About Cobblestone Inspections

Founded in 2014 in Western New York and headquartered in Erie, Pennsylvania, Cobblestone Inspections is a certified inspection company that specializes in both residential and commercial inspections. With multiple locations in the region, we proudly provide our services to communities across the states of New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. With nearly a decade of experience in the inspection industry, plus over 30 years of experience in construction and real estate, we know what it takes to provide the best inspection services.

Cobblestone always puts the customer first, approaching each of our inspections with them in mind and putting a strong emphasis on providing all of the knowledge and information necessary for them to make the best possible decision. We offer a wide range of inspection services for both residential and commercial properties. Our residential inspection services include general home inspections, apartment inspections, pre-listing inspections, new construction inspections, and investor property inspections. Commercial inspection services include inspections for a variety of commercial properties, such as apartment buildings, office buildings, retail stores, restaurants, and hotels.

Our Mission

Our mission is excellence in everything we do. Providing The best Inspectors, The best support staff, and the best inspections

Our Vision

Our vision is to build a team of A-tier Inspectors, Support Staff, Market Reps, and Engineers growing as a team to become one the nation’s largest home and commercial inspection companies, company owners, and leaders in life and their community. Teaching, training, and investing in new ideas, markets, and opportunities.

Our Values

Cobblestone Inspections is built upon common core values which drive all of our actions and goals as a company. We’ve simplified them into a simple acronym: STAR

  • Service– Our customers matter most to us. We strive daily to provide them with the best service in the industry.
  • Teamwork – Teamwork is our DNA. We believe in a culture of winning as a team.
  • Accountability – To win at the highest levels, we hold each other accountable, both in the workplace and in our daily lives.
  • Responsibility – We all value both our personal and professional responsibilities. We take full responsibility for our duties and actions.

Meet Our Team

Kevin Melquist

Kevin Melquist

Chief Inspector

Kevin started working as a carpenter after graduating high school, eventually opening his own construction company in 2002. In addition to building houses from the ground up, Kevin also served as a Realtor, a property investor, a property manager, and a project manager for a commercial roofing company. In 2005, Kevin obtained his real estate license and started working as an agent while continuing his construction work. This gave him extensive hands-on experience in listing and selling houses and finding properties to rehabilitate and flip. Kevin’s background in construction and real estate instilled valuable knowledge and the skills to properly inspect and evaluate all areas of residential and commercial buildings. Kevin has turned his focus to finding talent, building teams, and raising the bar in the Inspection industry. When he is not working, he enjoys discovering new places and ideas, reading, camping, golfing, baseball and football, and spending time with his family.

Jason Shultz

Jason Shultz

Lead Inspector

Jason has over 20 years of combined experience in mechanical and industrial equipment inspections, real estate sales, and customer service. He served 20 years in the United States Navy as a Mechanical Supervisor onboard 3 Submarines while gaining valuable experience in quality assurance and inspections. Jason also served seven years as a Navy Counselor, gaining extensive experience in sales and customer service. In 2012, he retired from active service in the United States Navy and subsequently completed a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Jason also has six years of experience as a Realtor with Howard Hanna and Coldwell Banker offices in Erie, allowing him to understand better the critical process and points of the home inspection process. Jason resides in Fairview, Pa; he loves golf, enjoys camping, basketball, and football, and has quickly become one of the most trusted inspectors in the Erie area. Jason takes great pride in performing real estate inspections and developing keen attention to detail from years of military and life experience. He is dedicated to ensuring that his clients are comfortable and well-informed about real estate transactions, home inspection processes, and results.

Kristie Salvaggio

Kristie Salvaggio

Operations Leader

Kristie is a former travel agent and has worked in a few other areas in the travel industry, making her perfect for the demands of our inspectors and clients. She joined the company in 2021 and loves the day-to-day of the inspection industry and keeps the company running smoothly. In her spare time, She loves to kayak, read, and spend time with her family.

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