About Us

Origin Story

Best Home Inspections In Maryland,
Virginia, And DC

From humble beginnings to one of the largest privately-owned local home and commercial inspection companies in Maryland, Virginia, and DC. Top To Bottom Services, LLC.

After graduating from the University of Maryland in Business Management, Dan Deist worked as an executive for Fiserv Securities—a Fortune 500 company. For over a decade, Dan worked long hours, traveling all over the United States as vice president and director of operations for Fiserv Securities. However, when they asked him to relocate to Philadelphia, he decided it was time to hang up his suits for an opportunity to own his own business. He was sitting in a dentist’s office, riffling anxiously through the pages of an entrepreneur magazine, when he came across an article about up-and-coming industries for 2004—“Home Inspections” was on the list. Since Dan had experience working in construction—before Fiserv—he figured he could easily learn to become a home inspector and soon enrolled in a Manassas, Virginia inspection school.

Dan opened Top To Bottom Services, in September of 2004. In the early days of the business—late 2004 into 2005—the home inspection company was a fledgling startup, taking shape out of a spare room in Dan’s house and operating through a single flip-phone. About a year into this new endeavor, Dan was introduced to another entrepreneurial opportunity.

A close friend and Realtor® suggested he start installing real estate signposts for agents because, “the market was void of dependable and professional service providers,” and he would have access to tons of new agents. The idea was that once a realtor learned of Dan’s sign business, he or she would get to know Dan professionally and eventually trust him enough to allow him to serve clients for home inspections. The plan worked perfectly!

As Top To Bottom Services grew—with the help of the signpost installation department—Dan set forth with a clear mission in mind: to serve the community with honesty and integrity, to provide quality service at a fair price, and to give back when able. This was a recipe for continued success and company growth.

Top To Bottom Services has grown to become one of the largest privately-owned inspection companies in the DMV. Dan has also become sort of a “serial-entrepreneur”; in addition to Top To Bottom Services, Dan also owns a mold remediation franchise—a software company responsible for managing Signpost placement requests—SignTraker Technologies—and eventually split the signpost installation department into its own entity—Real Estate SignTraker. In the more recent years, Top To Bottom Services has expanded to offer not only residential and commercial inspections, but also a complete suite of ancillary services, like radon testing, mold sampling, lead testing, water quality and septic inspections, to name a few.

Top To Bottom Services has never lost the commitment to those original three core values; however, they are certainly able to do more for charity now, thanks to their rapid growth! In 2020, Top To Bottom Services rolled out their Charitable Contributions Dollar-to-Dollar Match program. Every client is offered the opportunity to help support a different local or national charity each month, and Top To Bottom Services will match their contributions; a feat Dan wasn’t sure would ever be possible.

Top To Bottom Services is so thankful to have the opportunity to serve you and be a part of your real estate transaction!

We are your one-stop-shop solution for anything you may need!

Why Choose Top To Bottom Services You know what they say, “You get what you pay for.”

With Top To Bottom Services, your family gets much more than our premier home inspection! You receive a lifelong relationship. Your Full Home Inspection experience comes with a comprehensive digital report-guaranteed to be delivered within 24 hours-as well as a Lifetime Family Membership to Porch.com, FREE Phone and Email consultations for as long as you live in your new home, and our Industry Leading 200% satisfaction guarantee.

Your Satisfaction

Your satisfaction and overall experience with us are our highest priority. That is the main reason why you have access to our knowledgeable, licensed, and certified home inspectors and staff whenever you need it. This is also why we have about 3,000 5-star reviews. In addition to our fast inspection report turnaround guarantee, we also provide you with our 200% customer satisfaction guarantee. Reach out to our client coordinators for more information.

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What Your “Wowed” Neighbors Are Saying

Excellent
Based on 1841 reviews
Kelsey Schumacher
Kelsey Schumacher
2024-02-23
Great service. Easy to schedule on short notice. My inspector was professional and thorough. Talked me through some of the concerns he had. Report was ready that night!
Lizzy Rees
Lizzy Rees
2024-02-19
Dawa was an excellent inspector to have look through my new home! She was very thorough and took the time to ask me what I was concerned about in the home, what I could expect from the inspection, and the guarantees that Top to Bottom provides. Her write up report was incredibly thorough, and was accurate to everything she pointed out during the inspection. Would certainly use this service again!
Keith Levine
Keith Levine
2024-02-14
Steffon Morris did our inspection, and he was fantastic. He walked us around the property, and pointed out every minor defect, or issue the home had. He then sent our report less than 24 hours later. He was thorough, and efficient!
Gilles
Gilles
2024-02-05
Definitely recommend Top To Services!! The agent was on time, he explained the inspection process, and addressing all my questions. The inspection report impressed me with its thoroughness, clear observations, and detailed pictures illustrating every area of concern, along with explanations.
Maurice Nkonsissie
Maurice Nkonsissie
2024-01-12
The agent from Top To Bottom Services provided an excellent inspection on the house I was purchasing. The agent came on time at the house; she provided me with details on how she will conduct the inspection and she professionally answered all my questions. I really like the way the inspection report was presented: thorough and clear observations of almost the entire house, displaying pictures of every area affected, adding explanation of the issue encountered.
Eriko Shimada
Eriko Shimada
2023-12-23
Top to Bottom Services is a great company to work with. The schedules were very attentive and the process went smoothly. My inspector was 15 min early which also helped us make sure I had all the paper work done. In addition Stefen was very nice and friendly, and walked us through some of the things he saw in our house so that it was easier for us to understand what to expect when we read the report. Overall the top-to-bottom services were very professional and I would definitely, recommend to anyone that needs a home inspection!
Raquel Vieira
Raquel Vieira
2023-12-02
Frank was extremely courteous, patient and above all, knowledgeable! He showed up on time and answer all our clients questions and addressed their concerns promptly. His report is so easy to read and he even told us we could contact him directly if we had further questions. Definitely a 5 star service!
Aaron Mincey
Aaron Mincey
2023-11-29
My experience with Top to Bottom Services was absolutely magnificent!! Scott provided great explanation of services during my initial call. Frank (home inspector) was impeccable and extremely thorough during the inspection walk-thru. He took time to really educate me on pertinent details for maintaining my new home. Will recommend Top to Bottom Services for future customers.
Vick
Vick
2023-10-16
Bob showed up early for us and gave a detailed home inspection. He is a respectful and intelligent guy. He gave me great tips on how to take care of my home and showed me all the things in the home that needs work. I wish him the best and would recommend him to anyone who needs a home inspection.
ade A
ade A
2023-10-14
Our experience with Top to Bottom was absolutely fantastic, a solid 10/10! We would wholeheartedly recommend their services. As first-time homebuyers, my husband and I were immensely grateful for the meticulous attention to detail that went into inspecting our new home. It provided us with the peace of mind we were seeking. Thank you so much!