ThoroSpec founder and principal, Hollis Brown, long time certified member of the American Society of Home Inspectors, is a 35-year veteran of the Washington, DC metropolitan area Home Building and Home inspection industry and has performed over 4,500 home inspections since 1997. He is certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia, licensed by Maryland and holds the CRI credential of the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI).
As owner/operator of the prestigious Home Inspector Training Academy, Hollis has trained thousands of home inspectors both locally and nationwide.
Hollis is also the webmaster of YadZooks, the Universal Hub of all Things Real Estate.
Hollis is a one of the most professional business associates I know. His attention to detail and love for the home inspection profession is unparalleled. I'm proud to call him my friend.
Thanks Hollis. The course was very informative and like all good educational courses the participant realizes how little they know from day one. I’m passionately looking forward to providing good informative service with consumer protection at the fore front of my business. In a lot of ways I believe the home inspection business will provide a more rewarding career than the valuation industry.
The diligence, attention to detail, and technical rigor of Hollis' inspection was truly impressive. I would hihgly recommend him for future prospective buyers.
Joel & Jill
It was an absolute pleasure meeting Hollis Brown and using him for our recent home inspection. He was uncommonly professional, detail oriented, and exhibited a wealth of inspection knowledge. He took the time to explain things in plain english. I also appreciated his timelyresponse with our home inspection report. His work is exceptional and I will keephim in mind for future inspection needs. I wholeheartedly would recommend him to my family and friends.
David - Silver Spring MD
Thank you very much for the informative inspection report you provided us. Having worked with several home inspectors in the past on other properties, you are definitely the most thorough one we have had the pleasure of working with. We greatly appreciate the time and effort you took in answering our questions!
Irene and Frank
To whom it may concern,
Thorospec exceeded my expectations in every way. In particular, I worked with Hollis, who was knowledgeable, well-spoken, and timely. To sum up,
• Thorospec is very easy to work with in terms of scheduling • The inspections are thorough while being fair and balanced • You get an opportunity to truly learn about the property when working with Hollis
To provide some background, I had to have three inspections since my first two homes did not work out after negotiations in pricing. So, I was able to get a lot of experience working with Thorospec. To start, Thorospec is very easy in terms of scheduling. Scheduling only takes a phone call, and Mich, the scheduler, always made it easy to find a workable time slot. With respect to the inspection, Hollis was always on time and prepared, which allowed us to start promptly.
Once you are in the inspection, Hollis is very knowledgeable about property condition from top to bottom. Hollis provided more information about property condition than I ever expected. As an example, he always took the time to thoroughly inspect the HVAC, explaining each step of the combustion process so that I understood how the systems operated. Another example of the thoroughness of the inspection is when he found a small leak tucked behind a sink, which could only be seen through a small crawl space in the attic – my gut feeling is that other inspectors would have missed something like this. At end, Hollis’ depth of expertise shows through in the thorough inspection report, which is well organized and full of color photographs. This document was very useful for me when it came time for post-inspection negotiations, and now that I finally secured a home, I plan to use the document for my future home maintenance/risk management as well.
Last but not least, Hollis’ experience as an instructor shows during the inspection. You really get an opportunity to learn about your home both positive and negative conditions. He is fair and balanced so you will get accurate information about each property condition and remediation techniques if applicable. Hollis always welcomed questions, and he always gave me fair information while letting me make my own decisions. I can obviously recommend Hollis on a number of dimensions, and I think anyone needing a home inspection will get a tremendous value for his time.
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The following is a list of affiliates with whom I may have little more than a peripheral relationship. I strive to list competent ethical professionals. However, this listing should be construed as neither an endorsement nor a recommendation.