Ross Relyea grew up in Chittenango and Cazenovia, NY and received his business management degree from the Syracuse University School of Management and his MBA from Southern Connecticut State University. His fondness for troubleshooting and process improvement led to a career in Supply Chain and Operations Management for the local Welch Allyn and Hanford Pharmaceuticals and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in Groton, CT.
In 1998 his entrepreneurial spirit paved the way to opening the Relyea Brewing Company. Together Ross and his brewer brother Todd Relyea produced the Towpath line of craft beers, including Low Bridge Scottish Ale and the famous Hoppin’ Mad IPA.
Ross’s passion for homes, particularly old and historic ones, comes in part from helping his father perform major remodeling jobs on their residences. Having owned and renovated several homes himself, Ross gained extensive experience with plumbing, wiring, repairs and remodeling. Today, combining his interest in building, troubleshooting and home improvement, he’s gotten out from behind a desk to pursue his passions. Sweet Homes Chittenango, LLC helps potential home owners ensure that their new home is a “sweet” home.
Always striving to the best in his field, Ross has completed extensive training to ensure that his “top to bottom home inspections” are comprehensive and serve his customers’ needs. He completed his home inspection certification with the American Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT), including extensive classroom and “in the field” training on all aspects of home inspection. He has also completed courses in Residential Wiring from OCM BOCES, and Radon Certification from the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST). He is currently a Certified Inspector of the local and national American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).
The Company: Sweet Homes Chittenango, LLC
Located in his hometown, Sweet Homes Chittenango, LLC is well suited for servicing both the greater Syracuse and Utica areas, although Ross can inspect homes anywhere in New York State. Named to honor the history of his family and his Scottish maternal great-grandparents, Ross chose the name to reflect his goal to help “ensure that all his client’s homes are “sweet” homes”.