In seeking a licensed, certified home inspector for our home purchase in RI, we were referred to Tom Martin by a Master Home Inspector on the West Coast.  Tom had gone through the same high level training as our acquaintance and came highly recommended.  Tom was quick to respond to our request, flexible in meeting our turnaround time, and reasonably priced.  Although he doesn’t normally service the part of RI where our new home is located, he is very accommodating to referrals.  Both via phone and in person, we knew we were dealing with a professional and one who is looking out for our best interest.  On inspection day, Tom arrived early to take time to inspect the area around the house and upon meeting he thoughtfully explained his inspection process.  When the inspection was completed, Tom walked us through the entire house.  As he explained his findings, we could see that he does a meticulous inspection.  Tom also made a few suggestions for the house which are mandated in MA, where he is a certified inspector, however not required in RI.  Even our realtor was impressed by the knowledge and information shared by Tom, who offered to be contacted if we needed any further assistance with the house.  We received the full inspection report and photos of a minor deficiency via email the next day.  We have actually contacted Tom several times in the three weeks following the inspection for his guidance prior to our home purchase.  On each occasion Tom was more than willing to share his expertise and made excellent recommendations, which will continue to save us money and eliminate stress.  There are many home inspectors out there and then there is Tom Martin.