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Stephen Saturno graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2001 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Due to a weak job market at the time, he moved up to Lake Tahoe within weeks of graduation to work and snowboard at Squaw Valley USA.

While on a lift one spring morning, he had a moment of clarity and decided that he would stay in Lake Tahoe, and not move to the city to get a job. Stephen worked alongside his brother, a licensed electrical and plumbing contractor, before getting hired as an engineer, designing small and large custom residential homes.

After spending a year living in Patagonia, Stephen moved back to Lake Tahoe to continue his engineering career and get his Professional Engineering license in Civil Engineering. In the years after that, he worked as an engineer, with his brother on electrical and plumbing projects in Lake Tahoe and the foothills, framed light construction and heavy timber structures with local contractors, and began performing home inspections.

Home inspection provides a way that Stephen can use his extensive knowledge of structures, electrical and plumbing systems, and eye for detail, to help people understand one of the biggest investments of their lives. Stephen strives to always maintain clear communication with clients, have a fast response time to calls and emails, and spend as much time as needed for the client to understand any issues found in the home.

He started Saturno Home Inspection to be professional, precise, and reliable. The company is completely paperless, and uses the latest software to perform inspections, documenting any deficiencies with descriptive color photographs. When Stephen isn’t inspecting homes, you can find him mountain biking Lake Tahoe’s singletrack, climbing Donner Summit’s granite, splitboarding in the backcountry, or relaxing on Donner Lake with his daughter.