“Chris has provided home inspection services to us on multiple occasions and there is a reason we always call on him: his knowledge and professionalism. As first time home buyers, Chris took his time to not only inspect all aspects of the house(s) but also to then explain to us the proper process for caring for it, knowing that we were new to the whole thing. Perhaps even more important, Chris doesn’t sugar coat his findings and this is vital in his line of work. Too many home inspectors are afraid to identify potential issues with the home no matter how small, as they feel like their client will be upset or think the house is bad, but in reality this is what you’re paying them to do. I highly recommend using Chris to inspect any home/building you’re considering buying and I know you will come away feeling great about the decision.”
"Thank you for all your help and info! I also wanted to mention how easy and informative the whole process was. Chris Luffman was our inspector that day and I can’t say enough good things about him. Very helpful, thorough, and made us feel very secure with the process. We will definitely contact you to schedule the final walk through if all goes as planned."
New Canaan, CT
"I found Chris Luffman to be very knowledgeable and generous with his advice. We found that we had very similar backgrounds except he picked up a lot of technical expertise and I completely missed the boat. I found he volunteered more insight than other inspectors I’ve used for previous purchases. He’s a real good all-round guy and if you found it helpful I’d be glad to repeat it to any prospective customers of his."
"I must say that as a Contractor for the past 30 years, I laughed when my agent said to have the home inspected but I booked you guys anyway. I am very happy with your service and inspection and am glad I called… The Inspector pointed out things that I would have not noticed and saved me some dinero in the process! "
"Wanted to thank you for sending over the documents. My wife and l will just go through them to make sure everything looks good. I believe
we were just waiting on the septic tank inspection which you guys were helping out With.Wanted to also mention how easy and informative the whole process was Chris Luffman was our inspector that day and I can’t say enough good things about him. Very helpful, thorough, and made us feel very secure with the process. We will definitely contact you to schedule the final walk through if all goes as planned! Thanks again."
"Hi, today we had Chris Luffman do an inspection of a property we are purchasing in Danbury, CT. We wanted to let you know what a great job he did. Chris took the time to explain everything and answer any questions we had. He was very knowledgeable and patient. We will be recommending him in future. Thanks for a job well done!"
"Thank you to you and your team for the outstanding job done during the inspection process for my new home on 33 Alpine Road. As you
know. we’ve had 4 homes inspected by … all of your guys (Tom. Jason, Chris and I’m sure I‘m leaving out some names) have been
great.During the move to our home. we had several challenges and couldn’t figure out a lot of things in the house as the seller was absent through
the process I appreciate you sending over Chris Luffman who was outstanding and extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He was quickly able
to resolve each and every issue and served as a calming influence under adverse situation for me. This was above and beyond the call of duty.
He even fixed my garage door which wouldn’t close.In addition. I’m copying my Attorney Erin Chang and Realtor Michelle Klosson from Sotheby’s who are all in a position to recommend [you].
Thank you again for your help and I look forward to staying in touch."
"Mr. Luffman, you recently did an inspection at my daughter’s and son ln law’s house at 9 Fairview, Susannah Frank and Scott . They were very pleased and are now living in the house. When you have a chance, I would like you to do the same for me and my wife Marilyn at the above address. We are NOT selling the house so there is absolutely no rush to do the inspection. We just want to know what issues there are with the house if and when we decide to put it on the market, which we hope won‘t be for a long period of time but will give us an opportunity to address some of the issues, if any. Please respond when you can as my wife will arrange her schedule to be at the house. Thanks!"
New Canaan, CT
"We came into the inspection as first-time home buyers with no prior knowledge of the industry. Chris came highly recommended by our real estate agent and made every step as easy as possible, helping us understand the process and his findings along the way. He was friendly, incredibly patient with our many questions, helped us understand key features of the home and what the proper maintenance & repairs would include, and he delivered a high-value report that was essential for a full understanding of the home.
Do yourself a favor and hire Chris!"
"Mr. Luffman, you recently did an inspection at my daughter’s and son ln law’s house. They were very pleased and are now living in the house. When you have a chance, I would like you to do the same for me and my wife Marilyn at the above address. We are NOT selling the house so there is absolutely no rush to do the inspection. We just want to know what issues there are with the house if and when we decide to put it on the market, which we hope won‘t be for a long period of time but will give us an opportunity to address some of the issues, if any. Please respond when you can as my wife will arrange her schedule to be at the house, Thanks!"
New Canaan, CT
I just wanted to thank you again for all your help yesterday.
As my wife and I are new to the area, it was such an enormous help to walk through everything with you. We cannot tell you enough how much we appreciated the 3 hours spent reviewing and level of detail taken to ensure we have the most transparent understanding of the potential undertaking of this home.
We’ve definitely got some concerns, but are hopeful this house works out. Whether it ultimately leads to a continued search or not, I can confidently say regardless how it plays out we look forward to the opportunity to work with you again for the remainder of this home or any in the future. Thank you Chris."
"Chris, thank you again for all the help. I'll certainly endorse you for future buyers and may even reach out to you in the future for some help of my own."
"Chris is exactly the kind of person you want assisting you with your home inspection. In my situation, he went above and beyond to help my wife and I get comfort with the purchase of our home from 500+ miles away. Chris’s attention to detail was exemplary! Also, his patience and guidance as we reviewed his report was more than I could have asked for. My wife and I were relocating from another state and Chris went to the house three separate times to perform his assessment and follow-up. His responsiveness and recommendations during the process and at our closing put us in a position to comfortably close on our home in a timely manner while making sure we didn’t walk into any deferred maintenance we weren’t already aware of. I would highly recommend Chris to all."
"We were very impressed with the thoroughness of the inspections we had done with Chris at Gold Shield Inspection. We had found a house we loved and knew it had some issues, but after we had Chris’s inspection report with detailed photos in hand we were able to make an informed decision to peruse another property, which he also inspected. He took the time to inspected every area that was accessible including going up onto both roofs. He answered all our questions and provided details on how to best address any issues that were found. We had our inspection reports within 24 hours and they were thorough and easy to read. We would highly recommend Chris for your home inspection needs."
"My wife and I have used Gold Shield Home Inspection Services several times. Each time, the inspections were professional, thorough, insightful, and really gave us an informed view of our prospective property. They go above an beyond to make sure that you have a good understanding of all aspects of the structure, while keeping an emphasis on safety. When purchasing our next house, we will make sure that Gold Shield performs the inspection before we buy. We can’t recommend them enough!"
"Chris is a true professional! Working in the insurance industry myself I’ve seen the horror stories of bad inspections. So, of course we were concerned with finding a good home inspector. After interviewing several home inspectors we chose Chris whom was highly recommended by our lawyer. On our very first meeting he outlined his process and what to expect from him throughout the inspection. He showed up right after a snowstorm to walk me through the home and returned when the snow had melted to complete his inspection. Chris was informative about every detail in person and in his report afterwards. Not once was it ever difficult to get a hold of Chris regarding a few questions on the inspection. He made recommendations where he noticed areas of concern, so that we could have them addressed before we closed. It saved us time and money on many things we would have missed. It turns out he’s a great guy too and funny during times of being stressed with the purchase of our first home. A huge thank you Chris!"
"I just wanted to thank you again for all your help yesterday on the inspection of Raymond Terrace.
As Makayla and I are new to the area, it was such an enormous help to walk through everything with you. We cannot tell you enough how much we appreciated the 3 hours spent reviewing and level of detail taken to ensure we have the most transparent understanding of the potential undertaking of this home.
We’ve definitely got some concerns, but are hopeful this house works out. Whether it ultimately leads to a continued search or not, I can confidently say regardless how it plays out we look forward to the opportunity to work with you again for the remainder of this home or any in the future. Thank you Chris, talk to you soon!"
I just wanted to thank you for your very thorough inspection highlighting the many issues with the house. We have decided to go ahead with the purchase and were able to negotiate a good price adjustment to give us some buffer to fix things. I think the return on the investment in your services is the best I’ll ever see.
Many thanks again,
I really like Chris Luffman the owner of Gold Shield Inspections.
He is a retired firefighter who had worked with ProChek for years, and has a great understanding of structural engineering. He is very accommodating and easy to work with.
Call me if you have any questions.
My wife and I hired Chris to perform a home inspection and radon test during our home buying process. Chris went above and beyond his duties as an inspector - he acted as a trusted partner, educator, and adviser. As first-time buyers, we felt very comfortable knowing that Chris was 100% on our side of the table and always kept our best interest in mind.
Chris spent nearly six hours on-site with me, walking me through each part of the property in great detail and encouraging questions along the way. We had a very honest dialogue throughout the inspection, and I found Chris' ability to balance his thoroughness while also contextualizing the required repairs to be extremely valuable. Chris was also very respectful of our expedited closing timeline. We scheduled the inspection very quickly after I initially contact Chris, and he produced his report within 24 hours of the inspection. He even spent over an hour with my wife, my father-in-law, and me on Christmas Eve to review the report. He has continued to make himself available for follow-up questions, and we have also used several of his referral relationships and been happy with those results as well.
I would recommend Chris without reservation to anyone seeking a detail-oriented, knowledgeable, and passionate inspection professional.
This was our first time using Christopher for our home inspection, and he was absolutely amazing! He did not rush, but actually took his time ensuring that he covered everything we needed to be aware of. Thanks to his knowledge and diligence we were able to make important decisions about the purchase of our new home. We look forward to working with you in the future!! I recommend him to everyone! Thank you Christopher for all your help!
Chris Luffman was highly recommended to us and he did not disappoint! From our first phone call, Chris made a stressful home buying experience manageable. We have used different home inspection services in the past and Chris hands down provides a top quality inspection and at reasonable prices. Chris is meticulous and methodical in his inspection. He checks EVERYTHING! And explains it all to you along the way. He really makes you part of the process and not just a bystander. At the end of the process we really felt like we knew the ends and outs of our new home and how to maintain it going forward. Chris provides a top notch service!
Sincerely, Garrett and Summer
My wife and I chose Chris to perform our home inspection on a property we ended buying in Newtown. Chris has the rare ability to explain technical aspects of the house in a matter that’s relatable, understandable and thorough. We could not have been happier with his observations and recommendations. There was a major issue with a poor venting of the master bathroom vent, which created mold in the attack. Chris took the time to explain what had happened and the options for removal and repair. His past experience as a contractor really shows. His report had details descriptions and photos, and came promptly after the inspection. Highly recommend!
-David & Emily, J
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