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What Clients Say about JM Rodkey, Co., Home Inspections ... 
98.87% client enthusiasm in 2012!!    Are you an Angie's List Member?  Check out the Angie's List reviews.


client JohnActually John, I really must thank you. You did a fantastic job and I really appreciated your humor and positivity. Learning all the problems that would come with the house you're thinking of buying isn't exactly fun under the best of circumstances but you definitely made it easier. It was especially helpful that you pointed out the positives as well as the negatives. -  jb Belchertown

Thank you very much, John. We were very very impressed with your services at the time of the inspection, and the report is very useful as we move forward in this process. As I expressed on the Angie's list card I submitted, we've very much enjoyed working with you. My parents also mentioned that they've never seen an inspector as impressive as you- and they have bought and sold a number of houses! Our best, Katie and Artie, Amherst

John, I really appreciated your expertise and skill in conducting the inspection and your amazing work in preparing such a thorough, superbly organized report. Thank you very much for your efforts.  Best, Evan Otis, MA - September 2013

Thank you very much for being so thorough!  It does help and we appreciate your time.   In the end, we see you are not a simple inspector with a simple punch list (as some do), but spend time analyzing everything you can, and explaining situations of concern.   Bruce and Laura, Westfield, August 2013

Your inspection was very thorough and helped us find problems we may not have discovered, especially the bathroom, electrical, plumbing, insect damage, fan venting, and many more items.  I appreciate being able to call you with any questions,  because I did need to make a few inquiries.  The inspection did, indeed, help us make decisions as to how we would address  needed repairs and updates.  Your report, including clear photos, helped a great deal.   Terry, Greenfield, April 2013

We just closed on the house yesterday!  Thank you for the thorough inspection.  As this was our first home, you helped to alleviate the anxiety and inform us what we would be getting into.  We loved the report format and how easy it was to use to determine what we needed the seller to fix in order to get financing.   I showed the report to some coworkers who were impressed with the amount of information and the way it was conveyed.   Again we want to thank you for your part in the process.  Sincerely, James & Monique - February 2013

Hi John.  Thanks so much.  I did make a good decision thanks to your help.  The house is now ours.  The electrical problems reduced the price since there was knob and tube wiring found throughout.  The other issues will be kept in mind while Shasta and I move in. (Here's a picture of Shasta lounging in our new yard!)  Thank you, Joe -Amherst, October 2012

Shasta the Dog
Great!  We really appreciate your effort and kindness yesterday to go over everything; no stones unturned!  I think you should be THE example of what a home inspector should be!  Thanks a million.  Goopeel and Soo, Longmeadow, September 2012 Goopel and Soo

John, Thank you and everyone at JM Rodkey Inspections for your thorough inspection of this unit at Classical HS and for your prompt response.  It was a pleasure working with you.  It's hard to believe the care, honesty, timeliness, accuracy, courtesy, and competency you gave me.  So much today is different.  I don't know why anyone would go elsewhere for a home inspection. Lynn, Springfield August 2012

John, Again, thank you so so much!  Your inspection and this report were really amazing!  To meet another Christian who loves what he does is a blessing.  Lucas July 2012


John, Thank you so much for your insightful, efficient, professional and thorough home inspection on the house in Northfield today.  I went home feeling really good about this home and excited for the prospect of buying it.  You were very kind and knowledgeable about everything and it really helped me appreciate the house more.  Hope you have a great rest of the week!    Sincerely, Olivia, Northfield, May 2012


  John, Thank you for the detailed report and careful attention to detail.  I was impressed with the report and we will correct some of the issues that you outlined.  Once again thank you for your super fast availability. I look forward to recommending you and your services.  Mark Wineburg, Owner, YES Computers, Northampton  April 2012

Thank you and it was great meeting you!  We appreciate all of your insight and the time that you spent going through the house with us. We had another inspection with some other company, but they never went through things like you did with us. You made us feel special. We now can move ahead with good information we didn't have before.   Rachel & Joshua, Springfield
March 2012

Hi John,

 Thanks so much for your incredibly thorough, detailed, and clear inspection today. We are both feeling really good about the house, and we feel like we know exactly how we want to proceed with estimates and negotiations. We are so happy to have had the opportunity to work with you. 

 Thanks again, Gina   Feb. 2012



John,  Thank you for your excellent advice on all we reviewed.  Once the attic matter is settled, I’ll begin on the drainage projects.  You remain second to none. 
 Best Regards, Rob Laporte, President and CEO DISC, Inc
January, 2012

Thank you very much for your prompt work.  We are very happy with your work and report with details.  If there is a chance to buy another house in the future, we would like to work with you again. Best wishes,
Takeshi & Yuki, March 2012

Young_Girl_w_Dog"...I just had an inspection for our new home in Florida ($625 for a 1000 sq.ft. ranch).  I thought at that price I would be getting something out-of-this-world.  Well, it was.  It was no where near the world standard you gave us back in Amherst...  You spoiled us.  I don't know why anyone would call another inspector. ... world class all the way!" 
Jane & Ginger (my Labrador), March 2012

John: Thanks again for your fine inspection report.  We are waiting to hear from the sellers on a couple of the issues you raised that we had not assumed existed when we made our offer.  Thanks again for your very thorough report.  We look forward to being down there in a few months.  Warm Vt. Regards, Pete and Ree, South Hadley, March 2012

It was great working with you. When I buy another house or my brother buys a house I will definitely be giving you a call.  You were great and thank you.
Kurt, Chicopee, February 2012

Thanks John...I have been bragging about your inspection on a regular basis....
David, The Jenkins Inn & Restaurant, Barre, MA 2012
Jenkins Inn, Jenkins Inn and Restaurant

Mia and Mike - Great Clients, Satisfied ClientsThank you, John, for the thorough inspection report. We have spent a good amount of time reviewing your findings and talked it over with our agent.  We made a new offer based and ended up with a good deal where we now have the money to bring the house up to date and safe.  You're a real help.  Thank you for your expert advice. Mike & Mai, 2011

Couple in New Home, Clients move into new homeThanks Everyone at JMR! It was great to meet you today and I really appreciate you sharing all your experience and knowledge.  You're tough on a house, but that exactly what a buyer needs!!!!  We're closing in three weeks with a very fair agreement, thanks to your conscientious dedication to a job well done.  Looking forward to recommending you. Hillary and Dave, 2011

TiphayandCathy, Happy CoupleJust wanted to send you an email to thank you so much. It was great having you conduct our inspection, and especially thank you for including the picture of the snowman that made our day!!  I appreciate you thinking of us as more than just another client.  Plan on many recommendations from us to come! Cathy and Sarah, 2011

Tom at his New Ho,e, Tom at his new homeWe really didn't understand "asset stabilization" until we saw  your report  and realized all the issues to keep the value of our new home.  I don't think any other inspector thinks about this. Where property values seem to be declining this was great advice.  More people should use you.  Charles, Amherst 2011

Amherst MA Friendly Inspection Client in New HomeThank you, The inspection was very thorough and we are happy in our new home.  We are confident recommending you to friends when someone needs a home inspector.  Sincerely, Kelly & Tony, Greenfield, 2011

Wow, above and beyond, John!   Good to have the whole picture.  Thanks, Rose and Mario - Amherst, 2011 

Thanks all you guys at JMRodkey,  I would refer you to anyone!  You were very professional and friendly. Thanks,  Melissa and Michael (on deployment in Afghanistan), New Salem, 2011

Dear Mr. Rodkey,  Thank you for being so competent, thoughtful, thorough, and understanding of the implicit stress of buying - and selling - a house.   Your intelligence and great expertise were obvious, and your great sense of humor helped make the process not only informative, but actually pleasant.   I certainly will recommend you without hesitation.  Sincerely, Bill MD - Northampton, 2011

Wow: Thanks for all your help.  Very professional.  Would recommend your services in a heartbeat. Chris and Anne, Shutesbury, 2011

Cheryl, Satisfied Client My experiences hiring you for a home inspection on two homes has been totally fabulous.  Your knowledge, experience, and professional manner was outstanding.  The reports were succinct with enough detail when needed.   The format of the report was very easy to read and understand, and helpful in terms of educating me as to how to maintain specific areas, and what to monitor as time goes on. Everything about each inspection was worth every penny.  I now have a studio/home for my portraits. You certainly understand the artist's needs. It was truly a pleasure to work with you!  I would definitely recommend your services to anyone I know in the future. Thank you, and best regards, Cherryl, Belchertown, 2011

  I just want to thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you for the superb home inspection report.  I've never seen anyone who puts as much interest in their client as you guys do.  There aren't many, if any, inspectors that do the detail you do.  It's a privilege to see your reports.  Bruce, Hadley, 2011