MKC Home Inspections

THE BEST HOME INSPECTORS IN MASSACHUSETTS

MEET THE MKC TEAM

 

Home Insepctor Morgan Cohen
Home Insepctor Morgan Cohen

Morgan Cohen – Company Owner, Manager, Certified Inspector

Morgan Cohen is a licensed home inspector and the proud owner of MKC Associates, which he founded in 2005. He has completed over 2,300 Massachusetts home inspections as well as many commercial property inspections, property consultations and commercial & industrial radon testing projects.

Before beginning MKC, Morgan saw a void in the inspection industry. He saw that there was a need for home inspectors that could clearly communicate issues about homes to clients while also providing a high level of detail and service. He started MKC Associates out of a deep passion for understanding how homes work and with a natural ease of communicating and educating these concepts with clients.

He’s now MKC’s owner, trainer, company manager, and lead inspector. With a background in carpentry, restoration, and renovation, he’s passionate about using his extensive knowledge about homes to help clients. Morgan is also the Education Chair of the New England Chapter of ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors), and has been recently quoted in the Boston Globe and Boston Magazine, among others. In his free time, he enjoys being with his family, being outdoors, and working on photography.

“What I love about this industry is that we get to help our clients in a completely dedicated way. We’re lucky because we are totally independent and work only for our clients.” -Morgan 

Credentials

  • MA Registered Professional Home Inspector License #635
  • ASHI Certified Inspector (ACI)
  • Certified Pest Inspector by the New England Pest Management Association
  • Certified Residential Radon Measurement Provider with National Environmental Association
  • Certified Residential Thermographer
  • Chair of Education, ASHI New England Chapter

 

“Morgan was exceptional, as other reviewers have said. His thoroughness and attention to detail were incredible. He was methodical and gave off the confidence of a seasoned professional while also feeling approachable and welcoming of questions.” – Roberto I.

Home Insepctor Tom Berthiaume
Home Insepctor Tom Berthiaume

Tom Berthiaume Certified Inspector, Commercial Specialist

Tom has been a positive asset to MKC associates since he joined the company in 2012. His 15+ years of experience professionally inspecting homes, and his commitment to providing the most through information as possible to the client, has helped in making MKC one of the leading home inspection companies in the industry. His exceptional work ethic and professional demeanor are substantiated by his reviews and he prides himself on the best service for every client.

Toms possesses a combination of proven experience and education. He is a carpenter by trade, and after earning a BS degree in civil engineering from WPI, he worked for 17 years as project superintendent for several construction management firms managing large scale projects. Tom’s hard work makes him our top producer, by volume and reviews. He has inspected over 2,000 residential and commercial properties and is our commercial property inspection specialist.

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.

“I thoroughly enjoy waking up each day knowing I am helping our clients make an educated and informed decisions” – Tom

Credentials

  • MA Registered Professional Home Inspector License #661
  • ASHI Certified Inspector (ACI)
  • BS in Civil Engineering
  • LEED Green Associate
  • Licensed Construction Supervisor in MA
  • Certified Residential Thermographer (CRT)
  • Certified Pest Inspector (NEPMA)

“I learned more [from Tom] about homeownership and maintenance in that 3 hours than I did my whole life prior!” – Thomas S.

Home Insepctor Jack Mason
Home Insepctor Jack Mason

Jack Mason — Certified Inspector, Infrared Specialist

Jack’s background includes 10-years of building & property maintenance supervision for Harvard Law School. Before that, he worked in the electronics and computer science industry for over 30 years developing keen analytical skills that make him an incredibly detail-oriented home inspector today. He focuses on health, safety, and energy efficiency concerns while thoroughly inspecting all the systems & components of a property.

While renovating his 1912 Folk Victorian home in Somerville, MA, Jack gained valuable insight into the various construction and renovation techniques used over the last century in Massachusetts home inspections and construction. Holding home inspection licenses in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts, he is happy to inspect in either of those states, as well as in Maine and Vermont upon request.

Jack is a proud father and grandfather. He enjoys adventuring around Maine and visiting his grandchildren in Florida.

“I love exploring properties with my clients and sharing my knowledge regarding the safe operation and maintenance of systems, and the nature and severity of issues and defects found.” – Jack

Credentials

  • MA Registered Professional Home Inspector License #825
  • Certified Level I and Certified Residential Thermographer
  • Residential Radon Measurement Provider
  • ASHI Member and Certified Inspector (ACI)
  • Certified Pest Inspector (NEPMA)

“Working with Jack Mason was like getting a home inspection with the klick and klack brothers.  He’s the kind of guy you like immediately and want to know for the end of time.“ – Austin M.

 

Home Insepctor Jameson Malgeri
Home Insepctor Jameson Malgeri

Jameson Malgeri — Certified Inspector, Drone Specialist

Jameson joined MKC Associates with a broad range of construction experience and a true passion for this industry. He has completed over 500 inspections. He has renovated multiple properties, including several of his own, and enjoys educating clients about necessary repairs and renovation. He is an ASHI Certified Inspector, and currently a Director in the ASHI New England chapter. Jameson pioneered our drone division, and is our drone specialist. In his spare time, Jameson enjoys time with his family, and is an avid boater and enjoys drone photography.

“The best part of home inspections is the value of the information we give our clients, helping their family not only now, but years into the future.” -Jameson

Credentials

  • MA Registered Professional Home Inspector License #973
  • BS from Suffolk University
  • ASHI Member and Certified Inspector (ACI)
  • FAA Licensed Drone Pilot
  • Certified Residential Thermographer
  • Certified Deck Inspector (NADRA)
  • Certified Pest Inspector (NEPMA)

“Very detailed and thorough while explaining everything during the home inspection and the report he produced was just as detailed and organized.” – Justin P.

Home Insepctor Rob Amari
Home Insepctor Rob Amari

Rob Amaral — Certified Inspector, Antique Home Specialist

Rob has been a full time home inspector since 1995. In fact, he was in the first group of inspectors to be licensed in Massachusetts! He joined MKC Associates in February of 2017 and brings with him over 24 years of residential and commercial experience.

Rob has become familiar with common Massachusetts home construction types and issues after performing over 6,000 inspections mostly Greater Boston, but also throughout all of New England. This combined with his native residence in Walpole gives him a strong familiarity with local construction history, techniques and the various problems and solutions involved in property ownership.

Prior to being a home inspector, Rob worked as a manager and trainer for a national radon measurement firm in Virginia, who were pioneers in radon measurement.

Rob is a life-long musician (guitar and bass) and has played music professionally all over New England and the Northeast. He currently plays with an eclectic surf band called The Fathoms.

Rob’s take on the home inspection profession: “I like being with different people in different places every day and the challenge of helping people out during their building-purchase process. I have a lot of fun at the same time and consider myself fortunate to have succeeded in this profession”.

Credentials

  • MA Registered Professional Home Inspector License #261
  • ASHI Member and Certified Inspector (ACI)
  • Certified Residential Thermographer
  • Certified Pest Inspector (NEPMA)

“This was the 4th home that Rob Amaral has inspected for me and I can’t imagine using anyone else. Based on his reports, I have purchased 3 of the 4 homes he has inspected. Everything he told me about each house has held true…” – Autumn W.

 

Home Insepctor John McCarty
Home Insepctor John McCarty

John McCarty — Radon Professional, Multifamily & Residential Specialist

John is the radon technician at MKC Associates. He handles all of our radon testing, reporting, machine inventory, and equipment calibration schedules.

He joined our team with a 20 years of experience in the elevator/lift industry, and is a master electrician with a 15-year background in the electrical industry. In addition to all of our residential radon testing, John has recently been heading our Multi-Family and Industrial Radon Testing projects.

In his spare time, John and his wife enjoy working on their antique Quincy home, keeping their fingers on the pulse of local politics, hiking, camping, and exploring throughout New England. They do all of that while spending as much time as possible with their grandson.

“What I really enjoy is being able to bring awareness to our clients (and sometimes real estate agents) about the reality and the nature of radon and its potentially harmful effects. By sharing my knowledge with them, they are more likely to continue to monitor their homes and respond accordingly if elevated levels are found. This awareness often brings peace of mind for our clients, knowing they’re providing an even safer home environment for their family.” – John

Credentials

  • Residential Radon Measurement Professional
  • Massachusetts Master Electrician License #13686

“The radon tester, John, was also thoroughly awesome.  He explained the statistics and dangerous nature of excess radon, including where it comes from, but he also indulged me in explaining more about our electrical system.”

 

Home Insepctor John McCarty
Home Insepctor John McCarty

Trevor Andersen — Inspection Trainee

In addition to a BFA in Architecture, Trevor has 15 years of hands-on experience building, remodeling, and repairing the full range of typical home styles regularly encountered in eastern & central Massachusetts home inspections and properties. He’s worked with several high profile Boston area builders on all project types, including high-end remodels.

When he’s not inspecting homes, or spending time with his wife and two kids, he also enjoys a number of artisanal and artistic expressions.

These range from home and backyard improvements to practical woodworking projects to creating reproductions of stone age tools and weapons. He has a special love for creating practical pieces from reclaimed building materials in his home workshop.

“I enjoy meeting new people each day, and having the chance to use my knowledge and expertise, to guide them on what is often one of the most important decisions of their lives.” – Trevor

 

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