“Paul and Bill Cornell were absolutely *fantastic*. They were incredibly thorough and professional. Everything they found was documented with photographs and detailed explanations, and in addition, they 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 it. You may not be sure you’re buying the perfect house, but if you go with Paul Cornell, you will be buying the perfect home inspector!! “
“Paul is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of houses: construction, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, radon everything that I can think of and more. They are also very nice and helpful. They are pleasant during the inspection, and happy to talk after the inspection and answer questions and make recommendations.
This was the third inspection they have performed for me. They may not be cheap, but the information is priceless.”
“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 “
“This is the 5th time I used Paul to inspect a house (for me and friends). He came highly rated 25 yrs ago when I bought my house. I call him every time I need a home inspection done. He does a great thorough job every time. He gets there well in advance of the inspection time to scope out things from the outside. When I get there he already has several things to go over. He is very personable and explains everything as he goes around and through the house. He takes pictures of all problem areas for the report. He checks every outlet/switch, opens every window. He is methodical so that he can deduce the source of problems. He knows building codes and points out everything not done how it should be. When he is done, I feel confident nothing is missed.
While walking through the house, he explains how systems work for future reference. He covers how to maintain things. The report is delivered electronically shortly after and is very detailed. He is available to answer questions about the report for as long as you own the house. I will continue to recommend him to anyone who asks. Most real estate agents want his number to refer him once they see the work he does. “
“Paul is a wealth of knowledge. He arrived 30 minutes early to start the inspection around the perimeter of the house, and then walked me through what they had already uncovered once I arrived. Paul was extremely thorough. The entire inspection took ~3 hours. He checked very outlet, every window, every crevice. He was extremely willing to explain everything to me and wasn’t annoyed that I followed him around like a puppy everywhere. His son is also extremely knowledgeable and took photographs of everything, documenting trouble areas with painstaking detail with arrows in the final report. Honestly, I actually enjoyed the inspection so much, I called up a friend and mused that we should become home inspectors! Highly recommend Paul. “
“Excellent, this is the third time we have used Cornell & Assoc. Last time they saved us from a potentially really bad situation. This time they pointed out some issues we would not have otherwise noticed and also gave us a good overview of what shape the house was in. They were thorough and clear in their explanations, and let us be very confident going ahead with the purchase process. “
“Arrived early, did inspection of about 2200sq foot house we had an offer on. Paul and his son did the job, both very personable and walked me through every little issue. They were amazingly thorough and answered all my questions. Received the official report 48 hours later, a pdf file through an email link, it was exhaustive and included suggestions for how to repair and potential options to address the issues. The inspection was a little discouraging with so many issues they identified but it was helpful as we went through with the purchase and sale ultimately with our eyes wide open as to what we had to tackle now and what would need to be addressed in the next few years. Well worth every penny, I would use them again on a home purchase. “
“I have nothing but glowing things to say about working with Paul. The father-son team worked the inspection together, with Paul conducting the majority of the inspection and Bill taking excellent notes, building our impressive inspection report as they walked us through the house. Both Paul and Bill were engaging and extremely knowledgeable about homes, pointing out issues, explaining them in layman’s terms, and maintaining a very comfortable level of humor with us through the process. I was expecting the inspection report by the evening, but as we were saying our goodbyes, Bill informed me that he had just emailed me the report. When I got home, I pulled up a detailed report with corresponding pictures and arrows drawn to the problem areas being discussed. I cannot express how satisfied I am with Paul Cornell & Associates. I would highly, highly recommend this company to anyone who is buying or selling a home.”
“ Scott Molander completed the home inspection. He was prompt, professional and made sure we understood all the different components in the our new house. He went over the house with a fine tooth comb noting and taking pictures of everything which may need service, repair, or completely overhauled prior to the change in ownership. My father-in-law who was a professional home appraiser also felt Scott was excellent – so it was just a “newbie” homeowner that Scott impressed with his attention to detail. He was good at defining what could be a ‘negotiating’ item versus what was a critical repair to either the safety of the home or the occupants (my family/the current owners). I would completely recommend Scott and Paul Cornell Assoc to someone interested in a trustworthy inspection. The office manager and staff were also extremely quick to respond to questions and easy to get in touch with. “
“ Scott, I wanted to reach out and thank you personally for the phenomenal job you did on my home inspection on Friday, April 8th. As a first-time home buyer, I am learning as I go and I feel that you were so helpful in explaining things to me in such a way that I completely understood, which is so important to me. I am new to all of this and have no idea what I am doing! My buyer’s agent was right when he said that you and your company are extremely thorough. I have to say I was impressed with the time you spent at the house, everything you educated me on, and the final product of the inspection report. I am so pleased that I am going into this purchase with the information that I need. Thanks again and I will be sure to recommend you to others that are purchasing a home.”
“ Paul, I wanted to thank you very much for your help with the inspection of my home in Brookline. Also, thank you Paul for speaking with me yesterday about the various issues regarding the house. Your complete and comprehensive inspection was the key element in helping me rationally evaluate the property. The time I spent with you increased my meager knowledge of building issues in general. The depth of your expertise is, to be frank, remarkable. When we make that next offer on some other property, I’ll be on the ‘phone immediately to you. Please give my greetings to Sandy. Thank you very, very much for your help. “