CARNELL's inspection team has an average of 20 years experience. Our goal is to provide clients with a clear understanding of the condition of the structural, mechanical, and environmental components of a property. Education and hands on experience gives them the knowledge and expertise of construction methods and materials necessary to provide the confidence and security you will need when purchasing a home.


James E. Carnicelli, President and founder of CARNELL, is a Civil Engineer with a Masters Degree. Jim has over 45 years of engineering consulting experience. In 1969, Jim started CARNELL Associates, a building inspection firm. Jim is Vice President of The Westchester County Board of Health and a member of The American Society of Home Inspectors.

"I take a continuing personal interest in the well-being of all our CARNELL clients. My engineers, architects and environmental technicians and I have built our reputation for quality professional service over the years by careful and concerned attention to our clients' needs."

James E. Carnicelli is a Vice President of the Westchester Board of Health, past President of Westchester/Hudson Valley Leukemia Society of America, and past President of the Metropolitan Chapter of The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). He is also past National Secretary to the American Society of Home Inspectors.

He teaches Energy Efficiencies and New York State Energy Codes (licensed by the State), and Construction for the Westchester and Long Island Board of Realtors. He also gives courses in engineering, construction management and energy efficiencies to various groups and societies. He is certified as a New York State qualified instructor for Realty Boards for Engineering, Energy, and CE (Continued Education) courses for both construction and environmental issues. When away from the office Jim enjoys his family and boating. He is also a New York State licensed Home Inspector - lic # 16000010529.



Michael V. Carnicelli is CARNELL's Vice President and Director of Environmental Services. Michael has over 15 years of environmental experience. He is currently perusing a Masters of Public Health in Environmental and Occupational Health. When not in the office, Michael enjoys spending time with his family and a good game of golf.



Sig Wohl is an Architect. He has been performing home inspections for over 18 years and has been associated with CARNELL since 1991. When not performing home inspections, Sig enjoys competing in triathlons and antiquing. Sig is a licensed New York State home inspector - lic # 16000010815.


Tom Comella is a Mechanical Engineer with over 21 years of experience. He has been performing home inspections for over 19 years and joined the CARNELL Team in 1996. Tom is a licensed New York State home inspection - lic # 16000010074, a licensed Connecticut home inspector - lic # 351 and a licensed New Jersey home inspector - lic # 24GI00052900.

Ted von Briesen is an Electrical Engineer with over 35 years of engineering experience. Ted has been with the CARNELL Team since 1997 as both a home inspector and EPA Certified Lead Paint Inspector. When not doing inspections, Ted enjoys renovating his home and serving on the Board of Directors for the Theodore Roosevelt Audubon Center. Ted is a licensed New York State home inspector - lic # 16000009450.

Steve Boersma is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years of engineering experience. He has been performing home inspections for over 17 years. Steve joined the CARNELL Team in 1997. Steve is a licensed New York State home inspector - lic # 16000006952, a licensed Connecticut home inspector - lic # 464 and a licensed New Jersey home inspector - lic # 24GI00052600.

Ben Rozenblat is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years of engineering experience. He has been performing home inspections for over 10 years. Ben became part of the inspection team in 1998. Ben enjoys spending his free time golfing and sailing. Ben is a licensed New York State home inspector - lic # 16000006897 and a licensed New Jersey home inspector - lic # 24GI00066900.

John Coppola is a Professional Engineer with over 30 years of engineering experience. John joined the CARNELL team in 2003 as a Consultant. Away from the office John enjoys acting, directing, and playing the trombone.







Paul Scorzelli and Mike Fescoe are CARNELL's environmental technicians. Paul has been with CARNELL since 1997 and Michael joined in 2000. Together they handle all of CARNELL's environmental testing. CARNELL's experienced environmental technicians recognized the need to keep up with the complex and changing environmental regulations to protect our clients and handle all their needs.



Maria Abbamont has been Jim's Assistant and Office Manager since 1994. She has a Masters in Business Administration from Manhattan College. Outside the office Maria enjoys spending time with her family, day trips and baseball.



Donna Caixerio has been with Carnell since 1985. She is in charge of all your scheduling needs from home inspections to environmental testing. Away from the office Donna enjoys spending her time at the beach or at a good tag sale.



Cheryl Charles joined Carnell in 1986. While away from the office Cheryl enjoys traveling and reading a good book.