Our Story, Our Team

Residential Home Inspections

With more 5-Star Reviews across the web than any other home inspection company in our area, You can trust us to help you make an informed decision on purchasing, selling, or maintaining a home.

Commercial Building Evaluations

Our Commercial Building Evaluation can help you make an informed decision before signing on the dotted line. If you currently own a commercial property a Commercial Building Evaluation can help you keep it in tip top shape. 

Environmental Testing

Performed as a Stand Alone Service or added on to your Residential Home Inspection or Commercial Building Evaluation we can test your property for environmental concerns, such as Mold or Radon Gas!

The Trademark Story

Trademark Home Inspection was founded in February 2009. Starting out as a Single Man Operation (Matt Cottenham, General Manager). Matt realized there was a bigger need for the services we could provide to the community. We started with adding a Client Care Coordinator (Theresa Cottenham) to ensure the calls were being answered, and that began the growth of our Customer Service Mission.

Shortly after, we added a Customer Relation Specialist (Don Stout) to help us learn about what our clients needed and wanted. We were truly a small family business at that time with Matt’s wife (Tiffany Cottenham) jumping in to help as she could.

In May of 2017, the need for the services of Trademark Home Inspection continued to grow, and we decided to move to a Multi Inspector Firm to meet this demand. Adding additional Inspectors, Marketing Staff, and a full time Office Manager, we have a Team of dedicated professionals to meet your needs.

Starting out as a Small Family Company, we take pride that as we continue to grow to keep that Family Atmosphere and look at all our employees as well as our clients as part of the Trademark Family.

Since 2021 we have been known as Trademark Inspection Services, and it has served us well. As we have grown and expanded our services, it just no longer represents everything we do to serve our clients and have almost been forced (in a positive way) to rebrand and change our name. Trademark Home Inspection, LLC is now Trademark Inspection Services.

You can expect the same great service, with the same people, just under a new name. With us offering Home Inspections, Commercial Inspections, Mold Inspections, Radon Gas Testing, Sewer Camera Inspections, and more, it just makes since. We are proud to now be known as Trademark Inspection Services.

We hope you give us an opportunity to “Let our family protect your family!”

Our Mission

Trademark Inspection Services, LLC Delivering a Home Inspection Report to a ClientOur Mission is to provide our customers with the information they need to make a financially sound decision as well as ensure the safety and health of their family in their home. As the leading Home Inspection and Environmental Testing provider in Southeast Michigan, we work together as one company putting customers first with finding more efficient ways to meet our customer’s needs, as well as demonstrating ownership through initiative, accountability, respect, trust, transparency, and collaboration, to deliver superior customer service.

Our Vision

To become the most trusted Home Inspection Company in Southeast Michigan by providing world class customer service with continuous improvement driven by on-going training, integrity, and employee excellence.

Our Core Values

  • Put People Before Profit
  • Protecting clients and their families
  • Ownership of company taken by employees
  • Continuing Education for all staff
  • Provide the Best Value for the Cost
  • Offer a Broad Range of  Services to Better Serve Clients
  • Improve and Maintain Workplace Safety
  • Attract and Retain High Quality Employees
  • Build High Performing Teams
  • Maintain Alignment Across the Organization

Meet The TEAM!

Matt Cottenham
Matt Cottenham
General Manager
Jim Guntzviller
Jim Guntzviller
Inspector Manager
Kim Silvernail
Kim Silvernail
Office Manager
Kristie Updyke
Kristie Updyke
Business Development Coordinator
Trisha Floyd
Trisha Floyd
Content Coordinator
Theresa Cottenham
Theresa Cottenham
Client Care Coordinator
Don Stout
Don Stout
Client Relations Specialist
Curtis Markham
Curtis Markham
Certified Master Inspector (CMI)
Mitch Rowe
Mitch Rowe
Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)
Noah Scott
Noah Scott
Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)
Justin Frey
Justin Frey
Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)
Luna Cottenham
Luna Cottenham
Office Security

Qualified and Certified!

All inspectors at Trademark Inspection Services hold certifications from the most recognized organizations in the field and are dedicated to ongoing education, ensuring that every inspection is completed to the highest standard. 

Trademark Inspection Services, is InterNACHI Sewer Scope Certified
Trademark Inspection Services Offers Certified Master Inspectors
Trademark Inspection Services is Certified by The Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association (CCPIA)
Trademark Inspection Services, offers Certified Professional Inspectors
Trademark Inspection Services, is Certified Residential Thermography
Trademark Inspection Services, is Certified Through the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants
NAMP - Certified Mold Inspector

Over 1,500 5-Star Reviews!

Our Service Area

We proudly serve the following Michigan Counties, Cities and Surrounding Areas:

Frequently Asked Property Inspection Questions

Yes, Trademark Inspection Services provides inspections 7 days a week to better serve you

That depends on the size of the home, the age of the home, and how many things are being found a good rule of thumb is to allow at least three hours.

Yes, we encourage everyone involved to be present during a home inspection, or mold inspection. Not only will we be investigating the current condition of the home but will also be giving many tips on how to maintain the home.

We tend to book out between 5 and 10 days however we know time is a factor and the inspection needs to be done sooner than that. In those cases we do everything possible to fit your inspection in, as long as it doesn’t make it so the inspector will have to rush anyone’s inspection.

In general a home inspection is not a pass or fail test. The home inspection will detail any major or minor issues with the home, highlight the positives, and teach you to maintain the home in the future. From there you can discuss with your Realtor if the “Dollars Make Cents” to move forward with the home or what other options you may have for the next steps.

Though our inspectors don’t have a crystal ball to determine exactly when the roof will need replacing. Your inspector can usually give you a good idea if the roof is close to end of life.

What a Great Question! In general a home inspection does not determine the value of the home. We recommend reading our blog What is The Difference Between a Home Inspection and an Appraisal.

Thank You Heroes

Trademark home inspection, offers a hero discount for police, fire, first-responders, military, and educators

Trademark Inspection Services proudly supports our heroes by offering our $25 Hero Discount. From police, fire, and military to educators, and rescue workers, we thank you for all that you do.