Top Notch Washington Home Inspector

Mission Statement

Our mission is to give top priority to the thoroughness of your home inspection, written report, and education by continually learning, and implementing industry innovations and services. We promise not just great customer service, but peace of mind on your investment in your home or career.

Core Principles

1.

Education

We are always learning; learning never ends.
2.

Integrity

We are honest and show a consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong morals and ethics.
3.

Humility

We are open to feedback and constructive criticism, showing respect and recognizing others’ roles and contributions.
4.

Adaptability

We are flexible and continually improve to adjust to changes in the industry.
5.

Consistency

We are committed to always delivering high quality, reliable services to our customers.
6.

Passion

We are fueled by our passion for high quality home inspection and helping others on their investment in their home purchase or their career.
Top Notch Home Inspection Office
Staff member Robbie

Robbie Smith

LIC #2008 | SPI LIC #94719

Robbie Smith, the owner, and Instructor of Top Notch Home Inspection & Home Inspector School has been passionate about the housing industry for over 20 years.

Andrew Cools has a wealth of hands-on experience in various facets of home maintenance and renovation, with a background spanning cabinetry, plumbing, irrigation, and over a decade in lawn and garden care. Andrew brings a keen eye for detail to every inspection. He has extensive knowledge of the local area as a lifelong resident of the Olympia area. Outside of work, Andrew is an avid explorer of the outdoors, finding solace in hiking, and a passionate gamer always eager to learn new DIY skills. He's also delved into personal training, sharing his knowledge of health and nutrition with friends and family to promote well-being.

Staff member Lindsey

Lindsey Smith

Business Manager

Lindsey Smith, an expert in office management and accounting, is our Business Manager and wife of Robbie Smith. She was born and raised in Southern California.
Lindsey Smith, an expert in office management and accounting, is our Business Manager and wife of Robbie Smith. She was born and raised in Southern California, but after marrying and starting a family she moved to Lewis County to seek out new opportunities and raise her kids in a small community. After receiving her certificate as a Certified Bookkeeper, she attended Centralia College graduating with her Associates degree in Accounting, and is continuing to add to her list of achievements by studying for her Enrolled Agents license. After working for 6 years for a local company with annual revenue over 25 million and over 90 employees, she has joined the team at Top Notch Home Inspections & Home Inspector school to assist the growth and success of the company.
Staff member Isaac

Isaac slifer

LIC #22006989 | SPI LIC #106625

After attending one of our classes and passing the NHIE Exam we are excited to add Isaac to our team of Inspectors. As a long time Thurston County Resident and a local Contractor for over 15 years, we know Isaac’s

After attending one of our classes and passing the NHIE Exam we are excited to add Isaac to our team of Inspectors. As a long time Thurston County Resident and a local Contractor for over 15 years, we know Isaac's extensive knowledge of repairing homes and attention to detail will be an asset as an Inspector for all of our clients.  

Staff member Katella

Katella Smith

Social Media Marketer

Meet Katella Smith, our Social Media Marketer! Daughter to Robbie and Lindsey, Katella spent most of her childhood in Lewis County, where she developed an early passion for business ownership and the housing industry – which she inherited from her parents.

Meet Katella Smith, our Social Media Marketer! Daughter to Robbie and Lindsey, Katella spent most of her childhood in Lewis County, where she developed an early passion for business ownership and the housing industry - which she inherited from her parents. In 2020, she decided to venture into the world of business ownership! She has always had a passion for dogs and successfully started her own business doing dog training. With a strong background in social media and a keen eye for detail, Katella is responsible for creating and delivering effective social media strategies that boost our online presence and drive engagement. When she's not working on her next big idea, Katella loves to spend time with her two dogs and explore the great outdoors. She brings enthusiasm to the office, and we're thrilled to have her on our team!

Staff member Andrew

Andrew Cools

Home Inspector Apprentice

Andrew Cools has a wealth of hands-on experience in various facets of home maintenance and renovation, with a background spanning cabinetry, plumbing, irrigation, and over a decade in lawn and garden care.
Andrew Cools has a wealth of hands-on experience in various facets of home maintenance and renovation, with a background spanning cabinetry, plumbing, irrigation, and over a decade in lawn and garden care. Andrew brings a keen eye for detail to every inspection. He has extensive knowledge of the local area as a lifelong resident of the Olympia area. Outside of work, Andrew is an avid explorer of the outdoors, finding solace in hiking, and a passionate gamer always eager to learn new DIY skills. He's also delved into personal training, sharing his knowledge of health and nutrition with friends and family to promote well-being.
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Keenan Mitchell

Home Inspector Apprentice

Keenan Mitchell brings a wealth of experience and a diverse background to our company. He spent six years in the Air Force, where he spent time inspecting engines.

Keenan Mitchell brings a wealth of experience and a diverse background to our company. He spent six years in the Air Force, where he spent time inspecting engines. Beyond his military service, Keenan has held various roles, including accountant and school teacher, showcasing his adaptability and attention to detail. Keenan has spent time in South Dakota and overseas, gaining a broad perspective and a deep appreciation for different communities. In his free time, he enjoys building and creating, finding immense satisfaction in completing projects. We are thrilled to have Keenan on board, where his unique skill set and enthusiasm will undoubtedly benefit our clients.

Staff member Robbie
Staff member Lindsey
Staff member Isaac
Staff member Katella

Robbie Smith

LIC #2008 | SPI LIC #94719

Robbie Smith, the owner, and Instructor of Top Notch Home Inspection & Home Inspector School has been passionate about the housing industry for over 20 years.

Lindsey Smith

Business Manager

Lindsey Smith, an expert in office management and accounting, is our Business Manager and wife of Robbie Smith. She was born and raised in Southern California.

Isaac slifer

LIC #22006989 | SPI LIC #106625

After attending one of our classes and passing the NHIE Exam we are excited to add Isaac to our team of Inspectors. 

Katella Smith

Social Media Marketer

Meet Katella Smith, our Social Media Marketer! Daughter to Robbie and Lindsey, Katella spent most of her childhood in Lewis County, where she developed an early passion for business ownership and the housing industry – which she inherited from her parents.

Robbie Smith, the owner, and Instructor of Top Notch Home Inspection & Home Inspector School has been passionate about the housing industry for over 20 years.  Specifically the structural integrity and the ongoing maintenance of homes.  Before moving to Washington, Robbie was inspecting and repairing commercial & residential properties in Southern California for 13 years.  To continue to build on his knowledge and passion for homes he added Home Inspection, Structural Pest Inspector, and General Contractor to his resume.  To continue to build on that knowledge Robbie is an active member of InterNachi, the world's largest inspection trade association. Robbie's goal for his company is for his inspectors to give a professional, unbiased opinion of the home helping people to make a sound decision whether they are buying a home, selling a home, or maintaining a home they currently have.  His goals as an InterNachi Mentor is to help, guide, coach, and instruct each of his students so they can achieve success as a new home inspector.

Lindsey Smith, an expert in office management and accounting, is our Business Manager and wife of Robbie Smith. She was born and raised in Southern California, but after marrying and starting a family she moved to Lewis County to seek out new opportunities and raise her kids in a small community. After receiving her certificate as a Certified Bookkeeper, she attended Centralia College graduating with her Associates degree in Accounting, and is continuing to add to her list of achievements by studying for her Enrolled Agents license. After working for 6 years for a local company with annual revenue over 25 million and over 90 employees, she has joined the team at Top Notch Home Inspections & Home Inspector school to assist the growth and success of the company.
Isaac Slifer, after attending one of our classes and passing the NHIE Exam, quickly became a valued member of our team of inspectors. As a long-time resident of Thurston County and a seasoned Contractor with over 15 years of local experience, Isaac's in-depth knowledge of home repairs and attention to detail have proved to be an asset to all our clients. Beyond his professional expertise, Isaac is a devoted family man with a set of twins. In his free time, he enjoys fishing and is always prepared for a hunting trip. Isaac's extensive experience and commitment to a thorough inspection guarantees exceptional service for our clients.

Meet Katella Smith, our Social Media Marketer! Daughter to Robbie and Lindsey, Katella spent most of her childhood in Lewis County, where she developed an early passion for business ownership and the housing industry - which she inherited from her parents. In 2020, she decided to venture into the world of business ownership! She has always had a passion for dogs and successfully started her own business doing dog training. With a strong background in social media and a keen eye for detail, Katella is responsible for creating and delivering effective social media strategies that boost our online presence and drive engagement. When she's not working on her next big idea, Katella loves to spend time with her two dogs and explore the great outdoors. She brings enthusiasm to the office, and we're thrilled to have her on our team!

Staff member Andrew
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Andrew Cools

Home Inspector Apprentice

Andrew Cools has a wealth of hands-on experience in various facets of home maintenance and renovation, with a background spanning cabinetry, plumbing, irrigation, and over a decade in lawn and garden care.

Keenan Mitchell

Home Inspector Apprentice

Keenan Mitchell brings a wealth of experience and a diverse background to our company. He spent six years in the Air Force, where he spent time inspecting engines. 

Andrew Cools has a wealth of hands-on experience in various facets of home maintenance and renovation, with a background spanning cabinetry, plumbing, irrigation, and over a decade in lawn and garden care. Andrew brings a keen eye for detail to every inspection. He has extensive knowledge of the local area as a lifelong resident of the Olympia area. Outside of work, Andrew is an avid explorer of the outdoors, finding solace in hiking, and a passionate gamer always eager to learn new DIY skills. He's also delved into personal training, sharing his knowledge of health and nutrition with friends and family to promote well-being.

Keenan Mitchell brings a wealth of experience and a diverse background to our company. He spent six years in the Air Force, where he spent time inspecting engines. Beyond his military service, Keenan has held various roles, including accountant and school teacher, showcasing his adaptability and attention to detail. Keenan has spent time in South Dakota and overseas, gaining a broad perspective and a deep appreciation for different communities. In his free time, he enjoys building and creating, finding immense satisfaction in completing projects. We are thrilled to have Keenan on board, where his unique skill set and enthusiasm will undoubtedly benefit our clients.

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NOW HIRING

Growth & Development Representative

We are seeking a highly motivated and results-driven Growth and Development Representative to join our reputable home inspection company. As the Growth and Development Representative, you will build relationships with real estate professionals in our target market area. You will be responsible for selling the benefits of hiring an inspector with Top Notch via small and large group presentations, social events and one to one business discussions.

now hiring!!

Client Care Coordinator

We are looking for a passionate and highly-skilled Client Care Coordinator to join our team. You will be responsible for providing exceptional customer service to our clients, ensuring that their experience with us is extraordinary. If you are passionate about working with people, have exceptional organizational and administrative skills, and are committed to providing the best possible customer service, then we would love to hear from you.

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NOW HIRING

Growth & Development Representative

We are seeking a highly motivated and results-driven Growth and Development Representative to join our reputable home inspection company. As the Growth and Development Representative, you will build relationships with real estate professionals in our target market area. You will be responsible for selling the benefits of hiring an inspector with Top Notch via small and large group presentations, social events and one to one business discussions.

Greg Boulet blends his background in real estate investment and specialized knowledge of short-term and medium-term rentals to bring a unique perspective to our team. With a year dedicated to mastering the home inspector exam, and earning a degree in marketing in 2011, we are proud to welcome him to our team. Greg is originally from Southern California, but has embraced our local community for the past eight years, providing insights into the area’s various housing characteristics. Outside of home inspection, Greg is an avid scuba diver, yoga practitioner, and Jiu-Jitsu enthusiast.

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now hiring!!

Client Care Coordinator

We are looking for a passionate and highly-skilled Client Care Coordinator to join our team. You will be responsible for providing exceptional customer service to our clients, ensuring that their experience with us is extraordinary. If you are passionate about working with people, have exceptional organizational and administrative skills, and are committed to providing the best possible customer service, then we would love to hear from you.