Our Licensed Inspectors


Note: All inspectors are independent contractors, and not employees of Home Inspection Professionals - HIP.

John Chittick

Home Inspector

As a licensed Home Inspector in North Carolina for twelve years, a licensed General Contractor for six, I have been doing home inspections full-time in the New Bern and Eastern North Carolina area the entire time. I am certified by the leading home inspection training school in North Carolina also in Mold and Radon inspections. I built my first home in New Bern in 1996, and I have been in the building industry for over 25 Years. I have established myself as one of the leading home inspectors in the area and was the local chapter president of the North Carolina Home Inspector Association in 2008. On a personal note, I coach soccer and volunteer for the Coastal United Soccer Association and have been a past president of the association. See you on the soccer fields!

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Jim Chittick

Home Inspector

As a licensed Home Inspector in North Carolina since 2004 and a licensed General Contractor in North and South Carolina since 1985 with additional years in the building industry before that; I have built homes in the Charlotte and New Bern area as well as worked on construction projects in Puerto Rico and New York. On a personal note I have been an active member of the New Bern Civic Theater and past president of the board. See you at the theater!

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Bryan Barber

Home Inspector

As a recently retired Marine with multiple tours overseas, I made New Bern my home in 2002. I completed my home inspector training at the leading inspector training program in North Carolina, The Home Inspection Training Center, and I have been a licensed home inspector since 2015. I am also certified as a Green Inspector and Mold Inspector. On a personal note, I enjoy volunteering as a soccer coach for Coastal United Soccer Association, and I'm an avid RC flyer with over 65 flying models. See you in the sky.

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Scott Ingle

Termite Inspector

As a licensed North Carolina Pest Inspector Since 1994, I have been providing excellent pest control services to the entire New Bern, Havelock, Cherry Point, Morehead City, and Greenville North Carolina areas. On a personal note, I enjoy the outdoors by fishing and hunting. My favorite hunting seasons are duck, deer, goose, and Turkey seasons (bug season all year around).


Gil Brinson

Septic Inspector

As a member of the North Carolina Onsite Wastewater Contractor Inspector Certification Board. I have my Level IV Installer Certification and my Inspector Certification. I own and run our family farm and construction company in Grantsboro, NC.


Susan Lee

Pool Inspector

As a Certified Pool Operator with 19 years experience in the pool and spa industry I have inspected, repaired and serviced a wide variety of pools, spas and equipment. I have done pool and spa inspections, installations and repairs in Eastern NC for 8 years. On a personal note, I love being outside, especially on the water. I’ll see you on the river!


Cecilia Chittick

Business Manager

Cecilia is the Business Manager with the friendly voice on the phone that keeps everything organized and running smoothly.