About Us

You‘re not just buying a home inspection – you’re buying years of experience.

At Hearthstone Home Inspections, we’ve worked tirelessly to earn and maintain a reputation that is as solid as stone, bringing superior home inspections to Southern New England. From comprehensive Buyer’s Inspections to specialized services for assessing environmental quality, we’ve got everything you need to start preparing for a real estate investment that will be financially sensible, safely built, and unquestionably the right fit for your family.

Skilled Inspectors

With a dedicated team of highly trained home inspection professionals, we’re able to provide timely and dependable service that is trusted throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Great Support

We strive to provide every answer that we possibly can, fielding questions from our clients before, during, and after the inspection—we’re one phone call away for as long as you need our help.

Inspection Walkthrough

You are strongly encouraged to attend the home inspection, putting the property’s condition into perspective by having an inspector walk you through each major finding in person.

Brian Seeley


Brian Seeley has been inspecting homes since 2003, and he also has an extensive background in real estate appraisal—a perspective that has given him substantial insight into how to assess, preserve, and improve the condition of a home. Rounding out Brian’s industry experience is several years of work as an electrician, further reinforcing his expansive knowledge of home construction. Brian approaches his work with the utmost seriousness, but he’s always good at lightening the mood with his sense of humor, and you can count on him to communicate his knowledge patiently and respectfully.

In his free time, Brian enjoys golfing and sailing.

Mark Clements


Mark is in this line of work to help others, and there’s nothing he loves more than being in a position to teach valuable knowledge to families who are trying to protect their interests when buying a home. Mark’s customer-oriented approach is immensely appreciated by his clients, and he is often commended for his kindness and patience. Mark has completed thousands of residential and commercial property inspections, and he has hands-on experience in home construction as a flooring specialist.

Family means everything to Mark, and he enjoys as much family time as possible when he’s at home. Mark also loves to work on the restoration and maintenance of his historic farmhouse.

Richard “Shunny” Ross


Shunny is known for his cool and collected demeanor, rising up to every challenge that a home may present so that he can kindly and effectively communicate the strengths and weaknesses in a home’s condition. Shunny has substantial experience in home restoration, notably restoring a 95-year-old gambrel colonial home. Shunny also owns his own custom woodworking business, and he has decades of experience in financial and client services.

When he’s not on the job, Shunny enjoys riding motorcycles and woodworking—and he has recently taken an interest in the construction of small boats. Boating and fishing have always been a central part of Shunny’s life.

Luke Hopton


Luke is as reliable as they come, and his easy-going demeanor always helps our clients feel right at home. Writing is Luke’s passion and a natural talent, and we’re glad to have him as our Radon Manager, Marketing Manager, and Social Media Director—staying engaged with our clients and helping to ensure smooth operations across the board. Luke has previous management experience in the lodging and hospitality industry, and he is a former Youth Group leader at a local church.

In his downtime, Luke enjoys reading, hiking, and taking trips to Upstate New York. Luke is a family man who cherishes every moment raising his two sons with his wonderful wife Rachel. Aside from his writing duties for work, Luke enjoys picking up the pen on his own time as a creative outlet.

Jared Hopton


Jared Hopton is a distinguished former US Army Officer who has successfully transitioned into the civilian sector as the General Manager of Hearthstone Home Inspections. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Jared grew up deeply influenced by his father, Frank Hopton, who founded Hearthstone Home Inspections. This familial connection to the home inspection industry instilled in Jared a profound understanding of the business from a young age. After serving his country with honor in the Army, Jared returned to his roots, applying the leadership skills, discipline, and strategic thinking he honed in the military to his role at Hearthstone. Under his guidance, the company has continued to thrive, maintaining its reputation for excellence and integrity in the home inspection industry.

Jared's dedication to both his country and his family's legacy reflects his strong values and commitment to service.