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Meet The Team

Home Inspector Kevin Vargo

Kevin Vargo joined H&J Freile in 1996 and became its President in 2023 upon the retirement of our owner and founder, Joyce Zimko. Kevin continues to perform home inspections, pool inspections, EIFS/Stucco testing, and indoor air quality assessments including mold, asbestos, and other pollutants. Kevin is a graduate of the Professional Home Inspectors Institute and has a management certificate from Middlesex County College.

Kevin has successfully completed the EIFS Third Party Inspection Certification and Moisture Analysis training program and is a member of the Exterior Design Institute (EDI member #NJ-40) and is certified by the Moisture Free Warranty Corporation for EIFS and stucco inspections (Certificate# 1096). He is a Council Certified Microbial Consultant (CMC), which is a Board-awarded certification through the American Council for Accreditation Certification (ACAC), an organization which provides third party certifications to qualified individuals. Kevin is a Certified Pool Operator / Inspector through the Pool and hot Tub Alliance. Kevin is also a New Jersey licensed radon measurement technician. He is a certified Level 1 Thermographer and is trained in the use of thermal imaging. He is also an EPA-approved Asbestos Building Inspector and is approved by the New Jersey Real Estate Commission as a continuing education instructor for inspections issues.

Kevin provides community outreach and education to those involved at every level of a real estate transaction. Kevin has over 20 years of experience in the construction and building inspection industry. Kevin is actively involved in maintaining the highest set of standards for the home inspection profession and is a three time past President of the Garden State Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). He presently serves as the Chairman of the Complaints Committee for ASHI at the National level.

Kevin has provided numerous continuing education seminars and classes to home inspectors and real estate agents throughout New Jersey. In 2013, Kevin was awarded the John E. Cox member of the year award for contributions he made to ASHI at the local level. In 2017, he was awarded ASHI’s highest award for service to the home inspection profession, the prestigious Philip Monahan award. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys boating, cooking, and country music concerts.

NJ Home Inspector license 24GI00013300

NJ licensed Radon Measurement Technician

Exterior Design Institute Member

(ACAC) Council-Certified Microbial Consultant

Certified Pool Operator / Inspector

Diana Moore headshot

Diana Moore joined H&J Freile in 2024 as our Chief Operating Officer. Diana earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Monmouth University. She maintains a Certified Mold Remediation Supervisor certification from the American Council for Accredited Certification. Diana previously worked for a large mold restoration company for over 18 years and brings her wealth of experience and management to H&J Freile. Diana performs microbial investigations, staff oversight, and manages all aspects of our marketing program. She continues to be involved in many community groups and events. Her enthusiasm is not hard to miss! In her spare time, she enjoys bike riding, reading, and doing just about anything that’s fun!

(ACAC) Council Certified Microbial Remediation Specialist


Home Inspector William ‘Billy’ Chapman

William ‘Billy’ Chapman joined H&J Freile in 2013 as a full-time home inspector. He is a New Jersey state licensed home inspector, ASHI Certified Inspector, and a New Jersey state licensed radon measurement technician. In addition, Billy is a Certified Pool Operator / Inspector through the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance. He is a certified FAA Remote Pilot and H&J’s drone operator. Billy is trained in the use of thermal imaging in residential inspections. Billy is not only an H&J Freile home inspector, he is also a past client who decided to become a home inspector after having a home inspection when purchasing his own home. Comparing his home buying experience with those of his friends and acquaintances, he came to understand the importance of a quality pre-purchase inspection and the concerns of a home buyer, especially first-time home buyers.

Billy is actively involved with promoting the home inspection profession and currently serves as President of the Garden State Chapter of ASHI. Billy is a graduate of the Building Inspector’s Career Institute and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix. During his spare time, he enjoys camping, being on the water, and fishing.

NJ Home Inspector license 24GI00123000
NJ licensed Radon Measurement Technician
Certified Pool Operator / Inspector
FAA Remote Pilot Certificate Number 4918200


P atrick Hernon is a New Jersey state licensed home inspector, and a New Jersey state licensed radon measurement technician. Patrick is a Certified Professional Inspector with the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). He graduated from Monmouth University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in business management and is a graduate of the Building Inspector’s Career Institute. He has experience with construction and home improvement, which attracted him to a home inspection career. He’s dedicated to client satisfaction and providing reliable insights into a property’s condition. Patrick supports local community service and is a proud member of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh. He also enjoys golfing and traveling in his free time.

NJ Home Inspector license 24GI00241800
NJ Radon Measurement Technician

Home Inspector Steve Zimko

D ean Lambert joined H&J Freile in 2015 and is our Customer Experience Coordinator. He is the happy voice of H&J Freile with whom you will speak to when calling our office! Dean is a graduate of Rutgers University. Prior to joining H&J Freile he had worked in residential and commercial construction. Dean not only schedules the home inspection at a time and date that are convenient for you, his insight and experience are helpful in guiding our clients through the inspection process. In addition to scheduling your home inspection, he can provide pricing, guidance on other inspections which could be appropriate, referrals to other service providers, and coordinate our service providers and their reports when available. Give Dean a call – we know he will make your day brighter! In his spare time, Dean enjoys working on his cars, going to the gym and spin cycle classes.

NJ Licensed Radon Measurement Technician

Home Inspector Steve Zimko

K ate Vargo joined H&J Freile in 2022. Kate is one of our NJ Licensed Radon Measurement Technicians. Her responsibilities include scheduling retrieval of the test devices placed at the time of inspection, setting test devices and preparing the test results for the laboratory. She is often aided by her trusted assistant, and son, Beau who keeps a watchful eye on the test devices while enroute back to the office!

NJ Licensed Radon Measurement Technician

Home Inspector Steve Zimko

B eau joined H&J Freile in 2022 as Head of Global Security and is an all-around great guy! In his spare time, Beau enjoys boating, country music, NASCAR and eating Uncle Kevin’s cooking.