Who We Are
Jim Brennan Independent Inspections derived its name based on the fact that we conduct our home and commercial inspections "independent" of outside influences. We conduct unbiased independent inspections with consistency every time. As Sergeant Joe Friday from the old TV show Dragnet used to say, "Just the facts, ma'am."
James R. Brennan–President/Owner
- New York State Home Inspector (License # 16000024061)
- Member AHIT (American Home Inspectors Training Institute)
- ASHI Certified Inspector (American Society of Home Inspectors)
- Radon Certified-Member of NEHA-NRPP (National Environmental Health Association-National Radon Proficiency Program)
- 36 Years in Construction Business, 30 Years at a Major Mechanical Contractor for HVAC, Refrigeration, Plumbing, & Fire Protection
- 2006: President DBIA Upstate NY Chapter (Design-Build Institute of America)
- 2001: President ASHRAE Rochester (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers)
- 1997-Present: Licensed Plumber for the City of Rochester (Inactive)
- 1984: President SMACNA Rochester (Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association)
- Associates Degree in Applied Engineering Technologies, SUNY Alfred
- 1994-2015: Rochester Rotary Club
Mr. Brennan has been a great professional to work with. He takes the time to walk his clients through the inspections. Making them feel at peace with all the questions and concerns. I always recommend him to my buyers and sellers, since I feel that he is one of the best in town. El Sr. Brennan es un gran profesional en su campo de trabajo. El se toma el tiempo necesario durante las inspecciones. Haciendo sentir en confianza a sus clientes, respondiendo todas las preguntas y preocupaciones. Siempre lo recomendo a mis compradores y vendedores de casa pues es uno de los mejores en Rochester. -Maribel Honeyford Nothnagle Realtors. SRES.
The home inspection is a very anxious time for buyers and Jim Brennan from Independent Home Inspections puts folks at ease with a thorough inspection followed with a detailed inspection report. What puts him a cut above though, is the A+++ customer service during the inspection. Jim encourages buyers to ask questions so that they are comfortable with their soon-to-be new home. No question is too silly or too small and Jim makes buyers feel relaxed enough to voice their concerns. Over the years, Jim has never disappointed one of our clients and has also responded to lender requests for more information in a timely and professional manner. When Jim shows up to a home, I know the buyers are getting top notch service backed up with a wealth of knowledge! -Nancy Bellimer, CBR,SFR,Realtor, Nothnagle Realtors
I've worked with Jim for many years and have the utmost trust that he will be fair and comprehensive in his evaluations. He has always been early to inspections and always spends the necessary time whatever the situation. I have seen him go into places I would never go myself or expect someone else to do. His reports are complete and accurate and on a timely basis. I highly recommend his work. Thanks for the good work Jim. -Dream Catcher Real Estate & Properties Jean Evans Owner/Broker
I've worked with Jim for several years now. His inspections are always thorough and his presentations to clients are always done in a fashion to alert them to potential hazards and issues without unduly alarming them. The latter is a key component to maintaining good relations between a Realtor and his client and in keeping a home purchase moving forward. -Brian Mount Magellan Realty
I Have been Realtor (Broker) in the Real Estate profession for over 30 years and I highly recommend Jim Brennan he is tops in his field, be I have always found Jim to be caring honest and truly professional, He have always made my clients feel safe comfortable & confident with his service !. -James Flammia, Realtor
Jim was very professional, knowledgeable and helpful throughout my home inspection. I was present throughout the inspection, and he was very thorough, and shared a lot of information along the way. I would recommend Jim to anyone looking to have an inspection done...definitely gives me peace of mind as I proceed with buying my home... -Kevin Clauss
Jim was great-- organized, good-natured, and very thorough. I highly recommend him to both buyers and sellers. -Josef Hanson
Jim provided a great service and was very knowledgeable. I am deaf myself and he had recommended fire and carbon monoxide alarms that are suitable for the deaf. This goes to show that he does go the extra step in making sure the house is in the safest condition as possible for anyone. The inspection report was very detailed and included photos to point out issues throughout the house. I would definitely recommend Jim to anyone who is looking to have their house inspected. -Christopher Santoro
Jim was very thorough and knowledgeable during my condo inspection. He found several important items that needed attention. He also found high levels of radon. Knowing this before finalizing the purchase saved me a lot of money. -Alan Wyffels
Jim Brennan was very thorough and knowledgeable, and made us feel informed and at ease. I highly recommend his service. -Anonymous
Jim Brennan was knowledgeable and thorough and walked us through each step of the inspection which made us feel comforted in knowing a complete job was being done. He was also helpful in post inspection when we needed further consultation. I would recommend him highly. -Anonymous
"What made this effective is the approach you took to walking us through the inspection as it was conducted. That really helped us understand your recommendations and will help us to prioritize addressing them." -Terry Carter
"You were a great find, and hardworking. Thank you for the thorough inspection." -Dana P.
"Thank you very much for being responsive to my timing needs and extremely thorough. I feel reassured by your inspection and findings. I will certainly recommend you to anyone needing an independent home inspection." -Sandy Allen
"Excellent service! It took less than 2 hours for our 1500-square-foot house, and we received a very professional report with pictures. I would definitely recommend this service to others." -Rochester Yellow Pages Online, Guest63381
"Jim was very thorough and complete with courteous service." -Van G., Rochester, NY
"Thanks for the report and the very professional inspection." -Bob C., Rochester, NY
"Awesome! You've made this process effortless for us and we cannot be happier with the service you provided." -Ryan and Katie S.
"Thanks for the detailed home inspection and for taking the time to answer all of my questions. Great job!" -Kathy S.
"The best value in town! Thanks for your great service." -Ryan Smith, RE/MAX® Realty Group, Pittsford, NY