • NEW CONSTRUCTION SPECIAL: If I complete your new construction home inspection, I will return before your one year warranty expires and complete a re-inspection for $175.
  • I can also schedule or assist you in scheduling Pest and Septic Inspections.


If you are looking for a host that is devoted to providing a reliable service with some of the best support in the industry, you’ve come to the right place…

Servicing The Wake, Durham, Orange, And Other Triangle Area Counties

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We’re here for your needs.

No pressure. Just friendly contact, so we understand your needs.


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      5717 Shealtiel Way, Rougemont, NC 27572

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