• Home inspections
    • specialties: solar energy systems, historic homes, energy efficiency & weatherization, and green building
  • Commercial inspections (e.g. insurance, investor compliance)


  • building performance consultations
  • building performance diagnostics
    • building envelope (“blower door”) testing
    • infrared imaging
  • energy efficiency
    • RESNET (Residential Energy Services Network) HERS (Home Energy Rating Standards) Rating for code compliance as well as above-code certification
      • Energy Star for Homes construction verification
    • home performance analysis for comfort and economy
    • latest in green building techniques
    • insulation and weatherization analysis
  • pre-construction planning for “green building” features
  • HUD 203k consulting (residential renovation loan)
  • project management (scoping, scheduling, budgeting, & staffing)
  • represent contractors and/or property owners before permitting bodies, such as the Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC)
  • CAD (computer aided drafting) services
  • technical writing and editing (manuals, processes, procedures, etc.)


  • Electrical (see Portfolio)
    • solar energy system integration & installation
      • troubleshoot and/or repair existing solar installations
      • remove and re-install system to accommodate re-roofing
      • grid tied solar PV (electric, with or without battery backup)
    • residential repairs & modifications
    • upgrade fixtures (ceiling fans, lighting, outlets, etc.)
    • electric vehicle charging station installation
    • emergency power (battery systems, natural gas generators, etc.)
  • Mechanical (HVAC) (see Portfolio)
    • troubleshooting & repair inadequate or inconsistent performance of central HVAC systems
    • troubleshooting & repair condensation of bathroom vent fans
    • install programmable/smart thermostats
    • for HVAC contractors:
      • heating & cooling load analysis (ACCA Manual J, D, & S analyses)
      • duct leakage / “duct blaster” testing


(see Portfolio)

  • in-person training of individuals or groups
    • contractors
    • real estate professionals
    • technicians, designers, integrators
    • one-to-one salespersons or teams
  • production of self-paced electronic presentations
  • production of outreach or business training multimedia (including videos with narration)
  • webinars
  • guest lectures


  • civil disputes (all subject matter except family law)
  • specializing in construction-related disputes
  • experience with co-mediation format


  • authenticate signatures
  • mobile services—can perform notarial services at locations within Greater New Orleans area

Select one service–get the benefit of knowledge and experience from the other services.

You may only need a home inspection or some work on your air conditioning system. However, with Artisan Associates, you’ll get that service along with the insight of how your home’s other systems and materials interact with the system being serviced.

Humans and our homes don’t always fit neatly into categories and menus.

If you have an issue or a question that doesn’t seem to fit into any of the services listed here, that’s alright. Contact us to discuss and we’ll figure out an approach that addresses your needs.