Covered Bridge Professional Home Inspections was established in 2004 by Steve & Sue Dukette. We are not a new company starting out, like many seen currently. We have conducted over 4500 inspections and have the reputation of being professional, the most thorough, educated, detailed inspection company around - ask any Realtor. We have worked tirelessly to obtain this reputation and would never risk losing it. We have many repeat customers and a great referral base through the years of service.
We hold multiple certifications in many fields of the home inspection industry (see qualifications tab). We are continually enhancing our skills to keep up keep up with items new to the building trades and the home inspection profession. We attend national home inspection conferences, state, regional meetings, and continual education classes. We have state-of-the- art technical equipment that allows for a more thorough inspection. We are licensed, professionally trained and fully insured. Home inspection is our livelihood, it’s our full-time profession , and as such it receives our undivided attention. We meet or exceed New Hampshire & Vermont's Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. We are professional, prompt, courteous, approachable, and we listen to your concerns. Our ethical position is clear; We work for our clients no one else.
Sue Dukette -
Sue Dukette is our client office coordinator. Sue's many years in the Real Estate and Vacation Rental sectors make her a natural fit for our staff. She answers our home inspection inquiries and phone calls the way customer service use to be, prompt, courteous, and professional. She will answer all your questions and concerns and will set up an appointment that is convenient for you.
We service the northern and central regions of VT & NH with locations in: St. Johnsbury, VT; Derby, VT; and Campton, NH. Having multiple licensed inspectors in both VT & NH we can service most requests for inspections, even when under tight time frames.
Choosing the right qualified home inspector for you can be difficult. Different inspector's have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods and different pricing. Ultimately a thorough inspection depends heavily on the individual inspectors own effort. VT has no insurance or continuing ed requirements. NH requires CE's & only general liability insurance. Finding inspectors with E&O insurance and that practice continuing education requires due dilagence. We are fully insured and practice continuing education. We do not subscribe to the “low cost, high volume, non insured, non educated” inspection business plan. We are moderately priced providing exceptional value in relation to cost. We check for thermal deficiencies as a part of the process. We provide professional radon and water testing for our clients with 100% chain of custody. As many of our past clients have said (see Testimonials), we provide the most detailed and informative home inspection process in our local market. Reports are given only to our clients and no one else unless instructed otherwise. We take great pride in providing fair unbiased inspections for our clients.
Your home inspection is an EVENT for us, not “just another inspection”. We know what impact a high quality home inspection can have for our clients. We view the inspection as if we were doing it for our sons and daughters or as if we were the ones about to invest a lot of money in the home.
We have no gimmicks or discounted pricing that result in sales upcalls, only a straight forward, sincere hard-working approach. Money spent on a Covered Bridge Professional Home Inspection is a very wise investment on a home purchase which may cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Sincerely, Steve & Sue Dukette
Steve Dukette - Inspector
St. Johnsbury, VT
Aaron (AJ) Houlne - Inspector
Barry Sykes - Inspector
Jamie Milholland - Inspector
(Summer Months Only)
Home Inspector Insight
Water, water, water, it should be listed all ten times. It is the number one reason for damage / wear noted in homes. Follow the water, it will show you potential issues. 1) Roof- Starting with the roof, it’s designed is to shed water off the home. So and bi- annual review certainly is in […]