Second Act Inspections

“Quality Inspections for Your Home. Peace of Mind for You!”



Second Act Inspections, covering the entire state of New Jersey, provides a complete range of quality residential property inspection services. 



New Jersey home inspector Jerry Ridder, P.E. is licensed through the state of New Jersey and has more than 40 years of engineering and home construction/maintenance experience.



We generate our home inspection reports using state-of-the-art software and deliver login access to our clients by email within 24 hours.


Helping Home Buyers Understand Everything Their Purchase Entails

Welcome to Second Act Inspections, a subsidiary of Second Act Enterprises, LLC. We are a fully licensed and insured New Jersey home inspection company offering appointments seven days a week. Through our comprehensive home inspection services, we help you, the home buyer, understand the home you are about to purchase, what defects, if any, may exist in the home, and provide useful explanations on how to operate and maintain the home responsibly for years to come.

We are here to offer guidance during this important time in your life. New and experienced buyers alike may be overwhelmed with the amount of information they are asked to comprehend when making home purchasing decisions, so we make a point of taking all of the complexities of the home and explaining them in a way that makes sense to our clients.

We welcome and encourage you to join us at the home inspection where you will be able to ask all of your questions and get an in-person explanation of important issues.

First Time Home Buyers
First Time Home Buyers

A Home Inspector with Engineering Experience

Second Act Inspections is owned and operated by licensed home inspector Jerry Ridder, P.E. Our inspector has more than 40 years of engineering experience under his belt and is one of the most detail-oriented and professional inspectors you will find. By putting your trust in the hands of New Jersey’s Second Act Inspections, you are choosing an inspector who has spent his entire career developing the skills required to identify and report on even the most hard-to-find defects in systems and components. He brings this level of service to the home inspection process so you, as a home buyer, know that nothing will be overlooked. We put our knowledge and experience to work for you so that your home gets a quality inspection and you get peace of mind.

Homegauge CRL Digital Report

A Home Inspection Report You Can Actually Understand

We generate our home inspection reports using state-of-the-art software and deliver login access to our clients by email within 24 hours. In the report, you will find a detailed and easy-to-follow write-up of our findings, photos of home issues or areas of interest that expand for easy viewing, and helpful videos to guide you through more complicated areas of concern.

A tool called the Create Request List™ (CRL™) is also included in the report. With it, you and your real estate agent can build your list of repair requests for your seller directly from our findings instead of having to copy each individual item into the repair addendum. This digital list can then be downloaded, saved, adjusted, and shared with any necessary party as needed.

Contact Second Act Inspections today to schedule a New Jersey home inspection.

Offering discounts for active military, veterans, and repeat business.

Jerry Ridder, P.E.

NJ Home Inspector License #24GI00179200
Professional Engineer (New Jersey) - #24GE02826900
11 Kingswood Court
Belle Mead, NJ 08502