Inspections by Bob is a family-owned and operated Home Inspection company. From our office in Boyds, MD, we offer Home Inspections in Montgomery, Frederick, Carroll and Howard Counties.
As members of the Independent Home Inspectors of North America (IHINA), we are not affiliated with any Realtor, nor do we market our services to Realtors. We get most of our business from referrals and via web searches. We do not rely on Realtors, contractors, renovators or any other business for leads. We do not need to worry about upsetting a realtor by "Nixing the sale" with a tough report. We only work for one client: you. We are also not a franchise and do not answer to any other company. The rules we follow are those set by the state of Maryland and the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).
We take our time and average a bit more than an hour per 1,000 sq.ft of living space, including attics and basements. With paperwork and report discussion a small house can still take 2 ½ hours or more. A large house with issues can take a whole day. We take the time to look in all the corners, cabinets, crevices, crawlspaces and attics that you may not even know exist. Sometimes we will see something in one location that takes us back to another place, even somewhere seemingly unrelated. The house is constantly giving us clues and telling a story. It is our job to gather all the clues and put together the story for our client of what has been done and not done and what should have been done, or not done.
Bob and Welmoed Sisson are fully licensed by the State of Maryland and have passed the National Home Inspectors Exam. Bob is also a Certified Member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and is President of the Local chapter (MAC-ASHI) and routinely teaches other inspectors as part of his duties to MAC-ASHI.
Bob has been inspecting homes since 2003. He is one of only three independently pledged Home Inspectors in Maryland. He is proud to be ASHI-certified, and is currently serving on the national Board of Directors of ASHI. He is fully licensed and has also passed the National Home Inspector Exam. More about Bob
Welmoed received her Home Inspector's license in 2011. She is an Associate Member of ASHI and has been a speaker at the national ASHI conference. She is specializing in Home Checkups and Pre-Listing Home Inspections. More about Welmoed
Premiere Home Inspections (for real estate transactions)
New Construction Final Walkthrough Inspections
Pre-Listing Home Inspections
Water Quality Testing
Neighborhood Environmental Reports
Above-Ground Residential Oil Tank Testing
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We do not offer termite/pest inspections or mold inspections. Read why.