Home Inspector Training Academy (703.468.1400) provides Home Inspector training classes in Arlington, Virginia.

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History of HITA

Hollis Brown Home Inspector TrainingThe Home Inspector Training Academy (HITA) had its genesis as an in-house training program for a Bethesda, Maryland based inspection company. HomeTech Systems, Inc. was one of the two original Washington, DC area Home Inspection companies co-founded by Walt Stoepplewerth and Henry Reynolds in the 1970s. T. Wade Elrod, a retired U.S. Army Colonel and HomeTech inspector, wrote the original curriculum and soon realized the need for training at the national level.
HITA first opened its doors to the public on November 30, 1992. Wade and Chip Castell, an accomplished inspector in his own right, took the show on the road, and through the '90s, trained thousands of inspectors nationwide. Hollis Brown joined the faculty in 1999 and moved into the head instructor's position upon Wade's untimely passing in the Spring of 2001.
HITA opened its Bethesda training facility in the winter of 2003. The Arlington, Virginia campus opened in the spring of 2006. Graduates of the Home Inspector Training Academy can be found in board rooms and at home inspections throughout North America. 

Instructor Bios

Hollis Brown is a 35-year veteran of the Washington, DC metropolitan area home building industry, with experience in construction management and design/build remodeling. His construction background extends back to the late 1960s. He attended Indiana State University in the early 1970s before opening his construction business. Hollis has fifteen years of experience as a carpentry subcontractor followed by another ten years in general contracting. He has performed over 5,000 home inspections since 1997 and currently owns two companies.

ThoroSpec, LLC is a home inspecton company servicing the greater Washington, DC metro area including the Northern Virginia and Maryland suburbs.

Home Inspector Training Academy provides entry-level training.  The HITA core curriculum is approved by the state of Maryland to meet the pre-licensing certification requirements. 

Hollis is a long-time member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and recently earned the CRI designation from the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI). He proudly upholds the Standards of Practice and Codes of Ethics of both organizations. Hollis is a lively speaker and an innovative thinker on the cutting edge of the home inspection profession.