About Bob


Cardinal Home Inspections owner Bob Piwko is a monthly writer for the Buffalo/Niagara Frontier Edition of Builder/ Architect Magazine.

Cardinal Home Inspections is owned and operated by Bob Piwko, owner of Bob Piwko Building & Remodeling. He has over thirty years of experience in residential and commercial construction, including building new homes, remodeling, and repairs. He is a licensed Site Utility Contractor with a wealth of experience in masonry, rough and finish carpentry, electrical installations, plumbing, HVAC systems, and all phases of interior and exterior applications. Bob is also very experienced and highly skilled in project management, project estimates, and insurance claim appraisals.

Bob has conducted hundreds of home inspections, completed the Home Inspection Training Certification course offered through ASHI® (American Society of Home Inspectors, also an active member of the Western New York chapter), passed the National Home Inspector Proficiency Test and the American Society of Home Inspectors Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics Exams, and has attained his Master Home Inspector Certification.

Our Promise to You

We are a service-oriented business with you, our customer, as the priority. We promote buyer awareness by helping you make an informed choice in your investment. In an industry where sometimes you don’t know who to trust, our solution is to bring and ensure honest, fair, and just practices to work for you.


ASHIThe American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI®) is a not-for-profit professional society established in 1976. Membership is voluntary and its members include private, fee-paid home inspectors. It’s objectives include promotion of excellence within the profession and continual improvement of its members’ inspection services to the public. Click HERE to visit their website.

ediThe Exterior Design Institute (EDI) is a non-profit organization founded for the purpose of training and certifying Third Party Exterior Insulation Finish System (EIFS) Inspectors and Moisture Analysts to promote quality control within the EIFS industry. EDI holds their inspectors to incredibly high standards. By taking and passing the EIFS Third Party Inspector Certification Course, their students agree to never deviate from EDI’s established code of ethics and standards of practices. Click HERE to visit their website.

ICC_logoThe International Code Council (ICC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national model construction codes. The founders of the ICC are Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA), International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), and Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBCCI).  These three model code groups created the ICC and developed codes without regional limitations as International Codes.  Click HERE to visit their website.