The Home Inspection Professionals in Binghamton, New York

Members of the American Society of Home Inspectors. Proudly serving the Southern Tier of NY and Northern Tier of PA since 1989.

Contact Information:




1278 Vestal Avenue
Binghamton, New York   13903

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Serving Broome, Tioga, Chenango, Cortland, Tompkins, Susquehanna and Bradford Counties

Our Inspectors & Staff

Professional Home Inspection Service was started by Keith Oberg and Gregg Harwood in 1988 to serve the needs of home buyers and sellers in the Binghamton area.  The inspection company grew out of Keith Oberg General Contracting which primarily focused on high end remodeling and additions.  During this time Keith and Gregg saw the need for independent inspectors who could help home buyers evaluate the condition of homes prior to purchase.  In 1992 they decided to close the contracting business and focus all their efforts on real estate inspection and testing.  At the present time the staff consists of Bonnie Kinner, Office Administrator, Jennifer Comstock, Office Assistant, George Schambach, Laboratory QA Officer and Inspector, Keith Oberg, Inspector, Laboratory Director, and President, Ken Hayes, licensed home inspector, Bain Bestin, licensed home inspector, and Fred Adams, radon mitigator. Our inspectors all hold pest certifications from the NYS DEC.

Keith and George are certified members of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). ASHI is the leading professional organization of home inspectors in the United States and Canada. ASHI has met the rigorous requirements of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) as a certifying body. ASHI offers the only third-party approved home inspector certification program. In order to become a certified member an inspector must complete at least 250 fee paid inspections, pass a rigorous entrance examination series, and have reports reviewed by the organization to see that they meet the Standards of Practice. A strict program of continuing education credits are required to maintain membership. ASHI defined what a home inspection is over 30 years ago with the publication of the Standards of Practice and issuance of the ASHI Code of Ethics.

Keith was a founder and past President of the New York State Association of Home Inspectors (NYSAHI) and continues to serve on its Board.  He is a member and past President of the Central New York Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors (CNYASHI).  Keith is the founder and past President of the Southern Tier Association of Home Inspectors (STAHI).  Keith, George, Ken and Bain are active members in all of these organizations dedicated to the improvement of their profession.  In addition, Keith holds certifications in asbestos, and mold inspections, George holds certifications in lead, asbestos, and mold inspections.

Bonnie Kinner runs the office and maintains the scheduling. Our office is manned from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. for quick response to your needs.

Qualifications And Affiliations held by our inspectors

Members, American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)

Members, Central New York Chapter ASHI

Members, New York State Association of Home Inspectors

Members, Southern Tier Association of Home Inspectors

Past President, Professional Remodelers Council

Past President, Southern Tier Home Builders and Remodelers Association

Members, American Association of Radon Scientists & Technologists

Affiliate Members, Greater Binghamton Association of Realtors

Member, Broome County Chamber of Commerce

NYS Certified Environmental Laboratory #11795, testing Radon in Air

NRSB Listed Radon Mitigation Contractor

Keith Oberg:

EPA Certified Lead Safe Renovator #R-1-18351-10-02373

NYS HI Lic. #16000006691

PA DEP Radon Testing ID #8363

PA DEP Radon Mitigation ID #7254

NYS DEC Pest Tech. T0822662

NYS DOL Asbestos Inspector #89-09428

NYS DOL Mold Assessor #MA00149

ASHI ACI #10402

George Schambach:

EPA Lead Risk Assessor #NY-R-127227-1

NYS HI Lic. #16000009941

PA DEP Radon Measurement ID #2881

PA DEP Radon Mitigator ID #2100

NYS DEC Pest Tech. T7836528

ASHI ACI #245256

HUD Inspector #V493

NRSB Radon Measurement #12G003

NRSB Radon Mitigator #12SS005

NYS Asbestos Air Sampler 655398-002

NYS Asbestos Tester/handler

Ken Hayes:

NYS HI Lic. #16000075540

NYS DEC Pest Tech. T7888793

ASHI ACI #260076

NYS DOL Asbestos Inspector

Bain Bestin:

NYS HI Lic. #16000082036

We are fully insured including Business Liability, Professional liability, Compensation & Disability Insurance.

Ethical standards, inspection procedures and report standards meet the guidelines established by the American Society of Home Inspectors, and New York State regulation.

To avoid any perceived conflict of interest we do not do any repair work arising from a real estate inspection.