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Gold Key Home Inspections, LLC

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Millersville, MD 21108


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Bob Pavlik

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Gold Key Home Inspections provides Maryland home buyers and sellers a full range of real estate related inspection services, including general home inspections, pest inspections (WDI/WDO) and environmental and indoor air quality inspections such as mold, radon and well water. We also offer septic inspections.

Gold Key Home Inspections’ mission is to provide quality home and environmental inspection services in a professional, ethical, responsible and caring manner. Our goal is to establish customer trust and valued satisfaction with the most progressive services and tools as well as qualified, certified, licensed inspectors.

Founded in 2004, Gold Key is a licensed home inspector in the state of Maryland as well as a Credentialed Pest Control Consultant with the Maryland Department of Agriculture. As an affiliate member of the Howard County Association of Realtors, our inspectors have SentriCard access to properties, allowing greater scheduling flexibility for agents. See our website at


Licensed Home Inspector, MD; member InterNACHI; Licensed Pest Control Consultant; IAC2 Mold Certified; Veteran Owned


Licensed Home Inspector with the State of Maryland offers home inspections, WDI/WDO inspections, mold, radon testing, septic inspections and water testing throughout Maryland. One call inspects it all!


You?re the best! Thank you!
- T.K., March 2019
Bob was incredible to work with. He was more than thorough, completely straightforward about everything, and was able to answer my questions as we went through the house. This is my first time buying a home, and I felt totally comfortable with Bob as the inspector. 10/10 would recommend. Thanks so much!
- K.S., March 2019
Bob was very Detailed he paid attention to Everything. I felt very confident in the inspection he provided.
- T.L., February 2019
Bob was very Detailed he paid attention to Everything. I felt very confident in the inspection he provided.
- T.L., February 2019
Bob is very informative, he explains what he is doing, what he has found and answers any questions My clients may have to help them feel at ease. I believe Bob finds things that we as agents and buyers do not see because we're focused on other things. The reason we need to have a great home inspector for our clients. I will continue to refer Bob as my #1 inspector to all who ask if I know of a great inspector who does it all Home, Radon and Termite! Bob Pavlik does it all in a timely matter and with a friendly smile and a great attitude.
- C.E., Columbia MD, December 2018
Mr. Pavlik, was very professional and I have already recommended him to friends. The inspection was top notch and his reports are very comprehensive.
- N.H., Hanover MD, December 2018
Bob is a consummate professional and my clients love him!
- S.M., December 2018
Very thorough and informative.
- N.W., November 2018
I have worked with Bob since 2015 and will continue to call on his services. He is a great guy and an even better inspector!! You and your clients will feel completely satisfied and comfortable with your home and all its systems. Bob will explain things and add in cool conversation, to make all parties know they are dealing with a consummate professional!! Bob also understands the value of 'what needs to be addressed' vs. 'you can live with this...' which will give the new homeowner PEACE OF MIND!!!
- D.E., October 2018
Bob was fantastic! We enjoyed talking to him, and benefited from his knowledge and experience. He did a very thorough inspection of our first home, and provided a wonderful digital report with detailed pictures. Thank you so much, Bob!
- L.B., Catonsville MD, October 2018
Very thorough, professional and personal.
- D.G., September 2018
Bob does an exceptional job every time! He was the first inspector I shadowed when starting out in Real Estate - my mentor uses his services very often. I do believe Bob is the best in Maryland!
- Y.K., Pikesville MD, August 2018
Best in the business! His attentiveness to detail, punctuality, communication, and the quality of his work are second to none. Do yourself a favor and hire Bob for your next inspection!
- S.S., Hanover PA, August 2018
Bob is supremely qualified and an absolute professional! He has performed more than 20 inspections for me and not one issue has ever come up overlooked post-inspection! No matter the size or layout of the home and grounds, he has the tools and experience to get the job done. Bob's warm demeanor and confidence, will soothe the nerves of the most anxious home-owners and sellers. Both parties in the transaction will feel confident the right person performed the inspection!! Bob is 5-Star solid!!!
- D.E., July 2018
As a first time home buyer, I was a bit intimidated by a "Home Inspector" not sure what exactly to expect. Mr. Bob Pavlik was very down to earth, thereby making me feel at ease about asking questions and his honest opinions. He was very thorough and explained everything to my understanding. I would definitely use him again when the time comes, and or recommend him. Received reports very quickly with details included. Excellent job Thank you Bob Pavlik.
- C.D., June 2018
Bob , was excellent , he explain to us all our concerns and had an answer for all of our questions . Thanks Bob for all your help
- A.G., June 2018
Bob is always so personable yet professional. I felt very confident in his home inspection report for me. He was thorough and I appreciated all of his insights!
- D.N., June 2018
Super knowledgeable! Very thorough! He really cares about his job, but also the people purchasing. He truely doesnt want to see a family get into a bad situation!
- C.K., June 2018
Thank you! Both clients felt very much at ease and comfortable with your services. Always a pleasure.
- J.K., Clarksville MD, June 2018
Thanks so much for taking extra time with my buyer. Your attention to detail and thorough explanations were appreciated by both of us!
- T.K., June 2018
I like the way you handle yourself, you are a true proffesional and i was very happy with the way the inspection was carried out! Wish more people were as straightforward and clear as you are.
- C.V., June 2018
I had first-time homebuyers this time around. Bob was very thorough. He took the time to explain the functions of the HVAC and went into more detail than most would. He went through the house with them explaining everything he found. He even suggested things that would help them since it was an older home such as a programmable thermostat, and never using the gas dryer and leaving the house or going to bed. He made sure they felt very comfortable with everything he found and even with general questions about maintenance in the future.
- C.E., Columbia MD, May 2018
What can I say about perfection? Bob went through every detail of the house with my husband and myself. He was very professional and we would highly recommend him in the future to anyone who was buying or selling a house. Kathy L
- K.L., April 2018
Best home inspector I have ever used. Very reliable. Clear and concise reports. I highly recommend Bob!!
- N.C., March 2018
Bob is very knowledgeable on the subject matter, and took his time conducting my home inspection. I believe he conducted a very thorough inspection and I received a detailed report the following day. I appreciated his use of technology and specialized third party labs to support his analysis of my inspection. It was good working with Bob, and I will keep him in mind as I move forward in the future.
- A.P., Columbia MD, March 2018
Bob is very knowledgeable on the subject matter, and took his time conducting my home inspection. I believe he conducted a very thorough inspection and I received a detailed report the following day. I appreciated his use of technology and specialized third party labs to support his analysis of my inspection. It was good working with Bob, and I will keep him in mind as I move forward in the future.
- , March 2018
The information provided was so helpful. The report was clear and easy to understand. He went over and above checking the details of my home and I feel comfortable knowing that Mr. Pavlik did my home inspection.
- K.H., Windsor Mill MD, February 2018
Bob was extremely thorough. He found items that were huge and could have been a disaster for me had he not found them. I am very thankful he was on my side and took the time to look at the details. When completed, Bob laid out everything very neatly with detailed explanations along with clear and concise pictures. Thank you for your hard work and effort. Highly recommended.
- H.A., January 2018
Bob conducted a very thorough inspection and was very informative. He is friendly and professional.
- G.B., January 2018
I enjoyed working with you. Thanks, and take care!
- J.B., January 2018
Bob was extremely thorough and personable. He made it clear to me when something was a serious issue with the home and the remedy. Thanks again Bob for the good work!
- B.G., December 2017
Good thourogh inspection with a walk through giving professional opinion on each thing that needs attention. Awesome guy and great price!
- F.K., October 2017
Very nice ?? Bob seriously you know your job, we liked the way you were checking every tiny miny details and help us to got the good house appreciate it.
- S.A., October 2017
It was a pleasure meeting Bob! He is very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Very thorough and took his time, showed & explained everything to me and the rationale for it all. Would definitely use him again and recommend as well!
- A.H., October 2017
It was a pleasure meeting Bob! He is very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Very thorough and took his time, showed & explained everything to me and the rationale for it all. Would definitely use him again and recommend as well!
- , October 2017
It was a pleasure meeting Bob! He is very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Very thorough and took his time, showed & explained everything to me and the rationale for it all. Would definitely use him again and recommend as well!
- , October 2017
Bob is not only very knowledgeable and thorough, but he has is very personable. He made it a point to show me each defect and explain why it was necessary to repair or replace it. I would absolutely recommend his services to any homebuyer.
- M.S., Columbia MD, October 2017
Just want to thank you again for meeting with us this past Saturday in Ocean City Maryland to inspect and go over the beach home that we are purchasing. We really appreciate your time and information that you provided to us. Thank You Kathleen and Jack Hartzell
- K.H., September 2017
Bob was an absolute pleasure to deal with. I'm not intending to buy another house anytime soon, but if I were, he'd be my first call. What a joy!
- J.D., Parkville MD, July 2017
Bob was thorough, professional, and personable. He covered every room and system in the home from top to bottom, including the 110+ degree attic and a drone inspection of the roof. He identified several concerns that I completely overlooked and educated me on numerous aspects of my next home. Well done! Thanks Bob!
- T.M., Rosedale MD, July 2017
You were so helpful to me and Joe - and funny to boot! I really trusted your opinion, and felt like you did a very thorough job. Thanks again!
- A.G., July 2017
Outstanding Job. Thank you Bob
- O.H., June 2017
Bob Pavlik was a pleasure to work with. My husband and I are first-time homebuyers and Bob made the inspection process informative and fun. We appreciate all the time he took teaching us and answering all of our questions.
- , May 2017
I highly recommend Bob Pavlik to anyone needing a home inspection. He made, what could be a stressful event, enjoyable and educational. Bob was thorough and took the time to explain things, when questioned, or when he felt we (the buyers) needed to have a better understanding. He was prompt and completed the inspection within the time frame previously arranged. His detailed report was available in less than 24 hours. I give Bob a 10!
- J.R., May 2017
Definitely recommend Bob! He was friendly and very informative. He made the experience lighthearted and less stressful than I expected. Thank you Bob!
- D.M., April 2017
Bob did an excellent job of not only inspecting my client's house but also explaining key issues to her. His extra care was critical because this first time home buyer was buying an "as is" home and really needed to understand her level of investment. I'd highly recommend Bob to anyone buying a home.
- D.P., Columbia MD, April 2017
Thanks for everything! Great service!
- K.S., OWINGS MILLS MD, February 2017
Very pleasant experience. Will definitely recommend to others without even the slightest hesitation.
- K.H., February 2017
Excellent home inspector. Extremely knowledgeable, accurate and perceptive. Understands the area, homemaker and construction. Especially helpful as he was well aware of the potential issues and shortcomings. Would recommend to anyone who is purchasing in the Severna Park area.
- N.C., December 2016
Bob was very informative during the inspection. He has obvious knowledge and experience and holds nothing back in his reports. He's a true American and is very military friendly. Thank you Bob for making our first home-inspection a great experience. - Zach and Kelley
- Z.C., December 2016
Bob did a great job giving us a very professional experience. He kept what some might consider a mundane event very light hearted and never hesitated to answer our questions or point out things and explain in terms we could understand. Very helpful would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a home inspector.
- J.R., November 2016
Thanks Bob. You were very thorough and professional. Everything was explained so I understood the why & wherefore of each finding. I'd surely recommend you especially to first time home buyers. Thanks again.
- J.O., Annapolis MD, October 2016
Thank you for a very thorough and helpful inspection.
- L.H., October 2016
Bob was very accommodating with our schedule. His inspection was thorough and his reports were easy to read. Results were provided the some day. Would recommend him to anyone.
- S.H., Millersville MD, September 2016
As a new home buyer, you are anxious and scared about the whole process. Well I had to put my trust in my realtor that his circle of expertise were the best and would do a great job. So I meet Bob on the day of my home inspection. Due to a glitch in gaining access to the home, it gave myself, my realtor and Bob time to converse. Bob is a master in the home inspection business. He is experienced and he is a people person. His personality and years of experience put me at ease through the entire process. I would highly recommend him to any home buyer. Thanks Bob
- N.S., July 2016
Perceptive, well- informed and thorough with excellent communication skills. Bob really increased my knowledge base. I feel that I am equipped to make educated choices.
- K.D., July 2016
Very personable and professional, reasonable about repairs that need fixed in the home, and was straight to the point. Provided military discount and even steam cleaned the carpet himself after dirt got pulled in from the backyard.
- M.G., July 2016
Bob is the man!!
- L.C., June 2016
I was very pleased with the service and the quality of the inspection I received. Bob was extremely nice and walked me through the process and provided me with tips and suggestions to help me once I move in and into the future. As a first time home buyer, this was invaluable and I appreciated the time he spent answering questions.
- C.H., May 2016
Bob was very knowledgeable and thorough with our inspection. He was able to explain to my wife and me what he was seeing in a way that we could both understand it. He also had some tools, such as his thermal camera, that I had not seen before and shows that he cares about and invests back into his business to provide the customer with excellent service.
- R.R., April 2016
Bob Pavlik's home inspection was thorough and he took the time to explain his findings in a clear and concise manner. Bob made a stressful phase in the home buying process, very easy. I would recommend his service to others.
- D.O., April 2016
Bob was very thorough and explained everything. I appreciated all of his suggestions and recommendations. He's top notch!!
- A.A., April 2016
Bob is both knowledgeable and meticulous. He was quick to respond to any questions before the inspection and showed up on time and fully prepared. He was kind enough to walk me through the process and answered any questions I had in a clear and seasoned manner. The inspection report was very in-depth and easy to understand. It also proved very useful as there were a number of problems with the property. I would recommend his services without hesitation to anyone in need of an inspection.
- I.K., March 2016
Bob was very professional and provided a thorough home inspection. He was very knowledgeable about the type of home we were buying and provided us with a lot of good advice. We would recommend him for any home inspection job in the area.
- M.C., March 2016
You're great at your job. Thank you for all your help!
- J.A., March 2016
Thank you for your thorough and detailed inspection.
- K.T., Odenton MD, March 2016
Thank you very much Bob for all your help you did a great job I really appreciate it.
- B.B., March 2016
Bob is incredibly thorough and prompt with appointments and report delivery. I learn a ton every time he inspects one of my clients' homes.
- S.M., March 2016
Outstanding job!!! Professional and prompt results!
- I.C., January 2016
Wonderful great person !!
- S.G., Owings Mills MD, October 2015
Best inspection I have ever seen.Thank you.
- D.K., August 2015
I'm buying a home for the first time after recently graduating from college. My parents wanted to attend the inspection as well and Bob went above and beyond to answer any questions either myself, or they had. Will absolutely be calling for any inspections needed in the future. Extremely thorough job and entertaining too - thanks Bob!
- C.O., July 2015
Bob, Thanks for doing the inspection on last minute notice. You were very thorough and made the buyer feel comfortable with their purchase while pointing out items that need to be addressed. Look forward to using you again!
- B.A., July 2015
Bob is the best. As a first time home buyer I had little idea what to expect from my home inspection, but Bob was really great to work with. He described to me all of the issues he found as he found them and provided me with a clear and concise inspection report. Thanks again, Bob!
- M.S., Baltimore MD, June 2015
Highly recommend Bob for your home inspection. He did the inspection for my new condo. He knows what to look for and leaves no stone unturned. He will also show and explain to you the shutoff values for water line, gas line, etc. He tells you what to look for as the home owner for possible emergencies and what you need to do as routine maintenance to keep everything functioning properly. Thanks again Bob for everything.
- E.L., Baltimore MD, June 2015
Bob is very thorough and spent a lot of time explaining everything he identified to my wife and I. Our recent inspection was the second time we've used Bob and would highly recommend him.
- J.S., Baltimore MD, May 2015
Great experience. Very knowledgeable. Very helpful. Thank you Bob.
- D.J., April 2015
Bob takes great care of my clients and knows his business better than any other inspector I've met. I suggest him to everyone- clients and colleagues alike.
- S.M., March 2015
I was not able to be at the inspection, but from what my spouse said, you were professional, thorough, answered all our questions and a pleasure to work with. When we purchase another property, whether as a primary home or investment opportunity, or if an associate needs a home inspection service, Bob will be our first choice.
- O.C., March 2015
Bob, it was an absolute pleasure working with someone so knowledgeable and friendly. Not only did you conduct a very thorough inspection but you also took the time to explain to us the various aspects of the home throughout. Anyone looking to get a home inspection done need not look any further than Bob Pavlik.
- S.W., January 2015
It was a pleasure to have Bob as my inspector. He was professional, considerate, and quite an affable person to boot. Bob gave us suggestions on what we should mitigate first, and made recommendations of some of the finds' immediate issues. The next time I buy a home, I'll have Bob Pavlik at my side for inspection. Thanks Bob!
- B.F., Glen Burnie MD, January 2015
Bob has been the choice of many of my buyers, all of which have been completely satisfied with his service. The reports are easy to understand and navigate. I will continue to recommend Bob to all of my clients in the future.
- D.H., January 2015
Loved the professionalism, time management, quality and hinesty of this individual and company.
- C.B., October 2014
I love it. You explained everything in a way that I could understand. Thanks again. :)
- J.A., October 2014
Great Inspector very detailed.
- L.J., October 2014
Several of my clients have chosen to use Gold Key Inspections. They all have been very satisfied. Bob is very professional and does a Great Job. I would recommend him to any of my future clients.
- D.H., September 2014
Bob, My clients have been completely satisfied with his inspection reports. Very knowledgeable. I will highly recommend him in the future.
- D.H., June 2014
Mr. Pavlik is a very knowledgeable and professional inspector. The inspection was very thorough, and included all aspects of the home, including crawl spaces and attic. The final reports are better than I have ever seen; in focus pictures, descriptive details, clear recommendations, objective and concise comments, covering all aspects of the home.
- B.M., May 2014
Bob was very professional and thorough. He made sure I understood every detail.
- J.O., columbia MD, April 2014
very professional. knows his business
- D.W., laurel MD, March 2014
Bob was professional in every way, he explained all his findings in a way even I could understand. He kept it simple.
- M.B., November 2013
Bob is very knowledgeable, experienced, fair minded and he also has a friendly manner. Bob does deserves my highest rating!
- D.S., November 2013
Bob, Very thorough, timely, and professional job. Thanks too for making two trips up to the house. Jim D.
- J.D., July 2013
Bob, it was great working with you. You're very professional and asnwer all questions with patience which I greatly appreciated! I will definitely recommend your services to anyone that would need an inspector in the future. Thanks again Judy
- J.P., August 2012
Bob was terrific. Even took out of his own time this morning (26 April 2012) to conduct the inspection for us. We will definately use Bob again for any other pool needs/issues. Thanks Bob!
- J.L., Ft Meade MD, April 2012
Excellent to work with, very thorough and extremely helpful. Highly recommend!!
- J.J., April 2012
Bob is always wonderful and I wouldn't have anyone else. My clients love him too.
- A.L., Columbia MD, January 2012
Thank you for your expertise and great service. I will recommend you to others and use you again. Thank you again. Gwendolyn S. Woody
- G.W., Baltimore MD, January 2012
Bob did an excellent job with a difficult inspection. The situation we were in was somewhat out of the ordinary and he handled it quite professionally. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to my colleagues.
- R.C., October 2011
Bob was very knowledgable and friendly. He took the time to explain things to me. I would recommend him to a friend in a heartbeat!
- E.W., Eldersburg MD, June 2011