Our Home Inspector – Jim Wurtenberg

Meet Jim Wurtenberg, owner, primary inspector, and certified FHA renovation consultant at Central Real Estate Inspections. Jim has been a New York State licensed and fully insured Home Inspector since 2006 proudly serving clients throughout the Western New York and Finger Lakes regions. Over the years Jim has performed countless inspections, big and small, along with providing home energy scores, air sampling, radon testing, mold assessments, well water analysis, residential thermography, sewer/chimney scanning, and FHA 203(k) consulting for rehab/renovation projects.

Jim takes pride in following the highest standards in the inspection industry and serves his customers with the utmost degree of professionalism and attention to customer service. Known for his honesty, integrity and courtesy Jim is a trusted expert in the inspection field.

“We Support our clients before, during, and after the inspection. We want to make the inspection process easy, seamless, and stress-free. Once you’re a client, you’re always a client: you can get in touch to ask questions for as long as you own your home.”

If you need a residential inspection or property report, Jim Wurtenberg is an inspector you can trust. Jim’s years of experience, intensive training, and continuing education in property inspection and related fields make Central Real Estate Inspections the most professional choice for all aspects of property inspection!



Home Inspection

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments most people ever make.

Rehab/Renovation Consulting

Imagine you want to purchase a home in your dream neighborhood.

Radon Testing

Whether your home is in the city, a suburban town, or a rural community we always recommend it be tested for radon.

Mold Assessment/Air Sampling

Mold is a multi-cellular fungus that requires three things to grow...

Chimney Scanning

What’s up your flue? A chimney inspection is basically the same thing as a sewer scan, but for the chimney.

Residential Thermography

Often used in conjunction with the Home Energy Score process, residential thermography also has other uses.

Sewer Scanning

Did you know that as the homeowner you are responsible for the pipes that run from your house out to the sewer connection?

Water Analysis

4 Reasons to have your water lab tested:- - Lead Contamination – The presence of lead at certain levels can have potential health risks to you and your family.

Home Watch Services

At Central Real Estate Inspections, we are committed to home energy efficiency and are proud to offer a Home Energy Score provided by our U. S. Department of Energy certified inspector.


Jim Chaize
Jim Chaize
October 11, 2022.
The evaluation that we received from Central Real Estate Inspections, from James Wurtenberg, is phenomenal. I never imagined he could give us so much information, so clearly put. This information is invaluable as we knew there were many problems to fix in our new house but were uncertain of the details. Mr. Wurtenberg's report has given us a guideline for all of it, including all the hidden things we didn't know about. When I couldn't figure out how to download the report. Mr. Wurtenberg stopped by and helped us. Truly money well spent! Highly professional and recommended.
October 3, 2022.
Fantastic detail. Jim was exceptionally thorough, patient in his explanation of findings and completely learned and knowledgeable in his field. Further he was a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend central ny home inspections for peace of mind on your next home purchase.
Michael Dineen
Michael Dineen
September 7, 2022.
Jim is great to work with. Very professional throughout the entire process from the quote to completing the inspection. I would absolutely recommend this service to anyone looking. It is worth every penny as Jim was very thorough and the inspection report provides great detail.
June 30, 2022.
Jim was very kind and very thorough, and it's clear that he knows what he's doing - he told us things about our home that even the seller didn't know! Would definitely recommend, thanks again for everything!
Colton Davis
Colton Davis
June 28, 2022.
Jim was extremely knowledgeable and did an awesome job at explaining what he found and what the implications would be. He is a great asset to have on your side when shopping for a new house!
Grace Carnall
Grace Carnall
June 4, 2022.
Jim was amazing! He was detailed and ease a lot of our anxiety buying a first home!
April 11, 2022.
I had a really good experience. Jim Wurtenberg was the inspector. We had a home and sewer inspection and radon testing. He showed up early om the day of the inspection and was there for about 3 hours. Jim went over the details of the inspection with me and made sure to answer any questions I had. At the end of the inspection he gave me a 3 ring binder to keep all of my paperwork in and to put the full report after he sent it (I got a full write up with pictures of everything the next day via email). He was very personable and made the inspection process easy. I would 100% call him again if I needed an inspection.

What are the limitations
on an inspection?

A real estate inspection or home inspection is not an appraisal or a check for compliance with building codes; it’s also not an evaluation of environmental hazards. See the NYS Standards of Practice for more information on the limitations of a home inspection.