Rick was fantastic. We are looking at an older home (some call it antique!) and I was adamant that our inspector be prepared to evaluate all of the unique conditions that come with a home of that age. We were very impressed with Rick's thoroughness, ability to explain to us in layman's terms what we needed to worry about, and help us prioritize what repairs were really concerning. We also appreciated that Rick educated us on areas we would need to be prepared to maintain over time.
In addition to Rick's expertise, we have also been very pleased with the technical platforms he utilizes. The report was very thorough and easy to digest, including images of the entire house. It was also very simple to compile a summary of key issues, right on the platform. While this may seem minor, it really saved us a ton of time.
We highly and enthusiastically endorse Rick and would use him again for any home purchase.
- A.C., November 2021
Rick went out of his way to get our inspection so we could move forward on the house. He took his time to let us know what he would be doing and told us now was the time to make sure this was the house for us. He was thorough, took time to point out aspects of the house and offered answers and understanding for any question we had. At the end he took time to offer suggestions and advice on ways to improve the house and keep it healthy for the family, avoid pitfalls and potentially add some additional value in the future. Rick’s feedback after the inspection gave us us confidence that after many months of open houses and scheduling with our realtor we had found THE PLACE.
- T.L., August 2021
This review for Rick Kast, of Red Mill Home Inspections, is to express our satisfaction on another thorough and clearly shared, on both hardcopy and verbally, inspection of a home.
Mr. Kast inspected a first property for us a couple of years back. We were able to review the inspection report and easily prioritize what needed to be done immediately, in the near future and what could wait. There was a clear checklist, blurbs in layman's terms but professionally written, describing the findings and courses of action where needed.
Because of the clarity and ease of understanding and communication, it was obvious that we would engage Mr. Kast to inspect a second property. Again, he produced a comprehensive report, complete with Table of Contents, tables showing what was seen, checked and the condition on the date of inspection, inclusive of photos showing exactly what is being discussed in the descriptions. We were present for the inspection and trailed him around the property. Where it was pertinent, he showed us and explained what items were, their age, maintenance and use. Of course, it is all captured in our report.
We highly recommend Mr. Kast. His knowledge in his field of expertise and his easy way of showing, explaining both in person and on paper, make him the person to inspect the status of your home (prior to a sale, or for crossing all those Ts and dotting all those I’s before retirement), or any property you are considering purchasing. We were very pleased, once again, and our agent was quite impressed.
Thank you for your expertise and your ease in sharing something you clearly do well.
- M.A., August 2021
Absolutely. Very good to work with and a very personable fellow.
- V.T., July 2021
Rick was very thorough in his inspection and clear in his explanations. He went through our prospective home in great detail and produced a report with observations and recommendations that are easily understandable. The pictures that went along with the points of interest also made clear exactly what the problems were. He's also a very nice, down-to-earth guy. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a home inspection.
- D.W., June 2021
Rick was available on short notice, which was very convenient for me. He showed up on time and performed the inspection thoroughly. I found him quite respectful and professional. Later on he took the time to go over some questions I had regarding the inspection. I would not hesitate to use his services again in the future, and would highly recommend him to other people I know.
- W.B., May 2021
Rick was very thorough, professional, and friendly. I trust his years of experience and knowledge and he was very helpful in walking me through his findings. The report was easy to understand and full of pictures. If you're looking for a home inspector I would highly recommend Rick and Red Mill Home Inspections!
- C.W., April 2021
I can’t say enough good things about Rick!! He is beyond knowledgeable, thorough and honest. Rick guided me through everything he did. He left no stone unturned. I feel prepared to purchase my first home thanks to Rick. Highly recommend! Thank you so much!!!!
- J.V., March 2021
I had my (soon-to-be) new home inspected on 10/31/20 by Rick. He was phenomenal. As a newbie house buyer, we were looking for the most knowledgeable person we could find, someone who would help educate us in addition to inspecting the house down to the atomic level. I’m so happy to say that Rick was all that and more. Rick was prompt, friendly and focused. He exhibited extraordinary attention to detail and an encyclopedic knowledge of every aspect of the house. The 160+ page report he presented to us was incredibly detailed and helpful. Would HIGHLY recommend Rick and would work with him again. Thanks, Rick!
- J.N., January 2021
Very thorough, explained things in plain terms, very knowledgeable, pleasure to work with.
- N.J., December 2020
Rick is a very professional inspector. We recommend him without any hesitation! He gave us all the details for a house.
- B.C., October 2020
Rick is very knowledgeable and explains his findings with you straightforward. He doesn't sugarcoat the problems and reiterates the serious issues. I really appreciated his no bs approach and would highly recommend him to anyone.
- E.C., October 2020
Rick was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and professional! A great guide for our first-time home purchase. We will definitely use him again!
- M.M., October 2020
Rick did a great job. He was thorough and diligent when inspecting the house. His report arrived the next day and contained a great level of detail to help us decide on whether we wanted to move ahead and into contract or not. We would recommend Rick to friends and family.
- F.S., October 2020
Rick gave great attention to details and provided a very thorough report
He spent time explain findings and suggestion how to fix them
He answered several subsequent calls and replied to many more questions
Willingness to provide advice and references when asked
- V.E., Jefferson Valley NY, September 2020
Rick was a pleasure to work with! At first I picked Red Mill because their website was easy to use and very professional, but after getting our inspection the depth and detail it covered was really great and helpful when purchasing our home.
- M.H., August 2020
thank you for all the help!
- L.R., July 2020
Rick Kast was extremely professional. He really went the extra mile...showing and explaining in great details. He has a good presence on the telephone, making you feel you've known him for years. He was very helpful with me asking questions and giving me great advise. Will refer him if anyone is in need of an inspector. KayAntonio
- K.A., July 2020
Rick was very thorough in his review and took the time during writing his report to look up an item that my and I were concerned with regarding the house even though it was really a non issue. That I’m my opinion is above and beyond.
- K.K., June 2020
Rick was an absolute pleasure to work with! Extremely thorough with his process. He explained explain things he was finding as he progressed through the house in an easy to understand way. Also a great sense of humor! Would highly recommend Rick and would certainly keep him in mind for any and all future home inspection needs. Thank you for making my first time home purchase a little less intimidating. :0)
- K.G., May 2020
Rick is an absolute pleasure to work with. He is thorough in his work and is there to answer any questions. I highly recommend Rick.
- C.C., May 2020
Rick is prompt, courteous, insightful and knowledgeable. His report is amazing, with great details and photos that support conclusions and concerns.
- M.C., March 2020
My wife and I were looking at buying an older home so we had a few reservations. We'd read some advice that a second inspection can help make sure things don't get missed, but after we met with Rick and he took over 3 hours (actually he'd already started looking things over when we got there) to look the entire house over and explained everything very clearly. We felt that it was an honest assessment of where the place stood on that day, raising caution where necessary, but tempering it with his experience. We would definitely recommend him to any prospective home buyer.
- D.N., October 2019
Rick’s attention to detail was amazing and he was extremely thorough and descriptive in his evaluation of the home. We came with a lot of questions and Rick was extremely patient providing responses as he was able and ensuring that we understood any issues that would be raised in the report. Even after e report he took the time to respond to questions that we had to ensure the future safety of our family in the space. We would 100% recommend him to anyone in need of a home inspection.
- J.D., October 2019
Rick is a true professional. His inspections are always detailed and thorough. He's excellent with buyers who may be nervous about the process and is patient with questions. He's careful to summarize his findings at the end of the inspection so that there are no surprises in the the report. As an agent, the online reports and the ability to make request lists from them are a huge time saver. Give Rick and Red Mill Inspections a try - you won't be disappointed!
- J.P., Croton on Hudson NY, September 2019
Extremely knowledgeable about his craft and very professional.
- B.b., August 2019