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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.


-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.
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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
Thanks, Tim. You did a thorough job. We will be sure to recommend you in the future!
- K.S., December 2015
Thanks Tim you were very friendly informative and thorough.
- J.W., November 2015
Tim was an absolute gentleman! He was at the house early and ready to get started. I was unaware and impressed at how thorough he was. Tim explained dates of construction materials and what was bad, good or great about them and even how long certain things would last. He mentioned alternative solutions. I felt as if I had a friend with me that really cared about my home purchase and wanted nothing more than to make sure I was getting what I was paying for! I will without a doubt recommend Tim to friends and family.
- P.S., November 2015
Very thorough and concise. Down to earth and honest. First time I met him and felt like we knew each other for years! Definitely will recommend and made the process so easy! Plus the report was done so quickly and was very organized! Incredible!!
- K.M., November 2015
Tim was highly professional and thorough. Our inspection report was sent quickly, included pictures of any problem areas or things to take note of and his recommendations were very helpful. I would absolutely recommend him to future home buyers, he gave us confidence that our house was in good shape and worth our investment.
- M.M., November 2015
Keep up the good work!!!!
- R.P., November 2015
Tim was extremely thorough and absolutely professional in his inspection. His report was emailed to us promptly the next day and included pictures as well as his findings and recommendations for future maintenance. I would highly recommend Tim in the future and would not hesitate to call him if his services were ever needed again.
- M.R., October 2015
Worth every dollar! Gave a very thorough inspection and very knowledgable
- K.H., October 2015
Tim thank you for everything!
- D.G., October 2015
Tim was a knowledgeable person and gave his personal opion when it was needed. I would recommend Tim to future home buyers. Thanks Tim
- A.G., September 2015
Tim was a very professional & knowledgeable home inspector. Also gave very thorough home inspection report. Will highly recommend to others!
- Z.F., September 2015
Mr. Gill was courteous and professional from the moment I spoke to him on the phone to set up the inspection, right through the inspection itself. He did not make me feel uncomfortable for asking questions, was extremely thorough, and had the report I needed completed within 24 hours! Due to problems he found in the home, I had to hire other professionls to complete the work Mr. Gill suggested needed attention, and each cooberated his opinions exactly. I would recommend Mr. Gill's services to anyone, and thank him for making a stressful time a lot less problematic!
- E.K., September 2015
It was a pleasure meeting you and we truly appreciate your thoroughness. You came highly recommended and that will continue with us for sure!
- D.C., September 2015
Awesome job. I have used many inspectors over the years but this was by far the most thorough inspection of a home I have ever witnessed. Very professional and felt he was really working for me. Great Job.
- D.F., September 2015
I would like to thank you for your patience in answering all of the questions that I had and for all of the suggestions and advice that you gave me concerning this house that I am about to purchase. I greatly appreciated your professionalism and I will be sure to highly recommend you to anyone I know who needs a home inspection in the future. Thanks again and my best regards.
- D.L., September 2015
Thank you so much for your help! The person buying our place had their inspection yesterday during the heavy rains - seeing how dry our basement was sealed the deal on the sale of our place so everything is moving ahead full steam!
- R.D., September 2015
I have used Tim for all of my house inspections. I would only use Tim I would not use any one else. I would recommend Tim to any one he does a thorough inspection. Thanks Tim
- E.M., August 2015
I highly recommend you hire Tim Gill to do your home inspection. He did the inspection for the house we are in the process of buying, and this was our second time using him during our home search. The first home inspection revealed many things that ultimately led to our decision not to buy the house, and it was the best decision we made! We wouldn't be where we are if it wasn't for his thorough and complete detective work. His reports were turned around expeditiously and were incredibly thorough and easy to follow, complete with photographs and a summary section for key areas. Not only is he professional and punctual, he is also a very personable guy, taking questions and the time to answer and explain things to us as he worked through the inspection. Bottom line, you need Tim Gill for your home inspection!
- P.A., August 2015
Thank you for being straight to the point on everything and for answering my questions that I had on the house and explaining it to me as well. You did a great job I will definitely recommend you... Thank you again.
- E.P., August 2015
I was at the co-op when Tim was inspecting it. He took his time and did a very thorough job. He told me that the air conditioning unit would have to be replaced in the near future because of its age--even though it is working fine now; he also gave me an idea of the cost. I appreciated the fact that I could ask him questions. I felt very secure in the information that he gave me and I would definitely recommend Tim to anyone who is looking for a qualified person to do a home inspection. Thanks, Tim!
- A.B., August 2015
Hi Tim, Thanks for the inspection. My only suggestion would be in regards to the feedback provided in front of the seller. At the time, you spoke only about the two small electrical issues but the report showed there was a screen missing, rusty parts, hinges etc but the seller may or may not negotiate that now because she said she was only prepared to address the two issues you told us about in person. So my suggestion would be to simply also mention that there are a few other small things that will come out in the report later on so both parties are prepared. Thank you again! Best, Vicky
- M.T., August 2015
Thank you Tim! I would definitely recommend Tim to my family & friends that are in need of a home inspection. True professional; he was thorough with his inspection and the report was detailed yet easy to understand. Thanks again for providing a solid inspection that provided a logical approach throughout the report. James Lloyd
- J.S., August 2015
Highly recommend Tim Gill.. If you need someone whom is honest he is the one. Went above and beyond for me and my family. Had our report the same day as inspection and his prices r unbeatable. Most of the workers in the real estate field r out for money I have to say with Tim that was NOT the case at all he actually lost out on money to help me. Def one of a kind. Highly recommend him. His work is very thorough and he inspects every inch of the home.
- A.P., August 2015
Thanks very much for your expertise.
- J.C., August 2015
thx tim my wife and I appreciate the thoroughness of your report Kevin
- K.C., August 2015
Thank you Tim! We are so impressed with your expertise, we would definitely recommend you! Maria Abreu
- P.A., July 2015
Your work was thorough and informative. You provided me with all the information I needed and I would definitely recommend your services to people that I know.
- J.R., July 2015
Tim is wonderful to work with. He is extremely efficient, detailed and takes the time to explain every step of the process. He provides valuable information and his reports are clear.
- E.P., July 2015
very professional knowledgeable
- B.B., July 2015
Thanks for the comments and suggestions in your report. It was a pleasure to witness your professionalism in how you conducted your work.
- D.V., June 2015
Tim was beyond corteous with everything. He made the process efficient and made us feel welcome to ask any questions and was able to answer all of them. Tim definitely went above and beyond what we were expecting in a home inspection! Highly recommended!
- J.M., June 2015