Meet our inspectors

Fritz Gunther

Fritz Gunther

Founder and Chief Electrical Inspector

Fritz is the founder and owner of New York Electrical Inspection Agency, Inc. as well as Gunther Home Inspections.  He has performed over 15,000 electrical inspections during his 15+ years of experience.  He also holds national electrical certifications from the IAEI, NCPCCI in one and two family dwellings, and has been a licensed home inspector since 1998.  Fritz has recently been accredited to teach Electrical Inspector Instruction.

Phone: 585-230-4186 | Email: fritz@nyeia.com

Robert Caruso

Robert Caruso

Senior Inspector

Bob attended the SUNY Alfred Electrical Technology program and four years of apprenticeship before becoming a journeyman electrician.  With over 30 years of work in commercial and industrial electrical construction, Bob is passionate about safety and customer relationships.  His extensive experience with commercial applications makes him an important asset to the team.  Bob joined NYEIA in 2013, coming with nine years of electrical inspection experience and holds the national electrical certification from the IAEI.  Bob services parts of Livingston, Monroe, Ontario and Steuben counties.

Phone: 585-748-8746 | Email: rcarusoelectr@yahoo.com

John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin

Inspector

John joined the NYEIA team in 2013 after he retired from 40 years of service with RG&E.  The majority of those years were spent in Electrical Distribution where he worked directly with builders, electricians, engineers, suppliers and electrical inspectors.  After his initial retirement, John began his second career as an electrical inspector.  He also serves on several boards, including the Genesee Chapter of IAEI.  According to John, “I have always enjoyed my association with the electrical trades and truly value their existence in my life.”  John covers eastern Monroe, Wayne and parts of Livingston, Ontario and Seneca counties.

Phone: 585-331-2644 | Email: john_mclaughlin_nyeia@frontier.com

Mike Shumway

Mike Shumway

Inspector

Mike began his career as a custom home builder in the Rochester, New York area.  Mike then took his extensive knowledge of home building and remodeling to the next level and began doing electrical inspections in the mid 90’s.  With over 50,000 electrical inspections under his belt, Mike’s knowledge ensures his customer’s safety.

Phone: 585-729-2779 | Email: mike.shumway@ymail.com

Jim Hoestermann

Jim Hoestermann

Inspector

Jim worked as a line man for the phone company before switching careers to become an electrician.  With 20 years’ experience in the field, as a foreman and running job sites, Jim has seen it all.  Currently Jim has spent the last 10 years as an electrical inspector; Jim covers northeast Monroe, Wayne and Ontario counties.

Phone: 585-261-6430 | Email: jimhoestermann@gmail.com

Kevin Tuttle

Kevin Tuttle

Inspector

Kevin began his career as a carpenter before becoming a general contractor for residential and commercial projects.  He specialized in remodels, fire and water restoration, and full electrical installations.  Kevin began Advance Building Inspection in the 90’s and added Electrical Inspector to his resume in 2001.  Kevin is one of only two licensed home inspector and electrical inspector (with Fritz Gunther) in the State of New York.  Kevin covers the southern tier of New York.

Phone: 607-566-9909 | Email: reachabi@msn.com

John Scott Neu

John Scott Neu

Inspector

John Neu began his career at sea with the United States Navy working as an electrician in power distribution on a ship. For the past 20 years, John has worked as an electrician doing small commercial and residential projects. After receiving his Master Electrician Certification, John began A Neu Design, a full service remodeling company in the Rochester, New York area. John services Monroe, Orleans and Genesee counties.

Phone: 585-737-7893 | Email: neu@nyeia.com

Greg Harmer

Greg Harmer

Inspector

Greg is the newest member of the NYEIA team and is the former Fire Chief for the Churchville Fire Department.  Greg also worked as a general mechanic for both NYSDOT and Monroe West Residency.  His training includes classes on the NEC, Electrical Troubleshooting, OSHA Mandates and Hazards of Confined Spaces.  Greg brings with him a passion for safety and an eye for details.

Phone: 585-730-0407 | Email: gharmer@nyeia.com