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Old Kinderhook Home Inspections, Inc.

Workphone: 518-784-4663
Mobile: 518-322-3233

Valatie,, NY 12184

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Robert, Jr. Thorsey

Before you purchase or sell your home or property, please call Old Kinderhook Home Inspections, Inc.. We can help protect your investment with a thorough home/property inspection! Call us now to discuss your individual inspection needs. Work Phone: 518-784-4663 Mobile Phone: 518-322-3233

About Old Kinderhook Home Inspections, Inc.

We perform thorough inspections at reasonable prices. We can help you get to know the condition of the property you are about to buy or sell, and give you the confidence you need to make an informed decision.

We are located in Valatie, and serve all surrounding areas. We look forward to hearing from you!


NY State License ID#16000011157 Certified Home Energy Inspector Member NACHI Home Inspector Since 1995 Res/Com Insp.


Retired. Head Build'g Mechanic since 1980 at a School District. Trouble shooting & maintaining buildings, equip & grds. District Energy Manage. NYS lic. Home Inspector since 1997 covering the Hudson Valley Region with full services.


Bob inspected a two hundred year old house for us prior to purchase. Bob is excellent. He is very detail oriented, trustworthy and straight forward. His experience and knowledge is amazing. If you hire Bob you can sleep easy knowing that if there is a problem with your house Bob will find it. Can’t recommend him higher.
- J.H., January 2021
Robert is incredibly thorough - not only did he leave no stone unturned, he also took the time to review everything with me thoroughly. And the report he submitted was enormously useful. He is top-notch.
- E.B., June 2020
Bob has done two home inspections for us. He is extremely thorough and knowledgeable about all aspects of homes. His reports have both been extremely beneficial to our decision making process. His prices are more than fair for what he offers. You would be crazy to not call Bob if you want a home inspection done right.
- J.H., October 2019
Bob Thorsey Jr, He is very professional and knows his business like no other. I highly recommend him for all your inspections on any home. He is very polite and come prepared for all tasks to take place. His reports were very detailed and had great pictures to go with them. I was more than pleased with his work. Thank you Bob
- C.K., August 2019
Robert "Bob" Thorsey Jr. is one of the best things in Colombia County! His experience and expertise in the home inspection business are unparalleled. He has intricate knowledge of the Columbia County real estate scene and is well versed in all facets of residential construction, ranging from contemporary times to the 1800s. He knows mechanicals, energy efficiency, environmental and home safety and probably anything else one can imagine that is home related. He will not permit unscrupulous behavior by brokers or sellers, as he is an ethically and morally uncompromisable. He is meticulous in his executions and will tirelessly work on your behalf. However, I dare to say that he works to his satisfaction as he holds himself up to the highest standards. In summation, if you are looking for a home inspector look no further. You found him. Bob will not only meet but to exceed expectations. In the movie he Highlander, they say "There can be only one!" Bob Thorsey Jr. is the one! It will be the best decision you make in your home shopping experience, no regrets! - Samuel A. Litt
- S.L., March 2019
Bob thorsey, old kinderhook home inspections, was by far the best part of my home buying process. He provided professional as well as worldly advise to guide us throughout the process. It is easy to see that he loves what he does and enjoys providing knowledge to potential home buyers. We have used his services on 4 separate occasions and will continue to use him going forward.
- M.M., November 2018
Bob was a wonderful inspector! He made himself available to do an inspection on short notice, was extremely professional, transparent and clear about the fee structure (which was very reasonable) and what we should expect, and he gave us helpful recommendations throughout the process. His inspection was meticulous and thorough and he did not rush through any of it, and then he took the time to explain to us the key issues and prepared and extremely helpful report, which he delivered to us quickly after the inspection (and on a weekend!). An excellent inspector--we highly recommend Bob!
- J.S., February 2018
Robert Thorsey provided us with a thorough report which allowed us to make informed decisions about the purchase of our home, and left no nasty surprises when we finally moved in. We had a realistic picture of what was needed when we purchased the property and his observations were largely very accurate. Furthermore, he revisited more than once on our behalf to check on repairs that we required before purchasing and to give us further opinions on issues we had subsequent questions about. Robert always answered or returned our calls promptly and dealt with us in a most professional and respectful manner. We can highly recommend his servicres.
- G.P., August 2017
This was my second time working with Bob. We needed a quick turnaround and he agreed to come in the next day at 6am on a Sunday! Bob found issues that the inspector for a prior buyer did not. We will definitely continue to use Bob.
- J.S., August 2017
Bob was incredibly thorough and accessible. He answered question after question very patiently - and explained everything very clearly. He was helpful before the inspection as we chose what kind of inspection we wanted - expert during the inspection as he carefully noted all the details about the 200-year-old farmhouse we're buying - and incredibly helpful afterwards, answering more questions and putting us in contact with people to handle repairs. I would absolutely recommend Bob to anyone!
- J.P., October 2016
Bob did a wonderful job! His report was very detailed. We have used him for 2 home inspections.
- S.C., September 2016
Bob did a very thorough job and walked us through the various parts of the inspection. It is nice to know that when you are buying a home you will not run into any surprises. Bob has assured us there won't be any surprises. I had others look at the report and they felt it was very well done.
- J.W., March 2016
Robert came highly recommended by a friend. I will make sure to recommend him to all of my friends and family. Robert did a very thorough inspection of the house, was extremely detail-oriented, and took his time explaining all the issues to a first-time buyer. It was a pleasure working with Robert, and I felt like I was getting the best possible advice.
- Y.K., August 2015
Robert came highly recommended by a friend and I will make sure to recommend him to all my family and friends. Robert is great, he is extremely attentive to detail, took his time explaining all the issues to me as a first time buyer, and did a very thorough inspection of the house. I felt like I was getting the best possible advice.
- , August 2015
This has been the second home that Mr. Thorsey has inspected for me. His attention to detail is unbelievable. Mr. Thorsey's report reads like a medical diagnosis from a doctor. He has found issues that the untrained eye would have readily missed. The document is professionally written and presents the owner with a road map of the entire property from the driveway to the attic vents. The document itself will present issues to the current owner which will hopefully become negotiating points and save the purchaser thousands of dollars. It also presents the new owner with a list of all the odd jobs that can be completed to get the house back in prime condition. Mr. Thorsey continues to wow and will come highly recommended to all of my family and friends who are planning to buy homes. Thank you, Bob !!
- S.M., August 2015
Mr. Thorsey is a respected member of the community and a consummate professional in his field. He has intricate knowledge of home construction, plumbing, heating, electrical and septic systems. Having him inspect my home was like getting a crash course in home ownership. His attention to detail is amazing. He leaves no stone un-turned and found things that I initially walked right by on my initial inspection. You can rest assured when he finishes the job. If he says its a good house, you can take it to the bank.
- S.M., August 2015
Bob was very professional, extremely knowledgeable, VERY thorough and was a pleasure to work with. We would highly recommend him for any home inspection!
- C.R., May 2015
Mr. Thorsey, I could not have asked for a more thorough, professional inspection. I needed to know exactly what issues I would be facing, and you absolutely delivered. I also appreciate the time you took to clearly explain any questions I had as we went along. I will most certainly recommend you to anyone looking for a home inspection. Regards, Lynne
- L.M., April 2015
If you are purchasing a home, and want to know all of the potential issues, Bob Thorsey will provide a comprehensive and thorough inspection. Bob gives you great confidence that you will not have surprise developments about the property. He is knowledgeable, flexible and communicates well. Really a pleasure to work with.
- J.F., New York NY, November 2014
Without hesitation, I would recommend Robert. We were very satisfied with all parts of the inspection, the follow up (reporting) and even the pre-inspection information Robert provided. Very comprehensive and professional.
- L.K., October 2014
The home inspection was very detailed and thorough. Inspector was on time for appointment and report contained many pictures to help clarify report. Would recommend to anyone.
- J.D., September 2014
He was very thorough and explained things very clearly. Would recommend him to anyone else.
- G.B., August 2014
Bob I have used your expertise a number of times over the last few years on different homes I was considering You always did a thorough and complete evaluationa and I felt confidant and at ease in my decisions. I am now a very happy owner in the Hudson Valley thanks to you Vincent
- V.R., July 2014
Bob, Thanks for the through and complete inspection. Exactly why we wanted you for this inspection. Mike
- M.B., May 2014
My contractor recommended Rob to me for my home inspection after seeing the detail and thoroughness of one of Rob's reports. He was not only thorough in his report, he took the time to explain each item in the report to me as we walked through the house. I already have recommended Rob to several people I was so pleased and impressed with his work. Even the sellers of the house said that if they ever need an inspector, they will call Rob. When I recommended him to my ex-husband, he said that he wanted to go with the inspector that we used 10 years prior. When we dug up the old report, we discovered that the inspector that we had been so impressed with all those years ago was none other than Rob!
- G.N., January 2014
Bob is an incredibly professional and thorough inspector. He answers his phone or returns phone calls and emails promptly. Most importantly he gets down to the nitty gritty details and looks for the truth. Thank you for patiently answering our hundreds of questions and concerns.
- P.F., December 2013
Great job. very thorough
- R.S., October 2013
Old Kinderhook Home Inspection gets 6 out of 5 stars!!! A very thorough job and a great detailed report. It's nice to see people that still do their job. Thanks Again Anthony
- A.B., October 2013
Bob was great. He was thorough and helpful throughout the process. He is the first inspector who I felt worked for me and not to please the broker. Thanks Bob.
- J.S., October 2013
great job - extremely thourough.
- H.T., June 2013
Great inspector, very thorough, accomodating and nice.
- L.F., May 2013
best inspector ever
- D.K., Niverville NY, November 2012
Very thorough assessment of the property. Also took the time to explain what he was talking about after the inspection instead of assuming that we knew what he was talking about. Appreciated that he took the time to discuss the process.
- P.F., Hudson NY, September 2012
Wonderful job! Very professional. Richard Kilmer, PE
- R.K., January 2011
Robert is incredibly thorough, incredibly professional and a pleasure to work with. Believe me, you want to have him on your side. He moves about his work with a measured, quiet confidence, not willing to be rushed or overlook even the smallest detail. His reports are well organized, easy to understand and "just the facts" (which is just what you need), devoid of unnecessary emotion. The result is a fact-based document which is easy to work from.
- R.J., March 2010
Bob was very thorough and personable. He obviously knows his business and did a fine job for us. Would highly recommend him to others.
- T.G., June 2009