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Your Local Certified Home Inspector.
Jim Williams & Rachel Oslund are your Local Pillar To Post Home Inspectors.

Jim & Rachel provide professional home inspection services for:
Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties including Baltimore City.

Contact Us

Jim Williams & Rachel Oslund
10822 Braeburn Rd.
Columbia, MD 21044
tel: 410-804-8626
fax: 410-531-0078
Jim.Williams@pillartopost.com

As home inspectors we cover all of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties in Maryland, including Westminster, Columbia, Ellicott City, Annapolis, Baltimore City, Glen Burnie, Severn, Hanover, Elkridge, Sykesville, Mt. Airy, Finksburg, Fulton, Laurel, Clarksville, Odenton, Highland, Randallstown, Catonsville, Woodlawn, Towson, Parkville, and Perry Hall. We have been serving home sellers, home buyers, and real estate agents for more than six years, and our team of highly qualified and experienced inspectors has performed around 3,000 inspections to date.

An Industry Leading Team With Experience

Thirty years in the construction industry before becoming a home inspector means that our owner, Jim Williams, understands houses and buildings very intimately. Jim has been in a position that included reviewing site development and construction plans as well as development of subdivisions for housing and development of healthcare facilities for the elderly. Jim’s training, experience, and qualifications place him in the top league of home inspectors.

Rachel, is a natural educator. She approaches each inspection as an exciting teaching and learning experience. She enjoys exploring homes and encouraging clients as part of the inspection process to learn as much possible about their new homes. Her goal is a well-informed buyer who leaves the inspection with as many questions as possible answered. Like Jim, she believes that a thorough Pillar To Post home inspection helps to provide peace of mind for new home owners. She also serves on educational panels for Realtor® groups and regularly co-leads first time homebuyer seminars.

Full time office staff available by phone from 8AM – 8PM. Our Client Care Coordinator, Jennifer makes scheduling a breeze. Our response time by both phone and email are unmatched. We have had both customers and real estate agents schedule with us simply because of our phone presence and ease of use.

Our knowledge and experience are the reasons why we are considered the best in home inspection in the counties that we cover. We have a long history of inspecting homes of all sizes, and all of our home inspectors are qualified to inspect both new homes and older structures.

Additional Services Available

We offer a number of additional services for the homebuyers, home sellers, and real estate agents. These services may be added to inspection or may be purchased as a stand-alone. Some of our additional services include:

  • Mold testing and assessment
  • Radon testing
  • Well yield testing
  • Water sampling
  • Septic testing
  • Termite inspection

About the Home Inspection

A typical home inspection will normally last about two or three hours, but this can vary depending on the size and complexity of the home being inspected. The report will list all of the findings and will include all of the details, and there are pictures provided with the report to document any areas that cause concern during the inspection. Participation and questions during the inspection are encouraged, and our job includes educating home buyers and sellers on the specific condition of the home in question.

Certifications And Organization Associations

Our home inspection team has many certifications and organization and association memberships. These include:

  • Member of American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
  • Associate Member of National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc. (NAHI)
  • Certified Member of International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI)
  • Anne Arundel County Association of Realtors
  • Howard County Association of Realtors
  • Carroll County Association of Realtors
  • Anne Arundel County Women’s Council of Realtors
  • Maryland water sampler certification
  • Certified Mold Inspectors and Assessors certification
  • Certified Residential Radon Measurement Provider
  • American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists member

Testimonials From Customers And Agents

“Personable and thorough; the service is exceptional”

“I would highly recommend”

“friendly and accurate, we also love the binder”

“took time to answer questions; arrived early and stayed late.”

“Really enjoyed the friendliness of the staff and the flexibility of the staff if changes come up. Pleased by the professionally completed and easy to understand report after the inspection was completed. Gave a lot of information about the house we will be living in. Prompt, professional, detail oriented.”

“Very professional, thorough, and responsive.”

“Appreciate the flexibility of payment options: check, cash, Mastercard and Visa – whatever was easiest for me worked for them.”

“He answered all my questions so that I was thoroughly satisfied with the answers. Showed me how to replace the filter on the furnace and showed me where the turn-off was for the water main – and even put a tag on it so I would know where it was in an emergency.”

“Pleasant and knowledgeable staff. Very detailed report.”

“Very thorough without scaring us.”

“They communicate nicely with the clients in a way that educates them without scaring them off about any issues they have found. The written materials and resources provided to the buyer were excellent. They do a great job!”

“A great experience for all involved.”

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The media continues to view Pillar To Post home inspectors as experts in the home industry. Rachel Oslund joins a long line up of Pillar To Post home inspectors interviewed by news reporters and TV hosts to discuss home safety, maintenance and of course, home inspection. Rachel Oslund was interviewed about garage door opener safety by Fox news on April 9, 2013 following an unfortunate incident when a girl was killed by garage door in Charles County.


 
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