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Rick Bates
P.O.Box 4127
Elmira, NY 14904


 Welcome to Rick Bates Building Consultants & Home Inspectors  (607) 734-7900

     Whether you are buying a new home, selling your existing home, or just having trouble with specific issues around the house, Rick Bates is here to assist you.  He understands that each home is unique and made up of dozens of systems, each with hundreds of component parts, so it is normal for you to experience some stress and anxiety when it comes to the structural, mechanical, and evironmental aspects of your single largest investment.  

    Don't worry, Rick Bates loves all types, sizes and conditions of homes and has never encountered situations that could not be solved.  Please understand that no home is ever going to be perfect and yes, there can be some surprises during the inspection but his objective insight, indepth explanations and pictoral documentation will provide you peace of mind in knowing that you are making the right decisions. 

     As "Your Servant to Solutions" let Rick Bates show you what could appear to be a problem to others, is actually an opportunity to make the property healthier, safer and ultimately, more valuable.  Depending on your particular situation, select one of the links below so that he can help guide you to a successful outcome:


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Recent Client Review: 

"The inspection that you performed and the presentation that you delivered was superb. The detailed examine and the results discussed were exactly what we needed. And your assistance significantly helped in our going forward  with plans. We would recommend your services without reservation."


Laurie Jaquin, CPA & Ron Jaquin, Engineer

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(7) Ways Rick Bates is Different:

1.  30 Years of Experience as a Full-Time Professional Home Inspector  See Professional Qualifications

2.  10,386 Inspections and Reports Completed.  Better Business Bureau A+ Rated  Confirm BBB Rating

3.  300+ photos taken & evaluated in the only computer graphics laboratory of its kind in the industry

     All photos are then provided to the client at no additional charge  History of Computer Lab

4.  (23) page customized report specific to the property - no additional filler information  See Sample Report - PDF will Open

5.  Exclusive report format that continues to assist in the ongoing management of the property for years later  On-Line Brochure

6.  The most thorough inspections and easiest to read reports, period!  What Others are Saying

7.  Credit Cards and PayPal gladly accepted right at the time of the inspection using the latest technology for personal information security  FAQs

 Rick Bates Keeps Working for You Even After Your Inspection:

  • Free Phone Calls for Life for all Clients     
  • Abreast of the latest home improvement trends, repairs, and materials
  •  Web Site Access Full of Self-Help Documentation

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 Return To Home Page Button About Us Button Inspectors is the residential services division of Bates Consulting, Inc., Richard A Bates, Jr. president.  The Home Inspectors logo is a registered service mark of Bates Consulting, Inc.


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