Jamie Columbia inspecting performing visual roof inspection

We Include You in the Inspection Process

When you are investing in property, nothing is more important than the home inspection. Highland Home Inspections lives by its motto — careful, thorough, and complete — and has completed more than 30,000 home inspections in Maryland. Our inspections include not only a well-organized and detailed report within 24 hours, but a verbal explanation of observations and recommendations on the maintenance of your home’s systems while the inspection is taking place. Our experienced inspectors have excellent communication skills and are committed to taking the time necessary to explain issues to you as the inspection proceeds. There is no need for you to take notes; everything our inspectors explain will be included in the report. Meet the team and see a sample report.

Our Customers Come Back

Our customers call us back for the next home or property they purchase. And, home sellers who are in the home watching us work frequently call us for the inspection on the home they are ready to buy. Here are some comments from our customers:

“Your professional services went above and beyond the call of duty!”

“Your inspection was the most thorough and detailed I have seen …”

“We wanted you to know how impressed we have repeatedly been when working with you and other members of your company. We’re impressed with the high level of integrity, knowledge and professionalism and really appreciate it. You’re doing a great job.”

“I thought my notes were thorough; yours are magnificent!!! Thank you so much.”  Read more testimonials.

Rick Belliveau meeting with couple during home inspection
Rick Belliveau inspecting electric panel during home inspection

Thorough Observations and Technical Diagnosis

We inspect all mechanical and structural systems, the interior and exterior of the house, and walk the roof if it is safe and accessible. Inside the house, we evaluate heating and cooling, plumbing, electrical systems, appliances, fixtures, doors and windows, fireplaces, and chimneys. Not only do we inspect the entire home, we explain everything and answer your questions along the way.

Highly Trained, Licensed, and Certified

All of our inspectors have the following certifications:

  • Maryland-Licensed
  • American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).
  • MAC ASHI (Local ASHI Chapter)
  • Property Inspectors Training Institute (PITI)
  • NRSB Certified for Radon Testing
  • ESA trained for Mold Testing • North American Deck & Railing Association (NADRA)

Additional Affiliations

  • AACAR – Anne Arundel County Association of Realtors
  • GBBR – Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors
  • COASTAL – Coastal Association of Realtors
  • FCAR – Frederick County Association of Realtors
  • HCAR – Howard County Association of Realtors
  • NADRA – North American Deck & Railing Association
  • Food Bank of Maryland
  • Inspection Executives (a national organization of multi-inspector firms dedicated to premier service in the home inspection industry)
  • Habitat for Humanity partner
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Veteran Owned

Highland Home Inspections has been in business since 1989.

Born out of a love relationship with the 100-year-old farmhouse Rick Belliveau bought after moving to Maryland, Rick combined his electrical engineering knowledge, US Navy submarine experience, and natural teaching ability to conduct pre-purchase home inspections for friends and relatives. He attended the Property Inspectors Training Institute course and quickly pursued the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) membership and certification while doing many more inspections on a part-time basis. The growing demand for his inspections resulted in a career move from Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory to a full-time inspections service.

HHI now averages more than 2,000 inspections a year. Over the years, Rick has grown the company to include 10 certified and licensed home inspectors, as well as 2 full-time office managers to quickly meet caller’s needs. The offices are located in Highland, Maryland in Howard County and Prince Frederick, Maryland in Calvert County.

The Highland Home Inspection team is second to none.

Highland Inspections Team photo collage

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PO Box 156
Highland, Maryland 20777