Homes built before code revisions are not obligated to comply with codes for a home built today. Home Inspectors will report findings when it comes to safety concerns that may be in the new code (such as grounded and GFCI outlets near sinks) A home inspector thinks SAFETY, not CODE when performing a home inspection.
Meet our team
Owner, Licensed Home Inspector
Dick Alton started his career in construction as a carpenter building homes prior to graduating from SUNY Oswego with a degree in Business and Finance. After graduation, he worked in the banking industry for 12 years as a commercial loan officer specializing in home builders, developers and construction project lending.
Passionate about building, Dick left the banking industry to become a Project Manager for commercial construction projects and residential construction.
For the last 10 plus years, Dick has put his expertise into his home inspection business and has earned the prestigious ASHI certified inspector status.
Lead Treat Advisor
Hattie started her life on the streets of Saratoga, fending for herself. After being rescued by the Rottie Empire Rescue Group, she went into her foster home, where she got her first taste of the good life.
After spending some time in her loving foster home, Hattie came to her forever home with Dick, where she is now the most spoiled pittbull you will ever meet.
Today, Hattie can be found helping Dick drop of Radon tests, going to the bank to get treats from the tellers, and ensuring Dick’s feet are warm as he completes his reporting and paperwork. Adopt, don’t shop!