(800) 640-4669


9:00am – 6:00pm


(800) 640-4669


9:00am – 6:00pm


Paul Cornell & Associates is one of Eastern Massachusetts’ premier providers of professional building consulting and inspections since 1980. Specializing in high-end, antique, urban and suburban residential properties, our firm has inspected some of Massachusetts’ most historic estates and exclusive properties. We also service the Commercial, Mixed-Use and Industrial real estate industry. Having inspected over 35,000 + properties in a span of 4 decades, Paul Cornell & Associates mission is to provide the finest property inspection experience to our clients and stakeholders.


A professional home inspection gives you an independent, unbiased view of any problems and their solutions so that you will have all the facts you need to make a sound, informed decision. Depending on the size and condition of the home a thorough home inspection can take 2.5 to 3.5 hours. You are encouraged to accompany your inspector during the inspection so that you will have a visual reinforcement of your written report.

We take our inspection reports seriously. Every inspection is a complete and thorough analysis of all the major systems and components in the home. The report, delivered by email includes a clear description of what we’ve found with any problem areas noted, so you can easily identify them. Our inspectors will also provide a telephone consultation after your inspection if there are any questions.

Residential Inspections

We offer a wide range of comprehensive reports so you can buy or sell a home with confidence.

Commercial Inspections

Detailed reports to determine if your commercial space meets safety and building requirements.

Property Condition Reports

We can help you identify the need for preventative maintenance or renovation projects.

Phase Inspections

Under construction? We are flexible enough to inspect your property at every phase of the build.

Water Testing

We partner with a state-certified lab to offer a wide array of testing options to see what’s really in your water.

Radon Testing

Protect yourself and your family from the potential harm of radon gas with a radon test.

Our Portfolio

What Our Customers Say

We have used Paul Cornell to ‘vet out’ three homes for us — but we met him, and started using him, after he came to inspect a home that I owned and was selling. He was used by the buyer. I was astounded at the professionalism of the team, his knowledge, and care. I’ve passed his name along to friends and family, who use him, frequently. Everyone has been pleased. I would never consider using anyone else, and I would never buy a house without one of his inspections

Vincent Maietta

Paul and Bill Cornell were absolutely fantastic. They were incredibly thorough and professional. Everything they found was documented with photographs and detailed explanations. They also took the time to explain absolutely everything to us in detail. We later showed our inspection report from Paul Cornell to a contractor who approved of it. You may not be sure you’re buying the perfect house, but with Paul Cornell, you can buy the perfect home inspector!

Benjamin Olken