Performing quality inspections at a reasonable price, I pride myself in providing a comprehensive, independent evaluation of your home!


After what seems like forever, you find the perfect house and are ready to make it your home. A major investment that you believe will keep your family healthy, happy and secure.

Wanting to protect your investment in what is possibly the most expensive purchase you will ever make, a home inspection is a no brainer. Remember this, the price of a quality home inspection is very small relative to the home's cost. A cheap inspection may leave undiscovered flaws and  defects that translate into unexpected headaches and expenses.             
Now is the time to shop quality and value, not just price! 

Certified Master Inspector and Certified Thermographer Ralph M Smith  of SHIRE Inspection Services, Inc.

I am a  Board Certified Master Inspector with 25+ years of combined Home Inspection and construction experience to bring to your home! Along with superior experience, add the benefit of infrared thermal scansavailable with every inspection and you will recieve CNY's best home inspection
 We are prepared and determined to perform inspections of the utmost quality, with integrity. Rest assured, our clients know and understand every fact about the property that they are purchasing.  
We take great pride in providing our clients with exceptional service!
Centrally located in Canastota, NY, SHIRE Inspections serves the Greater Syracuse area to the west, the Greater Utica/Rome area to the east and the rural areas to the north and south. Smaller cities and villages such as Oneida, Cazenovia, Chittenango, Camden, Hamilton, Morrisville, Vernon, Verona and many others.
Click What's Inspected to see what will be covered in the report by SHIRE Inspection Services.
  We work directly for the client and the majority of our business is from client referrals, a few that are posted on the
Testimonial page. Our job does not end after the report is completed.  Should you have any questions months down the road, you are encouraged to give us a call and we will do whatever it takes to insure that you are completely comfortable with your home.
  We are here to assist you in making a confident decision about your new or existing property. When buying a home and want to be sure you're not saddled with a money pit or selling a property and want to eliminate possible problems at the eleventh hour. A quality inspector is just what the doctor ordered! Maybe you just want a professional to inspect and advise you on the condition, maintenance and safety recommendations for your current home, we are here to help...

Below are pictures and a slide-show demonstrating the benefits of thermal imaging. Imagine the defects that are overlooked in a conventional inspection!

Thermal image of Missing insulation.              Digital image of missing insulation, you can't see it!  

If interested in learning more visit the WHY INFRARED? page
Go to Photo Galleries for more great pictures!
Click here for a larger Slide-show!



Thermal Image Gallery II