WHO WE ARE

Who We Are

Since 1987 we have provided professional Home Inspections in central Maryland. Our team of seasoned inspectors has performed more than 30,000 Home Inspections on everything from simple cottages to city row houses to waterfront estates. 

When you're ready to make one of the biggest decisions you ever will, you'd better have all the variables. You'll want a veteran Home Inspector in your corner. Let one of our licensed experts help you.

Bobby Davidson

Bobby is now the president of HomePro, taking over for Jake Vandergrift in January of 2016. He joined Homepro in early 2010 coming out of the building and construction industry and his wife Brooks have 2 young girls Eliza Jane and Emma Jo and a baby boy named "Bo". Bobby's background in construction and electrical work, as well as being the son of a builder, have made him an expert home inspector. His vast knowledge every aspect of a homes construction and maintenance needs allows him to answer any questions a buyer may have. He has multiple real estate agents in his family and knows the importance good communication. You are sure to have a good, relational and thorough home inspection experience with Bobby! 
Experience: 
  • MD Home Inspector License #31062 
  • Member of Inter NACHI 
  • "AHIT" Home Inspector Training Certified (80 hours) 
  • Up to date on Maryland Home inspectors continuing education 
  • Maryland Lead Paint training. Card #61084 
  • James Madison University 2005-2007 
  • Massanutten Technical School 2007-2008 including: 
    •  Electricity 1 (AC/DC theory) 
    •  Electricity 2 (Residential)
    •  Motor Controls
  • Residential Electrician: 6 years: service and new construction   
  • Designed and built custom house in 2015 

                    Dennis O'Mara

                    Born and raised in Maryland, Dennis has two grown sons, Brendan and Ryan. When the kids grew up and left home, so did the Boston Whaler. An acoustic guitar now serves as Dennis’ relaxation and “therapy”. He worked many years in Real Estate and construction before joining Home Pro Chesapeake in late 2004. Dennis is keenly aware of the special relationship between Buyers, Sellers and the agents who represent them. He loves to research inspection issues, and impart that knowledge to home Buyers and Sellers.
                    Education:
                    • Kimball Union Academy, ’72. Univ. of Maryland, ’72-‘76 
                    Experience:
                    • MD licensed Home Inspector #30100
                    • Completed Home Inspector certification training with ITA 
                    • In late ‘70’s, survey crew, then worked as assistant to Vice President 
                    • Major metro area builder/developer, coordinating with architects, engineers, tradesman, etc., plus supervising a “punch-out” crew
                    • In ’87-’89, was a partner of an 86 home residential development in Prince George's County
                    • GRI designation from AA County board of Realtors 

                    Don Stoltenberg

                    Don joined HomePro in 1987 and has personally completed over 9,000 Home Inspections. Don lives on a beautiful farm in the passive solar house he designed and built in 1986, along with his wife, kids, dogs, and cats. He has been married to wife Suzanne for 28 years and is the father of a daughter, Heidi and son John. Don tries to use the inspection to "teach you the house". When you accompany Don, you'll have your head filled up with everything you ever wanted to know about your house and more!
                    Education:
                    • High School, Baltimore 
                    • BA Towson State University 1972: Masters 1980
                    • AA Electrical Engineering Technology 1986 Anne Arundel Community College
                        Experience:
                        • Maryland License # 29930
                        • ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) Certified Inspector #1258
                        • NEHA Radon ID 105320RT; PA DEP Radon Cert. #1825
                        • Inspector training, HomePro Systems,D.C. 
                        • 9000+ personally completed home inspections 
                        • Faculty member, Professional Home Inspector's Institute, Falls Church, VA: licensed in MD and PA 
                        • Host/co host of the "Home Show" (home repair call in show) WRC Washington and WCBM Baltimore
                        • BOCA Certified Combination Building Inspector (building, plumbing,electrical, mechanical)
                        • Graduate of the Shelter Institute, Bath Maine 
                        • Instructor Board of Realtors, Anne Arundel County 
                        • Miscellaneous hands on experience in all phases of residential construction 

                        Jake Vandergrift

                        Jake began HomePro Chesapeake in 1986 and did inspections until 2016 when he retired and moved to a house that he renovated in Sunset Beach NC Jake is still active with the business and supports the inspectors. He's personally completed over 10,000 Home Inspections. Jake has lived most of his life and has raised his family in Annapolis. He's a sailor at heart. He is the husband of his lovely wife Paula for 30 years now, the father of daughters Katie and Jill, son Jason and the grand father of Sophie and Abbie. He has 2 dogs, Hoss and Zoe, and a cat, Tally Ho. Jake is passionate about houses. His philosophy is to live and enjoy every day to it's fullest. In his spare time he loves to spend hours near his North Carolina cabin wandering the beach with his family or in and around the waters of the Chesapeake Bay.
                        Education: 
                        • Severn School 1968
                        • University of Maryland 1973 (3 years) Architecture Minor 
                          Experience: 
                          • MD license # 29522 
                          • Over 10,000 completed Home Inspections
                          • Owner of The Housewrights (design build) 1974-88
                          • Founder HomePro Chesapeake 1986 to 2016
                          • General contractor, custom homes; expert witness in court cases
                          • Continuing education instructor, Anne Arundel Board of Realtors 
                          • Guest host of the "Home Show" on WCBM in Baltimore; innovator in "Pole House" construction methods (featured in Baltimore Sun and Washington Post articles)
                          • Hands on experience with all phases of residential construction

                          Chris Panzer

                          Chris is married to his lovely, Peruvian-born wife Luisa Valdivia. They have been together for over 15 years and have a son, Lucas, and a daughter, Fiona, with whom they have enjoyed many adventures. Chris was born and raised in Severna Park, MD and received his BFA in graphic design from MICA in 1986. He built houses during the summer months to help pay his expenses during his studies. After many years working in the display and publishing industries, in 2002 he began working with Habitat for Humanity, Costa Rica, building, supervising volunteers, and doing some marketing. In 2008, Chris built Casa Amanecer — a cozy teak and concrete bed and breakfast designed by renowned Costa Rican architect Luis Diego Quirós. The house was published in the March 2009 issue of architecture magazine Su Casa. Chris, Luisa and the kids lived at the B&B and made many new friends from around the world. In 2014 he moved his family to Pasadena, MD and soon was convinced by Jake Vandergrift to get into the home inspection business. So, he signed his two children up for soccer, made sure his wife had her paperwork in order, and set out on his new career as a licensed home inspector. He’s been loving it ever since.


                          Jim Georgeson

                          Jim retired in 2013 and now is enjoying life with his family on the Eastern Shore. He says that he won't miss the crawlspaces at all.
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