Rusty Layton

Rusty Layton

Russell Layton Associates, Inc. is a home inspection company in Alexandria, VA incorporated in 1995. Rusty Layton is the owner and has been a home inspector since 1981. He has performed over 25,000 home inspections in the Washington DC metro area. Rusty is a 30 year Member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), the oldest and most respected professional society of home inspectors, a member of the International Association of Licensed Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), the largest home inspection association in the world and a Licensed Home Inspector and New Residential Structure (NRS) Inspector by the Commonwealth of Virginia.


ASHI Licensed


The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), founded in 1976, is North America’s oldest and most respected professional society of home inspectors. ASHI’s goals have always been to build customer awareness of the importance of a quality home inspection and enhance the professionalism of home inspectors. ASHI Licensed Home Inspector Member #392.

InterNACHI Licensed


InterNACHI, the International Association of Licensed Home Inspectors, is the world’s largest organization of residential and commercial property inspectors. InterNACHI members follow a comprehensive Standards of Practice and are bound by a strict Code of Ethics. Member #NACHI14022610

Virginia Licensed

Virginia DPOR

DPOR issues professional credentials, licenses, certificates or registrations to ensure the minimum competency necessary to practice without harming the public. Practicing a profession without a required state license is a misdemeanor criminal violation. Commonwealth of Virginia Licensed Home and New Residential Structure (NRS) Inspector #3380000573

30 Year ASHI Member

ASHI 30 Year Member

As a profession, home inspectors have an ethical obligation to the public. This obligation includes integrity, competency, honesty, confidentiality, objectivity and an interest in public safety. Fulfilling this obligation will promote and preserve public confidence in the profession.



Check Rusty Layton's Google calendar for availability to suit your inspection time preference. We schedule home inspections 7 days a week for the morning, midday or afternoon periods.


Call or Text Rusty at 703-568-6600 with the property information and time requested or Link to Calendar and Scheduling Form.


Rusty will respond with confirmation of scheduling and fee quote. That's it. You are on the calendar!

Truly an Expert

truly an expert
Walk to School Ashburn,VA

Rusty is truly an expert in his field. I had previously never participated in a home inspection. He personally took me along during his inspection of my home, providing a detailed introduction of the process and pointing out potential future problems and remedies to address any findings. The experience felt as if I was touring my home with my father and he wanted to personally ensure I was well taken care of.

explained everything
Original 1959 Master Bathroom, Washington, DC

Rusty was fantastic for inspection on a Condo. He was able to quickly fit me in as I had a limited window to get the inspection done. Rusty was very informative during the inspection and explained everything he was checking, why, and how it works. He provided helpful tips along the way about maintenance, potential problems that may arise, and how to address. Not being familiar with HVAC and plumbing components, the information was invaluable and could pay dividends later on. The final report was very detailed and captured everything we went through. If I need this type of service again, without a doubt I would look to Rusty!

Key Bridge, Washington, DC

Working with Rusty was a great experience. He is clearly very experienced and will teach you all about your new home. As a first-time-buyer, it was very helpful to learn about items in my new home that I'll need to pay extra attention to over time. His attention to detail is impeccable, like reading data plates on appliances/machinery to make sure the right amperage is being served. I highly recommend Rusty Layton for home inspections in the Fairlington community of Arlington. His knowledge of Fairlington is encyclopedic! After finishing with Rusty, I was confident that we found all the pertinent issues in the house, and I know I walked away with more knowledge of what it takes to be a homeowner. Thanks, Rusty!