Welcome to Ricker Associates Home & Building Inspections, Llc. I am an experienced professional Home Inspector that has successfully served my customers for over 24 years. I am based on Boston’s North Shore and regularly travel nearly anywhere based on my customers needs. Established by me, Charlie Ricker, I perform very thorough Home Inspections for buyers who want and need to know the true unbiased condition of the property. Then, as an educated buyer YOU can make decisions about YOUR purchase. Every inspection is completed as if I were buying the property myself and I am squarely in your corner at all times. I have a reputation for being a staunch buyers advocate. ALL INSPECTIONS ARE COMPLETED BY ME PERSONALLY, ALL REPORTS ARE COMPLETED BY ME PERSONALLY, AND ALL REPORTS INCLUDE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS.

A quality home inspection performed by a truly Seasoned, Educated, and Qualified home inspector is one of the most important steps in the home buying process and if done properly it can save you thousands of dollars in some cases. I began my career in the electrical trade in 1983 and I am a licensed builder as well (Un-Restricted).  During the inspection I also make sure that you are educated about the property and are familiarized with the operating systems of the home, emergency and seasonal shut-offs, etc, and I also offer recommendations on maintenance issues.

As additional services I can provide Sun Nuclear Electronic Radon Testing, Mold & Air Quality Testing, Water Quality Testing, Asbestos Testing, Lead Testing, Carbon Monoxide (CO) Testing, and Pest Certifications. I serve all surrounding areas including the North Shore, Boston Metro, Merrimack Valley, Portions of New Hampshire & Maine, and the South Shore. I generally do not charge for travel except when traveling to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket for Inspections.


I have completed nearly 10,000 thousand Home & Building Inspections and have designed & installed hundreds of Radon Mitigation Systems and enjoy a long term proven track record. I am fully Licensed by the State of Massachusetts (#176). I am an ASHI CERTIFIED INSPECTOR (one of the very few in the area). The American Society of Home Inspectors (#245415). ASHI is the oldest, largest, strictest, and most respected private trade organization for Home Inspectors in the United States. Additionally, I am a Massachusetts Licensed Construction Supervisor/Builder-Unrestricted #105107

I am fully certified by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) as a Radon Measurement Technician (#104157RT) and Radon Mitigation Specialist (#104158RMT) both of which are EPA approved.

All Radon Testing is completed on-site using only Electronic Radon Monitors for the quickest and most accurate results. I am a certified Mold Inspector & Testing Agent and certified by the New England Pest Management Association as Wood Destroying Insect (pest) Inspector (#10025).

Feel Free to Call or Text My Cell 24/7 @ 781-631-3050