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THOROUGH Inspections

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30 years experience applied to every inspection

We utilize 30 years of experience with home improvement, renovations, and home product knowledge to analyze each structure and the systems within, and we apply our knowledge to each inspection.

We see things more clearly

We see things differently based on personal experience, and this makes our inspections unique. Our extensive personal knowledge of how things work, what can go wrong, and the many types of solutions available to resolve issues are passed along to each of our clients.


Utilizing our personal experience

A hands-on, working knowledge of how to take apart and put back together all parts of a home is a different type of knowledge than what is taught in books and online. We have both the hands-on knowledge AND the industry training, and we apply both to each inspection we conduct.

Focus

We conduct focused inspections to create a thorough report. Our #1 goal is to conduct a thorough inspection and produce a detailed report. We have designed our inspection process and techniques to achieve our goal.

With the understanding that we have been hired to conduct a thorough inspection, and it is in our clients’ best interest to have us stay focused on the job of inspecting, we designed specific inspection techniques, unique in this industry, to produce the most thorough and detailed reports. 

Educate

We want to pass along what we have learned over the years, and a thorough inspection and review of each home is a great way to pass along our knowledge.

Above & Beyond

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State of the art equipment

We use state-of-the-art equipment that is unique in the inspection industry (drones, testing gauges, digital recording equipment) in an ongoing effort to give our clients the most thorough inspections possible. As a leader in this industry, we have personally researched, tested, and implemented the use of new equipment not commonly found in the home inspection industry.

Drones

We use drones to get above all roofing and chimney systems, regardless of height and pitch of the roof.

Beyond the expected

  • CT state guidelines for home inspectors does not require an inspector go onto a roof. Many roof systems are too steep, and chimneys too high for safe access without scaffolding or safety ropes.
  • We use drones and can go safely beyond what is required by the state to give our clients more information than they can get from the ground with a pair of binoculars. Our goal is to see it all.

Healthy Home

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Experts in home health

We are experts in understanding what it takes to make, and keep, a healthy home.

Understanding home health

From the structure and layout, to the water and air and natural light, it is important to understand how everything works together to achieve a healthy environment, and we have this understanding.

Ongoing research

Constantly researching human health and how it relates to your home environment is a specialty of ours, and we pass along this knowledge to all of our clients.

Constantly improving
We are always looking to improve our lives and our homes, and we educate ourselves to educate you, our clients. 

Experience

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First-hand knowledge

30 years of personally renovating homes gives us first-hand knowledge that is unmatched in this industry.

We understand personally how to solve any home related problems, and we pass along our extensive knowledge with each inspection. We bring a positive attitude and confidence in our abilities to help our clients fully understand each home.

Multi level understanding of how things work

Hands-on knowledge of how systems work, what it takes to install, remove, remediate and troubleshoot many types of problems: electrical, plumbing, roofing, siding, window & door installations, HVAC, well equipment, historic homes, modern homes, evolving design/layout trends, product trends, research, pet needs, and landscape design.

Unique perspective

We have owned and run several companies located in commercial buildings and factories where we had complete control of the maintenance and upkeep of the building’s infrastructure. This gives us a unique ability to apply that knowledge to commercial inspections.

Positive attitude and life philosophy

Living a Kaizen life (Kaizen = Continuous Improvement) helps to guide our ongoing desire to improve our company, our services, our knowledge base, and understanding of the world around us each day, and we pass along this knowledge to all of our clients with each inspection.

Industry Leader

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We lead by example

We are constantly looking for ways to improve our business and services to benefit our clients and leading the industry in updating old or outdated practices.

Positive attitude

As leaders, we bring a positive, success-driven attitude to each inspection. We believe in Kaizen (continuous improvement) and we apply this philosophy to everything we do.

New and unique equipment

We use state-of-the-art equipment (drones, environmental testing, digital recording) that is unique in the inspection industry. In our efforts to improve our services, we research, test, and implement new equipment that gives our clients a more thorough inspection experience and reporting.

Ongoing research

In our efforts to constantly improve our company, we analyze our industry on a regular basis and make changes to our company and services to improve our level of inspections, beyond the minimum CT guidelines, leading by example, and always trying to set the bar higher for what is expected.

Industry training and education

We train other inspectors and regularly pass along our knowledge to agents in an effort to improve the overall industry we work within.

Knowledge-based leadership drives us

When we started in this industry, we studied it extensively for strengths and weaknesses, and we created a product – our unique service – that was focused on eliminating or minimizing what we learned as industry weaknesses, and invested in highlighting and improving upon industry strengths. Our unique inspection services are the result of this study and effort to constantly improve.

Partner with a leader

Our clients benefit from working directly with industry leaders who will always be striving to improve our world, our business, our homes and the knowledge of those we encounter every day.

Kaizen Home

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The future of home improvement and education

  • The future of home improvement and education =  TheKaizenHome.com.
  • Kaizen is a philosophy of Continuous Improvement. 
  • We are excited to announce our participation in a website focused on the future of home improvement, products and education.
  • We are excited to be part of an effort to create a website devoted to passing along Home Industry knowledge from professionals in the industry (including The Certified Home), and products to improve your home.
  • Homes and buildings are not static objects within our environment, and upkeep and improvements over time are critical to understand as a concept for ownership.
  • The Kaizen Home website will endeavor to pass along knowledge and education to anyone interested, and we are proud to be a leader in this ongoing educational effort.

Our Team

Brad Lareau

Brad Lareau

Owner & Inspector CT #HOI.0000784

Brad has been renovating historic to contemporary houses to create homes full of unique living spaces for over 30 years. Additionally, Brad’s background of running multiple companies, from infrastructure to ownership, has led him to create a unique approach to provide a thorough inspection experience. As a CT State Certified home inspector, Brad utilizes his experience and knowledge of homes and their systems to introduce people to their potential properties through each inspection. Home renovation projects are Brad’s specialty, and he is happy to offer any ideas regarding future home upgrades during the inspection process. Every home is unique, and every home deserves a thorough inspection to fully inform the buyer about the potential investment and to better understand the story of the home.

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Patrick Crotty

Patrick Crotty

Owner & Inspector

CT License # HOI0000939, NY License # 16000056001
Patrick is a CT and NY State Certified home inspector servicing Fairfield county, western sections of CT and Westchester County NY. Patrick is focused on service and provides our customers with information to make educated decisions regarding property purchases. Patrick is exceptional at communicating the general workings of the home and their systems with clients. He helps navigate through the abundance of information to focus on the real concerns. Patrick comes to home inspection through his interest in property sales and brings a lifetime of experience in home renovation and remodeling. Patrick is a diligent, thorough inspector, with great communication skills.


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Experience Makes the Difference

We respond to customer questions promptly and take the time to answer them in detail. We offer a full range of inspection services, including home, condo/townhouse, historic and commercial building inspections. Our services include testing for radon, water quality and well functions, along with pest and mold detection.

With over 30 years of experience, we pass along our extensive home knowledge to each customer and offer guidance and solutions specific to each home when needed. We offer a positive experience and pass along our love for homes with each inspection.