About Us

Karl J. Schenk, Jr.

President and owner of Sherlock Homes Inspection Services, Karl began working for the company in the fall of 2003. He is a New York State licensed home inspector (license #16000011250) and has completed over 4,000 inspections as of October 2018.

Karl worked in the construction industry at Eastman Kodak Company for more than 37 years. After completing an electrical apprenticeship, he worked in many different supervisory positions and then as construction manager for 13 years on projects ranging from $50,000 to over $15 million. Karl has personal experience building homes and doing remodeling work. This well-rounded experience contributes to his success and expertise as a home inspector

Sherlock Homes Inspection Service Ltd works mainly in the following locations: Rochester, New York; Canandaigua, New York; Monroe County; Ontario County; Wayne County; Livingston County; Yates County and Seneca County. For further information please contact us today.


Amanda Rice

Karl J. Schenk Jr did an amazing job with the inspection. He was so thorough, knowledgable and very friendly. I highly recommend him for a home inspection. He was the best!!!

Bill and Carol Mussaw

We had Karl Schenk Jr., what an experience. he was not only on time, but early. He is a true professional, extremely thorough, and makes sure you understand everything when he is done. His friendly demeanor adds to the experience. We have already started recommending him. Thank you Karl!!!

Jason and Carissa Telarico

This is our first home and our inspection cound not have gone better thanks to Karl Schenk. No stress at all and detailed report. Thanks guys!

Michael Strong

Thank you for a thorough and professional inspection. My father who's been in the business for 30 years was even impressed by inspection process. I will be happy to refer you on to anyone that inquires.

Michael Hahn

Thank you for the report. You did a thorough job and were very courteous and professional. I would highly recommend you anyone needing your service. Thanks again for a job well done.

Jess Battist

I appreciate what you have done for my fiancÚ and I. I heard you did a fantastic job and that you were a delight to work with. I'm glad I picked the right person! I'm sorry I was not able to meet you myself. I heard about your dog and I wanted to tell you your family is in my prayers. Hope you find peace and healing. Again, thanks for everything and I'll be in touch!

John Steedle

It was a please meeting you Thursday at the Kreutter's inspection. Your skill, knowledge and professionalism all top notch! I want to pass the word on your services when I can - how large a territory do you cover? Thanks again for your time.

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