Home Inspector Background / Qualifications:
- Licensed NH Home Inspector # 405.
- Licensed MA Home Inspector # 801.
- Thousands of Inspections Completed.
- Passed National Home Inspector Exam (2014).
- ASHI Pest Control Matters Seminar.
- ASHI Plumbing Educational Conference.
- ASHI Structural Educational Conference.
- ASHI (IR) Camera Use for Home Inspectors Seminar.
- ASHI Building Code Educational Conference.
- ASHI Chimney Issues Educational Conference.
- NEPMA Wood Destroying Insect Inspection 2 Day Program.
- ASHI MA Standards of Practice & Ethics Seminar.
- ASHI Seminar, Chimneys, Fireplaces & Hearth Applications.
- ASHI MA Standards of Practice Educational Conference.
- ASHI Seminar Field-Applied Polyurethane Foam Systems &
- Preventing & Remediating Structural Insulated Panel Installation Problems.
- ASHI Heating & Air Conditioning & NH Revisions to Building Regulations.
- ASHI Standards of Practice & MA Code of Ethics & Overhead Garage Door Openers.
- ASHI Seminar Standards of Practice, MA Code of Ethics, Future of Home Construction, Specialty Heating & Structural Defects.
- 20 Educational Credits obtained bi-yearly for NH Home Inspector License & 12 credits for MA Home Inspector License.
- Licensed MA Home Inspector # 007.
- Licensed NH Home Inspector # 111.
- Over 9,000 inspections completed.
- Past Member Laconia, NH Building Code of Appeals.
- Past Member Laconia, NH Zoning Board Of Adjustment.
- Past Member Building Committee Town of Saugus, MA.
- Past Member American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
- Past Member Board of Directors ASHI New England Chapter.
- Retained by MA State Licensing Board to serve as expert witness.
- Helped get homebuyer protection into MA Home Inspector Licensing Law.
- Hundreds of hours of inspection classes completed since 1983.
About The Inspection:
A 2000 sq. ft. dwelling requires around 3 hours on site, the report and photo editing done off site requires around 2 1/2 hours. Travel times average about 1 – 2 hours. That’s why, we do only one inspection / report per day. The report is e-mailed within 5 hours after the inspection. An inspection done to the MA or NH Standards of Practice for most homes around 2000 sq. ft. of living area is $750, larger or antique homes a little more, condos, smaller homes a little less. You’re not paying just for time, but for knowledge, the more experienced the home inspector, the more knowledge you gain about the home.
Dennis and his son Evan were there early and wasted no time getting to work. They exhaustively checks every single aspect of the home – attention to detail is 5-star. They don’t wait for you to ask “well, what does this damage mean?” – they give excellent descriptions of the problems, possible solutions. The looks from the seller’s agent and my agent told me the whole story – these guys are thorough. Just finding the hidden ceiling problems alone saved me $1000s and made them a BARGAIN!
I’d like to provide an update for you and how your AWESOME service saved a young guy a ton of money by “going the extra mile” – specifically, the two stained ceiling tiles in the basement. You checked them initially with your electronic moisture meter and they appeared dry. But at the end of the inspection you asked, “Do you have any other questions or concerns?” AND THEN you went right over to those tiles again, unprompted and said “I really think there’s something going on here” and poked inside the tile. Turns out there were 2 burst pipes and a leak, which you found. You barely gotten back in your car and the seller was already agreeing to repair the damage (on an “as-is” sale!) Your attention to detail with the boiler resulted in the replacement of the holding tank and a complete servicing of the unit – at seller’s expense. You were convinced there was a problem there, spent 30+ minutes diagnosing it and you were right! Once again, seller is fixing that – $$$! And giving me $500 cash for the oil tank, which is $500 more than I expected! Michael, Leominster, MA