Ray Mayo loves talking about buildings. With years of experience first as a carpenter and then as a home inspector, Ray has become an expert on how buildings work. Driven by an endless curiosity, Ray is committed to working with his clients to┬ábe a “building consultant for life,” and act as a source of information and a sounding board long after his clients move into their new homes.

Growing up in Bowdoinham and now residing in Freeport, Ray has specialized knowledge about the buildings throughout Midcoast and Southern Maine. Our coastal region has buildings unlike anywhere else on the planet; hot summers to frigid winters, a strong shipbuilding community, and a creative population surviving off the land have all influenced how houses are been built here.

When not inspecting properties, Ray is spending time with his wife, identical twins and young daughter.


“(Ray) explained everything in detail and showed how to mitigate many of the things he was noting in the inspection report.” – Steven

“Ray’s service is second-to-none. He was prompt and patient throughout the entire process and answered all of my questions. The report that he provided was well written, thorough, and easy to understand.” – Raam


  • Member and Certified Inspector with the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
  • Professional Member and previously on the Board of Directors of the Maine Coalition of Home Inspection Professionals (MeCHIPS)
  • Registered Maine Radon Service Provider
  • Passed National Home Inspection Examination


  • Bachelors (2008) and Masters degree (2012) focusing on green building design
  • Father is a carpenter and Ray spent 5 years working as a builder and a carpenter
  • 2015-2018: Apprenticed with an experienced home inspector, Len Westra
  • 2015: Joined the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and the Maine Coalition of HomeInspection Professionals (MeCHIPs)
  • 2016: Passed the National Home Inspectors Examination
  • 2016: Certified to test radon in the air and water
  • 2017: Achieved ASHI Certified Home Inspector
  • 2017 – 2018 Elected to the MeCHIPs Board of Directors
  • 2018: Founded Mayo Home Inspections, LLC
  • 2022: Elected to the national Certification Committee for ASHI