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CrossCountry Home Inspections

Workphone: 301-801-2978
Mobile: 301-801-2978

Hagerstown, MD 21740

Steve Lawhead

I have been doing home inspections since 2005. My goal is not only to check the house but to teach you about the house so you are able to enjoy and maintain the house from your very first day.
I always encourage you to follow me around during the inspection and ask any and all questions you may have. There are no stupid questions or too many questions.
I will take all the time needed to fully inspect the house and teach you about the house.
As we go through the house I will check all the systems of the house (exterior, interior structure, plumbing, HVAC, electrical and kitchen). We will check anything that we can see, touch and smell.
You will get a printed report with pictures before we leave and have access to the report online.You will also be given a Home Owners Guide to help you take care of your new home.
I partner with a radon company so can also do radon testing saving you on the radon testing.
I am uniquely located so do inspections in Western and Central Maryland, Northern Virgina, Metro DC, panhandle of West Virginia and South central PA


State of Maryland license #30187 Over10 years experience


With my background as a high school science teacher my goal is not to only inspect the house but to also teach you about the house so when you move in you know the house and can enjoy your new home from the first day.


Thank you for taking the time and patience to explain everything that you saw during the inspection. You answered all of my questions in terms that I could understand which gave me the confidence that I could manage small concerns on my own. I truly appreciate the timelines you gave me on all the HVAC and plumbing replacements as well as your detailed report. Thank you again and I will recommend your excellent service highly to my colleagues at work and my new neighbors! liz h.
- L.H., Reston VA, June 2017
Great job! Thorough inspection!
- C.D., December 2016
Thank you. You were extremely thorough and precise. We appreciate your expertise.
- N.R., September 2016
Extremely knowledgeable with a pleasant personality - our walk around with Steve gave us great confidence that we are making a sound investment with the purchase of our house. Thanks Steve!
- W.J., Burke VA, April 2016
Fantastic job done by Steve. Extremely helpful, knowledgeable, great guy. We're so glad we used his services. Thanks Steve!
- J.S., Alexandria VA, February 2016
I have endured several "home inspections" in past years. Steve Lawhead's inspection was by far the most thorough and professional that I have ever ordered. In addition, Steve was incredibly patient and attentive to the buyer's questions and concerns. His explanations were both comprehensible and comprehensive. His easy-going manner was both pleasant and reassuring.
- C.C., Arlington VA, December 2015
I'm a first time home buyer and didn't really know what to expect during the inspection. He was incredibly thorough, professional and helpful. I don't know what other home inspectors do, but Steve gave me a 416 page manual on home repair and maintenance in addition to my inspection report. Additionally, he gave me time to read the terms and conditions of his inspection contract BEFORE he began the work. I'm an attorney - the fine print matters to me and I appreciate being able to read it before he began the work. I'm very pleased with his inspection and would recommend him to anyone who wants a thorough home inspection.
- J.K., Washington DC, October 2015
Professional, efficient, reasonable, good communicator, and provides value added.
- D.S., Annandale MD, September 2015
Through and professional
- A.B., Washington DC, July 2015
Steve is awesome! My clients love working with him
- A.S., June 2015
fantastic partner
- A.S., June 2015
Steve was amazing! Very knowledgable and patiently answered all of our questions. Performed an extremely thorough inspection of the house and taught us about routine house maintenance as he went. Absolutely recommend!
- S.S., Washington DC, April 2015
One of the most thorough inspectors I've ever worked with. Knowledgeable, professional, and enjoys his job. Walking through with him during the inspection is a valuable learning experience as he shows you what he's looking for and what to keep an eye out for. The reports are very in-depth and easy to understand. I'd definitely recommend him to others looking to do property inspections.
- L.F., University Park MD, April 2015
Steve, Thank you for the fine inspection for us today. We were very pleased with your thoroughness, your careful explanations, and your professional attitude. We have been dealing with lots of vendors recently and you are clearly at the top! Thank you so much. Rob & Patrick
- R.P., Gaithersburg MD, October 2014
Steve is great to work with. Smart, thorough, and patient.
- E.H., October 2014
Great job! Nice person to work with.
- J.V., McLean VA, August 2014
Steve was very thorough and very helpful providing homeowner with maintenance tips. Fair pricing. Thank you!
- M.R., July 2014
Incredibly thorough and willing to answer any and every question.
- J.B., Washington DC, April 2014
Thanks, Steve, I feel a lot better prepared for home maintenance now.
- B.W., Arlington VA, March 2014
Steve was very thorough explaining everything he inspected and giving us tips on how to maintain the various features of our new home - Neil & Laura Parikh
- N.P., Washington DC, March 2014
Excellent service, highly recommend
- M.C., Washington DC, January 2014
Steve made me feel comfortable about the whole process and as a first time buyer, he answered all my questions without making me feel like an idiot. I left the inspection informed and confident.
- R.S., Alexandria VA, October 2013
Steve is always great to work with.
- P.D., Washington DC, September 2013
Thanks again, Steve.
- J.L., September 2013
Steve is very thorough and knowledgable, and is very easy to work with.
- L.D., August 2013
Steve was GREAT! He was very thorough and clearly very knowledgable. He walked us through every step he was taking and answered all of our questions patiently and competently. He both highlighted issues and concerns along the way and gave us an oral recap at the end. He also had the report ready immediately after the inspection. I would highly recommend him!
- M.S., May 2013
Steve is extremely thorough and checked the entire property from end to end. Additionally, he has a wealth of knowledge with regard to plant and wildlife that he was able to give very valuable recommendations on how to approach overall maintenance of the property. I would certainly refer to to anyone looking for a home inspection.
- A.S., Alexandria VA, April 2013
Steve is an extremely thorough inspector, genuinely cares about his work, and is very personable with his clients. He is our "go-to" inspector and is very accommodating. Steve knows what he is talking about and is smart!
- D.P., March 2013
Steve, thank you for your patience and a superb, thorough inspection; you helped calm our nerves/jitters in the midst of purchasing my first home. Thank you!
- F.G., Alexandria VA, August 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to go over all details. It gave us the uppertunity to learn all the things we needed to know about the house in regards upkeep and repairs.
- G.A., Washington DC, June 2012
Steve is great always early for his appointments, He is professional, thorough and not an alarmist. Steve takes his time explaining everything to my clients.I highly recommend him.
- M.S., May 2012
Great Job as always.
- J.E., Washington DC, April 2012
Steve was an excellent inspector for a property virgin such as myself. He was patient, answered all my questions in plain, easy to understand language and even gave me tons tips on home upkeep and things to watch out for that were totally unrelated to the home inspection itself. I highly recommend his work.
- R.M., Washington DC, July 2011
Thanks Steve-really appreciate your help!
- M.C., Arlington VA, April 2011
Steve was a wonderful and thorough inspector. He really explained everything in an easy to understand manner, without sounding condescending in the least. I would highly recommend Steve to anyone who was interested in buying a property.
- U.S., Arlington VA, March 2011
Great job, very detail orientated. Provided additional details above-and-beyond the inspection duties. Added value for future home owners to walk around with someone familiar with the house building techniques.
- N.S., Alexandria VA, February 2011
Great meeting you Steve. I appreciate how thorough and explanatory you were today. Much thanks!
- K.G., Washington DC, August 2010
Steve was very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions and help us understand the how inspection.
- S.B., Arlington VA, July 2010
Steve was very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions and help us understand the how inspection.
- S.B., Arlington VA, July 2010
Steve, Thank you for providing us with a professional and comprehensive Home Inspection. Your wealth of knowledge, experience and attention detail is exceptional! I would highly recommend you to perform a Home Inspection to anyone purchasing a home.
- K.F., Montclair VA, July 2010
Steve Lawhead did a great job on my inspection. He was thorough, professional and answered all my questions.
- E.C., Alexandria VA, May 2010
Steve- Thank you for your services. I found you to be professional, personable and thorough! We'll be in touch for the re-inspection of the property. Many thanks- T. Frazier
- T.F., May 2010
Thanks for the help Steve. That was the most professional and down to earth home inspection I have ever experienced. The reference book is a great tool. It will help keep us the house healthy and minimize repairs. We very much enjoyed working with you, and we're really glad you are on our team. Thanks! ~ Matt & Laura Maasdam
- M.M., Arlington VA, February 2010
Steve is very professional, punctual, knowledgeable, patient, and instrucitonal. He is the best home inspector I've ever worked with and I use no one but him! I highly recommend!
- J.L., Washington DC, October 2009
Steve is a very good home inspector.
- E.U., Reston VA, August 2009
Jason and I both felt Steve Lawhead was very competent and professional. We would recommend his services to anyone without hesitation.
- J.B., Fallschurch VA, June 2009