About Us

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Matthew 5:16

From Airplanes to Homes

clay hughes, certified home inspector in hillsboro

Clay Hughes

Certified Professional Inspector / Certified Commercial Property Inspector
Texas License #: 25093
InterNACHI ID #: NACHI21090325
InterNACHI Certified Septic Inspector
InterNACHI Infrared Certified

Clay started Lighted Way Home Inspections after 15 years in the Aerospace Industry. During his work as a Certified FAA Repairman & Quality Control Inspector, he developed a vast knowledge of structural systems and how interdependent systems effect components as a whole.

The same attention to detail, knowledge, and experience he used to inspect repaired aircraft parts for airworthiness, he now brings to your home inspection!

When he is not providing exceptional, honest, and thorough home inspection services, Clay enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, and a strong cup of coffee.


lauren hughes of Lighted Way Home Inspections LLC

Lauren Hughes

Clay’s wife Lauren works behind the scenes from the home office coordinating the day-to-day business needs. Lauren has been a Registered Nurse for 10 years and brings her passion for service and love for people to the family business.

When she isn’t connecting with customers, Lauren can be found homeschooling the kids, baking, or out in the garden.

Lauren & Clay have been married for over 10 years, have 3 kids, and a barnyard full of animals. In addition to operating their family business, they enjoy beekeeping, homesteading on their farm just outside of Hillsboro, TX, and attending Traditional Latin Mass at Mater Dei Catholic Parish.

  • Certified & Professional

    InterNACHI Certified Professional Home and Septic Inspector.
    Licensed Professional Inspector with the State of Texas

  • We have the tools

    We use the most up to date, cutting edge, and technically advanced tools.

  • Competitive Pricing

    You will get a high-quality inspection for the money you spend.


    In a fast-paced market, we know time is of the essence. Your inspection report will be delivered within 24 hours of the inspection.

  • Follow-up Support

    We make ourselves available 24/7 for any questions you might have.