About Us

Why Choose Warren Engineering?

Choose Experience

Warren Engineering has been specializing in building and home inspections for over 40 years. We have performed over 75,000 home and commercial inspections: far exceeding any other Rochester area inspection firm.

Choose Reputation

The most highly regarded home inspection consulting firm in the Rochester NY area.

Choose Knowledge

All home and building inspections are performed by Licensed Professional engineers and architects. Our staff is comprised of Engineers with accredited degrees including Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering.

Choose Accreditation

Did you know that only Licensed Professional Engineers and Architects are qualified to analyze structural conditions in a house or building in New York State? Home inspectors are not recognized by NYS as being qualified to diagnose structural problems. As licensed Engineers our evaluations are also accepted by FHA and HUD.

Choose a Detailed Report

Our reports are detailed narrative reports that specifically describe our findings in an easily understandable manner. Digital photography is also utilized to enhance and personalize the report. Other home inspection firms will provide a more general and “boiler plate” check sheet format, usually provided by a franchise organization.

Choose Ethics

We work for you! Although we enjoy a great reputation with the real estate community in the Rochester area, we understand it is our client that we must serve. Warren Engineering does not have any financial bond with real estate companies, including payment of advertising fees in exchange for referrals.

Choose the firm that Real Estate professionals use when they are buying a home!

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Our Dedicated Team

Douglas J. Burgasser, P.E.

Douglas J. Burgasser, P.E.

Mr. Burgasser is one the owners and managing partners of the firm. His association with Larry H. Warren, PE, PC began in 1989. He has conducted in excess of 18,000 inspections including residential, industrial and commercial. He has total engineering experience of over 35 years dating to 1980, including employment as an engineer at E.I. DuPont and Eastman Kodak. He also managed one of the carpenter and trade shops at Kodak during his time there. Doug is a Mechanical Engineer with wide ranging experience in HVAC, piping systems, building construction, etc. In addition to providing inspections, he consults on a variety of topics including water infiltration, roofing and siding problems, drainage problems, ventilation, HVAC and others. He has particular interest and expertise in historic and older homes.

Doug is a native of Buffalo, New York and has resided in the Rochester Area since 1982. He is both a New York State Licensed Professional Engineer and a New York State Licensed Home Inspector. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo. Doug and his wife enjoy time with their four adult sons.


Thomas D. Wurzer, P.E.

Thomas D. Wurzer, P.E.

Mr. Wurzer is one of the owners of the firm and has been with the firm since 1999. Since that time he has conducted over 12,000 inspections of residential and commercial properties. He has total engineering experience of over 25 years dating to 1991. Prior to joining the firm, Tom’s background as a Mechanical Engineer included extensive construction and design experience as an engineering manager and as a mechanical design engineer. Tom has also performed hundreds of detailed energy audits. He is a native of Rochester and is a graduate of Fairport High School. Tom is both a New York State Licensed Professional Engineer and a NYS Licensed Home Inspector.

Tom is a graduate of The University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) and is also a graduate of the University of Rochester with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) concentrating in entrepreneurship, finance, and corporate accounting. In his spare time, Tom enjoys playing trumpet with groups in the Fairport and Victor-Farmington areas as well as spending time with his wife and three children.


Larry H. Warren, P.E.

Mr. Warren is the founding member of Larry H. Warren P.E., P.C. He now serves as an active associate of the firm. He formed the company in 1976 and is widely regarded as the most experienced building and home inspector in Rochester. Mr. Warren has over 50 years of engineering experience dating to 1963. He has inspected in excess of 20,000 structures in the Rochester area including personal residences, condominiums, apartments, vacation homes, commercial buildings, shopping plazas, schools and retail establishments. He provides in depth consultations with building owners and home owners on specific problems such as water infiltration, weather-proofing, roof and structural problems and repairs, heating and ventilating problems and others. He is a member of N.A.B.I.E., N.S.P.E., and A.S.H.I. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York and also a licensed home inspector. He holds a BSEE from Clarkson University and an MBA from the University of Rochester.


Sarah Doxtater

Sarah is our Office Coordinator and generally the first person you will contact at our office. She keeps things moving along smoothly for our busy office and is responsible for the day to day operations including scheduling, processing appointments, record keeping and follow up assistance. Sarah joined Warren Engineering during the busy season of 2012 as an office assistant. Currently, as Office Coordinator, she is very proud to provide excellent, timely customer service via her warm, friendly voice. Sarah’s goal is to make your experience with Warren Engineering a great one.

Sarah continues to further her college education while raising four children. She has a passion for her part-time photography business and many of the photos on our website were taken by Sarah Jean Photography. She enjoys contributing to the Rochester community and organizes an annual charity event called "Books with Santa".



Our team of Engineers and Architects also includes highly qualified Inspectors that have been associated with Warren for many years. These individuals bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to our firm.

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