Burgess Inspections, Inc. is a full-service commercial and home inspection company in central Virginia. With a 100 years of combined construction experience and 85-plus years of inspection experience, you can trust that we’ll provide the information to protect your best interests. When buying, selling, or leasing commercial or residential property, trust the experts at Burgess. Contact us today at (844) 804-9219 to schedule an appointment.
Meet the Experts
Scooter Burgess – CEO / Owner
Scooter began his career as an electrician in 1975 and operated his own electrical contracting company for eight years. In 1993 he started Burgess Inspections, Inc. and has grown the business to become the largest locally owned building inspection company in central Virginia. His goal is to provide the highest quality inspection services to our clients. Scooter has been an ASHI member since 1993 and currently serves as the President of the Virginia Association of Home Inspectors.
Scooter is a native of Southampton County in south eastern Virginia. He enjoys reading all types of books from Harry Potter to history and novels. His favorite past time is fishing – from small mouth in the James to pike in Alaska. He also is a great supporter of his former college team The Richmond Spiders (Go Spiders). He loves spending time with his family – and trying to keep up with his 5 grandchildren. Scooter’s free time is just as jam packed as his work life.
Aaron Jamerson – Inspector
Aaron has been with Burgess Inspections since 2016. He serves as our Inspector Manager and is responsible for quality assurance, training and oversight of all our inspection services to ensure the highest quality for our clients.Aaron is certified to provide all of our inspection services including residential, new residential construction, commercial and all of our specialty services – radon, mold, sewer scope, irrigation, thermal imaging and new construction quality assurance. Aaron is responsible for the implementation of new services and ongoing monitoring of Burgess Inspections processes, reports and protocols for consistency and accuracy. Aaron has an extensive background in remodeling, and thorough understanding of building systems, components and inspection regulations. He is an active ASHI member.
Aaron enjoys spending time with his family, taking cruises, playing drums with his church music team and taking on new projects.
Mark Lavery – Inspector
Mark joined the Burgess Inspections team in 2001. Since becoming an inspector has completed more than 2,000 inspections in his inspection career. In addition to traditional Residential Inspections Mark is recognized for his extensive knowledge of historic properties in the Richmond area.
Mark previously owned a set design and construction business and has a background in construction and renovation. In addition to performing inspections he actively purchases and renovates properties.
In his spare time Mark enjoys taking adventures with his family.
Ryan Pfeiffer – Inspector
Ryan recently joined the Burgess Inspection team. He is a Virginia licensed Home Inspector and has also been a professional fire fighter in Henrico County for 12 years. Ryan brings knowledge of building construction from his fire and safety background to the inspection business. Ryan has quickly become one of our most requested inspectors.
Ryan was born and lived in Emporia Virginia for 10 years prior to moving to Midlothian – where he currently resides. Prior to becoming a fire fighter, he worked with a family owned business involved in roadway construction and repair. When not inspecting homes or serving has a fire fighter, Ryan enjoys spending most of his free time with his two daughters.
Peter Santen – Inspector
Peter joined the Burgess Inspections team in 2018 as a part of the expansion of the Charlottesville area division. Peter performs residential and new construction residential inspections and is one of our key Radon inspectors. Peter has been instrumental to our growth in the Charlottesville area and also supports our Richmond market. Prior to joining Burgess Inspections Peter served as an instructor at a local Technical Education Center and previously worked as a cabinet maker.
Peter has been recognized for his attention to detail, thoroughness and patience and willingness to take time to discuss details of the inspection report and maintenance guidance with his clients.
Peter’s family consist of his wife, two daughters and their cat. In his spare time he enjoys camping, cooking, skiing, wood carving and traveling with his family.
Marcus Stonestreet – Inspector
Marcus joined Burgess Inspections in 2015 and has completed over 1300 inspections to date. He is certified to perform residential and radon inspections.
Marcus has extensive knowledge of new construction through years of experience as a project manager in custom home building in Northern Virginia. He brings hands on experience in home improvement and new construction. Marcus is an ASHI member and recognized for his ability to relate to the homebuyer and explain inspection report details. Marcus is known for his sense of humor and always ready to share a joke.
At home Marcus spends his time keeping up with his two young children, his wonder wife, Cary and dog Cole.
Dennis Turgeon – Inspector
Dennis joined the Burgess Inspections team in 2020. He provides home inspection services to both the Charlottesville and Richmond areas. He brings over 30 years of experience in commercial construction, maintenance, and upkeep.
Dennis is a retired Navy vet and Engineering/Project Manager. He lives in the Zion Crossroads area and relocated here from Michigan to be closer to his family and grandchildren. Prior to his recent move to Virginia, Dennis was involved in several multimillion-dollar manufacturing construction and expansion projects. Specializing in HVAC, electrical and plumbing.
When not inspecting homes, Dennis likes to spend time with his grandchildren, travel, and fish.
Danny Windham – Inspector
Danny joined Burgess Inspections in 2019. In addition to performing Residential and Commercial inspections Danny is in involved in our radon and mold assessment services and assumed the lead in our new construction quality assurance program. Danny is a FAA licensed drone pilot. Danny’s unique experience and knowledge of construction code and ADA regulations serves as a valuable resource to our inspection team.
Prior to beginning his home inspection career, Danny was a building inspector in Southern California for 16 years. Since moving to Richmond, he was a building inspector for the City of Richmond and construction manager for a local construction company.
Danny and his wife have a son and grandson. Danny enjoys playing guitar as a hobby and he also plays on his church music team. His wife is a professional singer as well as a school teacher.
Mike Zuehlke – Inspector
Mike joined Burgess Inspections in 2016. He has quickly become one of our most experienced inspectors having performed over 2200 inspections, averaging more than 500 inspections per year. In addition to performing residential inspections he is a key member of our commercial inspections team. Mike is also certified to perform new construction inspections, Radon inspections and is a FAA Licensed Drone Pilot. Mike is a Class A contractor with over 35 years in remodeling and new home construction experience.
Mike is originally from Michigan and enjoys traveling with his wife and spending time with his grandchildren. When he is not inspecting properties, Mike is always involved in some type of new construction or home improvement project.
Andrew Smith – Radon Technician
Andrew recently joined the Burgess Inspections Environmental team as a Radon Technician. He is certified to perform Radon Testing and provides support in numerous other areas within the company Andrew Previously worked as a Water Restoration Technician, Pesticide Technician, and most recently in the Sales Department of a renowned home improvement company.
Andrew has lived most of his life in Chesterfield County, graduating from Clover Hill High School. In his spare time, he enjoys playing music, reading a good Stephen King novel and binging movies with his girlfriend.
Tricia Kelly – CFO
Tricia has been a part of Burgess Inspections for more than 20 years. She came to Burgess Inspections working part time helping Scooter how ever needed. Her position soon became full-time as Burgess began to grow into the diverse company it is today. Tricia has become a vital part of the company. She wears many hats from handling the financial side of the business to running our EIFS (Synthetic Stucco) division. Since Tricia loves being outside she continues to work in the field with our EIFS inspector.
Tricia and her husband Pat live in Chesterfield County and have 2 sons who are married, and 2 grandchildren that live in Charlotte and Minnesota. She loves all things football, because the Kelly family was and still is a football family. In her spare time her first love is gardening and canning the things she grows in her gardens.
Gala Kizzar – Operations Manager
Gala joined Burgess Inspections in 2016. She is originally from North Carolina and attended Chowan University. After college she moved to Richmond and met and then married her husband of 45 years, Don. In 2015, she retired as Director of Payroll and Taxes for a non-profit organization after 38 years of service. Gala is our Operations Manager and supports all areas of our company. She works directly with our Inspectors and office team to improve our processes and customer service.In her free time, she enjoys gardening and is an active member of the Goochland Powhatan Master Gardeners. A beach house on Topsail Island, NC is also her love and where she goes as often as possible.
Darlean Beulike – Inspector
Darlene joined Burgess Inspections in 2017 as our Scheduler and Customer Service Representative.
She Attended Roanoke Bible College, Elizabeth City, NC with intent to study Audiology but was drawn to the Real Estate industry by a passion to assist individuals in pursuing their dreams of owning a home. After over 35 years in the Mortgage Banking Industry she is now committed to assisting home buyers and sellers have their homes inspected to eliminate unforeseen repair issues with their homes. Darlene is the voice of Burgess Inspections helping our clients and Realtors understand our inspection services and schedule their inspections at a time that meets their needs.
Her spare time is spent with her 3 Sons, their significant others, her Dad, Granddaughter and friends.
Janice Burgess – Marketing, Sales & Strategic Planning
Janice recently joined Burgess Inspections after over 40 years in the real estate and mortgage lending industry. She retired after 26 years as Assistant Director in Homeownership at VHDA. She is now supporting Burgess Inspections with marketing, sales and strategic planning.
She enjoys volunteering at the Caritas Furniture Bank, playing golf, spending time with her children and 5 grandchildren and spending even more time with her husband of 45 years, Scooter.
Why Choose Us?
Wondering why you should work with us? Here are just a few reasons:
- Provide reliable service
- Trained in the Carson Dunlop method
- Fully insured
- Maintain a top level of objectivity
- Continually update our knowledge
- Technically proficient
- Treat you as we would expect to be treated
- Provide an easy to read, detailed report
- Make ourselves available after the inspection for questions or concerns
- Promise you honesty and integrity
- Answer our phones
- Available for weekday and Saturday appointments
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At Burgess Inspections, we believe in giving back to the Virginia community that gives to us. As such, we support The Greater Richmond ARC, an organization that provides a continuum of programs and services for individuals with developmental disabilities. We’re also affiliated with the Women’s Council of Realtors in Richmond and the Richmond Association of Realtors.
When you’re making an important decision about a property, don’t make it without us. Contact Burgess Inspections, Inc. at (844) 804-9219 to schedule a home or commercial inspection. Be sure to check out our helpful resources and read our reviews (A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau) for more information.