Meet Our Founder

Dan Gartrell, ACI
President/Chief Inspector, Homestar Inspection Services, Inc.

Dan Gartrell

For over 18 years, Dan Gartrell has provided professional Home Inspection and Appraisal services throughout the D.C. Metro area.

  • To date, Dan has personally performed over 6,000 Full Service Home Inspections for Buyers and Sellers, and has either personally performed or directly supervised over an additional 9,000 property Inspections for Appraisal purposes related to federally-funded mortgage transactions, probate processing, settlement platforms, and personal interest cases.

Dan is a 3rd generation Northern Virginia native who brings extensive knowledge concerning local building practices and materials to the table. His method of analysis and conveyance of critical information has earned him a reputation that fuels an ever-expanding “referral only” based business rarely found in the industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree (GMU 1999), and is a former decorated United States Marine (1987-1991).


Significant Credits:

Sarah E Gartrell  (Vice President, Office Manager, Facilitator, Scheduling)

William M. Gartrell, Sr

William M. Gartrell, Jr

Pete Hamner (Direct Mentor, 1998-Present)

Lawrence Acchione (Bookkeeping, Accounting)

Dr. John Saunders (Continuing Education)

Joseph Cerroni; Robert Cunningham Jr. (Legal)


Professional Affiliations:

American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)

Northern Virginia Chapter ASHI (NOVAASHI)

Virginia Association of Real Estate Inspectors (VAREI)

Northern Virginia Association of Realtors (NVAR)

Metropolitan Residential Information Systems (MRIS)

Brightseat/Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

McKissock Training Institute

DPOR (Virginia)

DLLR (Maryland)


HomeGauge/Alamode Software Systems




























Homestar Inspection Services, Inc. is Proud to be a Member of these Essential Organizations


Professional Certifications

  • Licensed Home Inspector #3380000696 (Virginia)
  • Certified Residential Appraiser #4001 007775 (Virginia)
  • Certified Residential Appraiser #31959 (Maryland)
  • Certified Residential Appraiser #CR11600 (Washington, DC)




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