Peter Ottowitz

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About Inspector Peter Ottowitz

Owner, Peter Ottowitz, MSEE, MBA is a trained Certified Master Home Inspector (InterNACHI), licensed construction supervisor, household environmental testing specialist and thermographer. He is qualified to conduct a number of different environmental tests, if the results of your home inspection indicate a need for them. WIth radon, water and mold testing, Peter Ottowitz will ensure that you are knowledgeable about the house to be bought or sold!

Accreditations and Licenses


  • Massachusetts Licensed Home Inspector # 627

  • New Hampshire Licensed Home Inspector # 118

  • Connecticut Licensed Home Inspector # 573

  • Certified Master Home Inspector (InterNACHI)

  • Massachusetts Licensed Construction Supervisor # CS 96912

  • Radon Assessor # 103743 RT

  • Certified Level I & II Mold Assessor by Indoor Environmental Standards Organization

  • Certification in Indoor Air Quality Survey Sampling; Training included Home Sampling Parameters, Sample Media Preparation, Sample Pump Preparation, Chain of Custody, Sample Collection and Home Observations, PRISM Analytical Technologies

  • Certified Allergen Screener

  • COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Home Inspectors Certified by InterNACHI

  • Level One Thermographer

  • New England Pest Management Association NEPMA # 13027

  • Wood Destroying Insect Registry Inspector # 13027

  • Certified Living in Place Professional (CLIPP)

  • InterNachi Certified Deck Inspector





  • American Society of Home Inspectors

  • National Association of Certified Home Inspectors

  • Ethical Inspectors





  • American Building Sciences Academy, Barre, VT

  • Snell School of Thermography, Montpelier, VT

  • Living in Place Institute, Louisville, CO

  • MBA Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

  • MSEE Northeastern University, Boston, MA

  • BSEE Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA





  • Volunteer Counselor, SCORE, “Counselors to American Small Business”


February 1, 2021


I would highly recommend Hawkeye Home Inspections! I found them to be thorough, knowledgeable, and friendly, taking the time to show any concerns and explain them. Their attention to detail and willingness to answer our questions was most appreciated. Thank you! - Mike K.

January 8, 2021

Had a great home inspection experience with Peter from Hawkeye! He came highly recommended by my Realtor. His experience and knowledge in the home inspection business was evident. The inspection was thorough and also educational. He was frank and realistic about any questions or concerns I had about the home. The detailed report arrived within a day, was personalized and included photos that helped me remember the topics we had discussed. I highly recommend them for home inspections! I felt like I was on an episode of This Old House with someone experienced and excited about what they do. - Sylvia Yoo

December 23, 2020

As first-time home buyers, we hired a Hawkeye inspector for a home inspection in Chelmsford, MA in December, 2020. From the moment we met Peter, we were highly impressed by his professionalism and candor. He arrived 20-30 minutes early to start the process on the outside of the house. He made an effort to hear our concerns, provide answers to our questions, and explain the home improvement terminology. The process of inspecting the house took roughly 3 hours, and we appreciated his attention to detail; we did not feel rushed through the process at any point. After the inspection, he sent us a full, detailed report of all of his findings, as well as several other resources/contacts for homeowners. Overall, we were really happy with the inspection, and we would definitely use Hawkeye for our future inspection needs. - Daniel Browe

December 16, 2020


Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness - Paul Bostrom

December 3, 2020


I used Peter for my inspection in purchasing a home. Inspection was lights out! Peter was focused solely on delivering the highest quality service possible and I felt very confident that my best interests were in his heart. I felt like these guys went the extra mile and really dove into the house, making me feel very secure about my purchase. I would love to work with them again. They even still have a sense of humor this late in 2020! - Cary Fridrich

September 27, 2020

Peter and Ed at Hawkeye Home Inspections were wonderful. They went above and beyond to make sure we understood what they were looking for, what they were finding, and why it mattered. This made a huge difference to our confidence level in purchasing the home. The little extras to make it feel like they were part of our team and not just there for a job made a big difference: water and snacks, a little framed picture of the house for us to keep and treating us both equally during the home inspection. The report was thorough and well documented and the process to hire, pay, and get the inspection done was simple and fast. - C. Hathaway

September 8, 2020


Peter Ottowitz was amazing and very knowledgable about things I would need to do after my home inspection. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking into buying a home. - Lillian Hampton


September 7, 2020


Hello! Thank you so much. That was a terrific experience, and an incredibly fast turn around time on the report. I couldn't be more satisfied. You patiently explained what you saw, ensuring there were no surprises on the full report. Thanks again, I'll definitely recommend you to anyone I know who needs a home inspector. - Peter G.


August 25, 2020


Hawkeye blended the expertise needed for the finest and most thorough inspection I've ever had with a cheerful and pleasant attitude that made the day enjoyable. You can't do better than that, thank you to Peter and Ed for the great experience. Best,Tom

June 18, 2020

Peter and his crew were very thorough during the home inspection. They took the time to answer any questions in depth and explained all the small issues. They were very tidy and professional - even changing into "inside" shoes before entering the house. Would absolutely recommend them to anyone in the Greater Boston area! - Tatum Mangum

June 1, 2020

Peter Ottowitz (assisted by Mina Gaber) inspected a house for us in May 2020 as part of our purchase process. They were friendly, thorough, explained everything clearly and left us feeling confident that we had poked into all the corners and investigated the extent and apparent state of all the services in the house. They were very approachable and Peter took time to explain everything. I would definitely recommend Hawkeye. - David Upton

May 12, 2020

Stacey was very nice, scheduled next morning. The inspector, Peter, was on time, thorough and the report was well detailed. Very good price and service. I would recommend to anyone. - Flavia Padilha

April 10, 2020


Hi Peter - Lisa and I just wanted to say thank you for all of your help yesterday. You were very informative and made us feel at ease with the whole process. We've gone over the report and it covers everything you pointed out to us, which is awesome. We will recommend Hawkeye to anyone we know who may be buying a home in the future. We really appreciated that you could inspect the home despite all the chaos that is going on in the world right now. And we also appreciate all of the jokes and laughs we shared yesterday. Thanks again. - Mike and Lisa M.

November 13, 2019


Peter was great during our home inspection. He was very thorough and talked us through everything he did. I was very impressed with the cleanliness and overall presentation performed during inspection. Peter was also very knowledgeable of other resources new home owners should take advantage of which was very appreciated. We would highly recommend Hawkeye Home Inspections to all friends and family. Thanks again! - Saray

October 13, 2019

Peter did an excellent job of making us feel comfortable and walking us through all of the systems and components of the home. He provided a lot of great insight into the condition of the house. Would highly recommend. - Greg Saia

October 2, 2019

I used both Neil and Peter for a home inspection and they were both excellent. They were so outgoing, and both brought snacks and water to our apppointment. Peter even gave me a small framed picture of the house I was buying - so sweet. They were both so knowledgeable and thorough. They made the entire experience very pleasant and productive. Plus, they have an excellent online system to schedule and pay for your inspection. Love their service!

- Jody S.

September 18, 2019


Peter was very informative and thorough going through our scheduled Shrewsbury home inspection. Definitely a 10 star presentation and even made the experience comfortable. He even gave my wife a framed picture of the home which was very thoughtful. Definitely recommend to anyone buying a new home in the area. - Alex de Montigny

August 3, 2019


Peter did my inspection and he was great. He caught the smallest little detail in things that I had already walked by two or three times. He took his time and was very thorough. He also made sure that I knew exactly what something was and how it worked and explained what I should do in the future if it didn't work. His extraordinary expertise was only outdone by his great sense of humor. I would highly recommend Peter and Hawkeye Home Inspections. - Mary Fitzgerald

June 10, 2019

Peter was thorough and took time to explain things to two rookies as well answer all our questions. He was extremely knowledgeable, thoughtful, genuine and a joy to have do our home inspection. We would highly recommend Hawkeye to anyone! - Emily Cataldo

June 5, 2019

Patrick and Peter were absolutely fantastic during two of our home inspections. Not only were they professional and thorough, they provided us with very helpful insight into each home which helped make our decisions easier. I would highly recommend Hawkeye for your home inspection! -  Ryan Wood

April 18, 2019


As I said to Peter when we met him and Jeremy Murphy at the 65 Grove St. #342 condominium in Wellesley, MA, I selected Hawkeye for this important step in Liz's and my decision-making, based on the strength of your customers' recommendations. Peter: You and Jeremy completely met our expectations. Accompanying you during the inspection was both enlightening and a great pleasure. You explained why each issue--from electrical outlets, to window seals, to the utility of the electrical panel, to the condition of the building's basement and roof--was important. And, as the inspection moved forward, we acquired a cumulative overview of Wellesley Green's suitability to meet the safety and comfort expectations for this next phase of our enjoyable and active living. Your comprehensive report available so quickly reinforced that conclusion. Liz and I recommend without reservation the Hawkeye Company's inspection protocols, procedures, and reporting. - Paul A. and Elizabeth F. Fideler

April 17, 2019

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Hawkeye for professional services provided by Pete and Dana for the home inspection of a condo unit. They did a wonderful and very thorough job and have a fantastic sense of humor. Pleasant business experiences are often rare these days and these gentlemen exuded a caring, helpful nature that you find with good friends...wish you all the best..thanks for service.....Jeff

December 26, 2017


Peter is an excellent home inspector and takes pride and great joy in performing his job. (He even confided that he'd prefer to stay and work then retreat to Florida this winter!) Peter was recently chosen by the buyer to inspect the house which took about two hours. After the inspection, Peter contacted me directly to alert the sellers to winterize the outside faucets in order to avoid freezing. As many of you know, burst pipes can be a major setback and jeopardize or delay the sale of the home. In my experience, burst pipes are a major burden that no seller wants to contend with. Thank you Peter for diverting a potential catastrophe and allowing me to in turn, alert the out of town Sellers! Happy Holidays! - Nancy Capalucci Antonio

May 18 2016

Hawkeye Inspectors were awesome from beginning to end. They booked my inspection with very short notice, and sent me friendly reminder emails regarding time and place. Peter was so great - he completely demystified a potentially scary process for me, a first time home buyer. He is professional yet very good humored, and answered all my "dumb" questions without making me feel dumb. I highly recommend them, and especially Peter - he's great! - Kristina S.


May 9, 2016

"Thank you for all of your help and making the inspection such an enjoyable experience. As a first time home buyer the whole process has been a stressful experience with a steep learning curve, but I couldn't have asked for a better inspector. Peter took the time to explain his inspection criteria in depth while he was conducting the inspection. As relatives reviewed the copy of his inspection report, they were astounded by the amount of detail and diligence that the inspection included. As an added perk, a custom inspection binder was provided which included a helpful home repair manual. To top it all off, Peter bought drinks and snacks for everyone present. I'll be referring him and Hawkeye to anyone I know in the home buying market." - Michael, Grafton, MA


Peter has a keen eye for detail and offered a wealth of information throughout the course of the inspection. He was a pleasure to work with offering snacks, as well as a framed picture of our new home. The cost of the inspection more than paid for itself, as we were able to negotiate $1,500 off our offer price using pictures from the inspection report as support. In addition, a 10% off coupon provided to Lowe's saved us $100 on a new washer and dryer. - Alex H.

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