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Tens of thousands of homeowners, just like you, have given HouseMaster nothing but 4 and 5-star reviews. HouseMaster of Rochester knows what it takes to deliver the highest quality home inspections possible. We’ve been doing that since 1979, and it is part of what makes us the oldest and most trusted nationwide home inspection company. It’s easy to see why HouseMaster customers and real estate professionals recommend us to their friends and family. Proudly serving the people of Dover, Manchester, Portland, Westbrook, Tilton and their neighboring communities.

DARYL JUSTHAM

AREA DIRECTOR/HOME CONSULTANT/INSPECTOR

<p style="margin: 18.75pt 0in 18.75pt 0in;"><span style="font-size: 12.5pt; font-family: Lato;">Daryl Justham was born and raised in the seacoast area of New Hampshire, where he graduated from Dover high school in 1984 and then spent the next six months traveling Europe before starting college at the University of New Hampshire.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 18.75pt 0in 18.75pt 0in;"><span style="font-size: 12.5pt; font-family: Lato;">After college at the University of New Hampshire, Daryl started work with Sponge-Jet Inc. as the Technical Services Manager overseeing national and international industrial inspection projects.&nbsp; Six years of non-stop travel and it was time to move on.&nbsp; In 1997, after a coincidental meeting at an airport with the local owner of the Housemaster Home Inspection franchise, who was planning his retirement, the move was made.&nbsp; Now Daryl doesn&rsquo;t fly but he sure does put a lot of miles on his HouseMaster truck.</span></p> <p style="margin: 18.75pt 0in 18.75pt 0in;"><span style="font-size: 12.5pt; font-family: Lato;">To date, Daryl has completed over 5000 residential and commercial inspections across New Hampshire and Maine and has performed and reviewed thousands of septic system evaluations.&nbsp; He is an NH State Licensed inspector as well as holding certification with the National Institute of Building Inspectors. Daryl also maintains a Master pesticide/exterminator&rsquo;s license and is a NH permitted septic system designer and installer.&nbsp; Further, Daryl is also a member of the NH Board of Inspectors<span style="color: #1f497d;">.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 18.75pt 0in 18.75pt 0in;"><span style="font-size: 12.5pt; font-family: Lato;">Daryl has also provided his insights and experiences to many area newspapers and been interviewed for multiple radio and TV appearances.&nbsp; In addition, he provides consulting and expert witnessing services throughout the state.</span></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p>
DENNIS WILLIAMS

AREA BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

<p>A true "Maineac",&nbsp;Dennis was born and raised in Kennebunk, ME where he graduated from high school in 1979.</p> <p>After his days at the University of Maine, he began a 22-year career with Hussey Seating in N. Berwick ME and settled in Berwick where he raised two phenomenal children. His son Tim is an administrator for The New York State Missing Persons Bureau in Albany and resides in Saugerties NY with his wife Jenna and their daughters Norah and Addelyn. His daughter Rebekah resides in Lebanon, ME with her husband Tony and is the secretary for the Special Ed Director for Marshwood Schools.</p> <p>During his time with Hussey Seating, Dennis served as a manufacturing supervisor, Sales Coordinator, Major Project and International Estimating Manager, Corporate Scheduler, the Corporate Customer Service Manager. He closed out his career in sales for ME, NH and Vermont.</p> <p>Since 2001, Dennis has been the Area&nbsp; Business Development Manager for HouseMaster. During this time he and the company have received multiple Sales and Marketing Honors, including The Doyle Cup, which is presented to the top franchise in all of North America. Dennis is an active member of multiple Real Estate boards in ME and NH as well as previously serving on the Board of Directors for The Capitol Region Board of REALTORS. Dennis is also very active in supporting area organizations with their First Time Home Buyers Programs. In what little spare time he had Dennis was also a Reserve Police Officer for the town of Berwick having resigned his position in March of 2012 in favor of enjoying more of what life has to offer.</p> <p>Dennis was always active in sports having coached and played baseball, basketball and soccer throughout his life. He has also enjoyed a wide variety of activities such as camping, scuba diving, canoeing, kayaking, skiing, fishing, hunting and motocross. Having a real passion for the outdoors, and as old age sets in, Dennis can often be found on the shores of Swains Lake in Barrington, NH.</p>
FRANK SUSCA

HOME CONSULTANT/INSPECTOR

<p>Frank was born and raised in Wethersfield Ct where as a child he had a passion for understanding how things work, understanding people and flying. &nbsp;As a child, he was always taking things apart to see what makes them tick and growing up near a small airport he could always be found with his eyes on the sky watching in fascination as the small aircraft flew overhead dreaming of flying himself one day. &nbsp;He formed a friendship with and older man by the name of Charlie from next door and learned from him the value of age-old wisdom and having the ability to see things from a different perspective. &nbsp;</p> <p>Throughout his school years, Frank was most interested in science and everything related to industrial arts. &nbsp;He took every course offered in the industrial arts wing of the school including wood shop, metal shop, drafting and power mechanics and subsequently was acting as a teacher's assistant in the industrial arts classes. &nbsp;Working with other students as a mentor and assisting the teacher, Frank developed a strong ability to relate to others competently. These traits would later serve him well in his professional life.</p> <p>&nbsp;After high school, he started his working career in a print shop for an insurance company where he ran and maintained the printing presses. &nbsp;Soon the desire to work further with people drew him into the restaurant business. &nbsp;Starting as a busboy in a 4-star restaurant he worked his way up thru the kitchen into the wait staff and then became a professional bartender by the age of 21. &nbsp;</p> <p>School friendships and family vacations to Maine soon had him packing up and moving to Maine to join friends and pursue his own unique path in life in the state he had come to love so much.&nbsp;Construction work became Frank's next career starting as a laborer and working his way up thru the ranks to lead carpenter and then foreman. &nbsp;His construction experience covered many varieties of construction including building furniture, remolding homes, residential and commercial new construction. Frank also spent several years working in the specialized area of restoring and reproducing antique homes. He made the transition to home inspection having performed his first home inspection in 1986. &nbsp;Frank ultimately came to work for HouseMaster and has been with them for over 18 years having completed over 10,000 inspections. Frank is HouseMaster&rsquo;s senior inspector and has been and invaluable resource in the training of new home inspectors in the process.</p> <p>With over 30 years of experience, Frank is one of the most experienced home inspectors still active in the business. &nbsp;His long history of performing home inspections complimented by his understanding of people makes him a sought-after inspector by many local realtors as one of the best in the business. &nbsp;With consistent, high-quality home inspections performed accurately and his excellent delivery of his findings to his clients, he is constantly forming a broader base of satisfied clients who are always recommending him to their contacts for their inspection needs. &nbsp;</p> <p>When not inspecting, Frank can be found learning how to fly a small airplane or flying his remote-controlled drones as his most active hobbies. &nbsp;He also enjoys training to lead his gym team in events such as the Tough Mudder and working with a personal development group assisting teaching and coaching others in learning to think beyond their limiting beliefs and to pursue the life of their dreams. &nbsp;In what time is left, he is learning to dance and in warm weather he enjoys kayaking, bicycling and photography. &nbsp;Cooler weather tends to lure him to warmer climates these days with frequent trips to Arizona and any place warm although he does still enjoy skiing with his now grown children. &nbsp;</p> <p>While he isn&rsquo;t getting any younger, Frank has an eye toward the next stages in his life he is most engaged in developing himself to fill new roles in the industry and in creating a business around his drone flying hobby; offering a higher point of view for hire both literally and figuratively.&nbsp;</p>
ALAN DOW

HOME CONSULTANT/INSPECTOR

<p>Alan was born in Am Weiler Germany in 1954 and moved to the US in 1964 when his father retired from the military and settled in Belmont, Massachusetts. &nbsp;Alan attended school at Sacred Heart Church and graduated from Belmont High in 1975. Upon his graduation, Alan immediately entered the military.</p> <p>Alan entered the Army as a Combat Engineer and worked in construction, demolition and served in multiple leadership positions.&nbsp; During his 22 years in the military, Alan served in multiple countries attending multiple military schools and survival schools including French Commando School in France and Jungle Warfare Training in Panama.&nbsp; During Alan&rsquo;s career, he received multiple certificates, accommodations and Meritorious Medals for his service. &nbsp;Alan retired from the Army in 1996 from Fort Hood Texas and soon thereafter moved to New Hampshire.</p> <p>Alan worked for Sears and then Flex Technology of Hudson where he met his wife Donna of 19 years and resides in Nashua, NH with their cats.&nbsp;&nbsp; After working with Sanmina of Nashua he joined HouseMaster in September of 2001 and has averaged over 400 inspections per year for the last 15 years.</p> <p>Alan enjoys all types of outdoor sports especially water skiing and riding his motorcycle. He and Donna mostly enjoy hunting for castles and mansions in the United States and hope to travel to other countries to continue their adventures.</p>
BOB MASTIN

HOME CONSULTANT/INSPECTOR

<p>Bob Mastin lives in Newmarket, NH with his wife Jan and their two dogs, Zoe and Lily. Bob has been working as a professional home inspector for HouseMaster for over 12 years and to date has completed over 4,000 residential and commercial inspections. Bob graduated from of The University of New Hampshire with a business degree and since has applied that knowledge gained and owned a very successful convenience store and catering company for twenty-five plus years and currently owns and manages several apartment buildings in the seacoast area. Bob has completed numerous renovations on his properties over the years which required proper planning and management of contractors and other tradesman which has given him a unique and comprehensive knowledge of the entire home ownership picture and his vast knowledge of the building trades has proven to be an important asset to the HouseMaster team.</p> <p>In addition, Bob is also employed at Keller Williams Coastal Realty in Portsmouth NH and is a licensed Real Estate agent in NH, Maine and Massachusetts. He has two sons, Corey and Chad and three step-children, Adam, Troy and Tina. Corey graduated from Franklin Pierce College with a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy and works for the Rockingham VNA and Hospice. Chad graduated from Bentley College with a degree in Business and works for Liberty Mutual. Adam works for the Portsmouth School District in the maintenance department. Troy graduated from Kansas University with a Doctorate degree in Child Psychology and has a private practice in Lexington, MA and also works as the Child Psychologist for the Georgetown School District. Tina graduated from Plymouth State College with a degree in Business and also from Great Bay Community College as a License Massage Therapist. Her business is located in Dover, NH. In his limited spare time, Bob enjoys Hunting, Fishing and spending time with his nine grandchildren.</p>
COLIN FERGUSON

HOME CONSULTANT/INSPECTOR

<p>Colin Ferguson grew up on beautiful Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada where he was enrolled in and graduated from Riverview Rural High Schools bilingual program in 1997. He then attended Cape Breton University graduating in 2001 with a degree in Civil Engineering Technology.</p> <p>After his graduation from Cape Bretton University, Colin was recruited by an engineering consulting firm in Saco Maine and he subsequently relocated to southern Maine.</p> <p>For the next 11 years, Colin was responsible for construction inspection and materials testing throughout northern New England and the Midwest &ndash; from highways and box stores to military installations.&nbsp; Colin has held multiple certifications in concrete, soils, asphalt and masonry construction both for work in the field and in the lab.</p> <p>During the summer of 2012, HouseMaster owner Daryl Justham interrupted Colin&rsquo;s quiet life as a stay at home father to be a home inspector for HouseMaster.&nbsp; Since that day, Colin has brought his decade of industrial inspection experience to the field of home inspection and has helped HouseMaster clients get the best value possible from their inspection experience.&nbsp; Additionally, his background in soil mechanics lends Colin a unique perspective when it comes to evaluating septic systems.&nbsp;</p> <p>Colin currently lives in Merrimack, NH with his wife and two young daughters, where they enjoy family walks with their dog and excursions to the local swimming hole which is usually followed by a trip for frozen yogurt.</p>
SCOTT LARGE

SCOTT LARGE HOME CONSULTANT/INSPECTOR

<p>Born and raised in New Hampshire, Scott enjoyed a childhood filled with loving memories from a hardworking and dedicated family. Competitive in nature, the people who know Scott best see that he strives to be the best in whatever he pursues. The son of a successful residential home builder, Scott has been around the construction trade his entire life. From as early as he can remember, Scott loved to shadow his father on job sites any chance he got. He was given small tasks and would refer to himself as &ldquo;Scott Large, the carpenter&rsquo;s helper worker guy&rdquo;.&nbsp; He continued to want to be part of and learn the trade, helping out on summer vacations throughout his childhood and into his teens. &nbsp;After high school, at a young age, Scott began contracting and sub-contracting throughout South Eastern CT where he had moved in 1996. Eventually, he moved back to NH where he met his wife. They purchased a home together in 2013 and through his home inspection process was introduced to an influential member of HouseMaster.&nbsp; After reassessing his future and the physical toll of a lifelong framing trade, Scott chose to pursue a different career choice and began an apprenticeship with HouseMaster in 2013. In a short time, Scott has completed an impressive 1000+ home inspections.&nbsp; He is a licensed NH home inspector as well as a member of NEPMA the New England Pest Management Association, NIBI the National Institute of Building Inspectors, a registered NH Septic Evaluator and has successfully completed the Rutgers Programs for Waterborne Radon and Radon in Air.</p> <p>In his free time, Scott likes playing golf, fishing, and camping, but above all else spending time with his loving wife and being a father, mentor and best friend to his son Nolan.</p>
ANDY TUKEY

HOME CONSULTANT/INSPECTOR

<p>Andy was born in Central Maine where he was raised in North Belgrade, Maine until his college graduation in 1981. &nbsp;Andy graduated from Messalonskee High School in Oakland, Maine in 1977 then attended the University of Maine in Orono having acquired a BS in Civil Engineering.</p> <p>Through the 70&rsquo;s he worked at the family lumber mill in North Belgrade where he learned to operate various equipment and machinery in the production of lumber products.&nbsp;</p> <p>After college graduation, &nbsp;Andy was hired at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.&nbsp; Through his 33 years of employment, he worked in Test Engineering and Mechanical Engineering as well as Emergency Planning and Operations Management.&nbsp; Through his diverse career path, he learned how to interact with people -- having to communicate directly and supervise individuals, as well as large groups, from the mechanic/engineer level all the way up to high ranking public and military officials.&nbsp;</p> <p>Andy always had an interest in building construction as a result of the family lumber business and his family constructing their own homes.&nbsp; This experience allowed him to become comfortable with aspects of home construction such as foundations, framing, finish, siding, roofing, plumbing, electrical, sheetrock, insulation and deck installation. &nbsp;Andy considers himself a &ldquo;Jack of all Trades". &nbsp;His interest in home inspection was sparked by attending an inspection with his daughter during the purchase of her home many years ago. &nbsp; He enjoyed observing the inspector during the process and as he discussed his findings with his daughter.&nbsp; The seed was planted!</p> <p>Following retirement from the shipyard in 2014, he was fortunate to meet Daryl Justham, the Owner of the HouseMaster Franchise of Rochester, NH. &nbsp;He pursued the educational training he needed to become a home inspector and by June of 2014, he was hired at HouseMaster. Andy began as an apprentice inspector where &ldquo;hands on&rdquo; training commenced with the senior inspectors, a highly a talented group of guys who taught him the fine details of the process.&nbsp; By the end of March 2015 and after participating in nearly 150 home inspections, he was given the handshake and started his independent inspections with HouseMaster.&nbsp; To date, Andy has performed over 400 independent inspections. &nbsp;He truly enjoys the uniqueness of home inspection, the client interaction, communication and education that allows each day to be different. &nbsp;Andy is currently a licensed NH State Home, Inspector, a Certified Residential Radon Measurement Provider, and has completed the NH Granite State Septic system certified evaluator program.</p> <p>Andy and his wife Robin and have been married since 1982 and currently reside in Kittery, Maine. During 34 years of marriage, they have raised three great daughters; Allyson, Samantha and Alexandria.&nbsp; All three live in the immediate seacoast area and are very much looking forward to grandchildren!</p> <p>Andy's personal interests are varied. &nbsp;He likes to fix and build things.&nbsp; This runs the spectrum of woodworking, metal fabrication and welding, fixing/tuning small equipment such as lawnmowers, tractors, snow blowers, motorcycles and snowmobiles.&nbsp; When time allows, he likes to hunt, fish and go camping with family and friends. Andy is not a person to sit around!</p>
BRETT NELSON

HOME CONSULTANT/INSPECTOR

<p>Brett Nelson was born and raised in Manchester, NH, having graduated from Memorial High School in 1986. After a brief time in the U.S. Navy, Brett returned to NH to begin his career as a firefighter, following in his father&rsquo;s footsteps. During the last 23 years in the fire service, Brett has obtained an AAS in Fire Protection from then NH Technical College-Laconia, a BS in Occupational Safety from Keene State College and an MPA in Emergency Management from Anna Maria College.</p> <p>For the last eighteen years, Brett has been employed by the City of Portsmouth Fire Department. Early in his career with the city, Brett became licensed as a Paramedic and five years ago was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. He is currently assigned to Engine 3, which is quartered on International Drive. (Pease Tradeport) As do most career firefighters, Brett has always had a second job. For over 25 years he was a carpenter, which progressed into owning his own residential building and contracting company. As the second full-time job took its toll both physically and mentally, Brett looked for something new. With a building background, as well as conducting building inspections with the fire department, home inspection seemed like a natural progression. After being put in contact with Dennis Williams through a mutual friend (thank you Linda Tuttle of Tobey and Merrill Insurance) and meeting Daryl Justham, Franchise Owner of Housemaster, his days of banging nails and dealing with capricious clients were over. Brett has been with Housemaster for almost two years and works part-time 2-4 days a week. He is licensed as a NH Home Inspector, is a certified NRPP Residential Radon Measurement Provider and has completed the NH Granite State Septic System Evaluator Program. Brett resides in Newmarket, NH with his Fianc&eacute;e Stacey and two chocolate labs, Tucker and Brady. During his little downtime, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and many outdoor activities.</p>
KRIS ST.PIERRE

INSPECTION SUPPORT SPECIALIST

"Price is what you pay. Value is what you get."

– Warren Buffet

INSPECTION SERVICES

ROOFING
EXTERIOR ELEMENTS
INTERIOR ELEMENTS
FOUNDATION AND SUBSTRUCTURE
KITCHEN
HEATING SYSTEM
COOLING SYSTEM
ELECTRICAL
PLUMBING
ROOFING

What we inspect: Visible roof covering materials, (shingles), flashings at roof penetrations and valleys, skylights, chimneys, gutters and downspouts. We assess the condition of these elements for proper function; looking for evidence of leakage or worn, damaged, or missing components. Watch us in action!

EXTERIOR ELEMENTS

Here is what we inspect: Visible siding and trim, windows, doors, garages, porches, decks, stairs, and railings. We assess the elements for proper construction and function; looking for damage, missing components or other conditions that might lead to infiltration or functional concerns. Watch us in action!

INTERIOR ELEMENTS

What we inspect: visible areas of all walls, ceilings, stairways, representative windows and doors, and attic areas for signs of leakage and damage, sagging or other structural concerns. Windows will be operated to determine function. In accessible attics, besides assessing structural components, we will note insulation and ventilation conditions. Watch us in action!

FOUNDATION AND SUBSTRUCTURE

What we inspect: Visible load-bearing framing components, foundation walls, slabs, piers and columns and major structural components. Visible, accessible structural components will be assessed for function and presence of damage, decay or defects. We look for water penetration at below grade areas. Watch us in action!

KITCHEN

What we inspect: Plumbing fixtures and built-in appliances. We check plumbing fixtures looking for water pressure or drainage issues and visible signs of leaks. We check basic operational modes of the appliances and ventilators and look at cabinets and countertops for significant deficiencies.  Watch us in action!

HEATING SYSTEM

What we inspect: Visible components of the central AC or heat pump system including condensers and air handlers, and the distribution ductwork. We operate the systemto assess function and condition of the accessible indoor/ outdoor components. The distribution system will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

COOLING SYSTEM

What we inspect: Visible components of the central AC or heat pump system including condensers and air handlers, and the distribution ductwork. We operate the systemto assess function and condition of the accessible indoor/ outdoor components. The distribution system will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

ELECTRICAL

What we inspect: Visible service panels components and household wiring and devices. We assess the condition of readily accessible panel components, note the presence of GFCIs, AFCIs, smoke alarms and check the operation of representative outlets, switches, fixtures and other devices. Watch us in action!

PLUMBING

What we inspect: Visible water supply piping, distribution piping, waste system piping, water heaters and plumbing fixtures. Also includes inspection of the physical condition of piping, kitchen and bathroom fixtures; tubs, showers, toilets, and operation to assess flow, drainage and leakage. Water heating components will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

RADON SCREENING
WOOD DESTROYING INSECTS
WATER TESTING
SEPTIC/PRIVATE WASTE
PRIVATE WATER
NEW CONSTRUCTION
COMMERCIAL /MULTIPLE DWELLING PROPERTY
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION
RADON SCREENING

A short-term test is performed to determine the possible presence of elevated levels of radon gas pursuant to local regulations or practices for real estate transactions. Radon is an odorless, colorless and radioactive byproduct of natural soil decay known to increase the risk of cancer in those exposed.

WOOD DESTROYING INSECTS

A Termite Inspection (also referred to as a Wood Destroying Inspection or Wood Destroying Organism Inspection) includes a visual examination of the readily accessible areas of the home for evidence of wood-destroying insect activity such as termites, or carpenter ants or the visible damage caused by infestations.

WATER TESTING

Water testing services include taking a water sample following accepted protocols with analysis of samples performed by a certified lab. General options include a basic water Potability test for Coliform (bacteria) and other elements such as Nitrate/Nitrite, Hardness, Acidity (pH). Expanded testing options may include volatile organic compounds (fuels), heavy metals (lead, etc.) or other elements required or recommended by local authorities or common practice such as when a property is located in close proximity to agricultural land, mining, dry cleaning establishments, gas stations, industrial facilities, landfills, or other known or suspected local hazards exist.

SEPTIC/PRIVATE WASTE

What we inspect: water flow of the interior drain system and area over the drainage field. Determine whether the water flows freely into the system from the house and readily apparent defects. Does not include inspection of buried or concealed components, soil testing, excavation of system components or opening or pumping of the tank.

PRIVATE WATER

A private on-site water supply (well) system inspection involves an inspection of visible interior pumps, piping, pressure and/or storage tanks and an assessment of the water flow (volume/pressure) from representative fixtures based on a representative water draw from plumbing fixtures. A well inspection does not include inspection of any buried or concealed components, determination of the water supply/source adequacy (yield or well capacity) or water quality.

NEW CONSTRUCTION

Inspections include: draw inspection (verification of installed elements for lender release of funds); phase inspections (conducted at several stages of the construction process); and inspections of new homes ready for occupancy and assessment of the condition of installed components to supplement code compliance inspection provided by local authorities.

COMMERCIAL /MULTIPLE DWELLING PROPERTY

Inspections include: inspection of the visible and readily accessible areas of the roof, structure, mechanical and electric components of the public areas of a building, as well as all or representative individual dwelling or office/store units, as requested by the client.

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION

This inspection involves: a review of the condition of the exterior and interior components of a home and the systems. Includes review of the roof, flashings, insulation issues, heating and air conditioning units, grading, the proper function of appliances and plumbing, electric components, smoke alarms for deferred maintenance and recommended action.