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, 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, WCR, 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.
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.
Carson Hopfe, Professional Home Inspector
Carson grew up in the Houston area learning about his family’s business of real estate and construction. His Grandpa was a home inspector and one day someone mentioned how he would make a great home inspector and that was all it took. He knew after a visit to Austin, that not only did he want to be a home inspector, but he wanted to live in Austin. He loves being a part of a big decision such as finding the right house. When Carson isn’t inspecting a home for clients, he is hanging out with his two dogs Daisy (English bulldog) and Bently (Bassethound), fishing, playing basketball and other games such as pool, darts, bowling and chess.
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.
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.
Anthony Potts, Professional Home Inspector
Anthony “Tony”, came to be a home inspector after over 20 years in the handyman business. Prior to that he was a LP gas technician where he managed industrial pressure washing and pumper trucks, operations in the refinery, chemical plants, as well as, a copper and gold mine. He is married to a lovely local realtor fluent in Chinese. Tony enjoys restoring vintage vehicles, woodworking and entertaining their beautiful daughter.
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.
He is a member of ABoR, HLAoR and InterNACHI.
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.
Fabian Suarez, Marketing Team
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 in 2015 and is currently attending Texas Tech University, where he plans to major in marketing and minor in business. In his free time, Fabian enjoys playing golf and spending time outdoors with his two dogs, Boomer and Ash.
Laina Moomaw, Office Manager
Laina grew up in South Texas and attended college at what was formerly known as 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 employment in human resources with a Fortune 500 company, working her way up to become the HR Generalist of an oil and gas company that afforded her the ability to travel across the USA and Canada representing and recruiting for them. While she loved the opportunities 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 and with her family, Laina jumped at the chance. Now she is able to enjoy time with her daughters every day, working with their passion: horses. She is active with her daughters in 4H and local horse shows. She is thrilled with the opportunities that owning her own business has provided for her daughters, such as learning about marketing, presenting to professionals, and operating a company. Professionally, Laina is an active member with the Women’s Council of Realtors where she has held various positions in her Chapter.
Ida Ribera, Office Team
Ida was raised in Central Texas as part of a well-known family in the Marble Falls area. She moved out of the area for 15 years, but came back to be closer to her extended family. She and her two boys are very active in sports throughout the community. Ida loves to play softball, golf, volleyball and, of course, spending time on the lake. You can find Ida on the ball field almost every weekend somewhere in Texas. Because of her extensive family in Central Texas, she has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to referrals.
Teagan Hall, Office Team
Teagan is a recent graduate of Marble Falls High School, where she was heavily involved in sports and the National Honor Society. Her future plans include continuing active involvement in her community and attending college with a major in social work and psychology. Teagan loves helping people, especially children. Her favorite pastimes are spending time with family and friends, playing sports, the outdoors, and the lake. Her soft voice and mild manor calms the office on crazy days.
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!