Location, Athens Ont K0E 1B0

About Us


Richard Winters Home Inspector - Armada Inspection Services

Our Philosophy

Armada works to go beyond the “standard” every day.
Richard Winters is a full time Professional Home Inspector, Certified by Dalhousie University.
He is also a proud member of the Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors (OntarioACHI)
Richards other Certifications; (the list keeps growing)
  • FLIR Certified Thermal Imaging Inspector
  • FLIR Certified Thermographic Building Investigator
  • Ontario Building Code Part 9 (Building Envelope)
  • Ontario Building Code Part 9 (House Health & Safety)
  • Certified Residential Mould Inspector
  • Certified Commercial Mould Inspector
  • OCRMI Certified Radon Measurement Inspector
  • Working at Heights Certified

Each inspection is unique, yet one thing will remain constant. Armada Inspection Services will bring the best diagnostic equipment to every inspection. Richard Winters is a stubborn, detail driven individual who pushes to do his very best daily. He brought the Navy’s operating philosophy to Armada.

Richard Winters is a 30 year Veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy. He retired as a Chief Petty Officer Second Class Hull Technician. Hull Technicians are the Navy’s resident Structural, Mechanical Systems, Hotel Systems, Fire Fighting, Helo Crash Rescue, and Damage Control experts. They are also known to be among the very best Quality Assurance (QA) and Safety Inspectors in the Navy. Hull Technicians of his skill level are granted 3rd year apprentice status thru PLARS in more than 6 Red Seal Trades. He is currently working towards 2 of these certifications.

Over his career, Richard has worked on numerous Habitat For Humanity construction projects. Hull Technicians are highly sought after on these projects. They are exceptional site foreman, draftsman, blue print readers, carpenters, plumbers, sheet metal workers, heating and a/c, cabinet makers, and trim and finish experts. 

Armada is the Spanish word for Navy. The Armada logo is the work of a New Zealand artist. It is the Maori face of Neptune.

Richard Winters Home Inspector
Richard (Rick) was born and raised near Roebuck, right here in Leeds-Grenville.
Richard is a graduate of Dalhousie Universities Home Inspection Certification Program. He is a Certified Level 1 Thermographer, a Certified Thermographic Building Investigator, Ontario Building Code (OBC) Part 9 Building Envelope qualified, Ontario Building Code Part 9 House Health & Safety qualified, Certified Residential & Commercial Mould Inspector, and is also an OCRMI Certified Radon Measurement Inspector.
Rick is a member of the Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors (OntarioACHI) and is a Canadian Certified Home Inspector (CCHI) Applicant. 
He is currently working towards 2 Red Seal Certifications because he never stops trying to improve and to provide the absolute best service.
Be warned. Don’t get him talking about old cars and hot rods. He loves to build them and work on them. He just loves hot rods, especially his 39 Plymouth and 62 GMC Step Side that Carol Anne likes to claim as hers…

Give Armada Inspection Services a Call…

Contact Richard @ 613-802-8068, or send him an email: info@armadainspectionservices.ca

Our extensive knowledge, in depth training, and experience is combined with the best diagnostic equipment available. We use FLIR Thermal Imaging Cameras. Nikon, GoPro and Ferret Cameras. TPI Gas Analyzers. Corentium Pro Radon Detectors. FLIR Moisture Meters. EXTech Anemometers. TPI Digital Psychrometers. Ridgid Borescopes. Fluke & Klein Electrical Meters & Testers, and more.

This is our second time using Armada Inspection Services and definitely give them a 5 star. Outstanding attention to detail. Amazing service! Very professional, personable and thorough. Your obvious experience and enthusiasm gave us the confidence that we were making an informed decision. Your charming personality really put us at ease in this stressful process of purchasing our home. We really couldn’t have wished for a more knowledgeable, helpful and friendly inspector.”

Jeff & Gail
June 2020
“What a great experience! Richard is knowledgeable, did a thorough inspection and was able to give suggestions when asked of how to get stuff done to help us plan for potential problems down the road. Would highly recommend his services!” 🙂
Danielle Turner
August 2019
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