Tell us about Leroy! Why is he good?
Can't tell ya why he's good, hell, he could be the worst out there, I don't have a bad to compare him too, but having said that;
When I was in search of a surveyor, his name came up more the once, when I told the broker who I intended to use, the look on the brokers face was like he was watching his commission go out the door, said Leroy was known as a deal breaker and was overly critical. I figured if I was putting my wife and family on this boat that I was putting out hard earned cash for, then that's the person I want to survey it.
I felt he was thorough in his portion of the survey ( all but rigging and eng. ) made comments regarding the eng. & rigging which were supported later by a rigging & eng. survey. He left the impression during the survey of someone unbiased, he was not there to do anything other than his job regardless of the outcome. He made his report, told me his concerns and recommendation, I made the final judgement call.
Lester & Lester is but one of many and is/was only a suggestion
PS: I got the same kind of survey service from Admiralty Marine on the engine
I would use Lester & Lester again and I still use Admirialty Marine whenever needed