One of Maine’s leading building diagnostic experts:

Cost-effective solutions for healthy, comfortable and efficient homes.

Conflict-Free Analysis:

We provide unbiased information, and don't financially benefit from installation recommendations.

Complete Home Evaluation Services: The Independent, Conflict-Free Home Inspection and Energy Audit Company

Complete Home Evaluation Services provides comprehensive evaluations of  properties in Maine, ranging from homes to multi-family buildings, commercial properties, municipal buildings, and even DIY home improvers. CHES services include energy audits, building inspections, thermal imaging, blower door testing, mold and radon inspections, and comprehensive indoor air quality analysis. Owner DeWitt Kimball is independent and audit-only, not a “One Stop Shop” contractor. He does not work for installation contractors, mold remediation contractors, or real estate brokers, and has no hidden agenda to make a profit off of the suggestions in his audit reports. The reports CHES generates for clients are thorough and informative, giving an accurate picture of issues within the home and an honest, unbiased set of suggested energy improvements.

Complete Home Evaluation Services combines more than twenty years of professional construction experience with the most advanced technology available to inspect your home. CHES works with you to develop affordable and effective remediation strategies for all your home concerns.

For CHES, safety is a top priority. Homes that are too tight are unhealthy, and it's critical to pair energy efficient improvements with adequate ventilation. All CHES energy audits include healthy air ventilation safety calculations based on ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) national standards.

Our goal is to create an unbiased and cost-effective plan to help you solve your home’s problems. We don’t sell equipment or insulation, and work with your, the homeowner’s, best interest in mind when making energy upgrade suggestions.

About the Owner

Owner DeWitt Kimball has worked in the building field for over two decades and has extensive knowledge of the science of building construction, including green home construction methods. He is one of the most qualified professional property inspectors in Maine, bringing his wide range of expertise to each and every project. He has experience in new home construction, kitchen design and construction, all phases of electrical and plumbing, as well as the renovation of historic buildings. DeWitt specializes in cost-effective renovations that make buildings more efficient and structurally impervious to environmental conditions. DeWitt has been certified as a HERS rater, a BPI energy analyst, a certified mold inspector, home inspector, radon tester, boiler/furnace analyst, LEED Green Associate, and LEED for Homes Green Rater.

Latest News

The Energy Efficiency Opportunity in Maine Churches

We were honored to do the energy auditing for the First Parish Church in Yarmouth. Efficiency retrofits of historic Maine churches represent an incredible opportunity to reduce energy costs, improve the comfort of parishioners, and protect these precious buildings. See the full story in the Portland Press Herald and watch this video where DeWitt explains how he and the Upright Frameworks crew accomplished an incredible 50% reduction in air leakage.

Helping Neighbors in Need

DeWitt jumps in to help neighbors in need. CHES has joined forces with Upright Frameworks and Energy Circle to help reverse the effects of Maine's Fuel Assistance cuts. See the full story in the New York Times and Sun Journal.