About Us

Brightside Home Inspections is a family-owned and operated inspection company in Central New York.

Brightside consists of New York State licensed home inspectors Scott Brown and Jeff Dugan with Scott’s wife Mary Katherine handling the administrative side of the company.

Team Brightside

Scott Brown

Scott has the following accreditations:
-New York state licensed home inspector #16000075330
-NACHI certified home inspector
-ASHI Associate Member
-CNYASHI Member
-CNYASHI Chapter Representative for the National ASHI Governing Council
-NRSB licensed radon measurement specialist
-NYS ELAP Certified Radon Testing Laboratory #12089

Scott’s interest in construction began at an early age while working with his father on DIY projects in his childhood home.

After graduating from Syracuse University in 2005 Scott moved around for several years with his future wife, first to Albany, NY and later to the Caribbean island of St. Croix before returning home to Syracuse.

After returning to Syracuse Scott landed at a large regional home improvement company, eventually carving out a position on the executive team as the director of operations where he stayed for nearly a decade.

Scott can often be found at the dome rooting for SU basketball and loves to travel.

His favorite part of inspecting is educating first-time buyers about their new home.

Jeff Dugan

Jeff is a 2006 graduate of SUNY Potsdam and a NYS licensed home inspector. Jeff’s resume brings home building experience and his knowledge as a professional firefighter to the team.

When Jeff isn’t working he can be found traveling the U.S. to compete in Marathons and Iron-man competitions. He has competed in 21 states so far and has his sights set on all 50.

Home Inspection license

Service Area

We travel up to 40 miles from Syracuse for home inspections.

Brightside Service Radius