Heimer Engineering New York pre-purchase home, building, condo, and co‑op inspection

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in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx,
Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland,
Putnam, and Westchester
646.757.4500 • 800.605.1500

An Engineer's inspection, a pre-purchase inspection, and a termite inspection.  You receive four reports: an onsite verbal report, an onsite written report, an emailed written report, and a termite report.  Call 800.605.1500 or 646.757.4500 if you have questions.  We are happy to help you. Smile

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Heimer Engineering PC BBB Business ReviewMany websites allow consumers to rate, recommend, or complain about a company.  These reviews can both assist and mislead consumers.  The websites that post these reviews survive by generating advertising revenue.  They are looking to bring visitors to the site.  There is no concern for keeping the reviews balanced or accurate.

Organizations like the Better Business Bureau, which requires verification of complaints, give Heimer Engineering an A+ rating.  The Better Business Bureau provides a level playing field where both the business and the client get equal input.  And the Better Business Bureau gives Heimer Engineering an A+ rating.

When both the business and the
client have equal input, Heimer
Engineering has an A+ rating

Moderated reviews are posted at the discretion of whoever runs the website.  The reviews may be chosen because they sound interesting, are posted by paying members or members who post a lot of reviews, or because the website owner is offering to remove the bad review in exchange for advertising dollars.

➜ Complaint Analysis

Heimer Engineering's Engineers performs thousands of inspections every year.  Many home inspectors work part-time, and perform one inspection on a weekend.  Statistically, Heimer Engineering will receive more complaints than the part-time home inspectors. Less than one inspection in five hundred generates a complaint.

Your Privacy Is Important

House for sale, with a couple who have decided to purchase the house.Some pre-purchase inspection companies post lists of complimentary emails, letters, and phone calls they receive.  Heimer Engineering receives far more complimentary feedback than negative feedback.  We do not post this positive feedback.

Some companies post a list of the addresses they have inspected.  Posting the address where an inspection has been performed reveals confidential information and violates our client's trust.

We value our client's privacy.  You will never see Heimer Engineering post the positive feedback we receive.  You will never see us post a list of the addresses we inspected.  Be assured that there is a lot of positive feedback.  You can also be assured that we value every client's privacy.

➜ Heimer Engineering's Privacy Policy

Please Read The Reviews
Of Heimer Engineering

Heimer Engineering PC BBB Business ReviewHeimer Engineering invites you to read reviews of our company.  We are not afraid of negative reviews, because they are not the truth.  If you read the reviews carefully, you will find inconsistencies.  Every business has some unhappy clients.  Read the reviews, and then look through our website and see if the reviews are consistent with the services we provide.

To help you find reviews, the following links are reviews that can be found by searching Google for Heimer Engineering reviews:

Complaint Analysis

It is easy to post complaints on the web or file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau.  Posting or filing a complaint does not require you to prove what you say is true.

Below is a sample of complaints that came in to Heimer Engineering's office.  These particular complaints were matched up against actual inspections performed.  Our privacy policy prohibits us from being more specific.

What the posted complaint saidThe rest of the story
"...the Engineer missed termite damage"The report indicated the presence of termites and the need for a termite treatment.
"...you missed water in the basement"The report stated there was evidence of water in the basement.  The client contacted us directly, and we pointed out that the report said there was water in the basement.  The client's response was, "I didn't think you were serious about that."
"The bathroom sink did not work."The report recommended that a plumber repair the sink.
"There was also a tree branch through the roof that you missed."This inspection was performed before Hurricane Sandy.  Hurricane Sandy caused a tree branch to fall, which damaged the roof.
"The Engineer was wrong about the age of the roof and heating system."   This was posted by a seller, who was unhappy that we found defects in the house.
"The attic hatch was in the wrong place."The attic in this house was accessed by a stairway.
"I found termites in my house."The termites developed 10 years after the inspection.
"You said the heat did not work, but the seller said it worked.  When we brought (sic) the house, the heat did not work.  What are you going to do about it?"We have no control over whether the client follows our recommendations. 
"After removing the walls, we found termites."The report indicated basement termite damage, and that there was likely termite activity behind the walls.
"We found a broken window and damaged roof shingles when we moved in"The damage was caused by Hurricane Sandy after the inspection.
"The Engineer was 15 minutes late"In New York there is traffic.  But the most important thing is staying as long as necessary at an inspection site to complete the job.  Be assured that we will stay at your site as long as necessary.
"The Engineer was rude"While performing an inspection, it is necessary to concentrate on what we are examining.  We are not at the site to socialize.  Paying attention to the condition of the house may be perceived as rude, but it is just doing our job properly.
"The purpose of this inspection was to develop a punch list..."  The complaint then went on to list perceived deficiencies and complain about rudeness.All of the deficiencies in the condo were listed in the report.
"***** from Heimer Engineering asked for written permission from the seller before they would talk to me."The person who posted the review was not our client.  We respect our Client's privacy and keep the report confidential.
Heimer Engineering missed the ... problems that I pointed out to them.This client had called us and requested a refund because the seller would not renegotiate the price.  The client threatened to post numerous bad reviews if we did not refund his fee.
***** never called me backMessages without names and phone numbers cannot be returned.
The Engineer...The review was posted from a client in a state where Heimer Engineering does not perform inspections
The Engineer didn't have a flashlightAll of the Engineers bring flashlights to the site.
The Engineer shouldn't have told me the water meter was missing.  The seller installed it and did it wrong.  I was fined by New York City because the seller installed the meter wrong.Heimer Engineering has no control over how the seller makes a repair.

People can post anything they want on the Web.  Just as with everything else on the Web, carefully consider the source before drawing any conclusions.

Better Business Bureau Complaints

 Heimer Engineering PC BBB Business Review.The Better Business Bureau website lists several complaints regarding Heimer Engineering's Professional Engineers.  Heimer Engineering has made a good faith effort to resolve the complaints.  Heimer Engineering is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business, and makes every effort to resolve complaints.  However, we can do nothing about clients who fail to read the reports, clients who ignore our recommendations, clients who listen to sellers who tell them the Engineer is wrong, etc.

To summarize the complaints that have appeared in the past (complaints posted in error do not appear in this list).  Limited information is provided, as providing more specifics is a violation of the client's privacy and Heimer Engineering's privacy policy.

  1. A client complained about several defects in the house that were not in the report:  Our review of the report showed that the alleged deficiencies were included in the report.
  2. A client had a number of non-specific complaints, most apparently related to work performed by a contractor completing renovations after the inspection:  We cannot control how a contractor performs work.
  3. A client complained about how electrical issues were reported:  This client posted reviews on numerous websites.  In speaking with this client, they wanted was a refund because the seller refused to fix an improperly wired light.
  4. A client complained about rusted metal:  The metal was covered with paint at the time of the inspection, and the rust was only detected when the client began chipping away at the paint.  In any event, the metal needed to be cleaned and repainted.
  5. A client complained that a water meter was installed improperly:  Heimer Engineering brought the water meter issue to the attention of the client.  The seller had an unlicensed person try to correct the issue.

In any business, there are going to be complaints.  The above mentioned complaints account for less than 0.05% of the inspections performed by Heimer Engineering's Professional Engineers.

Yelp Reviews

Heimer Engineering PC BBB Business ReviewHeimer Engineering has not been able to identify many of the reviewers on Yelp.  The reviews probably were posted about the wrong company.

There is a review of Heimer Engineering (currently not recommended) that discusses the food that Heimer Engineering serves.  Since Heimer Engineering is not in the restaurant business, clearly this review is misplaced.  The fact that a review of the food Heimer serves comes up on Yelp shows that not all reviewers are careful.

We are not afraid of negative reviews, because they are false.  If you read the reviews you will find inconsistencies.  Every business has some unhappy clients.  Read the reviews, and then look through our website and see if the reviews are consistent with the services we provide.

➜ Yelp's reviews of Heimer Engineering

Contact Heimer Engineering 24/7

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Heimer Engineering New York pre-purchase home, building, condo, and co‑op inspectionsTo set up an appointment for a pre-purchase inspection, or to find out about Engineering services or expert court testimony, click below for a contact form, send us an email, send a text to 888.769.6910, call 646.757.4500, or call 800.605.1500.  If no staff member is in the office, leave a message. Remember to ask about a web discount. 

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Heimer Engineering serves the Metro New York area, including New York City (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island), Long Island (Nassau County, Suffolk County, and Upstate New York (Rockland County, Putnam County, and Westchester County).

Heimer Engineering respects your privacy.  Some inspection firms share information with insurance, landscaping, home maintenance, moving, cable, mortgage, and other companies.  You will not receive phone calls or solicitation emails from third parties as a result of providing personal information.

In the event of a life-threatening emergency call 911.  Emergency situations need to be handled by first-responders who can evacuate buildings, shut utilities off, and take other steps necessary to preserve life.

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Heimer Engineering New York pre-purchase home, building, condo, and co‑op inspectionInspections are performed only after the client signs a pre-inspection agreement.  The use of this website is governed by our Terms of Use.  This website is made available for informational purposes and does not represent a professional opinion of your particular situation.

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Heimer Engineering performs home inspections, building inspections, condominium inspections, and co-op inspections in the State of New York.  We do not perform inspections or recommend Inspectors or Engineers outside of the State of New York.  We provide Licensed Professional Engineer consultation services including hurricane and storm damage and damage from adjoining constructionExpert witness services are provided regarding playground injuries, parking lot, walkway, and stairway slip, trip, and fall.

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