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Safe Harbor Inspections Inc.

Workphone: 631-275-8080
Mobile: 631-275-8080

Brightwaters, NY 11718

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Jim Ruppert

  • Thousands of inspections completed
  • Over 30 years of experience
  • On-site photographic review of inspection findings
  • Inspection report delivered within 24 hours
  • Thorough detailed reports but easily understandable
  • Quick availablility - (often next day)

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30 years of real estate inspection experience. Highest quality service available. Expect the best!


Safe Harbor Inspections is one of the most respected inspection companies in the Metro NY area and is considered the most inovative and highest quality inspection services available.


James was absolutely amazing! He was completely thorough with his inspection (the total time frame of the inspection was 1hr and 45mins). He went through the house a room at a time, took notes and pictures of every inch of the property. After the initial inspection was done he uploaded all the photos on his computer and briefly went over it with us. He explained the highlighted issues (structural, lighting, etc...) that needed to be addressed soon and things that could wait. He advise that a fully detailed report would be sent in 24hrs and it was sent later that evening! James was informative and just a pleasure to work with. My husband and I, felt comfortable and confident knowing his expertise was being used in the biggest decision of our lives. Money well spent.
- J.D., December 2018
James was very knowledgeable, I walked with him as he was doing the inspection, he took his time to hear all my concerns and give me an explanation for them. Second time we use safe harbor and it has been a pleasure working with them.
- J.V., October 2018
I Greatly Appreciate the professional and extremely though inspection that James Ruppert had done on my home. He documented and explained everything in detail. As well making a nice presentation in slide format that I can print out as proff. But mostly I appreciate the fact that he made me feel very comfortable with the results of his evaluation. As well as his recommendations.
- C.C., Huntington station NY, March 2018
Hey Jim, Thanks for the good work as always, your business is a well-oiled machine.
- , November 2017
Hey Jim, Thanks for the good work as always, your business is a well-oiled machine.
- J.H., Great River NY, November 2017
Great engineer, thorough and diplomatic when speaking. Explains all with a calm and easy approach.
- C.B., Glen Head NY, February 2017
extremely thorough ...!
- C.C., January 2017
Very professional and pointed out many important things we need to take care of.
- , December 2016
Very professional and pointed out many important things we need to take care of.
- V.P., December 2016
James was wonderful. He meticulously went through the home educating us all the way! Gave great advice to us being first time home buyers. Would 100% recommend him to anyone buying a home first time or not!
- R.D., West Islip NY, September 2016
Perfectly professional, and politely informative! An overall excellent experience.
- R.D., Bellerose NY, June 2016
It was a pleasure working with you. You were very thorough and professional. Will definitely recommend you to friends. Thank you.
- L.E., May 2016
Always recommend you and Colin. The very best and my customers love you and feel comfortable with your expertise.
- K.M., Locust Valley NY, March 2016
James was prompt and thorough. Everything was explained and detailed. Highly recommended.
- W.L., North Babylon NY, March 2016
Collin handled the inspection very professionally and cared for the inspection as if it were his own home purchase. He was patient with our questions and completely thorough. Will be doing business again. Thank you!
- A.B., Flushing NY, February 2016
Very professional great personality and a pleasure to work with.
- S.G., February 2016
Jim is amazingly thorough and professional while being jovial, friendly and patient. He has done 2 inspections for us and we trust him as if he's a member of our family. We would never consider anyone else.
- S.J., January 2016
Simply "The Best" !!!!
- E.D., September 2015
Thank you Jim, you did an amazing job and very through, would defin recommend and use again.
- C.A., August 2015
Colin Ruppert was not only thorough in performing his inspection, but also, articulate in addressing my questions, and delightfully personable, as well. As I told him-I felt like I was in good hands.
- G.R., July 2015
Thank you for being very professional, informative, businesslike and courteous. We appreciate all of your comments and suggestions. We definitely would recommend you in the future. Again, thank you for everything. It was, indeed, a pleasure doing business with you. Very Sincerely, Joyce Davanzo
- J.D., July 2015
Jim was very knowledgeable and thorough. I particularly liked that Jim was very inclusive of me, the potential buyer both during and after the inspection.
- D.C., July 2015
He was friendly, professional and very helpful in his explanations of general condition of the house and repairs needed.
- R.M., July 2015
Very thorough and professional inspection that provided the information we required.
- J.C., May 2015
Who is better than Safe Harbor Inspections.....NO ONE!! Mike was extremely professional, and even in the face of a jumpy homeowner, he conducted himself in the most appropriate way. Kudos to the Safe Harbor Team! PW
- P.W., May 2015
very thorough and did the walk thru with him was information
- J.C., May 2015
Thanks JIm, Mike was great.
- R.S., April 2015
Collin was very thorough and patient. We felt confident in his inspection of the property and would definitely recommend his services to others.
- A.M., April 2015
We had a wonderful experience with Mr. Ruppert! He was professional, thorough, careful, and detailed in his inspection. Further, he was knowledgeable and demonstrated expertise in his report, both written and in his verbal communication and explanations. We felt comfortable as he explained his findings and recommendations, and thought his overall recommendations were good. We would highly recommend Mr. Ruppert!
- C.R., April 2015
James is very professional and inspect everything with great care, and also taught me a lot things while doing inspection that will be very helpful for me in the future. Thanks James!
- R., January 2015
You are an excellent inspector and an excellent person to boot!
- J.H., Great River NY, January 2015
Very professional and knowledgeable.
- N.C., December 2014
Extremely knowledgeable inspectors and very professional. Answered all my questions and provided me with great energy saving solutions that would be cost effective to me. Best father son team in the business sincerely, Satisfied customer. Ricardo
- R.G., November 2014
Fantastic Inspector, provided me with great information
- J.S., Farmingdale NY, November 2014
Great inspector.
- C.G., November 2014
Very thorough, patient and professional in his inspection. Very clear in his explanation of findings.
- A.D., October 2014
Jim, Thanks for allowing me to tag along so closely and pepper you with endless questions. I appreciate your kind patience and teaching heart. I will be happy to mention your name and company to anyone needing an inspection. Thanks again, Eliel
- E.P., September 2014
James was punctual and extremely thorough. He was meticulous in the inspection, which led to some cost savings with our negotiations.
- M.B., September 2014
Tom was our inspector and he was absolutely amazing. So helpful, patient and knowledgeable. I would recommend Tom to anyone looking for a house inspection. Thank you!
- J.j., August 2014
Thank you for another great, professional job.
- B.M., August 2014
Extremely professional inspection with an added bonus of viewing the pictures together on screen with the current owner. Will refer to others! Thanks Jim!
- M.L., July 2014
Nice job and you didn't scare the buyer
- G.R., July 2014
Mr. Ruppert is a great inspector. Very Professional and through with all the inspection of the house. Would recommend highly to everyone.
- Q.A., June 2014
No matter who comes out from Safe Harbor, the inspection is consistently professional and thorough. We highly recommend them.
- J.S., June 2014
Jim, Thank you for your thorough home inspection and for answering all of my questions.
- J.C., May 2014
Very professional and explain every detail that need to be fix. I personal recommend James Ruppert to be your home inspector if you are in market to buy a house I strongly recommend him. thank You
- G.R., May 2014
Jim was great. This will be our first home and Jim was very patient and gave me so much information. Thank you Jim!
- J.O., May 2014
Jim was a pleasure to deal with. He was very professional and knowedgeable. He took his time and answered all questions. When he was done I felt I new everything about the house. What a relief, Thanks again Jim.
- F.M., April 2014
Professional and thorough. Pointed out items that needed attention without drama. Educated buyer as needed.
- J.S., April 2014
- F.M., March 2014
Thorough, knowledgeable and does a wonderful job.
- M.M., February 2014
Colin Ruppert was extremely thorough and educated me on every aspect of the home that he inspected. I left the inspection being very well informed on all important items. I would highly recommend Colin to any prospective homebuyer.
- B.S., January 2014
Thanks so much for such a thorough report. Your professionalism, knowledge and promptness were much appreciated. I wouldn't hesitate to use your services again or refer your company to family and friends. Thanks again.
- R.S., December 2013
Jim was extremely professional in his approach. I trusted his expertise and he helped guide me to a good decision. I look forward to working with him in the future and would wholeheartedly recommend his services to friends. Rob U
- R.U., December 2013
We are purchasing what will be our sixth home and the inspection performed for us was by far the most complete and professional one that we have experienced. Collin was well versed, pleasant and his report with precise and relevant photos was comprehensive and done within hours which was most helpful to us. Safe Harbor was recommended to us by friends and we will do the same to our friends.
- A.S., August 2013
Amazing! Very thorough and detail oriented. He educated us on every single item that needed to be corrected.
- C.W., July 2013
Colin Ruppert performed the most comprehensive/thorough home inspection. He made sure he addressed any and all concerns we had. It was very apparent that he is an expert. More importantly, he made sure we understood the significance of certain problem areas, and even inquired about any other concerns that may have arisen as a result of his inspection. He is the consummate professional and have already recommended Safe Harbor Home Inspections, and more specifically Colin Ruppert to my family, friends, and colleagues. We feel very lucky to have had Colin Ruppert perform the home inspection for us.
- J.O., March 2013
Jim You are my go to guy. The very best. Concise and professional and always pleasant to work with.
- K.M., Locust Valley NY, March 2013
Thank you Mr. Ruppert for your through inspection to the property I am considering. I appreciate that you left no stone unturned as well as your patience to my inquiries. Ms. Orosco
- J.O., March 2013
This report is actually for Collin. He was very thorough, and explained everything as we walked around the house. He did not hesitate to go back over things several times in case he missed something. Very professional. Would recommend in a heartbeat. -Andrew
- A.J., March 2013
Collin did an excellent and thorough inspection. He explained everything to the client. He greeted the buyer with a professional and genuine approach making sure all of her concerns would be addressed throughout the inspection. At the end of the inspection he reviewed everything, along with recommendations and budgeting concerns. Job well done.
- K.K., February 2013
Thanks for all of your great help.
- A.P., January 2013
Very thorough and knowledgable
- A.B., Wantagh NY, December 2012
James is very well knowledgeable and really make the home buying process easier
- E.J., flushing NY, December 2012
James is very well knowledgeable and really make the home buying process easier
- E.J., flushing NY, December 2012
James was very nice, knowledgeable, and thorough.
- J.G., December 2012
You are the best.
- K.M., Locust Valley NY, October 2012
Hi James It was great meeting and thank you for making our house buying process easier...We now have peace of mind about the house; since we now know what needs to be fix... You are a great individual and very well informative inspector... Thanks again.
- E.J., flushing NY, August 2012
Great guy,so frindly and helpful would use the company again if we need the service . the Danley famely
- L.D., August 2012
Very thorough, very helpful
- D.S., June 2012
Ronnie DeLuca was experienced, knowledgable, professional, and courteous. He took the time to discuss everything with me during the home inspection, even minor details. I asked questions throughout the process, and Ronnie answered every one of them. I was very pleased with is work and I highly recommend him.
- J.M., June 2012
Ronnie was fantastic! His inspection was very thorough and we could easily tell how honest and caring his comments were. We are so grateful for our inspection report and we now have a great understanding of the house we are interested in purchasing. I would highly recommend Ronnie and Safe Harbor to anyone in need of an inspection!!
- G.Z., May 2012
Just outstanding. Mr Ruppert inspires confidence: his inspection is accurate. He explains in detail what the unexperieced eye cannot see. I have no doubt to recommend him to anybody who is looking for real professional service. Claudio Mazzatenta
- C.M., April 2012
Thanks again you did a wonderful job. The Morgans
- S.M., Mineola NY, February 2012
Thank you James Ruppert, you were very helpful and thorough. I appreciate the time that you spent explaining. I would definitely recommend you.
- M.S., January 2012
Thank you James Ruppert, you were very helpful and thorough. I appreciate the time that you spent explaining. I would definitely recommend you.
- M.S., January 2012
I was more than pleased with the professionalism, through inspection and comprehensive report I was given. My fieance was so impressed it has lead him to peruse a career in home inspection himself. Thank you and I will reccomend your company to anyone looking for a home inspection service. Tar przybyla & Jason Stiles
- J.T., December 2011
Thorough and completely professional. Thank you for a job well done.
- H.B., December 2011
EXCELLENT!! Thorough, professional, quick turnaround of reporting, knowledgeable...
- L.J., August 2011
Thanks James! You were excellent, had all the right tools, documented the house near ad nauseum, and were very thorough!
- M.S., June 2011
Jim was very thorough and thoughtful. His manner was professional and patient. He pointed out various items for consideration, but he also gave me some guidelines as to whether it was urgent to address them now or if they could be improved at a later date.
- D.S., May 2011
I heard that you were very thorough. Thank you!
- J.H., May 2011
Jim was extremely thorough and efficient in performing my home inspection. Jim was punctual, personable, and had great suggestions for preventative maintenance options.
- M.M., April 2011
I only recommend James Ruppert when asked by a client for an inspector. His inspections are comprehensive but fair.
- C.B., April 2011
James was very professional he arrived on time and did check the building from top to bottom and did explain every thing to the buyer and seller. Also his inspection report was done when promised.
- H.C., April 2011
As I told the team, I wish I or my friends were buying more properties just so I could use them. Extremely professional, extremely personable, extremely thorough.
- L.B., March 2011
You were thorough, honest and informative. It was a very comprehensive inspection and we look forward to recommending you to our friends.
- L.A., March 2011
You were thorough, honest and informative. It was a very comprehensive inspection and we look forward to recommending you to our friends.
- L.A., March 2011
Jim is Extremely professional, very thorough and walked us through each step of the inspection with a lot of patience and a friendly disposition! I would fully recommend Jim without any hesitation!
- K.D., March 2011
Very knowledgable, professional, and pleasant with good communication skills.
- P.N., March 2011
Jim and his team responded in an extremely prompt and professional manner in a situation where it was critical from a time-sensitivity perspective that they were able to do so. His work was thorough and the report prioritized the areas we really needed to focus on to feel comfortable with the prospective purchase. We would recommend him highly based on our recent personal experience.
- M.H., Muttontown NY, February 2011
Thank you James for all your help.
- K.Z., February 2011
Super professional and thorough. We were extremely pleased with his service and attention to detail!
- M.G., February 2011
Thanks so much you rock!!!
- N.n., February 2011
Thanks so much you rock!!!
- N.n., February 2011
James was patient and giving of his time to explain in great detail the contents of his inspection. I was able to follow his pace of explanation without feeling like he was rushing me or annoyed by the questions I was asking. James made my decision to purchase the home even that more convicing to me based on his care to thought and detail of the 1910 home inpection.
- L.S., February 2011
Please change the house number to "51". Thanks again for your excellent service and for answering all my questions. Hope you have a great day!
- M.M., January 2011
Please change the house number to "51". Thanks again for your excellent service and for answering all my questions. Hope you have a great day!
- M.M., January 2011
Great Job !!
- J.S., Plainview NY, January 2011
Excellent Engineer that gives you an outstanding report of what is going on with the house you are about to purchase. Excellents tips on what to do on the day of the inspection and not to mention the detail report after the inspection. I do really recommnend James Ruppert.
- M.B., January 2011