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House Detectives of New York, Inc.

Workphone: (631) 225-1000
Mobile: (631) 742-4723

West Babylon, NY 11704

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Tim Gill started inspecting houses in 1996 and began full-time in 2001. Inspections are very thorough and the client attends and is part of the on-site inspection. We are proud to be a very interactive company taking the time to explain everything and make recommendations to you, our client. Your report will generally be on your computer the very next day and we pride ourselves of being very detailed. Plenty of pictures are included in the report and the reports are written-not a vague checklist as some. Concerns found during the inspection process are conveniently high-lighted in the front of the inspection report to share with your realtor and attorney. Customer satisfaction is the top priority of Tim Gill and his company House Detectives of N.Y.


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Owner of HDNY, Tim Gill, began inspecting homes in 1996 and full-time since 2001. Personally having inspected over 7,000 homes, mostly western Suffolk and Nassau counties. Tim Gill is widely known & highly respected in the industry.


Best inspector out there. Answered all my questions and made knowledgeable suggestions.
- S.T., February 2018
Thorough, honest, professional, punctual
- T.K., January 2018
Thorough, honest, professional, punctual
- T.K., January 2018
Tim Gill was referred to me as " The Man " and certainly lived up to the expectation! His thoroughness ,politeness , and being able to perform the inspection sooner than anticipated. Turned out Tim was a friend of my family , my Dad and Mom , who always surround themselves with quality people !!!!Beautiful concise report. Thank you Tim
- T.B., December 2017
Tim Gill was absolutely amazing! he was very thorough, and taught me a lot about house inspections. He is extremely nice, and easy to work with. he answered all questions plus more that my family and i had. i would recommend him to anyone as well as continue to use him.
- S.L., December 2017
I was very impressed with Tim's inspection. He is very knowledgeable and very thorough with his inspection and report. I would definitely recommend him to all.
- R.L., December 2017
Tim was very friendly, informative and professional. When we first met he asked me if I had any concerns and he did address those items. He pointed many things out to me and provided recommendations. The report received was detailed and more information than I had expected.
- S.G., November 2017
Great Job
- G.R., November 2017
Tim is a very friendly and professional individual. It is my first time purchasing a home and he was extremely thorough and addressed possible issues immediately. I would definitely recommend him in the future to anyone needing a home inspection.
- A.T., October 2017
Tim Gill is a kind and genuinely caring person. He is a perfectionist when it comes to inspecting your property. I trust his opinion and recommendations completly. I thank him so much for all his help when purchasing my home!
- E.M., October 2017
A completely thorough and detailed report. The comments and narrative were easy to understand and follow. We definitely got great value in choosing you for the house inspection. Trish and I would totally recommend you to anyone buying a new house !Thanks for everything, Lou.
- L.S., October 2017
Tim Gill was super professional: nice, patient, informative and clearly gave the inspection his undivided attention.
- A.D., October 2017
Tim Gill was very professional and informative. He took the time to go to the roof of the house and observed everything from top to bottom. He pointed out some easy ways to 'quick fix' a few things to make it our house. We really recommend his services. Thank you Tim!
- E.B., October 2017
Thank you Tim, for always being there for myself and my clients.
- E.R., Babylon NY, August 2017
Tim is an absolute pleasure to do with business with. Professional, thorough, friendly and cheerfully willing to answer any and all questions. I will recommend to anyone that can use his services.
- G.H., August 2017
Knowledgeable and Thorough.. Great Inspector!
- M.G., August 2017
Excellent work! Bar none, the most thorough and knowledgeable home inspection I have ever received.
- K.R., July 2017
Tim was friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. He was efficient and got the job done. I would highly recommend him.
- C.P., July 2017
Tim is a pleasure to work with. Very knowledgeable, helpful and detailed! Would definitely recommend him to anyone buying a home.
- J.M., July 2017
Tim did a very complete and thorough inspection! He was extremely professional and took the time to educate us about our home and property as he inspected. I We would 100% recommend Tim to anyone looking for a great home inspector.
- C.W., July 2017
Much appreciated
- E.L., July 2017
Hands down one of the best inspectors you can ask for. Very thorough and insightful. Will leave no stone unturned, will voice any and all concerns clearly. Thanks for everything Tim
- R.M., June 2017
Great job as usual. Talk to you again in a few months.
- L.M., June 2017
Tim was awesome! He was prompt, efficient, and took the time to explain everything he saw. He promptly completed his report, too. I'm really glad we were able to work with him on this inspection. 10/10 would recommend!
- C.F., June 2017
Thank you for your fast and professional service even in the confusion of our schedule and directions to the work site. It was a pleasure doing business with you. See you again soon, Larry.
- L.M., June 2017
Thanks to Tim Gill, I became aware of great deficiencies inside a house I made an accepted offer to buy. I reread his very detailed inspection report several times and learned that my investment into this house would be an expensive proposition to repair or replace required items in the immediate future, including electrical. It would have cost me thousands of dollars. He is very detailed and professional. I definitely will use him again.
- R.A., May 2017
Extremely knowledgable and professional
- B.A., May 2017
Tim was very responsive, even after I telephoned him on a Saturday Night. Tim's home inspection was very thorough and he took the time to explain his findings and answer our questions. We are new to Long Island, and New York, and Tim walked us through the nuances of the inspection process. Tim's report was well-written in language a layperson can understand. Tim has also let us know he is available for follow-up questions. I would use Tim again and will recommend him to others.
- J.S., May 2017
Tim just inspected a home that my boyfriend & I are purchasing and I would definitely use Tim again. He's very personable and precise. I will recommend him to friends & family!
- P.D., May 2017
Tim came to my house to do a home inspection. He is very thorough, professional and friendly. He answered all of our questions and explained any recommendations he made. I would absolutely recommend him to all of my friends and family!
- A.C., May 2017
Tim Gill is a good guy. Very professional, friendly and thorough, and takes his work very seriously. He seems to reallly enjoy what he does. He takes his time explaining everything to you and is very detailed in his explanations. He won't give you a one or two liner response to a question, but more like a 5 minute response. Very receptive to your questions. Would definitely recommend, no BS.
- P.P., April 2017
-TIM, I don't have any suggestions for you, although i do want to thank you for your service. Everything you did was not only quick and professional, but also educational. Thanks again, Chris Fiorenzo
- C.F., April 2017
It was such a pleasure meeting Tim yesterday. He was so patient with all of our questions and answered each one in terms that we could understand. A truly great inspector and would recommend him to anyone needing an inspection. Thanks so much, Tim!!!!!
- R.P., April 2017
Tim did an amazingly thorough job checking out our potential new home. So many items I would never have even thought to check and documented everything. The report was created and presented in such a professional manner. Tim even spent the time to make recommendations on improving items in the house that were not issues but would make the house more efficient or useable. I only wish all other contractors could be as capable and easy to work with. I will recommend Tim to anyone who needs an inspector.
- P.G., March 2017
Tim was great help at the inspection and gave great advice.
- D.M., March 2017
Tim did a thorough inspection and explained what he found in terms I could understand. I would definitely recommend Tim.
- M.B., Amityville NY, March 2017
Thank you taking time out of your hectic weekend to inspect the house for me. Truly appreciate the timely manner in which you arrived, started right away and sent me the report.
- T.M., March 2017
Tim was very detailed and communicated to me clearly about the areas of concern.
- T.D., February 2017
Tim was professional, personable and very helpful. Would recommend your services to everyone.
- J.B., February 2017
Tim did a great and very thorough job. Highly recommend his inspections
- J.B., February 2017
From the minute I first spoke to Tim he was very professional and helpful. He gave me an accurate quote rite over the phone and we scheduled a next day appointment. Despite the snow and bad weather tim was there on time and got straight to work. I stayed with him for most of the inspection and he went over everything as he inspected the house. Gave amazing tips and professional opinions. I will most definitely be recommending him to anyone looking for a home inspector. Ace Mazhar
- A.M., January 2017
Thanks for the great job Tim.
- Y.Q., December 2016
Tim-- Thank you for doing such a thorough job on our inspection. It was a pleasure to work with you!
- D.H., November 2016
Tim was great, super thorough! This was the 2nd time I've used him, would recommend him to anybody needing a home inspection.
- M.C., October 2016
Tim Gill was fantastic!!! His attention to detail was amazing. I also received his report in a very timely manner. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a home inspector.
- M.A., October 2016
Great inspector and very knowledgeable.
- W.G., October 2016
Tim is very diligent and detailed oriented. We admire his work ethic and efficiency! Highly recommended!
- A.L., October 2016
Tim was very through and explained everything to us! This is our first house that my husband and I are buying, so as you can imagine I was a little nervous, but Tim took the time out to walk us around and explain everything to us so that we understood everything, and we really appreciated that!
- J.D., October 2016
Tim thank you so much,you are the best inspector on Long Island,very professional,good price and very responsible...
- M.G., October 2016
Thank you Tim
- A.G., September 2016
Tim was exactly what i was looking for in a home inspector. I already have recommended him to friends and other family members I found his report to be very professional and detailed he obviously put a lot of time and effort into making sure I had all the details. I found him to be extremely thorough in his inspection.
- D.B., September 2016
Thank You for being a professional. I thought the inspection was transparent and the report was very detailed. I would recommend you highly. The Best of Luck to you.
- L.B., Babylon NY, September 2016
Tim was extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. Report was emailed very quickly with detailed instruction. He was able to explain information in a way we would be able to understand while the inspection was going on. Would definitely recommend.
- K.B., September 2016
Very personable, informative, and humorous. Made the stressful duration of buying a house enjoyable, and allowed questions to be asked.
- B.S., September 2016
Tim, Trust, honesty and respect are the fundamental layer of any relationship. You brought it all with you and made us feel like our home purchase was #1 on your priority list. That is rare. We feel blessed to have you on our side and wish you nothing but success in your business. Thank you for everything you did for us. Gary and Carolyn Waskovich
- G.W., September 2016
I do not have any suggestions for Tim. My suggestion is for everyone else: don't trust anyone other than Tim with such an important part of the home buying process. I cannot say enough about Tim and his caliber of work.
- M.R., September 2016
Tim was a very thorough professional who performed our home inspection. He was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the home inspection process. He gave a comprehensive report that was detailed but very easy to understand. I would definitely recommend Tim Gill for anyone needing a home inspection professional.
- G.N., September 2016
Tim was extremely through with his inspection and report. We appreciate the time he took since it was our first time buying a house.
- M.M., August 2016
Tim was amazing! I was able to reach him on a weekend to schedule an appointment the following business day. He arrived early for the appointment. For my first home inspection, he let me shadow him and made it a pleasure to learn what he was looking for, as well as tips & tricks. Besides being a great home inspector, he was a really nice guy! I would absolutely use Tim again in the future, or would recommend him to anyone in the area for their home inspection.
- J.K., August 2016
Tim was professional and did a thorough inspection of the property. He provided his findings in a timely manner. I was satisfied with his report as it gave me the feeling that he had my best interest at heart.
- P.D., July 2016
Tim was incredibly helpful to us as we are first time home buyers and really needed someone to walk us through the inspection process. He sent a thorough report within 1 business day which included everything we needed to know in order to feel comfortable with purchasing the home. He also shed some light on issues that our realtor had thought had been fixed previously when in fact there were ongoing issues that still needed to be addressed. Very honest, nice guy. Would highly recommend.
- N.K., July 2016
Tim pays attention to every detail, he is very thorough and knowledgeable. He saved me from buying a house that would have been a money pit!!!! I have already recommended Tim to friends and family.Thanks again Tim!
- R.W., July 2016
Tim did an outstanding job of making a thorough inspection of the co-op I was looking to purchase. He was also able to answer my questions in a professional manner.
- J.H., July 2016
Tim is honest, friendly, knowledgeable and straight foward. Being a first time home buyer, I wasn't sure what to look for besides the obvious problems. Tim gave us honest answers to any our questions and always recommendEd a solution to any issue. If anyone asks for a home inspector I would recommend Tim. Thank you for home inspection!
- S.K., July 2016
Tim is an excellent inspector. He is professional, thorough, and knowledgeable. He is also friendly and a pleasure to deal with in person.
- M.B., June 2016
Tim Gill from HOUSE DETECTIVES OF NEW YORK was great. I called Tim on a Sunday after my offer was accepted. I informed Tim that I would need a home inspection as soon as possible and that timing was important. Tim fit me in the next morning without a problem. His home inspection was thorough and accurate. That night I was emailed a complete report with pictures. THANKS AGAIN TIM GILL!.
- M.M., June 2016
Tim pays attention to every detail as he completes his inspection. He was able to make recommendations to me for future maintenance and this was very helpful. In addition to doing a great job, Tim is also very personable, which makes what can be a stressful situation, a bit less so. I have already recommended Tim to friends and I know he is well respected & recommended among Realtors as well.
- W.L., June 2016
Tim did a great job and his attention to detail is much appreciated! I learned so much about future maintenance from Tim and I thank him for taking the time to share those extra recommendations with me. I have already recommended Tim to friends!!
- W.L., June 2016
I have nothing bad to say. Thank you for your time and a very detailed inspection. Also thank you for explaining everything to me as we went along. I will defiantly recommend you to my friends and family.
- M.V., June 2016
an absolute professional, tim takes pride in his trade and it shows
- T.C., June 2016
We utilized Time for our home inspection based on a recommendation from our realtor. Tim was extremely thorough and offered a great deal of knowledge regarding our home inspection. You can tell that Tim truly enjoys his profession and ensures you receive the most detailed inspection report possible in an extremely timely fashion. We would most definitely recommend Tim to our family & friends.
- V.A., June 2016
Very thorough and knowledgeable.
- P.B., May 2016
professional, thorough, educating. thank you
- T.C., May 2016
Tim was very thorough and took many pictures for me since I was not able to be there in person. Write up was perfect and assisted me with assessing the home.
- L.S., May 2016
At an emotionally challenging time, when I was going through the sale of my childhood home, Tim provided a forthright, professional and ultimately reassuring assessment. He knew what to look for and point out at every turn. His judgments were wholly on target. I recommend him without qualification. —T.V., Garden City, NY
- T.V., May 2016
Thanks for your time and patience. Your inspection was thorough and you took the time to answer and explain all my questions. Would definitely hire you again and will recommend you to others.
- , May 2016
Thanks for your time and patience. Your inspection was thorough and you took the time to answer and explain all my questions. Would definitely hire you again and will recommend you to others.
- J.P., May 2016
Your report was so fantastically through, I really had no idea that was what I should expect. And do you know what? I probably shouldn't have!! I showed it to 2 friends who recently purchased homes and they both were blown away. They both felt that the reports they received were definitely less comprehensive. Thank you for being prompt, efficient, and for getting us the report in such a timely manner.
- R.O., May 2016
Tim, Thank you so much for putting our minds at ease about making the biggest purchase of our lives. Thanks to you, we were able to point out things to the homeowner that needed to be addressed before we purchased the house. My husband and I were both extremely satisfied with your services and will recommend your company again and again!
- L.L., May 2016
Tim was prompt and conducted a thorough inspection of the house. As we went from room to room he explained what he was looking for and answered any questions I had. He provided a detailed report which highlighted things that needed to be addressed as well as helpful hint. If you’re looking for the right guy to inspect a house look no further Tim is the one!
- M.D., April 2016
Thank you Tim for the prompt report.
- L.T., April 2016
Very thorough inspector. When asked question h Tim gave very honest and clear answers.
- W.W., April 2016
Was very pleased with how you explained everything you were doing and showed us everything you were finding. Also found your tips were and will be very helpful for us. Thank you.
- R.B., April 2016
Was very pleased with how you explained everything you were doing and showed us everything you were finding. Also found your tips were and will be very helpful for us. Thank you.
- R.B., April 2016
Tim was professional, knowledgeable, proficient and went into great detail regarding the repairs that our future home will or might need. He took time to explain his findings and made sure I had no questions. The report was very detailed, easy to understand, and read. Great service. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone.
- J.Z., April 2016
Tim was very knowledgeable, thorough, friendly and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend him to a friend or family member.
- J.F., April 2016
Thank you for taking the time to explain everything to us, even though you didn't have to. You also were very helpful when we had questions about codes and changes that were above and beyond you're job. The documents were prepared very quickly and allowed us to prevent any further offers from being submitted.
- J.L., April 2016
Tim was very thorough in our home inspection. Report was ready in timely fashion, we would recommend and use him again.
- P.K., March 2016
Tim was extremely thorough and explained everything as he walked through our house. He picked up on so many things we would never even think to look at. He was excellent! Very professional and got the job done! Thanks Tim!
- J.K., March 2016
Tim was very thorough, detailed, and professional! I learned a lot about the house we are looking at, and of homes in general. Afterwards he emailed me a complete report, with pictures and all. Thanks again Tim!
- P.S., March 2016
Tim is a great inspector. He is detailed, nice, and extremely knowledgeable!
- M.C., February 2016
Tim did a great job of inspecting the house we were considering buying. He was very knowledgeable and professional. He provided great insight into the major issues with the home, as well as the overall condition. His report was invaluable in helping us make our decision.
- P.R., February 2016
Totally professional! Would recommend to friends, family & strangers! Took his time & even explained it in details to my wife & I. Very observant, even with snow on the roof. We wish more people would be this informative in their line of work!!
- J.B., February 2016
I will absolutely reccommend you to everyone I know. You made us feel like you really cared about our home and it wasn't just a job to you. Thank you for everything.
- D.T., February 2016
Very punctual, professional, and on time! (You dont find that often) he took his time and went above and beyond, while informing you on what he is looking for. Great personality and easy to talk to. I will definitely bring him more business.
- A.R., February 2016
Very thorough. The report was well written. He was very easy to talk to. I would highly recommend him for any home inspection.
- G.W., January 2016
You were very thorough and very informative. You clearly explained things and pointed out things many people may not have thought of. You clearly explained why things are done a certain way and why not, and things a new home owner should be on the look out for. We were very pleased with your assessment, courtesy and professionalism.
- E.L., January 2016
Tim was great- professional, nice and informative. I am so glad we used him to buy our first home! He knows the area and what to look for!
- J.F., January 2016
Tim showed up on time and conducted a professional inspection.
- D.D., January 2016
Tim was so pleasant to deal with. Got my report so fast and he gave suggestions on what he saw that needed imporvement.
- L.D., December 2015