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Empire Inspection Inc. has been in business since 1986 and has performed over 9,000 real estate inspections in New Jersey. Inspections are scheduled at your convenience and we make every effort to accommodate your timetable.

We are committed to a level of professionalism that makes us experts in the home inspection industry. We participate in ongoing educational classes beyond the requirements of the State of New Jersey.

You can expect a clear communicator, ready to answer your questions and a home inspection report that will document the conditions present in your real estate purchase. After your home inspection we remain available to you to answer questions and discuss your home inspection with you.


Professional organizations provide ongoing education to maintain cutting edge knowledge of the home inspection field. We are proud to be members of both ASHI - The American Society of Home Inspectors.


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The American Society of Home Inspectors is the oldest and foremost respected national home inspectors association. Full member since 1986.

Trust Us When Buying a House We Speak House Choosing an ASHI inspector that is licensed in New Jersey means choosing someone you can trust to objectively and independently provide you with a comprehensive analysis of the homes major systems and components apart from anyone's interests other than your own.

Members are committed to conducting inspections in accordance with the ASHI Standards of Practice; committed to abiding by the ASHI Code of Ethics and are dedicated to providing superior customer service. ASHI members deliver more than a home inspection; they deliver "


Homebuyers are not the only people who hire ASHI Inspectors. Homesellers also use ASHI inspections to gain knowledge of the condition of their home before placing it on the market. Smart home sellers know that knowledge about their homes condition makes the selling process more palatable.

Homebuyers, homesellers, homeowners, or anyone who wants to make an informed decision about a house based on objective information deserves a professional ASHI home inspection.


All Empire home inspectors are completely insured with Errors & Omissions, General Liability & Workers Compensation Insurance. Errors and Omissions insurance protect you in the event of any negligence by the home inspectors. General Liability protects you should the home inspector damage an item while performing a home inspection.


Our Licensed Home Inspector

Tom Sanford

Tom has been a full time home inspector for 28 years, and started Empire in 1986. Prior to becoming a home inspector, Tom was a general contractor for 7 years. He started by as a carpenter apprentice and became an accomplished framing carpenter. Started a construction business that specialized in add-a-levels, additions, renovations and new home construction.

  • Over 36 Years Experience Working In Engineering, Construction & Inspection

  • 28 Years Performing Full-Time Home & Building inspections

  • ASHI® CERTIFIED INSPECTOR - The American Society of Home Inspectors is the oldest and foremost respected national home inspectors association.

In addition to being a New Jersey Licensed Home Inspector (#24GI00014900), Tom has the following credentials:

  • Radon Measurement Technician NJ License MET 102140

  • Commercial Pesticide Applicator NJ License #24166B - 7A & 7B Categories

  • Licensed Radon Measurement Technician #MET10204

  • Certified Pesticide Applicator #24166B

  • Member of ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) since 1986