Client Reviews

Thanks for your time in inspecting the house today and your quick follow up with the report. B*** and I were very pleased with the level of attention you paid to the house and to our questions. Your report is thorough and I think today’s inspection was money well spent and well deserved. I will be sure to recommend you to any all who are searching for a home. “

S.E. - Rexford, NY

“I will always recommend Spec-Pro. They are professional, polite and do a great job!”

-C., Niskayuna N.Y.

“I want to thank Ian for the mold and radon inspection done in Niskayuna. We’d had a very different home inspector previously (for our home inspection) and it was the complete opposite of our interaction with Ian who was patient, knowledgable, and extremely professional.”

-F., Niskayuna N.Y.

“This is {C*** K****}. I just wanted to pass on my thanks to you for not only doing a great job yesterday at ******* in Guilderland, but also for being really a nice person. My wife, my father, and myself – we were all very pleased with your attention to detail, and your willingness to answer our questions. You can look forward to another favorable review being added to your long list of praise.”

-C.K. Gulderland N.Y.

“Ian was extremely professional and thorough. He explained the purpose of the home inspection as well as the procedure he would be using. He was equipped with a variety of different tools to measure moisture in the attic and in the basement, he tested all the outlets for appropriate electrical compliance. During the home inspection, he talked about certain maintenance that should be done and why it was important. He was respectful of the home owner and was careful to wear clean shoes (changed from his boots) when inspecting the interior of the house. The inspection report was generated within hours of the inspection and emailed to me in a PDF. It was detailed and clear with multiple pictures demonstrating the areas of concern. He was a pleasure to work with and would use him again if needed. My real estate broker and the sellers broker were equally as impressed and wanted his business card.”

C.A. Troy N.Y.

“Ian from Spec-pro is very thorough. We received an outstanding report that detailed each section of the inspection with pictures and easy to understand inspection information. Spec pro worked with our schedule. Specifically, had to change inspection times and dates a few times and they were able to accommodate. If you want to really know what is going on with a property you are ready to purchase, we recommend Spec Pro”

K. C. Cambridge NY

“Inspected our foundation, which was showing multiple cracks, and gave us a full written report

When I called Ian to schedule an appointment, he asked me questions about my foundation and prepared me for what I needed to do before the inspection (ie, move items or drywall in basement where I suspected damage). He came promptly at the scheduled time and was very thorough in inspecting both the outside and inside, giving us clear explanations of why the cracks had formed in the foundation as they did. He also made recommendations as to how to fix them. During the inspection, which was only supposed to be for the foundation, he also gave use some warning on a water leakage problem we happened to run into, which I thought was very valuable! He took pictures of our foundation and possible problem areas and used them to give us a full written report. I emailed him a few weeks later to ask him a question, and he replied promptly. Throughout the whole process, Ian was very professional, friendly, helpful, clear, and easy to work with. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone”

T. R. Clifton Park NY

“Ian Robertson did a great inspection on a house my wife and I are purchasing. All I have to say is awesome. He showed up on time and did a awesome and thorough job. He was very knowledgeable about his trade and explained everything to a T. From taking photos to get to getting up on the rough he really didn’t overlook anything. Buying a house is stressful enough but with Ian’s positive work it really helped keep our eye on the prize “closing”. Give him a call you will not be disappointed.”

-J., Scotia NY

“What a great home inspector! We needed someone quickly to inspect our home in Saratoga because of the situation, and we were a little nervous about who we would get on short notice. But as soon as we got in touch with Ian from Spec-Pro we felt a lot better! He worked around our schedule and fit us in, even though he was really busy with other clients. He was thorough, had some really nice equipment and his report was easy to read. We highly recommend them!”

-K., Saratoga N.Y.

“Thank you again for a very thorough and extremely competent job. I think you may have saved me from a potential situation that I would have regretted putting myself into. I will gladly call on you again when I find the right home for me, and I will happily refer to to anyone I know who needs a home inspection.”

M. W., Saratoga Springs NY

“We are glad that we chose Spec-Pro. They really helped us with our home. They came with very high recommendations and I can see why. Thank you Ian and Spec-Pro.”

-P., Latham N.Y.

“Excellent company to use. I was completely comfortable both with their service and also the level of knowledge the owner has. I got my money’s worth!”

-T., Ballston Lake N.Y.

“Good home Inspection. Did what he said and I got a good report. Very punctual”

-D., Schenectady N.Y.

“Ian, Thanks for all of your help. It was a pleasure working with you. Your professionalism and the quality of your work exceeded my expectations. I feel confident moving forward with the purchase of this home and I probably have more information about it than the prior owner did. Thanks again.”

-J.M. Westerlo N.Y.

“Hi Ian,
We closed on the new house yesterday and wanted to thank you again for being our home inspector. Beth and I are so glad we hired you. We feel really good about this house.

I mentioned to you in May that your inspection was the best money we ever spent. That proved true again with this house. Our attorney read the inspection report and asked the sellers to hire an exterminator (she lives on sandy soil and knew all too well the effects of ant damage). Upon hiring the exterminator, the sellers discovered that carpenter ants and other pests had severely damaged the front boards and part of the steps in just a few weeks. The sellers hired a contractor to replace all the boards before we moved in and expressed their appreciation to you during the closing yesterday.

Meanwhile, a co-worker of mine hired her realtor’s recommended inspector and discovered a beehive above her ceiling four days after she moved into her house. She noticed a curious stain on the ceiling and her inspector ignored it. She had to pay $700 for a weekend exterminator visit and clean up the mess.

Thank you again,”

-B.V., Latham NY

“Full home inspection, pest inspection and Radon test

Ian was punctual, professional and thorough. He was easy to deal with and was happy to take whatever time was necessary to discuss questions or issues that I had. Since I have some knowledge of building practices we were able to discuss various questions in detail and I found Ian to be a wealth of knowledge and well educated in his field. Within the typical constraints, (no, despite what Mike Holmes would have you believe, you can’t smash holes in someone else’s walls to check the plumbing, electrical, insulation etc…) we completely reviewed the electrical, plumbing, heating, structural systems as well as interior and exterior finishes, fixtures and appliances. He was able to point out a number of more minor issues that I hadn’t noticed and also answered questions about a few systems I was unfamiliar with. Since one of the elderly home owners was not feeling well and unable to leave the house during the home inspection, I was impressed with how friendly, polite and respectful Ian was with the owner as we worked around the situation. Ian’s report was comprehensive and the accompanying pictures, complete with circled details and arrows pointing out findings, will be useful in making future repairs. Great job.”

-F. B. Rotterdam NY


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