About Us

About Us


Excel is a family owned and operated business with three generations in the Real Estate industry. Exceeding expectations for over 29 years, our name is our reputation. We take pride in our professional code of ethics, first & foremost.

Our inspectors are licensed by T.R.E.C., members of T.A.R.E.I., T.P.R.E.I.A., NACHI and have extensive construction experience. We continually update our training and education to be at the top of our profession. 

Choosing the right home inspector can be difficult. Unlike most professionals, you probably will not get to meet us until we are hired. Furthermore, different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods, and, yes, different pricing! A thorough inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector’s experience knowledge and insight. Our home inspections also require ethics, professionalism and teamwork. If you honor us by permitting us to inspect your new home, we guarantee that you will be given our very best effort.

Rick Runnels, C.P.I.

Rick, Lic. #873, has performed over 29,000 single & multi-family inspections, including apartments & commercial buildings. He is a designated “Professional” Inspector, the toughest of all 3 designations earned through the Texas Real Estate Commission.  He is also a CPI, or Certified Professional Inspector. Rick has been performing home inspections for over 32 years.

Brandon Runnels

Brandon, Lic. #9809 joined the company fulltime in 2007, although he worked many summers in the family business while growing up. He was a graduate of Wimberley High School and attended Texas State before joining the EXCEL Team. Brandon and his wife Jessica live in the Cedar Park area. Brandon and Jess just welcomed a baby girl into the family, Parker Leigh Runnels, born on May 10th 2014.

Ann Runnels

Ann is the office administrator and handles the inspection scheduling. She is also available to answer questions about the inspection process, scheduling and price.

We will have baby Parker as our new part-time office mascot so we appreciate your patience as she develops her office skills!

After 32 years of working with this industry, insight and knowledge make your transition go smoothly in capable hands.

Let our family help bring yours home.

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