Accredited Building Consultants, Inc.

Home & Commercial Building Inspector in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Naples.

Google Rating
4.9
Based on 77 reviews
Facebook Rating
5.0
Based on 12 reviews
Yelp Rating
5.0
Based on 3 reviews

Experience

50 Years in Construction & Over 25 Years Inspecting

Owner – Inspections

The owner personally performs the inspections.

On-Site Consultation

After your inspection, we will talk you through our findings.

Free Thermal Scans

Residential Inspections receive free therrmography.

Our Affiliations

We cooperate with businesses and home owners all over the Southwest Florida including Fort Myers, Naples, and Cape Coral. Some of our affiliations and our Zillow page are listed below.

Honor Guarantee
BESI Certified
BEC-2 Silver

Home Inspections

Inspector with 25 years of experience with 1000’s of reports written.

New Construction Inspections

All phases new construction inspections performed.

Commercial Inspections

Building inspections for all types of commercial structures.

1-Year Warranty Inspections

One-year warranty inspections covering major components.

Expert Witness

Experienced construction experts and fully qualified to represent you.

Other Services

We offer Wind Mitigation Inspections, Four Point Inspections, and more.

Areas We Service

  • Fort Myers
  • Cape Coral
  • Naples
  • Estero
  • Bonita Springs
  • Lehigh Acres
  • Punta Gorda
  • Port Charlotte
  • Pine Island
  • Sanibel

See What Our Clients Have Said About Us

Bradley Kilburn
Bradley Kilburn
16:20 13 Jul 14
I am very happy with the thorough inspection that Fred... provided. I strongly recommend ABC for anyone in need of a home inspection. His thermal imaging revealed areas of concern that most inspectors would have missed. Thank you ABC!read more
kim reese
kim reese
19:17 18 Jun 19
ABC, Inc. is the best home inspection service provider you... will find in SW FL. When realtors see you have selected Accredited Building Consultants, they just take a deep breath...because Fred is going to tell you like it is and identify ALL issues, big and small. The incredibly thorough report you receive will protect you and in many cases save you a lot of money. After you receive the report, a free phone consultation is included. Nancy, the office manager, is also incredible and so very responsive. If you go somewhere else to save $25, you are making a mistake....take my word!!! Fred often testifies as an expert witness in construction matters. He has great integrity and knows his field.read more
Sam Galloway III
Sam Galloway III
18:56 04 Jun 20
Fred is the best in the business, very professional and... great to work with.He's so thorough and helped us complete our purchase with confidence.We couldn't have done it without him.read more
Ann Cromika
Ann Cromika
21:55 22 Sep 16
Accredited Building Consultants did an awesome job... inspecting my home prior to purchase. He was on time, professional and very thorough. I would not hesitate to recommend to friends and family.read more
Linda K
Linda K
21:46 25 Jul 19
ABC was a referral from an attorney who is overseeing the... purchase of a property I'm interested in. It was/is the best recommendation I have ever received. The company was flexible in scheduling the appointment with me and Fred showed up exactly on time. He spent nearly 8 hours crawling through, ogling, and photographing every area of the house both indoors and out. He spent an inordinate amount of time in the pool area since that was the most problematic. He wrote, online, a detailed, comprehensive report with photos. At the end of the appointment he sat down with me to explain every facet of it. I received the online report in my email later that night. I now know where every major system in the house is located, what needs immediate attention, and, what to keep an eye on in the future. Thanks Fred. I will be a confident homeowner. What I like best about Fred is that he doesn't contract out work and is independent of realtors.read more
Matthew Laxton
Matthew Laxton
19:26 09 Dec 15
Fred has personality for DAYS. He's a pleasure to work... with. More than that, he is extremely professional and did a wonderful job. He explained things to us (first time home buyers) very well, in simple, plain language. He was on time, thorough, and great. We will never use anyone else.read more
Jeffrey Soshnick
Jeffrey Soshnick
12:01 11 Jun 14
The primary reasons I am glad to have hired ABC: Fred is a... long term veteran of the construction industry in this area, he is far more thorough in his inspection than any inspector I have encountered, and he was willing to tell me who to hire correct the deficiencies found in the home. The references alone were worth the price of the inspection. I will hire him again.read more
John Schueth
John Schueth
00:08 15 May 19
Fred provided a very thorough and professional inspection!... He is extremely knowledgable, experienced, and followed up with a detailed in depth report with explainations and pictures! Highly recommend! Top notch!read more
Donald Mendrick
Donald Mendrick
20:13 20 Jan 15
To whom it may concern,Having been involved in many real... estate transactions, I have used Fred numerous times for home inspections. He has been very professional regarding all aspects of his work; he does what he promises and more. I couldn’t find a more honest and thorough inspector. I would highly recommend Fred for any type of home, or commercial inspection.Sincerely,Donald Mendrickread more
Blakely Trettenero
Blakely Trettenero
20:12 26 Aug 19
I have known Fred for many years and when it came time to... purchase my first home, I wouldn't have called anyone else but him to do the inspection. Fred's reputation for an extremely thorough inspection was met and surpassed. His detailed report consisting of many photos and pages was not only impressive but very informative when it came time to put in an offer. Fred puts a lot of thought, effort, and time into these reports and inspections and you feel very confident about your future house because of it. If you are looking for someone you can trust to give you every detail you would want to know about in your potential house- look no further than Fred!read more
Will Kozlinski
Will Kozlinski
00:27 20 Nov 15
Thorough inspection with detailed description of all the... problem ares. Also provided pictures. Thanksread more
Liz Brumm
Liz Brumm
15:36 21 Nov 20
Fred is absolutely amazing! His written reports are... thorough and include many pictures to document what he’s observing. After he was finished, he invited us to the property to show/explain each area of concern. We’ve used him 3 times now over the past 10 years and have had a wonderful experience each time. I would highly recommend using Fred and his company for any home inspection needs, you won’t be disappointed!read more
James Starnes
James Starnes
19:52 10 Jul 14
I will have to say that I was overwhelmed by the... thoroughness of Fred's inspection of my new condo...i couldnt be happier ... It was a great investment - you wont find any service who is as punctual and as committed to his profession as Fred Sylvester. Pictures - descriptions - detailed recommendations...awesome!!read more
Julie Kwasnik
Julie Kwasnik
23:51 06 Aug 21
Fred was an absolute consummate professional, thorough,... personable and a wealth of knowledge in his field and the area. An incredible pleasure working with he and Nancy. We look forward to our next project together.Wonderful job!read more
David Mallon
David Mallon
16:42 16 Oct 18
Fred Sylvester of ABC gets my strongest possible... endorsement. I like meeting people who love their work, take pride in it and therefore produce superior results. Fred is one of those rare individuals. He puts in a very full day, not the typical breeze-through inspection. He's exceptionally knowledgeable and goes through everything with a disciplined approach. I would be very surprised to find anyone who was not satisfied with Fred's inspection work. Hire him and you won't regret it.For the record, Fred performed an inspection for me at a 4000 square foot house in the Coquina Sands neighborhood of Naples, originally built in 1976 and extensively remodeled at least twice. His inspection was done on September 4, 2018. After passing on that home, Fred performed an inspection and created a punch list for a 4400 sf, new construction house in Old Naples on October 3, 2018.read more
Dana White
Dana White
17:01 10 Jul 14
I have complete confidence in the final product from ABC,... Inc. The inspector was extremely thorough and knowledgeable, and he took the time to explain each point of concern. His written report included links to many websites that would be helpful to any homeowner. I would use this company again and recommend them to others.read more
Debra Kent
Debra Kent
14:28 06 Sep 16
Fred was terrific. He spent 4 hours at a condo I was... purchasing and did a completely thorough job of uncovering some serious water intrusion issues. His report was used to facilitate us getting the assn. in repairing the problems before the closing. I would highly recommend him. He not only provides you with a detailed report but also supplies you with a preferred vendor list to address any problems. He did a great job and I would definitely use him again.read more
earl magdovitz
earl magdovitz
01:24 23 May 14
Short and sweet . . .Professional . . . Courteous . .... .Thorough . . . Knowledgeable . . . Quick . . . Would absolutely use them again and RECOMMEND THIS INDIVIDUAL HIGHLY!Wish I would have done this before we closed!read more
Brett Diamond
Brett Diamond
21:31 10 Sep 14
Very detailed report. Went over everything on the phone... after the inspection and gave us very precise details on what he saw and what he suggested. Highly recommend for anyone looking to buy a home.read more
Nick Cross
Nick Cross
01:35 08 Dec 15
I've know Fred for almost 40 years and have always known... him to be very professional. I have over 30 years experience in the real estate industry in south Florida and have seen many home inspections. In my opinion, none have come close to the the time and detail that Fred puts into his work. I would highly recommend Fred for building inspections. Fred may charge a bit more but it's well worth it. You get what you pay for.read more
Michael Newman
Michael Newman
15:47 04 Dec 20
We contacted Accredited Building Consultants for our 11... month warranty inspection review after getting a recommendation from a neighbor and we were extremely satisfied with the level of detail and completeness of the report. Fred Sylvester covered our house from top to the top to bottom and then took additional time to explain his findings in detail. Very satisfied with the service.read more
Taylor Orme
Taylor Orme
23:48 14 Sep 15
ABC went beyond expectation and thoroughness in reviewing... every detail of the inspection and e-mailed the report to us within a few hours. AWESOME!read more
Jeliena Courvile
Jeliena Courvile
17:31 10 Apr 19
ABC did an amazing job with our home inspection before... closing on our new home. Fred is very thorough, friendly, and passionate about his work. He is very experienced and knowledgeable. I highly recommend ABC! Thank youread more
Jim Kobus
Jim Kobus
13:00 17 Mar 21
Fred is a highly experienced, efficient and thorough home... inspector. He took the time to explain his summary report and physically show us any issues that were important and should be addressed. We hired Fred near the end of our 1-year new home warranty period and he was well-worth the investment!read more
David Iman
David Iman
01:40 28 Aug 15
Thanks for a Great detailed report. Your work ethic is... second to none. The report gave us confidence that we were buying the right house and with your report it took all the guess work out of what we may have missed. You are a person that cares about your inspections and does provide the information that is needed to make the right choice on buying a house. Nancy was Wonderful helping us during the process. Thanks again Fred.Daveread more
Jim M
Jim M
22:57 01 Jun 20
They are professional and provide a very detailed report.
Sanchious Family
Sanchious Family
13:38 17 Jun 19
Had an home inspection done on 6/13/19 and from looking at... the house it seemed fine. But Accredited Building Consultants, Inc saved me from $50,000 dollar headache. There was water intrusion on the first level and second floor of the home. And the A/C units were not working as they should have and all the windows needed to be replaced. If you want someone that cares about what your purchasing I would recommend using Fred. Thanks again and I will be using their services again for my next home.read more
Stacy G
Stacy G
17:43 19 Jun 17
From the first call I was impressed. Nancy was so helpful... and knowledgeable. She held my hand through my first inspection experience. Fred was great on site and answered all my questions after. I will reccomend them to everyone!read more
K Sandoval
K Sandoval
12:34 26 Apr 18
I can't say enough about the services we received from... Accredited Building Consultants. We used them on a recommendation from our attorney's office and from the first contact with Nancy they have been extremely responsive and resourceful. The inspection report we received was detailed, precise and easy to read. Great customer service and a thorough and professional inspection! Thanks Fred & Nancy!read more
Lee Lucas
Lee Lucas
15:07 05 Apr 18
Fred was extremely thorough. We had no doubts by the end... that he had left no stone unturned. It gave us confidence that we knew exactly what we were getting with this home.read more
denise jinkens
denise jinkens
13:53 21 Apr 19
ABC came highly recommended to do my new home inspection. ... Fred meticulously inspected the home and did a thorough job of explaining the findings to me that were in his report. I appreciated the time that Fred spent giving me maintenance tips and recommendations for the upkeep of my new build. He and his wife, Nancy, were a pleasure to work with.read more
M Runge
M Runge
00:14 21 Aug 21
VERY GOOD Service !! Excellent Inspection !! Highly... recommend !!read more
Brian Verhey
Brian Verhey
15:16 09 Jun 16
Very thorough! Fred is extremely knowledgeable in all types... of construction and I feel very comfortable with the overall condition of the commercial building after having him inspect it. Everything was completed in a timely matter and he delivered as promised. I really appreciated that I was his priority that day, no matter how long it took, and the 45 page report he presented was fantastic. As I was present for the inspection, Fred really took the time to show and explain in detail what he was seeing, good and bad. I will definitely use his services in the future and would highly recommend him to anyone! Thanks Fred, what a great experience!!read more
Paul Fister
Paul Fister
00:03 04 Dec 18
I had the district pleasure to be introduced to Fred and... Nancy of Accredited Building Consultants, Inc. and I utilized their services of a property inspection report. I was extremely impressed with the comprehensive level of detail and the thoroughness of the home inspection analysis. I also felt that the level of full transparency and correct expectations established on the front side of the process helped me specifically understand what was included and what was not included. The detail in the final report provided an abundance of value and information. I am aware of critical items that need to be addressed and I also have a playbook of sorts for many deferred maintenance items that I can tackle as time goes by. The phone analysis with Fred after the report was completed was time well spent. Fred provided true candor and not just what I wanted to hear but frank discussions about items that needed to be addressed. His communication style allows you to ask any questions and he will be straight forward with you and makes complex discussions very easy to understand. A No Nonsense approach was greatly appreciated and a simply pass fail report card was all I needed and Fred provided it on my questions and concerns. Nancy was exceptional to work with and logistically helped us get all the needed items in place to coordinate the actual day of inspection. Nancy was also extremely helpful in explaining the logistics to keep the process moving forward and allowing us to have optimal inspection conditions of items like turning on the water and having the HVAC systems functioning as well as having all basis covered to help make sure there were no delays in the inspection process. Thank you very much for your professional approach and your courteous, engaged, focused, and cheerful attitude in the process. I would highly recommend Fred and Nancy if you want to engage in this home inspection process and have a true realistic guidebook of items that need to be addressed prior to your closing. Thanks again Fred and Nancy for your time and your extreme attention to my needs. Paulread more
joann portnoy
joann portnoy
23:15 27 Nov 19
Accredited Building Consultants is one of the most... professional companies I have had the pleasure to work with. Extremely thorough and efficient. Explained all of our issues which was very helpful. We have sold two houses this year and built a new one in Fort Myers and have dealt with a few inspectors. Fred is absolutely the best and most professional as well as just being a nice guy. I highly advise anyone who needs a home inspection to hire Fred.read more
Sean McCabe
Sean McCabe
01:31 18 Dec 18
After watching him work, reading his inspection report, and... talking to him about the house and report, I have to believe that Fred Sylvester is one of the best home inspectors you could find anywhere in the country. I am grateful to a mutual friend who referred me to him.read more
Nancy Eardley
Nancy Eardley
14:01 17 Jun 16
We have worked with many home inspectors doing termite... inspections, and Fred Sylvester with Accredited Building Consultants is, by far, the most comprehensive inspector we have ever been associated with. Anyone who hires Fred can rest assured that his inspection will be the most thorough examination possible.read more
Marie St. Onge
Marie St. Onge
12:45 08 May 19
Fred did an amazingly thorough job for each of two... properties that we were looking at.Thank you for your though review!Fred and his wife Nancy were very nice and friendly - and ABC came highly recommended - we appreciate your help - and thank you Fred for explaining the details of the report.read more
Jeffery Trammell
Jeffery Trammell
16:24 03 Feb 21
Absolutely the best. First time home buyer and I would have... no clue what to look for. Fred did a full inspection and then spent as much time as needed to explain everything. The seller had the audacity to say the inspection was to detailed. Well as a buyer I want a detailed inspection and Fred will give it to you.read more
craig devenport
craig devenport
21:32 01 Sep 16
We had Fred do 4 Point, Wind Mitigation, pool, seawall... and Home Inspection for us on August 29. He took the time to thoroughly go through all the inspections- and he doesn't let grass grow under his feet either, he is moving all day.. He was there from 8AM until after 5PM. Despite the long day he took all the time I needed to walk me through the issues he found and discuss their significance and his recommendations. Fred is a true professional and thorough and matter of fact as they come. I learned so much about this home that hopefully will serve me well as a guide to this home for years to come. I would highly recommend Fred. A home is a huge investment so why take chances- use the best.read more
Andy Clavadetscher
Andy Clavadetscher
17:12 09 Aug 15
Nancy in the office was wonderful. Fred S. spent 9 hours... at our home and gave a very detailed report. He brought everything to my attention that needed to be addressed by the seller, as well as things to address in the future that were really not part of the home inspection. They setup a mold test, pest test with professional vendors. I spent all 9 hours with Fred and I will recommend ABC to anyone in need of a home inspector. A wonderful company, run by wonderful people.read more
Kristine Brennan
Kristine Brennan
13:25 02 Sep 18
Fred inspected our home before our closing. Despite our new... home having passed 2 other home inspections, Fred found several significant deficiencies needing correction prior to closing. He is amazing- very experienced, honest and thorough and saved us from serious and expensive repair problems down the road. He was highly recommended to us, and we highly recommend him as well.read more
Kim Yoakum
Kim Yoakum
10:18 06 Jul 19
We used Fred to do our pre drywall inspection as well as... our final inspection.Talk about thorough! He found things that would have been very costly in the future.Every new home buyer , whether using a production or custom home builder home should use Accredited Home Building consultants.Worth every cent!read more
Faye Cole
Faye Cole
23:12 01 Oct 15
Fred Sylvester great resource. Not only do you get... incredibly detailed report thoroughout inspection of your home, recommendations are also provided to meet current building standards. Was able to speak with Fred, day after inspection, and review complete report section-by-section, where he provided additional insight and direction on details in the report. Thanks for great service.read more
Patrick Crowley
Patrick Crowley
18:13 08 Jan 15
Fred is very good at what he does. He has a professional... and friendly attitude and knows what he's doing from start to finish. If Fred is in your area and you need a great inspector, your search can stop here!read more
Molly Tierney
Molly Tierney
13:33 09 Sep 21
could not recommend Fred more. he was honest and efficient,... and could easily communicate with my (first time buyer) what everything meant, how severe it was, and what it would cost me to fix.if i'm EVER buying/selling in the future, he will be my first call.his wife (i forget her name, unfortunately) was also a complete gem to work with. she didn't try to push me into purchasing things that weren't necessary and it felt like i was getting motherly advice. love these two!read more
Eric Perez
Eric Perez
21:22 21 Jan 21
Mr. Sylvester did an excellent job inspecting my new home... for defects before I made the purchase. Because of him, I was able to save a significant amount of money on the purchase price of my new home and I’m very happy with the service. I highly recommend working with SWFL building consultants for all of your home inspection needs!read more
Janine Decker
Janine Decker
16:17 17 Jul 18
Fred did an excellent job on my inspection! He spent way... more time and attention to detail than any inspector would. He was reliable and on time! AND is report was almost 100 pages long with pictures of all the issues . I would highly recommend him as an inspector without a doubt! 🙂 EXCELLENT! oh, and I recommend all our clients of KFJ law!read more
Capt. Jamie Resor
Capt. Jamie Resor
14:44 31 Jan 19
Fred and Nancy are a professional and very customer driven... team. The rigor and intrusiveness of the very thorough home inspection exceeded my expectations. Timeliness and experiences very positive.THANK YOU!!read more
Sara McGrath
Sara McGrath
14:34 03 Jul 15
I had such a great experience with ABC and would recommend... this company to anyone looking for quality and thorough work. I was provided with a very detailed report after the job was done and the inspector was more than happy to spend time discussing it in detail on site.read more
Leslie Martin
Leslie Martin
14:20 18 Nov 20
Fred was very professional and did a very thorough... inspection. Would highly recommend!read more
Rick Haller
Rick Haller
18:32 01 Jun 20
Fred was very professional and thorough. did an excellent... inspection highly recommend.Rick Hread more
Kenny King
Kenny King
23:50 19 May 16
My wife and I are both Firefighters expecting our first... Probie, and looking to buy our first home. Accredited Building Consultants has been our go to home inspector twice in finding or perfect home! Let me explain why.Mr. Sylvester is brutally honest and will tell you the truth whether you like it or not (we love that!). Fred will dissect and find everything wrong with your house LIKE YOU PAID HIM TO DO!! He's a normal speaking guy to us but to others he may seem a little loud. He just hears better out of one ear. At the end of the inspection you will know what your up against as far as home repairs go.Plus! He does what I call an end inspection walk through of his findings! That way when your reading his report you know what he is talking about.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!-King Familyread more
Karin B
Karin B
21:58 30 Jul 18
Thanks to the comprehensive inspection Fred did, we didn't... buy a house that we fell in love with. The inspection was 97 pages long with pictures of everything. I was spared the financial disaster of buying something that had many hidden issues. He was extremely thorough. All contact with both Nancy and Fred was fantastic. I felt like I was getting the personal attention that would usually be reserved for close family members. Thank you SO much. You might cost a little more than others, but you are worth every penny. I will definitely use you when I find another place (hopefully soon)!read more
Brian Copple
Brian Copple
15:24 14 May 20
Fred had great communication prior to his arrival. He was... on time and was very professional. He found things that I did not know about and I was able to turn those items in the the builder prior to my one year warranty expiration. The report he provided had photo documentation so the builder did not question any issues Fred pointed out. I have recommended his services to a few people in my community already and would use him again in a heartbeat.read more
Patrick Coleman (PCC Stained Glass)
Patrick Coleman (PCC Stained Glass)
18:31 01 May 19
Fred conducted an extensive and thorough inspection and I... couldn't be happier with the report. Fred went over the pdf and then walked the perimeter while discussing the various issues. Very Professional and extremely knowledgeable.read more
Daniel Fillman
Daniel Fillman
20:50 13 Mar 18
Our experience with Accredited Building Consultants was... nothing short of exceptional. They were professional, courteous, prompt, and, most importantly, thorough throughout the entire process. Fred performed not only an extremely detailed inspection of our entire home, but also took the time to answer every question that we had. His many years of experience in building gave us invaluable information regarding our home's construction. Best of all, we received a complete, detailed report immediately upon the end of the inspection. If you are searching for someone experienced and reliable to inspect your home, look no further than Accredited Building Consultants.read more
Nicole DeLorenzo
Nicole DeLorenzo
14:15 26 Aug 15
Fred did my home inspection on a remodeled home I... purchased. He is very thorough, detailed and prompt. He reaches out and welcomes any questions you might have. He spent 6 hrs. on my home and pointed out any major and minor issues. I am extremely pleased with Fred and his wife Nancy for making this a smooth process for me and highly recommend using Accredited Building Consultants, Inc. on your next home purchase.read more
Philip Rice
Philip Rice
15:28 12 May 20
Fred was methodical and thorough when conducting our... inspection. Every little detail got its due attention. At the end of the inspection, he reviewed everything with us with clarity and candor, and the comprehensive illustrated report we were presented with was super professional and loaded with useful information.Our inspection was conducted during the Covid-19 pandemic, and Fred was exceptionally careful to follow health and safety protocols throughout the process, which was greatly appreciated.A real pleasure to work with. Highly recommended!read more
T V
T V
22:44 26 Apr 17
Fred was very detailed with our home inspection. We were... supposed to meet at 9AM, but he came to the property at 8:30AM (on a rainy day) to inspect the outside of it first. He took about 4 hours to do our inspection. Our property was a new built home, so he made note of all the improper paint jobs, the uneven walls and floors of the home. He looked at the roof, the electricals, drainage, and mechanics. He even went on the attic and saw that there were missing insulation in parts of the attic. He was very friendly and easy to work with. We highly recommend him, especially if you're a new home buyer and have no idea what damages to look out for and avoid in a home that you want to buy.Thank you Fred for a very detailed report and your advices!read more
Deena Hawasli
Deena Hawasli
23:00 15 Feb 21
Fred was a pleasure to have! He was very personable and... respectful upon entering our home. He complied with covid protocols by wearing a mask and even took the extra step to clean his shoes before stepping inside. He was very thorough in his evaluation and took the time to go over the inspection list with us. Our home warranty expires in a couple days so we were very appreciative he was able to finish the inspection list and email the final copy to us within an hour after he left. I would definitely recommend Fred for your future home inspection needs! Great guy, great service. Couldn’t have been more pleased.read more
Rick Bingham
Rick Bingham
17:46 20 May 16
Fred and Nancy were great to work with. Fred's home... inspection is very comprehensive as is the report he delivers. Nothing in the inspection is left uncovered and the 94 page report, which includes substantial detail, pictures, reference links and a summary, gave us both a full understanding of what we were buying and a professional, detailed document to share with the seller, leading to corrective actions by the seller.read more
Luminous Smile
Luminous Smile
16:23 13 Nov 19
Fred saved us from 2 very expensive repair bills due to... substandard construction. Fred is old school thorough and detail oriented. He won't sacrifice his principles just to make a deal go through. Avoid expensive surprises. Hire Fred.read more
Randy Allison
Randy Allison
22:18 14 Sep 21
Fred was fantastic. Great job. Inspection was very... thorough. His wife at the office was great to work with. Overall ABC, Inc. was a pleasure to work with and the final report was very well done. Would definitely recommend for any home inspection needs. Also very reasonable.read more
David Deyo
David Deyo
12:12 12 Jun 19
I have experienced home inspections before but nothing that... compared to the thoroughness displayed by Fred S. Even though the inspection was for a small 2 Bedroom condo, Fred was meticulous and spent almost 4 hours carefully checking every inch of the unit. Once Fred was completed with his inspection he took all the time needed and went over all his findings step by step on his laptop. For inspected items that Fred thought could be concerns, he physically showed me the location and described potential issues in a straight forward manner that anyone could understand. I definitely felt that Fred was there to protect my interest in this investment and it was truly a learning experience. I will definitely use ABC for future inspections and whole heartedly recommend this company.read more
Pratna Hin
Pratna Hin
21:27 24 Mar 17
My experience with Accredited Building Consultants was... nothing short of FANTASTIC! Fred Sylvester did my home inspection on March 21, 2017 in Cape Coral. I found him to be punctual, meticulous, conscientious & understanding throughout the process. I told him that I was a first time home buyer and that I needed him to explain everything to me like I was a child. Fred smiled and said he got me covered.Fred proceeded to perform a 7.5 hours home inspection! The home inspection report was 104 pages long and he had no issues explaining every single detail to me in the end. There were plenty of issues with the house, that was naked to eye. The extremely detailed home inspection report saved me from purchasing a troubled home and a nightmare situation.Fred may be more expensive than other inspectors, but he is well worth it! I would recommend him to anyone, especially if you like that white glove service. I'm looking forward to using him again soon.read more
Tim Smyth
Tim Smyth
14:26 31 May 18
Fred is obviously very knowledgeable about construction... techniques. He was thorough and professional. We particularly appreciated the time he took to explain his findings and answer our questions. Highly recommended.read more
Lee Schofield
Lee Schofield
16:49 21 Feb 16
Excellent service. It was a pleasure to have a live person... answering phones and promptly scheduling our home inspection. Fred was prompt, courteous and very thorough. The report was clear and useful. I also found his advice for future maintenance to be very helpful. Fred was recommended by a neighbor and I will thank that neighbor for sending us to Fred. His charges were also clear and fair for the nature of the work. I would highly recommend Fred to friends and neighbors. Thank you Fred!read more
Amir Yazdi
Amir Yazdi
23:37 17 Oct 16
I shopped around for a home inspection for my new home, and... found Fred with Accredited Building Consultants to be ~50-75 dollars more expensive than the competitors. What sold me initially were the sample reports found on his website, each over 70 pages long, detailing every little thing you could imagine. I knew once I saw those reports, that I needed someone to complete my home inspection with the highest level of detail.Come inspection day, Fred worked mercilessly throughout the day, barely catching a breath. He literally worked non-stop for 6 hours straight - collecting photos, writing notes, and checking every last corner.Once the report was finished, we went over the ~90 page report, and Fred addressed every last issue he found. The report contained countless photos, many of which had been edited to point out the exact cause for concern, recommendations, and resources that I could use to gain my own knowledge.Overall, the cost of the Accredited Building Consultants inspection was well worth the price, and I'm sure that if you chose Fred as your home inspector, you will be greatly satisfied with your choice.P. S. - It is clear the Fred is very meticulous in what he does, and has great pride knowing that he does a stellar job. I would advise any person using Fred as their inspector to give him the time, and space needed to complete the job. He is working for you, and wants to produce a product that is worth everyone's time. In the end, it's worth it.read more
Jason Sheets (YXZ Channel)
Jason Sheets (YXZ Channel)
11:25 14 Nov 17
Accredited Building Consultants is a real model operation.... Prompt, precise, and to the point. From the wonderful customer service when booking with Nancy, all the way to the detailed report that Fred covered at the end. It was no "drive-bye", he went through the home with a fine tooth comb for us. His detail to attention gave us a great piece of mind in the process of the purchase of our home. Absolutely no reason to ever call anyone else for the job, the attention to detail with ABC is stellar.read more
Wendey Sykora
Wendey Sykora
16:06 13 Mar 18
Highly recommend! Received a full 95 page detailed report.... I couldn't thank Fred enough! Superb service!read more
Jaclyn DiGrazio
Jaclyn DiGrazio
16:01 03 Jan 15
If you are looking to purchase a home in south west Florida... (Fort Myers, Naples, Estero and surrounding areas) you should be calling Accredited Building Consultants to perform your home inspection. It is a family owned and operated business and the owner and inspector, Fred Sylvester has many years of experience in both construction and in home inspection. My husband and I are first time home buyers and did not have a realtor to assist us. I researched many inspectors in the area and I am very happy that we decided to go with ABC. I first interacted with his wife, Nancy when I called to ask questions and get an estimate. She was kind, professional and offered great information on the home inspection process. It was easy to schedule the inspection and they were very flexible, they were even offering to work on a Holiday. The day of the inspection Fred arrived on site early and gave us a realistic expectation and plan for the day. He brought everything he needed there, even his own chair to avoid having to use anything of the homeowners and risk damaging or soiling anything. He was non-stop the entire time he was there and even started working on his report while he was eating lunch. At the end of the inspection, he took time to sit down with us and explain everything that he found and give us a little more information on things we were not familiar with. We are expecting our first child and he even took the time to show us the water heater and how to adjust the temperature to make it safe for our baby. He was extremely thorough! He took many pictures to demonstrate exactly what he was speaking of in his report. Even though the house was large and it was a long job for him he had the completed report emailed to us by the next morning. His reports are detailed and he even offers information on how to repair (such as simply purchasing a part from a local hardware store or Home Depot) or websites where you can get more information on a problem and what type of professional you should be hiring to come in to get estimate for repair. Buying this home is the largest, scariest purchase we are going to make and we are so glad we hired him! He is definitely the type of home inspector you want to be looking at a home you are interested in purchasing. Even the other inspectors that came to the home that same day (termite,mold/radon) commented on Fred being the most thorough home inspector they have worked with and they have seen them all. Go with Fred at ABC and you will not go wrong! He is worth every penny you will pay him and then some!read more
Stephen Smith
Stephen Smith
14:47 22 Jun 20
We utilized Fred for our annual inspection and found him... extremely knowledgeable regarding our builder any defects in our house. He is an excellent communicator regarding any issues especially to someone like me who is not trained in construction. He had pictures to back up his work and took the necessary time to make sure that my wife and I understood the issues. I have forwarded the report to the builder and it appears that they are going to fix every issue. I highly recommend using this service and appreciated the way the entire job has been completed.read more
Ron Harris
Ron Harris
23:12 02 Nov 20
We used Accredited Building Consultants for a home... inspection. We were told that Fred was the best inspector in Fort Myers and after a really thorough inspection we definitely think he is. He was there for 6.5hrs, no stone was left unturned and many things we had no idea about were discovered. Communication before, during and after was great and Nancy was terrific too. Great company and will be our go to in the future for home inspections if needed. Thanks Fred and Nancy!read more
David Moniz
David Moniz
22:30 27 May 15
Accredited Building Consultants was a wonderful company to... work with. Fred Sylvester is a fantastic building inspector and I have to say working with his wife Nancy was a delight in terms of setting up the inspection as well. I live in Ohio and purchasing a condo long distance was a bit of a concern and Fred not only covered ever inch of the condo but also made some suggestions on upgrading certain items in the condo from a safety standpoint which put my mind to rest in terms of any worries. Additionally he spent a solid hour on the phone with me explaining those items that needed to be addressed. Thank you Fred and Nancy.read more
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Randy Allison
Randy Allison
22:18 14 Sep 21
Fred was fantastic. Great job. Inspection was very thorough. His wife at the office was great to work with. Overall ABC, Inc. was a pleasure to work with and the final report was very well done. Would definitely recommend for any home inspection needs. Also very reasonable.
Molly Tierney
Molly Tierney
13:33 09 Sep 21
could not recommend Fred more. he was honest and efficient, and could easily communicate with my (first time buyer) what everything meant, how severe it was, and what it would cost me to fix.if i'm EVER buying/selling in the future, he will be my first call.his wife (i forget her name, unfortunately) was also a complete gem to work with. she didn't try to push me into purchasing things that weren't necessary and it felt like i was getting motherly advice. love these two!
M Runge
M Runge
00:14 21 Aug 21
VERY GOOD Service !! Excellent Inspection !! Highly recommend !!
Julie Kwasnik
Julie Kwasnik
23:51 06 Aug 21
Fred was an absolute consummate professional, thorough, personable and a wealth of knowledge in his field and the area. An incredible pleasure working with he and Nancy. We look forward to our next project together.Wonderful job!
Jim Kobus
Jim Kobus
13:00 17 Mar 21
Fred is a highly experienced, efficient and thorough home inspector. He took the time to explain his summary report and physically show us any issues that were important and should be addressed. We hired Fred near the end of our 1-year new home warranty period and he was well-worth the investment!
Deena Hawasli
Deena Hawasli
23:00 15 Feb 21
Fred was a pleasure to have! He was very personable and respectful upon entering our home. He complied with covid protocols by wearing a mask and even took the extra step to clean his shoes before stepping inside. He was very thorough in his evaluation and took the time to go over the inspection list with us. Our home warranty expires in a couple days so we were very appreciative he was able to finish the inspection list and email the final copy to us within an hour after he left. I would definitely recommend Fred for your future home inspection needs! Great guy, great service. Couldn’t have been more pleased.
Jeffery Trammell
Jeffery Trammell
16:24 03 Feb 21
Absolutely the best. First time home buyer and I would have no clue what to look for. Fred did a full inspection and then spent as much time as needed to explain everything. The seller had the audacity to say the inspection was to detailed. Well as a buyer I want a detailed inspection and Fred will give it to you.
Eric Perez
Eric Perez
21:22 21 Jan 21
Mr. Sylvester did an excellent job inspecting my new home for defects before I made the purchase. Because of him, I was able to save a significant amount of money on the purchase price of my new home and I’m very happy with the service. I highly recommend working with SWFL building consultants for all of your home inspection needs!
Michael Newman
Michael Newman
15:47 04 Dec 20
We contacted Accredited Building Consultants for our 11 month warranty inspection review after getting a recommendation from a neighbor and we were extremely satisfied with the level of detail and completeness of the report. Fred Sylvester covered our house from top to the top to bottom and then took additional time to explain his findings in detail. Very satisfied with the service.
Liz Brumm
Liz Brumm
15:36 21 Nov 20
Fred is absolutely amazing! His written reports are thorough and include many pictures to document what he’s observing. After he was finished, he invited us to the property to show/explain each area of concern. We’ve used him 3 times now over the past 10 years and have had a wonderful experience each time. I would highly recommend using Fred and his company for any home inspection needs, you won’t be disappointed!
Leslie Martin
Leslie Martin
14:20 18 Nov 20
Fred was very professional and did a very thorough inspection. Would highly recommend!
Ron Harris
Ron Harris
23:12 02 Nov 20
We used Accredited Building Consultants for a home inspection. We were told that Fred was the best inspector in Fort Myers and after a really thorough inspection we definitely think he is. He was there for 6.5hrs, no stone was left unturned and many things we had no idea about were discovered. Communication before, during and after was great and Nancy was terrific too. Great company and will be our go to in the future for home inspections if needed. Thanks Fred and Nancy!
Stephen Smith
Stephen Smith
14:47 22 Jun 20
We utilized Fred for our annual inspection and found him extremely knowledgeable regarding our builder any defects in our house. He is an excellent communicator regarding any issues especially to someone like me who is not trained in construction. He had pictures to back up his work and took the necessary time to make sure that my wife and I understood the issues. I have forwarded the report to the builder and it appears that they are going to fix every issue. I highly recommend using this service and appreciated the way the entire job has been completed.
Sam Galloway III
Sam Galloway III
18:56 04 Jun 20
Fred is the best in the business, very professional and great to work with.He's so thorough and helped us complete our purchase with confidence.We couldn't have done it without him.
Jim M
Jim M
22:57 01 Jun 20
They are professional and provide a very detailed report.
Rick Haller
Rick Haller
18:32 01 Jun 20
Fred was very professional and thorough. did an excellent inspection highly recommend.Rick H
Brian Copple
Brian Copple
15:24 14 May 20
Fred had great communication prior to his arrival. He was on time and was very professional. He found things that I did not know about and I was able to turn those items in the the builder prior to my one year warranty expiration. The report he provided had photo documentation so the builder did not question any issues Fred pointed out. I have recommended his services to a few people in my community already and would use him again in a heartbeat.
Philip Rice
Philip Rice
15:28 12 May 20
Fred was methodical and thorough when conducting our inspection. Every little detail got its due attention. At the end of the inspection, he reviewed everything with us with clarity and candor, and the comprehensive illustrated report we were presented with was super professional and loaded with useful information.Our inspection was conducted during the Covid-19 pandemic, and Fred was exceptionally careful to follow health and safety protocols throughout the process, which was greatly appreciated.A real pleasure to work with. Highly recommended!
joann portnoy
joann portnoy
23:15 27 Nov 19
Accredited Building Consultants is one of the most professional companies I have had the pleasure to work with. Extremely thorough and efficient. Explained all of our issues which was very helpful. We have sold two houses this year and built a new one in Fort Myers and have dealt with a few inspectors. Fred is absolutely the best and most professional as well as just being a nice guy. I highly advise anyone who needs a home inspection to hire Fred.
Luminous Smile
Luminous Smile
16:23 13 Nov 19
Fred saved us from 2 very expensive repair bills due to substandard construction. Fred is old school thorough and detail oriented. He won't sacrifice his principles just to make a deal go through. Avoid expensive surprises. Hire Fred.
Blakely Trettenero
Blakely Trettenero
20:12 26 Aug 19
I have known Fred for many years and when it came time to purchase my first home, I wouldn't have called anyone else but him to do the inspection. Fred's reputation for an extremely thorough inspection was met and surpassed. His detailed report consisting of many photos and pages was not only impressive but very informative when it came time to put in an offer. Fred puts a lot of thought, effort, and time into these reports and inspections and you feel very confident about your future house because of it. If you are looking for someone you can trust to give you every detail you would want to know about in your potential house- look no further than Fred!
Linda K
Linda K
21:46 25 Jul 19
ABC was a referral from an attorney who is overseeing the purchase of a property I'm interested in. It was/is the best recommendation I have ever received. The company was flexible in scheduling the appointment with me and Fred showed up exactly on time. He spent nearly 8 hours crawling through, ogling, and photographing every area of the house both indoors and out. He spent an inordinate amount of time in the pool area since that was the most problematic. He wrote, online, a detailed, comprehensive report with photos. At the end of the appointment he sat down with me to explain every facet of it. I received the online report in my email later that night. I now know where every major system in the house is located, what needs immediate attention, and, what to keep an eye on in the future. Thanks Fred. I will be a confident homeowner. What I like best about Fred is that he doesn't contract out work and is independent of realtors.
Kim Yoakum
Kim Yoakum
10:18 06 Jul 19
We used Fred to do our pre drywall inspection as well as our final inspection.Talk about thorough! He found things that would have been very costly in the future.Every new home buyer , whether using a production or custom home builder home should use Accredited Home Building consultants.Worth every cent!
kim reese
kim reese
19:17 18 Jun 19
ABC, Inc. is the best home inspection service provider you will find in SW FL. When realtors see you have selected Accredited Building Consultants, they just take a deep breath...because Fred is going to tell you like it is and identify ALL issues, big and small. The incredibly thorough report you receive will protect you and in many cases save you a lot of money. After you receive the report, a free phone consultation is included. Nancy, the office manager, is also incredible and so very responsive. If you go somewhere else to save $25, you are making a mistake....take my word!!! Fred often testifies as an expert witness in construction matters. He has great integrity and knows his field.
Sanchious Family
Sanchious Family
13:38 17 Jun 19
Had an home inspection done on 6/13/19 and from looking at the house it seemed fine. But Accredited Building Consultants, Inc saved me from $50,000 dollar headache. There was water intrusion on the first level and second floor of the home. And the A/C units were not working as they should have and all the windows needed to be replaced. If you want someone that cares about what your purchasing I would recommend using Fred. Thanks again and I will be using their services again for my next home.
David Deyo
David Deyo
12:12 12 Jun 19
I have experienced home inspections before but nothing that compared to the thoroughness displayed by Fred S. Even though the inspection was for a small 2 Bedroom condo, Fred was meticulous and spent almost 4 hours carefully checking every inch of the unit. Once Fred was completed with his inspection he took all the time needed and went over all his findings step by step on his laptop. For inspected items that Fred thought could be concerns, he physically showed me the location and described potential issues in a straight forward manner that anyone could understand. I definitely felt that Fred was there to protect my interest in this investment and it was truly a learning experience. I will definitely use ABC for future inspections and whole heartedly recommend this company.
John Schueth
John Schueth
00:08 15 May 19
Fred provided a very thorough and professional inspection! He is extremely knowledgable, experienced, and followed up with a detailed in depth report with explainations and pictures! Highly recommend! Top notch!
Marie St. Onge
Marie St. Onge
12:45 08 May 19
Fred did an amazingly thorough job for each of two properties that we were looking at.Thank you for your though review!Fred and his wife Nancy were very nice and friendly - and ABC came highly recommended - we appreciate your help - and thank you Fred for explaining the details of the report.
Patrick Coleman (PCC Stained Glass)
Patrick Coleman (PCC Stained Glass)
18:31 01 May 19
Fred conducted an extensive and thorough inspection and I couldn't be happier with the report. Fred went over the pdf and then walked the perimeter while discussing the various issues. Very Professional and extremely knowledgeable.
denise jinkens
denise jinkens
13:53 21 Apr 19
ABC came highly recommended to do my new home inspection. Fred meticulously inspected the home and did a thorough job of explaining the findings to me that were in his report. I appreciated the time that Fred spent giving me maintenance tips and recommendations for the upkeep of my new build. He and his wife, Nancy, were a pleasure to work with.
Jeliena Courvile
Jeliena Courvile
17:31 10 Apr 19
ABC did an amazing job with our home inspection before closing on our new home. Fred is very thorough, friendly, and passionate about his work. He is very experienced and knowledgeable. I highly recommend ABC! Thank you
Capt. Jamie Resor
Capt. Jamie Resor
14:44 31 Jan 19
Fred and Nancy are a professional and very customer driven team. The rigor and intrusiveness of the very thorough home inspection exceeded my expectations. Timeliness and experiences very positive.THANK YOU!!
Sean McCabe
Sean McCabe
01:31 18 Dec 18
After watching him work, reading his inspection report, and talking to him about the house and report, I have to believe that Fred Sylvester is one of the best home inspectors you could find anywhere in the country. I am grateful to a mutual friend who referred me to him.
Paul Fister
Paul Fister
00:03 04 Dec 18
I had the district pleasure to be introduced to Fred and Nancy of Accredited Building Consultants, Inc. and I utilized their services of a property inspection report. I was extremely impressed with the comprehensive level of detail and the thoroughness of the home inspection analysis. I also felt that the level of full transparency and correct expectations established on the front side of the process helped me specifically understand what was included and what was not included. The detail in the final report provided an abundance of value and information. I am aware of critical items that need to be addressed and I also have a playbook of sorts for many deferred maintenance items that I can tackle as time goes by. The phone analysis with Fred after the report was completed was time well spent. Fred provided true candor and not just what I wanted to hear but frank discussions about items that needed to be addressed. His communication style allows you to ask any questions and he will be straight forward with you and makes complex discussions very easy to understand. A No Nonsense approach was greatly appreciated and a simply pass fail report card was all I needed and Fred provided it on my questions and concerns. Nancy was exceptional to work with and logistically helped us get all the needed items in place to coordinate the actual day of inspection. Nancy was also extremely helpful in explaining the logistics to keep the process moving forward and allowing us to have optimal inspection conditions of items like turning on the water and having the HVAC systems functioning as well as having all basis covered to help make sure there were no delays in the inspection process. Thank you very much for your professional approach and your courteous, engaged, focused, and cheerful attitude in the process. I would highly recommend Fred and Nancy if you want to engage in this home inspection process and have a true realistic guidebook of items that need to be addressed prior to your closing. Thanks again Fred and Nancy for your time and your extreme attention to my needs. Paul
David Mallon
David Mallon
16:42 16 Oct 18
Fred Sylvester of ABC gets my strongest possible endorsement. I like meeting people who love their work, take pride in it and therefore produce superior results. Fred is one of those rare individuals. He puts in a very full day, not the typical breeze-through inspection. He's exceptionally knowledgeable and goes through everything with a disciplined approach. I would be very surprised to find anyone who was not satisfied with Fred's inspection work. Hire him and you won't regret it.For the record, Fred performed an inspection for me at a 4000 square foot house in the Coquina Sands neighborhood of Naples, originally built in 1976 and extensively remodeled at least twice. His inspection was done on September 4, 2018. After passing on that home, Fred performed an inspection and created a punch list for a 4400 sf, new construction house in Old Naples on October 3, 2018.
Kristine Brennan
Kristine Brennan
13:25 02 Sep 18
Fred inspected our home before our closing. Despite our new home having passed 2 other home inspections, Fred found several significant deficiencies needing correction prior to closing. He is amazing- very experienced, honest and thorough and saved us from serious and expensive repair problems down the road. He was highly recommended to us, and we highly recommend him as well.
Karin B
Karin B
21:58 30 Jul 18
Thanks to the comprehensive inspection Fred did, we didn't buy a house that we fell in love with. The inspection was 97 pages long with pictures of everything. I was spared the financial disaster of buying something that had many hidden issues. He was extremely thorough. All contact with both Nancy and Fred was fantastic. I felt like I was getting the personal attention that would usually be reserved for close family members. Thank you SO much. You might cost a little more than others, but you are worth every penny. I will definitely use you when I find another place (hopefully soon)!
Janine Decker
Janine Decker
16:17 17 Jul 18
Fred did an excellent job on my inspection! He spent way more time and attention to detail than any inspector would. He was reliable and on time! AND is report was almost 100 pages long with pictures of all the issues . I would highly recommend him as an inspector without a doubt! 🙂 EXCELLENT! oh, and I recommend all our clients of KFJ law!
Tim Smyth
Tim Smyth
14:26 31 May 18
Fred is obviously very knowledgeable about construction techniques. He was thorough and professional. We particularly appreciated the time he took to explain his findings and answer our questions. Highly recommended.
K Sandoval
K Sandoval
12:34 26 Apr 18
I can't say enough about the services we received from Accredited Building Consultants. We used them on a recommendation from our attorney's office and from the first contact with Nancy they have been extremely responsive and resourceful. The inspection report we received was detailed, precise and easy to read. Great customer service and a thorough and professional inspection! Thanks Fred & Nancy!
Lee Lucas
Lee Lucas
15:07 05 Apr 18
Fred was extremely thorough. We had no doubts by the end that he had left no stone unturned. It gave us confidence that we knew exactly what we were getting with this home.
Daniel Fillman
Daniel Fillman
20:50 13 Mar 18
Our experience with Accredited Building Consultants was nothing short of exceptional. They were professional, courteous, prompt, and, most importantly, thorough throughout the entire process. Fred performed not only an extremely detailed inspection of our entire home, but also took the time to answer every question that we had. His many years of experience in building gave us invaluable information regarding our home's construction. Best of all, we received a complete, detailed report immediately upon the end of the inspection. If you are searching for someone experienced and reliable to inspect your home, look no further than Accredited Building Consultants.
Wendey Sykora
Wendey Sykora
16:06 13 Mar 18
Highly recommend! Received a full 95 page detailed report. I couldn't thank Fred enough! Superb service!
Jason Sheets (YXZ Channel)
Jason Sheets (YXZ Channel)
11:25 14 Nov 17
Accredited Building Consultants is a real model operation. Prompt, precise, and to the point. From the wonderful customer service when booking with Nancy, all the way to the detailed report that Fred covered at the end. It was no "drive-bye", he went through the home with a fine tooth comb for us. His detail to attention gave us a great piece of mind in the process of the purchase of our home. Absolutely no reason to ever call anyone else for the job, the attention to detail with ABC is stellar.
Stacy G
Stacy G
17:43 19 Jun 17
From the first call I was impressed. Nancy was so helpful and knowledgeable. She held my hand through my first inspection experience. Fred was great on site and answered all my questions after. I will reccomend them to everyone!
T V
T V
22:44 26 Apr 17
Fred was very detailed with our home inspection. We were supposed to meet at 9AM, but he came to the property at 8:30AM (on a rainy day) to inspect the outside of it first. He took about 4 hours to do our inspection. Our property was a new built home, so he made note of all the improper paint jobs, the uneven walls and floors of the home. He looked at the roof, the electricals, drainage, and mechanics. He even went on the attic and saw that there were missing insulation in parts of the attic. He was very friendly and easy to work with. We highly recommend him, especially if you're a new home buyer and have no idea what damages to look out for and avoid in a home that you want to buy.Thank you Fred for a very detailed report and your advices!
Pratna Hin
Pratna Hin
21:27 24 Mar 17
My experience with Accredited Building Consultants was nothing short of FANTASTIC! Fred Sylvester did my home inspection on March 21, 2017 in Cape Coral. I found him to be punctual, meticulous, conscientious & understanding throughout the process. I told him that I was a first time home buyer and that I needed him to explain everything to me like I was a child. Fred smiled and said he got me covered.Fred proceeded to perform a 7.5 hours home inspection! The home inspection report was 104 pages long and he had no issues explaining every single detail to me in the end. There were plenty of issues with the house, that was naked to eye. The extremely detailed home inspection report saved me from purchasing a troubled home and a nightmare situation.Fred may be more expensive than other inspectors, but he is well worth it! I would recommend him to anyone, especially if you like that white glove service. I'm looking forward to using him again soon.
Amir Yazdi
Amir Yazdi
23:37 17 Oct 16
I shopped around for a home inspection for my new home, and found Fred with Accredited Building Consultants to be ~50-75 dollars more expensive than the competitors. What sold me initially were the sample reports found on his website, each over 70 pages long, detailing every little thing you could imagine. I knew once I saw those reports, that I needed someone to complete my home inspection with the highest level of detail.Come inspection day, Fred worked mercilessly throughout the day, barely catching a breath. He literally worked non-stop for 6 hours straight - collecting photos, writing notes, and checking every last corner.Once the report was finished, we went over the ~90 page report, and Fred addressed every last issue he found. The report contained countless photos, many of which had been edited to point out the exact cause for concern, recommendations, and resources that I could use to gain my own knowledge.Overall, the cost of the Accredited Building Consultants inspection was well worth the price, and I'm sure that if you chose Fred as your home inspector, you will be greatly satisfied with your choice.P. S. - It is clear the Fred is very meticulous in what he does, and has great pride knowing that he does a stellar job. I would advise any person using Fred as their inspector to give him the time, and space needed to complete the job. He is working for you, and wants to produce a product that is worth everyone's time. In the end, it's worth it.
Ann Cromika
Ann Cromika
21:55 22 Sep 16
Accredited Building Consultants did an awesome job inspecting my home prior to purchase. He was on time, professional and very thorough. I would not hesitate to recommend to friends and family.
Debra Kent
Debra Kent
14:28 06 Sep 16
Fred was terrific. He spent 4 hours at a condo I was purchasing and did a completely thorough job of uncovering some serious water intrusion issues. His report was used to facilitate us getting the assn. in repairing the problems before the closing. I would highly recommend him. He not only provides you with a detailed report but also supplies you with a preferred vendor list to address any problems. He did a great job and I would definitely use him again.
craig devenport
craig devenport
21:32 01 Sep 16
We had Fred do 4 Point, Wind Mitigation, pool, seawall and Home Inspection for us on August 29. He took the time to thoroughly go through all the inspections- and he doesn't let grass grow under his feet either, he is moving all day.. He was there from 8AM until after 5PM. Despite the long day he took all the time I needed to walk me through the issues he found and discuss their significance and his recommendations. Fred is a true professional and thorough and matter of fact as they come. I learned so much about this home that hopefully will serve me well as a guide to this home for years to come. I would highly recommend Fred. A home is a huge investment so why take chances- use the best.
Nancy Eardley
Nancy Eardley
14:01 17 Jun 16
We have worked with many home inspectors doing termite inspections, and Fred Sylvester with Accredited Building Consultants is, by far, the most comprehensive inspector we have ever been associated with. Anyone who hires Fred can rest assured that his inspection will be the most thorough examination possible.
Brian Verhey
Brian Verhey
15:16 09 Jun 16
Very thorough! Fred is extremely knowledgeable in all types of construction and I feel very comfortable with the overall condition of the commercial building after having him inspect it. Everything was completed in a timely matter and he delivered as promised. I really appreciated that I was his priority that day, no matter how long it took, and the 45 page report he presented was fantastic. As I was present for the inspection, Fred really took the time to show and explain in detail what he was seeing, good and bad. I will definitely use his services in the future and would highly recommend him to anyone! Thanks Fred, what a great experience!!
Rick Bingham
Rick Bingham
17:46 20 May 16
Fred and Nancy were great to work with. Fred's home inspection is very comprehensive as is the report he delivers. Nothing in the inspection is left uncovered and the 94 page report, which includes substantial detail, pictures, reference links and a summary, gave us both a full understanding of what we were buying and a professional, detailed document to share with the seller, leading to corrective actions by the seller.
Kenny King
Kenny King
23:50 19 May 16
My wife and I are both Firefighters expecting our first Probie, and looking to buy our first home. Accredited Building Consultants has been our go to home inspector twice in finding or perfect home! Let me explain why.Mr. Sylvester is brutally honest and will tell you the truth whether you like it or not (we love that!). Fred will dissect and find everything wrong with your house LIKE YOU PAID HIM TO DO!! He's a normal speaking guy to us but to others he may seem a little loud. He just hears better out of one ear. At the end of the inspection you will know what your up against as far as home repairs go.Plus! He does what I call an end inspection walk through of his findings! That way when your reading his report you know what he is talking about.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!-King Family
Lee Schofield
Lee Schofield
16:49 21 Feb 16
Excellent service. It was a pleasure to have a live person answering phones and promptly scheduling our home inspection. Fred was prompt, courteous and very thorough. The report was clear and useful. I also found his advice for future maintenance to be very helpful. Fred was recommended by a neighbor and I will thank that neighbor for sending us to Fred. His charges were also clear and fair for the nature of the work. I would highly recommend Fred to friends and neighbors. Thank you Fred!
Matthew Laxton
Matthew Laxton
19:26 09 Dec 15
Fred has personality for DAYS. He's a pleasure to work with. More than that, he is extremely professional and did a wonderful job. He explained things to us (first time home buyers) very well, in simple, plain language. He was on time, thorough, and great. We will never use anyone else.
Nick Cross
Nick Cross
01:35 08 Dec 15
I've know Fred for almost 40 years and have always known him to be very professional. I have over 30 years experience in the real estate industry in south Florida and have seen many home inspections. In my opinion, none have come close to the the time and detail that Fred puts into his work. I would highly recommend Fred for building inspections. Fred may charge a bit more but it's well worth it. You get what you pay for.
Will Kozlinski
Will Kozlinski
00:27 20 Nov 15
Thorough inspection with detailed description of all the problem ares. Also provided pictures. Thanks
Faye Cole
Faye Cole
23:12 01 Oct 15
Fred Sylvester great resource. Not only do you get incredibly detailed report thoroughout inspection of your home, recommendations are also provided to meet current building standards. Was able to speak with Fred, day after inspection, and review complete report section-by-section, where he provided additional insight and direction on details in the report. Thanks for great service.
Taylor Orme
Taylor Orme
23:48 14 Sep 15
ABC went beyond expectation and thoroughness in reviewing every detail of the inspection and e-mailed the report to us within a few hours. AWESOME!
David Iman
David Iman
01:40 28 Aug 15
Thanks for a Great detailed report. Your work ethic is second to none. The report gave us confidence that we were buying the right house and with your report it took all the guess work out of what we may have missed. You are a person that cares about your inspections and does provide the information that is needed to make the right choice on buying a house. Nancy was Wonderful helping us during the process. Thanks again Fred.Dave
Nicole DeLorenzo
Nicole DeLorenzo
14:15 26 Aug 15
Fred did my home inspection on a remodeled home I purchased. He is very thorough, detailed and prompt. He reaches out and welcomes any questions you might have. He spent 6 hrs. on my home and pointed out any major and minor issues. I am extremely pleased with Fred and his wife Nancy for making this a smooth process for me and highly recommend using Accredited Building Consultants, Inc. on your next home purchase.
Andy Clavadetscher
Andy Clavadetscher
17:12 09 Aug 15
Nancy in the office was wonderful. Fred S. spent 9 hours at our home and gave a very detailed report. He brought everything to my attention that needed to be addressed by the seller, as well as things to address in the future that were really not part of the home inspection. They setup a mold test, pest test with professional vendors. I spent all 9 hours with Fred and I will recommend ABC to anyone in need of a home inspector. A wonderful company, run by wonderful people.
Sara McGrath
Sara McGrath
14:34 03 Jul 15
I had such a great experience with ABC and would recommend this company to anyone looking for quality and thorough work. I was provided with a very detailed report after the job was done and the inspector was more than happy to spend time discussing it in detail on site.
David Moniz
David Moniz
22:30 27 May 15
Accredited Building Consultants was a wonderful company to work with. Fred Sylvester is a fantastic building inspector and I have to say working with his wife Nancy was a delight in terms of setting up the inspection as well. I live in Ohio and purchasing a condo long distance was a bit of a concern and Fred not only covered ever inch of the condo but also made some suggestions on upgrading certain items in the condo from a safety standpoint which put my mind to rest in terms of any worries. Additionally he spent a solid hour on the phone with me explaining those items that needed to be addressed. Thank you Fred and Nancy.
Donald Mendrick
Donald Mendrick
20:13 20 Jan 15
To whom it may concern,Having been involved in many real estate transactions, I have used Fred numerous times for home inspections. He has been very professional regarding all aspects of his work; he does what he promises and more. I couldn’t find a more honest and thorough inspector. I would highly recommend Fred for any type of home, or commercial inspection.Sincerely,Donald Mendrick
Patrick Crowley
Patrick Crowley
18:13 08 Jan 15
Fred is very good at what he does. He has a professional and friendly attitude and knows what he's doing from start to finish. If Fred is in your area and you need a great inspector, your search can stop here!
Jaclyn DiGrazio
Jaclyn DiGrazio
16:01 03 Jan 15
If you are looking to purchase a home in south west Florida (Fort Myers, Naples, Estero and surrounding areas) you should be calling Accredited Building Consultants to perform your home inspection. It is a family owned and operated business and the owner and inspector, Fred Sylvester has many years of experience in both construction and in home inspection. My husband and I are first time home buyers and did not have a realtor to assist us. I researched many inspectors in the area and I am very happy that we decided to go with ABC. I first interacted with his wife, Nancy when I called to ask questions and get an estimate. She was kind, professional and offered great information on the home inspection process. It was easy to schedule the inspection and they were very flexible, they were even offering to work on a Holiday. The day of the inspection Fred arrived on site early and gave us a realistic expectation and plan for the day. He brought everything he needed there, even his own chair to avoid having to use anything of the homeowners and risk damaging or soiling anything. He was non-stop the entire time he was there and even started working on his report while he was eating lunch. At the end of the inspection, he took time to sit down with us and explain everything that he found and give us a little more information on things we were not familiar with. We are expecting our first child and he even took the time to show us the water heater and how to adjust the temperature to make it safe for our baby. He was extremely thorough! He took many pictures to demonstrate exactly what he was speaking of in his report. Even though the house was large and it was a long job for him he had the completed report emailed to us by the next morning. His reports are detailed and he even offers information on how to repair (such as simply purchasing a part from a local hardware store or Home Depot) or websites where you can get more information on a problem and what type of professional you should be hiring to come in to get estimate for repair. Buying this home is the largest, scariest purchase we are going to make and we are so glad we hired him! He is definitely the type of home inspector you want to be looking at a home you are interested in purchasing. Even the other inspectors that came to the home that same day (termite,mold/radon) commented on Fred being the most thorough home inspector they have worked with and they have seen them all. Go with Fred at ABC and you will not go wrong! He is worth every penny you will pay him and then some!
Brett Diamond
Brett Diamond
21:31 10 Sep 14
Very detailed report. Went over everything on the phone after the inspection and gave us very precise details on what he saw and what he suggested. Highly recommend for anyone looking to buy a home.
Bradley Kilburn
Bradley Kilburn
16:20 13 Jul 14
I am very happy with the thorough inspection that Fred provided. I strongly recommend ABC for anyone in need of a home inspection. His thermal imaging revealed areas of concern that most inspectors would have missed. Thank you ABC!
James Starnes
James Starnes
19:52 10 Jul 14
I will have to say that I was overwhelmed by the thoroughness of Fred's inspection of my new condo...i couldnt be happier ... It was a great investment - you wont find any service who is as punctual and as committed to his profession as Fred Sylvester. Pictures - descriptions - detailed recommendations...awesome!!
Dana White
Dana White
17:01 10 Jul 14
I have complete confidence in the final product from ABC, Inc. The inspector was extremely thorough and knowledgeable, and he took the time to explain each point of concern. His written report included links to many websites that would be helpful to any homeowner. I would use this company again and recommend them to others.
Jeffrey Soshnick
Jeffrey Soshnick
12:01 11 Jun 14
The primary reasons I am glad to have hired ABC: Fred is a long term veteran of the construction industry in this area, he is far more thorough in his inspection than any inspector I have encountered, and he was willing to tell me who to hire correct the deficiencies found in the home. The references alone were worth the price of the inspection. I will hire him again.
earl magdovitz
earl magdovitz
01:24 23 May 14
Short and sweet . . .Professional . . . Courteous . . .Thorough . . . Knowledgeable . . . Quick . . . Would absolutely use them again and RECOMMEND THIS INDIVIDUAL HIGHLY!Wish I would have done this before we closed!
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Accredited Building Consultants Inc. is a family-owned and operated business. We have been serving the South and Southwest Florida area since 1993. The company is a State of Florida Licensed Home Inspection Company, License Number HI-278 Our chief inspector and founder Fred Sylvester has been a resident of Florida since 1973.

Accredited Building Consultants, Inc. has performed thousands of home and building inspections and consulting services for buyers, sellers, banks, attorneys and Realtors. Over the years, it’s our value, quality, professionalism, knowledge and customer service that has set us apart. We have offered all of the above with a complete commitment to you the Customer and delivered it with a big smile and enthusiasm for what we do.

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