Residential and Commercial Inspection Experts
About Cedar Hill Home Inspection, a division of Cedar Hill Services, LLC, performs expert residential and commercial inspections Connecticut clients in Avon, Glastonbury, Simsbury, West Hartford, and across the Farmington Valley.
From Robert Kulakowski, President and ASHI Certified Home Inspector at Cedar Hill Home Inspection:
In the 1970’s I worked as a carpenter with a local contractor in West Hartford. I worked on sheds, room additions, finish carpentry, drywall installation , vinyl siding, roofing and more.
I have 3 years experience in architectural drafting, and competed in the Home Builders Assoc. home design competition in 1977. The competition included design, drawing and model building of an 1800 square foot home.
I then began a 25 year telecommunications career that included positions as technician, supervisor and manager. I finished my telecommunications career as a senior project manager responsible for over $100 million in projects as far away as Seattle and Portland.
During my telecommunications career I did not leave my “trades” roots far behind. I completed many projects on my own home including electrical and plumbing upgrades, vinyl siding, roofing, window replacement, furnace upgrade and air conditioning installation, just to name a few.
I began my career as a home inspector in 2004. I am trained by the Home Inspector Institute of America and Inspection Training Associates. I am currently a member of Connecticut Association of Home Inspectors (CAHI), American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and have been awarded a lifetime certification from the Home Inspector Institute of America.
Cedar Hill Home Inspection is a member of the Simsbury, Glastonbury & West Hartford Chambers of Commerce.
My community involvement began as a certified youth soccer coach in Simsbury, culminating with a State championship in 2002. I coached varsity basketball at St. Mary School in Simsbury. I served 3 years as a member of the St. Mary School Advisory Board. I am a former member of the board of directors of the Friends of Simsbury Crew, and a member of the Simsbury Historical Society.
Home Inspection Disclaimer
A home inspection is not a guarantee or warranty that no defects exist. Areas to be inspected must be readily accessible free of personal property and debris. We will not inspect areas deemed to be hazardous or if the inspector believes damage may occur from the inspection. Your inspector will not do destructive testing nor will he disassemble systems’ components. Your inspector cannot speculate what he thinks he might find. He must be able to actually observe the condition at the time of the inspection. Other exclusions are clearly stated in State of Connecticut Home Inspection Standards.
A home inspection is generalized in scope; it is not a substitute for specialized in-depth analysis of a specific trade, component or system. Your home inspector may have specialized training, education and experience in a number of construction related fields. State, federal and recognized professional trade organizations prohibit the home inspector from acting, for example, as a structural engineer. This is not to say that he cannot report his observations. For example he could write, “observed sloping floor and cracked walls” and that he “recommends further investigation by a licensed structural engineer”. The same is true for other issues and observations. Your inspector may observe and report on conditions and recommend the appropriate specialized trade.