Meet our Inspectors
President and Chief Electrical Inspector
Fritz Gunther is the President and Chief Electrical Inspector of New York Electrical Inspection Agency. He oversees and trains the electrical inspectors to ensure the highest level of safety and compliance. He has performed tens of thousands of electrical inspections during his 25+ years of experience. Mr. Gunther is a Principal voting member of Code-Making Panel 1 on the National Electrical Code (NEC (NFPA70)), and a Principal voting member of Electrical Inspection Practices (NFPA78 and NFPA1078) He also is an accredited instructor and teaches classes throughout New York State. Dedicated to the promotion of safety, he is involved in several electrical committees throughout the Rochester area.
In addition, Mr. Gunther is a New York State licensed Home Inspector and a certified New York State Home Inspector Trainer and is the founder and owner of Gunther Home Inspections. He regularly presents at first-time home buyer seminars helping new homeowners to understand the process of home safety and inspections. Mr. Gunther is also a New York State certified Code Enforcement Officer and Certified Electrical Inspector from the International Code Council (ICC) and the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI).
Fritz Gunther services Monroe, Orleans, Ontario, Genesee, Erie, Niagara, Wyoming, Yates, Cattaraugus, Steuben, Allegany, Chautauqua, and Livingston Counties.
John J McLaughlin joined New York Electrical Inspection Agency after being one of the top electrical inspectors at the New York Board of Fire Underwriters and another electrical inspection firm. Becoming an electrical inspector was a natural choice after a long and distinguished career at Rochester Gas and Electric (RGE). While there, Mr. McLaughlin worked exclusively on the electric side, interfacing with all of the trade allies relevant to electrical codes, and utility standards and procedures. Safety has always been his top priority while having keen insight into customer service and has a passion for continuing education. Mr. McLaughlin says, “I have always enjoyed my association with the electrical trades and the real people who make things happen to satisfy customers’ needs.” With his extensive electrical knowledge, vast experience, and tremendous customer service, Mr. McLaughlin is a valued asset to our inspection team.
John McLaughlin services Monroe, Wayne, Ontario and parts of Livingston counties.
Mike Shumway began his career as a custom home builder in the Rochester, New York area. He took his extensive knowledge of home building and remodeling to the next level and began performing electrical inspections in the mid-1990’s. Using his extensive knowledge of the electrical code and keen understanding of customer service, Mr. Shumway has performed more than 60,000 electrical inspections. His protracted knowledge of the Electrical Code and industry as a whole ensures customer safety and protection.
Mike Shumway services Monroe, Wayne, Ontario, Seneca, Livingston, and Surrounding Counties
John Scott Neu
John Scott Neu began his career with the United States Navy working as an electrician in power distribution on a ship. For more than 20 years, Mr. Neu has worked as a highly 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 is also a Licensed Master Electrician in the City of Rochester. After receiving his Master Electrician License, he began A Neu Design, a full-service remodeling company in the Rochester, NY area.
John Scott Neu services Monroe, Orleans, Genesee, Erie, Niagara, Wyoming, Yates, Cattaraugus, and Livingston Counties.
Greg Harmer is a highly accomplished electrician in both commercial and industrial installations. He also has worked as a general mechanic for both New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and Monroe West Residency. Mr. Harmer’s training includes classes on the National Electrical Code (NEC), Electrical Troubleshooting, OSHA Mandates and Hazards of Confined Spaces. With his extensive electrical knowledge and excellent customer skills, he is a valued member of the team. Mr. Harmer is also a member of the Churchville Fire Department where he served as a past Fire Chief.
Greg Harmer services Monroe, Orleans, Genesee, Erie, Niagara, Wyoming, and Livingston Counties
Jim Reid completed the Alfred State College (SUNY) Electrical Technology program for residential wiring, as well as National Electrical Code (NEC) and theory training at the Wellsville, NY 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 more than 20 years, Mr. Reid is a highly qualified electrician and holds an electrical license in the City of Rochester. His vast experience is an important part of the team.
Jim Reid services Monroe, Wayne, Ontario, Seneca, Livingston, and Surrounding Counties.
Kurt Kronenberg is a highly experienced electrical inspector with over 50 years of electrical experience. Mr. Kronenberg began as an electrician in the late 1960’s at Midtown Plaza in downtown Rochester, and remained until the mid-1970’s. Continuing on as a self-employed electrician throughout the 1980’s, Mr. Kronenberg began working as an electrical inspector with the New York Board of Fire Underwriters and another electrical inspection firm the Rochester area before joining New York Electrical Inspection Agency. Over the past three decades, he has performed well over 50,000 electrical inspections and has continued to enhance the electrical industry with his wealth of knowledge and experience.
Kurt Kronenberg services Monroe, Orleans, Genesee, and Wyoming Counties.
Brian Martin brings over three decades of comprehensive electrical experience to New York Electrical Inspection Agency. His expertise spans a wide range of applications, both in residential and commercial settings, ensuring that every project he oversees meets the highest standards of safety and efficiency.
Throughout his career, Mr. Martin has been committed to accurately interpreting the National Electrical Code (NEC), continuously learning, completing numerous courses and continuing education programs, and ensuring customer satisfaction. This personal commitment and extensive training allows him to stay at the forefront of electrical safety and compliance, ensuring that he brings the most current and up-to-date knowledge to every inspection.
When evaluating electrical systems, Mr. Martin’s goal is always to provide the best possible options and observations to comply with the current NEC. He leverages his vast experience to offer insightful, practical advice, ensuring that every project is safe, meets the required codes, and that the projects are moving forward in a timely manner. Mr. Martin’s commitment to excellence, awareness of safety, and his knowledge of the electrical code makes him a valued member of the New York Electrical Inspection Agency team.
Brian Martin services Monroe and surrounding counties.
Bob Chapman is a professional electrical inspector with New York Electrical Inspection Agency with an impressive tenure of over 40 years in the electrical field. His extensive experience encompasses a broad range of expertise, including both residential and commercial applications, as well as proficiency in single-phase and three-phase electric systems. Mr. Chapman is deeply committed to staying up to date on the latest developments in the electrical code, regularly engaging in ongoing training to keep updated with the newest standards and changes.
Mr. Chapman’s personal philosophy centers on the importance of precision and neatness in all electrical work, ensuring that every project he inspects meets the highest standards of safety and efficiency. He values building strong, positive relationships with contractors and building officials, emphasizing open communication and accessibility. Mr. Chapman is known for his approachability and readiness to assist with any questions related to electrical inspections, fostering a collaborative environment that enhances the quality and safety of electrical installations. His dedication to excellence and continuous improvement has made him a respected figure among his peers and the communities he serves.
Bob Chapman services Steuben, Allegany, Livingston, and surrounding counties.