You found many safety concerns
Thanks for following up. We may have some questions soon, but right now we’re disappointed that several issues you found were represented as being handled. The seller made a statement that the knob and tube had been disconnected and the electrical was up to code... they made statements that the garage and barn had been rebuilt, and stated that the fireplaces operate well. You found many safety concerns that we feel shouldn’t exist if their statements were true...We may have questions later, but we’re focused on the above for now.
John M. December 31, 2018
It is so thorough
Thanks for your email. I am very happy with the inspection. I let Barry know that my main goal was to get a sense of what my job will be in maintaining an older home and setting priorities moving forward. It accomplished just that. Barry was very clear and willing and able to answer all my questions, and it was a relief to know that all that information would be included in the report as well. I really appreciated his willingness to explain the basic systems I was not familiar with, so I could understand the reasons behind the recommendations, and it was good to have him point out the places where certain maintenance and improvement jobs are needed--I have a good visual memory, and it helps to have that as well as the report, which of course contains all the same information.
I do intend to use the report for planning purposes. It is so thorough, and I learn something new every time I look through it. Covered Bridges was highly recommended by a friend who used your services a little over a year ago, and I am so glad I asked her for a recommendation. I had located your website online and was going to choose it anyway, but it did help to have that personal recommendation as well, and you can be sure that I will do the same when I know people looking for inspection services in the area.
Thanks very much, and best wishes,
Sylvia December 31, 2018
Helpful maintenance tips
Steve was great. Very thorough and provided a ton of helpful maintenance tips. The inspection report was extensive! It's something I'll refer back to for years. Thank you Steve!
Scott Morin December 22, 2015
Steve is the best!
Steve is the best! I can't imagine using anyone else. He is extremely thorough and patient with first time home buyers. We learned so much during our home inspection process. Steve is honest, straightforward, and helpful. His report was sent to us very quickly and came with links to other resources. Thank you Steve!
Cathy Hirce December 22, 2015
Very friendly and easy to work with. Extremely professional as well as willing to talk to me like a person, not just a client. Did not mind that I followed him around and answered all of my questions along the way during the process. I would highly recommend to anyone. FIVE STARS!!!!
Jonah Gosnell December 22, 2015
Nothing stopped him crawling and climbing into tight spaces
We appreciated the professionalism and expertise Steve offered during the house inspection. It was a frigid day in Johnson and yet nothing stopped him crawling and climbing into tight spaces. The final report was comprehensive and informative. Well done Steve! We will certainly recommend your company.
Michelle B. December 22, 2015
A great resource for home inspections
Covered Bridge, in particular Steve Dukette, is a great resource for home inspections. My wife and I were very impressed by how professional and thorough our inspection was. We feel that we got not only a great value, but we now feel very comfortable with the home we are purchasing. The report itself was very detailed with pictures, hyperlinks, and descriptions of various issues found. I would certainly recommend this service to anyone looking for a quality home inspection.
John December 22, 2015
Thorough and the report was the best I’ve seen
My wife and I have purchased 8 houses over the last 14 years, some to live in others to rent. Covered Bridge inspected our VT vacation and rental home during late winter / early spring 2014. Although we weren't there for the inspection, I can attest that it was done thoroughly and the report was the best I've seen in format and content.
Ian F. December 22, 2015
Pleasure to work with
Steve Dukette was a pleasure to work with! He was thorough, prompt, professional, courteous, well-informed,accommodation and fun!!
I would highly recommend the services of COVERED BRIDGE PROFESSIONAL HOME INSPECTIONS with no reservation.
Isla December 22, 2015
Contrast between their work and a former inspector’s was huge
I've been totally impressed by Covered Bridges. The contrast between their work and a former inspector's was huge. Sue is well organized, competent, efficient and friendly while taking information and scheduling an appointment. Steve is equally professional. He takes his time looking at a home from top to bottom, and inside and outside, while along the way giving out tidbits of information and recommendations without being pushy or authoritative. He is very thorough and has a way of explaining things in such a way that a layman can understand. He's also good about evaluating what issues need immediate attention and what not to get too worried about.
The reports are fantastic – the house’s components are broken down and briefly analyzed – what is in good shape and what needs to be addressed. Along the way there are hyperlinks to reputable web sites where you can obtain more in-depth information.
I’ve hired Covered Bridges twice and I highly recommend them to anyone buying a home.
SAQ December 22, 2015