Meet our inspectors
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 oversees and trains seven electrical inspectors, to ensure the highest level of safety and compliance. Fritz has performed over 15,000 electrical inspections during his 15+ years of experience. Recently Fritz has been accredited to begin teaching electrical inspector instruction. Dedicated to the promotion of safety, he served on the local board of the IAEI and currently serves on the Electrical Association of Western New York on the Instruction and Maintenance Committee.
Additionally Mr. Gunther is a NYS licensed home inspector and a certified NYS Home Inspector Trainer. He regularly presents at the first time home buyer seminars, helping to guide new homeowners on the process of home inspections and safety.
Robert Caruso attended the Alfred State College (SUNY) 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, Mr. Caruso is passionate about safety and customer relationships. His extensive experience with commercial applications makes him an important asset to the team. Mr. Caruso joined New York Electrical Inspection Agency in 2013, coming with over ten years of electrical inspection experience and holds the national electrical certification from the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI). Since becoming an inspector in 2005, Robert has attended over 100 class hours of instruction and updates on the NEC. Mr. Caruso services Livingston, Monroe, Ontario and Steuben counties.
John J McLaughlin joined the New York Electrical Inspection Agency team after retiring from 40 years of service with Rochester Gas and Electric (RGE). 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, Mr. McLaughlin began his second career as an electrical inspector. He also has served on several Board of Directors, including the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) Genesee Chapter. According to Mr. McLaughlin, “I have always enjoyed my association with the electrical trades and truly value their existence in my life.” Mr. McLaughlin covers eastern Monroe, Wayne and parts of Livingston, Ontario and Seneca counties.
Mike Shumway 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 performing electrical inspections in the mid 1990’s. With an extensive knowledge of the electrical code and a keen understanding of customer service, Mr. Shumway has over 60,000+ electrical inspections to his credit. Mr. Shumway’s knowledge of the electrical Code and the industry ensures his customer’s safety.
Jim Hoestermann began his career working as a lineman for the phone company as well as an accomplished electrician. With over 25 years’ experience in the field, as a foreman and running jobsites, Mr. Hoestermann has seen it all. Currently Mr. Hoestermann has spent the last 12+ years as an electrical inspector. Mr. Hoestermann covers northeast Monroe, Wayne and Ontario counties
Kevin Tuttle began his career as a carpenter before becoming a general contractor for residential and commercial projects. Mr. Tuttle specialized in remodels, fire and water restoration, and complete electrical installations. Mr. Tuttle founded Advance Building Inspection in the 1990’s and added Electrical Inspector to his resume in 2001. Mr. Tuttle is a New York State licensed home inspector and one of only two NYS licensed home inspectors and electrical inspectors (with Fritz Gunther) in the State. Mr. Tuttle covers the southern tier of New York State.
John Scott Neu
John Neu began his career with the United States Navy working as an electrician in power distribution on a ship. For the past 20+ years, Mr. Neu has worked as an extremely accomplished electrician doing a vast array of commercial and residential projects. Mr. Neu holds national electrical certifications from the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), CEI-R in one and two family dwellings and General and he is also a Licensed Master Electrician in the City of Rochester. After receiving his Master Electrician License, Mr. Neu began A Neu Design which is a full service remodeling company in the Rochester, New York area. Mr. Neu services Monroe, Orleans and Genesee counties.
Greg Harmer is a highly accomplished electrician both in commercial and residential installations. Mr. Harmer also worked as a general mechanic for both New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and Monroe West Residency. Mr. Harmers training includes classes on the National Electrical Code (NEC), Electrical Troubleshooting, OSHA Mandates and Hazards of Confined Spaces. Mr. Harmer is a valued member of our team at New York Electrical Inspection Agency with his extensive electrical knowledge and his excellent customer skills. He is also a member of the Churchville Fire Department and is a past Fire Chief of the Department.
Jim Reid completed the Alfred State College (SUNY) Electrical Technology program for residential wiring, as well as National Electrical Code (NEC) and theory at Wellsville, New York campus. With more than 30 years of experience working in residential and commercial electrical construction, as well as owning his own successful electrical business for over 20+ years. Mr. Reid is a highly qualified electrician and holds and electrical license in the City of Rochester. Mr. Reid’s vast experience is an important part of New York Electrical Inspection Agency’s team. Mr. Reid covers the Eastern side of Monroe County and surrounding counties.