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Steve Payson - Inspector

Hi folks, my name is Steve and I’d like to tell you a few things you MAY NOT KNOW about home inspectors. Did you know that anyone can become a “Licensed” home inspector in New Jersey as long as you go to “Home Inspector School” and pass a test? Did you know that you don’t even need construction experience?

Well, I have construction experience, and lots of it!  In fact, I got into the construction industry in my teen years as a framer. I continued working with quality contractors who were building new homes, additions, renovations and remodels. I then started a residential and commercial construction business in 1986.

So when you hire me for your Home or Commercial inspection, you’re hiring an inspector with over 34 years of hands-on experience in the construction industry.

32 Years Contractor ExperienceI have over 34 years of experience:

  • Construction Company Owner Since 1986
  • Residential & Commercial Construction
  • Residential & Commercial Construction Management
  • Residential & Commercial Insurance Risk Management & Loss Control Inspections
  • Structural Replacement Cost Valuations for the Nations Major Insurance Companies
  • Homeowner Insurance Claims Adjusting
  • I have performed over 4200 Residential & Commercial Inspections (and counting)

Before you hire a Home Inspector, ask them these two questions: 1. What type of construction experience do they have, and how much? 2. How many inspections have they performed?

The Inspection

The decision to buy a home is no small deal. The process can be scary, stressful, and confusing, especially for first time home buyers. I understand this and as an inspector, my goal is to reduce your stress by supplying answers to your questions and providing detailed information about the home you are looking to purchase.

I encourage all my clients to accompany me throughout the entire inspection. During the inspection I will point out the “good”, not just the “bad”, and observed material defects will be in the inspection report. I want to make your purchase decision easier and I am always available to answer any questions you may have, even long after the inspection process is over.

All inspections adhere to the strictest Standards of Practice set forth by the State of New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs which are based on the standards of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI).

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Inspection Report and KeysThe Inspection Report

I will never offer a “Check List” style report. You will receive a full narrative style report which will include in-depth explanations, maintenance tips, photos, videos, definitions, and helpful website links that will offer further information. Your report is delivered via email in PDF format.

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We Proudly Perform Inspections in These New Jersey & Pennsylvania Counties

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Call Us Today to Schedule Your Inspection: 908-447-4124


Sussex County New Jersey Inspections
Andover, Branchville, Byram, Frankford, Franklin, Fredon, Green, Hamburg, Hampton, Hardyston, Hopatcong, Lafayette, Montague, Newton, Ogdensburg, Sandyston, Sparta, Stanhope, Stillwater, Sussex, Vernon, Walpack, Wantage

Warren County New Jersey Inspections
Allamuchy, Alpha, Belvidere, Blairstown, Franklin, Frelinghuysen, Greenwich, Hackettstown, Hardwick, Harmony, Hope, Independence, Knowlton, Liberty, Lopatcong, Mansfield, Oxford, Phillipsburg, Pohatcong, Washington, White

Hunterdon County New Jersey Inspections
Alexandria, Bethlehem, Bloomsbury, Califon, Clinton, Delaware, East Amwell, Flemington, Franklin, Frenchtown, Glen Gardner, Hampton, High Bridge, Holland, Kingwood, Lambertville, Lebanon, Milford, Raritan, Readington, Stockton, Tewksbury, Union, West Amwell

Morris County New Jersey Inspections
Boonton, Butler, Chatham, Chester, Denville, Dover, East Hanover, Florham Park, Harding, Hanover, Jefferson Township, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, Long Hill, Madison, Mendham, Mine Hill, Montville, Morris Plains, Morris Township, Morristown, Mount Arlington, Mount Olive, Mountain Lakes, Netcong, Parsippany, Pequannock, Randolph, Riverdale, Rockaway, Roxbury, Victory Gardens, Washington, Wharton

Passaic County New Jersey Inspections
Boonton, Butler, Chatham, Chester, Denville, Dover, East Hanover, Florham Park, Bloomingdale, Clifton, Haledon, Hawthorne, Little Falls, North Haledon, Passaic, Paterson, Pompton Lakes Prospect Park, Ringwood, Totowa, Wanaque, Wayne, West Milford, Woodland Park

Essex County New Jersey Inspections
Belleville, Bloomfield, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, East Orange, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Irvington, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Montclair, Newark, North Caldwell, Nutley, Orange, Roseland, South Orange, Verona, West Caldwell, West Orange

Bergen County New Jersey Inspections
Allendale, Alpine, Bergenfield, Bogota, Carlstadt, Cliffside Park, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, East Rutherford, Edgewater, Elmwood Park, Emerson, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Fair Lawn, Fairview, Fort Lee, Franklin Lakes, Garfield, Glen Rock, Hackensack, Harrington Park, Hasbrouck Heights, Haworth, Hillsdale, Ho-Ho-Kus, Leonia, Little Ferry, Lodi, Maywood, Midland Park, Montvale, Moonachie, New Milford, North Arlington, Northvale, Norwood, Oakland, Old Tappan, Oradell, Palisades Park, Paramus, Park Ridge, Ramsey, Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, Ridgewood, River Edge, Rockleigh, Rutherford, Saddle River, Tenafly, Teterboro, Upper Saddle River, Waldwick, Wallington, Westwood, Woodcliff Lake, Wood-Ridge

Hudson County New Jersey Inspections
Bayonne, East Newark, Guttenberg, Harrison, Hoboken, Jersey City, Kearny, North Bergen, Secaucus, Union City, Weehawken, West New York

Union County New Jersey Inspections
Berkeley Heights, Clark, Cranford, Elizabeth, Fanwood, Garwood, Hillside, Kenilworth, Linden, Mountainside, New Providence, Plainfield, Rahway, Roselle, Roselle Park, Scotch Plains, Springfield, Summit, Union Twp, Westfield, Winfield

Somerset County New Jersey Inspections
Bernardsville, Bound Brook, Far Hills, Gladstone, Manville, Millstone, North Plainfield, Peapack, Raritan, Rocky Hill, Somerset, Somerville, South Bound Brook, Watchung

Middlesex County New Jersey Inspections
Carteret, Cranbury, Dunellen, East Brunswick, Edison, Helmetta, Highland Park, Jamesburg, Metuchen, Middlesex, Milltown, Monroe, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, Piscataway, Plainsboro, Sayreville, South Amboy, South Brunswick, South Plainfield, South River, Spotswood, Woodbridge

Mercer County New Jersey Inspections
East Windsor, Ewing, Hamilton, Hightstown, Hopewell, Lawrence, Pennington, Princeton, Robbinsville, Trenton, West Windsor