About Us

Baby Proofing Montgomery was founded in 2008 by Bill Brooner and his son, Bobby.

Bill was a successful management consultant in international development for 30 years. He then went on to be a home inspector and locally became known as Inspector Bill. Working as an inspector made him cognizant of safety issues in homes. This, along with the gift of grandchildren, motivated his passion to help others make their homes safer for their children.

Bobby received his B.S. in Business Administration from Duquesne University and followed his creative passions toward a career as a builder. He spent years as a carpenter and professional handyman. He has been involved in a wide variety of home maintenance and repair projects, as well as new construction. Bobby is a proud dad of two girls, Gloria and Laura.

In 2012 Michelle Kauffman joined the team and partnered with Bill and Bobby handling business development and marketing. She received a B.S. in General Business Management and Marketing from the University of Maryland and an M.S. in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Maryland University College. She is a mom of two boys, Nate and Neal.

Both Bill and Bobby were trained as Professional Childproofing Consultants by a veteran professional childproofer. Baby Proofing Montgomery is a member of the International Association for Child Safety (IAFCS), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting safety awareness and injury prevention for children. The IAFCS also works with a variety of child safety product manufacturers to produce more effective, quality products for consumers.

Bill was awarded the Advanced Certified Professional Childproofer designation and is currently the ONLY certified childproofer in the Washington, DC region.



Why Baby Proofing Montgomery?

Every house is unique and has different dangers that are often overlooked by the untrained eye. We are trained to methodically inspect homes looking for the common and not-so-common dangers.

We take the guesswork out of choosing safety products (e.g., gates, latches, locks, furniture straps and other devices) and provide expert installation. We know which products work, which do not, and why. We present you with options and recommendations that are most appropriate for your specific home and living situation to provide the safest environment for your infants and toddlers.

Parents are often overwhelmed and confused by the variety of safety products available in stores and online. While stores offer many products, the choices are usually limited to a few manufacturers and often include products that professional childproofers do not recommend due to poor quality or ineffective operation. This can lead to disuse, misuse, or injury.

There are a variety of reasons why parents and caregivers contact us—An exceptionally wide staircase, angled walls, metal or curved banisters, a multitude of cabinetry, drawer and door styles, etc. Many are also concerned about overlooked hazards in their home.