About Your Home Inspector

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About Nathan Thompson

Founder & Lead Inspector

Nate Thompson worked in the construction industry for over 10 years before starting A Closer Look Home Inspection.  He started out working for an electrical contractor in Zeeland, MI where he earned his Journeyman Electrician License.  He also began remodeling houses with his father during this time.  Nate and his wife Lisa, moved to the Grand Rapids area in 2007 to start their family.  Nate enjoys spending time with his two young boys, playing/watching sports, and the outdoors.  He has been inspecting residential properties throughout West Michigan since 2010. 


Nate is a born challenger who is hard working, self-motivated and a reliable individual.  He is well mannered and a flexible individual who enjoys the day-to-day contact of the working environment and its challenges.  He is well presented, punctual, efficient and with an eye for detail takes his work seriously.  He is dedicated to maintaining high quality standards. His great communication skills give him an advantage in helping explain the home inspection process to realtors and new home buyers.

About Jeff Mead


Jeff Mead is a native of St. Johns, Michigan, has lived in Traverse City, MI and currently resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he has lived for over twenty years. He has a background in construction where he was a foreman at Vos Glass for 11 years.  He has been performing home inspections since August 2014. Jeff is a Certified Inspection Expert and he continues to stay up to date by attending seminars and conferences relating to residential standards and construction. Jeff is a great communicator, which serves him well discussing his home knowledge with home buyers on a daily basis.

When not inspecting homes, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife, Danielle and their two daughters.  He enjoys spending time outside biking, golfing and watching his favorite sports teams.  “I strive to provide excellent customer service. I want the inspection process to be informative and educational yet fun.”

About Kevin McGrail


Kevin McGrail started working in the construction industry over 18 years ago.  He worked in the concrete construction industry for 3 years before he started his own building and remodeling business.  That is when he obtained his builders license, which he still has today.  He began framing houses in 2008 until deciding to get out of the construction industry all together and into sales in 2015.  Kevin grew up in Rockford, MI and currently lives in Belmont with his wife and son.  He enjoys playing golf and fishing in his free time.  Kevin’s history of construction makes him a great inspector as he has a lot of information that is valuable to his inspection clients.

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