Why Choose AlamoThistle?

When it comes to buying a home or commercial property, wise buyers choose to have a home inspection prior to signing legal documents. And when choosing a service provider, equally smart buyers choose AlamoThistle Inspections. With a track record of excellence in all we do, we’re here to serve you. Your property is our priority. Request a quote now for fast service. We serve Houston, San Antonio, and the surrounding areas.

Money Back Guarantee

Money Back Guarantee

Reports Within 24 Hours

Reports Within 24 Hours

Detailed, Easy-to-Read Reports

Detailed, Easy-to-Read Reports

Thermal Imaging

Complimentary Thermal Imaging

Full Range of Services

Full Range of Services

Our Background

With decades of engineering and design experience in the oil and gas industry, AlamoThistle set out to provide an engineered approach to residential and commercial inspections. This led owners Jarrett Cavender (Professional Engineer) and Richard Lumsden to develop a level of service that uses work process, latest technology, knowledge, and professionalism that will help lead the industry.


With the systems and tools in place to best serve our clients, we encourage our inspectors to continually strive for educational advancement, and inspection credentials.


  • Texas Board of Professional Engineers
  • Texas Real Estate Commission – Professional Real Estate Inspectors
  • Texas Department of Agriculture – Structural Pest Control Technicians
  • TDLR Mold Assessment Consultants
  • NAWT Certified – Septic System Inspections
  • NSPF – Certified Pool Operator and Inspectors (CPO/CPI)

Industry Leaders

  • Tech-savvy
  • Educationally oriented, which we pass on to our customers
  • Detailed, easy-to-read online reports
  • Innovative
  • Industry-leading quality
  • In-house employees

At AlamoThistle, you’ll find an inspection business that is professional, accurate, and unbiased. We tell the truth about what we find and never escalate costs or recommend inspections you don’t need.

Services We Offer

We offer inspections of all types. Our bread and butter are home, pre-listing, new construction & warranty, and commercial inspections. We also offer a menu of specialty services that can be added on to a full inspection at a reduced rate or purchased separately:

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What’s in a Name?

Why AlamoThistle? Jarrett is a native Texan, and the Alamo is an unmistakable symbol representing the strong and resilient roots in Texas’ history. Richard was born and raised in Scotland, and the thistle is his nation’s flower – representing durability and determination.

The pair have setout to offer a strong inspection service, based on a durable inspection philosophy which our clients can reply upon and with inspectors they can trust. We hope you’ll “Remember AlamoThistle” when you’re in need of an inspection!

Feel free to schedule now for fast service. AlamoThistle Inspections serves Houston, San Antonio, Sugar Land, New Braunfels, Katy, Richmond, and the surrounding areas.