about us


Creating a Safe Place.

We point to the definition of our name as the best way to characterize our company, Haven; a place where you are protected from danger, a safe place. We take pride in the quality of work that we undertake, always providing a thorough inspection, accurate testing, and detail-oriented remediation.


Experienced Professionals.

Haven Environmental has redefined home and commercial inspections by going above and beyond by using advanced technology (drone inspection, thermal imaging, etc.) and the most experienced, detail oriented team of licensed inspectors, environmental consultants, and building performance professionals in the Central New York area.

Our Company

Haven Environmental, founded in 2015, is a locally owned and operated company. The company is operated by Joe Battisto, a longtime CNY resident and former VP of Operations at Cleantec, a company he founded in 1994.

Mr. Battisto’s background includes a wide range of skills ranging from business growth and development to technical proficiency in the areas of residential and commercial structure assessment, property damage insurance claims, and indoor environmental issues. Joe is certified by several national standards organizations and licensed by New York State to provide professional consulting services in the areas of residential housing inspection and issues involving indoor environmental contamination.

Joe has recently been selected to serve as part of the ANSI/BSR-IICRC S400 consensus board for the creation of a new global standard for Professional Cleaning, Maintenance and Restoration of the Commercial Built Environment. The standard will focus on the principles, methods, and processes to clean, maintain, and restore the built environment.

As the lead inspector and project director, Joe is involved in every aspect of the business. Over the years, Joe has developed


Haven Environmental Founder
Joe Battisto

an extensive network of professionals in the area who are retained as needed to bring additional experience and perspective to any project.

Haven Environmental is a culmination of a lifetime of experience and learning. Our network of local subject matter experts and our growing group of skilled and dedicated employees are here to support you.

A letter from Joe:

On March 20th 2010, I made a great chicken stir fry for lunch at my home.

That stir fry ignited (quite literally), a new career that has ultimately led to the creation of this company.

What I should tell you is that I ate that lunch, took the dog out for a walk, and accidentally left the stove on. When I returned, I was looking at a home I had lived in for 14 years damaged to nearly a total loss by the fire.

That was my first day in the property damage assessment business, and I was my own first client. Over the past 7 years I have never forgotten the shock, fear, and helplessness of that day.  I hope you never have anything like that ever happen to you, but know there are great people in your community who will be there to help.

Many great people came to our aid, and we are very grateful to them.  Notably was the care of these organizations and businesses:

Skaneateles Fire Department

Skaneateles Suites

Blue Water Grill

American Red Cross

Clear Lakes Animal Wellness

Wags Pet Center

Support them if you can.  I hope I can provide our clients with the same care those people provided us when we really needed the help.

Joe Battisto

Haven Environmental LLC.

Client Comments…

  • I am endlessly grateful to have made your acquaintance, albeit under difficult circumstances. I was disappointed that you were unable to attend our grand re-opening on October 5th, 2015. That re-opening has begun to relieve me of the burden of failing everyone when the flood waters came. You are directly responsible for helping us save our building Joe. Know that wherever your life leads you from this point forward, I will be there in the background of your memory. I will never forget what you did for us, for me, Joe. I wish you success, health and happiness always.

    Gary G. Fingerlakes
  • The inspector found a dangerous electrical defect that could have cost us $1,500.00 or more to have repaired. We knew the house needed some remodeling, but we had no idea the old house we wanted needed this kind of work to the wiring. Thanks for your heads up!

    Terri B. Skaneateles, NY
  • Great service. Highly recommended for home inspection by Joe!

    Greg M. Syracuse, NY
  • Joe was very professional and easy to work with; would not hesitate to use again.

    Robert P.
  • Trustworthy inspection and honest appraisal. Greatly appreciated!

    Lynn C.
  • Quick response and professional attitude.

    Eric V

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