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With RWDean, LLC, you can rest easy knowing that you've chosen the right home inspector. I work exclusively for you, to serve your best interests and to arm you with the information you need. I hold myself to a high standard of ethics and professionalism to provide you with a comprehensive, unbiased report on the condition of your home.

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Ronald W. Dean Sr from RWDean, LLC

Ronald W. Dean Sr LIC#16000082115

As your home inspector it is my duty, and my privilege, to provide you with the best service possible and to arm you with the information you need about the condition of the property. With over 45 years of experience in construction, property management, and building code enforecement, I have the experience and knowledge necessary to provide a detailed inspection and to distinguish between major and minor problems with the home.

I encourage you to be present during the inspection. You'll be able to see the condition of the home through my eyes, and I'll be able to explain everything to you as I move throughout the house.

RWDean, LLC provides professional home inspection services in Central New York including Cazenovia, Manlius, Fayetteville, Chittenango, Bridgeport, Canastota, Oneida, Sherrill, Cicero, Minoa, and surrounding communities.

A Brief History

  1. Born at home in Bridgeport, NY.
  2. Raised in the Town of Sullivan on Fyler Road.
  3. Graduated Chittenango High School in 1968.
  4. Enlisted in the US Army 1969 and served in Combat with the 101st Airborne Division, 3/506th Task Force in Vietnam 1970-1971.
  5. Served as Drill Sergeant in the Army Reserves 3d Bn, 389 Regt, 1st Bde 1972-1974.
  6. Awarded The Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal in Vietnam.
  7. Joined the Chittenango Rotary Club in 1977.
  8. Moved to Long Island in 1979 and owned and operated RWD Development Company based in Port Washington and served as Superintendent of Buildings and Code Enforcement Officer for the Villages of New Hyde Park, Manorhaven and Plandome Manor. Served as a member of the Nassau County Planning Commission.
  9. Operates a construction consulting/restoration and home inspection business from 1996 to present day.
  10. Five children, ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
  11. Moved home to Chittenango in 2007 and designed and directed the construction of Chittenango’s first Habitat for Humanity home located on Dyke Road.
  12. Rejoined the Chittenango Rotary Club in 2008 and Chairs the Club’s construction projects and served as 2014-2015 Club President.
  13. August 2014 was asked to supervise the design and reconstruction of the Clear Path for Veterans Woodshop and Art House Project.
  14. August 2015 accepted the position of Director of Facilities for Clear Path For Veterans in Chittenango, NY and resigned in August of 2018 to commit full time to consulting/inspection business.

Standards and Qualifications

I've been trained by some of the best inspectors in the country, and carry the AHIT certification. AHIT is the largest home inspection training institute in North America, and is approved by ASHI, NACHI, and other professional organizations. I'm ready to put that experience and knowledge to work for you.

I have had following rankings for the New York State Civil Service Exams: Ranked #1 Director of Codes, #1 Code Enforcement Officer, #1 Structural and New Construction Examiner (Electrical), #1 Construction Inspector II by Onondaga County Civil Service and #1 Code Enforcement Officer by Madison County Civil Service.

I also adhere to the New York State Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics for home inspectors and am a member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI).

My Service to You

I will conduct a thorough visual inspection of the property to give you a clear picture of exactly what it is you're buying. With that information at your fingertips, you'll be able to make an informed decision and avoid any nasty surprises in the future.

Below you'll find a general outline of what my home inspections include. For more detailed information, visit my services page.

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Ron Dean is the only home inspector you should consider hiring. His expertise and knowledge in home construction extends far beyond the every day home inspector. He is extremely responsive and readily available to meet with his clients. Thorough - considerate - trustworthy - and well-informed, he’s the best in the area. We couldn’t be more impressed by his expansive knowledge and professionalism.
Charles and Cheryl Prior, Manlius, NY
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Ron Dean has been involved in several reconstruction projects in our circa 1830 home as contractor/supervisor/designer. To refer to these jobs as simply renovations or remodels belies the complexities and challenges each project presented. Thanks to his knowledge and experience in construction, creativity and patience, Ron exceeded our expectations for each project and brought 21st century technology to our home while retaining the integrity of its original structure.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul S. Goggi
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
My experience working with Ronald Dean has always been a pleasure. His experience and expertise in the fields of construction, maintenance, and repair is very apparent in his high quality of work and craftsmanship. Over the last year, Ronald Dean has assisted me in restoring an old farmhouse that I was later able to market and sell at a premium value. Following the sale of my previous home, Ron Dean has been an advocate and consultant for my family and I in the construction of my new home; ensuring that construction was compliant with NYS code enforcement as well as making certain that the home was being built with quality workmanship and integrity. I cannot say enough good things about Ron Dean.
Ryan, Cazenovia NY
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
I have known Ron Dean for over thirty years. I can vouch for his honesty, judgement and fantastic mechanical ability. I have known him as an expert electrician, plumber, HAVC authority, carpenter and building inspector. His humorous, affable personality puts others at ease. I would recommend him for any job.
Raymond Mann
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
I have worked with many building people over 40 years. Ron is without a doubt the most knowledgeable building professional I have worked with. I highly recommend using Ron for any building inspection needs you may have.
Rod Collins, Chittenango, NY
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Ron's experience with historic home restoration has been invaluable to us. He uses a great combination of "old School" craftsmanship, best practice methods and safety compliance. He is thorough and conscientious and puts 110% into every project.
Debi Collins, Chittenango, NY
Review rating: 5 out of 5.