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Mary Ellen & Ron Rivard - Eagle Home Inspections

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Ron Rivard

Owner / Inspector / Trainer

Ever since I was a young adult, I’ve loved working with my hands and had an eye for design – doing everything from building custom kitchen cabinets to redesigning and renovating homes. With my college degree in education and my background in renovation, construction and design, it was a logical segue for me into the field of home inspection. Over the years, inspecting homes and buildings, working with agents and their clients and teaching people about the homes they are purchasing or selling has been both interesting and gratifying. Training and building a team of expert inspectors, that includes veterans, has been my way to “pay it forward.” I’m so proud that Mary Ellen and I have created a family business that consistently provides a professional, friendly and reassuring home inspection experience to our customers and gives them the tools they need to make well-informed confident decisions.

Mary Ellen Graham

Marketing Director / Business Manager

I met Ron in 2002 on a house inspection. The rest, as they say, is history! My professional background includes careers in finance, advertising and interior design and previously served as the Director of Finance and Administration of a scientific animation company where I was instrumental in growing the business from $300K to $3M in annual sales. I’ve always had a “pioneer” attitude and have helped many fledgling companies with ideas become viable realities, so when my husband asked me to jump on board with Eagle, I said, “Why not?” I absolutely love being Ron’s wife and business partner and enjoy mentoring our staff as well as sponsoring young affiliate entrepreneurs. We both firmly believe in treating everyone we meet the way we like to be treated. Ron and I don’t just “talk the talk.” We “walk the walk” through leadership by example and advocating a level of service that is truly “above the rest”!

Armand Riccio

Inspector

This is the success story of a young man who wanted a career in home inspections. When Ron was ready to expand Eagle, we recognized that Armand had the right stuff. So, Ron took Armand under his wing. Armand completed an intensive training course and worked long hours in the field, side-by-side with Ron. Armand is now our lead licensed home inspector. He is highly requested due to his knowledge, professionalism and exceptional customer service skills. Armand’s friendly, respectful attitude continues to gain the admiration of clients and agents alike.


Elizabeth Rivard

Inspector

Our youngest daughter always cared for animals and was previously employed at a local emergency veterinary clinic. She discovered that she was gifted at keeping sick and injured animals calm while administering urgent care. When circumstances necessitated a change in career paths, Elizabeth found herself at a crossroads. By then, her partner, Armand, had already been a home inspector with her dad’s firm for several years and that lit a spark. She wondered, was this something she could do, too? The prospect was new, exciting and challenging, so she made a bold decision and took a leap of faith. Under Ron’s guidance and training, Elizabeth is now working for Eagle full-time, distinguishing herself as an intelligent and intuitive inspector and one of the very few women home inspectors in the state of CT.

Michael Zalewski

Inspector

A real estate agent we know told us that her son had recently finished his service in the Marines. He was a hard worker with a great personality.  Uncertain which path to take in civilian life, he just needed some advice and encouragement. We believe in supporting our veterans and after meeting Mike, we quickly decided that this young man would be a terrific candidate for home inspection training. Ron told Mike that if he was willing to put in the effort, the result could be a solid, satisfying career. Fast forward, after steadfastly applying himself to Ron’s challenging training process, Mike is inspecting with Eagle full-time and loves what he's doing. Agents and clients appreciate his calm, easy-going demeanor, attention to detail and straightforward style. 

 

Liz Graham

Administrative Assistant

Yes, we have two daughters named Elizabeth! We tell people they’re our bookends. After providing social media support to Eagle behind the scenes for several years, our oldest - “Liz G” – is now our administrative assistant. With two Masters’ degrees (Musicology & Education) and her background in high-touch sales, Liz brings plenty of experience and knowledge to the team’s table. She enjoys keeping our business humming by managing day-to-day activity, coordinating test results, and helping with marketing and outreach projects. Liz loves playing the role of Eagle ambassador, representing our team and providing support at the many networking events, groups and meetings we sponsor.

 

Who We Are

We not only critically examine a home, but also teach you about your house using basic operational and maintenance instruction and are available after the inspection to answer your questions.

Mary Ellen Graham answers the question, why choose Eagle?

Before becoming Ron's wife and business partner, I was his client! Back in 2002, I was buying a house by myself for the first time in my life. It was a scary and daunting experience. I randomly selected a home inspector from the several referrals I'd been given and was lucky enough to choose Ron. From the moment he introduced himself, it was evident that I was dealing with a professional that had both knowledge and integrity. Ron was not an alarmist. Rather, he sought to make himself a reassuring element in the home buying process. His thorough analysis and clear explanation of the house gave me the confidence I needed to make a well-informed decision. In the years since then, Ron and I have worked together to build the Eagle brand and solidify our reputation as one of the best in the business. Ron trains our inspectors to approach every home inspection in the same confident, informative and calming manner. Clients and agents alike can trust that Team Eagle will provide them with unparalleled value and exceptional customer service.

The Zen of Ron

The Eagle philosophy:
Present information in a calm, consistent and efficient manner.


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“Their level of communication and care made us feel well-informed and very comfortable as we proceed with our home purchase.”

Chris and Alex R. (repeat clients)

Wallingford, CT

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