Meet the Team
Founded in 2007, TLC Home Inspections, PLLC is a family-owned firm committed to serving Texas Hill Country, including Austin, Marble Falls, San Antonio, Georgetown, and Round Rock with professional home inspection services.
Owners Nick and Laina Moomaw, and the entire team at TLC, enjoy giving back to their community. Every October, the inspectors wear pink and the company donates a portion of its proceeds to a breast cancer charity. They participate in other charitable activities throughout the year.
TLC also is part of My Inspector Donates, an initiative involving a group of inspectors joining forces to collectively donate $1 million to nonprofits.
The youngest Moomaw family members, Emily, Reese, and Addie, are never far away and often lend their creative expertise after school by helping out with marketing efforts, such as delivering Popsicles to local Realtors.
Our Helpful Staff
Nick Moomaw, Owner
Nick was born and raised in Houston. He graduated with a bachelor of science in management from Southwest Texas State University before the school changed its name to Texas State. Nick spent most of his childhood and early adult life racing motorcycles and working in a motorcycle dealership. He was general manager of one of the largest single-line Honda dealerships in the United States. Nick is also a licensed insurance agent and ran his agency out of the dealership. After 14 years with Honda, he made a life change and moved to Hill Country to help develop and grow the family business, TLC Home Inspections.
Nick is married to Laina, and they have three daughters who keep them running. Nick enjoys time with his family, working on their property, mountain biking, riding motorcycles, and just about anything involving a motor and wheels.
His memberships include InterNACHI, ABoR, HLAoR, SABoR, FHAAR, and NRA.
Nathan West, Professional Home Inspector
Nathan is a lifetime home enthusiast who spent the last 15 years flipping and rehabbing homes and condos from Pennsylvania to Texas. During that time he also worked as a television news video journalist for all the major networks and sports outlets, earning numerous Associated Press, National Press Photographer’s Association, and Emmy awards for his work. Making the switch from TV to home inspections was easy, since both require a high attention to detail and strong observation skills.
When he isn’t inspecting, Nathan spends time building Lego® projects with his son and chasing his two daughters around. His wife, who also works in news as well as teaching journalism at The University of Texas, has been instrumental in helping him attain his true dream job.
His memberships include InterNachi, ABoR, and HLAoR.
Pat Gilson, Professional Home Inspector
Pat was raised in Pittsburgh, PA. He has degrees in Construction Management and Nuclear Quality Assurance. Pat spent most of his childhood and college life playing football and baseball.
He began his career in the Pittsburgh area working at nuclear and coal fired power plants. He relocated to central Florida (Cape Canaveral, Orlando) and worked with Walt Disney Imagineering and Universal Studios building new theme park attractions, as well as working with the FDOT building roads and bridges. After 25 years working and raising his family in Florida, he moved to the Round Rock area and became involved with the Professional Home Inspection business.
Pat is married to Susie and they have 4 daughters and 2 grandchildren. Pat enjoys time with his family, all types of sports (Pittsburgh Steelers fan), his dog Chief, shooting, and traveling.
His memberships include InterNACHI, ABoR, HLAoR, CMAA, CCM and NRA.
Travis Wright, Professional Home Inspector
Travis is a successful and thorough home inspector that comes to our team from Houston, where he’s lived for more than 20 years. As a home inspector, he fulfills his desire to help people find the right home, whether they are buying it as a rental property or to live in themselves.
Travis also has an automotive and mechanical background. When he isn’t inspecting homes, Travis loves to play football, golf, and his guitar. He also enjoys offshore fishing, camping, and hiking the fantastic trails that the Hill Country has to offer with his dog Buddy. He is a member of the Austin Board of Realtors, InterNachi, and the NRA.
His memberships include InterNachi, ABoR, HLAoR, FHAAR, and NRA.
Gabriel Barnes, Professional Home Inspector
Gabriel was born in North Eastern Oklahoma but moved to Austin as soon as possible. Before joining the home inspection business, he was contracted by Under Armour and a transportation company which allowed him to travel from Texas to Pennsylvania. Gabriel has a knack for making connections and friends everywhere he goes. He loves to learn and regularly attends the local Texas Professional Real Estate Inspector (TPREIA) meetings. When he is not helping his client’s with their home inspection you can find him enjoying some of Austin’s best live music shows or bowling. Gabriel feels like every home has a story, trust him to tell it.
His memberships include InterNachi, ABoR, and HLAoR.
Robert Janzen, Professional Home Inspector
Coming from a military family, Robert is thorough and respectful. He has had the typical military family life, even living in Turkey. Upon returning to the USA he began working at Schlitterbahn and enjoying his time in Central Texas. Robert has a construction background, working as a carpenter and eventually branching out into electrical and welding. It was all of these things combined that led him to the real estate industry. His love for the process of all things construction directed him into becoming a Professional Home Inspector.
When Robert isn’t helping his clients with informative reports, he enjoys cooking, fishing, bowling, and barbeque.
His memberships include InterNachi, ABoR, HLAoR, and SABoR.
Fabian Suarez, Professional Home Inspector
Fabian was born and raised in Marble Falls where he spent his childhood and early adulthood heavily involved in baseball and football. Fabian graduated from Marble Falls High School and attended Texas Tech University CTC where he studied marketing and business management. Fabian fell in love with the home inspection process while working for TLC Home Inspections in marketing and business relations. Fabian spent the majority of his teens helping his grandfather with carpentry and foundation work in the family business. His favorite construction job was the one helping build his parent’s home. In his free time, Fabian enjoys playing golf and spending time outdoors with his wife and two dogs, Boomer and Ash.
Kevin Tran, Professional Home Inspector
Kevin moved to the Texas hill country in 2009 and fell in love with the scenery and community. He has two active boys, one in college and one in high school. Kevin enjoys learning about the details of a house. He has a passion for carpentry, remodeling and even yard work! He loves everything about taking care of a house except decorating, that is where his beautiful wife takes over. When Kevin isn’t inspecting homes he likes to fish and play pool.
Laina Moomaw, Office Manager
Laina grew up in South Texas and attended college at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos where she met her husband Nick. Eventually, she and Nick moved to Houston where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Houston. She began her professional career in human resources with a Fortune 500 company working her way up to become the HR Generalist of an oil and gas company. Laina was able to travel across the USA and Canada to represent and recruit for this company. While she loved the opportunity to travel, her greatest joy was (and is) being the mother of 3 daughters.
When the opportunity arose to move out of Houston and back to the Hill Country, Laina jumped at the chance. Now she is able to spend time with her daughters doing their passion, horse shows, soccer, and basketball. Many times her daughters are in the office learning about marketing, presenting to professionals, and operating a company.
Michael Turner, Team Member
Born in San Diego, Michael moved to Austin and attended Texas State University (formerly known as Southwest Texas State University).
He married his lovely and talented wife, and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Michael served on the USS Kitty Hawk (CVS-63) & USS Chicago (CG-11). Twice named the Pacific Fleet Pistol Champion, he also earned the Navy’s Distinguished Pistol Shot badge.
Michael’s interests include competitive rifle and pistol shooting, Cowboy Action Shooting (alias Texas Jake), horseback riding, boating, skiing, sailing, scuba diving, and traveling.
Karen Guillot, Brand Manager
Karen grew up in Eagle Pass, Texas, near the Texas-Mexico border. In the fall of 1988, she moved to Stephenville to attend Tarleton State University. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Services and Development, she made her way to the Austin area and eventually moved to Burnet in 1997.
She worked for 15 years in the construction industry before transitioning into real estate in 2010 when she started working with the Paragon Property Group. She then took advantage of an opportunity to serve as Director of Agent Services in Marble Falls and Horseshoe Bay for another real estate firm.
After a couple of years, she came full circle and made it back to Paragon Property Group. In January 2016, Karen joined the TLC Home Inspections’ team as the Brand Manager.
Anne Heide, Marketing Team
Ann is a Midwestern transplant to Texas originally from Indiana. She has called Texas her home for over 25 years with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and one very spoiled dog! Her extensive industry experience includes over 10 years of working in sales and marketing for several nationally recognized corporations, home builders, and a large real estate brokerage. In her spare time, she enjoys design, decorating, baking and visiting various wineries with friends and family.
Teagan Suarez, Office Team
Teagan was born and raised in Marble Falls and joined our office team in January 2015 a few short months after graduating high school. Teagan is very active in the community and loves serving people, especially children. She is heavily involved in her church and loves working in Child & Young Adult Ministries. She also enjoys researching and cooking different types of cuisine for family and friends. Teagan recently married her high-school sweetheart, Fabian in December 2018. Together they enjoy spending time hiking and basking in all things nature with their two dogs.
Brandy Estes, Office Team
Brandy graduated from Grapevine High School, attended Tarrant County College, and graduated with Honors from the Career Centers of Texas becoming a Dental Assistant. Moving to Odessa, she worked as an Administrative Assistant until her family encouraged her to move closer to home. Brandy discovered that she really loves working in an office environment with a good team atmosphere. She worked as Chief Clerk for a Justice of the Peace, and has now joined the TLC Home Inspections’ team. Brandy loves being on the ranch with her family, shooting, or driving the Polaris. She loves to spoil her four-legged baby, her poodle Gypsy.
Trust the experts at TLC Home Inspections to help make sure your potential dream home is what you think it is. Schedule an inspection in the Austin area by calling (512) 900-2191 today. In addition to standard home inspections, we also offer specialty inspections and have set up an online resource area with helpful information for homeowners. We serve Georgetown, Round Rock, and other areas of Texas Hill Country, and we can’t wait to hear from you!