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Golden Rule Home Inspections

Workphone: 239-432-0178
Fax: 239-432-0278

Ft Myers, FL 33908

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Len Gluckstal


  1. All inspections are performed by Len Gluckstal.
  2. Len has a degree in Structural Engineering, is a Licensed Florida General Contractor of the highest level (some licensed GC’s can only build homes – I can build the Empire State Building or anything else), and is licensed as a Home Inspector, and Mold Assessor.
  3. Len is President of the local chapter of ASHI (the American Society of Home Inspectors).
  4. All home inspection reports come with a 90 Day Limited Structural and Mechanical Warranty, and a RecallChek, where we send you a list of any appliance, AC, or water heater that has a manufacturer’s recall.  70% of our inspections have had at least one appliance on recall.
  5. Reports exceed ASHI, NAHI, and all other national home inspection guidelines, which state the inspector is to take a sampling of items in the house.  Golden Rule Home Inspections checks virtually everything that is accessible.  All accessible electrical outlets, windows, doors, walls, appliances, plumbing fixtures, we get up into the attic to check the trusses and insulation as well as look at the underside of the roof sheathing for hints of roof leaks.
  6. We do not inspect low voltage wiring, or septic systems.  Septic inspections are an available for an additional fee.
  7. Our reports are the easiest on the market to read.  They are a simple check list noting “Defects” which are items we feel should be fixed by the seller, and “Comments” which are items that are more cosmetic in nature, but we want to alert you to them.  When we find a Defect or Comment item we write a narrative about it and will usually take a digital picture if it helps explain the item or locate the item.  Then all Defects and Comments are repeated in two summaries at the end of the report.  That way it is easy to go back to the seller and tell them to fix all items in the Defects category.
  8. Attorneys use us exclusively due to our knowledge, thoroughness, and professional.  The list of Attorneys is constantly expanding.
  9. Countless Real Estate Agents have told us that our reports are the most professional they have ever seen.
  10. We are associated with a pest control company and as an employee of the pest control company  we perform in house WDO (Wood Destroying Organism or Termite) Inspections.  This saves having to make multiple appointments for inspections. 
  11. With homes built prior to 2002, insurance companies are asking for Wind Mitigation Inspection Forms to be filled out.  These must be done by a Licensed Florida General Contractor, Registered Architect, or Professional Engineer.  Some home inspectors are doing these and they are not being accepted by the insurance companies.  Being a Licensed Florida General Contractor my inspections are accepted.  I charge $150 for this inspection while I am at the inspection or $200 if I have to come back.
  12. Homes built between 2004 and 2008 may have Chinese Drywall.  If a home has Chinese Drywall, all of the drywall must be removed from the home, the home aired out, and then new drywall installed.  Banks are just starting to request a Chinese Drywall inspection.  To inspect for Chinese Drywall I charge $200 (for up to a 1,700 sf home) while I am on the site or $250 if I have to go to the home just to inspect as a stand alone inspection.


Our reports are slightly more expensive than others, but much more thorough.  On an hourly basis we are probably less per hour.  Go to for a complete price list, sample reports, and lots of other useful information.


Licensed Florida General Contractor, Home Inspector, Radon Measurement, and Mold Assessor. Pres of the Gulf Coast ASHI.


BS degree in Struct Engn'g, as a GC have performed +/- $100 million of work with my own company. Reports are the most thorough on market, and come with 90 Day Limited Struct & Mech Warranty, plus a RecallChek on all appliances.


Len was the most thorough and professional inspector we have encountered.
- J.K., January 2019
Len was recommended to us by our buyer broker Beverly Howe. At first we thought it would not be needed for new construction but we would ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND everyone to consider Len. It would have taken us months (if ever) to discover the defects Len found and documented. Thank You!
- B.W., November 2018
Job done in a timely fashion and completed with a high degree of professional competence. I highly recommended to anyone who needs the services by Len Gluckstal.
- M.S., October 2018
Amazing job! I really like the fact that you had a roofer give an estimate for repair because usually that is something I do but with the estimate and the request report you made my job a little easier. Thanks!!!
- B.P., July 2017
Len is very thorough and knowledgeable. I had another real estate agent exclaim, "Who is this guy?" after he saw the detail in the inspection report.
- T.C., February 2017
Did a great job for us! We would recommend him to anyone!!
- R.G., September 2016
Len, you just saved me $155k by detecting chinese drywall in a house that I had intention to buy. Thanks Again!!
- D.S., June 2016
Very thorough and personable. Great job.
- L.S., June 2016
Very Professional , on time and efficient.
- P.D., April 2016
Very knowledgeable and professional.
- M.Z., February 2016
Len preformed the inspecion very professionally and detailed the entire home. The seller agreed to make all necessary repairs at once. We are very pleased with all aspects of the inspection and report. Arthur L. Lennox, P.E., P.S.
- A.L., March 2015
Len did a very thorough and lengthy pre purchase inspection. Thanks very much.
- C.B., February 2015
Absolute professional demeanor and results. Len is extremely thorough, informative, and courteous. His report shed extremely important light on property condition! Many thanks, Len
- G.M., Bonita Springs FL, October 2014
Len - Great and thorough inspection as usual. We appreciate the quick response to our request to inspect. Thanks Again, Bob Sansone Premier Sotheby's International Realty
- B.S., May 2014
I was very impressed and pleased with the quality of work and professionalism Len displayed throughout our inspection process. He was thoughtful and courteous and respectful of the occupants of the home and their belongings. He seemed thorough and yet remained as an impartial third party. He offered helpful and appropriate suggestions. He delivered exactly as his website promised.
- T.S., North Fort Myers FL, May 2014
Len, you're the consummate professional. Another job well done.
- S.G., March 2014
My suggestion - don't change a thing! You did an EXCELLENT JOB again. Thorough inspection, perfect explanation to my nervous client and you even went the extra step to hook up her washer and dryer. Thank you, you made my sale much easier.
- L.W., December 2013
I appreciated your punctuality, your knowledge, patience in answering questions and your display of "Golden Rule" values. Thank you for creating our home inspection report.
- S.B., October 2013
Very professional! Very detailed!
- J.D., August 2013
You did a very thorough, careful and professional inspection. You were very prompt, courteous, and non-rushed to complete your job. You checked out every nook and cranny, and I feel as though my client will truly feel satisfied with your report. I would eagerly recommend you to future clients!
- K.R., July 2013
I will be happy to recommend you in the future. Both the buyer and seller were impressed with your professionalism, as was I.
- D.D., Estero FL, April 2013
Very knowledgeable and a professional.
- M.S., February 2013
Very thorough and very professional. Thanks, Len. Nice to know that our new home has been evaluated by an inspector who has stellar credentials. Mike and Kathy Cunningham
- M.C., February 2013
Thank you for your thorough inspection from top to bottom. I hope that the repairs made to the home are as well done as your inspection was done. I would/will most certainly recommend Len G to anyone. djp
- D.F., September 2011
Len was methodical and thorough. I Would definitely recommend him to anyone buying a home.
- L.M., August 2011
Very thorough, knowledgeable and friendly.
- C.R., August 2011
Thank you and your team for the professional manner in which you handled this inspection. As a retired Fire Marshal and code enforcement inspector, I appreciate your thorough work.Feel free to use me as a reference if you want to. James S. Hannah
- J.H., May 2011
Inspection report is very detailed and very easy to understand!
- S.B., January 2011
Len does what he says he'll do when he says he'll do it....and he does it well. That is refreshing in today's business world. L. Nelson, Realtor
- L.N., December 2010
Very professional and thorough. However,until we move in we cannot be certain of its accuracy!
- W.M., September 2010
The Residential Lifestyle Solution, was developed by 41 West as a unique process to create an ultimate client experience in the design and building of custom homes and condo remodeling in Naples, Bonita, and Marco Island, Florida. It is essential that all of our vendors match the 41 West level of quality, craftsmanship, and service. Inspections by Len Gluckstal insure that every member of the 41 West Team exceeds our clients expectations.
- B.B., Naples FL, June 2010
Everything is so smooth and professional
- C.B., June 2010
A very thorough inspection. Len is a consummate professional.
- P.D., April 2010
Thank you Len for your thorough approach and detailed report. I will be recommending your services to anyone I know who is looking at purchasing a home.
- J.S., April 2010
Great working with you!
- K.D., January 2010
Impressively thorough and so full of knowledge, the inspection was beyond my expectations. Thank you.
- K.M., October 2009
Thank you.
- I.G., September 2009