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Happy with our new construction home
We built a home in Estero, FL with Pulte while living out of state. We have built several homes but this was the first time that we wouldn't be able to personally check on the progress. This was also our first time building with a mass production builder where the public isn't too shy to about complaining but doesn't bother to take the time to write about their satisfaction with their new construction home. We hired Len Gluckstal after reading his reviews but I have to say the reviews didn't adequately convey how absolutely responsive he is. I'd tell him xxx was ready to be inspected and a few hours later I'd see his report along with photos of our new home, that's exceptional service in my book. To us, the most important parts of the home are the general quality of the structure, the roof, and everything behind the drywall. We feel very good about the quality build of our home because we knew Len was there every step of the way. We just received our final inspection report, I have to tell you I would have missed at least 70% of what Len found. Of course we would have caught some of the cosmetic items but the fact that we had a slight grading issue around the pool most certainly would have been missed, heck we would have missed a large grading issue if we had one because we have no idea what to look for. Pulte now has a clear punch list of items to fix and we are confident they will be handing us the keys to a beautiful new home. Thanks again Len!
High Quality Sevice, Professional and Friendly
Len Gluckstal is one of the most thorough home inspectors I know. As an exclusive buyer broker, my office has real liability when it comes to taking care of the buyer's best interest. I need my buyers to hire the very BEST local professionals, whether they are buying a re-sale property or new construction. Len is licensed to do every inspection a buyer might want or need. I never hesitate to recommend Golden Rule Home Inspections.
Golden Rule is the Professional Choice
My wife and I purchased a home in Cape Coral and we needed a home inspection. Golden Rule was recommended by our realtor and I reviewed the Golden Rule website to a see what they offered and to get a sense of their business operation. I was immediately drawn to the fact that Len Gluckstal is a Structural Engineer and that he was detail oriented. Golden Rule performed the inspection and they did a very thorough job and the report was beyond my expectations in its level of detail including photographs and written descriptions. No stone was left unturned during the inspection and the excellent report gave me a much better understanding of the condition of the house and what needed to be repaired. This allowed me to prioritize the items for repair which was a great benefit. I knew exactly what I was buying. I am a very detail oriented person and I must say that I was impressed with the detailed level of inspections and reporting and timeliness provided by Golden Rule. I made several phone calls to Len Gluckstal and he promptly returned my calls. I would not hesitate to use Golden Rule for a home inspection.
Professional and friendly. Did service very promptly and followup with report right away.
Very efficient and prompt service. Would recommend to anyone needing their service.
Prompt, thorough and helpful
Len is great. He arrived on time, spent several hours walking the property inside and out, took photos of everything that needed correction. And, after the fact, whenever I had questions or concerns, he was there to help.
Provides buyer comfort knowing no major problems with new home.
Golden Rule gave a very thorough inspection of the coach house we were purchasing. Found a few minor items we would not have noticed. Gave us reassurance we were making a good investment and should not have any major problems.
We used Golden Rule when we purchased our office building, and have referred Golden Rule to our clients and others. The reports are detailed ad professional.
I had a good experience with Golden Rule.
HIGH QUALITY SERVICE VERY FRIENDLY
VERY GOOD PEOPLE TO DO BUSINESS WITH. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
I will recommend
I used Golden Rule Inspection on my purchase of my duplex. I was extremely pleased with the service. The inspector carefully and thoroughly cross every dots and Ts and he did not miss out any thing.He was vey professional and he takes his time to examine things but just he moved at a fast past and keep the inspection moving. I highly recommend any one to use Golden Rule Inspection.
Extremely thorough and professional
Would highly recommend utilizing the services from Golden Rule.
USED TWICE FIRST HOUSE I DID NOT BUY AFTER OFFER AND AFTER LEN'S INSPECTION. HE SPENT ALMOST 4 HOURS...WRITING, THEN PLACING ON PC......LOTS OF PICTURES, EXPLANATIONS ETC...THE FIRST HOUSE FAILED ON MANY AREAS...BUT MOST PARTICULARLY IT SHOWED MOLD...NOT GOOD SINCE SON HAS COPD. THANK GOD WE DID THIS.....SECOND TIME I USED LEN WAS FOLLOWING A PURCHASE I MADE AFTER I WAS TOLD I COULD NOT HAVE "THE SAME INSPECTOR"..WHY DIDN'T I SMELL A RAT.....SHAME ON ME.......BUT FOLLOWING THE FIRST INSPECTOR AND EVEN THOUGH I MADE THE PURCHASE I STILL ASKED LEN TO COME IN AND INSPECT IT FOR MY OWN INFORMATION. WELL HAD I HAD HIM FIRST........I WOULD NOT HAVE MADE THE PURCHASE.....BUT I WAS VERY NAIVE AND YES, A DUMMY...THE RAT I SMELLED WAS WHEN THEY SAID I COULD NOT USE LEN!!! RED FLAGS EVERYWHERE....AGAIN LEN DID A GREAT JOB.....YES HE TOOK QUITE A WHILE..ACTUALLY 4 TIMES LONGER THAN THE ORIGINAL GUY.....BUT THE FIRST GUY EVEN MISSED GREY PIPE IN PLAIN SITE IN THE BATHROOM..HOW COULD HE MISS IT??? HAUNTS ME...ENDED UP NEEDING A NEW ROOF..WHICH THE GUY SAID...SOME DAMAGE BUT PASSABLE.......NOOO! HAD TO HAVE THE ENTIRE PLACE REPIPED FOR ABOUT 3K..ROOF ALMOST 6..AND THE FIRST GUY REFUSED TO PULL OUT A COUCH SO I COULD LOOK AT THE WALL WHERE THERE WERE TWO WINDOWS AND AT EDGE OF THE OUTSIDE WALL.......WHEN LEN CAME HE PULLED OUT EVERYTHING...FOUND TWO LARGE BUMPS IN THE WALL..AND NATURALLY HE DOCUMENTED ALL WITH PICS AND EXPLANATIONS.......WATER STAINS ETC...ENDED UP HAD TO HAVE A MAN COME IN AND REPLACE THE ENTIRE DEN OUTSIDE WALL..2X4'S ROTTED, INSULATION VERY BAD.....ANYWAY WHOLE WALL WAS REPLACED ...I COULD GO ON AND ON....BUT SILLIEST THING WAS FIRST GUY STATED MY EXHAUST FANS ONE WAS DIRTY AND THE OTHER WAS OK.......I HAVE NO EXHAUST FANS.....PERIOD......WHEN I DID CALL THE COMPANY BACK......LEN CAN BLOCK THIS OUT IF HE THINKS HE SHOULD BUT ALL IS THE TRUTH..I ASKED THE INSPECTOR AND OWNER OF THE COMPANY IF HE WOULD KINDLY GIVE ME THE NAME OF HIS INSURANCE COMPANY...INSTEAD OF ASKING...OH MY WHAT IS WRONG CAN I HELP YOU WITH SOMETHING ETC ETC...INSTEAD HE YELLED AT ME...THE HELL I WILL AND SLAMMED DOWN THE TELEPHONE.........IF YOU OR A FRIEND OR A STRANGER NEEDS AN INSPECTER PLEASE CALL LEN GLUCKSTAL AT GOLDEN RULE.........HE IS WONDERUFL.......BUT WHY? HE IS DOING WHAT HE IS PAID TO DO.....AND MORE..THAT IS THE KEY....HE REALLY CARES AND WANTS TO BE SURE THAT HE HAS COVERED EVERY SINGLE PLACE THAT COULD SPELL TROUBLE AND DOLLAR SIGNS FOR A NEW OWNER...THANK YOU AGAIN LEN...........CAROLE AMABELLO FORT MYERS FLORIDA
I MADE A MISTAKE PUTTING SOMETHING IN THE WRONG PLACE.......PLEASE ADVISE ME IF IT CAME THROUGH AND IF NOT I WILL SURELY WRITE IT AGAIN.........SORRY.......
Punctual and thourough inspections
Len is an exceptional home inspector. He always takes the time to make sure that everything is inspected and/or tested so the buyer can feel confident in the purchase they are making. I use Len for all of my buyers inspections and I refer him to everyone I can.
Golden Rule Home Inspections
Over the years, (20) Golden Rule Home Inspections (Len) has done a huge amount of inspections for me. They have always been helpful and professional and my customers and I have been very satisfied.
As a Realtor and Property Manager I have used Golden Rule many times and there inspections have always be accurate and on time. I highly recommend this company.
Your inspection of some residential homes was done April 8, 2013 for Magnum Seed. We thought the inspection was very thorough and professionally done with a very detailed report. Good job!!
The inspector arrived on time and spent over 3 hours inspection the dpuble wide mobile home I was planning to buy. His cost was about $450.00 but he enebled me to lower the price by another $2000,00. Well worth the cost of the inspection. I was concerned because the floor in the bedroom was uneven and there was dampness in the walls of the living room. The floor turned out to be well constructed and not affected by the damage. A new roof was added even though the water damage had come in through an open window.
Consistently Excellent Service and Very Thorough Inspections
Len and his team at Golden Rule have done inspections for me for years (I'm a REALTOR®). Len is very detailed and catches defects that other inspectors often miss. I have even hired Len and Golden Rule to inspect my own personal property. Hands down, Len and Golden Rule are the best inspection company in the Ft. Myers, Bonita Springs, Estero and Naples area. They area always at the top of my referral list!
I HAD A HOME INSPECTION FROM YOUR COMPANY, MY WIFE AND I ARE EXTREMELY SATISFIED WITH YOUR WORK, THE INSPECTION WAS VERY DETAILED IN A PROFESSIONAL WAY, THANKS AGAIN.
I was referred to Golden Rule via a friend and found the entire process to be seamless and very thorough. My questions were met with patience and comprehensive answers. Their final report was delivered rapidly and provided a very complete overview of all the major components of the property.
A Wealth of Knowledge
Len is the best. His knowledge, wisdom and experience is insightful. I've always lived in a condo and had no idea what to expect from home ownership. His guidance was so influential; I cancelled the purchase. This home required so much work it did not make sense to purchase the home at the price point suggested. He saved me a lot of sleepless nights and expenses.
Len & Golden Rule Home Inspections Is The Very Best!
You will not go wrong having Len do your home inspection! He is professional & very thorough. He will be my go to any time I buy here in the SWFL area!
We were buying as absentee owners and they did a professional review for us. One less headache to worry about.
Golden Rule- they know the true meaning.
Len Gluckstal with Golden Rule Home Inspections truly knows what the golden rule means. He took his time when inspecting our house. He was thorough and knowledgeable. It was as if he was looking at our house as his own. He treated us with kindness and provided extensive paperwork explaining anything he found. His skill was proven as once we moved in there were no unexpected surprises. Len Gluckstal knows what he is doing and there is no one else I would trust to do my inspection.
Very thorough inspection!
We received three referrals for a Home Inspector from our realtor. We contacted all three and felt the Golden Rule was very qualified to perform an inspection on our condo. (We had inspections in the past that were marginal at best.) The detailed report we received along with a very knowledgable inspector saved us thousands of dollars on much needed repairs. We used the knowledge we gained to re negotiate our original accepted offer. We would highly recommend this company.
Most thorough inspection I have ever seen
I have bought and sold many homes and have had may Home Inspectors, but Golden Rule outperformed our expectations.
Golden Rule Provides Great Service
I recommend Golden Rule to all of my clients. They are very thorough and provide accurate and reliable information to home owners. I follow up with clients and they are always satisfied.
Professional, high quality inspection service
I hired Golden Rule to inspect a 10 year old single family home I contracted to purchase. Their inspection was very detailed and well documented. Each item that needed repair was photographed and listed in the report. Most importantly, their were no surprises ( items that required immediate repair ) after I purchased the home and moved in. I would highly recommend Golden rule to anyone purchasing a home.
High quality service, thorough
Very happy with the service. Highly recommend Golden Rule
This company was honest and exceeded expectations
Very thorough and well-documented inspection. Their menu gives you very clear options on what you want inspected. You may put my company name in this review. www.acodirealty.com Broker since 1978
I have had good experience with Golden Rule Home Inspections. All work was done in professional manner and on time. Would highly recommend them.
Very high quality timely service
The work carried out was of the highest quality and very professional. They had to deal with an existing unfriendly homeowner to perform the services and took charge of the situation to everyone's satisfaction. The reporting was clear, concise and provided all the required information in a very professional manner. We would highly recommend their services to anyone who wants to have a home inspection prior to purchase.
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- Certified Master Inspector
- BS Degree is Structural Engineering
- American Society Of Home Inspectors Member
- Home Inspector HI227
- Certified General Contractor CGC057680
- Mold Assessor MRSA730
- Radon Measurement Technician R2278