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


 Welcome to Rick Bates Building Consultants and Home Inspectors

 "Your Servant to Solutions"   Phone:  (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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"We have "LIVE"  client care professionals answering the phone Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 7:00 pm to assist you with any inspection needs.

I promise that you will get our undivided attention and best efforts always!"

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 Rick Bates 


Certified Construction Consultant (CCC), Certified Construction Inspector (CCI),  Certified Environmental Inspectors (CEI),  Certified Indoor Air Quality Specialist (CIAQS), NYS License #16000007336





Recent Client Review: 

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


Laurie and Ron Jaquin

CPA           Engineer 

(7) Ways Rick Bates is Different:

1.  29 Years of Experience as a Full-Time Professional Home Inspector  See Professional Qualifications

2.  10,259 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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