home inspectors in sykesville, maryland serving carroll county
Sykesville, MD is a small town located 20 miles west of Baltimore and 40 minutes north by car or train. In June 2016 BudgetTravel named this bright spot ‘Coolest Small Town in America’.
Prior to European colonization, the land that is now Sykesville was used by Native Americans from Susquehannock and Lenape nations. By the 1800s, many Europeans had settled in this area for farming or mining purposes; mainly German farmers with Scottish origins who came here seeking fortune during America’s Industrial Revolution.
Home Inspection Services
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.
Thorough Observations and Technical Diagnosis
We inspect your home like a pro. We take pride in our work and will always be transparent with you about anything that might pop up during the process of inspection, so it’s easy for all parties involved to get on board. We walk every room, assess the heating and cooling systems as well as plumbing fixtures like sinks or toilets so there are no problems when it comes time for homeowners insurance.
Highly Trained, Licensed, and Certified
All of our inspectors have the following certifications:
- 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
- SMAR – Southern Maryland 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
- End Hunger Calvert
- 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.