As long as I can remember, I have had an interest in building, construction and architecture. While attending, and prior to graduating from SUNY Oswego with a degree in Business and Finance, I had worked as a carpenter building homes in the suburbs East of Syracuse.
After graduation, I worked in the Banking Industry for 12 years as a commercial loan officer. Because of my building knowledge, my lending portfolio specialized in Home Builders, Developers and construction project lending. With those loans, many projects required site inspections to verify percentage of completion.
With a love of building, I left the banking industry to become a project manager of commercial construction projects. In addition, I had built two homes for my family, knowing what I wanted in my own home, quality, functionality and safety. I enjoyed being in the residential market, and went to work for a large national homebuilder as a project manager. During that time I received extensive formal training in all phases of home construction, and performed inspections on both new construction and existing homes.
With an investment in a home, I understand how important it is to get the most for your money when purchasing, as well as getting the most for your home when selling. The last thing anyone wants are unexpected major expenses. My promise to my client is to provide a thorough inspection to uncover potential problems. I will also provide you a detailed report, with color pictures, describing any issues in an easy to understand summary. I want to provide you and your family with a peace of mind in your real estate decision.
Dick Alton has earned the prestigious ASHI certified inspector status by passing the national home inspector examination and review process.