Rio Grande Equity Home Inspections

Objective. Qualified. Equitable.

Purchasing your home is a life decision.  A comprehensive home inspection report is essential in making your decision.  

Seventeen years of building experience combined with industry education enables me to provide reliable data for you to make that decision.  In addition to conventional construction I identify particular qualities associated with traditional adobe homes as well as passive solar design and alternative building materials.  To do so I utilize Carson Dunlap Horizon reporting software - an industry leader providing detailed analysis reporting with explanatory links to building industry articles and video. This innovative reporting software enables me to deliver an analysis that is clear and concise. 

Your home inspection report will detail conditions, limitations and recommendations for:

  • Roofing & Attic areas
  • Exterior & Drainage
  • Structure & Foundation
  • Electrical Service
  • Heating & Fireplace
  • Cooling
  • Insulative Qualities
  • Plumbing
  • Interior & Finishes

Accredited certification recognized as a licensing standard in over twenty seven states.  

Home inspection services are still largely unregulated in the state of New Mexico and vary greatly from state to state.  Nonetheless, I have obtained the training and continuing education established as licensing requisites by numerous municipalities, state regulatory boards and the International Council Code (ICC).  

Rio Grande Equity Home Inspections are performed under standards set forth by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. This Standards of Practice defines the scope of a residential home inspection. There are indeed limitations and conditions of a residential home inspection.  The process does not imply neither guarantee nor warranty against defect.   I am deeply committed to provide my clientele with fair, honest and reliable overviews.  I encourage clients to read the Standards of Practice so to clearly understand the home inspection and reporting process.  

As a consumer you deserve a fair and impartial assessment to the structural and operational components of your prospective home.


"Patrick was a pleasure to work with. Professional, timely, and extremely thorough. I'd hire him again in a heartbeat!" - J Mulligan. Denver, CO regarding investment purchase of foreclosure property for renovation.  

Home inspection reports should enable clients to make their purchasing conclusions drawn from objectivity.  

"We had Patrick conduct a home inspection on a mountain property we are buying. He is well versed in construction methods and finish techniques from his background in the trades. He is thorough, detail oriented and checks everything until he finds the answer. Patrick's final inspection report was sent to us later that evening and was both comprehensive and concise. If you need a home inspection done, whether pre-purchase or pre-sale, give Patrick a call. You won't be disappointed." - D Nelson. Angel Fire, NM vacation property purchase.

Are you selling your home?   Let me inspect it before you list it.  Show prospective buyers that you are dealing in good faith.  Avoid 11th-hour negotiations and delays and justify your full asking price by having your home pre-inspected now.

Brokers:  Your reputation is your most valuable asset.  Your clients trust you to guide them through a complicated, oftentimes  stressful process.  Demonstrate that their trust is justified in your referral.  I will deliver the information your clients need. 

"I highly recommend Patrick and Rio Grande Equity for home inspections. Patrick was professional and very thorough in his inspection. I received his report by email the same day. Patrick certainly gave us the confidence in knowing exactly what kind of home we are purchasing and understanding the quality and integrity of that home. Thanks Patrick!" - C Engle. Taos, NM home purchase.       

Taos County Association of Realtors (TCAR) Affiliate Member

Professional Liability Insurance  w/Hanover Insurance Group   

Patrick A. Trujillo / NACHI #16121103

A copy of InterNACHI Standards of Practice & Code of Ethics can be viewed below.