About Us

Julie - Office Admin

Julie Watkins

Company owners, Richard and Julie, relocated to the Comox Valley from England in 2007. Already familiar with the Lower Mainland (Julie, a Canadian Citizen, lived and worked there for many years) they consider themselves extremely fortunate to have found the beautiful Comox Valley.

Previously based in West Sussex, England, Richard ran his own highly successful Building Surveying practice (employing five people) for over 17 years. The business covered all aspects of property building, renovation and maintenance.  Julie,  ex-military and government employee, was a magazine editor, combining her writing and marketing skills with a love of textiles and interiors.

The idea for the Valley Home Check service surfaced soon after their arrival in the Valley and was launched in November of that year. Since then the business has grown with different services evolving along the way, never losing sight of the company ethos to provide a totally confidential and personal service.

Richard Watkins

Valley Home Check Ltd  is fully certified and registered in compliance with the Security Services Act and carries full insurance.  As part of the business growth, Richard and Julie were pleased to welcome Nic Miller to the team in 2010.  Also certified under the Security Services Act, Nic is a great asset, having the professional care and consideration required for Valley Home Check.

Cheryl Barrett joined the team more recently  to help out with the growing administration of services; Cheryl is fast becoming a valued member of the team as she becomes acquainted with our clients and their requirements.

In August 2012 the company relocated from downtown Courtenay to #612 – 3030 Kilpatrick Avenue, Courtenay. Please feel free to call in and visit us!