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Top Notch Home Inspection

Workphone: (732) 832-1333
Mobile: (732) 832-1333
Fax: (732) 383-5716

Little Silver, NJ 07739

James Ciatto


We realize that a home is one of the largest investments you will make. Having a strong team of experienced professionals on your side is important. Including a thorough, experienced home inspector is imperative.

The inspection is your opportunity to learn about the components of your home. We encourage you to join us while we inspect the home in order to further understand the systems and to see how hard we work for you.

Buy with confidence knowing the home was analyzed by professionals with your best interests in mind.


Our inspectors will clearly explain to you the condition of your future home and all of its components. Our computerized report will not only help you to make smart decisions, it will provide you with information on repairs and maintenance your home may require.


There is no better way to prepare your house for sale and minimize surprises than a pre-listing inspection. Making you aware of necessary repairs before your home is listed can help to facilitate a smooth transaction, enabling you to relax throughout the process.


*       Licensed and knowledgeable inspectors

*       Computerized reports printed at the inspection – no waiting

*       Report complete with digital photos

*       Report Summary detailing the major areas of concern

*       We service all of New Jersey



New Jersey Licensed Home Inspector


The most thorough home inspection available. Computerized reports printed on site.

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Jim was excellent! I would give him my highest recommendation. He was was thorough, took his time, and did an outstanding job!
- M.H., July 2019
Very thorough. Would highly recommend Jim to anyone looking to purchase a house. Jim took the time to explain everything that I asked about and then some.
- P.M., April 2019
As a Real Estate professional, it speaks volumes that I would choose Jim to conduct a home inspection for my OWN purchase! He is wonderful to work with, takes his time and makes sure you completely understand the information shared during and after the inspection. Thank you!
- J.M., Westfield NJ, October 2018
Jim’s the BEST! We highly recommend Jim to anyone we know in need of a home inspection.
- S.D., September 2018
Jim was so wonderful! He was thorough, communicative and open to lots of questions. As first time buyers he made us feel at ease with the whole process. Thank you, Jim!
- K.R., May 2018
Helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and courteous.
- A.K., March 2018
Jim was amazing! Very detailed with his inspection, both on-site and the report. We would highly recommend him to anyone needing their home inspected.
- E.H., Long Valley NJ, November 2017
Jim is great to work with! He is through, but not an alarmist. Gives detailed reports and takes the time to answer any/all questions my clients may have.
- J.M., Westfield NJ, July 2017
Thank you for an excellent job, you were through and professional, and it was a pleasure to work with you. Thanks, Laurel Perlman
- L.P., July 2016
Jim, you and your team have been outstanding. Working with you is a pleasure! I'll make sure EVERY client of mine knows your name. Your attention to detail, professionalism, candor and subject matter expertise make Top Notch Home Inspectors the ONLY choice for any savvy buyer. Thank you for everything!
- P.M., March 2016
I appreiate how through you are and honest! Will always recommend you!
- D.G., January 2016
James was very thorough and took time to answer any questions we had. I would recommend him to anyone!
- E.F., April 2015
Professional, courteous and overall a pleasure to work with.
- E.R., February 2015
I was extremely happy with the on-site inspection and detailed report. Timely and professional… Both Jim and his assistant were very easy to work with, provided me with a lot of detail and were very elaborate. Not only did I receive a full written report, but it was supported by color photographs and a detailed comments. I would highly recommend their services.
- J.W., November 2014
James was great to work with. He was very patient with my questions and provided a professional inspection. I would highly recommend him
- G.W., August 2014
We are first time home buyers and know nothing about the process. Jim was a fantastic and incredibly thorough home inspector! We would highly recommend him to anyone!! He was very patient and explained everything in detail so we would understand perfectly and made sure we understood before moving on. Thank you so much Jim!!
- K.W., July 2014
100% would recommend Jim Ciatto. He took his time explaining everything during the inspection and made us feel that more confident with moving forward with the purchase of the home.
- M.M., June 2014
Very professional and thorough!
- L.L., May 2014
I would not recommend a home inspector other than Jim Ciatto. Over 10 years of working together.
- S.F., April 2014
Excellent job. Very happy with Jim and would use him again.
- P.H., February 2014
Excellent inspection very thorough , would recommend to other potential customers
- N.O., December 2013
James is the Best !! He went from the roof to the crawl space !! He explained and answered all my questions, and was very professional... His report was 33 pages long with clear pictures and details of everything in the house !! He would be the only house inspector that I would use...I highly recommend him..Well worth the cost !! Lynn
- L.S., October 2013
James did a really thorough job
- R.S., September 2013
Excellent Inspection, very pleasant to be around. Answered any and all questions I had without any issues. Made sure I was aware of what to look for and where the power box was. Extremely helpful with explaning any issues I had with anything that was a concern to me to be fixed or addressed with seller.
- M.N., August 2013
Jim has inspected a number of homes for me over the years and I am 100% satisfied with the job he does. He is thorough, professional, honest and fair.
- B.G., July 2013
Thank you Jim for your professionalism and expertise in providing us with this inspection and report. We truly appreciate it. Take care, Donna and Mike
- M.T., May 2013
Jim, Thank you for a thorough inspection . You were very professional and informative. I was satisfied with the Termite Inspector and the Tank Inspector. I welcome any contractors you recommend for the issues I need. Once again, I will refer you to my agents. I look forward to working with you in the future.All the best, Elaine Pellicano
- E.P., April 2013
Thank you Jim for the detailed work.
- A.M., March 2013
Jim was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and detailed with his inspection of our home. He seemed to go above and beyond, and cared very much about our well being in the home for the future. He was a pleasure to work with and we would definately refer him to anyone needing his services as a Home Inspector.
- A.A., November 2012
Knowledgeable, friendly and took the time to explain. Thorough
- R.V., August 2012
Jim did an outstanding job while inspecting the property.
- B.C., August 2012
Very thorough, personable, and knowledgable. It was also very easy to coordinate separate inspections with 3rd parties at the same time as Jim's inspection (i.e. lead). Report was easy to read, available for simple forwarding via the HomeGauge website, and contained easily-identifiable action items. Would definitely recommend.
- B.D., July 2012
Jim is the absolute best inspector ever! It is a pleasure working with him!
- J.G., RED BANK NJ, June 2012
We hired James & Top Notch for our first,second,and now,third home that we are and have been interested in purchasing & eventually, living in & calling OUR home. He is extremely thorough during the inspection process and it shows in his notes and pictures during the process. It is because of this and his love & positive attitude towards his labor/job that we find him most trustworthy & our money well spent. Hallie & James Hawkins
- H.H., June 2012
We hired James & Top Notch for our first,second,and now,third home that we are and have been interested in purchasing & eventually, living in & calling OUR home. He is extremely thorough during the inspection process and it shows in his notes and pictures during the process. It is because of this and his love & positive attitude towards his labor/job that we find him most trustworthy & our money well spent.
- H.H., June 2012
Jim was extremely thorough and informative during the inspection. He is professional and was very detailed oriented during the process. I would definitely recommend Jim.
- A.S., May 2012
Mr. Ciatto is a very skilled Home Inspector. I recommend him to all of my buyers. I know that when Mr. Ciatto is the home inspector, my client will receive a detailed report on the condition of the home in a timely and efficient manner. He is excellent for the first home buyer as he answers every question in terms which they will understand without being condescending. He is equally excellent for the experienced buyer or investor as he is knowledgeable about all style home structures and can answer every question with ease. For the Realtor, Mr. Ciatto is able to explain to the buyer the concerns without creating a sense of panic to your client.
- C.W., Union NJ, April 2012
He was very thorough. This is my first house that I have purchased. James had no problems with my husband and I following him around as he did the inspection, my father also follwed him around the house. He stopped to explain everything that he was putting in his laptop. He was very helpful to answer our questions. James was wonderful and I would recommend him again to my friends.
- C.P., March 2012
we really felt he did a great job with inspecting the house
- W.G., February 2012
I absolutely would recommend James Ciatto for an inspection. He is very knowledgeable, thorough, and professional. These qualities, combined with his sense of humor and easy-going manner, make the home inspection an informative, yet pleasant experience.
- B.B., August 2011
If you ever need a detail inspection of your home, you need to call James to do the job. He spent hours going over everything. Answered all my questions and wasn't in a rush to complete the job. His written report was 28 pages long and he did an excellent job. I would absolutely hire him again !! Thanks Jim for a wonderful job :} Lynn S Totowa NJ
- L.S., May 2011
James, Thank You very much for doing our inspection. You where very thorough and you did a all around good job!
- B.L., April 2011
Jim was wonderful. I have total confidence that his home inspection was complete and thorough. I would definitely recommend his work. Ruth Raftery
- B.R., March 2011
Extremely professional and very reliable. Top-Notch knowledge!
- M.M., March 2011
- D.G., Sea Girt NJ, March 2011
Jim, We thank you for your inspection. Now we know why your company name is, "TOP NOTCH HOME INSPECTION"It is truly a Top Notch report. Very explicit, very defined, very thorough and VERY INFORMATIVE. We have never seen such a thorough report before. When we sold our house in August, the inspection report we received was so vague, so blotchy in the phrase ran into was totally a bad report altogether, but then again we did not hire that inspector, the buyers did...(the 1st buyers we had) and so, now that it's time for us with buying a house, we are so glad we had you do the inspection. We thank you! Sincerely, Olga and Sam Efstratiou
- O.E., March 2011
James thank you for doing the inspection ! You were very helpful letting me know what i should and shouldnt do . I did call the town like you said . The town was helpful and let me know there was no issues with the house or the property. Thanks again it was great working with you!!
- R.L., March 2011
Thank you Jim for a job well done. You are the best! Lydia was impressed with the gentleman who did the termite inspection. Thanks again. Joan
- J.M., February 2011
Jim is the VERY best there is in this field. I would highly recommend him to all my friends and family.
- A.H., January 2011
I was very pleased with his attention to every detail. He was very thorough.
- G.W., December 2010
Jim, Thank you for your time and thorough work. I learned a lot about our house and feel much more prepared to discuss this purchase with the seller now. -Earl
- E.J., November 2010
Jim, I want to thank you for your continued thoroughness and, in particular, your sensitivity to my last clients' health issues. Few inspectors would have handled the homeowners with the respect that you did while continuing to be business-like and focused.
- G.J., November 2010
- J.S., November 2010
I am truly happy that I was able to locate and use your services. I am not sure you remember me but wanted you to know that you were always, kind, thorough and professional. We haven't worked together in over 3 yrs but I was truly pleased to call my office and be given your new information to reconnect. All the best to you, Samseketha Johnson / ERA Queen City Realty
- J.B., November 2010
amazing inspection... Jim gives a potential homeowner peace of mind.
- R.I., November 2010
Thank you once again for a great job.
- A.H., October 2010
James ,Ciatto brings professionalism and personality to the job! He's great! I would hire him again and reccommend him to everybody!
- N.M., October 2010
I have been using Jim Ciatto of Top Notch Home Inspection for the past 4 years. He is extremely professional and not an alarmist. I am happy to recommend him to all my buyers.
- F.B., Sea Girt NJ, September 2010
James was very professional and extremely thorough. I would gladly recommend him to family and friends.
- T.E., September 2010
Jim, My clients and I were extremely pleased with the comprehensive and thorough home inspection. Your informative explanations on the workings of the home were very valuable. Addditionally, your pleasant personality helps make the sometimes stressful home buying process more relaxing. Please be assured I will be calling on you again.
- L.K., August 2010
Hi Jim, thank you for doing the inspection it was verry nice to meet you. Thank you again. Anna :)
- A.P., July 2010
Thank you very.. I will definately recommended you to my friends and family.
- M.C., July 2010
It was a very professional, courteous and helpful inspection. Enjoyed working with Jim!
- B.G., June 2010
Jim is the Best! Professional, accomodiating, through...what more can I ask for!
- K.D., May 2010
James was very professional and very thorough at the same time. He seems like the consumate professional and was very easy to work with during the inspection. I would definitely recommend him to other people looking for a qualified home inspector.
- M.R., April 2010
Several of my clients have worked with Jim Ciatto, and I wish they all would. Jim is extremely thorough, focused and knowledgeable. His calm, mild-mannered approach sets a nice tone for the inspection and puts the buyers at ease with the process. He answers questions fully and clearly and he does not give advise that is beyond his realm of expertise. Jim shows up on time, stays as long as it takes, and meets his reporting deadlines. I keep Jim at the top of my referral list, and I would hire him to inspect any property I were thinking about purchasing.
- C.S., April 2010
Thank you for all your help and time. Very polite and professional service. Thank you.
- M.S., March 2010
Jim did a very thorough job on my home inspection.
- M.S., March 2010
Great home inspection and amazingly detailed home inspection report, including clear pictures with accurate descriptions. My real estate attorney said it was one of the best home inspections and home inspection reports he's seen.
- K.R., February 2010
Jim is extremely detail oriented and very thorough. He always takes the time to address any concerns found. His reports and descriptions are very clear and concise. Every Client of mine has been more than satisfied. I would highly recommend Jim to anyone needing a Home Inspection. Anthony Ferraiuolo Re/Max Diamond Properties
- A.F., February 2010
You would always get excellent service from Jim. He would take his time viewing your property, and he will always give you a detailed report, highlighting the most important items that you need to take care as soon as you purchase your home. The pictures included in the Inspection Report are priceless. Some home inspectors choose not to take pictures. It is very important to have these pictures as proof of the damage/problems that need to be taken care as soon as possible. I highly recommend Jim Ciatto for your home inspection needs. Sincerely, Adriana Olaya ERA Queen City Realty
- A.O., Scotch Plains NJ, January 2010
Jim it absolutely the best home inspector tht I have ever worked with! He is thorough in his inspection and knows exactly how to explain everything to the buyer so as to alleviate any fears they may have! His prices are reasonable and he will always make time for your client! I HIGHLY recommend Jim to agents and home owners alike!
- K.D., January 2010
very professional, straight forward, and also very friendly. he gave a lot of helpful advice.
- J.M., November 2009
JIm, Thank you so much for the great job you did. It was wonderful working with you and Tom today. I will definitely pass your name along.
- C.L., October 2009
James, Thank you for you prompt and always expert help...when you need it! Thank you, Richard E. Gialanella
- R.G., Ocean Grove NJ, September 2009
Jim does a Thorough in inspection. I highly recommend him to all of my clients and peers.
- R.V., Ocean Grove NJ, September 2009
James Ciatto and his team were very professional and thorough in their inspection on our new home. We highly recommend them!!!
- C.N., September 2009