A Heart For Helping

A Heart For Helping

At Kensa, we believe successful home inspections are inclusive and collaborative, and that true collaboration is built upon mutual trust. We work hard to understand and appreciate the goals and priorities of everyone involved. And when you work with us, you’ll feel comfortable, informed, and included, because we believe that’s how the right decisions are made. It is an honor to support the purchasing and selling of houses that will eventually become homes and we are fueled by the privilege of this responsibility. 

The Road To Home Inspection

Ken Ray, Founder

It might not seem obvious how a background in Information Technology and experience working at a social service Non-Profit would make for a best-in-class home inspector, but it turned out to be the perfect recipe.

In IT, Ken had a disciplined focus on customer experience and a methodical process for identifying and solving problems. In the non-profit sector, he discovered a passion for helping people improve their situation in life. Combining the two led Ken to a career in home inspections which allows him to use a systematic approach in serving people during their journey to find a new home.

Having completed over one thousand inspections all over Eastern Massachusetts, Ken is motivated by helping people make the right decision at one of the most major milestones in their life.

As a home inspector, the work I do can influence where someone ends up living. Which influences who they meet, where their kids go to school, who their new friends are, and on and on. Which changes their life. It’s a giant thing. It’s not just a transaction.

When he’s not inspecting homes (or writing reports), you can find Ken in the kitchen cooking anything from butternut squash risotto to extra spicy stir-fry to pantry pasta to crusty bread.  Ken’s extra special specialty is beef enchiladas.  It’s an all-day endeavor because he makes everything from scratch, including the chili powder, sauce, and corn tortillas.

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Cultivating Good

We believe in cultivating good, and that means helping those who help others. If you’re looking for help inspecting a property for a non-profit organization, we’d be happy to discuss your project needs. We offer in-kind consultations for qualified non-profit organizations as well as local, independent mom and pop shops.

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What's In A Name?

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Being inclusive and making sure everyone we work with feels a sense of belonging are values we hold dear. So, when it came time to name our home inspection business, we took inspiration from cultures all around the world well beyond our own.

Our name, Kensa, has many meanings across the world that speak to what we do. Kensa literally means inspection in Japanese, and we genuinely connected with the associations to well-organized, precise, efficient, and high quality processes.

We are hyper-customer-focused, so the Cornish translation of "first" speaks to how we prioritize our client throughout the inspection process.

Finally, "sa" can be found in ancient hieroglyphics as a symbol for protection, which is how we view our role as inspector - to protect home buyers and their investment by empowering them with knowledge.