Meet The Inspectors

Dean Murphy – Owner/Inspector

I  am the proud owner of Shoveltown Home Inspections as well as a Licensed Home Inspector, Construction Supervisor, Real Estate Salesperson and Vocational Carpentry Teacher.

My 30 plus years of residential and commercial construction and real estate lay the foundation for all of my inspections. My lifelong employment history is focused around building construction. With this background I perform each inspection as if I were buying the property myself.

Buyers are often star struck by the beautiful kitchen or living areas of the home and put little though into the condition of the structure and systems of the home. It is my job to dig deep into the bones and systems of the house and report on their conditions. I look forward to working with you!

Call/Txt 1-774-218-3288


Lic #802

Jeff Audlee – Associate Inspector

My name is Jeff Audlee and I am from Taunton, MA.

My interest in the home inspection world started when I was young as I grew up watching my Mom & Dad renovate and flip houses.  I often found myself enamored with the work they completed, which contributed to me developing a strong curiosity about the components and condition of a home. This led to me spending 8+ years alongside my Dad learning the ins and outs of the trades, all while gaining a vast amount of knowledge about houses.

After I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Communications at Bridgewater State University, I decided to put my education and background to use and began upon the journey of becoming a home inspector.  After completing my home inspector training, I then passed the National Home Inspector Examination. I have since completed hundreds of home inspections, and I love it more each day.

I enjoy being able to share my knowledge with the clients as well as meeting various people on an every day basis. I look forward to working with you!

Call/Txt 1-508-468-8633

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Lic #687

Mike Pimentel- Home Inspector

Hi, my name is Mike Pimentel. I am a lifelong area resident with a very large family throughout Norfolk County.

I have been a Firefighter/EMT for 20 years as well as a licensed Real Estate Professional for 15 years. Having a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science as well as a Real Estate background, helped me to find a career that I enjoy immensely in Home Inspections. 

I have performed hundreds of inspections under Mr. Dean Murphy’s mentorship during my home inspection associates license apprenticeship. I could have worked for many different Inspection companies, but there’s a reason Dean is sought out by clients all over the Commonwealth and operates such a regarded Home Inspection company. I have performed inspections with Dean on 400 square foot modular homes and 10,000 square foot multimillion dollar estates, each is treated with the highest level of detail and client service. 

I worked my way to a full Home Inspectors License, the highest level in the Commonwealth and continue to take classes.  Staying current on new standards and technologies is a must and something I very much enjoy. 

It appears my niche is particularly with new home buyers and buyers with expanding families. My background in safety and being a dad, to my 8 and 5 year olds has definitely allowed me to look at properties through a different lens. I really appreciate hearing from clients about steps they have made to help protect their families after our inspections. Typically by the end of my inspections my clients and I are discussing fishing spots, sports, dogs, beaches, or pizza. I know when we reach that point, I have done my job as their inspector. One thing we always say is give us a call if you have a question, please feel free to reach out to me, Inspections or pizza talk is always welcome.

Be Well, See you soon.



License # 1084

Foster Kelly- Home Inspector Associate

My name is Foster Kelly.  I’m originally from Quincy but I currently live in Scituate with my wife and 3 children. Prior to my career in home inspections, I studied Mechanical Systems under ASE Master Technician Sam Matta for 5 years.

I graduated at the top of my class from American Home Inspection Training course, went on to pass the National Home Inspectors Exam, and became a licensed Associate Home Inspector all within the same year.

I perform a thorough inspection and provide an enjoyable experience for my clients.  My post inspection report is comprehensive, precise, and easily understood.

Call/Txt- 1-781-917-4008


License #706