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Helping You Take the 1st Step to Home Ownership with Confidence

1st Step Home Inspection

1st Step Home Inspection, LLC is a Maryland licensed and insured inspection company that was founded in 2015 by Patrick Leroux. The company provides a full spectrum of critical home inspection services throughout the greater Maryland area.  1st Step Home Inspection has earned over 20 accreditations.  Our staff completes additional technical and regulatory continuing education courses annually.

Patrick Leroux

Owner / CEO
Patrick Leroux was raised working with his hands – from cars to houses. You name it, he took it apart to see what made it tick.

He started off his career with classes in vo-tech school for heating and air-conditioning, refrigeration, and electricity. These skills helped him acquire his first job with Suburban Services Heating and Air as their outside condensing unit technician. After working in the heating and air industry for several years, he moved on to doing electrical work. After several years working in the electrical field, Patrick then started a path driving trucks up and down the highways pulling oversized loads.

While working as a professional driver, Patrick also took time to acquire his plumber’s license to round out his portfolio. After 22 years, Patrick retired from professional driving full time and he relocated to Frederick, MD. He began the certification process at Frederick Community College to become a licensed home inspector so that he could help others with his knowledge to buy and sell their homes. That’s the start of 1st Step Home Inspection, LLC. He began the business on October 15, 2015, and it has been growing strong ever since. Patrick loves being able to help others with his knowledge. He is an accredited certified master inspector through the International Home Inspection Organization and holds a seat on the Maryland Board of Inspectors.


Monica Wack

Marketing Director/Chief Evangelist

Monica is truly passionate about her desire to help small businesses succeed. In her role as chief evangelist for 1st Step Home Inspection, she creates marketing strategies to appeal to our ideal customers. Monica is a strong believer in supporting her community. She is the working sponsor/board member of Uniting 2 Save Animals, a 501(c)3 charity devoted to providing low-cost and free spay/neuters to local dog owners and rescues. She is also the marketing sponsor of the Coffee & Cocktail Connections networking group, one of Frederick, MD’s largest free networking groups. Monica is a devoted dog mom and in her “spare” time can be found at home with one of her four dogs.