Meet the Inspectors

We seek to provide the best possible home inspections. Excellent personal service is our goal.
We encourage our clients to attend inspections, and we provide clients and realtors with expertise, support and resources.

Zsako Home Inspectors!

With the Inspectors on our team, we can schedule your inspection in as soon as 3-5 days. We service Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Albuquerque and all areas in between.

Zsako Home Inspections is certified by the American Home Inspectors Institute, adhering to the organizations’ professional code of ethics and standards of practice. We take pride in objective, thorough reports.

Istvan Zsako, Owner Istvan Zsako, Owner – I am a licensed Residential and Commercial Contractor who is a Certified Home Inspector by ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) and AHIT (American Home Inspection Training). With over 22 years of Home Building, Remodeling and Home Maintenance experience, you will receive the benefit of an experienced professional, in home construction, to assess the condition of your home purchase and evaluate existing problems that will need correction. I have had the pleasure to work with many excellent and reputable builders in Santa Fe such as Hulocker Homes, Casa Solterra Design, Denman Construction, Tierra Concepts, Baglione Custom Wood Works, Zachary’s Homes and Sierra West Design to name a few.

When I first came to Santa Fe, in 1998, I was drawn to the beautiful mountains overlooking Santa Fe. I could not stay away and decided to move to Santa Fe to live. I enjoy hiking and camping in the mountains, and canoe on the rivers and lakes nearby. Sitting around watching the sunsets never gets old. The mountain snow cover in the winter is great for going snowboarding and sledding. My latest construction project has been the remodeling pf an adobe home and converting the structure to use solar electricity and solar heated water to heat the home. The idea of using the suns energy to reduce the impact on the environment and reduce day to day living expenses has been an inspiration. I never get tired of the 300+sunny days a year in New Mexico!

Active Member of the Women’s Counsel of Realtors
Active Member on the Santa Fe Association of Realtors Affiliates Committee
Home Inspecting for Real Estate Transactions over 9 years
Inspecting Homes as a Licensed Contractor for over 22 years
Over 3,000 Inspections Performed and Counting!

Gordon Stephens, Inspector Gordon Stephens, Inspector, has over 35 years of experience in maintenance and construction of homes in Santa Fe, NM. Working with contractors and builders such as Tom Woods, Sharron Woods, Pinson Brothers and Mark McFerrin to name a few. He is now bringing that experience and knowledge into the consulting field of Home Inspections. As of today, he has completed over 1,500 home inspections and is now an ASHI Certified Home Inspector and New Mexico Licensed Home Inspector.

Jerry Maldonado, Inspector Jerry Maldonado, Inspector was born in Silver City, New Mexico, but moved to Texas at an early age with his family. Over the years he has lived in Wilmington North Carolina, San Jose California and Houston Texas. In 2016, he and his wife decided to fulfill a lifelong dream of moving to New Mexico. Jerry looked at several areas in New Mexico to reside, but after spending some time in Norther New Mexico they decided on Santa Fe. Santa Fe offered them a rich culture, outdoor activities, magnificent scenery and a warm welcome from the locals. Before turning to home inspections, Jerry was a technical advisor in the Aerospace and Energy industries. He is a graduate of The University of Texas at El Paso. He worked in the construction industry to help pay for his way through college.

Jerry is a certified home inspector that offers his clients a comprehensive set of professional skills and personal service that are unmatched in the local home inspection industry. His services help clients navigate the home buying process. His reports help the clients differentiate between the inspection findings that should be addressed immediately, i.e. red flags, versus those items that can be addressed later by the new homeowners. The ultimate goal is to help the client realize their dream of a “perfect home”.