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Home inspections & consultation are our only business. We are impartial and work only for you. We have no affiliation with any real estate interest or contracting firm. Our job is to provide you with a comprehensive, fair, independent, objective evaluation. Your interests are our interests before, during, and after the inspection for as long as you own the property.

Meet the Inspectors

has been providing Home Inspection Services for more than 40 years and is the oldest company of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic area. This company has performed more than 37,000 inspections in its 40+ year history. It was the Practical experience of Claxton Walker and his associates that formed the basis upon which Industry wide standards were eventually developed. The Walker Family has been serving the Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia communities with construction and Real Estate services since 1742.


William L. Walker,ACI

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William L. Walker is the President of , and has been with the company since 1998.

William L. Walker has performed over 3500 inspections personally, including a wide variety of house ages and styles.

William L. Walker draws from his 25 years of experience in the local building industry. A native Washingtonian, he is the fifth generation to provide home building and real-estate services in the area. His areas of expertise include estimating, design, costing, and construction of new homes; as well as retrofit design and problem-solving skills as they relate to the remodeling industry. He has worked extensively with engineers, architects, contractors, homeowners, designers, home buyers, banks, and real-estate agents in the managing of his custom home business.

Licenses, Experience, Education and Memberships (past & present):

  • Licensed Home Inspector-State of Maryalnd #30149
  • Licensed Home Inspector - State of Virginia # 338 0000124
  • American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Certified Inspector # 204451
  • 1996-1998 Project Manager for the William L. Berry Co. in charge of all aspects of land and site development. Construction of new homes from on site ground breaking to customer service completion.
  • 1990-1996 President of William L. Walker Co. of Laytonsville, MD. A custom home and remodeling company.
  • 1988-1990 President of John C Walker Development Co., A land development and custom home builder in Chevy Chase, MD.
  • 1976-1987 Held various positions with John C. Walker, III Development Co. ranging from labor management to on site supervision
  • Certified building Inspector - International Code Council.
  • Suburban Maryland Building Industry Association
  • Montgomery County Builder Association
  • National Home Builder Master Builder Certificate Program
  • National Home Inspector Certification
  • Member of Maryland Association of Home Inspectors (MAHI)
  • Former Board Member-MAC-ASHI
  • Featured on the local FOX 5 News Channel re: Precautions for snow blizzards
  • Attended the Annual Education Conference 2011,2012,2014
  • Continuing Education: Various courses and seminars relating to all aspects of the home building and real-estate industry,Fireplace Inspection/Investigation,Engineered Wood Products. Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) Home Energy Survey, Indoor Sciences CMI Course (Certified Mold Inspector Class),Structural defects and conditioned crawl spaces,Homeowners Insurance Survey for Inspections and Inspector Certification, Decks, Rails & Staris. Completed the IAQA Certified Microbial Investigator Course, Attended Compliance Environmental International (CEI) Mold Training course. Mac-ASHI Spring Seminar 3/2012, MacAshi Spring Seminar 3/23/2013, Attended New Home Warranty Program 9/2013, Electrical Safety & Roof Evaluation 1/2014 MAHI. MAC-ASHI Technical Seminal - Effective Report Writing, MD Standards of Practice, Maryland laws governing home inspectors. 4th Annual MAHI Education Conference 1/17/2015.Topics were Heating Systems, Deck Evaluation and Evaluation of Hardie Board Siding. Attended the MAC-ASHI Technical Seminar on 1/24/2015.  Topics covered were   "Updates on Electrical Systems", and "Defect Recognition, Reporting, and the MD Standards of Practice".

Attended: Tulane University, University of MD and Montgomery College




Matt Scharf, PE

Matt Scharf has performed hundreds of inspections on a wide variety of houses, apartments, and condominiums of varying ages and styles in DC, MD, & VA.  He is a licensed home inspector in Maryland and Virginia, a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of ASHI (MAC-ASHI). He is also a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Maryland and is certified by the Maryland Department of the Environment to collect drinking water samples.

Matt draws on nearly 20 years’ experience in engineering, inspection, and construction, having been involved in the latter since his teenage years. This, coupled with his education and experience as a professional engineer and home inspector has produced an advanced analytical, diagnostic, and problem solving skill set as well as an expertise in environmental issues.  Matt Scharf has been with the Claxton Walker & Associates since 2015, having apprenticed under owner William Walker.


  • Licensed Home Inspector - State of Maryland #32671
  • Licensed Home Inspector - Commonwealth of Virginia #3380000934
  • Licensed Professional Engineer - State of Maryland #46245
  • Certified Drinking Water Sampler - State of Maryland #1907-07-910
  • ASHI Member #260638


  • 2015 - Present: Home Inspector with Claxton Walker & Associates
  • 2004 - 2017: Environmental Engineer with AECOM Technical Services
  • 1996 - 2004: Carpenter with various residential and commercial construction firms


  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.  Bachelors of Science Degree, Environmental Engineering. August 2000 - May 2004.
  • The ASHI School, Leesburg, VA.  120 Hour Classroom and Hands On Home Inspector Training Course. April 2016.


Founder, Claxton Walker and namesake of , along with a small group of entrepreneurs, were the original developers of this industry, which we now call Home Inspections. is the oldest continually owned and operated Home Inspection Company in the Mid-Atlantic area.

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