About JPG Home Evaluation Services

Serving New York's Hudson Valley Since 1999 - Performing Full Pre-Sale Home Inspections, and Energy Audits.

John Polgreen

Owner, JPG Home Evaluation Services

Having spent twenty five years in the remodeling / maintenance business, moving into home inspection services was a natural progression.

After completing the A.S.H.I. (American Society of Home Inspectors) study course and certification tests in 1997, John spent two years as the antique homes specialist for a local inspection company while completing over 500 inspections. As energy conservation has been a passion of his for many years, JPG Home Evaluation Services was formed to extend the typical home inspection into a more comprehensive view of the house.

In 2008 John went back to school to study "building science" through New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's (N.Y.S.E.R.D.A.) program and became a certified "Building Analyst" and "Shell Specialist" (insulation and air flow).

John's' overall hope is to establish a relationship with each home buyer that will extend for many years to come.

A home inspection is a very important piece of the buying process.

The intent of a home inspection is to help determine the overall condition of the house and provide you with a timeline as to the amount and extent of repairs that all houses eventually need.

The most important aspect will be any major repairs that are needed immediately and may affect your ability or desire to even purchase the house. You have to keep in mind that a home inspection is a non intrusive, visual inspection (we can't move furniture, ceiling tiles, etc.). You should plan on having other inspections done by specialists if concerns arise about any system.

My goal is not only to provide you with the information you will need before your purchase, but be there for you after you move in. We will discuss many upgrades (especially with regards to energy conservation and related health and safety issues) at the inspection. They will range from very small to larger investments and I will be here to answer any questions that may arise.

We will print a news letter several times a year to highlight seasonal conservation issues and include tips for the "do it yourselfers". So check back from time to time and have your friends and family do the same!

Don't forget there are no stupid questions! We've been doing this for a long time. Things that are very obvious to us may not be to you. We will take as much time as necessary to answer all of your questions!