Two Certified Home Inspectors on every Orillia, Gravenhurst, Bracebridge and Muskoka inspection. 705 205 4663  We reduce wait times on site for busy clients while ensuring a through inspection.  Older home inspector white bearded with glases doing home inspection in Muskoka, Barrie, Orillia,Gravenhurst, Bracebridge, Midland, Port Carling,, Bala, Coldwater  and nearby areas.Muskoka home inspector checking log home roof Two Certified Home Inspectors on every Orillia, Gravenhurst, Bracebridge and Muskoka inspection. 705 205 4663  We reduce wait times on site for busy clients while ensuring a through inspection.  Newer home inspector doing home inspection in Muskoka, Barrie Orillia,Gravenhurst, Bracebridge, Midland, Port Carling,, Bala, Coldwater  and nearby areas.Christopher the newest member of the team at done right home inspections is a certified professional Inspector. He has over ten years of building from the foundation up as well as a great deal of roofing experience. Christopher is familiar with home cottage and commercial building and renovation and has for sever years assisted Bruce in the home inspection business.
 Bruce Grant   CMI ®                                                            Chris Grant  CPI
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 Two Certified Home Inspectors on every Orillia, Gravenhurst, Bracebridge and Muskoka inspection. 705 205 4663  We reduce wait times on site for busy clients while ensuring a through inspection.  Older home inspector white bearded with glases doing home inspection in Muskoka, Barrie, Orillia,Gravenhurst, Bracebridge, Midland, Port Carling,, Bala, Coldwater  and nearby areasBruce Grant the Certified Master Inspector for Done Right Home Inspections on every Barrie, Orillia, Gravenhurst, Bracebridge and Muskoka inspection. 705 205 4663  We reduce wait times on site for busy clients while ensuring a through inspection.  Older home inspector white bearded with glases. Hi my name is Bruce Grant and This classic Victorian style home is very like the ones along Lakeshore Bvd I started my journey in construction on back in the 70s. I was lucky to work with and learn from some true craftsmen. Occasionally I will see a strong Victorian influence on the older cottages in Orillia, Gravenhurst, Muskoka. Port Carling, Bala, Midland and Bracebridge with there wrap around decks and the octagon or round  corner towers overlooking the lakes.Even some of the older commercial buildings I inspect show signs of this influence in their construction style. I started working in the construction and building industry in 1970 with a restoration crew working on restoring early Victorian homes in Toronto. Since then I have worked on many successful projects, both full and part time, involving every aspect of home building, repair, and renovation.  


Even while operating a custom kitchen and woodwork business full time throughout the 80s, I had my hand in several renovation and building projects including both log and timberframe home projects.
Since selling that company I have continued on in the home building and renovation field.


Timberframe bent showing gable end, wall structure and floor beams almost ready for ssp,  stress skin panels, or this builder may use sip, structural insulated panels . This is very similar construction to the ones I worked onand have inspected as a home inspector in Orillia, Gravenhurst, Muskoka. Port Carling, Bala, Midland.. There are a few commercial buildings I have inspected in the Orillia area made with elements of this style. Iif not a timberframe exactly they would be classed as a hybrid of conventional and timberframe construction. There are several large builders in the Orilla, Gravenhurst, Bracebridge area incorporating more and more elements of log and timberframe construction into all types of new construction. For buyers in the Orillia, Gravenhurst, Bracebridge  and Muskoka areas, an inspector that has experience and real hands on knowledge about how these systems are built and  fail can be invaluableThat's forty years of practical hands on training and experience

Many of those years I worked in the Muskoka, Gravenhurst, and Orillia areas where I now do home inspections on a full time basis.

I bet my money to get hard won experience

   Many of my projects were homes where I bet my money and my experience that after I inspected the home I had a good, informed evaluation of the homes condition.
  I bought the properties, did the renovations myself, and made some money on each one. Did I make mistakes, you bet ! and they cost me time and money.
  But, I learned from them each time, and I didn't make the same mistakes again. Still, that's learning the hard way, and that's why you need my experience for your home inspection

You don’t have to learn the hard way.

When inspecting a home near Orillia and just south of  Gravenhurst the home inspection reveals bad eletcrical, bad joist cross bracing, and mould from water intrusion behind the vapour barrier. Investors and homeowners alike in Orillia, Gravenhurst, Muskoka. Port Carling, Bala, Midland, in fact wherever I perform a home cottage or commercial inspection can rest assured they will know the truth about a homes condition once they get my report. This was the first Muskoka home I inspected for a customer back in 2005 Although the home buyers thought this was a good start on a finished basement I had to advise them otherwise.

  The dark staining near the floor on the far right below the electrical outlet was evidence of water intrusion. I traced it to improper grading leading to water entering at the lower edge of the windowsill. I also had to report that the dark line just at the top of the foundation edge and behind the vapour barrier was caused by mould on the sill plate.
  Mould grew behind the insulation from moisture trapped within the insulation from the same moisture source.
  The "new" electrical installed in this section would not have passed an electrical inspection and fully half of the joist cross bracing throughout the home was nailed at the top only! I found that out while looking for a reason the upstairs kitchen floor tiles and grout showed cracking and deterioration.
  This could have been a multi thousand dollar disaster if not caught. Luckily, the buyer was a handy do it yourselfer and with some help he redid the grading, stripped out the basement, cleaned and finished it right.
  He also got a very nice price reduction to help in replacing the flooring upstairs and the electrical and insulation in the "nearly finished basement".

My Education Pertinent to Home Inspection


InterNACHI, Inter National Association of Certified Home Inspectors
128 Academic hours and ongoing. Courses covering the full range of home inspection best practices, procedures, and defect recognition, for every part of the home
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Carson Dunlop Home Inspection Training Program.
Carson Dunlop, & Associates Ltd. is a Toronto based consulting engineering firm which has been devoted exclusively to building inspections since 1978.  Carson Dunlop provides home inspection course content to the colleges, and in some cases provides technical support for their students via e-mail.  I elected to receive my training directly through the firm itself rather than a secondary party and I am a Graduate with 420 Academic hours. www.carsondunlop.com

The Carson Dunlop Home Inspection Training Program is also recognized as the full academic requirement towards the NATIONAL CERTIFICATION PROGRAM.

After many years of inspections and ongoing education Bruce is now a Certified Master Inspector


Chris Grant is a certified InterNACHI Home Inspector ( International Association of Certified Home Inspectors) after many years of construction and renovation experience.


For a time Chris worked with a large roofing company learning about the proper methods and materials used in roofing today. He also learned the correct ways to install roof, wall, chimney and skylight flashings.

Chris then went on to work with one of the premier Viceroy Home contractors for many years. There his knowledge of forms, foundations, framing, structure, and roofing grew immensely as the builder took on many large new home and cottage contracts. 

Chris brings to Done Right Home Inspections a well rounded education in building and structure construction. He has as well quite a bit of experience in finishing out projects. He brings to Done Right Home Inspection clients all that knowledge and the training that is ongoing on home inspection specific topics. With over one thousand inspections, more than three years in inspecting large and small homes cottages and comercial properties and hundreds of hours of inspection education Chris has the experience and knoledge you need to be sure your inspection is done right.

My Education Pertinent to Home Inspection

InterNACHI courses covering the full range of home inspection best practices, procedures, and defect recognition, for every part of the home.


To put Bruce and Chris, with their five decades of building and renovation experience, thousands of hours of home inspection education and thousands of satisfied inspection clients, to work for you: call Done Right Home Inspections at
705 205 4663