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We provide peace of mind by giving you the knowledge you need to make informed decisions.

At Criterion Home Inspections, we inspect each home as if it were our own.

Whether you’re a first-time home buyer starting to raise a family, or a seasoned professional purchasing an investment property, due diligence is critically important. Brooklyn-based Criterion Home Inspections’ owner and founder Ralph Hassard is a New York State-Licensed home inspector as well as Licensed Termite Inspector and Licensed Mold Assessor with more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry. He prides himself on customer service, flexible scheduling, and comprehensive inspection reports that enable sound decision-making.

We offer same day report turnaround upon request.

Flexible Scheduling for Busy New Yorkers

As a New Yorker, you undoubtedly lead a busy life. Serving all five New York City boroughs, we provide flexible scheduling so that you can accompany us during your home inspection. Still can’t make it? Our comprehensive inspection reports, packed with high-resolution images, will make you feel like you were there in person.

SERVING THE ENTIRE NEW YORK AREA

At Criterion Home Inspections, we inspect each home as if it were our own.

Whether you’re a first-time home buyer starting to raise a family, or a seasoned professional purchasing an investment property, due diligence is critically important. Brooklyn-based Criterion Home Inspections’ owner and founder Ralph Hassard is a New York State-Licensed home inspector with more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry. He prides himself on customer service, flexible scheduling, and comprehensive inspection reports that enable sound decision-making.

Flexible Scheduling for Busy New Yorkers

As a New Yorker, you undoubtedly lead a busy life. Serving all five New York City boroughs, we provide flexible scheduling so that you can accompany us during your home inspection. Still can’t make it? Our comprehensive inspection reports, packed with high-resolution images, will make you feel like you were there in person.

Exceptional Service Without Exception

During the inspection, you’ll find that at Criterion Home Inspections, we go beyond what is merely required, connecting
with our customers so they can walk away from an appointment knowing how to maintain their home for years to
come. Questions about your home after the inspection? We’re happy to discuss. Customer service isn’t just what sets
us apart; it’s why we love our job.

Exceptional Service Without Exception

During the inspection, you’ll find that at Criterion Home Inspections, we go beyond what is merely required, connecting
with our customers so they can walk away from an appointment knowing how to maintain their home for years to
come. Questions about your home after the inspection? We’re happy to discuss. Customer service isn’t just what sets
us apart; it’s why we love our job.

Barry KwokBarry Kwok
17:30 10 Jul 24
I had hired Ralph to inspect a property at a couple of day's notice during a national holiday and he was able to make time despite having prior plans for a trip out of the city. Unfortunately I had to reschedule the day of and he kindly accommodated my schedule still.During the inspection, he respectfully ensured he took his shoes off while patiently and diligently carried out his work in the premises. He carefully explained any potential challenges, the type of workmanship conducted historically and recently, as well as any regular maintenance that would be required.I'd definitely call on him again if needed.
Oliver ErnhoferOliver Ernhofer
01:28 11 Jun 24
Ralph was great to work with. 100% professional and dedicated.He answered all our questions and explained even the tiniest things. Will use again.
Kaira Daphne GuiKaira Daphne Gui
21:50 26 May 24
Ralph was just a pleasure to work with. I didn’t have an agent to represent me in my purchase so I needed an expert I could trust. I contacted him on a Wednesday and requested a Friday inspection. The report was in my hands by Sunday. He is super responsive via text/phone/email at all hours of the day. On the day of inspection, he showed up 5 minutes early and conducted a thorough inspection of the place and pointed out any areas of concern. Nothing escapes his expert eye! I cannot recommend Criterion Home Inspections highly enough. Thorough, responsive, punctual, competitively-priced and professional.
Dan ElharrarDan Elharrar
22:40 23 May 24
Ralph from Criterion Home Inspection was great! Scheduling the inspection was quick and easy. Ralph is a total pro, did a thorough check of every inch of the property, and provided critical insights about its state. We received a detailed report of all issues, with recommendations that make sense. I'm very happy we chose Criterion for this job!
Ruchi VikasRuchi Vikas
13:41 16 May 24
Ralph was wonderful: thorough, and caught every issue. He was also punctual and respectful and came through with less than 24 hours notice. I had the report the next day. Highly recommend!
Kev ZhuKev Zhu
23:02 15 May 24
Ralph is professional, communicative, and shows great attention to detail. We used his services for a home inspection on a new construction condo and have only positive things to say regarding the experience. Ralph took his time running through the punch list and was thorough in sharing his thoughts from the experience of having been a contractor previously. At no point did we feel rushed and even the seller's agent remarked at his attentiveness and hands-on approach. I highly recommend Ralph's services if you prefer to work with an individual rather than staff from a larger inspection agency.
Hannah BaynesanHannah Baynesan
17:58 07 May 24
Ralph is very knowledgeable about home inspections and co-op apartments. Highly recommend.
Lauren LindLauren Lind
19:02 27 Apr 24
Ralph from Criterion Home Inspections was fantastic! Highly recommend working with him and his team for any needed home inspections. He was punctual, thorough, knowledgeable, responsive, and overall just great to work with.
Michelle SyMichelle Sy
21:24 26 Apr 24
Ralph was very professional and thorough, indeed seeing numerous things I never noticed, with deep expertise in a lot of technical aspects and considerations of the home I want to buy. It was very useful to have his insights, his report turnaround was amazingly quick, and his careful handling and keen eyesight have given me a lot more confidence in the decision I made. 100% would recommend and use his services again! Thank you!
A HernandezA Hernandez
17:43 02 Apr 24
Awesome service!!! First of all I want to start with saying purchasing a home is stressful!!! Ralph made me feel more at ease when he did my home inspection. Very professional and explained everything in detailed. He even gave me advice in what to do if certain issues may occur as time passes after I purchase my home. He took the time to speak with all parties on what needs to get fixed. He addressed the issues and concerns to the contractor in a professional manner, even when the contractor felt otherwise, Ralph was professional about it. I'm a first time home buyer and there's a lot I don't know or understand. Ralph broke everything down and answered my questions and concerns after sending me my report. The inspection report is very detailed with photos supporting each comment. The report has a table of contents for me to look at. I would definitely recommend him!!!
Max ZarinMax Zarin
15:54 11 Mar 24
Ralph did an incredibly thorough job with our home renovation and identified a number of issues that we weren't aware of. He took his time with the inspection and really explored every element of the property. He answered all of our questions and took time to review his findings with us. We will definitely be using him again the next time we need a home inspection!
LisaLisa
22:03 18 Feb 24
Ralph was prompt, polite, and professional. He checked all details and explained everything that we needed to know and look out for. We are very happy with his services and definitely will use him again in the future.
Christina CastronovoChristina Castronovo
18:02 08 Feb 24
Ralph from Criterion Home Inspections was phenomenal. He was thorough and also educated us during the inspection so we knew exactly what he was looking at and what to expect. He really took the time to explain and educate which was much appreciated. In addition, it was very easy to make an appointment. Cannot say enough great things about Ralph! Thank you!
Bram WastiBram Wasti
21:18 30 Jan 24
Ralph was efficient and informative. Provided me plenty of insights on the house and contextualized comments with deep background knowledge. I highly recommend!
Pradip GhoshPradip Ghosh
02:37 27 Jan 24
Katherine KapnickKatherine Kapnick
18:09 23 Jan 24
Ralph was prompt, thorough, knowledgeable, professional, fairly-priced and easy to work with. I highly recommend him for residential inspections.
arun jacobarun jacob
18:38 20 Jan 24
Thanks Ralph for a very thorough inspection of the apartment!
Carmen RasnickCarmen Rasnick
20:08 15 Jan 24
Ralph is an outstanding professional and inspector! He assisted us with a purchase in NYC while we are out of state. Since we couldn't be there to meet in person, Ralph went the extra mile to ensure we received his information in a clear and understandable manner. His report was very comprehensive and easy to understand. He helped us navigate each item in a reasonable and affordable way. Additionally, he was always available to answer any questions we had and help us understand the NYC market. We highly recommend Ralph and his services.
E IE I
02:25 03 Jan 24
We used Ralph to conduct a home inspection for our first home, he went above and beyond to answer our questions and various follow up that was needed for our transaction. We are forever greatful to him.
Noah ChaimbergNoah Chaimberg
17:31 25 Dec 23
Ralph was great! Extremely thorough inspection that revealed a lot of important areas to be corrected. Was flexible on schedule and very nice to work with. Highly recommend.
Wes FalikWes Falik
16:43 17 Dec 23
Ralph is truly a master of his work. I felt like I was watching a crime scene investigator at work. He was able to piece together a few imperceivable clues to determine that the unit we were looking at had flooded and was a very risky investment. We'll definitely be going back to him for our next inspection and would recommend him to anyone else who needs a place evaluated.
Wayne HouleWayne Houle
01:51 06 Dec 23
Very positive experience with Criterion Home Inspections. Fast and great communication.
Daniel CahillDaniel Cahill
23:56 03 Dec 23
Working with Ralph on an inspection for a Brooklyn mixed-use property was excellent. From reasonable pricing, prompt response time, thoroughness and knowledge of his trade, and professionalism/personality, it was a pleasure working with Ralph. Highly recommend and would gladly do business with him in the future.
Christina MChristina M
17:13 02 Dec 23
We had a very positive experience with Criterion Home Inspections. Ralph was thorough, explaining everything that he was looking for to us during the process, and provided suggestions on how to make improvements. He turned around a detailed report in less than 48 hours as well. Many thanks!
Dhondup TseringDhondup Tsering
01:36 22 Nov 23
Great expertise. Very thorough, spent 2 hours checking every facet. Gave us a detailed report with photos after. And answered questions openly, honestly, professionally, with best intentions
Anastasia PaulsenAnastasia Paulsen
21:15 16 Nov 23
Great inspection service - fast and easy! Highly recommended!
Mark MayoMark Mayo
12:16 06 Nov 23
Jim SullivanJim Sullivan
13:10 20 Oct 23
Ralph is a real gem. Brings a wealth of experience and presents it to the layman in terms anyone could understand. He has experience in the trades and provides useful recommendations as he moves through a home during his inspection. I've dealt with several inspectors and while they've all been good, Ralph definitely stands out and I would have no problem engaging him again. Good luck with your project to whoever reads this.
Gaurav KumaniaGaurav Kumania
10:36 20 Oct 23
Ralph is a veteran home inspector and knows what he does. He conducted a home inspection on a short notice and turned in the report within 12 hours. Prompt, responsive and quality service!!
Mojo LorwinMojo Lorwin
18:13 09 Oct 23
Excellent dude. Super knowledgable. Good vibes. Took the time to answer all of my questions. Made a detailed report. Highly recommend!
Diana Geffner-VenturaDiana Geffner-Ventura
02:34 03 Oct 23
Robert GreenRobert Green
15:00 22 Sep 23
Jason TilipmanJason Tilipman
16:13 12 Sep 23
Jay SehgalJay Sehgal
22:41 11 Sep 23
Working with Ralph was a breeze. He was very responsive over the phone and text, and he was willing to come out to do an inspection with less than 24 hours notice. Ralph took the time to explain things as we went through the inspection and did not rush through anything. Ralph got us his report the next day and was available for follow up questions. I would highly recommend Ralph to anyone in Brooklyn who needs an inspection done.
Ishraq SultanIshraq Sultan
22:25 06 Sep 23
Ralph was able to do my inspection on short notice. He was very thorough and walked me through everything start to finish (even tho I was late). I would recommend his service to my friends and clients
Mr MMr M
05:18 13 Aug 23
Very thorough inspection. Ralph is extremely patient and knowledgeable, explaining future elements to be aware of in addition to items requiring immediate attention.
Max EltonMax Elton
23:17 12 Aug 23
Ralph was timely, professional, knowledgeable, and easy to deal with. Very efficient but clearly looked at everything, and the post-visit report was great and easy to understand. Highly recommend!
Chris HedleyChris Hedley
17:45 10 Aug 23
I had a great experience with Tom. He showed up early, we ended the inspection early, but it was a very thorough inspection. He caught everything I could've hoped for and was a nice guy to interact with. I know a lot of people in NYC don't get inspectors, but I am very happy with my decision to do so. Highly recommend!
ReidandOna HamiltonReidandOna Hamilton
23:23 25 Jul 23
Ralph provided a thorough inspection, answered my many questions, and has provided strong follow up to additional items relating to my specific inspection. Would highly recommend.
Jessica ToyJessica Toy
15:09 26 Jun 23
Working with Ralph was fantastic. He was able to come out the next day to inspect, was on time, and was very personable. He walked us through everything, kept it real, and was just overall great to work with. And on top of all that, he was cheaper than the other folks we called! Highly recommend.
Angie SchmitzAngie Schmitz
00:06 08 Jun 23
This was my first time hiring an inspector. It was incredibly easy to book and was given information up front about what to expect. Ralph was very professional and kind… he even left his shoes outside without me having to ask after seeing I don’t allow shoes in the house. The inspection was informational as the defects were clearly pointed out and I was provided information on how I could potentially fix them. The final report was delivered promptly with photos for me to reference later on. Recommend!
Mahmoud SalemMahmoud Salem
19:51 06 Jun 23
Ralph is fantastic! He is punctual and thorough! He inspected two homes for me and he does not leave any corner or crevice unchecked. His attention to every detail won’t leave you with surprises come closing day. He is also easily accessible, he answers emails and messages for any questions regarding the report. He is the best inspector I’ve worked with and I will be using him for all my future properties!
Ralph was on time, efficient and did a super thorough inspection of our prospective property. He took time to answer our questions, explain everything to us, and gave us tips on how to prevent future potential problems. He was a great help, and gave us peace of mind about the purchase ahead - we highly recommend hiring him and Criterion
Teji ThiaraTeji Thiara
00:00 26 Apr 23
Ralph was responsive and explained the entire process to me as first time buyer in NYC. He made sure I saw all the issues that needed to be addressed both immediately and in the long term . If you need a home inspection call him - he is knowledgeable of old buildings,, he is professional, he is honest, and priced right for this service.
Caryn LewiCaryn Lewi
15:56 07 Mar 23
Ralph was great! He was courteous, professional, and thorough. We really appreciated how communicative and flexible he was. Would be happy to work with him again in the future.
kim pace messinakim pace messina
20:47 06 Mar 23
Repeat customer! Ralph is thorough, honest, completely trustworthy and an all around nice guy. He knows everything about everything. Highly recommend!
olivia awadolivia awad
18:50 10 Feb 23
Ralph was fantastic and I highly recommend working with him! As a first-time buyer, I was very nervous about the inspection but Ralph made the process seamless. He was diligent and extremely detailed during the inspection and was very patient in answering my many questions. He had a full report to me within 24 hours of the inspection.
Brittany WatchmakerBrittany Watchmaker
02:53 10 Jan 23
Ralph was so professional, friendly, and got us our inspection report on the same day as our inspection! He pointed out things I would have never noticed so I am so thankful to have had this inspection conducted. Our agent also commented that he was awesome and thanked me for introducing him to her. Highly reccomend!
Edward WinnickEdward Winnick
14:58 21 Sep 22
Ralph was great! Very thorough, helpful, and explained everything both while we are at the site and in his report. He also was very patient as the selling agent wasn't able to arrive until 45 minutes after the appointment time. Never complained once. Instead, he was very friendly and professional. I highly recommend his services.
Tobias JungmannTobias Jungmann
11:08 08 Sep 22
Ralph did a fantastic job inspecting a new development apartment at short notice. He diligently discovered multiple issues that can now be fixed before closing.Issued inspection report was very professional with many photos and issued within 48h.Next time we do a transaction we will be sure to call Ralph again!
Jennifer PierceJennifer Pierce
15:08 07 Sep 22
Ralph was great, and I highly recommend working with him! We asked him to do a radon test in our home in Brooklyn, and the process was very clear and fast. He also took the time to look at another issue for us while he was here, which was very generous and appreciated.
Kristen BilesKristen Biles
17:51 05 Sep 22
Working with Ralph was a great experience. As a first time home buyer, I had a lot of questions. Ralph was patient and thorough with me. I would recommend Criterion to others!
Heather BowenHeather Bowen
16:37 25 Aug 22
Efficient and thorough. This inspection gave me a good feeling of what is in working / functional order and what I will otherwise need to ensure is addressed before closing.
Zulkar NaimZulkar Naim
03:01 09 Jul 22
Ralph is a greatHe comes on time, is very thorough, gets the report back to you fairly quick. Had him inspect nearly 4 houses.. never a bad experience.
Sonay HoffmanSonay Hoffman
18:55 05 Jul 22
Ralph was able to inspect our prospective property ASAP. He was thorough, professional and we received our report within 24 hours. The report was clear and concise. Ralph made what could've been a stressful situation, incredibly easy and seamless. Thank you.
Sarah WalkerSarah Walker
16:36 25 Jun 22
Ralph’s knowledge of old Brooklyn brownstones is superior. Twice he has seriously helped me out and he is always on the money. Speaking of which, you will save money if you listen to him. He is patient, kind and funny. He probably can solve some problems on the phone, and he is probably often right. Besides that, he is one of the good guys!
Azadeh RashidiAzadeh Rashidi
15:39 02 Jun 22
Ralph was very professional and responsive. He showed up on time. His rate is fair and his inspection was thorough. I had a report the same day. Great guy to work with.
Bill SmithBill Smith
17:20 26 May 22
My wife and I used Ralph for an inspection of a new build we close on next week. Ralph was quick to respond and provided sample reports so we could see the detail he offered. After inspection he called to give a rundown of the punchlist report he provided, which was extremely thorough and detailed. We're very grateful for his help and highly recommend his services!
BevBev
15:04 16 May 22
Ralph (the owner and founder) was enormously helpful on a phone consultation I had with him regarding an inquiry I sent by email. He was extremely responsive in getting back to me and clearly was very knowledgeable on the subject matter. He had excellent advice and suggestions which I sincerely appreciated. When I reached out to him, I wanted to pay for a phone consultation but he kindly (and generously) didn’t want payment. I most certainly will use Ralph/Criterion Home Inspections when I have a need for any inspection services. Outstanding client service.
Miles PittmanMiles Pittman
14:46 12 May 22
Ralph and his team were super professional throughout the home buying process. They were a voice of reason as I felt the realtors were only out to make a quick sale; CHI was a valuable asset because we had professional eyes, without a dog in the fight, to guide us in determining if this house was sound structurally without unforeseen costs down the road.They were very communicative and straightforward and we learned a lot through the process which made us informed buyers. Highly recommend them to any home buyer.
Brendan BullenBrendan Bullen
14:56 26 Mar 22
Ralph was excellent and very professional. He was extremely responsive from the very beginning, punctual and extremely thorough throughout the process. At the end of the inspection, I felt confident moving forward with my apartment purchase knowing that Ralph had completed an in depth inspection. I highly recommend using Ralph for any home inspection needs that you may have.
Charlie FosterCharlie Foster
20:27 28 Feb 22
Ralph was recommended to me from a friend. I would 100% call him again. I had to change inspectors last minute but didn’t want to cancel on the seller as they are motivated to sell. Ralph answered my text early morning and was able to make a same day appointment. I was completely satisfied with his thoroughness and final report. Outside of the inspection he was also providing great tips for a first time home owner.
Debra CDebra C
19:52 25 Feb 22
Ralph is a professional and a very efficient inspector. Quality reporting and fast service. Thorough and easy to work with. Inspected a condo for us and had report back almost immediately. Highly recommend!
Yoojin NaYoojin Na
14:36 22 Feb 22
Ralph was thorough and responsive. He came out even on a holiday to inspect a condo I'm buying. He made me feel confident about my purchase. Highly recommend!
Desiree LeeDesiree Lee
19:02 10 Feb 22
I hired Inspector Mr. Ralph Hassard to inspect my CO-OP I am purchasing on February 10, 2022. He was punctual. He's very professional. He explained every detail of what he's inspecting. The invoice he presented to me was excellent. Every picture he took he explained the issue. I would recommend him to my friends and family.
Erika ArroyoErika Arroyo
04:35 20 Jan 22
Working with Ralph was exceptional. He analyzed every inch of the house and was very meticulous. He was very detailed throughout the inspection process and took the time to pin point to me areas of concern. I appreciated his level of expertise and was very pleased with his service. I would 100% recommend any new home buyers to work with Ralph, I received my report within hours of inspection and he was happy to answer any questions I had! Thank you Ralph!
Akshay GoelAkshay Goel
17:59 12 Jan 22
It was a pleasure working with Ralph. He was able to get into the unit the day after I called (for a new condo purchase). I felt confident with Ralph's report and he was very kind answering our questions both in-person and after the inspection. I am glad I connected with Ralph and will be sure to recommend him to anyone I know that needs a home inspection!
Michael ZhangMichael Zhang
18:03 29 Dec 21
Ralph was such a pleasure to work with. He responded quickly, and during the inspection, he was not only meticulous but also instructional. He went over all the details with me, answering questions, and giving advice where appropriate. Very professional and would highly recommend!
Aderinsola GilbertAderinsola Gilbert
19:45 13 Dec 21
Ralph was extremely helpful and prompt. Within 3 hours of contacting Criterion, we booked and confirmed our appointment for the next day. He was extremely through in his inspection and report. He definitely put our mind throughout this process! If you are looking for a peace of mind in home search process, Criterion is the way to go.A+A
Steven ShinSteven Shin
20:15 13 Oct 21
It was great working with Ralph. He was very knowledge and easy to communicate with during the inspection. I found that he was very good at explaining the issues he found in layman terms. He was able to pinpoint the issues which needed to be fixed immediately vs. areas which would need potential maintenance later down the line. It was very easy to schedule an appointment and he was the only one who was able to accommodate a late afternoon inspection. I received the inspection report in less than a day with all the things we discussed during the inspection. His pricing was also very reasonable given the size of the property. Highly recommended!
B GabrielB Gabriel
17:26 25 Feb 21
It was a pleasure working with Ralph. He was super knowledgeable and was eager to answer every and all of our questions and concerns. He wasn't just inspecting the house for general things, he was assessing the overall health of the house. He saw plenty of things that I would never have seen and was very helpful telling me how/when I would need to address issues. Scheduling the inspection was easy and he was always very responsive. He was able to turn around the report in less than a day, having it to me the morning after an afternoon inspection. Would highly recommend working with him!
Kang P. TeeKang P. Tee
20:36 11 Feb 21
Ralph was very friendly, professional and on-time even on a snowing day. I am impressed with his attentiveness and detailed orientation. He was quick to point out the areas of concerns during the home inspection and I learned a great deal from him. His report was sent to me on time. He is also a good business person with great networking and knows his stuff. I would definitely need his service again in the future. If I could give 6-stars, I would!
Shalini AgrawalShalini Agrawal
18:03 07 Feb 21
Ralph was so helpful with our new construction inspection. He patiently explained what items we should ask to get fixed within our contract, and which might need a long-term fix to watch out for. His report was so thorough and I particularly appreciated how he marked the issues with painter's tape, which helped us see everything at once and prioritize what to include in the contract. Would highly recommend Ralph for any inspection!
JesseJesse
03:03 18 Jan 21
Ralph was punctual and extremely professional throughout the inspection. He gave me great feedback about what he observed during the process and provided a detailed report later that night. He gave me a fair price and over delivered. Would not hesitate to recommend or use again!
Shawna HoffmanShawna Hoffman
14:53 07 Jan 21
Ralph was great! Easy to schedule with, punctual, and - most importantly, extremely knowledgeable. He took the time to answer our many questions, and identified lots of things that we'd never have spotted without him. He turned around the final inspection report extremely quickly, and with great detail. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ralph to others
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