Tri-County Inspections

Serving Southeastern PA & Central/Southern NJ since 1985
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Residential, commercial, historic inspections

Whether purchasing a commercial or residential historic property, one member of our staff has the experience needed to evaluate their structure and systems. Unlike newer buildings, additional knowledge is necessary to understand the original structure and offer insight into the changes that have occurred over centuries.

Burgess Lea

The following are some of the types of historic buildings we have inspected:
  • 17th & 18th Century Colonials
  • Early & Late Victorians
  • Log & Timber framed Homes
  • 17th, 18th & 19th Century Farmhouses
  • Historic Taverns, Inns & Hotels
  • 18th & 19th Century Schoolhouses
  • Barns & other Outbuildings
  • Converted Barns & Mills
  • Churches, Meetinghouses, a
    Cathedral, Convent & Seminary
  • National Register Properties
  • Historic Building Museums
Examples of Bill's inspection reports

Bill Kibbel has been with Tri-County for over 25 years and is well known in the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys for his experience with historic and high value properties.

Bill Kibbel
Since 1986, he has inspected well over 10,000 buildings between 100 and 350 years old. He has served on the Board of Directors of 2 public historic buildings and has been a consultant to historic sites in several States. Bill has also been contracted on several occasions by municipal governments to advise building departments, and architecture review boards on historic building issues.

Bill has a background in historic building restoration and also has hands on experience with the tools and techniques used for early buildings. His most recent completed projects include a reproduction of a 17th century timber frame building and an authentic restoration of his home that was built in 1690, located in a historic village on the National Register.

He is the current Director of the Historic Building Inspectors Association, an organization of building inspectors that have experience evaluating historic buildings and have an understanding of preservation standards. Bill has written articles and columns for national and regional publications about home inspections and building restoration and is a frequent speaker at educational seminars for building inspectors and preservation professionals.

Bucks County farm

Read a recent review of Bill Kibbel.

New Jersey:
Bill is occasionally available to travel outside of the area for unique or historically significant properties.
Some of Bill's articles that appear on-line:
Bill's OldHouseWeb Blog posts:
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